Vital Rose by Power Poppy

Vital Rose by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING POWER POPPY FANS! I’m back today with a new digital release from Power Poppy called Vital Rose. Now here’s an image that will brighten up a cold, dreary day! This digital stamp set features a large single rose that opens up to welcome all that life has to offer. With lots of room to shade the petals, you can be as loose or as detailed as you’d like in your coloring, and still come away with a dramatic final piece. Available solo or with poetic words handlettered and winding around the petals. Includes no-line versions, too!

I didn’t have a lot of time yesterday to put my design team card together so I decided to keep the coloring and the card design super simple. Since I only had petals and leaves to color, I selected my favorite RV & YG combinations to keep marker selection quick and easy.

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose by Power Poppy

After coloring the image, I used the largest die from the Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables from Lawn Fawn to trim the image layer and added a few dew drop embellishments from Honey Bee Stamps. So here’s the finished project!

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose by Power Poppy

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card; Bazzill Cardstock in Date Swirl
Stamp: Vital Rose (*) by Power Poppy
Die: Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Dahlia Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69 (rose) | YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves)

Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook

Just finished another wild, crazy and slightly chaotic class at Photo Scraps. Did we go into overtime? Well of course we did! But as one of my students noted, at least I finished before the store closed!

We covered a lot of techniques and hopefully I gave you a lot to think about. I want to pause for a moment here to talk about marker selection. When you are just starting out, the array of Copic colors is overwhelming. Before you go shopping, take a moment to get a basic understanding of the Copic color system. Then think about what you want to color. If you’re going to be coloring flowers, you’ll need at least one green or yellow/green combination for leaves and foliage as well as yellow, pink and/or red combinations for the flowers. If you going to color people, you’ll need markers for skin tones, hair color, and clothing. I started off with the intent of making Christmas cards, so my initial collection included lots of reds, greens, and yellows.

When you first start out, everyone buys all the pretty colors and if you look at your markers, I bet you have a lot of pretty pinks, blues, and greens. But if you want to have some depth in your coloring, you need to buy the muddy colors, the colors that you think that you might never use.

To get you started, I’m going to make it easy for you by telling you flat out that if you don’t own Copic markers BV20 and BV23, you need to drop everything right now and go out and buy them. These markers magically add depth and dimension to your coloring and you need to have them in your collection. If you don’t believe me, take another look at those snowman in the first card. They’re not all standing shoulder to shoulder. Some are stepped a little forward and some are stepped slightly back. To be honest, I used BV20, but I could have added BV23 for a more dramatic effect.

(P.S.: I don’t work for Copic – I just love these markers!).

Just a note: The supplies listed below reflect those used for the original class models. In class, we substituted Nuvo Glimmer paste in Moonstone in place Tacky-When-Dry Gel Medium and Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Clear Rock Candy.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Frozen Fellowship by Newtons Nook Design

Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Cardstock in Blackbird
Stamp: Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio
Stencil: Snow Flurry by Taylored Expressions
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in White by Lawn Fawn; Ranger / Tim Holtz Distress Stickles – Clear Rock Candy; Tacky When Dry Gel Medium by The Crafters Workshop; Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: BV000, BV20, RV14, RV17, RV19, Y38, YR09, R59, BG0000, BG000, BG11, BG15, BG32, C1 C3, C5, C7

Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Cardstock in Blackbird
Stamp: Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio
Stencil: Snow Flurry by Taylored Expressions
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in White by Lawn Fawn; Ranger / Tim Holtz Distress Stickles – Clear Rock Candy; Tacky When Dry Gel Medium by The Crafters Workshop; Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: BV000, BV20, RV14, RV17, RV19, Y38, YR09, R59, BG0000, BG000, BG11, BG15, BG32, C1 C3, C5, C7

Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Cardstock in Blackbird; POW Glitter Paper in Silver by American Crafts
Stamp: Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook; Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold by Hero Arts
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio
Dies: Triple Tear Die by Spellbinders; Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in White by Lawn Fawn; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: BG0000, BG000, BV000 (snow); BG11, BG32, BG15 (vest); C1, C3, C5, C7, RV14, RV17, RV19, R59 (hat); Y38, YR09 (carrot); BV20 (shadows)

It’s Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

I’ll be at Photo Scraps today for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below and there will also be a variety of other cards and layouts to choose. And just to mix things up, my second card is Copic free!

