Prosecco Time

Noor Design is the Sponsor of the Week over at the Passionate Paper Creation and Friends Facebook group so I just wanted to show off the card that I put together using embellishments from the Crafteezee Collection. The image is one of the new releases from All Dressed Up called Prosecco Time. One of the three stamps in the set is shown here.

I’ve been experimenting with skin tones and I’ve started using some of the BV shades as an undertone for the E skin tones. I first saw this on Sandy Alnock’s blog. I’m still working on my technique, but I think that the BV undertone provides a more realistic shade for skin rather than the straight E combinations that are usually used.


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; To be with You (*) from Vintage Romance Collection by Maja Design
Stamp: Prosecco Time (*) by All Dressed Up
Dies: Fancy Rectangles and Squares (*) by Creative Basics
Embellishments: Crafteezee Collection by Noor Design
Copics: BV00, E000, E00, E21, E11 (skin); E51, E53, E55 (hair); RV10, BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04 (dress); C3, C5, C7 (bow); C00, C1 (gloves); BV00 (glass)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Time to Sparkle

I’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog today to share a project featuring one of the newly released All Dressed Up stamps called Time to Sparkle as well as the Basic Background Builders I die set from Creative Basics used to cut the gold and blue foil papers for the decorative scalloped edge.

In keeping with its name, I decided that I wanted to make the dress really sparkle and stand out. First, I colored the image with Copic markers on X-Press Blending Card (by Copic). I used Y23, Y15, Y17, Y19 to achieve the gold tone of the dress. But it’s hard to get much depth with the Copic yellows, so I first mapped out the valleys of each fold using BV01. Then I just did some straight blending from dark to light (Y19, Y17, Y15, Y23) to complete each fold.

Rowhouse Greetings | Time to Sparkle by All Dressed Up

Once the dress was complete, I added sparkle with layers of dots created with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and a gold Uniball gel pen. I concentrated the dots in the valleys and then randomly distributed them across the rest of the fold.


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic;
Stamp: Time to Sparkle (*) by All Dressed Up
Dies: Basic Background Builders I (*) by Creative Basics
Embellishments: Gold sequins; Ranger Stickles in Diamond (on the background sparkles)
Copics: E51, E11, BV000, BV00 (skin); E51, E55, E57 (hair); BV01, Y23, Y15, Y17, Y19 (dress); BV00, B0000, B000, B00 (background); Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold, Sakura Gellu Roll pen in white (sparkles)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Flower Bomb

ppmar1701d_flowerbombLeave it to Marcella to create an image that I just had to color as soon as I saw it! This gorgeous digital stamp is called Flower Bomb and it was just released today by Power Poppy. A fragrant explosion of roses and violets that will produce a most pleasurable coloring experience. Whether you show off the entire bouquet, or zero in on just one area of ruffled rose petals and wild violets, this image packs plenty of punch.

Run – don’t walk – over to the Power Poppy blog and join us for the Instant Gardeners blog hop!

Barbara Walker
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Rhea Weigand
Jessie Banks

And as if that isn’t exciting enough, Power Poppy Peep in Chief Marcella Hawley is celebrating the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge by giving away THE ENTIRE SOON-TO-BE-UNVEILED MARCH CLEAR STAMP SET RELEASE! That means EIGHT of the freshest, most fun Power Poppy designs to hit the market yet. It’s a $144 value! Plus you can enter a friend to win. Read all the details HERE on the Power Poppy Blog!



Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Basics in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Flower Bomb (*) by Power Poppy; Everything’s Rosy by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: BV00, BV01, Y32, Y15, Y17, Y19, RV52 (yellow roses); BV00, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, YG21 (pink roses); V04, V06, V09, YG21 (violet combo 1); V04, V06, V09, B02, B05, YG21 (violet combo 2); YG03, YG63, YG63 (stems and leaves); W00, W0, W1, W2, W3 (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.


Vintage Easter Egg

Vintage Easter Egg by Power PoppyJust a quick and simple card featuring the latest digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Vintage Easter Egg. Drawn from the inspiration of countless charming vintage Easter postcards, tags, and bits of ephemera collected over the years, Marcella’s little Easter egg is all wrapped up in picotee ribbon and a special tag, ready for your personalization! Or, use the egg with a handwritten Happy Easter message already inside. A special handlettered note (featured here) is also included for the inside of your springy Easter cards. This stamp set features three high resolution images, including a vintage Easter egg, a blank tag version, and a handwritten styled sentiment.

Stop by and see what the Instant Gardeners have in store for you. For added inspiration, visit the Power Poppy blog.

Nancy (me!)
Barb Walker


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug; Bazzill Cardstock in Watermelon Sensation
Stamp: Vintage Easter Egg(*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Scalloped Basic Edge by My Favorite Things
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, B000, YG01, YG07, G09

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Chick and Bunny Wobble

I happened upon the Cool Chick stamps from Stampingbella and knew immediately that I needed to color them. I posted one card using Mail Chick last month. Now I’ve completed another featuring the stamp Chick and Bunny Wobble and using a slightly different color combination on the chick this time. I’ve added another color map so that you can follow along.

Rowhouse Greeting | Chick and Bunny Wobble by Stampingbella

Hope this fun image  inspires you to color!


Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Light Teal Check from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique
Chick and Bunny Wobble by Stampingbella
Die: Floral Ovals by Spellbinders
Copics: B0000, B000, BG10, BV000, Y02, Y15, Y19 (flower); BG13, BG15, BG49 (leaves); Y000, Y02, Y15, Y19, Y38, YR68 (chick); BV0000, BV000, RV91, RV93 (bunny); BG13, BG15 (grass)