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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24 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

BEAUTIFUL Julie! Your coloring is just amazing and love your design. I just got a new sewing machine so hopefully I can follow your lead on the stitching! Congrats on this new 'gig' ... what an amazing team of talent!! All the best!
Think of you often!! HUGS!

KimCreate said...

Yes, it does make me sigh! No matter what colors you use on the image, it's gorgeous as I've seen as I hop around to all the DT cards. Yours is beautiful too!

Joan V said...

Julie, this is just bursting with Springtime happiness. Love your coloring of all those blooms. Thanks for sharing.

Liz Williams said...

So many possibilities with this pretty stamp. Love your pretty card to usher in spring. So excited and can't wait to order.

Ravengirl said...

This is gorgeous Julie! I just love Marcella's florals!

The Rubber Maid said...

Well worth the waiting. This is a lovely image and a beautiful card. Pat

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous, did you stamp one first and then mask it or is this just one stamp???

Julie Koerber said...

Karen, this is one beautiful and big stamp! :-)

ChristineCreations said...

Wowee Julie - it totally speaks love! Your colouring is gorgeous, full of light and spring vibrance!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cheerful, fresh and beautiful coloring. Julie I like this from the lace background to the wood grain bottom. Beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

They make my heart sigh and sing at the same time! Oh, how beautiful! I so wanted to use a doily with this, but found I had run out, so I totally love the look of this with your sweet pinks and the doily. Gorgeous coloring full of sweetness and light!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my goodness, gf, this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE your color choices...just makes you wanna smile, you know? That darling flower-shaped doily (where did you get that???), and your vibrant coloring make this one stand-out card!

Allison Cope said...

It reminds me of spun sugar... all soft pink and smelling good! Ahhh... it's breath-taking Julie!

Jerri Jimenez said...

You all are doing an amazing job with Marcy's new set. I'm so happy for you and wish you the very best! This is one fabulous card!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous Julie! Love all of the details and coloring you created with!

Beth said...

beautiful Julie and what interesting paper on the bottom of your card.

AussieParcher said...

Oh my, oh my, so pretty.
Beautiful colouring of the bouquet too.

Candida said...

Wow, Julie! This is gorgeous! So beautifully colored... makes me smile!

Katie Sims said...

Mercy Julie....your coloring is stunning! Your whole card feels like a Spring day....love all of the pinks and your sweet layout! What a way to start the Sneaks week! Beautiful! :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

*sigh*....Such a stunning display of Spring at its best Julie!! LOVE your coloring as always, but I also love all the sweet little extras like the doily, lace and darling button and bow!! Gorgeous work as always my friend!

Becky said...

wow, what gorgeous colors.. Beautiful card.

Kathy Jones said...

Ms Julie, this is sheer girlie perfection!!! Loving all the PINK and your colouring is fantastic!!!! What a divine card to have us all drooling!!! :)

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Love the doily...perfect compliment to that gorgeous bouquet!

Diane said...

Gorgeous~gorgeous...wow...love it and all the beautiful flowers you have colored....stunning!!