Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mixed Media Confirmation


Hello Everyone!  Next month my son, along with eight other teens from our church will be celebrating their confirmation.  I've been asked to make confirmation cards with a red/white/black colour palette for each teen and I'm trying to make each one to suit the personality of the confirmee.  The very first one is for an 'arty' girl so I've gone with a mixed media theme and a 'grunge cross' that is now retired, but originally from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I don't usually do Mixed Media, but I was happy with the way this one turned out and I really hope she likes it.

It was a bit of trial and error making this card - I used a base of thick card and some Triple Tac to adhere scraps of paper and some printed scripture verses.  Over this I've added some gesso, dried that and then used a Burlap Stencil and some Impasto Medium to add a little texture.  I've stamped the Grunge Cross in the middle of the piece in StazOn and then started adding some colour with Gelatos, sponging some Memento Rhubarb Stalk through a Chicken Wire Stencil.  I've stamped the letters and die cut them adding some black pen to the edges and attaching as shown.  I've stamped the 'Confirmation' sentiment from Our Daily Bread Design's Confirmation set in Memento Gray Flannel.  I've then splattered a bit of white from a Molotow pen, some black water colour and added some black pen for accenting.  To finish I've stamped the Grunge Cross again and die cut it with the matching die (also retired) and popped it up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape and then popped it onto the front of a folded piece of Cherry Cobbler topped with Black card.

Stamps - Grunge Cross (ret), Confirmation (ODBD)
Paper - Thick card, scraps, Cherry Cobbler, Black
Ink - StazOn, Memento Gray Flannel, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories - Gesso, Impasto Medium, Gelatos, Molotow Paint Pen, Burlap and Chicken Wire Stencils, Black Watercolour paint, Grunge Cross Die, Black Brush Pen, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and a hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Red Velvet Cake


Hello Everyone!!  It's Power Poppy Friday and time to have a peek at what the Bloom Brigade have been up to this week!  I've been playing with the newly released clear stamp set called Party Time!  If you are anything like me, you ALWAYS need birthday cards and this set is absolutely awesome full of fun images and sentiments!  I know I'll be using this A LOT!!!

So I grabbed Party Time and decided to turn the layer cake into a Red Velvet cake with luscious red layers and coloured the icing to create a chocolate ganache!  I've stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copic Markers (R24, R29, E23, E25, E27, E50, E51, E53).  It's been cut out with Labels 28 and matted with red card cut with Decorative Labels 28.  The base is made of cream layered with red and some dotty brown paper.  Across this is more red topped with cream embossed with a swirl embossing folder.  I've stamped the sentiment from Party Time in black in the bottom corner, added a couple of rhinestones to the top corner and popped the image up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape in the middle.

Stamps - Party Time (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Cream, Red, It's a Girl DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Labels 28 and Decorative Labels 28, Embossing Folder, Clear Rhinestones, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  

Let's have a peek at what the Bloomies have in store for you and pop by these blogs....
That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Beach in a Box


Hello Everyone!  Today I'm showing a card in a box that I made as part of a publication set using Best Day Ever by Power Poppy a while ago and I thought since some of my readers are in the middle of Summer they might enjoy it - those of us in the middle of Winter are simply wishing for warmer days and hope this brings a little sunshine to your day!  It's beachy/summer themes are certainly having me wishing for warmer days - roll on Spring I say!!

I've use the box template from Silhouette which comes with all the bits for matching inserts.  I simply stamped the flip flops (or what the Aussies call thongs), sunglasses, hat, camera and sentiment from Best Day Ever onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured in a range of Copic Markers.  The images were fussy cut and popped up on green card pieces to match the box.  The sun was another Silhouette template and the sentiment was cut into a notched tag and adhered as shown.

Stamps -  Best Day Ever (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Green, Yellow and Orange Card, Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Silhouette Files, Scissors

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sweet Simple Things


Hello Everyone!!  It's Power Poppy Friday and time to have a peek at what the Bloomies have been up to this week!  Actually you've chosen a great day to get your Power Poppy groove on as it is the 15th of the month and it's NEW DIGI day as well!!  Make sure you pop by the Power Poppy Blog to see what the Instant Gardeners have made with today's new release!


