Friday, February 28, 2020

Power Poppy ~ Get Wool Soon

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday!  Ready for a little Friday Fun with Power Poppy? Today, I'm showcasing the Get Wool Soon digital stamp set and I colored it with my colored pencils.

Take a look...Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

I printed the image onto a piece of 400 Series Strathmore Colored Pencil paper. It was my first time using this paper and I really liked it! It has just enough tooth to grip the pencil pigment and it made layering the pencil very easy. It also ran through my printer with no issues because it is paper...feels a little like lightweight construction paper. Another thing to note is the color of the paper. It's not snow white and I like that, too. In order to give the focal panel a bit more stability, I simply matted it with card stock.

After I finished all the coloring, I die cut the image using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square die and while the panel was still in the die, I did a little ink blending using the Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios with Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender Distress Inks. I also added touches of sparkle by using a Clear Stardust glitter pen and some Tiny Twinkles. I used the heart die from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card die set to get that sweet little sparkly heart on the mug and I added Nuvo Crystal Drops to the tea. The "Thinking of You" greeting is from the Spring Border Two digi set. That's another really cute set! I may have to color that one next!

Then I finished off the inside of the card with a sentiment from the same digi set and I accented it with a few hearts that I punched out of purple glitter paper from American Crafts.

And that is it! My card is finished and ready to be mailed. I thank you so much for stopping by today. Please visit the Power Poppy blog to see what my team mates have created to share with you. There's always LOTS of inspiration on the Power Poppy blog!

Thanks again for the visit...have a wonderful weekend!



Leslie Miller said...

Your pencil coloring is beautiful, Barbara! I love that you picked this image, too. Feels good this time of year. Beautiful shading. I need to try some better paper for my pencils. I know it makes all the difference.

ChristineCreations said...

It’s gorgeous Barbara! You have such a way with purples!

Gloria Stengel said...

Barbara, this is such a beautiful card! I looooove the purple! I think the inked background is perfect!

Camille Short said...

Gorgeous work!

Jeanne said...

This is stunning, Barb! I adore your coloring skills. Always have and always will. Your attention to detail is amazing. I'd never heard of colored pencil paper. May have to try to find some. Thank you SO much for sharing! Hugs!

Barbara said...

I find that this card is very comforting for me. Could it be the colors or the fact that someone is relaxing with a hot cup of coffee and a favorite craft for the afternoon? Either way, I am so fond of this.

Henri√ętte Creatively Happy said...

Wow Barbara! What a stunning card, the image, the colours everything is great and matches so well. Your colouring is always so beautiful.
Thank you so much for this stunning inspiration and have a wonderful weekend.

Stacy Morgan said...

Barbara this is wonderful. Your soft colors and the sponging are perfect. Very pretty all around.

Lisa said...

This is one of my favorite digital sets and wow, did you do a beautiful job with it! Your coloring is perfect, I want to blow on the tea to cool it down :)