Win With SCT & Power Poppy!

TGIF everyone!  I don’t know about you but I’ve had a tough week this week.  Just haven’t been feeling tip-top.  The weather has been cool and rainy here in Southern Alberta and my head has been pounding most of this week – it doesn’t exactly promote a lot of creative time.  It doesn’t help that I’m sleeping well or at all at night!

I did get a chance to dabble in some water colour though on the weekend and I created this fun card for you today!

I began with some Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Paper and some Letraset Aquamarkers for my card creation.  I stamped the lovely bouquet from the “Countryside Bouquet Deluxe” using some Ranger “Wild Honey” Distress Ink.  Then I used an acrylic block and scribbled my Aquamarkers on to it and used it as a palette to watercolor my stamped image.

I took a lot of time and painted each petal individually using the inks from the markers and my water brush.  I just adore the end result.

Just in case you missed it, Power Poppy took center stage over at the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog with their Card Cafe Thursday here! And today, there's another surprise! Head on over to their blog HERE to see how YOU could win a $25 gift certificate to the Power Poppy Shop!

Now join the remainder of the Bloom Brigade with me and take a stroll on over to all of their blogs.  You’ll surely be inspired!

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

Happy blog hopping everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Countryside Bouquet Deluxe, Geraniums)
cardstock:  Recollections, Flourishes, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
patterned papers:  Simple Stories (Sn@p!)
die cut shapes: AveryElle
ribbon:  Offray
ink: Memento, Ranger Distress, Letraset Aquamarkers
butterfly:  Maya Road
pearls:  Recollections.


  1. Ally, this is gorgeous! I love how you used a bold yellow/orange to stamp your image with. It just goes to show what can happen when you step out of the basic black comfort zone! ;-) Hope you're able to rest this weekend!

  2. Ally this is so pretty. I love all the yellows. I have never tried stamping with that ink before. Your watercoloring is awesome. Hope you are feeling better and send us some cool weather. We are steaming here.

  3. This card is simply beautiful from the amazing coloring to the fun design. Wow! I'm really sorry about the headache, Ally. Had a bad migraine problem in the past. Hope you feel better and sleep well this weekend.

  4. Ah, Ally, so sorry you're not feeling well! Hope you feel better soon! I love your card and agree that your watercoloring is gorgeous! Love the DP you've used and that precious butterfly! Stunning card!! Hugs!

  5. I'm always intrigued with what your "dabbling" will conjure up!! This is another stunner Ally!! How creative to stamp with the yellow and water color. Now that is waaaaaaay out of the box for me. You just remind me that I should step out once in awhile...who knows what creations are out there!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  6. Such beautiful watercoloring!! I never thought about stamping my images in yellow - what a great idea! Now where did I put that Wild Honey ink pad??

  7. Wow! This is gorgeous Ally! I love the soft colors!

  8. Your coloring is so vibrant it almost glows.... super super cool design and I adore the textured circle border... swoon girlie!!!

  9. I love your beautiful soft edges. I sure would like to be able to do that.


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