Monday, July 28, 2014

Power Poppy Day 2: A little bit of sunshine!

Hello all and welcome to day 2 of Power Poppy's Share your Sunshine Release -- a dose of happy that celebrates the garden's bounty!  All in all, five fabulous sets will be released and I can't tell you how much fun I have had creating with these sets. So, on to today's offering!



Sunny Harvest is a dose of fall a wee bit early -- sunflowers with a happy glow, sprigs of Chinese Lantern Sprigs and Bittersweet berries. They all bring wonderful shades of autumn, just ready and waiting to be colored up!

On to my creation!

When I saw this little bunch of sunflowers wrapped in kraft paper, I smiled. Sunflowers happen to be one of my favorite flowers -- just so full of sunshine! I stamped the bouquet on Cougar Opaque White Card Stock using Memento Espresso Truffle ink. And then, I grabbed these markers and colored it all up....
I added some Stampin' Up and My Mind's Eye decorative paper. I added some ragged sewing along the sides of a few of my panels and some paper piercing. Distress up the edges and add some fun little button brads with some May Arts twine and... ta da! The sentiment is also a part of a set and was added thanks to a 1-1/4" circle punch. 

Here's a close up!


Wait until you see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade did with this Sunny Harvest! It's a treat for the eyes -- I can guarantee that!


Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber >>>> you are here!
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Power Poppy Blog >>> check out some of Marcella's Inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop back for more Power Poppy goodness! Tomorrow's set is one that you've seen before, only with so much more to love! See you back here soon!

~Julie


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10 comments:

Maria A. said...

Hello Christine, this sneak peeks are driving me nuts, I can't wait to be able to get this gorgeous stamps.
Your card is irresistible, I just went to the Farmer's Market here in town last Saturday and there were buckets full of flowers just like the ones on your card, simply gorgeous!!!!!

Liz Williams said...

Julie, Your design paper choice is so fabulous with this image. Beautifully done!

ChristineCreations said...

Julie the papers are such a perfect backdrop for these orange sunflowers! So delightful, and I love the piercing and stitching too!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Absolutely charming Julie!! Like you, sunflowers are one of my favorites, and you've done these babies proud. How sweet is that wrapping and you colored it beautifully! Love how you pierced the papers from behind too. I never thought of doing that and I LOVE the effect!! Darling!

CherylQuilts said...

Jullie, I agree with Christine, that your papers are gorgeous and make a wonderful color palette for your image...so beautifully colored! What a fabulous layout, adding the sentiment with the twine and brad! Gorgeous! Another wish list set! LOL! (Need them all, right - yep!) Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Eeeeek! Be still my heart! The colors, the patterned paper, and those amazing sunflowers with your very special coloring... I could just fall over. The inside is just too cute. What a happy card!

Davi said...

Love the colors you used for your lovely sunflowers and what a perfect dp you paired with them :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous coloring Julie... wow... Fabulous fall feeling and the coloring just amazing I tell you! Love it.

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Ms Julie!! Love your bold colours and the sewing, buttons and twine give such a wonderful country feel! And of course the colours and colouring are amazing as always!! :)

Allison Cope said...

That's one glowing bouquet! I love the rich, deep ornages of your blooms Julie! And I love your choices of paper - country but yet beautiful! A gorgeous card!