Friday, March 4, 2016

Keep Climbing!

It's Friday folks and that means another dose of Power Poppy goodness coming your way! Not only do I have a creation to share but I want to share a a brand new Power & Spark Challenge coming your way thanks to the lovely and talented Stacy Morgan!

Check it out folks!

HOW TO PLAY: The Peek-A-Boo Challenge is about being inspired by this sketch challenge and making sure that the cut outs on your card share a snippet or give you a "peek" of fun underneath! Stacy wanted to let you know that even though the shapes shown on the sketch are circles, let your imagination flow and make them any 'ol shape you like! To prove this point, she used hearts! Oh, she also wants you to use at least two panels as well, which makes sense with this peek-a-boo sketch! To read up on the official details or to link up your take on the sketch, just click HERE to the Power Poppy Blog!

On to my creation! I wasn't able to play along in the sketch -- will do that sometime this month for sure! Instead, I reached for one of Power Poppy's older digital stamp sets called Climbing Clematis!

After printing off my image, I reached for my Copic markers and used a mix from the BG family to give my flowers a kind of monochromatic feel. The greens that I chose also seem to have more of a blue base, which was my goal! After coloring, I added a little yellow glow to help make my image pop a bit more. 

I have to show off part of my card so you can see the dimension on one of the panels. I ended up following Christine Okken's tutorial HERE on using stencils with embossing paste. I had never tried this and while I am normally not a "messy" stamper, I did enjoy the process and the results! I ended up using the paste and then, when the paste was someone dry but still a little tacky, I brushed on some Pearl Ex, a mica based powder to give it a bit of opalescent sparkle! 

And, here's a close up!  I did add a little razzle dazzle to the center of my flowers thanks to some glitter glue -- love that stuff!

And that, my friends, is it!!! Now it's time.... drum roll please.... the fabulously creative, big-hearted, wonderful women also known as THE BLOOM BRIGADE! Hop on over and see their Friday Power Poppy creations and... don't forget to say "hi!" while you're there!

Julie Koerber >>> you are here!

See you back here soon! You should know that Power Poppy does have some fun coming your way tomorrow when Marcella unveils a brand new digital stamp set that is a beautiful expression for the Easter Season! She'll have all the details tomorrow over on the Power Poppy Blog!


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