Friday, April 3, 2015

A Pop of Pastel!

Hello all and welcome to April! As you know, every first Friday the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade ushers in a new challenge that's designed to add a bit of design power with a splash of creative spark in your craft rooms! So, as we usher in spring, we give you our next challenge hosted by the ever-so-talented Ally Cope!

"With Spring slowly making away across the land, it reveals the beautiful of so many gorgeous blooms and buds: blooms of soft buttery yellows, light lavender purples and pastel rosy pinks. So for this month's challenge, I want to see you create with a soft, subtle color palette of PASTELS. Let's see those creamy oranges, delicate grassy greens and beautiful soft shades of color on your cards and creations. I was inspired to create a card using the subtle palette of watercolor on my bouquet. I can't wait to see what you create!"  ~ Ally 

If you want to read up on the official rules, just click HERE and see how you can get in on the action! You could win a Power Poppy stamp set of choice!

On to my creation!

I have a bit of a throwback to share today! It's actually one that I created a while back but never shared! While I didn't craft it specifically for this challenge, it kind of fits! Don't worry, I think I'll be using a lot of pastels this month. Spring is in the air afterall, right?

For this spotlight creation, I stamped the Azalea image from Power Poppy on the decorative paper and then again on white card stock. I figured out which portion of the image I wanted in color and then, using a series of circle dies, cut that portion of the image out and colored it up with Copic markers. I added a little BasicGrey decorative paper, some bling and then added the sentiment thanks to a 1" circle punch. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! And that, my friends, is it!

Now it's time to see the beauties crafted by our talented Bloom Brigade. Stop by their blogs, give them some "love", and check out their latest creations!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan

So, get creative and then link up your creations over on the Power Poppy blog! You could win that Power Poppy stamp set that is on your wish list! For those that celebrate, I hope you have a rejoiceful Easter or blessed Passover weekend! I'll see you back here soon!


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CherylQuilts said...

Oh, how beautiful, Julie!! I love this azalea, and she really is a beauty against the newsprint...she really pops with stunning color - like spring as the flowers pop! Beautifully done and such a great challenge this month! Hugs!

Ann said...

Gorgeous card! Happy Easter to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Love how you have coloured the circle of flowers - beautiful, and then stamped the design to extend the flowers underneath. All looks fabulous on the type- written background. Wishing you and your family a very happy Easter :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh my - so pretty! I love the way you 'highlighted' just that one blossom!

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely exquisite Julie!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

OH this is just Beautiful and LOVE how you Spotlighted this so nicely. Using the newsprint in the back and that layered on the pretty greenish paper... Just love the whole look...
Not to mention your BEAUTIFUL coloring of the Azales!!!!
Yes this diffently fits challenge!

Allison Cope said...

Oooo... love this Julie!!!! That newsprint has a place in my card and so does this card. It's gorge-ous! Happy Easter my friend!

Katie Sims said...

A-HA!! I remember this as a sneak peek because I thought then how beautiful it was with the bookprint style background and that pretty pink blossom.'s amazing what this brain can and cannot remember, know what I mean? Anyways, I just LOVE this sweet card, Julie! Using a spotlight technique really makes that bloom extra, extra-special!