Hyacinth Bulb in Glass

Hyacinth Bulb in Glass by Power PoppyYo! It’s the 5th of the month so that means another digital release from Power Poppy! And this one is a beauty – Hyacinth Bulb in Glass.

Here are some thoughts from Marcella: Let’s zip back to the 18th century Holland, when Hyacinth bulbs were quite the rarified rage. People could not get enough of the beautiful scents and rich colors, helping to drive the business of professional flower growing hot on the heels of the Tulip. Soon folks were forcing the bulbs into bloom indoors to brighten their windows when it was too chilly for anything to flower. Hyacinth glasses and vases were designed to cradle the bulbs and hold them just above the water, roots were coaxed from the bulbs down into the water, sending the bulb into bloom soon after. In a nostalgic nod to these wonderful windowsill displays, we have Hyacinth Bulb in Glass, so that you can have blooming hyacinth whether or not you have a bulb and a glass!

This digital stamp set includes a sentiment by the visionary Coco Chanel handlettered by a reverent Marcella Hawley ūüôā as well as a no-line coloring version of the image.

And while you’re here – take a look at these new die sets from Creative Basics! For the base and image layers of the card, I used the new Allifair Build-A-Card Die Set. You can use elements of this die set as I did here or a combination of dies to create a beautifully crafted handmade card. For the sentiment, I used one of the dies from the Fancy Circles Die Set. This set consists of 4 nested circles and 2 half circles with a beautiful stitched edging to give your cards a finished look.

I printed the image on X-Press Blending Card by Copics and colored the image with Copic markers. For the base layer, I cut a piece of 12 in x 12 in design paper in half and folded it at the 6 inch mark. I used the largest die in the Allifair Build-A-Card Die Set to die cut the base. I used the second largest die to cut the image layer and adhered it to the base. After printing the sentiment on white cardstock, I used the second largest die in the Fancy Circles Die Set to cut both the sentiment and a coordinating solid to layer underneath. I used foam tape to pop the sentiment up from the card and add some dimension.

Be sure you take a look at what the Instant Gardener team has done and stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Cheryl Scrivens
Nancy Sheads (me! — and I’m also over on the
Passionate Paper Creations blog today too)

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Limeade Swiss Dot from the Petite Prints collection by Doodlebug; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
StampsHyacinth Bulb in Glass (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Alifair Build a Card Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Fancy Circles (*) by Creative Basics
Copics
: V01, V04, V05, V06, V09, BV00, BV01, BV01, BV04, BV08 (flowers); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves); E40, E41, E43, E44, BV00, RV10, Y000 (bulb); BG0000, BG000, BV00, RV10, Y000 (glass)

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

A Little Bit Scenic – French 50s Cafe

I recently had the opportunity to try out the Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils available from Crafter’s Companion. Both are easy to work with and the colors are gorgeous. I’m really a newbie at anything involving a brush, but I felt like a pro using these markers and pencils.

I stamped my image on Ranger Watercolor paper using Stazon ink by Tsukineko. I used the smoother side of the watercolor paper for best results. Rather than coloring the image directly with the AquaBlend pencils, I laid down layers of color by swiping a water brush along the tip of my AquaBlend pencils to pick up the color. I used the Aqua Markers in the areas where I wanted more control, applying ink by coloring directly on the watercolor paper and blending it out with a water brush.

I think the results are pretty spectacular for a first attempt! I hope you think so too!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Ranger
Stamps:  A Little Bit Scenic – French 50s Cafe (*) by Sheena Douglas for Crafter’s Companion
Ink: Stazon by Tsukineko
Markers:
Aqua Marker 12 pc – Primaries (*) by Spectrum Noir
Pencils: 
AquaBlend 24pc Pencil Tin – Primaries (*) by Spectrum Noir

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!

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Supplies

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.

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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.

Jessie
Debbie
Nancy (me!)
Barb Walker

Supplies

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!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Light Teal Check from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique
Stamp: 
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)