Friday, March 20, 2015

Let's Dance!

Hello all and happy Friday! Today not only brings the verge of the weekend BUT..... it's the first official day of SPRING! And, in honor of this lovely transition into flowers and showers, we bring you a special Power Poppy treat!

Just in case you missed it, last Sunday the Instant Gardeners popped the top on a brand new digital stamp set that is just, dare I say, luscious! What's better than buttery, twirly, swirly daffodils? So, check this out, will you?

Petals unfurl and foliage twists and twirls in this new digital stamp set called Dancing With Daffodils illustrated with love by Marcella Hawley. Daffodils and periwinkle vines almost appear to dance as they celebrate the arrival of Spring. A swirled up snail appears ready for a good time, too! Use the “Just Because” sentiment to have a springy card on hand, or use with a more seasonal sentiment to set the perfect tone.

Today, the Bloom Brigade is showing off this beauty so.... on to my creation!

I printed off my image on Cougar Opaque White card stock and then colored it up with Copic markers. I hate to say this but I used so many that I honestly couldn't share all. It was one of those moments that I grabbed a marker and decided on a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I added a little Hug Snug seam binding in yellow, a Stampin' Up gold button with some May Arts gold cording and.... a fun Spellbinders A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader Die. This die is perfect for those big images that are too large for an intricate layout but need a little somethin' somethin'! ;-)

I matted it all up on some Echo Park Fine and Dandy paper and... ta da! Done! I just love this image and think it truly is a wonderful way to honor this most wonderful time of year! 

Guess what? The rest of the Bloomies have gotten in on the "Dancing with Daffodils" act and have some beautiful creations to share! 

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Dina Kowal
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

And, if you are ever looking for more inspiration for this digital stamp set, it's out there! The Power Poppy Pinterest Boards have ALL of Power Poppy's stamp sets ripe with ideas to spark your creativity. Check out the Dancing With Daffodil's board HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have an fantabulous weekend ahead -- one that's full of JOY! See you back here soon! Oh, oh OH! I almost forgot. Mark your calendar for MARCH 29TH! That's when the next round of Power Poppy clear stamps will head off the production line and into the Power Poppy shop! Stay tuned, it's gonna be FUN!

Have a good one!

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CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, this is gorgeous! Your colors are beautiful and coloring stunning! I love the sponging at the edges too! Beautiful layout with this great die and the ribbon and button!! And the piercing is always a night touch (IMHO). Beautiful card with this amazing image!! I love seeing all the different colors...all so beautiful! Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

Now this is the epitome of spring sunshine Julie. I love the open eyelet airy elements it makes add to the sweet cheerfulness!

Allison Cope said...

Goodness me! Look at all the fun details: love the laced ribbon, the distressed corners but especially you colouring! Gorgeous card Julie! Good luck this weekend. I know you'll be spectacular!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Love your rich color tones on this, Julie! This card has the WOW factor, for sure!

Dawn B. said...

I really like that weaved ribbon. It looks so neat on your card. The ribbon is the perfect color for your daffodils. Great card Julie. Thinking about your busy times and praying for success.

Cheryl W. said...

Such a beautiful card layout and your coloring is awesome, as usual. I love the sunny colors of this one!

Linda Knox said...

Very earthy and natural looking. Nice job.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Julie! Your coloring is fabulous, the layers and the ribbon weave is awesome. Beautiful all around.

Rosy Newlun said...

Your card is just full of colors and textures! That is some beautiful ribbon and elegant button! Great job coloring the image!

Kathy Jones said...

EEEP!!! This is so full of sunshiney happiness you can't help but smile!!! What a beautiful card!! Your colouring is AMAZING and the ribbon treatment is fantastic!!! Who wouldn't love to get this beauty in their mailbox!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Okay...I always LOVE your coloring Julie! But that snail is THE BOMB!!! I love all the deep and vibrant colors you achieved with your coloring too, and your charming frame! Wow!!