Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Creative Confetti: "Pop" goes the flower


It's Happy Tuesday, Hello all! I bet you are wondering what this title means. "Pop" goes the flower? Well, that's what this week's challenge is all about! I have learned that if you want your image to stand out, you need shading to push it out front by coloring the background in a darker shade to... make it pop!



HOW TO PLAY: Stamp your image for your project, color it up and then color the background too.  Make sure that it is a dark color and that will make your image "pop".  If you are hesitant to color the background, you can just start with dark card stock, or you can cut out your image and adhere it to a dark card base.  Whatever you decide, just go for it. It will be fun. