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

stamps: Power Poppy (Daffodils)
  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).


Lisa Lara said...

Oh Alison, you did a brilliant job making those beauties pop against the blue.

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Ally, what a gorgeous image, and I love how you've really popped it with the blue airbrushing! Stunning, and I just love that little pinned ribbon holding the bouquet!! Definitely going to be a delightful set with these beautiful daffodils and the great sentiments!! Wow! Hugs!

Julie Koerber said...

Woah.... what a bold splash of gorgeousness Ally!

D.Ann said...

Oh, WOW... do those ever pop!!! FAB!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh vibrant and bold... I do like that! The blue backing is awesome.. really makes these blooms shine. Wonderful job Ally!

Leslie Miller said...

Be still my heart! Your coloring against the blue is eye-popping gorgeous, and I LOVE what you did with the ribbon! Of all the gorgeousness splashed all over this card, that little ol' ribbon caught my eye right away. Genius!

Алексровер Анна said...

Wow! Love this sky blue color! Great coloring!

Christine Kiehl said...

What a delightful card you crafted for the hop! Love the dark blue!

Cindi Hall said...

OMG the blue and yellow is stunning! Bring on Spring!!!!

ChristineCreations said...

That vivid blue really sets off the vibrance of the daffodils...and I LOVE that sheer ribbon colouring!