Season’s Greenings by Power Poppy for Inspire Me Monday

Rowhouse Greetings | Season's Greenings by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today for Inspire Me Monday with a new card and video featuring the Season’s Greenings clear stamp set by Power Poppy. So hop on over to the Power Poppy blog to see the full tutorial.

Full supply list for today’s project is shown below. See you back here soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! I’m back today with something a little different. I’m featuring a beautiful stamp by Taylored Expressions called Seasonal Sprig colored with Karin Brushmarkers Pro.

As many of you know, I’m a frustrated watercolorist. I love the look of watercolor – and sometimes even mimic it with my Copics – but beyond that I’m hopeless. I’ve got all the brushes, the best paper, lovely paints, and watched ALL the videos, but somehow it just doesn’t come together for me. Ever hopeful, I decided to give the new Karin Brushmarkers Pro a try. My friend Jill Killeen – who shares my watercolor frustration – had already invested in a full set and sent them to me to try. So after a bit of playing around, I finally got the hang of blending out the ink and controlling the amount of water used.  I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions
  • Karin Brushmarkers Pro (see list below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below
Rowhouse Greetings | Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions

Coloring the Image Seasonal Sprig

I stamped the image on Canson XL watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. For the leaves, I applied a small amount of Lime Green at the base of the leaves with the marker, blending it out with a waterbrush. Once the first layer was dry, I applied a second layer of the same color with the marker, once again blending it out with a waterbrush. When the second layer was dry, I used the Olive Green marker to apply a small amount of color to the base of the leaves, carefully blending it with my waterbrush to keep the contrast between the two colors. I did the same thing for the berries, using the markers to randomly apply either Magenta Red or Pale Violet which I blended with a waterbrush. After the first layer was dry, I used the markers to apply a small amount of color along the darker edge of the berries and softened the light with my water brush.

OK – that probably sounded confusing, but once you get into the rhythm of doing it, the coloring moves along smoothly.

Rowhouse Greetings | Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions

In any case, the results satisfied my desire to watercolor so I’ll probably continue using these markers. They’re available in sets and as single markers so give them a try.

That’s it for me! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

KARIN BRUSHMARKER PRO: Magenta Red 170, Pale Violet 247, Lime Green 071, Olive Green 281

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!

Valerie in Autumn by Mo’s Digital Pencil (VIDEO)

MORNING EVERYONE! I’m back today with another card and a new Copic coloring video. I decided to take a break from holiday cards to color up a fall image from my stash – Valerie in Autumn by Mo’s Digital Pencil. I’m a guest designer this month over on the Mo’s Digital Pencil Challenge blog and decided to feature this card for my design team project. I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Valerie in Autumn Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil
  • Copic coloring (see marker list and video below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below
Rowhouse Greetings | Valerie in Autumn by Mo's Digital Pencil

VIDEO – VALERIE IN AUTUMN

Watch below or in HD on YouTube.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

That’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed today’s project and video. Leave me a note in the comments below if you have any ideas for future videos. If you liked today’s video, I’d be delighted if you’d give it a thumbs up and subscribe. If you would like to be notified when the next video is available, don’t forget to hit the bell next to the subscribe button.

See you next time!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); B34, C1, C3, C5 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (jacket); BG11, BG15, BG32, R24 (dress); C1, C3, C5, BG32 (tights); C1, C3, C5, B91 (boots); R24, YR04, Y35 (leaves); BG0000, BG10, B0000, 0 Various Ink (background); 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!

Heavenly Peace Dove

EVENING EVERYONE! Here we are at Day 5 of the release of Collection One in the Quiet Christmas release by Power Poppy. Tonight we have Heavenly Peaceful Dove. It features a beautiful peace dove nestled amongst an olive branch. A simple hand-drawn banner may be trimmed out and placed over the dove, and then stamped with your choice of sentiments that fit inside. The image is available for pre-order in clear polymer format. Digital version is coming soon.

Today’s release:

Rowhouse Greetings | Heavenly Peace Dove by Power Poppy

I chose to keep my card simple although I realize what the impact that the die cut border would have until I put the card together. It really added a WOW factor to what started off as a relatively simple card.


Allison
Christine
Gloria
Broni
Barbara C
Lisa
Leslie

Supplies

COPICS: T0, T1, T3, T5 (dove body); V93, V95 (beak); YG91, BG93, BG96 (olive leaves); V95, V99, YG95 (olives); YG91, YG95, V95 (branch)

Garden of Gratitude by Power Poppy

EVENING EVERYONE! HAPPY DAY 3! And I’m back again with another project from the Quiet Christmas Collection by Power Poppy. Today’s card features an image from the Garden of Gratitude: Trellis Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy.

I love this set and it’s one of my favorites in the entire release. We spent a lot of time this summer improving our backyard and garden. I wanted to add an espalier to the backyard but it just didn’t work out in the plans. So I was thrilled to see a sweet trellis come to life in this card.

Today’s release includes:

Rowhouse Greetings | Garden of Gratitude by Power Poppy

I used the digital version of the set for my card, lining up the orange branch along the side to create the border. The background of the main image a little hard to see in the photo. I created it by inking in the color and then randomly pressing a piece of terry cloth dampened with colorless blender. This creates a background with a little texture and interest. Just remember to do it FIRST and make sure that the background is completely dry before coloring the rest of the card. I’m notorious for coloring the background after the fact, so this technique requires a little advance planning!

Allison
Leslie
Gloria
Broni
Barbara W
Stacy
Christine
Barbara C
Lisa

Supplies for Garden of Gratitude

COPICS: BV20, Y35, Y38, YR68 (oranges); YG11, G21, G46 (leaves); R37 (berries); YG11, G21, G46, R35, R37, R89 (ribbons); E13, E15, E19 (pot); BV23, E21, E23, E27 (trellis); W00, W0, W1, BG10 (background); BV20, 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!