Friday, August 21, 2015

It's a Power Poppy Friday!

Well hello there and a happy Friday to you!  Wow, it has been a little while since I last posted and I am so excited to have had a little crafty time to play along in today's Power Poppy Friday.  I have been itching to give August's Power & Spark Challenge hosted by the super sweet and incredibly talented Cindy Lawrence a try.....who can resist playing when the theme is Shabby Chic?!  I chose to use the peony image from the Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips set.  The sentiment is from the Poppies set.

I know everyone probably views Shabby Chic in their own way....for me, I think of soft colors, lots of distressed layers, sweet patterns, and of course....ribbons, buttons, and any other little doo dads I can fit on there.....;)  For this card, I stamped my peonies using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to some Papertrey Ink Vintage White card stock.  I colored it up with Copics, fussy cut it out, and then set it aside.  I die cut several layers and used a trimmer for a couple more layers, sanded the edges, used some Chamomile ink from PTI to distress the edges and started stitching panels together.  For my sentiment panel, I sponged on some Ranger Distress ink in Old Paper after stamping my sentiment.  Next, I punched a couple of holes in the sides to thread my ribbon through, wrapped it around my assembled layers and tied a bow.  Finally, I adhered my peonies with foam dimensionals, added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella Clear brush pen, added a button tied on with cream and silver thread and adhered the assembly onto my scalloped square card base. 

Those fluffy peonies are the epitome of Shabby Chic if you ask me!  :)  I used three different Copic red families (one for each peony) to give them a little variety, although I am not sure if you can really see much of a difference in the photos.  I am still constantly amazed at the amount of detail Marcella manages to get into each of her images....AND they are always a dream to color up!

So that is all for my little Shabby Chic card today but some of my amazing Bloomie sisters have some paper gorgeousness for your crafty inspiration, so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you're there.  I am so glad you were able to stop by for a's always good to see you!  I hope you'll pop by again soon....until then, take care.  :)

Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 


Supplies not listed above:  Paper- Simple Stories' "Vintage Bliss" 6x6 paper pad, Melon Berry card stock from Papertrey Ink Other-  Spellbinders' die sets in Grand Scalloped Squares, Grand Squares, Labels Twenty Two, Square Swatches, and Classic Squares Large; taffeta ribbon from stash, button from PTI, twine from SU!, and these Copic colors-R000, R11, R12, R14, R17, R21, R22, R24, R29, R30, R32, R35, R37, YG21, YG91, G29, G40, G43, and G46.


  1. Oh, Katie, this is gorgeous, and I love your style of shabby chic!! I'm with you, girl!! Just love these peonies and can't get enough of them! I love this DP and love that you colored on the shaded paper...always changes the Copic colors nicely for a shabby feel. And what a beautiful layering of DP and dies, and I love the silver stitching...clever! And you know I love the bows with the button...used that myself and really love it! So nice to see another one of Miss Katie's beauties! I love her! Hugs, sweet friend!

  2. This is STUNNING!! I love the peoples and your coloring. You do such a lovely job of using Copics. Your layering is perfect!!

  3. Peonies are oh-so Chabby Chic! Your card is lovely, as always, Katie! I just love the soft layers. Hope you have been enjoying some time in the garden! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

  4. This is total shabby chic dreamy loveliness, Katie! Yes, I believe we all interpret shabby chic in our own way and I love ALL of it. There is such a sweetness to this card. I feel better just looking at it!

  5. Beautiful card Katie :-)

  6. Katie, this is Gorgeous!! I love your version of shabby chic, and again there is no right or wrong way, it's just like you said "everyone interprets it their own way". Your colouring always 'wows' me, as does your eye for detail. Love all the layers and those papers are so soft and pretty, pulled together with ribbon and button makes this a beautiful shabby chic card! Love everything about this Katie! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs,

  7. All of your lovely do-dads make this a gorgeous card. Gorgeous card with awesome colouring and patterns. You do this style so well Katie!

  8. Love peonies. Love the shades of pink. Love the card design. So.....obviously there is NOTHING to not like about this beauty. Your work is always a feast for my eyes Katie girl. Hugs!

  9. SOO beautiful, I love the peonies and the combo of dps looks beautiful with them! love it!!