Thursday, July 19, 2018

Power and Spark for July


This month on the Power and Spark challenge, we are to look at the Inspire Me Monday for inspiration.  These Monday inspiration maybe about coloring or a technique or maybe even a digital image to use.  I didn't have to scroll  far to find my inspiration for this post.  Since I had the XL Poppy and it was one of my favorites I choose to use that one. I was inspired by the 30 day coloring challenge by  Kathy Racoosin She used her Distress inks for her flower.  I used my Distress Markers as I have more colors to choose from.  I also used some the techniques that she shared like the white gel pen and outlining with a black copic marker. It really makes for a outstanding flower.   You can find her example HERE

This XL Poppy is so much fun to color because you have bigger spaces to color in.  I used the vibrant purples that Kathy did.  Also when back and used my white gel pen and my black Copic marker to define elements. 

 Here is a close up the the inside of the poppy, the white gel pen really makes a statement here.
Supplies used on this card are:
Marianne Designs Anja's Square die
Power Poppy XL Poppy stamp
Distressed markers
Watercolor paper
Nuvo Crystal drops
Simon Says Hello die
Design papers from my stash
This is a 5 X 5 card base.

I will be interning this in the Power and Spark Challenge for this month.  It has been a busy summer, but there is always a bit of time to color.  Thanks for stopping by and I do very much appreciate your comments.


  1. WOW! That is one large Poppy and I love it, especially how you have colored it and hi-lighted it. It looks magnificent! This is just spectacular! Well done!

  2. Oh, sweet Barb, you are amazing! I knew exactly who inspired you!! WOW! You've "channeled" Kathy to a tee and more! It's stunning with your coloring, and I love this beautiful die! Exquisite, my friend! Hugs and love! xoxo

  3. Oh, how beautiful. Your colors are simply FABULOUS!!! And I love how you have used that die cut as a background. This is over-the-top GORGEOUS!!

  4. Beautiful card. Love the pretty die cut frame and your lovely coloring of the pretty flower.

  5. Very rich and moody Barbara! I love the variation of colour on the petals it really adds to the depth. Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy this month!

  6. One beautiful poppy and beautifully colored! Love the purples and lovely!

  7. WOW, gorgeou flower, beautiful coloring and fabulous die!

  8. Another masterpiece, the colors are amazing, what a gorgeous, gorgeous card!