Monday, November 16, 2020

Power Poppy Part 2- Day 5

Welcome to the fifth and final day of the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas release! I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the various sets and the endless possibilities with each one. All 10 sets from the release can be found in the Power Poppy store in both clear stamp and digital form so there is something for everyone!


The last set for this release is called the Joy to the World Bouquet. Look at all the details and variety of flowers...a poinsettia, hellebores, ivy, cranberries, pomegranate and pine needles. Such a lovely feast for the eyes!


For my card I cut out the image with my Scan N Cut and then colored it with copics. I really wanted to try some black hellebores, I though the contrast would be great against the poinsettia, pomegranate and cranberries but in the end I chickened out. Maybe I'll try it on a scrap and see how it comes out. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner in a poppy red and then embossed the white panel with a wood plank design. I then popped up the bouquet across the white panel.

Make sure you stop by the Bloom Brigade blogs to see all of their amazing creations and then head on over to the Power Poppy store to grab your favorite sets!






Sunday, November 15, 2020

Power Poppy Part 2- Day 4

Welcome to the 4th day of the Quiet Christmas release, part 2! Today's set is called Cuddle in the Cabin and I have to say, I keep going between this one and Forest Fellas as my favorite set. Both speak to my soul of things I absolutely adore!

I just love the images in this set....the snowy cabin scene, deer, a lovely pine tree and mountains to create your own backdrop. I don't live in a cabin but everything else about the set sure speaks to life in Alaska, especially since winter is my favorite season! When I was working nights I would come home at 2:30am and just sit on my front porch enjoying the way the moonlight caused the snow to sparkle, and to listen to the absolute stillness of the neighborhood.


For my card I went with a night scene where the moon is shining nice and bright. Those are my favorite nights, where the moon is so bright that it reflects off the snow and the sky is this gorgeous dark blue color and even in the middle of an Alaskan winter you can see for miles and miles because the snow covered landscape is all lit up. It's even better when the aurora decides to join the party and dances across the sky, a partner to the moon. I used a silver gel pen to add some shine to the edges of the roof, porch, trees and fence.

Are you ready to see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade did with this fabulous set? Let's go check it out!





Peace and Joy

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun sketch from Amy!

For my card I used a set from My Favorite Things that has been in my collection for a while but yet has never seen ink. Sadly I have way too many sets like that and I really need to break them out and play with them, no matter how old they are.

I stamped the large sentiment in blue and then cut out some MFT snowflakes to go along 2 of the edges. I also stamped little snowflakes around the sentiment in 2 different shades of blue. The paper is from one of the hot buy pads from Michaels.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the team came up with and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you interpret the sketch!






Saturday, November 14, 2020

Power Poppy Part 2- Day 3

Welcome back! It's Day 3 of Power Poppy's  Quiet Christmas Release Part 2. Today's release is a great set called Season's Greenings!


For my card I decided to use the fun Santa gnome carrying a Christmas tree and shovel. One of my best friends loves gnomes so I think this card will be perfect for her! After coloring my image with copics I used my Scan N Cut to cut it out and then I picked out some background paper and just did one wide strip across a plain white card base. I then stamped the sentiment "Here comes Planta Claus" in green ink under the strip. I normally don't do embellishments but I thought the sequins worked well here. (my layout was inspired by this card I saw on Pinterest)


Shall we go see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade did with this fun set? Let's go hopping!





Friday, November 13, 2020

Power Poppy Part 2- Day 2

It's day 2 of the second part of Power Poppy's Quiet Christmas elease and the set today, Enchanted Branches: Woodland, is SO much fun to play with! I love all the fun elements in this set, including my favorite mushroom Armanita Muscaria aka Fly Agaric. This stamp set is definitely a must have for nature enthusiasts! 


For my card I stamped the branch and then grabbed the elements I wanted to hang from the branch: the fly agaric mushroom, a pinecone and an acorn. I then stamped the sentiment to the right of the branch. After coloring in the image I still felt it needed something so I did some dry embossing to make it look like snow falling.


Let's get hopping to see what the Bloom Brigade did with this fun new set!


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Power Poppy Quiet Christmas-Part 2

Hi friends! I'm so excited to be back to showcase the 2nd half of the Power Poppy Quiet Christmas release! Today is Day 1 and we are starting with an amazing set called Forest Fellas. I can't even begin to say how much I absolutely adore this set!


Forest Fellas is a bit of a departure from Marcella's usual images yet it is still perfectly inline with all of her amazing nature drawings. The set features a moose, bear, fox, owl and some amazing sentiments that are good for Christmas, winter and year-round. If you've been to my blog before it shouldn't surprise you that I decided to use the moose image for my card. I have secretly hoped that Marcella would do a stamp set with a moose someday so I seriously squealed with joy when I saw this set. 

A lot of folks don't realize that moose have a lot of red tones to their fur so when I color my moose images I tend to pull out my copics that have more of a golden tone. The colors on the antlers can differ depending on the time of year but I like to keep mine more of a lighter tone. I wanted to keep my background simple so I pulled out some plaid paper from my stash and paired that with a banner dry embossed with an argyle pattern. I stamped the sentiment in red and then popped up the moose along the side of the banner. I think I'm going to mass produce some of these to send out to friends for Christmas this year!


Are you ready to see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade came up with? Trust me, you won't be disappointed! After hopping through all the amazing blogs head on over to the Power Poppy store!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Power Poppy Quiet Christmas-Day 5!

Welcome to Day 5 of the Quiet Christmas release! I hope you've been as excited about this release as I have been! Marcella has truly outdone herself with these amazing sets. The best news? It's not over yet....we'll be back on Nov.12 to showcase round 2 of new sets and let me tell you, 2 of my absolutely favorite sets of this release are in Collection 2 and I cannot wait to show them off!!


Today's set is called Heavenly Peace Dove and it is such a beautiful image. The lovely dove on an olive branch is so eye catching and I just love the sentiments that are in this set!


For my card I colored the dove with some of my T copics and then used YG's for the olive branches. I mixed some dark olives with some green ones on the branches for some contrast. I adhered my image panel to some patterned paper with silver on it and adhered that to a green card base. I thought the card needed something else to finish it off so I took a sheer ribbon and tied that across the bottom of the card. I know it's hard to see in the picture but it's there :)


It's time to visit the rest of the Bloom Brigade to see their amazing creations!