Thursday, May 17, 2018

Creative & Curious Clear Collection Day 2!

Hello peeps! If you missed the big start of Power Poppy's brand new spring release, then you might just want to backtrack a bit and see what the Bloom Brigade put into motion yesterday with the sneaks of two new clear stamp sets by clicking HERE! 

Those sneaky peeks, along with today's offerings, are a part of this amazingly inspired collection! 


What sets do we have to show off today? 


First up... Wild Mushrooms! Whether in the wilderness or in your mulch pile, the world is filled with fascinating fungi — and foraging for mushrooms can be a thrilling treasure hunt! In the spirit of vintage mushroom identification charts, Marcy has illustrated eight little groupings of wild mushrooms in this new set Wild Mushrooms, often with the leaf-and-ferny bits you'll find them surrounded by when foraging. Have fun with this set — the cards you make can be as unique as the many millions of varieties of mushrooms! 


First introduced as the digital stamp called Rosé All Day, Artistic Bouquet offers a mix of art supplies, flowers, leaves, and branches beckons the colorist with unique imagery featuring some of our favorite things! Anchored by a plump rose, the bouquet is surrounded by Cyclamen, Redbud, and buzzing bees. Pencils and a paintbrush serve as skewers through the flowery composition. An array of sentiments are included, with everything from a birthday message to a simple directive, "Let it bee."

On to my creation!


I have to admit, I colored up this image weeks ago using Power Poppy's digital stamp set but the good news is, this image is sized exactly like the clear version and gives you an extended canvas to make sure these blooms are just as lush and large! I would share the color scheme I used but honestly, I took Amy Shulke's class that she put together for this image at Vanilla Arts HERE.  The class was one designed to showcase coloring shades of pink. I don't know about you, but I have a hard time. The pinks are either too bumblegum or too dull. Not anymore folks! Amy's class is the BOMB! 

I digress. After coloring up my image, I used a few different dies to mat it up and then, since I wanted a smaller sentiment, I actually used one from the Poppy XL set that we sneaky peeked yesterday! 

And here, my friends, is a closeup for you!


To mat up this card, I used a mix of  My Mind's Eye and Momenta paper designs picked to match the vibrant colors in my bouquet. And that, my friends, is it! The fun doesn't stop here though...


With two new sets to preview, there's lots of eye candy to see over on each of these Bloomies' blogs! So, go ahead, see what fun things they cooked up... just for YOU!








Be sure to swing back by tomorrow for Day 3! This sneak features two more sets, one that is the epitome of spring captured in a heart, the other is all abuzz with a vintage-inspired botanical flair! Both are stunning and I know when you see them, you'll have to have these beauties for yourself! See you back here tomorrow!

~Julie

12 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful colored flowers.

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Julie, it's wonderful to see this gorgeous image all finished and made into a card! It's exquisite! You're right about Amy's classes...she is amazing, and I have learned so much. I'm taking the class on Friday and can hardly wait to watch her. She's so helpful and knowledgeable, and I love her techniques and willingness to answer questions. Thanks for sharing this stunning card, my friend! Looking forward to seeing more stamps! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Leslie Miller said...

Can there be too much beauty in one stamp? Your coloring knocks me over. I signed up for one of Amy's simpler classes just to start out. Now to make time.

April Rogers said...

I love the bright happy colors you chose. It is amazing to see how many different ways one image can be colored. This is my favorite so far.
TFS!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh this is just stunning I love the colors they just pop off the page. What a fantastic image I love POPPY POWERS flowers as they all look so real. My favorite thing to color are flowers to see how close to real I can make them. I have some of the digital ones and I think a couple reg one but want more of both. LOL Beautiful card.

Lisa said...

This is beautiful, Julie! It looks like a painting, you have truly brought this image to life with your fabulous coloring!

Traci M said...

Julie, your card is so stunning!! I do think pinks are hard so I hope to take this class!! You’ve been doing wonderful coloring with it and of course, Marcella’s art is hard to mess up!! Thanks so for sharing with all of us!

Traci M said...

Julie, your card is so stunning!! I do think pinks are hard so I hope to take this class!! You’ve been doing wonderful coloring with it and of course, Marcella’s art is hard to mess up!! Thanks so for sharing with all of us!

D.Ann C said...

Mmmm... GORGEOUS!! I'd be delighted if that landed in my mailbox!!

Barb said...

Julie this is absolutely gorgeous! I couldn't stop looking at it. There's just so many little details you've added. Like that AWESOME shading and shadows!

Stacy Morgan said...

Thud... Gorgeous... oh my word... your no line coloring is FABULOUS!!!!

Allison Cope said...

Your no-line coloring is incredible Julie! I love all the deeps reds and pinks to set off your card. Absolutely breath-taking!