Friday, April 3, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Heart Abloom

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday! Today is Friday Fun Day at Power Poppy which means there is inspiration galore on the Power Poppy blog! Yaaaaay!!!

Today, I am featuring the Heart Abloom digital stamp. I love this image. It's got big flouncy flowers that just scream SPRING! There are daffodils and narcissus, hellebores, trout lilies, and blueberries! There's even a bitty snail making his way across a juicy leaf! The digital image is on sale for $3.99!

And if you prefer to use clear stamps, you'll want to check out the Always Here stamp set because this baby is on sale for a cool nine bucks! You'll get that gorgeous floral heart, all of those sentiments and a sweet wee snail! SEVEN stamps in all for NINE DOLLARS! What?!

 My card....

I printed the image onto the smooth side of a die cut piece of watercolor paper and I colored it with colored pencils. I used mostly Prismacolor pencils but I also used some Polychromos, as well as a few Tombow Irojeten pencils and a couple from Blick Studio. I sat down and grabbed the colors that I liked. I didn't really plan it out. I just wanted to color. I kept this one super simple to keep the focus on that gorgeous image. I added a little sparkle to some of the blooms with a Wink of Stella glitter brush and I accented the focal image with a few tiny, shiny hearts.

That's it for me today. Please buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to be inspired by my wonderful team mates. Oh! And we are still having our MASSIVE SALE event. So don't forget to take advantage of those good deals.

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful weekend.


Friday, March 27, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Friday Fun Day!

Hello, Friends! How's everybody doing? I hope you all are well and taking good care of yourselves and your families. I am not going to shine a spotlight on what we already know is happening in our world because you get enough of that on the news and social media. I am not being insensitive, I just choose to keep my blog posts light and positive. Sooo...let's get to the FUN in Friday Fun Day, shall we?

I am sharing a card I created with the Orchid Cascade digital stamp set. REALLY cute set and very versatile. Two really useful sentiments are included but one can easily adapt it to fit any occasion. And you know what? It's on SALE for $2.99!

Here's my card...

I printed the image onto a piece of Papertrey Ink's Rustic Cream card stock. I really like this card stock because it's not bright white and it's not a yellow cream. I consider it to be the perfect neutral. It also has little flecks of fiber in it that adds a wonderful texture and it takes colored pencil very nicely. I used Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils on this one. I die cut the image with a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die and using a Picket Fence Studios blending brush, I brushed on a little Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. I matted the focal and adhered it with foam tape onto a card base of Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream card stock and a piece of  Gotta Have Gingham patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. To finish the card, I added a little sparkle on some of the blooms with a Wink of Stella glitter brush and I accented the greeting with a few Ivory Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.

And that is it for me today. Thank you for stopping by. Please visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created to share with you. And don't forget about the MASSIVE SALE going on right now. Almost everything is on sale!

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe. And I'll see you back here again real soon.


Friday, March 20, 2020

Power Poppy ~ MASSIVE SALE!

Hello, Friends! Today is THE day! Are you ready?! I'm sharing cards I've made featuring a few of the stamp sets that you will find on SALE. Some of you may have seen these before...Ready? Let's go! I don't want to keep you too long because things are already selling out!


BOTANICAL TREE... LAST CHANCE for this set! It's retiring!

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate the visit. Get going now! Buzz on over to the Power Poppy shop...Have fun!


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Readty!

Hello, Friends!  I'm popping in today to tell you about a MASSIVE SALE that is being prepared for you at Power Poppy! It starts on Friday, March 20 at 12:00 noon CDT. Many items are being retired to make space for new goodies. So get your wish lists ready and get there early as I anticipate many things will sell out quickly. You will NOT believe how many items are included in this sale! Plus there's FREE shipping with a $50 order. AND...Marcella has some $5 "Mystery Bin" items. Soooo  fun! You'll have to visit Power Poppy tomorrow, you don't want to miss this!


Friday, February 28, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Get Wool Soon

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday!  Ready for a little Friday Fun with Power Poppy? Today, I'm showcasing the Get Wool Soon digital stamp set and I colored it with my colored pencils.

Take a look...Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

I printed the image onto a piece of 400 Series Strathmore Colored Pencil paper. It was my first time using this paper and I really liked it! It has just enough tooth to grip the pencil pigment and it made layering the pencil very easy. It also ran through my printer with no issues because it is paper...feels a little like lightweight construction paper. Another thing to note is the color of the paper. It's not snow white and I like that, too. In order to give the focal panel a bit more stability, I simply matted it with card stock.

After I finished all the coloring, I die cut the image using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square die and while the panel was still in the die, I did a little ink blending using the Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios with Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender Distress Inks. I also added touches of sparkle by using a Clear Stardust glitter pen and some Tiny Twinkles. I used the heart die from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card die set to get that sweet little sparkly heart on the mug and I added Nuvo Crystal Drops to the tea. The "Thinking of You" greeting is from the Spring Border Two digi set. That's another really cute set! I may have to color that one next!

Then I finished off the inside of the card with a sentiment from the same digi set and I accented it with a few hearts that I punched out of purple glitter paper from American Crafts.

And that is it! My card is finished and ready to be mailed. I thank you so much for stopping by today. Please visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created to share with you. There's always LOTS of inspiration on the Power Poppy blog!

Thanks again for the visit...have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, February 21, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Follow Your Heart

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday to ya! I hope that 2020 has been treating you nicely so far. It's definitely off to a running start for me. This is going to be a busy year for my family and me and I know it's going to fly by! I'm determined to enjoy the journey and not just focus on the destination.
FOCUS is my word for 2020!

So, let's focus on today's post.. Marcella has added a few new hearts to her Follow Your Heart digi set. And I am soooo glad she did! I love all of them but today, I am showcasing the hydrangea heart.

 My card...

I printed my image onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and water colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The camera doesn't capture the sparkle on this one and that is unfortunate because it is SUPER sparkly! I used the "Happy Birthday to You" sentiment from the Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher digi set. I just love that font! After I finished water coloring, I die cut the image using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square die. While the panel was still in the die, I dusted around the image with Broken China and Weathered Wood Distress Inks, then I adhered it with foam tape onto a piece of Lawn Fawn's Watercolor Wishes paper. I finished off the card by sprinkling on a few Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear sequins.

So, that's it for me today. Thank you so much for stopping by! Please take a moment to buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created to share with you.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, January 9, 2020

FREE Digital Stamp and a FREE Coloring Class!

Hello, Friends!

There is a FREE Power Poppy Rose digi stamp along with a FREE Kit and Clowder coloring class available and open to everyone! This is an amazing get a beautifully illustrated rose digital stamp, created just for this class, by Marcella Hawley AND you get the detailed, expert teaching of Alyce from Kit and Clowder. The coloring classes are suitable for all skill levels and they are available for both colored pencils and markers. Click HERE for more information.