Friday, May 15, 2015

It's a Power Poppy Friday & A New Digital Release!

Hello there everybody and a very happy Friday to you!  I hope you have had an awesome week!  Boy, does Power Poppy have a treat for you today!  Traditionally, those fabulous Instant Gardeners- Power Poppy's Digital Design Team- herald in the latest and greatest digi image hot off of Marcella's desk but since today is a Friday, we thought it would be fun to rally all of the Bloomie troops for one huge blog hop to celebrate the arrival of Bees in Foxglove.  Just take a lookie at this beaut.......

Our newest addition to the Instant Garden Collection just happens to be one that's a tall beauty that's not only colorful but a dramatic beauty. Our newest set, Bees in Foxglove, features three lush stalks of foxglove (Digitalis) with three plump bumblees buzzing around doing their bumblebee thing! Add in a cheery all occasion sentiment and you have one stunning set that is ready to download, print, color and create with!

Have. you. ever?!  Oh, that Marcella has really outdone herself with this lovely image!  You are going to love all of the lovely detail with this image.....for sure!  Let me show you what I created.....

After printing this image out, I decided to crop a portion of it to highlight on this card.  Now, I have to say....the first time I saw this image I could not help but notice that these were absolutely the fuzziest fuzzy wuzzy bees ever....and so totally adorable in their little foxglove scene!  I'll bet they thought they hit the jackpot with these gorgeous blooms!  I colored the image with Copics, die cut it out, sponged on some distress inks, gold leafed it, and layered it with a scalloped square die cut all to show off these blooms and quite possibly the cutest little bee boo-tay of all time.....hee!  So here's a close up.......

The sentiment is from the  Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips stamp set.  O Happy Day, indeed!  Does he not look like he is having a blast doing his little bee thing and takin' care of business?  And Marcella sure gave him plenty of gorgeous blooms to visit!  The rest of the card is a layer of stitched patterned paper on card stock and then the whole assembly is adhered to a square card base.  I added a little Wink of Stella in clear on the bee's wings and the flower centers.  I also used Papertrey Ink's Chai and Chamomile inks to distress my edges.  All of the wonderful shading cues in this image make it a snap to color up and there are several different ways you could crop this image to use just a portion of it for different ways to tuck in a sentiment or if you just want to show off the whole incredible image on one card and really knock someone's socks off then you can do that too!  ;)  This digital image does come with it's own sweet sentiment which I am sure you will be seeing along the hop.

So that's all for my card today but like I mentioned earlier, Marcella has combined the design teams together for this digital release so you have many incredible blogs to visit and see all of the wonderful possibilities for this one image....and after you have been wowed time and again (and I am sure you will with this amazing group of ladies) then you can go make this image your today....that's right, because this image is available today for you to download and color up your own bees and blooms to your heart's content!   That's the beauty of using a digital image, and if you like this one then check out the entire Power Poppy digital collection available here.  I am so glad you were able to stop by today for a visit and until next time, take care! 

Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Danielle Kennedy
Debbie Olson
Allison Cope
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims <----------you are here!  :)
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


Supplies not listed above:  Paper- Classic White card stock from Flourishes, Naturals White card stock and green card stock (sorry, can't remember which green) from Stampin' Up!, patterned paper from Fabrications "Canvas" 6x6 paper pad by Teresa Collins ; Ink: Ranger Distress Inks in Frayed Burlap and Tumbled Glass, Tsukineko's Versafine ink in Onyx Black (for the sentiment), Krylon 18 KT gold leafing pen; and these Copic colors:  YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, R11, R12, R35, R37, R39, YR21, YR24, YR31, V01, V12, V15, V17, and V09.


  1. Katie, you are amazing! Love how you've used part of the image - it looks amazing like that and of course your colouring is incredible!!!

  2. Oh, Katie, this is gorgeous...truly! I love how you've cropped it and make it "you" with the beautiful framed card that is so often (IMHO) your style...elegant and delightful! I love the beautiful coloring and the variation of colors. Stunning with the stitched and "patched" background and the beautiful scalloped edge around the square...and truly, could you not imagine this without the gilded edge? Not me! Hehe! I love it, sweet friend, and it's a fave! Hugs!

  3. Wow! Amazingly beautiful! Love the slant you gave the foxgloves, and the two colors together. What fabulous coloring! This sentiment is just great with the foxgloves, too, and your card design is warm and inviting. Your cards always look warm and inviting somehow, just like you!

  4. Woot woot... Look at you go girlie! Lavendar blooms even... Oh yea! This is gorgeous! I love the gold accent, awesome coloring and your stitching the final perfect touch! Fabulous Katie!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Katie! Love the angle of your blooms - clever! Gorgeous gold and vintage details! Stunning girlie!

  6. I love what you make with the flower images and all your cards are amazing. I'm your newest follower and if you get the time to check my Blog and decide to follow, I will be grateful! God bless!

    JO ANN

  7. Love how you used a section of the image! Lovely!

  8. Wow, this is gorgeous Katie. I love when you only use a portion of the image. Your colouring is amazing, love the two colours of the flowers, and the sentiment is perfect. And how better to finish off than with your gold kyrlon edging. Stunning card Katie - hope all is well. Hugs,

  9. Wow, wow, WOW! What a stunner or is that stinger. LOL Thankfully your little bee friend is not angry but happily gathering his yummies. Your cropped design is classy and stylish Katie girl. You've rocked another beauty here. Hugs!

  10. I so looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove your card Katie. WOW.

  11. Katie, this is gorgeous! I live that you used a square format as well!