Friday, July 31, 2015

Power Poppy's August Release- Day 3!

Hi there and welcome back for Day 3 of Power Poppy's August Release!  I am so glad you popped back in for a visit and I hope you have been enjoying all of the Power Poppy blog festivities this week.  Tomorrow will be the finale with all of the Bloomies getting together for one last hop showing off all of the new stamp sets....and the best part is, they will be available in the store!  Yay!  Have you made a list yet?  ;)  You might be wanting to add this next sweet set to that list.....just take a look at So Grateful...

Ain't she a beaut?  There are two gorgeous images in this set and some beautifully scripted sentiments for expressing your gratitude.  It also come with a couple of little grass and flower bits so you can create a little landscape scene....or use them on tiny tags, or whatever you want to do with them!  ;)  Let me show you what I created with this lovely set....

I started by stamping this amazing image in Memento's Espresso Truffle ink on to Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock.  Next, I set in to coloring it up with my Copics....I won't lie, I spent a fair amount of time on this image because I had it in my head that I wanted to color the chair up to look like an old, chippy painted antique chair.  I tried several different colors until I ended up using a combination of Warm and Cool Neutrals with a bit of Earth tones and blues mixed didn't turn out exactly like I envisioned but I think I just need a little more practice achieving that look.  I colored up the rest of the image and then die cut it with a Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A die.  I sponged on some Ranger Distress inks in Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, and Tumbled Glass, added a little gold leafing around the edges with my Krylon 18 KY Gold Leafing pen, hit some of the blooms and pumpkin with my Wink of Stella Clear brush pen, stamped my sentiment, then layered it with another panel of trimmed Rustic White card stock.  

I built my card base and layers around the image panel....the finished card size ended up being 4 7/8" x 6 1/8".  I layered a couple of patterned papers from My Mind's Eye's "Follow Your Heart-Be Amazing" 6x6 paper, added a little punched border with a Stampin' Up! punch and stitched the panels together.  I added my ribbon and notched out a place on my image panel so it could cozy up to my bow and adhered everything together.  The image was popped up with foam dimensionals.  You may notice the chair has a little shine to it....I added Rangers Crackle Accents to the chair to try and give it a chipped texture....which it did, but I think I added it too quickly after coloring (pretty much immediately...;)) because some of my dark gray shading ended up looking a little muddled.  So word of caution here....let your image set for a bit before adding anything to it.  I am sure I was impatient and hurried it  ;)

Don't you just love all of the sweet detail in this image?  As always, this was a dream to color up!  Wait til you see the other image in action....equally gorgeous!  So why don't you check out what those wonderfully talented Bloomie sisters of mine have created for your viewing pleasure and make sure you leave them a little love while you're there.  Remember tomorrow is the big blog hop showcasing all of the sets and then you can make some of these (or all of these....;) your own!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you back here tomorrow!  Until then, take care!  :)

Cindy Lawrence     
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller  
Tosha Leyendekker
and Marcella Hawley


Supplies not listed above:  Ink- Tsukineko's Versafine ink in Smokey Gray (for sentiment), Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Chalk Marker in white for highlighted colored areas; Ribbon and button-Papertrey Ink, hemp cord from Michael's ; Copic colors-  W1, W4, C2, C5, C7, BG53, BG57, E40, E41, E44, R05, R08, R11, R12, R14, R17, R29, R59, Y04, Y15, Y19, Y21, Y26, YR12, YR14, YR15, YR16, YR18, YR21, YR24, YR27, G28, G40, G43, G46, YG21, YG25, and YG91.


  1. You've got another beauty here, Katie. I think you've done a fantastic job with your chippy paint chair. It looks great to me! I love your card and your card design. Great patterned paper choices and lots of little details all work together and make for a lovely card. I really like your style!

  2. Oh, sweet Katie, you are far too hard on yourself! I LOVE it, and you've achieved a rustic feel to this sweet wooden chair! I love it, and I love your coloring with the great (and soft) DP! Beautifully done! And I love the bow with the button and hemp...perfect finishing touches! Stunning card, sweet friend! Hugs! (I am really excited about these sentiments too...beautiful font!)

  3. Katie, this is gorgeous! Wow, your colouring is amazing, love the look of your chair, so antiqish, and rustic looking - great colour tones on this. You have pulled this all together with some beautiful soft tone papers to make your image pop. Great idea about adding the crackle accents to the chair- so cool! Love your finishing touches with the stitching, gold edging, ribbon, button and that bit of hemp cord ties in with the rustic look. Love it- just gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Such pretty coloring and just love the design you did with it!

  5. THUD!!! Oh heavens to be... Katie this is delicate and gorgoeusly rich. I know that is not a word... but its what came to mind. Love the way you have the soft layers and the bold colors. Gorgeous girl!

  6. Always with the warm and wonderful colors! Your chair looks amazing. My Crackle Accents dried up before the bottle was half used, but I used to love using it, so must get some more. This is a perfect example of Katie-style awesomeness. Love it!

  7. That chair looks positively antiquified. Hee hee How you like that word? I think you achieved a great look to make it wonderfully weathered and welcoming. It just looks like a really nice place to enjoy the view. Beautiful card my friend.