Vital Rose by Power Poppy

Vital Rose by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another card featuring the Vital Rose digital stamp by Power Poppy. I’ve been playing with no-line coloring and thought that this would be a great image to use.

The Vital Rose image comes with a no line version where the usual black lines are considerably lighter. I lightened them further (because apparently I like a good challenge). I kept a reference copy of the image nearby to help.

There is a fabulous video by Cindy Lawrence in which she colors this same image in shades of blue. She started by determining the darkest areas of each petal across the entire rose. I couldn’t visualize that, so I started from the center of the rose and worked petal by petal. It took awhile to complete and was pretty painstaking, but the end result was worthwhile.

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose (Color Map) by Power Poppy

Once I was finished coloring the image, I stamped a sentiment from the Floribunda stamp set by Power Poppy in Versafine ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I trimmed the image using the Nordic Frame die set by The Greetery. I layered the image with a gingham paper from the Tiny Check 6×6 paper pack by My Favorite Things.

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose by Power Poppy

It’s important to remember that sometimes Copic coloring has an ugly stage. I’ve learned that I just have to keep going and work past it. After all, it’s only ink and paper. If it’s still ugly in the end, then I can just throw it away.

I won’t say that it was quick and easy, but I am pleased with the results.

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

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Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Tiny Check 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Vital Rose (*) by Power Poppy; Floribunda (*) by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko
Die: Nordic Frame by The Greetery
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger
Copics: R24, R35, R37, R59 (rose); YG03, G24, G46 (leaves & stem)

Spring Border One by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today for Inspire Me Monday with a new card and a new coloring video featuring the Spring Border One digital stamp set. So hop on over to Power Poppy to see the video. Full supply list for today’s project is shown below. See you back here soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Bazzil in Grape Delight; Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Ranger / Tim Holtz
Stamp: Spring Border One Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy; Strong and Beautiful Clear Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Die: Nordic Frames by The Greetery
Copics: V01, V04, V06, V09 (flower petals); YG01, G24 (flower center); YG03, G24, G46 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadows)

Created to Create by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a new project featuring the Created to Create Digital Stamp from Power Poppy. It’s wintry outside, but I’m ready to color spring flowers and this image fit the bill.

I couldn’t wait to color those daffodils and they set the color palette for the rest of the image. Clearly my excitement was in marked contrast to my late night coloring partner, who dozed off while I was picking out markers.

Rowhouse Greetings | Created to Create by Power Poppy

Although it was tempting to use pure yellow tones for the daffodils, I decided to select shades from the YG color family. I wanted to be able to transition smoothly from the leaves and base of the flowers to the petals and so I used moved from YG03 to YG00. I added a little Y02 to brighten the petals overall as well as R22 to provide a little more contrast.

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Allison Cope
Power Poppy Blog

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Sweet Stacks 6×6 Paper Pad by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Created to Create by Power Poppy
Dies: Crimped Frame Die by The Greetery
Copics: YG00, YG01, YG03, Y02, R22 (daffodils); YG03, G24, G46 (daffodil leaves); B01, B05 (lettering); B01, B05, G24, G46, YG00, YG03, R22, R24, BV20, BV23, BV25, R35, R37, R59, Y35, YR04, E00, E11, E21, BV01, BV04 (paint pans); BV0000, BV00 (paint palette); BV20, BV23, BV25, R35, R37, R59 (paint brush); E000, E00, E11, E21 (sketch book); BV0000, BV20, BV23, BV25, R35, R37, R59 (paint tube); Y35, YR04, G24, G46, R35 (miscellaneous flowers and leaves);

Spiced Orange Pomander by Power Poppy

Spiced Orange Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m still working on holiday cards so I’m back today with another project featuring one of the new digital stamps by Power Poppy. This time I’m featuring the new Spiced Orange Pomander digital stamp set. The image is also available in the Spice It up clear stamp set.

I noticed that this season I seem to be gravitating towards non-traditional holiday colors so this image provided an opportunity to explore other combinations. My husband (who is not a fan of purple) questioned my color choice, but I think that the violet ribbon provides a beautiful contrast to the orange. I added a sentiment from the Holly GoLightly clear stamp set by Power Poppy.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spiced Orange Pomander Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy

And speaking of that ribbon – I still have trouble recognizing folds when I’m coloring, but Marcella gives lots of hints in her images. In this case, I just worked section by section instead of trying to plot out the darkest areas across the entire ribbon first. Also, when coloring folds, you can’t be afraid of dark colors because you need the contrast between the deepest valleys of the folds and the highlights.

The same goes for the orange. When we buy our markers, everyone loves to buy the pretty markers, but the reality is that you have to have some of the muddier colors in your arsenal to add realism to your coloring. You’ll see below that in addition to some pretty yellows and oranges, I also used a couple blue violet markers, specifically along the bottom of the orange (to help give the illusion of a curve) and along the cloves (to help raise them visually from the surface of the peel). Those BV markers are not the prettiest colors, but your coloring is always going to be flat unless you start layering them in your blend along with your pretty markers.

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Allison Cope
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock in Gummy Bear; Doodles – Margarita Lime by Dare 2B Artzy
Stamps: Spiced Orange Pomander digital stamp set (*) by Power Poppy; Holly Golightly clear stamp set by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Die: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04, BV00, BV01 (orange); E21, E23, E25, BV23 (cloves); V01, V04, V05, V06, V09 (ribbon); BG93, BG96, BG99, G29 (leaves); BV01, E00 (berries); B60 (shadow)

Sponsored by: Power Poppy

Small Business Saturday – Power Poppy Christmas Remix

YEP, IT’S ME AGAIN! Today we’re celebrating Small Business Saturday to encourage folks to shop small. If you check out the Power Poppy Blog, you’ll see that Marcella has a special deal for you today. Check it out – I don’t want to spoil her surprise!

Today’s card features the new Winter Flora digital stamp. I cropped it so that I could enlarge part of the image along the left side of the card and have enough room to insert a sentiment as well. I colored it with Copic markers (see list below) and kept the overall design clean and simple. I can color quickly, but agonize over the card layout. Since I need lots of holiday cards this season, I’m keeping the layout simple so that I can get the job done.

Power Poppy | Winter Floral by Power Poppy

In this case, I thought that featuring just a portion would highlight just how beautiful this image really is.

Take a look at what some of my teammates have put together to inspire you!

Lisa Johansen
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Power Poppy Blog

And don’t forget that I have a giveaway posted on Wednesday’s post for a $20 Power Poppy gift code. Add a comment in THAT post and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Through Monday, be sure to stop by the design team blogs — many of them are also offering a $20 Power Poppy gift code giveaway!

No hopping tomorrow – we’re all sleeping in late. But I’ll be back on Monday my last card of the blog hop. See you then!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copier Digital 100#
Stamps: Winter Flora (*) Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy; Season of Serenity (*) Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: R14, R35, R37, R39, R89 (poinsettia); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (holly leaves); R14, R35, R37, R39, R89 (holly berries); R000, R00, R02, R14 (magnolia); BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04 (ornaments)

Sponsored by: Power Poppy