Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's a Power Poppy HOP!

Hi all and welcome to the grand finale -- the BIG day-- of Power Poppy's April Release Extravaganza! All of the stamps that we have been sneak peeking this week are now available in the Power Poppy Shop!  You can check out the full Scents and Sensability release -- with just a click HERE!

Just like the Bloomies do every release, we have a little parade showing off some of our favorites from the release! So, without further ado, my creation!

I had this idea in my mind for this card to be all or mostly white so that my colored image could just POP! The base is a 5" by 5" card (when folded) and the main panel is a 3" by 3" piece matted on a square that is 1/8" larger. I added a wee bit of texture thanks to a Spellbinders Paisley Embossing Folder. When I stamped my image from Lilac Time, I wanted it to be rather soft, so I stamped using Toffee Crunch Memento Ink, which is a light-ish Brown. Then, I went to town using my Copic Markers and used these colors....

After I was done coloring, I added spots of white acrylic paint to the flower's centers. See?

After that, I added a little silver cording, a Queen & Co. rhinestone and... ta da! The sentiment (also from the set) was stamped using Versafine Black Onyx (love that rich black ink!). And that, my friends, is it!

Now be sure to hop on over to see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has to share in this all out Power Poppy Hop!

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

Be sure to swing back here Friday! Not only is it Power Poppy Friday but I'll be sharing the details on Power Poppy's brand new challenge for April that could land YOU as the winner of one of Power Poppy's stamp sets that you've been eyeing! See you back here then!


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CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, what a beautiful card with the lilac taking "front stage" on this elegant layout with the embossing and cord! Stunning coloring!! Hugs!

Christine Kiehl said...

This is a fantastic card! Thank you! I like this layout and the background you chose! Nice!

D.Ann C said...

Outstanding! The embossed white sets it off perfectly!

Cheryl W. said...

Really pretty, Julie! I love the simplicity of your card with the beautiful embossed background to support your gorgeous image.

Cindi Hall said...

Julie, what a gorgeous card you have designed!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW!! Julie this is so soft and beautiful and love the textured BG! What a way to make this image shine! :)

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh this is lovely Julie! The white on white with your splash of color is wonderful.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Just love the white on white and then the beautiful coloring you did of this image... So simple and Elegent too!!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! LOVE the colors ♥

ChristineCreations said...

Simply lovely! The embossed layer really sets off the lilacs, love the white centers too!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how beautiful this is, and seeing as how I'm crazy about embossing I'm loving this an extra lot! What a wonderful way to let the glory of this image shine, Julie! Those teeny white drops of paint add all kinds of life to it, too!

Allison Cope said...

How cool is that!?!?! I love the orangey ink - it makes the flowers almost float... not sure why but it's wonderful! Too cool Miss Julie!

Katie Sims said...

It would be a Bright New Day indeed, if you were to receive this beauty! Love the embossed layer to back that beautifully colored lilac! The white centers really make your blooms pop! :)