Friday, July 3, 2015

Hello Friday!

Hello everyone! Hope your week is ending on the highest of high notes! I have a little bit of fun to share today. It's the first Friday of the month, which means that Power Poppy is ushering in a brand new Power and Spark Challenge -- a challenge that delivers design power with a creative spark.

So, what's this challenge all about? The talented Leslie Miller is hoping you'll dig through your stacks of decorative paper to.....

HOW TO PLAY: This one is all about patterns folks! In the words of the lovely Mrs. Leslie Miller........

"Many of us have more designer paper than we know what to do with, so this month let's "Hang some paper"! I'd like to see you get creative and use at least three patterns or colors of designer paper on your card or project. Mix it up! Plaids, dots, flowers, stripes, you name it. It could be as simple as a trio of flags in different patterns, or all mixed up in your favorite sketch. Just remember -- think three! Enjoy!"

If you'd like to take a peek at the Official Rules, just click on over HERE!

On to my creation! 

I don't know about you, but there are times when I just love to curl up on the couch at night, grab my little lap desk, my Copic markers and a few pre-stamped images And. Just. COLOR! ;-) These little flip flops (from the stamp set Best Day Ever!)  were the fruits of one of my late night color fests! What's AWESOME is the fact that I colored these flower studded sandals and found some paper to match after the fact. That never works! And, I found not one, not two, but three patterns to boot! 

Here's what I dug out of my paper stacks!  

And from there, I cut a couple strips of decorative paper, added a main decorative paper mat, threw in some fun aqua and white twine and a orange button for good measure too! The sentiment, also from the set, was stamped on a sliver of white paper that I notched out the end of with a little fish-tail cut. When it comes to colors, I used RV00, RV02, YR01, YR04, BG00, BG11, RV55, Y15, Y19, Y35, V01, V04 and then a little C01, C03 to shade the little flippy flops. Oh, I did also add a wee bit of sparkle thanks to some glitter glue as well. See?

And that, my friends, is it! A fun little card to share your thanks with a friend in a summer loving, fun-filled way! Now you'll have to hop, skip and jump on over to see some of my fellow Bloomies to see what they've been up to this week!

Allison Cope
Julie Koerber >>>> you are here!
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a bit of your day with me! I can't wait to see you Hang Some Paper! Get those fingers inky and don't forget to link up your card or creation over on the Power Poppy Blog HERE!


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Katie Sims said...

Only YOU could color first and then find the most perfect papers ever to match your image! This is just darling Julie and yes, I am also a couch colorer at times with my trusty lap desk! Great layout and that little button and string finish it off perfectly! :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, what a fun, fun card! I just love these flip-flops, and yours are beautifully colored - so bright and fun! (They'd fit perfectly here in South Florida at the beach...come on down!) I'm with you about sitting and coloring, but I really love how you used these great (and fun) papers and made a fabulous card! I have to've shaken me up today...haha! And I love it! Thanks for the inspiration and beautiful (and fun) card! Hugs!

sunshinelouisiana said...

Julie, your card is "flippin' fantastic"!!! Love that sentiment and your coloring of those wonderful flip-flops. Great papers together as well.

Kathy Jones said...

Well, I think this is flippin' fantastic!! Just look at all those fabby papers and colours and not to mention a dash of sparkle for good measure!! So fun and happy Ms Julie!!

Nora N. said...

Wow!! I love how you colored in those flip flops!! The colors you chose match those papers perfectly!!! I am in awe!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is awesome Julie! Love the vibrant papers and the feel to this. Super FUN!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Sometimes it's so hard to match up afterward, but this worked out just perfect! Love those fun papers and glittered flip flops. Great card for the challenge, Julie!