Saturday, November 5, 2016

Power Poppy and The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge ~ Day Five

Hello Friends! Happy Saturday to ya! And I want to extend a VERY warm welcome to my new blog readers! Your comments and messages of encouragement are greatly appreciated! My heart was so full as I was reading all of the wonderful things you shared about my art. I am humbled by your graciousness and I thank you so very much for choosing to visit my blog. If you ever have any questions, click the CONTACT tab above and ask away!

Okay! So is enjoying the coloring challenge?! I sure am! There are so many wonderful projects and pieces of art to see.  Don't forget to hop along with us during The Daily Marker 30 Challenge Blog Hop. There are prizes to be won and you don't want to miss all of the beautiful submissions from these uber talented artists. Sooo much inspiration! Click HERE for more information.

Today is the 5th of the month and that means that Power Poppy has a remixed digi for you. For those of you who are new to my blog, Marcella Hawley, the owner and illustrator at Power Poppy, releases digis on the 5's. On the 5th and 25th of each month, Marcella releases a re-mixed digi, that is an image that was released in the past, that Marcella re-works to change it up a bit. And on the 15th of the month, she releases an all new botanical digital stamp set. If you're not familiar with Power Poppy, please take a moment to buzz over and have a peek. Prepare to be amazed! Not only is Marcella an INSANELY talented illustrator but, we also have two design teams that will KNOCK YOUR SOCKS off with their talent. These ladies are the best of the best and I am honored to be among them!

Enough rambling already, let's take a look at this sweet digi set. It's called Acorn Ornaments and like allll of the other sets I've shared with you, this one is a beauty.

Ooooo....ahhhhh....soooo pretty! I just love these little guys! They are so nostalgic and so me. I like that Marcella gave us some ornaments on ribbons and some without. That makes this set soooo versatile. And the sentiments are sweet with lovely fonts.

I did a little search on The Googler and look what I found! Aren't they gorgeous?! 

They are vintage mercury glass ornaments. Just goes to show ya that acorns don't have to be brown! In your world they can be whatever color you want! My grandmother had pink ones, so that's where I went with mine. Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Take a look at what I did...

* NOTE: I have my watermark all over this to protect Marcella's illustrations from art bandits.*

I took the trio of ornaments without the ribbon and created my own background paper, using Photoshop Elements. I cropped the ornaments and made three separate files, then created two different rows of ornaments. I printed the images onto smooth white card stock at Staples, because I needed laser toner.

Then I die cut a panel from the main sheet, using a stitched rectangle die. That's when the fun started! I colored the ornaments with my Polychromos colored pencils. And then...

I ran the panel thru my Minc machine and added gold foil! Oh my word! I was blown away! The sparkle on this is AH-MAY-ZING! I am working on this at night and it was very difficult to capture a good photo with my lamps on. So, when I finish this up tomorrow, I will snap a shot with natural light.

Please take a moment to visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my teammies have created with this set!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! I hope your weekend has been wonderful so far!


digital stamp set: Acorn Ornaments(Power Poppy) 
card stock: 80lb Neenah Solar White
dies: Stitched Rectangle(Simon Says Stamp)
coloring medium: Polychromos Colored Pencils(Faber-Castell)
other: Minc machine(Anna Griffin)  gold foil(Deco)


Sheila H said...

Wow! You created some amazing paper, Barb! The coloring and foiling are so striking - love it! You have a wonderful eye for design.

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness gracious, Barb! This is fantastic. First of all I love the research you did on these ornaments. Those vintage ones are beauties! I adore how you colored yours (you are so good at coloring) and then with the gold foil, WOW! I can see how gorgeous they are in the light you had. Now you make me want a Minc again. :D Thank you for sharing and inspiring. I'm thrilled for you that your blog is getting the attention it deserves! Hugs!

LauraJane:) said...

This gorgeous Barb, could you explain how you added the foil eith the MINC? I have one and it only makes great paper weight in my craft room.

Natalie said...

Awesome! Love the gold technique.

Davi said...

Wow beautiful, love the vintage look with the pinks and gold!!