Friday, February 20, 2015


Hello all and Happy Friday! Hope your creative week is ending on a high note! It's Power Poppy Friday here on the ole Out to Impress Blog and have I got a digital treat for you! In fact, let's get right to it!

Just in case you missed it, last Sunday the Power Poppy Instant Gardeners unveiled the latest addition to Power Poppy's Instant Garden a.k.a. their digital stamp set colleciton! And this one, my dear friends, is not an image that is to be missed!

Say hello to French Lilac, which Marcella Hawley drew so lush and lovely that you can almost smell the beautiful fragrance of lilacs coming out of each and every card! ;-) 

Since this is a digi, I used THIS tutorial to prep my image and I actually created a 4 by 5" canvas and draped the lilac off both corners of my front panel. From there, I colored this lovely up with Copic markers, trimmed, and the rest is matting it up with the help of a Spellbinders Fancy Tags die, some Lavender Vivid Ink sponged on top of the die cut tag (sentiment is also from the French Lilac Digital Stamp Set), and then a fun (and very old) Martha Stewart border punch accented with rhinestones! Ta da! 

Here's a peek at the Copic colors that I used.....

And, here's a close up! Don't you just love that little lady bug? I sure do!!!

And that, my friends is it! As always the fabulously talented Bloom Brigade has a eye candy parade for you using Power Poppy stamps (many, if not all used this amazingly beautiful lilac image!). So, hop on over and see........

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber >>> you are here!
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

And don't forget Power Poppy's The Sky Is The Limit Challenge!

Here's how to play! Be inspired by the sky, create, and link up your creation HERE for a chance to win a Power Poppy stamp set of choice!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fun and oh-so-blessed weekend! 

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Lori said...

Cute! I love the way you made this card.

Bridget said...

Absolutely stunning, Julie!!

Cheryl W. said...

I love lilacs! This is so pretty, Julie. Your coloring is amazing.

ChristineCreations said...

Julie your colouring is just amazing on this design. I so love how you laid out the lilacs!

Kathy Jones said...

Oh My!! Julie, your colouring is exquisite!!! Love the rich colours and the way you've created the images onto the background with the digi is just FABULOUS!!!! What a stunning card girlie!!

Gab said...

Just beautiful colouring

Maria A. said...

Gorgeous Julie, love how you divided this image on the panel, the colors are so life like, the little Lady Bug is a cute part of this beautiful Lilac Blooms, she really shines in bright red.
Lovely layout too, fabulous bling.
Thank you for sharing.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Bold and cheerful! I like the way you used the lilacs on the edges and fun lacey like trim edge.

Leslie Miller said...

I love how you made this big enough to really show off these gorgeous blooms, and especially the ladybug. Love that! Pretty, Julie!

CherylQuilts said...

Julie, your coloring is gorgeous! LOVE the colors and shading! And I love the layout with that sweet lady bug taking "front stage" - hehe! What a darling part of this image! And beautiful layout with lovely embellishments! Thanks for sharing another beauty, sweet friend, and I hope you are staying warm! Hugs!

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous creation Julie! Love the blown up lilac images!