New Digital Image! Mittens and Merriment by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Yesterday, Power Poppy released TEN new digital stamps for images that were previously available only in clear format. I’ve been on a coloring frenzy the past few days, making up for lost time when I had to limit Copic time due to tendinitis in my elbow.

I’m back today with a familiar image. I recently taught a class at the Queen’s Ink featuring an image from the Bough Wow Wow stamp set which featured non-traditional holiday colors. So when Marcella released the same image as a digital stamp (this time as Mittens and Merriment), I decided to make another card, this time using more traditional Christmas colors.

Rowhouse Greetings | Mittens & Merriment by Power Poppy

I rummaged through my stash of holiday themed paper and found that I still had a sheet of Vintage Christmas Three by Authentique which mimicked the snowflake pattern on the mitten. By using the digital version, I was able to scale the image as necessary so that I could also incorporate one of my lesser used dies for something different.

Rowhouse Greetings | Mittens & Merriment 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#; Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock by Spectrum Noir; Vintage Christmas Three by Authentique
Stamp: Mittens and Merriment (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Dies
: Labels Eighteen by Spellbinders; Madison Lace Edge by Paper Roses
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in clear by ZIG-Kuretake
Copics: R32, R35, R39 (ribbon); YG61, YG63 (greenery); R32, R35, R39 (heart); R35, YG01, YG03, Y02, C1, C3 (mittens); YG01, YG03, Y02 (fuzzy snow puffs)

Hand Lettered Jolly Good by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I spent the day with my husband and parents. I decided that I was not going to cook so I had all the dinner fixings catered — turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, and mixed vegetables followed by pumpkin pie and ice cream. My mother loves jigsaw puzzles so we brought three new ones over to the house with us and spent the day working on puzzles in between bouts of watching football and holiday eating.

But now it’s on to the next holiday, which in my case is Christmas! So I’m back today with a relatively simple card featuring one of the new digital stamps by Power Poppy – Hand Lettered Jolly Good.

Rowhouse Greetings | Hand Lettered Jolly Good by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Hand Lettered Jolly Good by Power Poppy

Now as you know, today is Cyber Monday and Marcella is having a digital blitz over at Power Poppy. She is releasing TEN digital stamps today that were previously available in clear format only.

In addition, she’s offering 20% OFF your entire order with code CYBER20. This offer starts Monday, November 26 at 12:01 AM CST and ends Tuesday, November 27 at midnight CST and includes in-stock stamps, dies, and digital images – including brand new digis. Time to stock up!

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 by Copic; Grasshopper Line Dance by Lawn Fawn
Stamp: Hand Lettered Jolly Good (*) by Power Poppy; Snowdrops and Tea Roses (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Marvelous Squares by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Oceanside Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: RV19, RV19, BG45, BG57 (letterings); Y32, Y35, Y38, E35 (banner); E31, E35 (pinecones); YG03, G05 (greenery); Y38, YR68 (fruit)

Snowdrops and Tea Roses — Release Day

HELLO ALL! How about starting off the day with a new digital release from Power Poppy! This one is titled Snowdrops and Tea Roses and the digital download also includes a no line version of this stunning arrangement of roses, snowdrops and holly as well as two merry sentiments.

Here’s the inside story from Marcella:

The first in a series of bouquets nestled inside vintage French café au lait bowls. Festive enough for Christmas cards; cozy enough for a winter’s afternoon coloring session. This scene features a trio of hybrid tea roses arranged with crisp white snowdrops and variegated holly. Be open and adventurous with your coloring, ie: berries can be white/pink/light green if you are using red roses. Holly doesn’t always have to be red. Remember, we are making the picture, nature is just one of our inspirations. 

A few tea rose varieties to use as inspirations to make this bouquet especially festive: ‘Bewitched’ (pale pink), ‘Neil Diamond’ (red-and-white streaked), ‘Cinnamon Dolce’ (dark red with pink streaks), ‘Gemini’ (creamy center with coral pink edges), ‘World War II Memorial Rose’ (light pink with tinges of red).

