Friday, June 29, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~June 29th!

Hello, hello, hello!  Happy Friday to you and welcome for a slightly delayed Power Poppy Friday post!  I hope this lovely day finds you well.  I have a quick little card to share with you today using Power Poppy's new set, Hellebore and Hyacinth, paired with a sentiment from the Nice Things to Say stamp set.  

For my card I stamped the hyacinth image onto white card stock with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, colored it with Copics, and die cut it.  Next, I stamped my sentiment and stitched a little patterned paper in the corner.  Lastly, I adhered the image panel to my card base.  This card measures 5" x 3 5/8".  

I have to say, I was really excited to see these previously digital images make it to a clear stamp set.  Don't get me wrong, digis are wonderful, but there is just something so  special about stamping it out, don't you think?  :)  As always, the incredible detail that Marcella added makes this a snap to color up!

So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have some Friday inspiration for you, so make sure you check it out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  Make sure you check out the Power Poppy blog too for all the latest happenings at Bloom Central!  :) I hope you have a great day AND weekend.  Hope to see you around again soon...until then, take care!  :)

Cindy Lawrence    
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 


Copic colors used:  R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, BG0000, BG000, BG01, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E40, E42, E44, E47, G40, G43, G46, G20, YG61, and YG91.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday with The Daily Marker!

Hello there and happy Power Poppy Friday to you!  Today is pretty special because several of the Power Poppy designers are hopping with The Daily Marker for the latest 30 Day Coloring Challenge!  Have you ever played along in this?  The incredibly talented and oh-so-engaging Kathy Racoosin hosts this wonderful challenge to encourage all of us to take time to color....even if it is for just a few minutes a day!  What a great idea!

So in the spirit of this challenge,  I have a few stepped out photos of part of the coloring for my card.  This is the first time I have attempted to step out coloring photos, and to be honest, I had already colored up my foliage before I remembered to take all I have is the bloom that I colored.  I chose to use Power Poppy's new stamp set Abundant Petals and the companion dies for my images and the Dream Wedding stamp set for my sentiment.

I started by using R30 to lay some color down.  I did not completely color my bloom but I will later.....I like to leave some white space at first because I can always go back and add more!  :)

Next, I added R32 to the areas that would naturally be darker or shadowed...again leaving a little room to add more later.

Then, I added R35 for even more depth...

After the R35, I went back with my R32  and R30 to smooth some of the brush strokes out and extend the color closer to the petal edges.

This next step with R37 and R39 are where I really amp up contrast which adds so much depth to the is now looking more dimensional...

***Pay no attention to the upside down marker in this photo or we could just call this my signature photo, right?  Sure, I meant to do that!  ;)

The last step is to smooth things out a bit with my R35, R32, and R30 and add a touch of V12 for a little more interest and to pick up some of the color from my patterned paper for my card.

And here is where this bloom is added to my die cut arrangement on my assembled card....

Using the accompanying dies for the image stamp set was so handy and made this arrangement a snap to cut out.  I wanted to play along with Power Poppy's latest Power & Spark challenge hosted by the super talented and equally adorable Stacy Morgan so I made a round card.  You have all month to play along with this challenge so check it out and don't forget to link up your entry on the Power Poppy blog....because a $50 shopping spree in the Power Poppy store is up for grabs!  :)

My card base is a couple of scalloped round die cuts in dark and light gray card stocks layered with a couple of patterned papers stitched together.  I did add some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen to the leaves and petals.  Then I added some gold leafing around the image panel with a Krylon 18 KT gold leafing pen.  To give the gold leafing an aged look, I lightly sanded it.  I also added some sponging to the card with Papertrey Ink's Chamomile and Chai inks.  

And if this wasn't enough excitement, Marcella has a little something else to offer up...a BIG sale on one of her beautiful bouquet images!  In stamp form it is known as Burst of Kindness and in a digital format it is known as Spring Meadow Bouquet.....either way it is a GREAT deal!  So great, maybe you should just get BOTH!  :)  You can read all about this lovely bouquet, the sale, and see the Bloom Whisperer, herself, color up this bouquet in this post!

Whew!  We made it!  That was quite a long post!  Several of my Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardener sisters have some incredible projects to share with you today as well, so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you are there.  I want to thank Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker for the opportunity to play along with her challenge today....what fun it has been!  I also want to thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and will come by again soon.  Until then, take care!

Julie Koerber
Cindy Lawrence
Tosha Leyendekker
Christine Okken
Barbara Walker
Nancy Sheads
Katie Sims <----- That's me! 
Elizabeth Zaffarano
Kathy Jones


Friday, June 1, 2018

Happy Power Poppy Friday~June 1!

Hello there and a very happy Friday to you!  I sure hope you have had a wonderful week.  I have a simple petite card to share with you today featuring one of the newest Power Poppy stamp sets, Wild Mushrooms.  

I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink onto some white card stock.  After coloring my image with Copics, I touched up some of the areas on the mushrooms with a white Prismacolor pencil then die cut the image.  I stamped my sentiment on to a strip of patterned paper and adhered it to my image panel.  I decided to add another little strip of patterned paper and then adhered it all to my die cut card base.  This finished card measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2".

If you have not gotten this stamp set yet, you really should put this one on "the list".....these images are incredibly detailed and are so much fun to color!!  

Aren't they just the cutest little things?  I looked these up to get a color reference but truly, you could color these up any ol' way you wanted to.....or, I am quite certain they would be darling just stamped and no color at all if you were so inclined.  :)

So that is all for my card today, but some of my Bloomie sisters have created some lovely cards for your Friday inspiration.  Please make sure you leave them a little blog love when you visit.  Oh, and also make sure you check out the Power Poppy blog for a new Power & Spark challenge hosted by our own darling Stacy Morgan

I am wishing you an amazing weekend and I hope you will stop back by here again soon.  Until then....take care!  :)

Julie Koerber 
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


Copics used:  BG0000, BG000, BG01, Y15, E40, E41, E42, E44, E47, E50, E55, E57, E59, E93, E95, E97, E99, R01, R02, R05, R08, YG61, and YG67.