New Release! Cup of Columbine by Power Poppy

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.

Rowhouse Greetings | Cup of Columbine by Power Poppy

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.

Need some additional inspiration? Be sure to check out the Power Poppy blog.

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.

Supplies

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)

Heart Abloom by Power Poppy

Heart Abloom By Power PoppyTake a look at the latest digital release from Power Poppy! Heart Abloom is a tapestry of spring flowers fill a large, lush heart shape in this Color Story adventure! The flowers for this heart were expressly chosen for this scene to celebrate yellows, greens, blues and purples. We have Daffodils and Narcissus, a myriad of single and double Hellebores, Trout Lilies, and then the surprise guest: Blueberries! Now, here’s the thing. Blueberries ripening on the vine start out a very pale greenish-white. The same stem can have a multitude of shades in white, pink, chartreuse, light and dark blue. Hellebores also are cross-pollinated to create loads of color combinations. So, whether you take this Color Story into cool territory with green, blue, deep purple, and white, or something warmer with blushes, yellows, and peachy tones, you are pretty much going to end up with a masterpiece!

Lately, I’ve been designing cards for Copic classes where I try to use a limited number of markers so that my students don’t have to buy a lot of markers in order to take a class. However, this time I got to color just for me and could pull out lots of markers and experiment with color and blends. I’ll try to break down the various combinations here and in the supply list below I’ll simply post the list of markers.

  • Daffodils
    • Flower Combo 1: Y00, Y02, YG11, BV0000, BV00
    • Flower Combo 2: Y00, Y02, YG11, BV00
    • Flower Combo 3: R00, R30, R32, Y00, Y02, BV00
    • All leaves & stems: YG03, YG17, YG67, BV23
  • Hellebore
    • Flower Combo 1: R00, R30, R32, Y00, Y02, BV000, BV00
    • Flower Combo 2: R30, R32, Y00, Y02, BV000
    • Flower Combo 3: Y00, Y02, YG03, BV000
    • Flower Combo 4: YG11, YG21, Y00, Y02
    • All leaves & stems: G40, G43, G46, BV23
  • Trout Lily
    • Petals: E000, E00, E02, E04
    • Stems: E23, E27
  • Blueberries
    • Berry Combo 1: B000, B02, B06, B18
    • Berry Combo 2: RV52, RV55, RV66
    • Berry Combo 3: RV52, YG11
  • Banner: E000, E00, E02, YG11, YG13, YG17, BV00
  • Snail: E21, E23, E27

Take a look at what the rest of the Instant Gardener team has for you! And be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Cheryl Scrivens
Stacy Morgan

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.

Supplies

Paper: X-Press It Blending Card
Stamp: Heart Abloom (*) by Power Poppy
Copics: BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV23, RV52, RV55, RV66, R00, R30, R32, Y00, Y02, YG11, YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67, G40, G43, G46, B000, B02, B06, B18, E000, E00, E02, E04, E21, E23, E27

 

New Digital Release – Blossoming Cherry by Power Poppy

Help usher in spring with Blossoming Cherry, the latest digital release from Power Poppy. Paired with one of three friendly sentiments, your composition will be the blossoming belle of the ball. This one is a stunner and can be simply colored with a limited palette. So pull out your markers and get coloring! The end result will be a card that any of your friends would love to receive.

I seem to have an over abundance of Christmas paper in my stash so while rummaging around looking for a design paper, I realized that the flip side of many holiday papers have beautiful plaids, stripes, and polka dot patterns suitable for any time of year. This paper was the flip side of a white, red, and green striped paper from Authentique’s Jolly Christmas collection which is finding new life on a spring card bursting with cherry blossoms. So be sure to take a look at both sides of your holiday papers – I’m sure you’ll find some patterns more than willing to transition from Christmas to spring on your cards and other projects.

In need of more crafty inspiration? Take a look at what my Power Poppy team mates have in store for you!

Jessie Banks
Cheryl Scrivens
Barbara Walker
Power Poppy Blog

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.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Jolly Christmas One (*) by Authentique
Stamp: Blossoming Cherry (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R30, R32, R35, Y00, BV00, YG21 (flowers); YG21, YG63, YG67, E23 (branches, stems & leaves)

Reminder! Hearts and Flowers Copic Class- January 30, 2018 at the Queen’s Ink

Just a reminder that I’ll be at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, January 30th to teach a Copic marker class featuring stamps and sentiments from Power Poppy. In this workshop, we’ll make three cards featuring the beautiful images and sentiments in the Folk Heart stamp set. The images are colored using a very limited set of Copic markers. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class.

Seats are limited, so sign up today!

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • YG06 – Yellowish Green
  • YG09 – Lettuce Green
  • Y02 – Canary Yellow
  • E35 –  Chamois (you can substitute any medium brown)
  • RV52 – Cotton Candy
  • RV63 – Begonia
  • RV66 – Raspberry
  • BG10 – Cool Shadow
  • BG11 – Moon White
  • BG13 – Mint Green
  • BG15 – Aqua
  • 0 – Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring scissors (we’ll be fussy cutting one image), foam adhesive squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Thin Foam Squares), and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape. Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard will be used for embellishment.

Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power PoppyRowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power Poppy

Va-Va Valentines by Power Poppy

Va Va Valentine by Power PoppyTime for another new digital release from Power Poppy and this one is so much fun. A veritable buffet of love notes suitable for Valentines, anniversary cards, thinking of you notes, or any time you want to let someone special know that you are thinking of them. ! This pack of goodness features six complete drawings: “Pretty Great”, “Rocking Blooms”, “Biggest Fan”, “Springy Step”, “Matching Socks”, “Found You” and “Heart Melt”. Each image will fit comfortably on a card front, and they are so much fun to color! Four simple sentiments for the inside. For a limited time, you can get all six images for $6 so head on over and get yours today!

When I saw all the new images, I couldn’t decide which one to do first, but finally settled on the Biggest Fan. I did my usually Copic coloring, but wanted to push it a little further. At Christmas, my husband gave me a full set of Prismacolor pencils so I’ve been experimenting with adding depth and detail to my Copic coloring with colored pencils. Here I added some shading to the blades of the fan and hearts. I’m looking forward to experimenting further with the technique to see how far I can go.

Take a look at what the rest of the team put together for you and be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Allison Cope
Barbara Walker

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.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Sweetheart Six (*) by Authentique; Vellum
Stamps: Va Va Valentine (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: BG11, BG32, BG34, BG57, C4 (fan); RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66 (hearts)
Prismacolors: PC901, PC992, PC1063 (fan); PC993, PC994 (hearts)