So what have I been playing with??  It's also a new digi called Sweet Simple Things (you may have seen this image coloured in progress on my Instagram!) - don't you love this sweet beehive?!!  I used lots and lots of Copics to colour this up all pretty which is good therapy when it's cold and the middle of Winter and you want a little sunshine in your day!  As it's a Beehive....it's PERFECT for this month's Power and Spark Challenge to create a 'B' themed card - I've also used Banners and a Bow and can you see the little Bees in the image!!  So much 'B' goodness to be found!


I've also used the sentiment from Sweet Simple Things to feature on the inside, highlighting the word 'sweet' and 'Laura Ingalls Wilder' with yellow Copic markers.

Stamps - Sweet Simple Things (Power Poppy)
Ink - Printer
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, So Saffron, Pink, MME DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Labels 1 and Decorative Labels 1, Grosgrain Ribbon, Bow Easy, X-press It Double Sided Tape

Don't miss all the fabby goodness the Instant Gardeners and the Bloom Brigade have for you today!

Barb Walker
Debbie Olson
Nancy Sheads 
Cheryl Scrivens 
Broni Holcombe 
Stacy Morgan
Cindy Lawrence 
Allison Cope 
Tosha Leyendekker
Christine Okken
Tosha Leyendekker (two cards today!)
Kathy Jones - you are here!
Power Poppy Blog 

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Power and Spark Challenge!

Hello Everyone!!  It's the first Friday of the month (can you believe it is July already??) and that means it's time for another Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge!!  I'm hosting this month and your challenge is to 'B Happy'!  What that means is to create a card with 'B' things as your focus - think Bouquets, Bees, Butterflies, Birthday Cake, Bunting, Banners, Buttons, Brads, Backpacks, Buttercups etc....

How many 'B' things can you see on my card??!!  I've used a Bouquet (it's the digi stamp by Power Poppy called Spring Meadow Bouquet).....which also has a Butterfly and a Bee on there!  I've also used a Banner die as well as a Bracket Border punch!  My Birthday card (that sentiment is from the brand new Party Time clear set released this week!) is mostly Blue and it also has a few Buttons!   I also hunted high and low through my stash to find some paper that started with 'B' - this is some old MME Bluebell DP!!!  HA!!!

How easy was that??  Anyone can play along with the B Happy Challenge and you have the chance to WIN a FREE Power Poppy stamp set of your choice!!!

Stamps - Spring Meadow Bouquet, Party Time (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Marina Mist, White, MME Bluebell DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Small Circles and Stately Circles, Stitched Banner Die, Fiskars Bracket Border Punch, Buttons, Oval Punch, Paper Piercer

Christine is playing along today, can't wait to see what B things she has used!
That's all from me today, hope you join us this month and B Happy!!  :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Power Poppy Hop Day!


Hello Everyone!!  Have you been following Power Poppy and the Bloom Brigade over the last few days???  If you have you'll know that there are SEVEN new clear stamp sets available RIGHT NOW!!!!  YAAAAAAY!!!!  Whether it's florals, cakes, sympathy, sentiments or celebrations this release has you covered!!  It's time to party and you can find the Midsummer Stunner release HERE!!


It was soooo hard to choose which set to use for today's hop, but in the end I chose Tea in the Garden - don't you just *love* this cake!!!  Happy Sigh!  I've paired it up with a sentiment from Nice Things to Say - another set from the new release!

http://powerpoppy.com/collections/midsummer-stunner/products/tea-in-the-garden

http://powerpoppy.com/products/nice-things-to-say


I've used a base of Blushing Bride and layered with Chocolate Chip and some MME DP.  Across this is a piece of white punched with a border punch topped with some random spotty paper from my stash.  I've stamped the cake image from Tea in the Garden in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (E23, E25, E27, E50, E51, R30, R32, R35, R37, YG91, G40, G43, G46, G12. G82, Y11, N1, W0, W1, W3).  This has been cut out and popped up on X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  I've then stamped the sentiment from Nice Things to Say and cut it into a notched tag and tucked it underneath the image.  To finish I've added a few enamel dots to the corner.