So here’s my take on the image:

Rowhouse Greetings | Snowdrops & Tea Roses by Power Poppy

I was short on time so I knew that I had to keep my card design simple because there just wasn’t time to do anything too elaborate. I printed my image and sentiment on X-Press It Blending Card and die cut the shape so that I could gauge size of the background.  When I was ready to color, I started with the roses and the rest of the color scheme evolved from there. I hadn’t planned on coloring the background, but the colors of the floral elements were so soft that the background needed a bit of a punch.  Although I know I should do the background first, I ended up adding it (carefully!) at the end. This seems happens to me all the time so I have a lot of practice in inserting a background after the fact. But I’m very visual, so sometimes I don’t really know where I’m going until I start putting ink on the paper.

Rowhouse Greetings | Snowdrops & Tea Roses by Power Poppy

Although this digital stamp set includes two sentiments, I decided to use the sentiment from Power Poppy’s Chickadee in Barberry, a digital set that is a personal favorite of mine. For the card base, I blended two shades of Distress Inks — Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry — to create a contrasting edge. 

There’s plenty of inspiration from the Instant Gardeners this month so be sure you stop by and see what they have in store for you!

Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Leslie Miller
Cheryl Scrivens
Power Poppy Blog

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 by Copic
Stamp: Snowdrops and Tea Roses (*) by Power Poppy; Chickadee in Barberry (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: YG11, YG21, Y00, Y02, B000 (roses); G40, G43, G46 (holly leaves); RV52, RV55, RV66, R59 (berry combo 1); R35, R37, R39 (berry combo 2); YG03, YG17, YG67 (snowdrop leaves); C0, C1, YG11, B000 (snowdrops); B81, R83, R85, R87 (bowl); BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, E40, E41, E43 (background)

New Class! Winter Greetings – Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at The Queen’s Ink

Join me at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, November 20th for a new Copic marker class featuring winter themed stamp sets from Power Poppy.  We’ll make two cards in this class, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!  CLASS FEE: $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Rowhouse Greetings | Rustic Rejoicing by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Bough Wow Wow by Power Poppy
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.

  • BV01: Viola
  • BV23: Grayish Lavendar
  • V20: Wisteria
  • Y11: Pale Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • G20: Wax White
  • G21: Lime Green
  • G46: Mistletoe
  • BG70: Ocean Mist
  • B18: Lapis Lazuli
  • B21: Baby Blue
  • B23: Phthalo Blue
  • E25: Caribe Cocoa
  • E35: Chamois
  • E81: Ivory
  • E84: Khaki
  • E87: Fig
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • T8: Toner Gray No. 8
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring

  • Scissors
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Painting Pumpkins by Power Poppy

Power Poppy Painting PumpkinsGood morning friends! I’m back once again with the new digital release from Power Poppy – Painting Pumpkins. Painted pumpkins — whether given a coat of chalky milk paint in pastel hues, a bold dip with metallic accents, or delicate dots with a fine-tipped brush — are all the rage. Now you can paint the pumpkins in real life AND in your papercrafting process. In this digital set, Marcella has several pumpkins primed for your special creative touches. Paint pots and brushes await your artwork on the “blank canvas” version, or use one of the pre-drawn patterns or jack-o-lantern faces. A series of 4 sentiments ranging from a general Thank You through Halloween and Thanksgiving allows multiple uses for this fresh fall imagery.

Take a look at what the Instant Gardeners have for you and be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional inspiration.

Broni Holcombe
Leslie Miller
Cheryl Scrivens
Rhea Weigand

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#; Justice from the Americana Collection by Pebbles; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Painting Pumpkins (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: BV20, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR68 (pumpkins); Y32, YG91, YG95, YG97 (leaves); R32, R37, E09 (pitcher); B91, B95, B97 (ribbon); BG70, BG72, BG75, C0, E30, E35 (paint brushes); E30, E35, YG91, YG95 (acorns); BG0000, B0000, BG10, BV00, 0 (background); E30, E33, E34, E37, YG63, BV23, BV20 (foreground and shadows)