Saturday, October 15, 2016

Power Poppy ~ Chickadee in Barberry

Hello Friends! Happy Saturday! It's the 15th of the month and that means I have a brand new digital stamp set to share with you. Marcella is gearing up for the kick off of her clear stamp Holiday release and this new digi set is a great teaser for what's to come. Take a look at Chickadee in Barberry.

This set features this sweet chickadee on a snow laden branch of barberry. It includes four sentiments that are guaranteed to get you in the mood for creating Christmas cards.  I used the image from the set and paired it with a Season's Greetings sentiment from another Power Poppy set, which is noted in the supply list.

Here is my card...please click on the images to enlarge them.

I printed my image onto a piece of smooth white card stock and colored it with Polychromos colored pencils. I used a Derwent Blender pencil to smooth out my pencil work. After the coloring was finished, I used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die to die cut the focal panel. Then, I brushed on Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the image, while it was still in the die. That way, I was able to keep a nice clean white border. I matted the panel with Cherry Cobbler card stock and adhered that to my card base.

I added Liquid Applique, sprinkled with glitter, onto the snowy parts and I used a Clear Spectrum Sparkle pen on the berries and the little bird's eye.

This image was a delight to color. I am already working on another card featuring this sweet little guy. The finished size of this card is 5 x 7. It's larger than the A2 size cards I usually create. It's a special request from my brother. He prefers to send out large cards, I hope he likes this one!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! I appreciate you. Please take a moment to visit the Power Poppy blog to see the wonderful samples my teammates have created to share with you.

Have a wonderful weekend!


digital stamp: Chickadee on Barberry and  "Season's Greetings" sentiment from Snowglobe Greetings(Power Poppy)
card stock: Neenah Solar White   Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Jovial Collection 6x6 paper pad(BasicGrey)
specialty paper: gold glitter paper(American Crafts)
ink: Tumbled Glass Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: A2 Scalloped Borders Three(Spellbinders)
bling: Crystal glitter(Martha Stewart)  Spectrum Clear Sparkle pen(Spectrum Noir)
coloring medium: Polychromos Colored pencils(Faber-Castell)
other: Scarlet Jewel button(Papertrey Ink)  Crystal Effects(Stampin' Up!)  Liquid Applique(Marvy)  gold cord(Michael's)


Jeanne said...

Absolutely fantastic work, Barb! Your coloring with your Polychromos looks fabulous. Wow! I adore all the details you add to your cards. They are just spectacular. I'm sure your brother will be absolutely thrilled with this card. Gosh, I keep going back to look at that chickadee! Your talent with pencils is impressive! :) Cannot wait to see your next card. :) Hugs!!

ednamburgess said...

So cute. A great choice of colors and trim. Edna Burgess

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Just gorgeous! The chickadee is one of my favorite birds. Your card is a love image of a winter one (fluffy).

Davi said...

Very pretty Barbara! Great coloring and your snow looks so real!!Love this image ;)

CherylQuilts said...

Barb, this is GORGEOUS, and I love your coloring! You are amazing with pencils, and I love how you've added the Tumbled Glass for shading and the sweet "snow" on the branches! Stunning layout for a beautiful large card that your brother will LOVE! Hugs, sweet friend!

Danni said...

Such an awesome card! Love the liquid applique!

Evelyn S. said...

This is a dazzling card...and such a beautiful rendering of the digi image!