Friday, July 18, 2014

Go Big G!

Hi there and Happy Friday!   So, it has been a little while since our last visit...but I am back today to play along in the Power Poppy Challenge with a card to share.  I had a lot of inspiration for this card.  First, did you happen to catch Stacy Morgan's gorgeous creation several days ago.  You can see it here.  She used oranges, but it reminded me of those black and white photos where there is a little something in red and I thought these geraniums would work great.  Second, I don't know if you know this about me, but I am a huge college football  freak!  In particular, I love my Georgia Bulldogs (Go DAWGS!) and so red and black are pretty common colors in this house.  Can you tell that I am ready for the season to begin?  And you thought Big G meant geraniums, right?  ;)

This card is made using several simple layers...some die cut, some cut with a trimmer....all to frame up the real piece de resistance.....the lovely Geraniums image.  Ya'll didn't know I spoke French, did ya?  Ok, I just got a giggle because the thought of me speaking French with my Southern accent....well, it's pretty funny.  Mercy Bo Coops, ya'll.  ;)  Ok, back to business....since I am in such a red and black frame of mind....I thought I would just make my whole card that way!  I used Copics R 20's and Toner Grays and added a little Black 100 for the darkest part of the leaves.  My papers are from My Mind's Eye, and you will have to forgive me, I do not know which 6x6 pad they came from.....they were some scraps I had laying around.  Some stitching, a little die cut tag, a stamped sentiment from the Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips set and some ribbon make a pretty sweet greeting, don't you think?  Good advice for us all...Live a Little!  :)   

Here is a close up of Marcella's handiwork....Mercy, I love this image!  She really captured the sweetness of these blooms, don't you think?  So, that is all I have to show you but you really must check out what my fellow team mates have created for you....I am sure it will be a lovely display created just for your inspiration!  Make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there too!  I am so glad you could stop by today and be checking back soon....I'll have another project to share with you and THEN it will be time for the August Power Poppy Release and can I just will not want to miss that!  ;)  So until then, take care!  

Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence 
Danielle Kennedy 
Dawn Burnworth  
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Tosha Leyendekker


Supplies:  Images-Geraniums digital image and Dynamic Duos:  Peonies and Tulips sentiment stamp set by Power Poppy;
Paper-My Mind's Eye patterned papers, black card stock from Papertrey Ink, Naturals White card stock from Stampin' Up!, Classic White card stock from Flourishes; Ink-Versafine by Tsukineko in Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen, Going Gray ink from Stampin' Up!; Dies-Spellbinders dies in Grand Squares, Classic Scallop Squares, Classic Squares Large, Marianne Createables die set in Petra's Square, and tag die from PTI; Other:  red ribbon from scrap.


  1. Katie, this is simply amazing! Jaw dropping gorgeous! Oh my, I love the colour combo of this, black with the red geranium - simply stunning! There is nothing else to say! Have a great weekend. Hugs,

  2. Beyond gorgeous, Katie! Way to pop that bloom -- wow! Love the papers with it, and the layers and that cute die cut sentiment. I'm just so happy when you stamp!

  3. What a perfectly gorgeous creation, Katie! You color so expertly!

  4. Oh My Word!! Seriously?!?!?! Girl, what a showstopper!!!! Never, in a million years, would I think to color an image mostly gray and "pop" the blooms with red!! NEVER!! This card is exquisite!! And your coloring....GET OUT!! Katie, I'm in awe of your coloring skills and your creative genius!! *sigh*....just give me a minute while I try to get the green out of my face.

  5. Ok.. can I just tell you that you are my card making hero? What the heck girl?? This is drop dead gorgeous -- EVERYTHING you do is drop dead gorgeous!! LOVE the black and white effect and all that drama you add with the flick of a marker. Your shading is out of this world!

  6. Oh girlfriend...this is gorgeous! It’s the perfect touch of drama, and a fabulous combination of papers too. WOWEEE :)

  7. Beautiful, Katie! I love the pop of red (even though we're more into orange and white around here. Go UT!).

  8. So stunning, I never would have thought to have black leaves but they look terrific, your background compliments your coloring so well, great sentiment to go with it!!
    I wanted to let you know that I do inspiration posts every 1st and 15th of the month of people I follow and I used one of your cards for my July 15th post, if you would like to come and check it out!

  9. OH WOW!! Katie you are amazing!! I LOVE that pop of colour against the monochrome of the rest of the image is stunning!! The whole card is just stunning!!

  10. Goodness me... another totally fabulous creation this week Katie! I am always in awe of your design and colouring girl. Makes me wanna colour... right now! Pure gorgeousness!

  11. You are killing me! Magnificent! Stunning! Incredible! I can't think of an apt word for this treasure. Katie Girl---you rock!!!! And oh girlfriend, I KNEW what that Big G was all about. LOL It weren't no geraniums see voo play. Hugs!

  12. Love this Katie! The black and white with the pop of red! Fantastic!

  13. Well, I've visited several times and never got to comment!!! Yikes, life gets too busy! Anyway, I LOVE this beautiful card, Katie! And I love the colors you chose and beautiful layout!! Stunning! I think polka dots and gingham are two of my all-time favorite paper designs and can never get enough in the colors I want!! And I too knew what the Big G was all about - LOL! Cool! Thanks for sharing your gift of making some of the most beautiful cards!! Hugs, sweet friend!