Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Introducing… Daffodils!

It’s Day 3 of our April clear stamp release for Power Poppy and today its all about the Narcissus or as we more commonly call them, Daffodils!

This stamp set includes two glorious images including the huge bouquet of multiple Daffodil blooms and some Grape Hyacinths tucked in between them. Simply a stunner of a stamp!  You’ll also find six wonderfully useful sentiments written in kinds of delicious fonts. This will be stamp you will use a LOT!

As an artist, I sometimes do a little online research to determine the actual colour of some of the plant and animal life I colour, especially if I want a more realistic looking end result.  So when I did a quick search for Daffodils, I came across an extremely WIDE array not only of different coloured Daffodil blooms but also different petals shapes, different layered and frilly petals and everything in between.  The floral industry has certain bred some cool and vibrant varieties of these blooms… and so the sky’s the limit as to how you can colour this glorious Daffodil stamp set!  

I really wanted to keep the bouquet the focal point of card so I played the rest of the card quite simple.  I used some vivid blue Copics to create my air brushed back ground and then coloured in my stamped bouquet using my Derwent Pencils.  I’m pretty new at using pencils to colour with so it was a fun experiment to colour in this bouquet for you guys!

Here’s a little close up of Marcy’s gorgeously happy bouquet for you again…
I wanted the ribbon to appear somewhat sheer so I added some strokes of green to mimic the stems of the flowers peeking through the ribbon.

Now… off you go on a little adventure through the remainder of the lovely and talented Bloom Brigade designer blogs...


Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Power Poppy Blog


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all the happy Daffodil creations today.  Happy hopping!

~ Ally ~


Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Daffodils)
cardstock:
  Recollections 110lb White Cardstock, X-Press It White Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! (Calypso Coral), Vellum
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Stampin’ Up! (Crisp Cantaloupe), Copic Markers, Derwent Pencils, ColorBox (Frost White)

dies:  Spellbinders (Elegant Ovals, Fancy Lattice), Simon Says Stamp! (Stitched Rectangles), My Favorite Things (Stitched Ovals).

Monday, March 30, 2015

Introducing… Simply Camellias!

It’s Day 2 of our three day journey here at Power Poppy! Today we are revealing another gorgeous botanical beaut… introducing… Simply Camellias!
Today’s clear stamp will thrill and delight you.  There are 3 stunning Camellia images along with five more very useful sentiments.

I started off with the beautiful “Yesterday” paper collection from Carta Bella which has a kind of vintage feel to it.  So I die cut the curvy edges, layered them and added some machine stitching.  Then I added a few die cut banners.

To complete my card, I created a paper pieced Camellia bloom using some thick Olba Glue.  I love the dimension this flower has on my card…


Don't forget about checking out our 1st Birthday Bash!  We're giving away a $100 gift certificate to one lucky winner.  Click HERE to learn more on how you can win this amazing prize!!!


Take a gander at what the remainder of the fabulous Bloom Brigade designer blogs...

Power Poppy Blog
Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay tuned for tomorrow when we reveal our final clear stamp set.  All stamp sets go on sale on April 1st in the Power Poppy Shop! Happy hopping!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy
 

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Simply Camellias)
cardstock:
  Stampin’ Up! (Crumb Cake), Recollections Black Cardstock, vellum
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)

adhesive:  Olba Glue
other:  thread.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Introducing… Lilac Time!

It's Day 1 of our new clear stamp reveal for Power Poppy and this month is going to be fun!  We have a full garden awaiting you and your stamping projects.  You’ll want to ensure that you add each of the new 3 stamp sets to your collection of blooming beauties right away.

Without further adieu… introducing Lilac Time!!

This stamp set features some of the most incredibly detailed stamps that Marcella has ever created!  The amount of minute lines and details lends this entire stamp set to almost shading it’s self! This stamp set is so detailed you can almost smell the lilacs… it’s true!!!

Today I’m sharing a card featuring the single sprig of elaborate lilac blooms…

I coloured it with a series of different shades of purples: some on the pink side and some on the blue side.  I love the effect of the multi-coloured mini flowers in contains!  I also used the mini cluster of blooms to create my own patterned paper.

If you look closely, I even have a little bit of shimmer going on!

Now it’s time to peruse the creative gardens of the remaining Bloom Brigade.  Have fun checking out what they have all created for you today!


Allison Cope - you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims 
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~




Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Lilacs)
cardstock:
  X-Press It Cardstock, Recollections 110lb White Cardstock, Bazzill, Stampin’ Up! (Eggplant)
gem:  Doodlebug Designs
die cut shapes: Spellbinders (Decorative Labels 8, Gold Ovals 1), Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copic Markers:  lilac: B21, BV34, V01, V04, V12, V17, V20, V22, V25  leaves: YG21, YG23, YG25, YG95 

other:  Stickles.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday Power Poppy!

We’re celebrating the ONE YEAR Birthday of Power Poppy! Yup.. it’s been a whole year!

* If you have just happened upon my blog, make sure you start at the beginning of the hop today on the Power Poppy Blog its self.  You will need to know a little bit more about what’s happening today PLUS we're giving away a $100 gift certificate and YOU need to know how to win it!.  Trust me… you won’t regret it! *

I can’t believe it’s been a 12 months since Marcy opened and shared the news of Power Poppy for the very first time.  It’s been a quick year and she not only  has created some amazingly beautiful blooms, banners & baseballs and font-tastic quotes but she’s inspired so many along the way with her drawings, photographs and family funnies on the Power Poppy Blog too!!

A little personal note to Miss Marcy…

My dearest Marcy,
Today we’re all here to wish you an amazing 1 year anniversary of Power Poppy!  I hope this inky adventure continues for a long time my friend.  One day, and soon, we’ll meet in person and I’ll get to meet one of my heroines in real life.  Not only do you create wonderful works of art that you allow us to color but you bring great meaning to the word friendship and unconditional love of a true friend.  I wish you another amazing year of stampy success and beyond for Power Poppy and may it continue to enrich your life as you enrich each of ours!  Many ginormous hugs to you!  Congrats on your business success my friend!  It’s gunna take you places girl… 
Love & hugs, 
Ally.

Now on to a rather different kind of birthday greeting today…

I decided to go for a blue birdie kinda birthday!  Yup… I used a holiday themed stamp for a birthday card.  Well… don’t some people have winter birthdays?!?!  LOL!  I highlighted the blooms and birds by using colour and then leaving the holly to be more of a little textural back ground element; so I left it uncoloured.

If you look a little closer, I used the Paper Tole method of popping up my coloured elements like the birds and the blooms on my card front.

Don't forget that we have a $100 gift certificate on the line for today!  Yup... that's a LOT of stamps to ink up and play with isn't it?!?! Make sure you comment on all the blogs as you go!

Stay tuned because on SUNDAY we begin our new stamp release sneak peeks!  Yup.. we have more Power Poppy beauties to add to your stamping stash!

Now… off you go on a little adventure through the remainder of the lovely and talented Bloom Brigade designer blogs...

Power Poppy Blog
Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all the birthday cards and well wishes for our beloved Marcella Hawley today!!  Happy hopping!

~ Ally ~


Sponsored byPower Poppy


Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips, Heaven & Nature Sing
cardstock:
  Recollections 110lb White cardstock

clear sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling clear 4mm, 6mm)
ink: Versamark, Memento (Nautical Blue), Copic Markers, Gellyroll White Gel Pen
embossing powder:  Stampendous! (white detail)
other:  Glossy Accents.