Hello Everyone!!! Have you been waiting for the first Power and Spark Challenge for 2017?? Well the wait is OVER!! Our lovely hostess this month is Stacy and she has a super easy one to kick of the year........WINTER BLOOMS! If you live in the Northern Hemisphere and craving a little colour in your day then this challenge is for you!! If you are like me and live in the Southern Hemisphere where it is the middle of Summer, let those colours burst into full bloom (or perhaps it's a heatwave and you're locked inside with the aircon on trying not to melt pretending that it's actually cooler..... come on Aussies, you know what I'm talking about!!!).
You don't have any Winter Blooms?? CLICK HERE for a link through to an abundance of sets to choose from! Did you know that if you play along with us this month you can WIN a Power Poppy Stamp Set of YOUR CHOICE!!! How awesome is that?! You can find all the details on the Power Poppy Blog!
In Stacy's words.......When winter comes, many of us long to say goodbye to the chill and say hello to those cheerful and fresh spring flowers! Did you know there are lots of blooms that sprout at the end of winter (you can cheat and include early spring as well)? How about camellias, crocus, paperwhites, holly, snowdrops, or poinsettias? Let's see how you can bring these pretty little petals and glorious greens to life and enjoy this last bit of winter as well!
Today I've used Bloomin' Wonderful and stamped the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (B60, B63, B66, Y21, YR30, YR31, C1, W1, E84, E87). I've cut this into a rectangle, matted with River Rock and framed with Wisteria Wonder cut with 5x7 Detailed Scallops. The card is made of white, Wisteria Wonder, Graphic 45 DP and some dark cream May Arts Ribbon. I've attached the image to the front and then stamped the sentiment, also from Bloomin' Wonderful, cut it out with a circle punch and popped it up on foam tape. SIDE NOTE: I *was* going to add some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the corners, but the bottle exploded as a squeezed it......seriously it went EVERYWHERE!!! I tried to rescue it back into the bottle, but it was a disaster - paint was all over my work space, up my arms, all over my clothes.....everywhere!! THANK GOODNESS it missed my card or I would have a heart attack. Once I cleaned up the mess (with the help of Mr 11yrs), I decided to play it safe and reached for Kaisercraft pearls to finish off instead! :P
I wonder if the other Bloomies have had crazy adventures this week like I have?? Better pop by and have a look!
Stamps - Bloomin' Wonderful (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Wisteria Wonder, White, River Rock, Graphic 45 DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops, Dark Cream May Arts Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls
That's more than enough from me, if you've made it this far, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!!