Friday, April 26, 2019

Spread a little kindness!

Hello Power Poppy Fans! Hope you've had a wonderful week! Being that it is Bloomie Friday, I thought I would share a creation I posted earlier this week over on the Power Poppy blog. It's for our Creative Confetti challenge and there are still a few days left to get in on the fun! 

In honor of this wonderful thing we call card making, Power Poppy thought it would be nice, every now and then, to focus on why this community of creators is so special! Instead of focusing on color, shape or layout or being inspired by a photo or season, let's be inspired simply by the art of making something and sharing it! So, that was this week's challenge! You can read all about it HERE. 

I love that old Aesop quote which reads, "No act of kindness, however small is ever wasted." So, with that beautiful thought in mind, I dug through my stamp sets and got to creating with the pure intent of spreading some kindness.

I ended up using the Well Hello Dahlia digital stamp set and pairing it with the sentiment from the Potted Primroses stamp set.  Orange is my favorite color and so, when I think happy, I think orange. In fact, if you look at color theory -- orange and purple emote the happiest feelings when we see them! So, if you really want to send some kindness and "happy thoughts," think orange and purple! I need to restock my purple stash of decorative paper -- I didn't have the right shade, so I reached instead for a cool, easy blue! 

After printing off my image, I got to work coloring with Copics and used nearly every yellow and orange I own! For the flowers, I picked up:YR68, YR04, YR07, Y02, R14 for the large flower; Y15, Y35, and Y38 for the yellow flower off to the right; BG01, BG04 for the right vase; BG000 and BG10 for the left vase; R01, RV00, and R32 for the left flower; G20, G21, and YG67 for the greenery and B00, B91, B93 and B95 for the center vase. The bottoms of the vases were shaded with BV0000 and BV01. The highlight around my image was done with G0000. Whew! That's a lot of markers! I did have fun though.... 

And here's a peek at the sentiment that I stamped on a dark blue with Versamark ink and then embossed with white detail embossing powder. Mat it all up on some fun blue and orange decorative papers, add a little twine and a button and... ta da!  

So, who will you shower with a little kindness? What will YOU create? I hope you play along with me! After you're done creating, don't forget to link up your creation over on the Power Poppy blog HERE so we can ALL see! Remember, every entry is one more chance at a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! So, spread some kindness, and maybe, just maybe, have kindness returned when you win! ;-)

Speaking of good things, Power Poppy is offering a little splash of spring as a part of its Weekend Stamp Steal! Check it out!

For inspiration on how to put these sets in bloom in your own crafting spaces, be sure to stop by these fine ladies to see what they've created!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a beautifully creative weekend!


Henriƫtte said...

Gorgeous card Julie and indeed a beautiful thought. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

CherylQuilts said...

Such a beautiful card, Julie, and I LOVE the vibrant and happy colors! The colors and the wonderful layout with the great DP you've used really make this a joyful card. It sure will spread some kindness. Hugs and love! xoxo