Friday, October 2, 2015

Bee Love for Power Poppy Friday!

Hello Everyone!  Not only is it Power Poppy Friday - it's the first Friday of the month, so that makes it Power Poppy, Power and Spark Challenge time!  This month our lovely hostess with the most-ess is JULIE!!  Julie has challenged us to a “Bits & Pieces” challenge, which encourages everyone to use just bits and pieces of a stamp image. Stamp a part of the image off the side, punch a part of it out, die cut off the edge. Basically, anything goes if you use just a portion of the image on your card!  How fun is that??!!  Don't forget by playing along, you could win a stamp set of your choice!  For all the deets and how to link up and play along, pop on over to the Power Poppy Blog!

I have used the Asters Abuzz Digi stamp and enlarged it a LOT!  You may notice there are a lot more bees than if you just cropped the image.....well I did a bit of Photoshop magic and borrowed the bee at the bottom of the original image, resized it to three different sizes and placed them on the image as shown!  Thought a sentiment like 'Bee Love' needed lots of bees!  :)  I also placed the digi sentiment onto my custom made image, but changed the colour to yellow first by using THIS totally awesome tutorial by Julie!  (I have this page permanently bookmarked as a reference!)

So, once I had the digi image the way I wanted it, I've printed it off onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copic Markers (lots of Copic markers - sorry I was in the colouring zone and forgot to note them all down).  I've cut it out with Labels 8 and matted it with Pool Party card cut with Decorative Labels 8.  I've placed this on a layer of white and attached some yellow ribbon as shown.  I've popped this on a piece of folded Pool Party card and finished by adding some bling!

Let's see what the Bloomies have for you today!!
Thanks for popping by and hope you play along with the Power and Spark Challenge with us and that you are inspired to stamp!!  :)


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Kathy, this is gorgeous, and I love the decorative frame die you've used! I love the bits of Asters Abuzz and how you've arranged and resized them. So dreamy and perfectly colored (as always). And wow, I do love the "bee love" in the's perfect! Stunning card, my friend, and really inspiring! And, yes, Julie did a great job in that tutorial. Hugs!

Marcella Hawley said...

THIS IS SOOOO RAD! I love how you reworked the image in Photoshop, Kathy, it really creates a nice focal area for that big bee in the Aster, and the other bees appear to be buzzing around in the background, it's such a nice balance! Wow, very impressed. Love your coloring, too (well, OBVIOUSLY!) xoxo

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card Kathy! It is a gorgeous image that you have coloured brilliantly :-)

Gab said...

So pretty. Just love your colouring - it's stunning

Leslie Miller said...

What a cute and clever idea, Kathy! I love the extra bees. This card just oozes charm!

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Kathy,beautiful just beautiful!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx


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