Friday, March 28, 2014

The BIG Day is Here!

Ok, I have to admit that I've been kind of like a kindergartner squirming in her seat this past week. I am here with some of my best stamping friends in the world about to embark on a new journey to live life in FULL BLOOM! After what seemed like a LONG wait, we are here to sneak the first set!



Our first Power Poppy set, hot off the presses, may have you hearing the alluring tones of a French accordion and whispering Ooh La La!! Springtime Love  is in the air and this set embodies romance -- with passionate petals and love-laced sentiments. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley as she went in for the kiss, this beauty of a set measures 4" by 6". Now doesn't that just sound sweet?

On to my creation!


Doesn't this image just make you sigh? I mean, it's a feast for the eyes! Daffodils, roses, tulips, poppies, some grape hyacinth, and a splash of sweet peas. Could you fit more flowers? Why yes! Yes, you can! There's bleeding hearts, dianthus, and foxlove too! Coloring this image was an absolute treat. I put on some peaceful music and literally lost track of time! I also lost track of the Copic markers I used and I am pretty sure my fingers touched nearly every marker in my collection for this one. You can see I did use a die cut circle to cut out the image and while the die cut was still attached, I did sponge on some Spun Sugar Distress Ink to add a soft glow. Mat it on a fun doily, add some lace trim, a button threaded with white and pink twine and almost done! The paper is from a 6" by 6" paper pack from Carta Bella called Wildflower. Add a little paper piercing and the fun sentiment from the set and... just like they say in France... "Fini!"

Here's a close up for you to show you these bold and beautiful blossoms!


And that, my friends, is it! Now that you've been swept away with that free-feeling Springtime Love, why not traipse around to take in some more? The Bloom Brigade has plenty to share!

See you back here tomorrow, when we'll have you movin' and groovin' to a spunky and fun Power Poppy beat! 


~Julie


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