Color Me: Class & Challenge Coming!

So most of you know I am a colouring addict!  Yup, no new news there!  So I thought I’d share some knowledge on colouring mediums, some colour theory and some colouring creations with all of the StampNation members!

So I’ve designed an 8 lesson class to show case all of these cool things and it’s beginning THIS week. 

Every Thursday and Sunday during the month of September, I will sharing my knowledge and I’ll be assigning a mini challenge at the end of every lesson.

To find out all the particulars, check out this…

I hope you’ll join me in the “Color My World” forum over at StampNation!  You don’t wanna miss it!

~ Ally ~

Sunny Hospitality

Howdy all!  Happy Friday! It’s time for another fun blog with the Bloom Brigade from Power Poppy!

Today’s I’m combining both a digital stamp set and one of our clear stamp sets to create a simple card to send my little sister since she allowed me to stay at her house while visiting my family this past month.   I thought some happy sunflowers might be perfect for this card front!

So I combined the “Sunflower Power” digital set with my “So Grateful” stamp set to create this beauty…

I actually included the making of this card in my 7th episode of StampNation’s “Let’s Talk Sketches” today.  If you are a StampNation member, you can see it hereEnjoy!

Don't forget about our month long challenge still going on.  This month's it's all about the shabby & chic! For all the rules and how to play, visit the Power Poppy blog right here!

 
Now… check out what the rest of the extremely talented Bloom Brigade designer blogs have in store for you...



Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all these new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!


~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy
 
Stamps: Sunflower Power, So Grateful (Power Poppy)
Inks: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone (Distress Inks), Copic Markers
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Kraft Cardstock, Dots & Stripes Neutral (MFT)
Accessories: SOA Pattern of the Rings Stencil (Winnie & Walter), Polynesian Sails Mini Die (Cheery Lynn Designs), Metallic Gold 4mm Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Gold Metallic Thread (Sulky), Stitched Rectangle Die (Lawn Fawn), Woodgrain Washi Tape (My Mind’s Eye), Yellow Striped Washi Tape (Queen & Co.)

One Crazy Month!

I tell ya… it’s been one CrAZy month for us!  If it was bound to happen, it happened in August!  My 10 year old son flew all by himself to another province; my hubby and I visited Yellowstone National Park for 5 days; I flew home to my native province of Ontario for 4 days to see my 8 week old nephew, sister & Mom and pick up my son; I had abdominal pain and was in hospital for a day and my neighbour had a second heart attack yesterday!  Chaos people!!!

Now… on to the show!

Over at StampNation we have a brand new challenge posted.  This one is all about bubbles this week and the Dream Team had a ball creating with all kinds of different tools; circular stencils, bubble wrap and even soapy inky water!!!  Check out the sneaks for this week…

And it was my turn to provide this week’s sketch for Splitcoaststampers this week (and my friend Gail ended up posting it because I was more than a few hours late! ~ Thank you Gail!!!!) and it was a really simple one… SC555:

This is the card I used to create for it this week!  It’s almost all MFT this week and I love it!  I used the "no-line" colouring technique with my Copic Markers to colour the two little tropical birdies up.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

~ Ally ~

Supplies:
stamps: My Favorite Things (Polynesian Paradise, Penguins in Paradise)
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock
patterned paper: My Favorite Things (Dots & Stripes Fresh)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Olive Grove, Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand), Copic Markers, Sakura Glaze Pen, Stickles
die: My Favorite Things (Die-namics: Smart Phone

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Sunflower Power!

It’s the first Friday of the month here at Power Poppy and we’re celebrating with a brand new month-long challenge.  This month’s challenge is all about the shabby and the chic…

For the challenge deeds, please click HERE!  You don’t even have to use an image from Power Poppy to play along.  The winner of last month's "Hang Some Paper" challenge will be announced on the Power Poppy Blog.

For my card today I’m featuring the newly released digital sunshiny beauty called “Sunflower Power”.  It’s a glorious sunflower bloom and bud accompanied by the wonderfully happy sentiment.

Here's a quick peek at my large Copic coloured sunflower.  As you can see, I even added some shadows to the back ground...


Now… check out what the rest of the extremely talented Bloom Brigade designer blogs have in store for you...

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

Join ME on Monday for Inspire Me Monday where I tell you how I created my digital back ground for my fun and frilly flower!  I have a video tutorial on how I made it.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all these new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Sunflower Power)
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock
patterned paper: Farm House Paper Company (Fair Skies)
ink: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Sakura Glaze Pen
die: Simon Says Stamp! (Stitched Rectangles), Cheery Lynn Designs (Italian Flourish Tiny Doily)
washi tape:  Bella Blvd

ribbon:  Micheal’s Craft
buttons: Maya Road
other:  thread, pin.