Friday, June 8, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday with The Daily Marker!













Hello there and happy Power Poppy Friday to you!  Today is pretty special because several of the Power Poppy designers are hopping with The Daily Marker for the latest 30 Day Coloring Challenge!  Have you ever played along in this?  The incredibly talented and oh-so-engaging Kathy Racoosin hosts this wonderful challenge to encourage all of us to take time to color....even if it is for just a few minutes a day!  What a great idea!









So in the spirit of this challenge,  I have a few stepped out photos of part of the coloring for my card.  This is the first time I have attempted to step out coloring photos, and to be honest, I had already colored up my foliage before I remembered to take photos.....so all I have is the bloom that I colored.  I chose to use Power Poppy's new stamp set Abundant Petals and the companion dies for my images and the Dream Wedding stamp set for my sentiment.


I started by using R30 to lay some color down.  I did not completely color my bloom but I will later.....I like to leave some white space at first because I can always go back and add more!  :)







Next, I added R32 to the areas that would naturally be darker or shadowed...again leaving a little room to add more later.







































Then, I added R35 for even more depth...





































After the R35, I went back with my R32  and R30 to smooth some of the brush strokes out and extend the color closer to the petal edges.









































This next step with R37 and R39 are where I really amp up contrast which adds so much depth to the petals...it is now looking more dimensional...

***Pay no attention to the upside down marker in this photo or we could just call this my signature photo, right?  Sure, I meant to do that!  ;)






































The last step is to smooth things out a bit with my R35, R32, and R30 and add a touch of V12 for a little more interest and to pick up some of the color from my patterned paper for my card.

































And here is where this bloom is added to my die cut arrangement on my assembled card....




































Using the accompanying dies for the image stamp set was so handy and made this arrangement a snap to cut out.  I wanted to play along with Power Poppy's latest Power & Spark challenge hosted by the super talented and equally adorable Stacy Morgan so I made a round card.  You have all month to play along with this challenge so check it out and don't forget to link up your entry on the Power Poppy blog....because a $50 shopping spree in the Power Poppy store is up for grabs!  :)






My card base is a couple of scalloped round die cuts in dark and light gray card stocks layered with a couple of patterned papers stitched together.  I did add some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen to the leaves and petals.  Then I added some gold leafing around the image panel with a Krylon 18 KT gold leafing pen.  To give the gold leafing an aged look, I lightly sanded it.  I also added some sponging to the card with Papertrey Ink's Chamomile and Chai inks.  



































And if this wasn't enough excitement, Marcella has a little something else to offer up...a BIG sale on one of her beautiful bouquet images!  In stamp form it is known as Burst of Kindness and in a digital format it is known as Spring Meadow Bouquet.....either way it is a GREAT deal!  So great, maybe you should just get BOTH!  :)  You can read all about this lovely bouquet, the sale, and see the Bloom Whisperer, herself, color up this bouquet in this post!



Whew!  We made it!  That was quite a long post!  Several of my Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardener sisters have some incredible projects to share with you today as well, so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  I want to thank Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker for the opportunity to play along with her challenge today....what fun it has been!  I also want to thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and will come by again soon.  Until then, take care!


Julie Koerber
Cindy Lawrence
Tosha Leyendekker
Christine Okken
Barbara Walker
Nancy Sheads
Katie Sims <----- That's me! 
Elizabeth Zaffarano
Kathy Jones


~Katie

128 comments:

  1. Katie, I love your sweet shaped card! Such a pretty color palette you've chosen. And I think you did a fabulous job with the stepped out photography, as well.

    Happy Weekend!
    Hugs,
    Barb:)

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  2. Thanks Katie for showing us the steps. Your card is beautiful.

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  3. Wow, it is amazing to watch the bloom come to life with each layer of color. I'm coloring challenged and so appreciate these kinds of details and explanations since it helps my own process. I love how you tied in the details to the card - so beautiful!!!

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  4. Oooo I love your round shaped card! It is so unique and thank you for sharing how you color. Absolutely beautiful !

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  5. Adore your shaped card! I love the colors you used for the flower and the scalloped circle die is perfect for this feminine card!

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  6. Love this round card!! So pretty!!!

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  7. Lovely card with great colors and technique. Thanks!

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  8. WOW! what an impact this card has Beautiful

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  9. Thanks for showing us the colors used. So beautiful with the gray leaves and lovely designer paper.

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  10. stunning flower - colors just POP!!!

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  11. I love the color combinations that you have chosen. The blue/grey for the leaves is really beautiful.

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  12. I LOVE your card, it is beautiful. Thank you for the details on the coloring (and I wont pay attention to the marker - as long as you can read it who cares if it's upside down and probably wouldnt have noticed had you not pointed it out!)

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  13. Loooove your awesome round card! The coloring is really beautiful & I love the card design! Thanks for sharing the coloring process!

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  14. wow Katie, you have done an awesome job colouring this bloom and I love the layout of that with the foliage for a round card. (I love a shaped card or a larger card. I am not a fan of 4.25 x 5.5)
    Well done!

