Time for another new digital release from Power Poppy and this one is another winner. Cup of Columbine features Columbine (Aquilegia) flowers intermingle with ruffled miniature Hosta leaves for a bouquet that will tickle your coloring fancy all the way through summer. You get two designs — one with the flowers and teacup only, and a second, more challenging composition with a baby robin snapping up a few of the Columbine seeds. Both images have a lighter “no line” version included.
Marcella challenged us to create a color story of blues and purples which is easy to do because Columbines bloom naturally in so many different colors. Even hostas can be found in shades of vibrant blue and blue-green. My vision for this image gravitated towards vivid blues mixed with varying shades of aqua. After A LOT of experimenting with different marker combinations, I settled on two — B12, B16, B66 and BG00, BG02, BG34 – which I mixed and matched throughout the flowers. Since this digital set does not include a sentiment, I added one from the Daliah XL clear stamp set to complete my card.
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Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Sky Blue Dot by American Crafts
Stamp: Cup of Columbine (*) by Power Poppy; Daliah XL Stamp Set (sentiment) (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangle by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: B12, B16, B66 (flower combination 1); BG00, BG02, BG34 (flower combination 2); Y32, Y38, YR68 (flower centers); YG05, YG09, G9 (Columbine leaves); YG21, YG23, YG25 (Hosta leaves)