Sunday, October 15, 2017

Power Poppy ~ Hops & Barley

Hello, Friends! Happy Sunday. I'm just popping in today with a new digi set from Power Poppy. This one is a little different from what we're used to seeing from Marcella. It's still a botanical but, this one has a BEER theme! The image is beautiful and the sentiments are as well. See...take a look at Hops & Barley.



Here is what Marcella has to say about this set...

"Everywhere you turn these days, there seems to be an upstart craft brewery opening its doors, or a new "IPA" or "Seasonal Ale" to sample at the local pub. In the spirit of this beloved spirit, I've designed a botanical stamp set that celebrates two of the essential used in the brewing of beer: Hops and Barley.A few "hoppy" sentiments and a wise saying from Benjamin Franklin round out this set, a must-have for beer aficionados. PS: If the beer theme isn’t for you, let these two harvest plants just be a pretty botanical to decorate a masculine or fall card."

I went clean and simple with my design. I printed the image and sentiment on my favorite Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream card stock and colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils. I use only the pencils to blend the colors. I don't use any blending solution. I love the look of pencil but, sometimes my coloring is a little "rugged" so I will use the Prismacolor blending pencil to smooth out certain areas. I'm learning to use just the pencils themselves.


I added a touch of sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and a few tiny twinkles. This was a super fun image to color. It will probably make a few more appearances on my bloggie this year. *wink*  And, that's it for me!

Please take a moment to visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created to share with you. AND...I have some wonderful news to share with all of you!

Marcella has been drawing her fingers off and she's ready to reveal the 2017 Happiest Holiday release! Previews begin tomorrow and the stamps will be available for purchase on October 24th. Get ready to have your socks knocked off!





Blessings~

6 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful image and your coloring is marvelous! I like that you are using just the pencils. It looks fantastic. I like the serene color palette, too. You are such a wonderful card designer. Thank you so much for sharing, Barb. I hope all is going well! Big, happy hugs! :)

Gulffire said...

OOH! This is so lovely. Especially love the muted colors. Just beautiful.

CherylQuilts said...

Ooh, sweet Barb, what a beautiful card! I love the warm, fall colors and richness of your coloring. I agree that the Rustic card stock from PTI is wonderful with the bits of fibers, etc. Lends to this image, and I love how you've made the card base with the tilted colors. Beautifully done!! Hugs!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful just as this stamp !

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

This is a fabulous card !

Sheila H said...

So pretty!