Friday, August 8, 2014

Ready to take a little trip?

Hello all and welcome to a fun-filled creative escape courtesy of Power Poppy! It's one that will take us to Portofino, Italy for a little splash of color inspiration! This month with our Pop Goes the World Challenge, we travel to this upscale resort area along the Italian Riviera which is famous for its picturesque harbor. It's also supposed hot spot with celebrities! And, after looking at this photo -- you can see why! Aren't those colors delish? If you can't journey to Italy to see this beauty in person, I've been told there's a full-scale replica of this area of town at Universal Orlando Resort! So today, we "travel" to this coastal community to be inspired!


Look at this photo and and use at least three out of the four colors we've highlighted. Add shades of turquoise or buttery yellow or rusty red or a little bit of grassy green to your creation! Simply use a Power Poppy stamp set, these colors and link up your creation to be in the running! You can read up on all the official rules HERE as well as link up your creation!

On to my creation!

So for starters, I not only followed the inspiration from the photo picking up on the red and green (then adding the yellow in the form of shading), but I am taking part in this week's SCS Sketch Challenge -- which was to pick any one of the sketches from challenge 400 to 499! I picked SC413!

For my card, I stamped those darling apples from Power Poppy's Farmers Market stamp set using Memento Espresso Truffle and then colored it up with my Copic Markers using these markers: E31, E23, E25, E37, YR00, Y21, Y23, R14, R30, R24, and R27. The greens were done with G20, G21, G24, and G28. 

From there, I used some BasicGrey decorative paper called Fact, some brown gingham ribbon and a big bronze button from Stampin' Up! Ta da! Here's a close up!

And that, my friends, is it! Some of the Bloom Brigade took these fabulous shades and let their creativity flow! So, grab your passport to creativity and stop by to see......

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller

Hope you make time to join us for the Pop Goes the World Challenge! We'd love to see what kind of colorful creativity you whip up!

Thanks for stopping by!


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KimCreate said...

Super pretty! The apples are great. I have the paper pad and am kind of stumped on how to use the papers, they are so different. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Julie. I could pick up an apple and eat it. They look real. Your layout and paper are perfect for these apples. Love it.

Cammie said...

Great take with the challenge. While pulling colors from sunny Italy, you created a card with a crisp autumn vibe.

Leslie Miller said...

Perfect sketch, papers, and coloring! Makes my heart sing! Or maybe it's the musical note paper... I don't know, but I feel like singing!

ChristineCreations said...

Those apples look so inviting, delicious and that little touch of gingham ribbon too!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, you've really colored this crate of apples beautifully! Such a wonderful vintage feel to your card with the colors, textures, and gingham ribbon! I love it! Hugs!