Yummy Apples in Season!

Howdy my fellow Power Poppy lovers!  It’s been SO long since I've posted here!  I’ve been on a little creative vacation plus also a Scout Summer Camp vacation too!  Sometimes you just need some down time to recharge that creative battery – well, that’s what I’ve been up too!

Today some of the Bloom Brigade and also the Instant Gardners are going to be sharing their newest creations using the super delicious… “Apples in Season” digital stamp set (plus a few other amazing stamp sets)!
This delectable new digital stamp set includes this impressive spray of apples and apple blossoms and a quote from Mother Theresa.

Not only do we have a new digi for you today but we’re also beginning our newest monthly challenge for August, the Power & Spark Challenge. This month’s challenge is all about CASEing!  All you need to do is pick a Power Poppy creation from somewhere in blog land – can be by ANY designer at all and be inspired by it, creating your own spin on the original design. For more information and the rules for this challenge, you can visit the Power Poppy Blog.

What’s CASEing you say?  It’s the acronym for: Copy And Steal Everything!  But in our case, we are calling it the Copy, Steal & Inspire Challenge!

For my card I decided to CASE my fellow Bloom Brigader, Miss Katie Sims!  I just love her vintage style so I chose THIS CARD to Copy, Steal & be Inspired by!

I chose to copy & steal her basic card design and then go from there. Katie used the very masculine “Olive & Oak” digital stamp to feature on her card so I traded it up for our lovely new “Apples in Season” digital image.
Copics used: E81, E37, R02, R12, R46, G00, YG23, YG21, YG17, YG97

For my sentiment, I chose to use pieces from two clear stamp sets; “Simply Camellias” and one of newest releases, “Nice Things to Say”.

I chose to colour in my image completely using Copic Markers unlike Katie who just spotlighted coloured acorns and olives. A little bit of shimmer makes this delightful fruit stand right out…

Now before you go, make sure you check out the rest of my fellow Power Poppy designer’s blogs today for some amazing inspiration!  Have fun…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Cheryl Scrivens
Barbara Walker
Nancy Sheads
Rhea Weigands
Debbie Olson 
Power Poppy Blog

Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~

Supplies:
Stamps: Power Poppy (Apples in Season, Simply CamelliasNice Things to Say)
Paper: Copic (XPress-it)
Patterned Papers: MFT (Trail Mix 6x6, Sweet Sunshine 6x6)
Dies: Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles), Pretty Pink Posh (Mini Tags)
Inks: Copic Markers, Versafine (Black Onyx), Wink of Stella (clear)
Tools: Copic Airbrush System
Ribbon: Offray
Other: thread, mini safety pin.

13 comments:

  1. WOWEEE Ally - your colouring is awesome!!! Gorgeous card and I'm sure Katie will be thrilled you CASED her!! :)

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  2. You chose a beautiful card to CASE with a simple yet effective design. Works great with the apples, which, of course, you've colored awesomely. I really love this, Ally!

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  3. Ally this is beautiful! I like the coloring on your apples and the stitching is outstanding! Love this!

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  4. awesome job, perfect "cased" card..
    Hugs

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  5. Beautiful card, Ally, down to especially the sparkle accent!! Awesome coloring, as always. (Luv2stamp on SN)

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  6. Beautiful card, Ally, down to especially the sparkle accent!! Awesome coloring, as always. (Luv2stamp on SN)

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  7. Very pretty! Love the stitching.

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  8. Very pretty! Love the stitching.

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  9. Oh, Ally, what a gorgeous card, and I agree with Leslie that you chose a great card to CASE! I love your apples and how you've colored them and love the layout too with the stitching piece of striped DP! And a beautiful ribbon treatment with the pin and stitched tag. Beautifully done, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  10. OH my goodness, Ally!!! My jaw hit the floor when I read that you CASE'D ME!! WHAAAAT????!!! I can tell you I am beyond flattered....you really made my week! Now, about your gorgeous card here.....I love that you colored the entire image and let me just say that your coloring of this lovely image is nothing short of A-MAZING! I love how you positioned the apples and the bit of sparkle is SO pretty! That darling little sentiment treatment finishes your card off beautifully! Thanks again, Ally, for such an honor! (((HUGS)))

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  11. OH my goodness, Ally!!! My jaw hit the floor when I read that you CASE'D ME!! WHAAAAT????!!! I can tell you I am beyond flattered....you really made my week! Now, about your gorgeous card here.....I love that you colored the entire image and let me just say that your coloring of this lovely image is nothing short of A-MAZING! I love how you positioned the apples and the bit of sparkle is SO pretty! That darling little sentiment treatment finishes your card off beautifully! Thanks again, Ally, for such an honor! (((HUGS)))

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  12. What beautiful apples, very realistic. I am always in awe of your fantastic talents.

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