Friday, September 16, 2016

A Weekend of Creative Fun!

Hello peeps and happy Friday!  There's a flurry of Power Poppy activity to share with you all and guess what? It. Is. ALL. FUN! 

First off.... did you see the Instant Gardeners strut their creative stuff yesterday with Power Poppy's brand new digital stamp set - Black-Eyed Susan? If not, you can take a step back and check it out HERE! This little dose of fall-themed sunshine is ready and waiting to buy up, download, print and color! And if you missed THIS news, there are two new digital freebies for you to grab up too! Just click the linky to learn more!

That leads me to the second big bit of news! Power Poppy is having a first-of-its-kind bundle sale that lets you decide if you want to save a little or a LOT!

Between now and Monday at midnight CST, some of Power Poppy's most beloved digital stamp sets are going on a FAB 5 SALE  and are therefore, super ripe for the pickin'! Check out these lovelies above that you can steal buy for just $4 apiece! If you want to save even more, you can pick up all five of these sets for just $15! Woot woot! I hate to enable you my sweet stamping friends, but this sale is a doozy!

One you've picked up one of these fine fall-themed illustrations, then you can hop over to our good buddies at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends for this....

To get in the running for this festive affair all you need to do is color up (you don't even need to make a full-fledged card) Cuppa Buttercups, Apples in Season, Pure Prairie Bouquet, Sunshine of My Life or our newest - Black Eyed Susan and link it up on the Power Poppy post over HERE on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook page. If you play along, you could be picked the winner of our random drawing for a $20 gift card to the Power Poppy Shop. So grab those colored pencils, watercolors or markers and get ready for a little colorfest this weekend! ;-)

In light of Power Poppy's little contest, I decided to print off and doll up the new digital stamp Black-Eyed Susan! Check it out!

I printed it in a dark sepia tone and then went on to color it in nearly every shade of yellow Copic marker that I had -- Y02, Y06, Y35, Y38 -- just to name a few and then the leaves were colored with YG03, YG13, YG00 and a bit of G20 to soften the glow a bit. After it was all colored a used my warm grey tones to shade around it and give it a kind of antiqued feel. Add a few dots from the white paint pen, some paper piercing, a paper pierced sentiment (also from the digital stamp set) and mat it all up! Easy peasy lemon squeezy! 

Now it's the Bloomies' turn to "grab the mic" and sing you into the next scene! We've got pretty much the whole team here so let yourself "roll" through this link list and see what they've been up to!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber >>> you are here!
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you stop by the Power Poppy Blog tomorrow to see what Marcy has up her creative sleeve and don't forget about playing along in the Coloring Contest HERE. I just know that I will love looking at all the entries!

See you back here real soon!


Kathy Jones said...

Beautiful Julie!! Love how you've done the flowers down the side and all the piercing!! The blinged up sentiment panel is awesome too!! Love it!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh, how lovely this is, sweet sister! Your coloring is beautiful, and that layout is the bomb! I am loving all of the paper piercing...really pulls it all together perfectly!

Ann said...

Beautiful! Love the color!

Leslie Miller said...

You made it amazing, Julie! No surprise. Love how you printed them up the side and cut across with the sentiment panel. Such beautiful coloring. Love the sentiments with this digi set, too.

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers Julie! Love the feel of your card - love the pop of bright orangey-yellow of your Black-Eyed Susans! Amazing!

CherylQuilts said...

Julie, this is GORGEOUS! I love the beautiful layout, and your coloring is EXQUISITE! I really love how your flowers "glow" with color and how you've used the warm grey tones to give it an antiqued feel but also to add depth to make the flowers come forward - truly gorgeous! And I love the piercing (you know how much I love to do that myself) and the gems. Stunning card, sweet friend! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

Lisa Lara said...

So gorgeous Julie. I love your beautiful border of flowers.

Danni said...

This card is so striking!! I love how the yellow jumps off the card!

ChristineCreations said...

You know, I really like how the split of the design creates such an interesting composition. Beautiful Ms. Julie!

Stacy Morgan said...

beautiful! These black eyed susans look wonderful and oh such beautiful coloring.