Friday, January 25, 2019

My Favorite Pair!

Hello there folks! I am SO glad it's Friday, how about you? We were hit with a mini blizzard and it will honestly be nice to huddle inside and stay cozy at home instead of brave the streets right now! We have plans to watch my DD play basketball but other than that, the calendar is wide open. Love that!

Moving on! This past weekend, Power Poppy released a brand new digital stamp set -- My Favorite Pair  and it is a beauty! It's the second in Marcella's Cafe Au Lait series and I honestly couldn't wait to color it up! Here's what it looked like after I took Copic Markers and Prismacolored Pencils to it!

I used the no-line version of the digital stamp set and truly got lost in coloring it all up! I was going to list all the Copic Markers that I used but honestly, I have about 40 on my desk as we speak and they just weren't going to fit in one photo together! After I colored up my image, I did add further definition to the leaves using a dark green Prismacolor colored pencil. I love how it brings out the veins of the leaves and delivers just the right amount of visual punch.

And here's a peek at the finished card!

After I colored up the image, I got word that one of my co-worker's moms passed away after an extended battle with cancer. While I wouldn't normally send a flowery pear as a sympathy card, when I added the sentiment inside (from the Soothing Sympathy stamp set), it really worked. 

This co-worker is one of those soft-hearted angels on earth who just lights up the room. It's so terribly sad when we need a card like this but I also hope it brings comfort knowing we took a little of ourselves to create something just for them. I added the sentiment "Sending love and peace" on the front of the card using a vellum strip. That sentiment is from the Power Poppy Tree of Life stamp set.

I will say that this image fits with the Creative Confetti Tutti Fruiti Challenge this week! All you have to do, as the title suggests, use a fruity image as a centerpiece of your card or creation. You should bee-bop over to the Power Poppy blog HERE to read all about the challenge! If you play along, you could win a $25 gift card to the Power Poppy Shop!

I happen to know that a few of my fellow Bloomies are on standby, ready to show off some of their creations for the week! So, won't you please pay these fine ladies a visit?

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have the best weekend ever and..... I'll see you back here real soon!



Kathy Jones said...

WOW Julie!! This is just stunning!!! Love your colouring!!

Leslie Miller said...

I cannot bear how beautiful this is, Julie. You've worked wonders with your Copics. The shading/blending is so perfect. I think this colorful bowl arrangement makes a lovely sympathy card. I have to remind myself it's a good time to give someone a little spot of brightness.

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous... Oh Julie your coloring with the no line is OUTSTANDING!!! So very gorgeous girlie.

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Julie, what a GORGEOUS card you've made with this exquisitely colored image! I LOVE it!! Warm hugs and love! xoxo