Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy New Year (of Creativity!)

Hello folks! Happy 2016! This is my first official post, so it's my first chance to tell all of YOU Happy New Year! I hope the first few days are off to a great start and you have nothing but feelings of promise for the year ahead!

With a new year, comes a new challenge to kick off a bit of creativity! As always, Power Poppy is ready to help you "spark" a little design "power" in it's first of 2016 Power & Spark Challenge. Check it out!

HOW TO PLAY: The Power & Spark "Stretch Yourself" Challenge is a DOUBLE challenge. We want you to start by stretching yourself with a tall card format AND then stretch your creativity by trying a new technique or using a new product that you've been wanting to try in your creative pursuits but haven't yet! 

You will have to click on over to the Power Poppy Blog HERE to see hostess Tosha Leyendekker's amazing creation! That's also where you'll find all the official rules as well as details on how you can link up your card and have a shot at winning a Power Poppy stamp set of YOUR choice! 

On to my creation...

As you can see, I did whip up a "tall" format card and mixed and matched some simple pink and green papers. I thought with the design on the simple side, I could showcase not only the new digital stamp set Hellebores from Power Poppy, but I could accentuate the image with one of my new stitched circle dies. I ran a large circle through my die cut machine just to emboss and then I used the smaller sized die to make the cut on the inside to create a kind of adorned frame. 


After printing the image, I used my Copic markers to color it all up and I used these colors: RV00, RV000, R81, R83, R85m G20, G40, G43, YG00,  BG0000, BG000, BG10, R01, and R0000.

Along the bottom, I printed the sentiment that also comes with the Hellebores digital stamp, I love this quote, so perfect for many of us who hope to tackle some resolutions this year. ;-) After that, I added a little bow with some white seam binding ribbon, a little green button and ta da! That, my friends, is it!

Some of my fellow Bloomies did some stretching as well! Hop on over to see what they whipped up and then, get creating yourself! 

Julie Koerber >>> you are here!

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with me! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and.... as always... I'll see you back here real soon!


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Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Beautiful card Julie. I like how you positioned the focal image off to the side. Colouring is wonderful. Cheers.

Leslie Miller said...

A fabulous design for a tall card and, of course, amazing coloring. Love how you kept it somewhat simple. Pretty pink and green combo, too!

Stacy Morgan said...

Your Hellebores are beautiful Julie. The circle framing is awesome. Beautiful card.

CherylQuilts said...

Julie, what a gorgeous card, and I love the stretched card shape! And your beautifully colored hellebore is so lovely in the adorned frame - I really love it for a special touch. And the seam binding with that sweet buttton finish it beautifully. Absolutely gorgeous!! Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

What a great tall layout Julie, I love offset designs, but I really love how the embossed stitched circles look framing this, so sharp!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Julie, gorgeous creation! I love those shades. Happy New Year!

Joni said...

Just lovely Julie.

Mary Ann said...

Awesome!!!Beautiful card!!!Great coloring!!!So lovely!!!Have a great day!!!