Friday, May 9, 2014

Pop Goes the World!

Power Poppy is traveling the world for their FIRST EVER challenge & it's one where YOU can WIN! Ready???

We call this the "Pop Goes the World" Challenge because the Bloom Brigade is literally finding inspiration by taking a virtual trip to a different part of the world! We didn't travel out of the U.S. for this one though. This is a beautiful sunset captured in Loveland, Colorado by photographer Michael Menefee. Isn't it breathtaking? Did you know each year more than 160,000 cards are mailed to Loveland from more than 110 countries just to be sent back at Valentine's Day with Loveland's postage cancellation stamp? Each year, the city uses a new stamp and new verse for the program and it's really quite the draw! So, let's use this little place on the map to spark some creative card making of our own! If you want to read up on the challenge rules -- just CLICK HERE!  Use the photo as color inspiration AND be sure to use one of Power Poppy's new Digital Stamps -- Peonies, Tulips, Gladioli or Gerbers -- for your creation! Just that simple!

On to my creation!

For starters, I used this week's Sketch Challenge -- SC487 -- over on Splitcoast for my layout. Isn't this fun?

I printed my Gerbera Daisies off on Cougar Opaque White, punched with a Stampin' Up 2-1/2" circle and then let my Copics do their work! I picked up V01, V04, V15, V17, and V0000. The stems were colored with G40, G43 and G20.  After I was done coloring, I did add a few dots from my Molotow White Paint Pen -- love that thing. I honestly think I am addicted!

With a layout picked, my card was really a breeze! Papers are from Stampin' Up and Close to My Heart. I accented my image using the dots in the sketch with white enamel dots from Theresa Collins. And last but not least, the sentiment is from the Good Thinking: Renewal set!

Okay... you might look at the graphic and said where is the yellow or orange from the photo? Well, I used a soft orange for my shading. See? So, you see that it doesn't have to be a big splash of color in your card!

And that, my friends is it! The Bloom Brigade loved their little virtual trip to Loveland and you can bet your bottom dollar they have tons of inspiration to share over on their little homes in the blogosphere! So, hop on over and see.....

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber -- you are here!
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

And, did you know???

Did you know that if you follow the Power Poppy boards over on Pinterest you could win the entire release for June? Yep, you can! And on top of all of that, if you follow us you'll be staying in touch with instant inspiration! The Power Poppy boards are chocked full of Bloom Brigade creations and they are all categorized by set! So, if you don't follow us yet, just log into your Pinterest account, click HERE and then click on the red "Follow All" button. We'll draw one lucky name from all of our followers and the winner will be announced on June 2nd after we unveil our fun-filled June release! 

So sign up now and then play along in Power Poppy's Pop Goes The World Challenge! I can't wait to see the beautiful things you create!


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Allison Cope said...

Oh my Julie! I love it! great use of the sketch but those daisies are delightful! Wonderful shadows and colouring!

Dawn B. said...

I love love love how you used the layout. I did not know that about Loveland. I have a friend that lives there. I think she is holding out on me. This is so pretty. Great orangy shading..I must try that.

ChristineCreations said...

This has such a pretty earthy feel Julie! Gorgeous coloring on the gerberas!

Karen W said...

So pretty, you colored the daisies just perfect! This is so much fun and a challenge to boot!

CherylQuilts said...

Stunning, Julie! Just love these colors and the great layout! Fabulous, and I can't wait to play...soon! Hugs!

Sue said...

This is stunning Julie. I love the image coloured so beautifully and the papers are gorgeous with such fabulous detailing too.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Sue x

Leslie Miller said...

Now those are some pretty Gerberas! I'd like to have some just like that. I couldn't resist planting some this year just because of this digi stamp set. Love the sketch and your papers, too!

The Rubber Maid said...

What a beauty of a card. Lovely. Mom

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! Your Gerberas look like they're just glowing Julie!! And I LOVE your sketch!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty Julie. The ribbon tag is a great touch and I like the feel of this. Comfy and pretty!

Patti Willey said...

Beautiful! Love the sketch & always nice to spot some SU! Your centers are highlighted so fabulous I swear there's a gem in the center! :) Pinning!