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  15. Enjoyed watching your flower develop and the finished round card is lovely

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  16. Wow that card is gorgeous, I was scrolling through your post and simply gasped when I saw the photo of the finished card! It's mad how many different shades are needed to achieve such gorgeous depth, isn't it? ;-) Well worth the effort though!

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  17. Beautiful! Thanx for the show and tell.

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  18. Beautiful card! Love the dimension on the flower with your pretty coloring!

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  19. Gorgeous - love your color choices and the round card!

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  20. Great coloring and fantastic card!

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  21. Love how you made this flower come to life. Pretty card. TFS

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  22. Wow! I really love your card...and your coloring is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring me!

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  23. Katie, Wow! I love this! The coloring on your flower is beautiful!

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  24. Great card Katie and love your colour combination. Thanks for showing!

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  25. This card is amazing! I love everything about it, and the colored flower is truly the standout!

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  26. so beautiful and so nice to see step by step the colouring. Thanks so much

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  27. Such a pretty card. I love how you colored it. Your illustrations are really great too.

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  28. WOW! Not only is your Coloring beautiful, I love the round card it became! "Shaped" cards are so fun & unexpected! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  29. Round! Great idea. I love your card and the instructions to get the perfect colored flower.

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  30. How perfect the greys and background are for this stunning flower. Nice, nice, nice.

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  31. What a cool card! I love how you colored the flower :)

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  32. That flower is absolutely lovely!

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  33. Gorgeous card! Lovely coloring. Love the addition of the patterned paper and the grey leaves are so striking.

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  34. Love the color choices-the grey toned leaves are so vintage!

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  35. This card is like a work of art. Such beautiful coloring.

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  36. Such a beautiful card.
    Thanks so much for sharing....

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  37. Beautiful card! Love the circle card. Going to give it a try.

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  38. Great card, and I just love how you colored the flower!

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  39. Watching this gorgeous bloom come to life as you add layers of shading is fascinating! Love the circle shape too.

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  40. love love the colors you used on your beautifully colored flower - and the finished card is fantastic!!

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  41. Katie, this is exquisite! I love when you do your small cards, so much detail packed into something small - love it. Beautiful colouring, thanks for the step by step on how you coloured the flower - very helpful as I always struggle with that. Great colour combination, as well as all your finishing details. Hope all is well, it's been a while since we chatted. Enjoy the weekend, take care, Hugs,

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  42. What a fun and fabulous card! Love how the colors pop!

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  43. Stunning work as always Katie - love your stepped out tutorial to show which makers you've used to create your beautiful bloom!!! :)

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  44. Just amazing! I love th colors and I love how you put it on the circle shape card! So detailed and awesome!

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  45. I must say Thank you for taking so much time in explaining your process of coloring your flower in multiple colors in order to complete and then add the rest of items to complete a gorgeous looking round card!!

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  46. That is such a nice coloured floral! And I like how you used two scalloped circles as your background!

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous! I really enjoyed seeing the step-by-step photos of your coloring! The finished project looks amazing!

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  48. Love your card and that you made it round.

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  49. Love seeing your coloring. It is so pretty!

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  50. thanks for the demonstration of the
    shading. The rose pops off the muted
    colors of the background. Great card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Thank you Katie, I really enjoyed your tutorial.

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  52. Hi Katie, thanks for the step by step colouring as I am new to copics, will try to do this medium too. Love how your card turned out. Love the stitching detail too.

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  53. Katie this is so beautiful!💜🤗

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  54. Thank you for taking the time to do the step-by-step! Let this be a lesson to me: you can still create a fairly light flower even when adding really dark shadows. This was very helpful; I think I need to not be so shade bound when I color, because I really like the added interest that the V marker brought in. Again, thanks for sharing with us!

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  55. Love the step by step directions. Your card is amazing! I love the shape, elements and coloring.

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  56. Your card is beautiful! Love seeing the steps of the coloring :)

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  57. Fantastic coloring, the round scallop shake card is just delightful!

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  58. Very pretty. I like the round shape and thanks for sharing how you colored the flower.

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  59. Love the coloring on your flower and the round shape is nice to go with your flower.

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  60. Love! Your card is grand! Thanks for sharing what Copics you used and why. This is a great hop, the strp-by-strps are starting to soak into my Copic challenged brain!

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  61. I enjoyed seeing your step by step tutorial Your card is just lovely!

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  62. Thank you for the step by step views on coloring the rose . Very helpful.
    The card is so elegant.

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  63. This card is so pretty! I love the colors scheme and the patterned paper.

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  64. Your card is adorable. I love that it's round and just the right amount of sponging. Your coloring and choice of colors is wonderful.

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  65. Oh I love it, I always appreciate step by step because I'm still learning and they help me a lot

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  66. So gorgeous! And thanks for the step by step photos!

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  67. I have a long way to go to color like you do! Amazing!

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  68. Love seeing how your beautiful rose came together. Beautiful!

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  69. Love the red poppy! We have beautiful orange California poppies here!

