Enchanted Branches: Nativity by Power Poppy

Enchanted Branches: Nativity by Power Poppy

EVENING EVERYONE! I’m back for day two of the Quiet Christmas Collection release by Power Poppy. This time I’m featuring the Enchanted Branches: Nativity – Angel Digital Stamp Set.

I loved all of the images in this set, but was particularly drawn to the angel. My aunt believed in angels and loved to collect figurines. After she passed, I received a few of her angels and I think of her every time I see an angel image. If she were still among us, I would have sent this card to her for Christmas.

Today’s release includes:

Rowhouse Greetings | Enchanted Branches: Nativity by Power Poppy

Here I used the digital stamp set so that I could resize the image as desired. The full clear set of Enchanted Branches: Nativity includes multiple ornaments, branches, and sentiments that you can mix and match to create your own scene.

I’m not going to list supplies today since it’s mostly retired stuff in my stash (even the silver sequins are retired!). But I will list the Copic markers used below:

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, R20 (skin); E51, E55, E57 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (robes); Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28 (halo); N0, N1, N3 (wings); YG11, G21, G46 (leaves); B91, B93, B95, B97 (berries); BV20 shadows

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Allison
Gloria
Broni
Lisa
Stacy
Barbara W
Christine
Barbara C
Leslie 
Julie
Catherine
Sathya
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I’ll be back tomorrow night for day three! See you then.

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Mossy Pots With Paperwhites by Power Poppy

GOOD EVENING FRIENDS! It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for – the new holiday release by Power Poppy! There will be two collections in this release. The first collection will be released October 23rd to October 27th. The second collection is scheduled to be released November 12th to 16th. And before you ask – the images will be available as both digital stamps and clear polymer sets.

We’re starting off tonight with the first stamp from Collection One:

The clear stamp set features two images of potted paperwhites. Here, I’m using the digital version of the third image featuring a paperwhite nestled between ornaments and sprigs of holly. I had planned on using one of the sentiments in the set, but once I had my card together, it was easier to stamp one of the sentiments from the Cozy Cupfuls clear stamp set.

I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s card features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Mossy Pots With Paperwhites by Power Poppy

Step by Step for Mossy Pots with Paperwhites

  • Cut card base from heavy weight white cardstock (110#) measuring 4.25″ x 11″ and score at 5.5″ for a top fold card.
  • Cut two pieces of medium weight white cardstock (80#) measuring 3.5″ x 4.25″ and 1.5″ x 4.25″.
  • Cut two pieces of coordinating design cardstock to 3.25″ x 4.25″ and .75″ x 4.25″. Here I used a double sided cardstock so I automatically had a coordinating pattern!
  • Adhere smaller design cardstock piece to smaller white cardstock piece, leaving roughly a 1/8″ border on the bottom only. Adhere to card base roughly 1/4″ from bottom of card.
  • Adhere larger design cardstock piece to middle of larger white cardstock piece. You should have roughly a 1/8″ border top and bottom. Adhere to card base roughly 3/4″ from top of card. It will slightly overlap with the previous piece.
  • Stamp sentiment in upper right corner of card base above the layers in a black pigment ink.
  • Print digital image on white Copic friendly cardstock and color with Copic markers. See marker list and coloring notes below.
  • Fussy cut colored image and apply foam adhesive squares to the back.
  • Adhere colored image to die cut doily tag as shown.
  • Adhere image to front of card as shown.
Rowhouse Greetings | Mossy Pots With Paperwhites by Power Poppy

Coloring Notes for Mossy Pots with Paperwhites

COPICS: BV20, BG11, BG15, BG18, BG32 (teal ornament); BV20, Y21, Y23. Y26, Y28 (gold ornament); BV20, R35, R37 (berries); YG03, YG17, YG67 (holly leaves); BV20, YG01, YG03, Y000, Y21 (paperwhite); BV20, BV23 (shadows)

  • When coloring the ornaments, start with the lightest color in the combination (either BG11 or Y21) and drawn the circles for the reflections. I do this first so that I remember to include them. Then use the lightest color to apply a base coat to the rest of the ornament.
  • You will notice that I used BV20 in both ornaments to help get extra depth of color and enhance the roundness of the ornaments. Once you have applied the base coat, use BV20 in the darkest areas to help deepen the contours. You can apply your medium and dark tones overtop. You may need to reapply the BV20, and your light, medium and dark tones to get a good blend.
  • On your last coloring pass, add the darkest tones (either BG18 or Y28) only as needed in the deepest areas. Blend out only as necessary with the remaining colors to get a smooth blend.
Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Jenny
Leslie
Broni
Barbara C
Christine
Gloria
Allison
Cheryl
Stacy
Barbara W
Julie
Jenn Dove
Lisa
Catherine 
Sathya
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That’s it for me today! See you tomorrow with the next image in the Quiet Christmas release. See you then!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Sing Joy by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! It’s Labor Day here in the US and we’re having a quiet day at home. I decided that I’m going to take time today to work on my colored pencil skills. That’s assuming I have any. Coloring with Copic markers came easily to me but I really struggle with colored pencils. And I’ve tried a lot of different brands. I have a full set of Prismacolors and partial sets of Polychromos and Luminance pencils. But still I struggle. So I signed up for Sandy Allnock’s jump start class for colored pencils and I’m going to work on some of the exercises today. I can’t say enough good things about Sandy – she’s a fabulous artist and I love her coloring videos. If you’re not familiar with her work, check out her YouTube channel.

