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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Introducing… Countryside Bouquet Deluxe

Welcome to Day 4 of the Power Poppy release!  So far, we’ve sneaked some fruit and veggies from the Farmer’s Market, some sunny florals from the Sunny Harvest and some dazzling beauties from the Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas.  Today we’re here to showcase the amazing, “Countryside Bouquet Deluxe”…

This stamp set contains the beautiful digital bouquet we revealed last month but with much, much more!  I couldn’t help but pull out my Copic air brush and my Copic Blender pen and go mad!

My card is not just a card!  It has a little secret…

The front is a flap and is removable.  It removes to become…
… a magnetic bookmark!

My design today is using Splitcoaststampers newest sketch:, SC499: designed by moi! ~ just rotated!

Here’s how I created both of my focal images…

  1. First I masked off any areas I didn’t want any ink on; mainly the outer areas of my die cuts.
  2. Then I stamped my images using Memento “Tuxedo Black” ink.
  3. Then I loaded my Copic air brush system with my Copics; and sprayed then lightest to darkest beginning with my grey shades (T2, T4, T6, T8, T9).
  4. Then I took my Copic Blender pen and pushed all of the ink off of my flowers and stems leaving a dabbled look.
  5. Then I loaded my air brush again and applied some Y17 and YR68.
  6. I pushed off any ink from the orange hues that were on my blooms and stems using the Copic Blender pen again and voila!  I really like this unique effect!
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your journey with the remainder of my fellow Bloom Brigaders

Allison Cope -- you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Marcella on the Power Poppy Blog 

Thanks for stopping by!
   

~ Ally ~
 

Sponsored byPower Poppy
 
Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Countryside Bouquet Deluxe)
cardstock:  Bazzill, Recollections
patterned papers:  Graphic45 (Steampunk Spells)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ribbon:  Offray

ink: Memento, Copic Markers, Copic Blender pen, Sakura White pen, Ranger Distress Inks
other:  thread.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Introducing… Dynamic Duo: Glads & Gerberas

Hello and welcome to Day Three of the Power Poppy release!  Marcella’s back at it again… she’s back at taking our wonderful digital images and making them into clear stamps!  Now I love digital stamps, don’t get me wrong, but I do love the feel of inking up a stamp and pressing it into the crisp colourful cardstock too!  So to all those flower and clear stamper lovers out there, we have “Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas”! 


Marcella says…
Maybe you didn't get enough of these the first time around? :) :) :) We have gotten so many requests for the Instant Garden flower digis to be made into clear stamps, and the Peonies and Tulips Dynamic Duos was our top seller of the June release!! I thought we should give the folks what they want, and put these out in both formats. I've added several new sentiments in a more contemporary-looking typestyle, perfect for thank you’s and for cheering people on!

I had a ball creating this card for you today!  I found some floral, shabby chic type paper pad and just had fun layering and creating depth as I went.  I used the happy Gerbera Daisies from the “Dynamic Duo: Glads & Gerberas” and added one of the sweet sentiments from the same set.


Here’s a quick close up of my daisies…

Have a gander at what the rest of the Bloom Brigaders have done with these glowing images…

Allison Cope -- you are here!
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by!    


~ Ally ~
 

Sponsored byPower Poppy
 
Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas)
cardstock:  Bazzill
patterned papers:  Prima Marketing (Madeline)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ribbon:  Offray

ink: Memento, Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Inks
other:  thread.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Are You a Winner?

According to the graphic above, the StampNation Beach Vacation is over!  But truly, it has just begun.  Each day last week, a new beach themed challenge was posted along with video tutorials and Dream Team samples. - See more at: http://catherinepooler.com/2014/07/blog-hop-winners/#sthash.WLwlz7Q5.dpuf
StampNation Beach Vacation isn't over just yet!!!!  There is still time to join and complete all of the amazing challenges.  There are 6 challenges in all and each one has some amazing examples from the SN Dream Team!
According to the graphic above, the StampNation Beach Vacation is over!  But truly, it has just begun.  Each day last week, a new beach themed challenge was posted along with video tutorials and Dream Team samples. - See more at: http://catherinepooler.com/2014/07/blog-hop-winners/#sthash.WLwlz7Q5.dpuf
According to the graphic above, the StampNation Beach Vacation is over!  But truly, it has just begun.  Each day last week, a new beach themed challenge was posted along with video tutorials and Dream Team samples. - See more at: http://catherinepooler.com/2014/07/blog-hop-winners/#sthash.WLwlz7Q5.dpuf
According to the graphic above, the StampNation Beach Vacation is over!  But truly, it has just begun.  Each day last week, a new beach themed challenge was posted along with video tutorials and Dream Team samples. - See more at: http://catherinepooler.com/2014/07/blog-hop-winners/#sthash.WLwlz7Q5.dpuf

Catherine over at CatherinePooler.com has posted the winners for the StampNation blog hop and much more!

Are you a winner? 
Check it out here.

Join me next week when I share some fun ideas of how to use sketch es all month long!  This is for StampNation members only… so join today!
http://www.cartville.com/app/?af=1586497

 ~ Ally ~

Introducing… Sunny Harvest!

It’s Day Two of the amazing Power Poppy reveal for August.  Today brings you the warm and sunny faces of sweet sunflowers and brilliantly glowing Chinese Lantern flowers.  This stamp set is not only beautiful but you’ll want to create some gorgeous cards and projects using the beautiful sentiments too!  Introducing… “Sunny Harvest”.


I couldn’t resist stamping and colouring the amazing delicate Chinese Lantern and Bittersweet entangled image. I’ve always loved the crepe-y, see-thorough glow of the Chinese Lantern plant.

Here’s a quick close up of my image.  I added some Glossy Accents to my Bittersweet berries to make them shiny…

Have a gander at what the rest of the Bloom Brigaders have done with these glowing images…

Allison Cope -- you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by!   Come and join us tomorrow for our third reveal. 


~ Ally ~


Sponsored byPower Poppy
 
Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Sunny Harvest)
cardstock:  Recollections, Flourishes
patterned papers:  Webster's Pages (Hello World)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
silver string:  Cosmo Cricket

tools: Copic Air Brush
ink: Memento, Copic Markers, Sakura Gold Pen
other:  thread, Glossy Accents.