How quickly it has turned to fall here! Although the sun is shining, the weather has turned blustery and cool.
Looks like autumn has arrived at Power Poppy as well. Marcella has given a bit of a shearing and a plumpen-upping to her remixed Bittersweet Wreath. The digital images download in a flash and colors up easily to make a beautiful Thanksgiving, fall, or holiday card front. Two sentiments accompany this sweet and simple set.
This image is so quick and easy to color up that I just picked a variety of reds, oranges and yellows from my Copic collection. It’s hard to tell from the photograph, but I used a lot of different shades in order to get some variation in color across the wreath. Use my selection for inspiration or simply pick colors which you already have. It’s hard to go wrong with this image.
Need some added inspiration? Take a look at what the Instant Gardener and Bloom Brigade teams have put together and be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Mysterious Two from the Mysterious Collection by Authentique Stamp: Bittersweet Wreath by Power Poppy Copics: R08, R17, R24, R27, R29, R46, Y18, Y38, YR04, YR09, YR14, YR68, RV29
Yesterday I revealed the first card I created for Demo Day at PhotoScraps. Today’s reveal is my second card, again featuring the same stamp sets – Deck the Halls by Taylored Expressions and Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches.
Here’s a look at the inside. I used a coordinating paper from the I Love Winter Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Paper: Snow Day and Snowman Friends from the I Love Winter Collection by Echo Park Paper Co. Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black (image) and Versafine in Onyx Black (sentiments) by Tsukineko Embellishments: Glossy Accents by Ranger Copics: C5, Y38 (penguin); R27, YG09, Y38, B24 (ornament & lights)
This weekend, I’m a demonstrator for Demo Day at my local scrapbook store, PhotoScraps. So I’ve put together two cards that are simple in design, employ basic coloring techniques, and can be quickly put together. To facilitate preparation, I used my Misti to pre-stamp all the cards – a wonderful devise that makes stamping multiple cards consistently (and straight) much easier. This card definitely benefits from its use.
This is the first card. Stay tuned – tomorrow I’ll reveal the second card.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Dasher from the Perfectly Plaid Collection by Lawn Fawn Stamps: Deck the Halls by Taylored Expressions; Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black (image) and Versafine in Onyx Black (sentiments) by Tsukineko Embellishments: Ranger Glossy Accents (on ornament) Copics: W01, W3, W5, R20, R21 (rabbit); R7, YG09, Y38, B24, C7 (ornament & lights)
I was recently challenged by Rhea Weigand to color this image from Make It Crafty. It’s no secret that I struggle with coloring faces and hair so Rhea purposely picked an image that was far outside the bounds of what I usually color. After several false starts across many days, I finally told myself to just keep going no matter.
Once I got over the initial hurdle, the rest just flowed – selecting colors for the hair, coloring the dress, adding sparkle and shine with Atyou Spica pens. Sometimes you just have to stop overthinking it and just color.
Paper: X-Press Blending Card by Copics Stamp: Alwina the Good Witch by Make It Crafty Copics: E50, E00, R01, R02 (skin); BV0000, BV000, BV01, BV04, Atyou Spica pens in Pitch Black & Silver (hair); R81, R83, RE85, RV000, RV10, Atyou Spica pens in Garnet, Lipstick, Clear & Gold, Sakura Gel Pen in White (dress); Y11, Y15, Y26, E27, B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, BG10, Atyou Spica pen in Silver (crown & sceptre)