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.
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)
copic colors: B00, B12, RV25, R46, R89, BV000, RV13, BV11, YG00, YG03, G21, G24, G43, G46
pigment ink pen - white