Friday, March 30, 2018

Inspired by Nature!

Hello sweet folks! If you clicked on over to the Power Poppy blog earlier this week, you might have gotten a glimpse of this card below since it was in the spotlight over in our weekly color challenge HUES TO USE! If you've never played along with me for the challenge -- it's rather simple and so much fun! I steal a photo from Instagram and then, let that photo dictate the color cues for creativity! 

Want to see the photo I picked this week?

Well, I have to say that I have no real idea what is going on with the photo above but Marcy nailed it when she posted this pic and said simply, "Nature, being all awesome!" I couldn't agree more! This little number was posted almost a year ago, so, whatever this is being awesome, it's probably being awesome again as we speak! 

HOW DO YOU PLAY? Playing along with us for Hues to Use is easy as 1-2-3 -- use all three colors in your card or creation and then make sure to share a direct link to your creation so we can all see! YIPPPEEE!

Moving on to my card! Now, I have a few birthdays coming up and when I chose this color combo, I knew in my heart of hearts that I would use it to create a few "man cards!" My brother-in-law is a beer lover and it's funny when we hit happy hour together every now and then, he often reads the craft beer menu and he will look at me and say, "Will I like that?" So, more times than not, I end up choosing his beer for him. I figured this image below -- Power Poppy's Hops and Barley -- would be perfect for him! 

I started printing this digital image in a kind of sepia/brown tone and so that's where that color on the 'Hues' is used along with some of the accents in the barley. Then, I grabbed these Copic colors for the barley.....

And these colors for the rest of the image -- the hops and some of the highlights around it! 

After I was done coloring with my Copic markers, I did go back in to add some depth with a few Prismacolor pencils -- using an indigo pencil along with a burnt umber shade as well. I am really loving how a sharpened colored pencil can add that intricate detail that a Copic marker tip can not. 

For the inside of my card, since I knew how I would be using this card and who I would be giving it to, I went ahead and did this (below) on the inside! Printing a faint version of the hops and barley image with one of the sentiments that is included in this digital stamp set! Love! 

And that, my friends, is it! An earthy mix of colors inspired by nature herself! I hope you hand-pick these colors to use next time you create and will play along with me!

Before I go, some of my fellow Bloomies have been busting through creative barriers to share a little Power Poppy goodness with all of you! So, be sure to pay these fine ladies a visit, will you?

Julie Koerber >>> you are here! 

Thanks for stopping by! See you back here soon!


CherylQuilts said...

Julie, your coloring is amazing! What a gorgeous card with such depth and richness of color! Stunning! Your brother-in-law is going to LOVE this card! Hugs!

Marjeta said...

Fantastic card and challenge. Only when I saw your creation I figured it out how great combination of colors this is. Thanks for inspiration.

Ann said...

Beautiful! Where are you getting your Copics? I've not seen that gold one.

Julie Koerber said...

Ann, I typically pick them up online at Dick Blick. They should have that Y28!😃