Today’s Project

Rowhouse Greetings | Sing Joy by Mo's Digital Pencil

Supplies for today’s project are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Product links may also be displayed in the brackets following the product name. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Today’s project features:

  • Sing Joy by Mo’s Digital Pencil
  • Winter Window by Mo’s Digital Pencil
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below

Coloring the Image

I created the scene by merging two digital images by Mo’s Digital Pencil: Sing Joy and Winter Window. The compiled image was printed on Hammermill Color Copy Cover [AZ] and colored with Copic markers.

Yes, I used a lot of markers because the image had a lot of different elements – skin, hair, clothing plus architectural elements such as bricks, windows, etc. But if you look closely at the Copic list below in the supplies, you’ll see that I repeated several markers across the image. The skin tones reappear in the fur of the cat and the bricks. The colors from the dress are repeated in the mittens and the window frames. The colors in the window panes are used for cast shadows. I did this so that the color scheme has an overall cohesiveness rather than a bunch of random colors jumbled together.

Finishing the Project

Once the coloring was complete, I used the Antique Frames die set by Penny Black to trim the image. I selected one of the stamps from the Christmas Cheer stamp set by Penny Black [AZ] as the sentiment using Verafine Clare in Nocturne [SBC] and heat embossing it with Nuvo Crystal Clear Embossing Powder [SBC | SP]. Since there were already a lot of colors in the image, I mounted the image on Grout Gray Card Stock by My Favorite Things [MFT] using craft foam for added dimension.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:

OK – that’s it for me today! See you soon.

Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E11 E04, E93, R20 (skin); E23, E29 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (jacket & hat); N0, N1, N3, N6 (shawl); YG61, YG63, YG67 (dress & mittens); E11, E13, E07 (bricks); YG61, YG63 (window frame); Y11, BV00, BV23 (windows) E00, E07, E11 (bricks); E000, E00, E11, BV00 (cat); BV00, BG000, B000, BG10 (snow); W00, W0, W1 (background); BV00, BV23 (shadows)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

New Release! Aloe and Oranges by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post, but some exciting news. Today’s card features a NEW digital stamp by Power Poppy. It’s been awhile since we had a new image from Marcella so I was excited when I saw this stamp.

Today’s project features:

I cropped the image, printed it on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copic markers. I layered it with coordinating solid cardstock and used a sentiment from the Always Here stamp set.

Simple and easy to put together. That’s my style right now!

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

And it wouldn’t be a new release with a blog hop. My teammates have some projects to delight you so be sure you stop by and give their projects some love. As always, don’t forget to stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Catherine Anderson
Barbara Campbell
Allison Cope
Broni Holcombe
Kathy Jones
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Christine Okken
Barbara Walker

Until next time ….

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Supplies

Copics: (YG03, YG17, YG61, YG63, BV20, B34 for underpainting (aloe); YG03. Y35. Y38 (aloe flowers); Y21, Y35, Y38, YR04, B60 for underpainting (oranges); B60, B00 (orange blossoms); YG03, YG17, YG67 (orange leaves)

Winter Present by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another holiday card featuring a digital stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I’ve long been a fan of Maurie Manning and I have many of her (still to be colored) images in my stash. She’s an award winning children’s book author and illustrator and I’m thrilled that she shares her art as digital stamps on her site – Mo’s Digital Pencil – and as cling stamps by Penny Black.

Today’s project features:

Supplies for today’s project are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Product links may also be displayed in the brackets following the product name. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

The image was printed on X-Press It Blending Card [AZ] and colored with Copic markers (see list below). Afterwards, I used the medium die in the Nordic Frames die set [GR] from The Greetery to trim the image layer. I backed it with a piece of craft foam [AZ] for dimension and set it aside.

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

For the background, I cut a piece of Blue Yonder Prestige Cardstock (MFT) to A2 size. I stenciled the background using the Petite Snow Stencil [NN] from Newton’s Nook and Glitz Glitter Gel in White [GKD] from Gina K. Design. It added interest and texture to the background without distracting from the central image.

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

That’s it for me today! See you soon!

SUPPLIES

Copics: E000, E00, E02, E04, E97 (skin); B12, N3, N5, N8 (hair); R24, R29, R32, R59 (hat, scarf & mittens); YG03, YG17, YG67, Y38 (jacket); B12, N3, N5, N8 (boots); B12, B24, B26, B39 (bow); N0, N3, Y38 (present); B0000, BG10, BV000, 0 (background); BV000 (ground/shadow)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!