Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Sun for Power Poppy

Happy Friday! Anyone have any big plans for the weekend? I'll be painting our hallway and doing yard work all weekend. Pretty exciting, I know ;)

My goal for the month is to play along with the Hues to Use challenges over at Power Poppy and with this card done I only have one more to create a card for. That particular challenge has pink in it so I guess that's probably why I saved it for last LOL

This Hues to Use has red, yellow and green and I decided to use the digital stamp Bubbles and Fizz, which was just recently released. The image is of Golden Wattle, which is a plant I had never heard of before. I did some research online and it is native to SE Australia and has gorgeous yellow flowers. They actually reminded me of pom poms as I looked at various images of the flower. It is considered a shrub and blooms from August to October. Very cool to learn about!

When I colored the image I went with a more rich yellow, like the curb in the photo. To bring in the red I made my card base red and then also added a red banner. The green was also brought in by way of a banner and with the leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Bubbles and Fizz (Power Poppy)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Neenah Solar White, Polka Dot Parade (SU retired), DCWV  Basics and Brights Stack
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: Y13, Y19
G82, YG63, YG97
Accessories: Big Shot, MFT Blueprints 20, SU Ticket Corner Pumch, Dimensionals

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bat Owl Revisted

It's time for my DT Spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I've chosen to work with I Am Bat Owl again, I love this fun image. With all the superhero movies that are in the market nowadays this fun image is perfect for the superhero/comic book hero lover in your life!

The last time I used this image I used red for Bat Owls wings and mask. This time I decided to go with a yellow, I thought it looked good with the brown I used for the main body. You may recognize the sketch, as I also used it on another card I posted today. It's an older one by Freshly Made Sketches and one of my favorites. Very easy to use and is great for showcasing images like Bat Owl!

You can find Bat Owl in the Kitty Bee Designs shop HERE. There is also still time to play along with the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge, which you can find HERE.

I Am Bat Owl (Kitty Bee Designs), My Hero (sentiment, SugarPea Designs)
Paper: Crushed Curry (SU), Neenah Solar White, DCWV The Boyhood Stack
Ink: Cajun Craze (SU)
Copics: E37, E39, E43
Y35, YR18
Accessories: Big Shot, MFT Blueprints 15 and 27, Spellbinders Circles, Dimensionals

Kindness for LMMS

It's time for Inspiration Week at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this week I'm using an adorable image called Val's Butterfly. One of my best friends loves elephants and this sweet girl always makes me think of my friend.

I colored the image with copics and used a retired SU background stamp to create the plaid background on my card base. The heart DSP is also retired SU. I'm trying to use all the paper in my stash before spending money on new stuff!

Remember, there is still time to play along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the LMMS blog! Come check out what the rest of the DT has created and then play along with us!

Stamps: Vals Butterfly (LMMS), Tons of Fun (sentiment, SugarPea Designs), Flannel Plaid (SU retired)
Paper: Smoky Slate (SU), Neenah Solar White, Love Blossoms DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Rose Red (SU), Smoky Slate (SU)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Circles, MFT Blueprints 27, Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Red and Black for Power Poppy

A new Hues To Use is up on the Power Poppy blog and as soon as I saw the, black and white....I knew I wanted to use the Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher digital stamp. I already had had it printed out on a sheet with some other Power Poppy images, all I needed to do was color it.

I grabbed my copics and started coloring the image. I had almost gotten the entire image done, I was just working on shading the leaves, when my green copic juiced! I about cried because the spot was one I just couldn't cover up. Maybe someone with more talent than I have could have fixed it but I just uttered some not-so-family friendly words and printed off another sheet of images. I switched out that particular green for a different shade and completed the coloring once again.

As you can see I used red for the tulips and part of the background paper, black for the vase and background paper and then white for the image panel and on the background paper. I left off a sentiment so the card could be used for any occasion and the circle with the image is popped up for extra dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher (Power Poppy)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Neenah Solar White, Riding Hood Red DSP (SU retired), Basic Black DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: R27, R39, R89
G24, G28
N1, N3, N4
Colorless Blender
Accessories: Big Shot, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Circles, MFT Blueprints 15 and 18, Dimensionals

Monday, June 19, 2017

Christmoose in June

I've really been lagging this year with Christmas cards and so I wanted to make sure I made time to play along with the current Jingle Belles challenge before it closed.

For the challenge the gals at Jingle Belles want us to create a card with at least 3 layers. I had these moose from SugarPea Designs in my stash and colored thanks to the last 30 Day Daily Marker Challenge so I grabbed them and then checked out the SugarPea Designs blog to see what their sketch challenge looked like. It includes a few layers so I was able to combine the two challenges. I created 3 cards since I had 3 moose colored.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Merry Christmoose (SugarPea Designs)
Paper: Smoky Slate (SU), Mossy Meadow (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, Merry Moments DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU), Mossy Meadow (SU retired)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Squares and Rectangles, Dimensionals

Birthday Asters

On Sunday we had all 3 kids home for Fathers Day but I was still able to get some yard work done and create this card while the kids were busy hanging with dad.

This card is for the Power Poppy June Bug challenge. After seeing Julie Koeber highlight this set on a Hues to Use post I realized I didn't have this digi so I promptly went and bought it. Like all of the Power Poppy images the flowers are so pretty and detailed.

I used a blueish violet for my asters, some light pink and gray for the flowering clover and another shade of pink for the flowering thyme. After cutting out the image with a circle die I popped it up on the card base I had created. I thought this would make a great birthday card so I used a sentiment from another Power Poppy set to create the banner across the circle.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Asters Abuzz (Power Poppy), Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher (sentiment, Power Poppy)
Paper: Blackberry Bliss (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, Wildflowers DSP (SU retired), Old Olive DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: BV01, BV11, V25
Y08, Y18
Y00, Y35
N1, RV52
RV21, RV42
YG09, YG93, YG45
G24, YG63
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Circles, Hello Honey Ribbon (SU retired), MFT Blueprints 23, Dimensionals

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Strawberries for Sunday Stamps

It's time for a new Sunday Stamps challenge and this week we have a fun color palette that is definitely all about summer!

For my card I used a digital stamp from Power Poppy called Juicy Strawberries (it's on sale until tonight, June 11, for onle 1.99!). I just love this image. We have wild strawberries all over our yard, and some actually ring the grave of our beloved Spike, who we lost last Sept. When I go out to talk to him it makes me smile to see such happy plants growing around him and keeping him safe.

For my colors I chose the poppy red color, the pink and the green. The yellowish/tan green and the gray are also on my card....I used the yellowish/tan green on the strawberries, to make sections of the strawberries that weren't quite ripe, and the flowers are lined with a touch of gray.

Make sure you head over to Sunday Stamps to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us!

Stamps: Juicy Strawberries (Power Poppy)
Paper: Pear Pizzazz (SU), Neenah Solar White, DCWV Fresh Floral Stack
Ink: Raspberry Ripple (SU retired), Pear Pizzazz (SU)
Copics: R14, R17, YG91
G24, YG63
Y04, C1
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die