Friday, June 13, 2014

Want to be a Power Poppy Peep?

Hello happy crafters! It's Friday and this week there is a brand new "feature" over on the Power Poppy Hot Spot i.e. the blog! This is not only a day when the Bloom Brigade will show you some of their latest creations, it's a day when the team asks YOU to show us your stuff! That's right -- we want to see YOUR creations!

HERE'S HOW TO PLAY: All you need to do is use the linky below and share a new Power Poppy creation. Just that simple! It can be anything -- a card, an altered item, a 3D creation, a set of cards, ANYTHING! For the official rules, all you need to do is click HERE! Winners of this weeks' anything goes challenge will be announced next Friday as we unveil our top cards (which will then be added to our Power Poppy Peeps of the Week customer gallery on Pinterest!) Fun stuff!

On to my creation!

This card is actually one of three. One of my favorite things to do when I was a stamp instructor at my local stamp store was to teach a class I called 3 Cards, One Stamp Set. I loved looking at the stamp set and coming up with fun and different ways to use the same images. I thought -- what better way to get more mileage out of pretty images??? So, for the next few weeks, I'll be sharing coordinating creations using the set Lavender! At the end of the month, you'll have three ways to use the set -- in addition to all THESE ideas over on the Power Poppy Pinterest Board!

So... here goes card #1! For starters.... I used THIS sketch below from Pagemaps CardMaps! Did I mention how much I love sketches??? ;-)

And this is my card!

You might notice that my sketch is square but I took all the elements and stretched them into a standard A2 size. That's the beauty of sketches -- they are a starting point and you can morph them into something else to better accomodate your stamped image! So, here's how I created my card -- I stamped the lavender sprig on Cougar Opaque White Card Stock and then colored it up with Copic Markers using G20, G21, G24, BV00, BV01, BV04, and dots of B63. I cut out my image, rounding the lower right corer and then I sponged on some Antique Linen Distress Ink. I also took one of my grungy stamps (from Flourishes, So Distressed) and added splotches using Lavender Vivid Ink. I matted it all up using some Paper Studio Papers. My sentiment was embossed with White Detail Powder and I added some faux stitching thanks to a white gel pen. Add some Hug Snug Ribbon and a little wooden button and.... ta da!!!! Done! 

Here's a close up!

And here's the sentiment and faux stitching!

And that, my friends, is it! Need a little more inspiration to get those creative juices flowing? Be sure to stop on by and see what these lovely ladies on our Bloom Brigade created this week!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber >>>>> you are here!
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by! We can't wait to see what you create!


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ChristineCreations said...

What you did with the background colour Julie is just gorgeous! The purples are so beautiful but the touches of warmth really give it life!

Katie Sims said...

Julie, you have a gift of making your cards look like you are delivering a dose of sunshine and sweetness. Seriously, your cards always make me smile and I am sure they have the same effect on the recipient. Love the grungy purple ink stamping in the corners to frame out those beautifully colored lavender. :)

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty Julie, this is a great sketch too!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful! Love the grungy corners and the sketch which you made into a whole new and fabulous look!

Dawn B. said...

Very pretty with all that stamped distressing. Your purples are the perfect colors for lavender. I went to Europe on my honeymoon and all the lavender fields were blooming. It looked just like this. Great job Julie.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh my!! This is just charming Julie!! I LOVE the textures you've given this beauty and the chevrons are just super fun!! You always add just the right amount of details to make your cards extra special!!