Friday, August 14, 2015


Hey folks! T.G.I.F! I have a little Power Poppy fun to share! And, guess what? There's some fun that YOU can get in on too! So, stay tuned!

First up, I am not sure if you caught the latest Inspire Me Monday tutorial from Ally Cope over on the Power Poppy blog, but it was a fun one! Click HERE if you missed it! Here's her lesson in a nutshell -- you can create a background behind your digital stamps with the blackboard effect using just a few clicks and some photo editing software!

On to my "take" on it! I found this chalky circle on the net and then followed Ally's step by step to remove the background on Power Poppy's  Ranunculus Digital Stamp and layer it on my circle background.... see?

After printing, I colored up my image using these Copic markers: G20, G40, G43, YG000, RV00, R81, R83 and R01. And since I wanted to play along in this month's Power and Spark Challenge hosted by the lovely Cindy Lawrence to create a card with a shabby chic flair, I added a little antiqued doily, some crinkled ribbon, a fun vintage brad and some sponged distress ink accents! 

Here's a close up!

And that, my friends, is it! I should mention, the sentiment is part of the new digital stamp set that will be released TOMORROW over at Power Poppy! So, you'll have to hop on over then to learn more about this beautiful addition! And, while you're hopping, the blog  HERE will have details on how you can join us in a coloring contest for a shot at winning a $25 gift certificate to the Power Poppy Shop! There will also be a special on one of Power Poppy's newest digital stamps! So, hit up the Power Poppy Blog tomorrow for all the deets!  So much going on! And, so much fun that YOU can share in!

Speaking of fun, I love when I get to share the link list of some of my stamping sisters on the Bloom Brigade! Since you're hopping around the blogosphere, be sure to pay these fine ladies a visit to see what fun they've whipped up this week!

Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you back here soon!


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ChristineCreations said...

This looks really cool Julie! The drama of the black with the soft yellows and pinks is so striking . What a lovely design!

Pauline said...

Julie, this is stunning. Love the image on the black background, then followed up with your soft and pretty colours - gorgeous!

Unknown said...

I have followed you for years, Julie, even before you moved to Canada. Your coloring is so nice. Lovely card. The black background is striking.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, this is gorgeous, and I love the technique Ally showed us on Monday! I sure was inspired by it, and you've really used it well for a shabby chic card! Wow, I love it! Just love the flowers floating on the black like velvet, and I love the you've used the doily, crinkled ribbon, and brad. Stunning card, and lots of excitement in the wings! Hugs, sweet friend!

Leslie Miller said...

That's a real WOW effect for sure, Julie! Gorgeous!