Friday, June 3, 2016

A Challenge & A SALE!

Hello all and HAPPY WEEKEND AHEAD!  Can I just say that Power Poppy is hopping this weekend? And, YOU could truly get in on a whole bunch of creative fun! You know that we card makers love, love, love to create and share and there is a brand new challenge, hosted by the one and only Cindy "Marathon Mama" Lawrence, that is ALL ABOUT sharing! So, let's hear it for the...

HOW TO PLAY: How many times have you created a card only to have it sit in a basket waiting for that perfect occasion? This time, let’s flip that around and create a card with someone in mind and then, slap a stamp on that baby and put it in the mail! Keep in mind, we want this to be a card “just because.” Sure special occasions are important, but THE HAPPY MAIL CHALLENGE is all about simply sharing the love – not for birthdays or graduations or anniversaries—a “just because you care” kind of card for someone you’ve had on your mind. The challenge runs through June 30th at 8PM EST for a chance at a Power Poppy stamp set of choice. Click the link above to read up on all the official rules!

On to my creation!

This creation came about kind of by accident! I wanted to emboss in white and color and before I knew it, I was sponging Ranger Distress Ink in Spun Sugar all over my die cut base. From there, I added some Inktense Watercolor in shades of pink, green, yellow and brown somewhat sparingly to just give a little oomph! When I was done, I thought the background looked too flat, so I held my breath and then splattered some water on the image to get some watermarks and create the look of texture! I also stipped on some Ranger Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick. You can see those darker dots that was created by the stippling.... See? 

I thought it was a fun effect! And, I think it is one that I will try again! The rest is just matting it up with some decorative paper, some die cut pennant piecces, a couple of sequins and the sentiment from the set, also embossed in white. Ta da! So, now that my card is complete, you might wonder who is getting got this "thinking of you" creation bathed in pink?

If you can see that little bit of name peeking out on the envelope, you can see it landed in the mailbox of my fearless leader -- Marcella herself! Being that we are one giant sisterhood here at Power Poppy, sometimes you just need to send a little sunshine, stuff it in an envelope and wish that you could just skip the card and mail yourself instead! :-)

So, share the love and join us this month in our Happy Mail Power & Spark Challenge! Before I go.....


Power Poppy is hosting a fun-filled weekend over at the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Page -- ALL WEEKEND LONG!

Grab your favorite coloring medium and let’s see what you’ve got! Show us your finished colored Power Poppy image. Put your link as a comment in the Power Poppy post on Passionate Paper Creations & Friends' Facebook page and Ms. Marcella will draw one lucky winner to nab a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop. Want to stock up on Power Poppy stamps to play along? Enter discount code MORECOLOR at checkout to get 10% off any clear or digital stamp sets that your little heart desires!

Well, there has been a lot of blossoming going on in the stamp rooms of some of our favorite card designers. Stop by, say "hi" and as I love to say, prepare to be amazed at the creative talents of our Bloomies!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber >>> you are here!
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

If all of this wasn't enough, I should tell you that Power Poppy is back on with it's "Digis on the 5s" digital stamp set releases! Sunday, Marcella will release a trio of digital stamp sets that are PERFECT for the dudes in your life. These outdoorsy images come just in time to wish those men in your life a very Happy Father's Day! So, be sure to swing by and see what our Power Poppy Peep in Chief Marcella has up her insanely talented sleeve!


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Leslie Miller said...

This is so cute, Julie! I love the little flags and your awesome watercoloring, and I know Marcy loved receiving this card. This is a great challenge and one I hope lots of folks take you up on and actually mail those cards. Got a giggle out of your comment about mailing yourself. Wish it was that easy!

Lisa Lara said...

Stunning card July. I just love the colors you used.

ChristineCreations said...

Love your pretty design bathed in pink and all the fun treatments you used to bring it to life. Aren’t the Inktense pencils great too? I’m sure Marcy loved it too!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

So striking Julie!! LOVE your background and watercoloring! I agree with the self-mailing too!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, this is gorgeous, and I love all the various media you've used and how it turned out! Fabulous close-up to see it -- LOVE it! I imagine it was fun to do too, eh? And I love the little pennant pieces with the DP - a really great sketch! Sweetness in an envelope for Miss Marcy. And, yes, it would be fun to mail ourselves for just a day with that girl!!! Oh, what fun! Hehe! Big hugs!

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful! The white embossing is wonderful and the soft coloring is perfect. Beautifully done.