Thursday, September 15, 2016

Power Poppy ~ Black-Eyed Susan

Hello Friends! Today is the 15th and that means that there is a new digi stamp set waiting for you in the Power Poppy shop. It's called Black-Eyed Susan and it features a cluster of Black-Eyed Susans and a few sweet sentiments.

I decided to pull out my Gansai Tambi watercolors for this one. I kept the watercoloring loose and care-free and I used the faux watercoloring technique. I wanted it to look like I painted the flowers free hand, rather than following an outline of a printed image. I may need a little more practice with this. ~ smiles

 Here's a close-up view for you...

I printed the image and sentiment onto a die cut piece of  watercolor paper. I re-colored the image to be a washed out grey, so that the lines would disappear when I painted them. After the focal panel was dry, I matted it with a dark brown card stock and adhered it to my card base with foam tape. To give it more of an Autumn feeling, I added a raffia bow onto the wooden clothespin and clasped that onto a few little paper banners. The finishing touch was a sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh sequins. And that was all there was to it!

But wait! There's more...
As we help kick off Power Poppy’s brand new release Black-Eyed Susan, we have some other fun to share! A selection of our favorite digital designs are available at a special price! These late summer flowers and fruits are in full bloom — ready for you to download, print, and color to your heart’s content! Power Poppy’s brand new Black-Eyed Susan, plus Pure Prairie Bouquet, Sunshine of My Life, Cuppa Buttercups, and Apples in Season are just $4 each (save $2 per set) OR, get all five digital stamp sets in a bundle for $15 (a total of $14 savings). What’s even better? Play along in our weekend Coloring Contest over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends using one of these five stamp sets and you could win a $20 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Contest and sale closes Monday, September 19th at midnight. A winner will be announced sometime on Wednesday, September 21th  on the PPCF Facebook page.
Here are the cards I created featuring the sets that are on sale. I have also provided links to the Power Poppy shop for each set.

Pure Prairie Bouquet

Sunshine of My Life

Cuppa Buttercups

Apples in Season

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please make time to visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my Teammies have created to share with you. Prepare to have your socks knocked off!


digital stamp set: Black-Eyed Susan(Power Poppy)
card stock: Dark Chocolate(Papertrey Ink)   Desert Storm(Neenah)
patterned paper:  12 x 12 Spring pack(Brenda Walton)  Text(Stampin' Up!)
specialty paper: Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper
dies: Stitched Rectangle(Simon Says Stamp)  Journaling Tag(Lawn Fawn) Bitty Bannners Framelits(Stampin' Up!)
bling: 4mm Mossy Green, Marigold, Espresso sequins, 6mm Sand sequin(Pretty Pink Posh)
other: wooden clothespin(Stampin' Up!)  raffia(Michael's)


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Barb, this is beautiful, and I love your watercoloring! I so wanted to watercolor this one too - didn't it just seem to "call" for watercoloring? Hehe! And I love the layout with the rich plaid and the pennants at the top with raffia and a mini clothespin. Beautifully done, sweet friend! Hugs!

Danni said...

This card has such country charm! Fabulous!

Patti J said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Barbara!!! THANK YOU!!!

Sheila H said...

I, too, love the country look of your card. It's warm and homey!

Jeanne said...

Fantastic work, Barb. I don't think you need any practice at all. Your Black-Eyed Susans look wonderful as you painted them. The whole card has a warm and cozy feel, like a big hug! The new promotion sounds really fun. Wish I could participate. Gah..real life is getting in the way of the fun I want to have! LOL Thanks always for sharing and inspiring! Your work always leaves me with a big smile on my face. Hugs! :)

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow, Barb, this is so beautiful! You have most definitely achieved the painterly look with your watercolor design. I adore the raffia/clothespin/banners accent SO much! Fantastic card, girl!

Lisa Lara said...

oh I love how you watercolored up the black eyed Susans Barbara. Gorgeous cards featuring the sale digis. I picked up the bundle.