Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hues to Use Guest Designer


Hello there, yes it is me, Barbara Campbell.  I am so happy to be a guest designer for the  
Huse to Use by Power Poppy! 
You can only image how excited I was when I saw Julie Koerber's email.  I am honored to be asked.  
Power Poppy is one of my favorite stamp companies.  Doing the Hues to Use weekly challenge is really fun and if you play along, you may get a chance to be a Guest designer.  The challenges have no expiration date.  
Here is the one for January.
I have so many of Marcella's stamp sets as well as her digital ones and I love coloring them up.  In this case, I used a stamp set for my project, but I love doing the digital ones too.  You can make them big or just use a part of them on your project.  I have been a fan of Marcella's since she designed for Flourishes. I manage to do the Power and Spark challenge that the team does every month.
They keep my inspiration going and I have learned so much from this team.
 I remembered a YouTube video from Allison cope that I could use on this project.

This is the card that I made using these Hues!
I love my Copic markers and they are my go-to for coloring.  But I am here in Florida for the winter and I have a smaller craft room and I did not duplicate my Copic markers here. So for my project, I am using Distress Markers and watercolor paper. Here is how I made this card.

1.  Cut a piece of watercolor card stock 8 1/2 X 6 1/2inches, score at 4 1/4 ( to accommodate the die)
2.  I cut two of the dies from Sue Wilson's Australian collection Background die. The outside border
     and the swirl in white cardstock applied strips of green cardstock to the back.  That was added to     the base.
3. Stamped the image from Power Poppy, Tea in the Garden in Archival ink, Watering can ink.
4. Colored it with Distress Markers, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry,
    Scattered Straw. and Tea Dye.  Shadows are Milled Lavender.
5. Die cut the finished image with Lil'inker Tag die.
6. I used my EK Tool 0.5 black pen to outline some of the images.
7. Added some Wink of Stella to the strawberries and the frosting.
8. Stamp the sentiment from Power Poppy Sassy Succulents in Black Versafine ink and added clear
     embossing powder and heat set on to vellum strip.
9.  I applied the sentiment strip at an angle and used multi-medium glue to attach it.

I hope that you are inspired by these Hues to Use as I was.  Remember the link never expires and you can enter anytime.  Don't forget the Power and Spark Challenges too.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I am so appreciative of your comments, they brighten my day.


  1. What a beautiful card, Barbara! You're cake looks realistic and good enough to eat! Love not only the coloring but the way you framed it up as well! Congrats on being a guest designer for Power Poppy today!

  2. Barbara, you're a woman after my own heart as much as I love Power Poppy. Gorgeous card! Ohhhh, I love your watercoloring of this beautiful stamp from a fabulous set. You've created a sense of a garden arbor with your lovely dies. You have a whole other craft room in Florida? That must have been a job stocking it!

  3. I NEED more Power Poppy!!!
    Congrats on being asked to guest design and you did 'em proud! This is beautiful! And, Oh GREAT! Now I'm hungry for angel food cake with strawberries! LOL
    Well done my friend!!

  4. I adore this post.....and you! Congratulations! xoxo

  5. Congratulations on the guest designer spot. And, what a fabulous card design. The coloring on that cake is awesome. Yummy! Angel food and strawberries is one of my favorite desserts.

  6. Yippeeeeee - this is so stinkin' AWESOME!!! Not only are you Guest Designer, but you ROCKED this coloring. Your card is absolutely stunning, I can't stop looking at it. You really nailed that shading and design. I can't say enough about i!

  7. Absolutely stunning. Your cake looks good enough to eat. Wonderful coloring and nice touch with the velum sentiment. One of my favorite die sets.

  8. Congrats on being a guest designer. your card is beautiful. Love the dies and your coloring looks fabulous.

  9. Congrats on being a guest designer! Your card is fantastic! I have this image and haven't used it yet. Loving the beautiful background die cut...really stunning!

  10. Not only is this beautiful, but I want to EAT it...lol (not the card, just the cake)...I too love Marcella's designs and have many of them from Flourishes, but I need more!!