Friday, March 20, 2015

It's Power Poppy Friday and a Dancing with Daffodils Encore!

Hello  there and Happy Friday to you!  I am so glad the weekend is near, how about you?  Do you have any special plans?  I am hoping the weather will cooperate here so I can get to work on some severely neglected azalea beds before they start to bloom.  They are needing a little love to say the least.  :)  I am here today with the rest of the Bloom Brigade to give you a second helping of Dancing with Daffodils.  This is the incredibly beautiful March digital image that the Instant Gardeners debuted on the 15th.  If this image doesn't get you in the Spring mindset, I just don't know what will...

All together now.......sigh.  I know....I don't know how she does it but Marcella continuously comes up with new images to take our breath away!  So let me show you what I did with this oh-so-fun to color up image!  :)

I chose to pair up this image with a sentiment from the Springtime Love stamp set.  Talk about a match made in heaven, right?  I did get a little giggle because doesn't that snail look like he is doing just that?  That's one happy lil' guy!  

So, for my image, I resized it in Microsoft Word, printed it out and colored it up with an insane number of Copics.  I will list them all below for you.  :)  Once everybody was colored up, I sponged on some Ranger Distress ink in Frayed Burlap and spritzed some ink from some SU! markers to give it natural look.  I used my Atyou Spica clear glitter pen to give some sparkle to the daffodil center and to my periwinkle.  (I also used it to trace around the word "daffodils" on my sentiment panel.)  Next, I added some pearls to the periwinkle centers and colored those with one of my Copics. 

 To give the snail body a little shine, I applied some Ranger Glossy Accents.  For the snail shell, I tried something new. I had a Cream Pearl Pen from Viva Decor that I use from time to time to add little pearl accents.  I thought I would try applying it with a paint brush in a thin layer on the shell to see what kind of effect it would give....and I really like how it turned out.  It definitely gave it a pearly sheen which I think looks great but I am not sure the pictures will pick it up.   I drug out some old photo corners I had stashed away and used those on my image panel and matted it with some orange card stock.  The rest of the card are some layers of Kraft, yellow, and more orange card stock and a layer of yellow gingham paper.  For my sentiment die cut I wanted to add a little something to it so I pulled out my recently busy Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch yet again to make a daffodil bloom.  I used another mini punch from Stampin' Up! for the center of the daffodil. I used my stylus to cup the punched shape....I don't think you can tell that this came from a hydrangea punch, can you?  Anyway, it was the little somethin' somethin' I was wanting and that finished my card.  :)

So, are you ready to go color up your own daffodils yet?  Well, before you do, make sure you check out what the rest of the a-mazingly talented Bloom Brigade ladies have created for your inspiration.  Make sure to leave them a little love along the way.  If you haven't added this digital image to your collection yet, why don't you skedaddle on over to the Power Poppy store and make this beauty your own today!  Oh, and for more daffodil eye candy, you can check out Power Poppy's Dancing with Daffodils board on Pinterest here.

I am so glad you were able to stop by today for a visit and I hope you will pop back in soon.  Good things are coming soon at Power Poppy....I think you are going to love this new April release....ok, I know you are going to love the new release!  ;)  Well, until next time take care and I hope you have a great weekend!  ;)

Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence  
Dawn Burnworth
Dina Kowal  
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


Supplies not listed above:  Paper-yellow gingham from Paper Studio, yellow and kraft card stocks from SU!, orange card stock from PTI; Dies-Spellbinders' die sets in A2 Matting Basics A and Labels Eighteen; Other-these Copic colors-Y000, Y13, Y15, Y19, Y26, YR09, YR12, YR18, YR24, YR27, E51, E53, E55, E59, E81, E84, E87, YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, G40, G43, G46, BG78, B60, B63, B66, and B69.


  1. Oh, Katie!! This is gorgeous, and I've loved seeing how this image has been colored in so many beautiful ways!! I love your coloring and the depth you've achieved! And what a beautiful layout with the DP, the pearls, and the Spica glitter and that perfect sentiment!! Oh, and yes, I do love the little extra special-special of the MS punch!! Definitely the finishing touch...and so sweet like you! Hugs!

  2. Katie it is SO rich and earthy feeling. WOW! I just love the effect of the spritz from the markers...gorgeous combination girl!

  3. Goodness Katie... it's so vibrant and beautiful! Totally in love with your gingham paper - one of my favs! Love all the distressing and the speckle too! Pure awesomeness girl!

  4. Beautiful Katie! Love the earthy tones - yellows, browns and greens - you have achieved great depth and richness. You have framed this so perfectly using the photo corners, and the distress ink and spritzing is perfect - the little bit of spritzing really adds to your image. Overall, a gorgeous card as always - love all the finishing details! Have a great weekend, and hope you get out in your garden soon to attend those neglected azalea beds :), Hugs

  5. sigh.....your depth of coloring is beyond compare my friend. So many little details that just make this stand up and scream "I'm gorgeous!" Delightful!!!! Hugs!

  6. It doesn't get any better than this, Katie! Big sigh from me... Love how you let the image shine on an uncluttered card. Soooooo beautiful!

  7. I love how you glammed up your snail. He is so cute. Your coloring is beautiful on this card. I always like your style. It is rich and perfect. Great job.

  8. Absolutely Gorgeous coloring and love your corners and paper for the background!

  9. Beautiful card. Love the splattering; it really adds another layer.

  10. Rich spring card Katie! I like the warmer colors... awesome splatter for the background. Looks awesome!

  11. I love the earthy touches of colors you added to the background. Great coloring and use of stitching!

  12. A dancing snail with the daffodils - only you sweet girl, would think of that!! You make me smile!! Your colouring is divine and love the spritzing as well and how fabulous to match up that sentiment with the new image!! Beautiful as always Katie!!

  13. Oh so real looking... makes my want to touch it to check!
    May I ask how big do you make your cards... they just look so nice and spred out I though maybe they were bigger than a A2?

    1. Hi Dotty! Thank you so much for your kind comment! This card is actually a little on the oddball size....5 x 6 3/8. I tailored it to fit the image panel which is what I started with and built the layers around it. Hope this helps! :)

  14. Okay....seriously?!?!?! Your card is just outta this world GORGEOUS Katie! I LOVE how you colored the daffs! The tip of the one in the foreground looks like it's all aflame! It's stunning! And the papers...*sigh* again...just sayin'...