Soft spot for Power Poppy's Blooms

8.16.2015

Hello sweet friends!  I'm back a bit sooner than anticipated.  I was planning to put aside cardmaking until end of month to enjoy last summer fun with my kids.  But when I found out Passionate Paper Creations Facebook group is celebrating Power Poppy this weekend, I couldn't resist and had to pulled out my Copic and join the fun.  What can I say?!  I have a soft spot for all the gorgeous Power Poppy's blooms. 

This breath-taking digi is calls Garden Fireworks which I paired up with the sentiment from the Go Wild clear stamp set.   I have to say, though I favorite many of Power Poppy's blooms, this one got to be my most favorite!  I LOVE gardening and this is one gorgeous, tranquil garden Marcella has ever created!


I colored with Copic markers and cut out the image to a 5X5 frame. We always get lots of butterflies to our garden. So I decided to popped a tiny butterfly on the center poppy to capture that, but keeping the butterfly white so the focus is all on the blooms instead. Next, I cut out the 5.25X5.25 turquoise cardstock, TWICE for added dimension. This way the card will still get mail safely flat while adding dept to the card. I love this technique rather than using foam tape. I don't have to worry that the card get damaged during the shipping transit. Finally, I adhesive the layering onto a white, heavy-weight card base which I've cut to 5.50X5.50 card size. Then, for a finished touch, I added the fence border die, cut 3X, after colored in grass.



Aren't these blooms breath-taking?! I fell in love with the blue that Cheryl of CherylQuilts (one of Power Poppy's lovely Instant Gardener Digi Release designer) used on her alliums.  So I tried to replicate the colors.  But I didn't have all the right colors.  So I just went with the shades of blue that I have instead and added white dots to the center of the flower using white pigment pen. Besides, I could never made my blooms as gorgeous as Cheryl.  I think she must have born with Copic markers in her hand!  Ha-ha.  She's also the reason why I have such a soft spot for all these Power Poppy's blooms.  Her works are such an inspiration to me.  I decided to make the card POP by making the poppies deep red while keeping the catnips a softer violet.

OH here are photos of the sunflowers from our work-in-progress vegetable garden.  And there is me sitting there coloring up the Sunflower Power digi! Talk about taking it outside for colors inspiration!  Ha-ha.



Thank you friends for sharing your day with me.  Have a lovely and blessed new week!  For those with children heading back to school on the week of the 24th, enjoy the last minutes of summer fun with them while you still can.  


Supplies List:

stamps image & sentiment: instant garden digi (Power Poppy) and Go Wild clear stamp set (Power Poppy)
dies: fence border (Impression Obsessions); magical butterflies (Creative Expressions)
cardstocks
copic colors: B00, B12, RV25, R46, R89, BV000, RV13, BV11, YG00, YG03, G21, G24, G43, G46
pigment ink pen - white


6 comments :

  1. Oh, Christina, this is GORGEOUS! Your work is exquisite, and I love the colors you've used! These blooms just burst forth with stunning color, sweet friend! Wow, I love it, and you brag too much about me. I'm self-taught and not a superstar by far. But I do love to color as you do, sweet friend. I love the sweet little fence you've added along with the darling butterflies! Wow, is this ever gorgeous! You've wowed us all! Yes, I know you were taking a break, but this was definitely for a good cause...hehe! Wishing you a wonderful last week with the children, and know that you are dearly loved! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  2. Fantastic image and coloring and I love the fence detail too! Great job!

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  3. Amazing creation, Christina! Beautifully colored flowers and I love the addition of the picket fence. Thanks for joining The Crafty Addicts Challenge.

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  4. Oh my goodness...this is so gorgeous!! Love the colors and the way you've put the flowers together. It's very wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin Kimmie.'

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  5. WOW!!! Are those the richests poppies ever... Your coloring is fantastic. Gorgeous florals and the little fence is darling accent. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing in our Chic and Shabby challenge this month.

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  6. Christina thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my Shabby Chic Poinsettia's for the Power Poppy challenge, your comments were so sweet.......now let me say that your card for the challenge is gorgeous love the blue on the allium's and the red on the poppies eye popping beautiful coloring of this image as is your card.

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