Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Power Poppy Sneaky Peeks start TODAY!

Hello all and welcome to a week full of beauty! I am so happy to say that Power Poppy will soon be out with a fresh crop of clear stamps and you'll see sneaks of these sets all this week, right here on the 'ole blog!

This first set is a absolute stunner!


This set, Planning for Magnolias, is inspired by the love Marcella has for not only this plant, but for two very special women in her life. First, her beautiful mom, Susan, who adored Magnolias and grew them right in her own back yard and, second, her daughter, Lulu, who has been hit by the Planner craze. Not only do you have a gorgeous branch of Magnolia in bloom but a fun and colorful planner loaded up with stickers, decorative pens, swatches, clips and of course, a little washi tape! The Star Magnolia that is placed on top is truly the star of the show there! Throw in some "save the date" kind of sentiments, and you have a beautiful stamp set that is begging to be used when trying to catch up with old friends!

On to my creation! I knew I had to color up this larger than life branch and I also knew that whatever I did, I had to move toward a clean and simple design. So, that's where I started! 



After stamping this image on some white card stock, I really spent the first part of my coloring focusing on the background. I wish you could see the background a wee bit better because the upper portion of my image has a yellow glow to it, while the bottom is draped with a bit of blue and purple. I had been wanting to color the background up with Copic markers and then try that technique where you remove some of the color by dampening a cloth with Copic Various Ink and then pressing it into the card stock. Well, I forgot you needed to use a white cloth so that the color from the rag didn't transfer! My rag was a maroon color. :-( After taking off the rag and seeing that bit of dye on my paper, I decided I would "go with it!" I actually think it is interesting! Let's just chalk this one up to a 
bit of a "happy accident!"

After the background was finished I picked up these Copic markers RV00, R81, R83, R85, YG00, YG13, YG05, Y0000, Y11, BG0000, BG000, BG11, BV00, BV0000, E31, E33, and E55 and colored up my branch.

Here's a close up for you! 



From there, it was simply matting it all up. I stamped the sentiment (also from the set) and then punched it out using a 1-1/4" circle punch. Add a bit of silver cording and some paper piercing and... ta da! 

And that, my friends, is it for me today! I happen to know that not one, not two, but ALL of the Bloomies have some creative card making to share with you all today. So, stop by their places here in the blogosphere to see their Planning for Magnolias creations!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


Tomorrow, we're going to get a little "folksy" with our sneaky peek so you'll have to swing on by and share a little of your time with me! :-) See you then! 

~Julie


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