Friday, August 28, 2020

Power Poppy Mini Release - Healing Bouquet

It is day two of the Power Poppy Mini release and just as yesterday so many of the team are participating and showing you this new digi.  There are a lot of ways to illustrate this sweet arrangement.  You can do lemons, limes, grapefruits, I think you could even make that an avocado!  Why not, wish I had that of that earlier.  I just made mine a lemon and had fun coloring it.  I used a picture that I found on the internet for reference. 

Once again here is where you can find the mini-release digis. 

Healing Bouquet Digital Stamp Set

Here is my card

This is a 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 square card from Gina K Designs cardstock in Fresh Asparagus. 
I die cut the image with a stitched circle die after coloring with my Copic markers. Look at that lotus flower and those berries.  

You can find this digi here

Don't forget to take a look at all of the other design team illustrations.
It is worth the time!

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Seize the Birthday - Add Gold

Here it is the end of August and another challenge at Seize the Birthday. 
It is a good thing that I worked ahead and I was having trouble with motivation.  Anyone else having those kinds of issues? 

The toppings for this challenge Add Gold!

But if you are not a toppings kind of personJust make it a birthday card and that will work too! 
Here is my card for your inspiration. 

 Anywho, this is the card I made way back when. 

Supplies for this card are:
The Greetery Sign and Sealed stamp and die
Watercolor background with added gold
Frantic Stamper Stitched frame die in gold
Penny Black Your Day die  all in gold

Our Surprise Party Guest is Jen W and you can find her wonderful blog Here

More inspiration here from the Design Team

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Power Poppy Mini Release - Aloe and Oranges

It has been a very long time since there has been something new from Power Poppy. This virus has hit us in many different ways.  Some good and some not so good.  Most of us crafters have hit a lull and don't feel like making pretty things anymore. Well, that is over as there are some new fun things to color and be creative with by Marcella Hawley. We have a mini release for you.  These new images will be available this Thursday at The Power Poppy shop. 

This collection is called Fresh Squeezed Sent Collection. 

Here is the first digital stamp set. I have had the digital stamp fo a bit and have played around with it.  I have two so show you. This is called Aloe and Oranges. 
It can be seen and ordered here.

I wish that I could add some orange sent to this card as those oranges look so real. You will have fun coloring up this one.  
On another note, I wanted to make a card that was a bit simpler than this one so I used my computer and Photoshop to just pick out the single orange and I made this card. 

You really need to hop along here as there are some stunning cards by the design team. You will be surprised, I am sure of it. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Double D Challenge - Sunflowers

Hello, friends, it is time again for another fun Challenge at Double D.

Team Darlene is your host for this challenge and it is called 
Here is some inspiration for you with the board that Darlene put together. 

I love sunflowers and last year a farmer near out home planted en entire field of them.  
What a sight to see.
There is a prise for a random entry. 
The prize
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Sunflower 2
Wouldn't you like this die from Elizabeth crafts? 

Well, I will get right to my creation.  

This is a fav of mine and it is an old stamp from Gina K Designs called Stately Flowers 5
I stamped the image and fussy cut it out a mask and then stamped smaller flowers.  I colored it quickly with Copic markers and then place it on a die from Spellbinders, decorative labels eight. Added a ribbon from my stash and a sentiment from the same stamp set. 

You will find more inspiration from my fellow team members Here
Thanks so much for your comment, I appreciate them for sure. 


Thursday, August 13, 2020

Seize the Birthday - Rainbow colors

It is my turn to pick a theme for this challenge and I thought rainbow colors would be fun. Anyway that you want to illustrate the rainbow colors is fine with me. 

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!
The choice is yours!

Here is my card. 
 This is a shaker card that has long been sent off to my niece for her birthday. The rainbow colors are in the background.

Savannah loved it along with the gift inside.

Here is a better picture of the shaker elements. 

Our Surprise Party Guest is Jen W you can find her blog HERE
Check out the other team members and the Surprise Party Guest too. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Double D Challenge - Butterflies

This is the first challenge in August at Double D and as you see by the inspiration board, it is BUTTERFLIES.  
Are they not just beautiful?  
I am usually drawn to the monarch butterfly, but this time I liked the yellow ones in the
upper right corner.  Maybe they are monarchs too.  They reminded me of a stamp that I had and have not used in a while. 

Supplies for this card:  Nordic Frame The Greetery
                                     Painted Butterfly Stamp and Die by Altenew
                                     Poppy Bloom Stamp and Die by MFT
                                     Arteza watercolor pens 

You really need to see the blog where the rest of the team has made some very 
wonderful butterfly card for you. 
Here is where you can find them. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Creative Confetti: "Pop" goes the flower!

I am happy to be hosting at Creative Confetti this week and I have a challenging one for you. 
It is called "Pop" Goes the flower! 
Hello all! I bet you are wondering what this title means. "Pop" goes the flower? I have learned that if you want your image to stand out, you need shading to push it out front.  In this case, I have actually made my entire background dark to get that effect. I have colored the background of my card with a Copic marker.  

HOW TO PLAY: Stamp your image for your project, color it up and then color the background too.  Make sure that it is a dark color and that will make your image "pop".  If you are hesitant to color the background, you can just start with dark card stock, or you can cut out your image and adhere it to a dark card base.  Whatever you decide, just go for it. It will be fun. Remember that everyone has a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy shop.
On to my creation!

I will be honest with you, I made this card and when it turned out OK, I wrote this post.  Sorry that I have no in-process pictures.  I promise that next time I will do better. I do have a surprise later, so stay tuned. For this card, I used the stamp set called Abundant Petals by Power Poppy.  After stamping it with Versamark and a champagne embossing power, I colored it with Copic markers. The flower is YR68, YR21, Y17, and Y38,  the leaves, YG03, YG17, YG21, and YG67. My background is B24.

Here is the surprise that I mentioned before. 
I am adding this card that I made after taking Amy Schulke's class. It is another example of that dark background that makes everything "Pop".

This card uses the stamp from Power Poppy called Take a Deep Breath. This background has Distress ink in Chipped Sapphire and Mermaid Lagoon sponged on using the masking technique. 

Now it is your turn!  Roll up our sleeves and start coloring up those images.  I can't wait to see what you do. Remember you can win a $25 gift code if you enter. 

Until next time!

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments!