Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sneak Peeks Day 3: Short Stacks!

I don't know about you, but I love little vignettes that just share a slice of life -- no matter what it be. Maybe it's a glass of tea cozied up next to your favorite book? Maybe it's a crossword puzzle that's waiting to be solved beside your favorite pot of flowers? These images share snapshots in time and Power Poppy's newest stamp set captures these slices of life just so beautifully!

Oh my goodness? I just can't take how cute that little parakeet is perched up on those whimsically stacked teacups! This set -- Short Stacks -- offers three different and darling vignettes plus some fun-filled sentiments that are perfect for birthdays, cards that hope to deliver a little happiness or a note to a friend you'd love to catch up with! 

On to my creation!

When I first saw this image above, I had to laugh. When I was growing up, my mom adopted her late sister's parakeet "Butchie" -- this darling bird looked exactly like I colored this one up to be. He would do this little wiggle move with this head and make all of us laugh! This image brought back some fun little memories! 

On to the deets! I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and then started to color it up with my Copic markers using these: YG00, YG03, YG05, YG13, YG0000, B01, B04, G24, G21, G20, R81, R83, R85, W00, W01 and BG0000. You can't really see but there is a little sparkle from a Sakura sparkle gel pen at the center of the flower and along a portion of that bottom cup. The papers are a mix of BasicGrey (Lemonade) plus Echo Park Fine & Dandy. The sentiment from the set was stamped on a 1-1/4" punched circle and matted on a 1-3/8" punched circle.  Add a little Hug Snug White Ribbon and a little bling and... ta da! Done! 

And, here's a close up of that sweet 'lil birdie!  

And that, my friends, is it! I honestly can't wait to use every image in this set since they are all just so sweet! In the meantime, the Bloom Brigade has some fanciful creations they would LOVE to share! So, hop on over and see.....

Christine Okken
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber >>> you are here!
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Power Poppy Blog >>> for more on Marcella's inspiration!

Tomorrow's sneak is one that's big on impact! I honestly fell in love with the concept behind this set and think there will be so many fun ways to put this one to use. Swing back by tomorrow and you'll see what I mean! Have a fabulous day!


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Ann said...

Wonderful card! We always had a parakeet growing up.

BJ Searcy said...

Beautiful card. Love that you left the cups white and colored the designs. The parakeet is gorgeous.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Awwww...LOVED your shared memory Julie! I adore birds, and would have loved to have one as a pet. Love how you colored this sweet little guy too! He's adorable!! What a beautiful card my friend!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, I so agree with you about little vignettes and love to decorate that way...wonderful things that I love collected together! Just such a lovely and warm sight! I LOVE this little image, and your little bird is daring and so beautifully colored! And these teacups (I'm a tea drinker...hehe!) are a delight! They just beg to be colored! Beautiful layout and wonderful DP with lovely touches of bling! In love and can't wait to get this "must have" set! Hugs, sweet friend!

ChristineCreations said...

So fun to have a little memory to be able to colour by :) Love the greens, yellows and that touch of blue on your birdie! And, I love how sweet the little flower is in the center of the bow too!. Adorable Julie!

Auntie Em said...

Great job colouring! You really captured the bright and cheerful plumage. Lovely colouring and a great card.
Thanks for sharing and inspiring! :)

Becky said...

Beautiful colors and coloring. I love that bird!

Karen W said...

Wonderful card and so spring like. I love this set!

Diane said...

Oh so very everything about it, right down to the colors you have chosen...such a cheerful card!!

Leslie Miller said...

Too cute! What a fun card, and I love that sweet bow with the flower. All these images are very cozy. Your coloring of the bird is fabulous! Can't wait to color this one!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How lovely. The birdie looks so cute and your scallop edge is darling.

Dawn B. said...

I love when a set of Marcy's evokes a great memory. I always wanted a pet bird. This is perfect coloring and cutting. Great job.

Katie Sims said...

Awww Butchie! What a sweet memory, indeed! I'll bet you did get a giggle when you saw this certainly colored him up beautifully! ;) Another gem of a card, Julie!