Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Power Poppy Sneaks Day 2: Folk Heart!

Hello all and welcome to day 2 of the Power Poppy Sneaky Peeks! Today is all about digging into that soulful part of ourselves and pulling out a little folksy charm! Check it out my friends!


Look back to vintage hooked rugs, crazy quilts and the art of yesteryear and you'll get a glimpse at just some of what inspired Marcella Hawley in this latest clear stamp set called Folk Heart! Look for not only this darling little chirping bird nestled in a heart shaped wreath but a heart in hand image and a flower filled vase that I am going to show off shortly! It's the perfect little set for those coloristas who just want to pass some time putting their markers or pencils to use! 

On to my creation! 

I knew when I stamped this image that I wanted it to be an explosion of color! Being that I normally pick out my decorative paper AFTER I stamp and color my card, I realized that would be pretty darn dangerous to just to "expect" to find the right colors! So, I dug through and found this paper pack by My Mind's Eye. It's a pretty old one but I loved the blue sheet with the funky little flowers that reminded me of the same style in this set! So, I matched up some coordinating patterns and then reached for my Copic Markers in these colors to bring this folksy vase to life! 


And, here's a close up so you can see how it all came to be!


I even stamped the same image inside using a little Memento Tangelo ink and some Versafine Onyx for the sentiment -- love the crisp look this ink pad delivers!


The rest is just matting it all up. I started literally by cutting my image out askew and then using those lines to cut my mat as well after I glued my image to each piece of paper. It was a bit risky, I'll admit, but thankfully, it worked! Add a little cotton ribbon and a fun Stampin' Up Crystal button and... ta da!!!! Fini!

Now it's time to groove on over to some of my fellow Bloomies to see how they brought the folk out in this set! 

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Tomorrow brings a new day of sneaks and this next set is all about LOVE! So, come on back and see what the Bloomies have in store! 

~Julie


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