Happy Pink Painted Geraniums

Howdy all!  TGIF… I’m sure glad that it’s Friday! It’s already been a busy week with school starting up and again and trying to work on tutorials and projects – it seems like this week just flew by!

Typically Power Poppy would have already shown sneak peeks of the latest and greatest new release but this this month, we’re holding off so we can bring you an even BIGGER, more fabulous release.  Trust me… you’ll wanna save some dough for this one!

Since it’s Friday, we have our newest Peep of the Week challenge on and all you have to do to participate is create and link up a project that contains a Power Poppy image of any kind!  If you want some instant gratification, you can purchase some of our glorious digital stamps right here.   Join us and you could win some more Power Poppy stamps to add to your stamp collection.

Lately I’ve been dabbling in some water colouring and I am really enjoying it.  My Aunt is a water colour artist (or used to be) and I just loved all the cool effects she would get with this subtle, beautiful medium. So today, I’m sharing a simple water coloured card…
I used the delightful "Geraniums Take Two" stamp set for my card today.  There is just something so happy about Geraniums!  These remind me of the ones that my Mom has in her little deck garden at home in Ontario!

You can join me on Monday on the Power Poppy Blog and find out exactly how I achieved this colouring using water colours and maybe even give it a try yourself!  It took a lot of patience but I just adore the end result.  

Here’s a simple close up for you.  You can kind of see the slight embossed details that frame out the Geraniums.

Come and check out what my fellow Bloom Brigaders have to share with you today…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber

Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Have a great time checking out everyone's creations this week!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Geraniums Take Two)
watercolour paper: Strathmore (400 series)

patterned papers:  Fancy Pants Designs (Beloved), Marion Smith (Motley)
embossing die:  Spellbinders (Gold Rectangle 1)
cardstock:  Bazzill, Recollections
watercolours: Yarka
doily die:  Cheery Lynn Designs (Polynesian Sails Mini)
pens:  Sakura (White, Glitter)
ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa), Ranger Distress (Antique Linen)
other:  thread, gold string.


ChristineCreations said...

Ally - this is absolutely AMAZING....stunning watercolour effect! The variation of the stain and pigment of the geraniums is so gorgeous!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

You can believe I'll be checking out how to do this on Monday Ally!! This is INCREDIBLE!! I've been looking and looking at it trying to figure out you did it. Your coloring is stunning!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my... oh MY.. OH MY! This is simply stunning Ally -- love the bold color and like Tosha said, I can't wait to see how you got these beautiful results! :-)

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh this is beautiful and will look forward to your video on Monday

Cammie said...

Stunning! I look forward to your video.

Becca Cruger said...

That card is gorgeous! Watercoloring at its finest.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great water coloring indeed Ally. Wonderful bold flowers.

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Ally, I can see you inherited the gift of watercoloring from your aunt! This is stunning, and the colors are gorgeous!! Just shows all the ways to use these wonderful new Marcy images!! Hugs, sweet friend!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my WOW, Ally! This is completely gorgeous and I do so love to watercolor, myself. Such a fabulous no-line look you achieved with this image. One would hardly know it was a stamp. Totally inspiring! In some ways I'm looking forward to winter so I can have more time in my stamp room. Kinda hard to watercolor on coffee breaks at work.

Kim said...

I just love this image, and you have watercolored it beautifully Allison!! :>)