Time for another digital release from Power Poppy, this time a sweet still life of dogwood and roses called (what else!) Graceful Still Life. And who better to describe it than Marcella herself:
To me, the most relaxing scenes are composed of elements that feel familiar, with touches of nature, style, and beauty. My home is composed of little still lifes – arranged on shelves, tabletops, windowsills, and basically anything that is not moving. This springtime still life is similar to what I’d set up in my living room: a Susie Cooper teapot filled with fresh-cut roses and trimmed branches of flowering dogwood, piled on top of a stack of decorative books (the books have to have cool-looking spines with great colors or nice typography, or they will not make the cut). Completing the scene, a straw hat with a millinery rose and berries, to suggest we’ve just come inside from gardening. But who knows if we have? Maybe we’ve just been sitting here in yoga pants, coloring up this still life.
This set is really versatile – the digital download includes the still life and sentiment as show as well as a single large image of the Dogwood branches, for a variety of card making and coloring uses from a single set.
Now it’s time for the rest of the Instant Gardener team to show off their creations! And be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for an added dose of inspiration.
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Paper: Simon Says Stamp #80 cardstock in Kona Koffee and Green Leaf; X-Press Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Graceful Still Life (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Dotted Dies by Avery Elle (inside)
Copics: R02, E93, E97 (dogwood); YG 01, G20. G21. G24 (dogwood leaves); R01, R20 (tea roses); yG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (rose leaves); E50, E51, E53, E55, B91 (pitcher); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (hat); E01, E02, E04 (ribbon); BG70, BG72, BG75, RV01, RV03, RV95, RV99, BG90, BG93, BG96 (books); BV20, BV23, BV25 (shading); W00, W0, W01, W02 (background)
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.
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Oh, Nancy! When I first saw this, I fell in LOVE with your card! Your coloring is exquisite, and I love the colors…so richly colored giving this scene such depth and realism. It’s stunning, my friend! And I love the finishing touches with the side borders and the button with the sentiment! Hugs!