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  70. Beautiful! Love those colors ♥

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  71. Stunning!!! Love your color choices.

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  72. I really love the colors you chose. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing.

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  73. Wow! Awesome card! Gorgeous colouring!

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  74. I love this coloring of the rose! That color! I think I'll add those kind of markers to my wishlist. Instead of Promarkers I'd love to try these out! Awesome card!

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  75. Thank you for the awesome tutorial pictures. Such great coloring.
    Michele Lourenço

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  76. WOW Katie your card is gorgeous hon! I love shaped cards first off, and I love the circle shaped cards best! Your colors are beautiful together, love how you continued to build up your color. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Jo from the Jersey Shore!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  77. Just gorgeous! Loving seeing the step by step process!

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  78. Such a beautiful card, especially since you turned it into the fun circle shape. Gorgeous coloring!

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  79. I love your card, it is just beautiful. I think I may have to start investing in copics.

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  80. Grey leaves are tricky to pull off you are clever!

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  81. The combination of colors is gorgeous on the flower and card is beautiful! I appreciate how you illustrate the coloring steps as I am relatively new using Copics. Thanks for sharing!

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  82. oh I love your color combination...and the round card...so cute!

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  83. Love love love your round card! Thank you for sharing your technique!

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  84. Ooooooh!! Very pretty...I love your card design & your patterned paper goes perfectly with your lovely bloom!!

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  85. Thanks for showing your process for coloring the gorgeous flower.

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  86. We have roses in bloom right now that match your flower. Lovely. Hadn't thought of using grey on the leaves --

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  87. Love your design and your Copic shading.

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  88. your coloring is gorgeous and I love how you did your leaves!!

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  89. So pretty! Love how you colored the flower. :)

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  90. Beautiful card and coloring! Awed that this was a “snap” to make....Thank you for sharing the steps for coloring the flower, very helpful.

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  91. Beautiful card!!! Thank you for sharing! I love round cards!!!

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  92. So beautiful! I never think to make a round card!

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  93. Your shaped cards always amaze me. And love the flower coloring. Super soft red is definitely something I need to practice, thanks for the step by step. Happy Coloring!

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  94. Loving this flower. Thanks for sharing how to color it!

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  95. Love your vibrant colour choice for the deepest shade. And your choice to not blend it completely between colours gives it a modern edge. Really stunning!

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  96. Katie, I love how you colored your flower. Thanks for all your coloring tips too. I never thought about making a round card, but I love how yours turned out.

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  97. Gorgeous flower and card!! Thanks for the coloring tips!

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  98. Thank you for the step by step tutorial...your card is beautiful! I haven’t tried this technique yet, but love the results.

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  99. I've learned so much with the coloring challenge. I really love your card. From the round card, to the background and the colors you chose it's perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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  100. Love the coral and grey color combo. I never would have thought of those together. I guess grey is the new neutral.

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  101. I love your round card, the floral bouquet you created is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully. Thank you for showing what copics you used step by step and explaining why, it is very helpful for me as I am fairly new to using copics!

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  102. Love your creation--and the flower tutorial is such a help!

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  103. Really Beautiful!! Thanks for the coloring tips!!

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  104. My goodness this is stunning! The flower is breathtaking! I really enjoyed the tutorial with colors used, thank you. I don’t ever make circle cards but really should give it a try.

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  105. I can almost smell it's fragrance. This is so wonderful Katie. Nicely done.

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  106. Oh gorgeous flower
    and the card is
    beautiful!
    Carla from Utah

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  107. So beautiful! Love seeing the step by step!

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  108. Katie what a really great way to make a bloom 'pop' from a page by die cutting/fussy cutting it and the leaves and then putting them on foam pads so that they are the most focal image seen by the viewer. Love it! x

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  109. Girlfriend I LOVE this! The grayscale that gorgeous pop of coral red is amazing! Such a great circle card! Love that patterned paper for this design too.

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  110. Very pretty! I like the gray leaves; it's such a soft look and allows the rose to shine!

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  111. Really Pretty Card!
    Love those colors together!

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  112. What a lovely card, beautiful coloring!

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  113. Beautiful, love the vintage look. ☺

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  114. Thank you for taking the time to photograph and explain your process! It helps me so much to see each step of the way. Your coloring is fabulous, and I love your finished card!

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  115. Absolutely love the Abundant Petals stamp set. So large and so much to love in that set! Thank you for showing close ups of each color as it is added. Really helps to understand your process. You're the best!

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  116. Very pretty--love your flower and I love Kathy's coloring challenge!

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  117. Thank you for such a detailed post explaining how you coloured this pretty flower.

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  118. Beautiful card. Stunning flower and great detail on how you create the colors and depths.

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  119. Katie, this is so darling...love the corals with the gray!! And your signature gold gilding!! I always love seeing your creations!

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  120. Katie, this is gorgeous, and I love the circular card with the scallops! Beautiful coloring with the great step-outs (thanks!), and I love the DP you've used along with your "signature" stitching and gilding! Stunning, sweet friend! Hugs and love...and hope you are keeping cool! xoxo

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