Switch Up Your Shades!

TGIF everyone!  It’s a new month and so that means it’s time for a new challenge over at Power Poppy! Today’s it’s my month to host!


Your Power & Spark challenge is...
 
This month I want you pull out a coloring medium that you don't use that often.  So if you tend to use Copic Markers for instance, pull out your water color paints or your colored pencils instead!  Let's see you use up some of those not-so-used mediums this month.

For further challenge details, visit the Power Poppy Blog here.
Today I'm also joining along with Kathy Racoosin’s “30 Day Coloring Challenge” over at Kathy’s blog, “The Daily Marker”.  And my challenge falls in perfectly with Kathy’s challenge too! For more about Kathy’s challenge visit her blog here.

So if you follow my blog, you all know I LOVE my Copic Markers so in keeping with my theme of using a colouring medium that I don’t tend to use a lot, I picked up my Derwent Colored Pencils.

Plus, I also printed out the newest digi stamp released TODAY called “Magnolia Sunshine” and sunshine indeed!  Isn’t it darling and sunny?!?  awwww!

Marcella always makes the most amazing bouquets to colour!  She took inspiration for this beauty from all of her Mama’s favourite flowers…


My simple circular sentiment is from the “Azalea” stamp set!

Derwent Colors used:  Sun Yellow, Sherbet Lemon, Apple Green, Felt Green, Iris Blue, Fuchsia, Chilli Red, Sienna Gold, Baked Earth 

Now, off you go and check out what the amazing Bloom Brigade has put together for you today using these five new beautiful stamp sets…


Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Cheryl Scrivens
Barb Walker 
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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all these new inky creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byPower Poppy

Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Magnolia Sunshine, Azalea)
cardstock:  Canson 90lb Coldpress Watercolour Paper, My Favorite Things (Tickled Pink), Stampin’ Up! (Very Vanilla)

patterned paper: MFT (Homespun Gingham 6x6), My Mind’s Eye (Collectable)
ink: Derwent Colored Pencils, Simon Says Stamp (Willow), Sakura (Gold Calligrapher Pen)
dies: MFT (Stitched Circles), Spellbinders (Scalloped Circles, On the Edge – PageMaps), Pretty Pink Posh (Mini Tags)
ribbon:  Offray.

24 comments:

  1. Oh, Ally, this is gorgeous, and I love the vibrant colors you've used! Wow! And what a great layout with the stitched and scalloped circle for your focal image and the DP that's your palette! I love it, and what a great challenge this month! Hugs, sweet friend! You've really inspired me!

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  2. Stunning card. Love the soft, but vibrant coloring. And the design is awesome.

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  3. What a gorgeous card. Makes me yearn for spring.

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  4. Stunning card...so happy you were featured by Kathy today! She's awesome

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  5. Oh, my, Ally! Your card is a stunner! I love the colours you used...perfection, my friend!

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  6. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This image is beautiful and your coloring shows it off so well!

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  8. This image is beautiful and your coloring shows it off so well!

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  9. Love the spring spirit in your card!!!!

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  10. I love the softness to the colouring Ally, beautiful shading too. Such a hopeful and serene design!

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  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous coloring there, Ally! Amazing job with those watercolor pencils and just an all over beautiful and cheerful card. I really enjoyed the push to get myself using a different medium. My crummy printer won't do watercolor paper, though, grrrr.

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  12. GORGEOUS! Your color palette is wonderful.Thank you for sharing this awesome card!

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  13. Your card is so lovely!
    Love the striped paper
    in the background.
    Carla from Utah

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  14. Your card is so lovely!
    Love the striped paper
    in the background.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Love the card, it is an eye catcher for sure thanks.

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  16. Hi, wonderful card, your colouring, stamp and choice of colours are just beautiful. x

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  17. Your coloring is really beautiful!! I've never tried the digital stamps. What paper do you print it on? Is an ink jet printer good to use for coloring images? It's a very pretty image!

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    1. I was able to pass a piece of Canson 90lb water color paper through my laser printer! I know... wow right!?! ;)

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  18. Your card really is beautiful Allison. Great work!

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  19. Wow! Gorgeous, Allison! Just wow!

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  20. So beautiful Ally. I really like the softness of the colours that you chose. Just lovely. Cheers.

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  21. So beautiful Ally. I really like the softness of the colours that you chose. Just lovely. Cheers.

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  22. Hi Ally, this card is amazing I just love your coloring no matter what you use some day I will color like you thanks for sharing♥

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.