Stamps - Tea in the Garden (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Blushing Bride, White, Chocolate Chip, MME DP, Random DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Decorative Labels 22, Fiskars Border Punch, Enamel Dots, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape

You thought this day was exciting enough with SEVEN new clear stamp sets now available in the store???  Well Marcy turned it up a gear and now, if you buy $70 worth of products from the store (doesn't have to be from this release, could be digis - anything that is in stock!).....you get $10 OFF!!  Just make sure you add the Discount Code and make that dollar go a little bit further!  How many are on your wish list??????  :)

http://powerpoppy.com/

Don't miss all the gorgeous creations the Bloom Brigade have for you today and have one more peek at all the latest goodies in the Power Poppy store!!
Hope you've enjoyed not just today's blog hop, but all the release days this week and that you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Party Time!!!

Hello Everyone!!!  It's PARTY TIME........or should I say, Day Four of the brand new Power Poppy Release and I just love today's sets!!  So fun and perfect for celebrating all sorts of occasions!!  I'm using Party Time today (but heads up, I'll be showing off Tea in the Garden tomorrow for Hop Day!), I very nearly swooned when I saw this fabby stack of pressies just begging to be all prettied and coloured up!  :)  I don't know about you, but I make LOTS of Birthday cards, so this is a *must have* set for my arsenal!!  :)

http://powerpoppy.com/products/party-time

I've used a base of pink and layered with white, some green checked DP and topped with white cut with a stitched rectangle die and embossed with an embossed folder.  I've created an oval frame with Elegant Ovals and Large Oval dies and popped it up on foam tape.  I've stamped the presents from Party Time in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics (RV00, RV52, RV55, G40, G43, G46, E50, E51, E53, C1, C3) and then fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a few buttons.

I realised that I didn't leave any room on the front for a sentiment, so I've decorated the inside, added a strip of matching DP, stamped the sentiment from Party Time and die cut it and glued it to the inside.

Stamps - Party Time (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pink, White, DP
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Large Ovals and Victorian Tags, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Buttons, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape, Scissors, Glue

Why not Party with the Bloom Brigade and pop by and see what gorgeousness is waiting for you!!!
That's all from me today, make sure you swing by tomorrow for Power Poppy Blog Hop day and all SEVEN sets that you've seen over the last few days will be available in the Power Poppy Store!!  Which one is YOUR favourite???  Hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Dream Wedding

Helloooooo Everyone!!  Today we have not one, but TWO new Power Poppy stamp sets to show you!!!  SQUEEEEE!!!  I'm only using one of them, so make sure you hop around the blogs to see all the sneak peeks!!  Let me introduce..... DREAM WEDDING!!  This set has four gorgeous images to choose from and I combined two - the bottle of bubbles and glasses!  Of course you could use either all on their own as well!

http://powerpoppy.com/products/dream-wedding

I guess my card could be used for any sort of celebration, not just a wedding - that's the fun of creating isn't it!

I've stamped the bottle and glasses from Dream Wedding in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (YG61, YG63, YG67, B00, B12, B14, E50, E51, Y21, Y26, Y28, YG11, YG17, C0).  I've cut this to size and matted with So Saffron (pierced top and bottom) and attached the sentiment, also from Dream Wedding, as a notched tag to the bottom.  I've glued this to the front of the card made of So Saffron, layered with White and some DP.  To finish and add a touch of sparkle, I've added some gold sequins!

Stamps - Dream Wedding (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, So Saffron, White, DP
Accessories - Copics, Paper Piercer, Gold Sequins, Scissors, X-press It Clear Gel Glue

Can't wait to see what the other Bloomies have made with the amazing new sets???  Pop by these blogs and have a peek!!
That's all from me today!  There are TWO new sets being sneak peeked tomorrow, so check in to the Power Poppy Blog and see what's new!!!  I'll be back on Monday with even more new stamps to see!  Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

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