Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sneak Peeks Day 1: POPPIES!

Hello folks! The Power Poppy sneak peeks are here and when it comes to this first set -- we say "It's about time!!!" Shouldn't a company named after a certain flower have that flower in its line up? We say YES! So, without further ado.....

Poppies  is a much awaited set featuring not only two breath taking florals begging to be colored up in bold shades but four swoopy sentiments that try to pop some love and beauty into life! There's a big story behind the ginger jars that Marcella drew into this set, so you'll have to go over to the Power Poppy Blog while hopping to read up on it! 

On to my creation!

Can I just say I love the orientation of this illustration? Just dramatic and beautiful -- like those poppies are tiny faces just trying to find some sunshine! I stamped my image using Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored it up with Copic markers. I reached for these colors!  R01, R21, R32, R35, G20, G40, G43, G46, BV21, BV23, BV35, Y21, and YR000. 

And here, sweet stamping friends, is a close up!

The rest is just matting it all up! I should mention, the sentiment is also from this fabulous set -- isn't it perfect??? Okay, moving on! I used some of my scraps from my scrap bins. I know some of this is a mix of My Mind's Eye but some pieces were so small. They just seemed perfect though. I added a little paper piecing and a few candy dots from Stampin' Up in red and yellow. Add a few snippets of decorative paper with notched ends and....ta da! Done!

Now, you need to "POP" on over to see what the other Bloomies have in store today!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to tune back in tomorrow when the set of the day offers a bit of "Sage Advice!" ;-) See you soon!


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CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, Julie, another sigh! It's gorgeous, and I truly do love the orientation as they stand in beauty reaching for the sun! And your coloring is absolutely gorgeous with the rich, warmth color around this beauty! Stunning! Love your simple layout with the little fishtail tags, and I do love the sentiment -- works so perfectly! Delish, and I can't wait to see what you'll have tomorrow for us! Hugs, sweet friend!

Dawn B. said...

This is awesome. I love poppies and started some in a pot and just transplanted them this week to my garden. Fingers crossed they look as luscious as this. I really like your shading. Great job Julie.

Katie Sims said...

I love that analogy Julie.....tiny faces trying to find some sunshine! I think that is exactly what they look like too! And pretty little faces they are with your beautiful coloring! Love, love, L-o-v-e your color scheme and mix of patterns-you always have the best combinations! I know these blooms must feel pretty special on this beautiful card! :)

Cheryl W. said...

Oh, my, this is so beautiful! Love the color combo and your coloring is awesome!

ChristineCreations said...

I just love the warm background you gave them, it adds so much to the design...great layout with all those fabulous scraps too!

Patti J said...

Julie, this is stunning. Love the yellow shading! Beautifully done!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, stop! This is too gorgeous! Stunning coloring. Wow!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous... oh Julie your blooms are wonderful! The sketch is cool, but your coloring is fantastic! Gorgeous!

Kathy Jones said...

*GASP* Oh Wow Julie - this is SPECTACULAR!!! Your colouring is incredible!!!