Friday, January 19, 2018

Day 5 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday to ya! Here's my coloring for today.



And as you might have guessed, I colored up yet another cloche from the Under Glass stamp set from Power Poppy. These little images are not only super cute, but they are a joy to color. This one is stamped onto smooth white card stock and colored with only three pencils. I wanted to challenge myself to use limited colors. I loaded it up with tiny twinkles and lots of sparkle.

I chose to showcase this image today because it's my TWO year anniversary being an Instant Gardener with Power Poppy! I think that calls for cupcakes and fireworks! I love being part of the Power Poppy family. Marcella and the rest of the designers are the best of the bunch and I consider myself blessed to work with all of them.

Soooo, I will have one more cloche to share with you tomorrow. And hopefully in the near future, I can turn all of these into cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings~

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Day 4 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello, Friends! Here is my coloring for Day 4.



Surprise! I colored another image from the Power Poppy Under Glass stamp set! I think this one is my favorite. I adore this little nest of eggs on the bed of moss. Sooo sweet! And remember, the vignettes can be stamped alone, without the cloche. That makes this set very  versatile. And the images can be used for a multitude of occasions. Just add the sentiment of your choice and there ya go!

I stamped the image onto smooth white card stock and I colored it with Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. For the shadow on the glass, I used one Copic marker. I added loads of sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and a Clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen.

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings~

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Day 3 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

 Hello, Friends! Here is my coloring for Day 3.



This is another image from the Under Glass clear stamp set from Power Poppy. This is such a cute little scene! I love that Biggen coffeepot just nestled there in the sand. Cute, cute, cute! Just as I did in my previous post, I stamped the image onto Rustic White card stock from Papertrey Ink and I colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils. For the shadow on the glass, I used one Copic marker and I added a bit of sparkle with a Clear Sparkle Gelly Roll pen.

And that is it for me today. Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings~

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Day 2 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello, Friends! Here's my coloring for Day 2.



I colored up another cute image from Power Poppy's Under Glass stamp set. LOVE this stamp set! To see another post featuring Under Glass, click HERE. I plan to color each image in the set during this challenge. They are just so cute!

I stamped the image onto Rustic White card stock from Papertrey Ink and I colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils. For the shadow on the glass, I used one Copic marker.

That's it for me. I want to keep these posts short and sweet! Thanks for stopping by.


Blessings~

Monday, January 15, 2018

Power Poppy ~ Rose' All Day AND Day One of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

Hello, Friends! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! I am delighted to share with you, the FIRST brand new Power Poppy digi stamp in 2018! It's called Rose' All Day and it's a beauty!


This digi stamp is a gorgeous bouquet of roses, redbud tree branches, cyclamen with ivy shaped leaves and a delicate fern frond. Marcella has even worked in a few paint brushes and a colored pencil, along with a ladybug and bumblebees. The large size of this stamp makes it very versatile; enlarge it, crop it, flip it, spotlight one section...do whatever you please! Take a look at my work in progress(wip)...

I printed my image onto smooth white card stock and I'm coloring it with Prismacolor colored pencils. I'm taking my time and enjoying the process. There are a lot of details in this image and that makes for a fun coloring session.



Speaking of coloring...TODAY is also Day One of the NINTH Coloring Challenge hosted by our dear friend, Kathy Racoosin! The NINTH one! And Kathy has teamed up with Power Poppy today to color along with us, using this same digi stamp. You'll have to buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog and take a look at what she and the rest of my teammates have to share with you.

I hope you'll consider joining in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. It's fun and easy. You can visit Kathy's blog, HERE for more information.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate the visit.

Blessings~

Friday, January 5, 2018

Power Poppy ~ Power and Spark featuring Card Maps

Hello, Friends! Happy New Year! We're starting off the New Year at Power Poppy with a BANG!



For this month's Power & Spark Challenge, we're asking you to "Grab A Map," and get in on some Power Poppy Fun! We've teamed up with Pagemaps.com's CardMaps to showcase 10 new sketches featuring some of Power Poppy's fabulous stamp sets. You can find all ten sketches along with design team samples HERE

So grab a map, use it to spark a little card making creativity and then, link your creation up HERE. If you play along, you'll be in the running to win a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop! But wait, there's more! Becky Fleck, the fabulous Pagemaps guru, is also offering a $25 Power Poppy gift card and all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post!

The Pagemaps contest closes January 22nd, so hop on over soon! We can't wait to see what you create.

Here is the sketch I was given:



And here is the card I created:


I used Power Poppy's Under Glass clear stamp set and created a birthday card. Super fun set, super fun to color and so very versatile. The image is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. The sentiments are from the Go Wild clear stamp set.


I added lots of sparkle on this one! I used sequins, tiny gems, Clear Wink of Stella, Crystal Effects and a Clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen. I was inspired by the sparklers on the stamp. I couldn't resist laying on a lot of shine!

So that's it from me. Please buzz on over now to the Power Poppy blog to be inspired by my team mates and while you're there, grab a map and join the fun!

Thank you so much for visiting me today. Have a wonderful weekend!


Blessings!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Forest Finds Card

Hello, Friends! November is in full swing and I can I feel a little twinge of Holiday Cheer in the air. I love this time of year, especially the colors, and the fragrances, the music and the overall warmth of the season. I like to just stop, look and listen and take it all in because it will all be over before we know it.

For my card share today, I am revisiting Power Poppy's Forest Finds digi set. I finished coloring it and got it onto a card. It's a reflection of my feeling about the season.


I adore this image. It's such a perfect combination of Autumn and Christmas. I've been contemplating enlarging this image, coloring it, framing it then using it as wall decor. I love it that much! Anywho...here are a few details about what I did here. I printed the image onto Papertrey Ink's Rustic White card stock and I die cut it with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I colored the image with Prismacolor colored pencils and used a Prismacolor blending pencil to smooth out some of the pencil strokes. I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella on the berries and then covered that with Crystal Effects. I used a gold glittery gel pen for the ornament tops. For the top of the pinecone, I used Liquid Applique, unheated and I sprinkled glitter on top and let it air dry. I meant to put a little bit of gold Perfect Pearls on the pomegranate but I forgot until after the photo was taken. And finally, I decided to flush mount the focal panel, after MUCH deliberation.



So, that's it for me today. There are new Power Poppy digi sets in the making and I will be back in a few days to share them with you. Can you believe that THANKSGIVING is just NINE days away?! It really does seem like November just began. Where oh where does the time go?

Enjoy the remainder of your week, my friends! Thank you for stopping by!


Blessings~