Catherine Pooler ~ Storybook Collection Blog Hop


Happy Wednesday everyone!  Welcome to the Catherine Pooler Designs “Storybook Collection” Blog Hop!

Today we reveal a whole collection of beautiful blooms, furry creatures and beautiful storybook quotes.  Each of the stamps, inks and dies today can be purchased in small bundles; the “Enchanted Forest Bundle”, “A Page From the Book Bundle” and the “Father’s Day Bundle”, plus a “I Want It All!” bundle and also individually.

For my first card share I was thrilled to see more fabulous “coloring-in” images from Catherine and her artists. The little crest on the top of the little bird from the “Fluttering Friends” stamp set just said “Blue Jay” to me so I looked up how a Blue Jay’s feathers looked and away I went with all my luscious CPD blue inks… It’s a Boy and Something Borrowed.  I die cut it out using our coordinating dies, the “Fluttering Friends Dies”.


For my back ground, I used the open branch of berries also from the “Fluttering Friends” stamp set and some Midnight ink to create a simple black and white pattern.  For a tiny added touch, I took the “F as in” back ground stamp and using some light Twilight ink and added subtle touches of text in the back ground too (I love doing this with script back ground stamps!).

For my second card I knew I just had to create a soft, almost glowing Poppy card.  So I took my water color paper and spritzed it lightly with water and then stamped the glorious “Poignant Poppies” using Tiki Torch, Orange Twist and Tutti Frutti inks. Then I stamped all the layered leaves and stem using beautiful Aquatini and Spruce ink.  This stamp set is a wondrous multiple layering stamp set and makes the most amazingly detailed blooms!

To get the faint hint of script in the back, I loaded my “Words From the Wizard” back ground stamp into my MISTI tool and just touched my orange inks to just the spots in and around my Poppy flower.  And of course, to create a coordinating color panel to wrap around my bloom, I used direct ink pad to paper to create a matching color frame using Mardi Gras ink.


Don’t forget to check out our new inks too!  This bundle of four new colors called Urban Oasis includes: Rouge, Lemongrass, Sage and Queen for a Day.  All four inks are part of the Spa Collection of inks. PLUS… if you check the store, some of the ink bundles are on SALE right now!  Woohoo! 

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What’s a hop with out a PRIZE?  All you have to do is comment along the way to WIN.  The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Catherine will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler Shop! A winner will be drawn on May 13th and posted on Catherine's blog.

Catherine 
Ilina
Tracie
Karen
Lisa 

Daniel 
Kelly 
Kristie
Nanette 

Jen 
Allison  -- that's me!
Susan – go here next!


Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to catch our INSTAGRAM HOP from yesterday - click here!  Happy shopping!

~ Ally ~



Blue Jay Wishes
Stamps: Fluttering Friends, F as in
Cardstock: Premium White, Smoke & Mirrors 
Inks: Midnight, Twilight, Black Jack, It’s a Boy, Something Borrowed
Accessories: Fluttering Friends Dies
 
Watercolor Orange Poppy
Stamps: Poignant Poppies, Words from the Wizard
Cardstock: Premium White, Arches (Watercolor Paper)
Inks: Tiki Torch, Orange Twist, Tutti Frutti, Aquatini, Spruce

31 comments:

Jill D. said...

These are just lovely, Ally. I love them both.

Ingrid said...

Love your little guy on that first one, but the watercolor stole my heart Ally!!! :)

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Love that second card with the poppy!

Catherine Pooler said...

WOW! Ally! That watercolored poppy is gorgeous!!!

Avra Williams said...

Very pretty!

Dorothy Breitenstein said...

Love the poppy card!

nancy y said...

wonderful cards, the watercolored poppy is really cool.

The Craft Omnivore said...

Love these cards, especially the blue jay.

Melissa said...

I love how the little bird "pops" off all the black and white on your first card. Your watercolor card is an absolute stunner! WOW!!!

Karen K. Creates said...

Pretty cards! Love the coloring on the blue bird!

Joanne G said...

Very pretty cards. I love how you did the watercolor technique. Thanks for sharing.

cb said...

Really like the faded foggy effect on the poppy card background. What a wonderful technique. I cannot wait to try it. Thank you!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Oh Ally, these are fabulous. I love what you did with both cards, they are just perfect!

amee said...

wonderful creations!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such wonderful cards!
Thanks for sharing...

Creating with Susan said...

These are fantastic Ally - I LOVE that first one.

LisaH said...

Gorgeous cards Ally! The background on your first card is so beautiful. Love your style!!

Nana Griffin said...

Love the bird colored in blue and a great background for it.

Ebrown said...

Beautiful cards. Love the watercolor look of the poppy.

jean said...

your black and white birdie card is stunning!!! gorgeous!!!

digeomea said...

like the black n white

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love the adorable bird and the pretty flower design!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the card with the bird.
the minimal background with
the pretty bird is great.
Beautiful poppie. thanks
for sharing
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sharon g said...

Your Jay is so sweet. I love him, and think that I need that stamp set!!!!

Nan0807 said...

Beautiful cards!

Thomas said...

Such a cute blue jay!

Carol Hardie said...

Oh MY ……. just stunning.

Dawn said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. Is there any way you could make a video making this. I would love to see how!!!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow oh wow! What a beautiful cards! I do hope I can create something as good with my Misti! yay!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love your cards! :)

Sue D said...

Sweet bird card and lovely soft floral.