Friday, April 8, 2016

Happy Friday!

Hello all and happiest of Friday's to you all! I sure hope that the sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom in your neck of the woods! Being in the northern part of the country, I am just starting to see daffodils and hyacinth sprout and the little spots of color are just so heart-warming! It's like these little creations have personalities all their own! I love the jewel tones and just the over all dainty feel of these tiny plants! I digress!

Before I get to my creation, I did want to share a special post I helped write over on the Power Poppy Blog HERE sharing some news about one of my fellow Bloomies, Leslie Miller. I truly I wish this dear lady ALL THE BEST!!!!

For this Friday, I did have a quickie card to share and it's all inspired by the latest round of CardMaps over at PageMaps! This is a peek at my sketch....

And this is my take on it using Power Poppy's My English Rose stamp set! 

A quick and easy "how to" goes a little something like this: stamp using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, fussy cut and cut out just some of the foliage. Color using Copic Markers in these shades: R01, RV0000, R81, R83, R85, G20, G40, and G43. The rest is just using scraps of decorative paper to follow the sketch. add a doily and threaded button and... ta da! I also added a little paper piecing for a finishing touch around my sentiment. And that, my friends, is it! Some of the other members of the Power Poppy team took the Cardmaps sketches for a test drive as well and so, if you want a little more inspiration, I have good news! It is just a click away! HERE! 

And here's a look at the close up!

And that, my friends, is it! Time now to take a break and check in on the rest of the Bloom Brigade! ;-)

Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by and saying "hi!" I hope you have the best weekend possible! See you back here soon! :-)


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CherylQuilts said...

Julie, I love your card, and what a great sketch! Beautiful papers, and what a beautifully colored and fussy cut rose - stunning! Your finishing touches are so lovely, and what a precious sentiment....must get that one out soon. You've really delighted me with your card!! I loved the post today about our sweet Leslie's farewell, and I know you will miss her dearly as will we all! She is so dear, and I know she will enjoy more time and still post Power Poppy cards. She's a real sweetheart! Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

OOO I love how pretty this sketch looks with all that lovely paper! The peachy tones are gorgeous. A perfect little button too Julie!

Leslie Miller said...

I saw your card on Card Maps and I was floored by its gorgeousness! Love the sketch and your beautiful coloring. You always do such an impeccable job with your cards. Thanks for the lovely farewell, Julie!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Oh my goodness this is just so beautiful!