Catherine Pooler Designs: Zen Garden

Howdy all!  Welcome to the Catherine Pooler Designs Zen Garden release!  This release contains not only 8 new amazing ink colors but a variety of detailed, beautiful stamps, stencils and dies!

In addition to the 8 new ink colors from the CP Spa Collection called the Zen Garden Inks, today we’re featuring the amazing stamp, Doodle Garden Background and also the Eat, Sleep, Create stamp set.

Eat, Sleep, Create!

1. I inked up the outside of my Doodle Garden Background stamp using “Stone Blue” ink; using an ink dauber to remove some of the ink towards the center of the stamp.  Cleaned my stamp.
2.  I inked up the inner circle of the Doodle Garden BG stamp using “Rose Petals” ink ensuring there was no ink on the outer edge or the inside of the image.  I again used a ink dauber to remove some of the ink around the edges to make it more subtle and allow it to layer and blend with the blue ink.
3. I stamped the sentiment from the “Eat, Sleep, Create” stamp set in “Stone Blue” ink and added “Rose Petals” hearts to the large “A’s”.
4. I inked up the thin paint swipe stamp from the “Eat, Sleep, Create” stamp using both Rose Petals & Stone Blue inks, allowing them to blend and then added the dotted stamp using just Rose Petals ink.

All of my cards today have been creating using the Catherine Pooler Premium White Cardstock.  I highly recommend using this cardstock with your CP inks… it inks up like a dream!

Here’s a look at 3 other cards I featured the “Eat, Sleep, Create” and “Doodle Garden Background” stamp sets with…

~ featuring the new “Thanks Die” and the CP Zen Garden ink colors,  

Rainbow Create

~ featuring the new “Create Die”, the “Split Chevron Stencil” and 
the Zen Garden ink collection minus Spruce ~

Create Happiness

~ Featuring the new “Zen Feather Dies” and the Zen Garden inks Shea Butter, 
Polished, Seafoam, Sugared Lavender, Rose Petals and Stone Blue and also CP's Circle Dies ~

Please check out the following designers sharing their creations today with you...


It wouldn't be a blog hop without a PRIZE!  Before you go make sure you comment on each stop along the hop.  Catherine will randomly pick two winners on each blog hop day, who will each win a complete set of Zen Garden Inks or a $45 Gift Certificate if you already have the inks.  WOWSERS!!

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Thanks for stopping by!  If you have questions about any of the cards above, please leave a comment below.  Happy Hopping!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Fenced Florals

Howdy!  Happy Friday everyone!  I’m here along with the Power Poppy Bloom Brigaders to share some fun Power Poppy creations with you today.

I knew I wanted to make a multi-layered card for an upcoming birthday so I grabbed my Natural Beauties stamp set and Coordinating Dies.

First I stamped the floral images out using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them in using my brand new Polychromos pencils from Faber-Castell.  I then cut them out using their coordinating dies.

I layered the larger section of blooms on the front panel, then the grass layer, then the fence, small blooms and finally the ornate oval die.

Don’t forget to participate in our newest “Power & Spark Challenge” too!  This month is all about Love to Sparkle

Make sure you check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today…

Christine Okken -- go here next!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy browsing our blogs today!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Natural Beauties)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 White)

Patterned Papers: My Favorite Things (Tranquil Texture 6x6)
Dies: Power Poppy (Natural Beauties Dies), My Favorite Things (Stitched Rectangles STAX 2, Grassy Edges), Spellbinders (Elegant Ovals), Pretty Pink Posh (Picket Fence)

Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers (B41, G24, YG03), Polychromos Pencils (107, 108, 109, 111, 115, 121, 134, 146, 163, 165, 168, 171, 176, 187, 188, 194, 249, 267, 274, 283)
Tools: Copic Air Brush System
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