Rosé All Day by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Rose All Day by Power PoppyMarcella has big plans for the Power Poppy Instant Garden and the news is exciting! Each month’s digital download will have a theme – a color story – featuring images that include groupings of plants, insects, birds, and various little “props” for a scene to challenge the colorist.

The theme for January is “Rosé All Day” — a new digital image featuring flowers that are naturally reds, pinks, and whites such as Roses, Redbud branches, and Cyclamen hederifolium. Marcella has added in a few paint brushes and a colored pencil, along with a ladybug and bumblebees.  Think of it as a way to expand your skills and push your coloring boundaries.

Here, I’m pushing my own coloring boundaries by trying some no line coloring. Still a work in progress and not quite ready for prime time, but who knows? With a little more practice ….

In the meantime, stop on over at the Power Poppy blog and take a look at what the other Instant Gardeners have in store for you. We’re celebrating the release of this image with Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker to help kick off the 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

C.C. Design Sponsor Week at Passionate Paper Creations & Friends

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I’m here today with my latest card featuring a digital image from C. C. Designs called Snow Cute. I love snowmen and knew when I saw this one that I had to make it into a card. C. C. Design is also the Sponsor of the Week over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends so stop on over and grab the discount code in the banner to get some great deals on stamps and dies.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# and 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Frosty Winter Four by Authentique
Stamps: Meoples Snow Cute Digital Image (*) by C. C. Designs
Dies: Frostyville by Memory Box
Embellishments: Ranger Stickles in Diamond; Zig Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: BG01, BG02, BG05, B06 (hat 1); V01, V05, V06, V09 (hat 2); Y02, Y15, Y19, YR16 (carrots); W1, W4, W6, W7 (lettering); BV0000, B000, BG10 (snow)

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

New Digital Release – Gingerbread Family by Power Poppy

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! I’m back today with a holiday card featuring the new digital release from Power Poppy called Gingerbread Family. This digital stamp set has plenty of options for creating tags – note that it includes both the front AND back of the gingerbread boy and girl – but I decided that I wanted to use the gingerbread house as the focal point of my card. While shopping local at Photo Scraps, I found a fabulous design paper from Pebbles that was the perfect complement to this image. I loved the whimsical design full of baking utensils and tiny gingerbread cookies. After coloring the image, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the snow along the roof line for a hint of glitter and shine.

I didn’t want those gingerbread cookie images to go to waste, so I added them to the inside of the card along with the sentiment included in the stamp set.

Check out the gingerbread tags made by fellow Instant Gardener Elizabeth Zaffarano. And be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional crafty inspiration!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Baking Delights from the Merry Merry Collection by Pebbles; Scarlett Red Dot from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Quicksand
Stamp: Gingerbread Family (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders; Lacey Circles by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: E31, E34, E35, E37 (gingerbread); R35, R46, R59 (red ornaments); YG03, YG17 (green ornaments); B0000, B000, BG10 (snow); C1, C3, BV20 (shading)

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

Hops and Barley by Power Poppy

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! Today I’m back with a new project featuring the new digital release from Power Poppy called Hops and Barley. Everywhere you turn these days, there seems to be an upstart craft brewery opening its doors, or a new “IPA” or “Seasonal Ale” to sample at the local pub. In the spirit of this beloved spirit, Marcella designed a botanical stamp set that celebrates two of the essential used in the brewing of beer: Hops and Barley. A few “hoppy” sentiments and a wise saying from Benjamin Franklin round out this set, a must-have for beer aficionados.

In lieu of the “hoppy” sentiments, I used one of sentiments from the recent Autumn’s Opulence digital stamp set. Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for more inspiration and be sure to stop by and see what the Instant Gardeners have put together for you.

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Elizabeth

While you at it TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IS COMING SOON FROM POWER POPPY! Take a look at that Floral Santa <swoon>! Sneak peaks from the Bloomies begin this week. Don’t miss it!

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Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Quicksand and Patch
Stamp: Hops and Barley (*) by Power Poppy; Autumn’s Opulence (*) by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Dies: A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: E30, E31, E3, E35, YG03, Y02, BV20 (barley); G21, G24, G28, Y02, Y15, B00, R20 (hops); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (stems)

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

Autumn’s Opulence by Power Poppy

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! I’m here with another new digital release from Power Poppy called Autumn’s Opulence. You can tell that Marcella had bouquets on the brain – she put this stamp together just before her wedding. Mum’s definitely the word when you color up this opulent fall bouquet — three mums, to be precise. Add in a mixture of fall favorites like Asters, Daisies, Oak Leaves, and Berries, and you have a large-scale image that’s ideal when used on big, bold cards! The set also includes two autumn sentiments.

Rowhouse Greetings | Autumn's Opulence by Power Poppy

When designing my card, I cropped the image, using just the lower portion of the stamp. The result is still as exuberant as the full image. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed when coloring bold images like this. I break it down by coloring all of the same type – all the berries, all the asters, just the leaves, etc.  I also try to carry over colors from one element to the next to help tie them together. For example, the yellows and red in the mums and berries are repeated in the oak leaves and flower centers. In the end, it all comes together in one fabulous mix of colors for the fall season.

What challenges do you face when coloring? Where do you get stuck? What do you do to overcome the problem? Leave me a comment – I’d love to hear what you think. I read and appreciate every note!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Micro Basics Midnight Blue Dot by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Yam
Stamp:Autumn’s Opulence (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: B60, B63, B66, B69, V01 (aster petals) V04, V09, YR16, Y02, Y19 (aster centers); B000, BG20, BV000, Y02 (daisy petals); E25, YR16, Y02, Y19 (daisy centers); R35, R46, R59 (berries); Y02, Y15, Y19, YR16, E07, E25, BV23 (oak leaves); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (greenery); Y02, Y15, Y19, YR16, E07 (chrysanthemums)

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