Just drop in anytime between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM and create as many projects you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Cutting Edge - Trees by Taylored Expressions

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Cutting Edge – Trees by Taylored Expressions; Scandinavian Christmas by Taylored Expression
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versamark
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Rose Gold by Lawn Fawn; Metallic Embossing Powder – Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Copics: G20, G21, G24, G28, G46, R46

Rowhouse Greetings | Cutting Edge - Trees by Taylored Expressions

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Cutting Edge – Trees by Taylored Expressions
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versamark
Embellishments: Metallic Embossing Powder – Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Coloring: Color using the Distress Ink marker of your choice

Don’t Forget! Laurel Burch Holidays, December 11, 2018, Queen’s Ink, Savage Mills, MD

There are still seats available for Tuesday’s Copic class at the Queen’s Ink featuring Laurel Burch holiday themed stamps sets from Stampendous. In this class, you will make two cards and there will also be a bonus card that you can make in class if time permits or take home to make at your convenience. You can register online or call The Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449. Class fee is $25 and all of the details are available here. Hope to see you Tuesday!

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Feline Candle by Stampendous
Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Wreath Mare by Stampendous
Bonus Card!

Fall Friends & Winter Mishaps

Squished!

Just finished up another class at Photo Scraps. This was actually a make up class for me. I was supposed to teach this one a couple of weeks ago, but the combination of an unexpectedly strong snow/sleet storm and a flat tire while on my way to the class forced a postponement. Although I had a spare  (and plenty of help to change the tire), I didn’t realize that my car has wheel locks and I didn’t have a key.

So I had to call a tow truck – and 6.5 hours later it finally arrived. It was a long day to say the least! But the next day I was back on the road thanks to the service guys at the dealership.

Finally!

So with no further mishaps, we finished up this class for the month. This one was particularly fun because we used the same stencil three different ways. Hopefully this will inspire my students to incorporate stencils into their projects and look towards different ways of using them.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Canson Watercolor 140#
Stamp: Fall Friends by My Favorite Things; Birdie Brown Greetings Galore by My Favorite Things
Dies: Dienamics Fall Friends by My Favorite Things; Dienamics Essential Slanted Sentiment by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Distress Inks in Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber; Delicata by Tsukineko in Golden Glitz
Stencil: Color Burst Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Embossing Paste by Dreamweaver; Embossing Powder in White by Lawn Fawn

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Canson Watercolor 140#
Stamp: Fall Friends by My Favorite Things
Dies: Dienamics Fall Friends by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Distress Inks in Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber
Stencil: Color Burst Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Honey Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps; Nuvo Mica Mist in Nebula Blue, Fresh Pear, and Antique Gold
Copics: E000, E00, E31, V20 (skin); YG01, YG03, YG17 (hat, scarf, shirt, socks); BG11, BG23, BG15 (sweater); Y32, Y35, Y38, E31 (pumpkin); BV20 (shadows)

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Fall Friends by My Favorite Things; Birdie Brown Greetings Galore by My Favorite Things
Dies: Dienamics Fall Friends by My Favorite Things; Dienamics Essential Slanted Sentiment by My Favorite Things; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Distress Inks Fossilized Amber
Stencil: Color Burst Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E000, E00, E31, V20 (skin); YG01, YG03, YG17 (sweater); BG11, BG23, BG15 (scarf, shirt, socks); Y32, Y35, Y38 (pumpkin); BV20 (shadows)