Inspire Me Monday: June Blossom Challenge

HEY FRIENDS! This week at Inspire Me Monday is the start of the June Blossom Challenge over on the Power Poppy blog. Christine is hosting the Challenge and the rest of the Bloomies have joined in with cards to inspire you.

The theme this month is Glassy Eyed so pull out all those Power Poppy clear and digital stamps that show an image in glass. Color it up with Copics, watercolors or favorite medium and and join in on the fun!

I decided to feature the new digital stamp Accentuate the Positive. As Marcella says – it’s a rainbow in a jar!

Rowhouse Greetings | June Blossom Challenge - Accentuate the Positive by Power Poppy

COPICS: V22, YR04, Y17, YG03, YG17 (marigolds); V04, B63, B66, B79 (blueberries); B01, B66 (flower buds); V04, B01, B63 (blue flowers); YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 (blueberry leaves); YG03, YG17 (stems); YG01, YG03, RV63, RV66, RV69 (pink flowers); BV000, BV00, B0000, BG10 (jar); BV000, BV00, BG10 (shadow)

Rowhouse Greetings | June Blossom Challenge - Accentuate the Positive by Power Poppy Color Map

So here are the details for the June Blossom Challenge!

  • You must use a Power Poppy image somewhere on your design.  It could be a stamp, digi, sentiment, Power Poppy freebie, or a background, but we want to see you using your Power Poppy images.  Those will be the cards entered for our monthly prize. 
  • There will be a monthly PRIZE for playing along!  Sometimes it will be a random draw, and other times it will be a Bloomie Favourite winning design.  Winners will receive a $20 Gift Card to the Power Poppy store!   
  • Full details for entering this month’s challenge are available on the Power Poppy Blog!

Barbara Campbell
Christine Okken
Esther Swartz
Gloria Stengel
Lisa Johansen

Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! It’s been awhile since I posted. I was busy behind the scenes reorganizing my studio and getting ready to sell off some of my stash at the yard sale last weekend at Photo Scraps. Thank you to everyone who made a purchase. You helped me clear out space and reduce the clutter that was overwhelming me and my space.

Now that I can see the top of my table (for now!), I was able to sit down and create a new card featuring the Furever Friends stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. I used all three Anita Jeram images on the same card as well as three of the sentiments so this stamp set got a real workout!

Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

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Today’s project includes:

  • Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company [ SBC | SSS | SBP ]
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below

The images were stamped on Hammermill cardstock using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Black Shadow. I use Versafine Clair in Nocturne to stamp the sentiments. Versafine is not compatible with Copic markers so I heat set the ink with clear embossing powder so that it would not smear if I accidently hit it with a marker.

Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

I trimmed the image cardstock on each side by 1/8″ and backed it on a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock in Fog. The images took a some time to color, but I liked the impact of the combined images.

That’s all for me today – see you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS:

  • Top image: T1, T3, T5, T7 (gray cat); YR21, YR23, YR27, E19 (ginger cat); BV20 (shadow)
  • Middle image: YR21, YR23, YR27, E19 (ginger cat); W1, W3, W5 (mouse); YG13, YG17, YG21, YG67 (grass & foliage); B0000, B00, B41 (sky)
  • Bottom image: E30, E33, E35, E37 (dog); W1, W3, W5 (cat); YG14, YG17 (grass); BV20 (shadow)
Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

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Fly by AALL & Create

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with my last project as a guest artist for AALL & Create. I’ve enjoyed working with the eclectic and quirky images and this experience has certainly expanded my understanding of mixed media. And now — get ready to Fly!

Rowhouse Greetings | Fly by AALL & Create
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Today’s project features:

For the background, I mounted the #398 Celestial Navigation stamp on an acrylic block and inked it with Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Villainous Potion, and Shaded Lilac to create a gradient. I stamped the image on a piece of white cardstock. In the lower left corner, I stamped the sentiment from the #357 Fly stamp in Versafine Clare in Nocturne as well as the decorative image along the bottom. I trimmed the background to 4″ x 5.25″ and set it aside.

Next, I cut the Die #24 Moon Star twice from white cardstock. I glued the two layers together and then adhere it to the background as shown. I stamped the main image on Hammermill cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black and colored it with Copic markers (see list below). Afterwards, I assembled the layers as shown.

Rowhouse Greetings | Fly by AALL & Create

That’s all for me today! Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); YR24, YR27, Y35 (hair); BV00, BG10, B000, B00 (flower eye); BV00, BG10, B000 (wings); V09, V15, V17 (dress); R14, R27, R46 (heart, stockings)

Rowhouse Greetings | Fly by AALL & Create | Color Map

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Anita Jeram Coffee House by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’ve been doing some late night coloring that I want to share with you. Today’s project is super simple and features the Anita Jeram Coffee House stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. This post is super short because the design and simple and I’ve created a Copic coloring video to guide you over on my YouTube channel.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Coffee House by Colorado Craft Company

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Today’s post features:

Since the design is so simple, I’m going to cut to the chase and show you the video. If the video isn’t visible below, click here.

That’s all for today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: T0, T1, T3, T5 (mice); E35, E37 (coffee); BV0000, BV000, BV00 (cup & saucer); BV000, BV31 (shadows)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Coffee House by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

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Inspire Me Monday: Spring Meadow Bouquet by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today with a new card and a new video for Inspire Me Monday featuring the Spring Meadow Bouquet digital stamp by Power Poppy. So hop on over to the Power Poppy blog to see the full blog post.

See you back here soon! In the meantime, be sure you check out my Power Poppy coloring videos on YouTube.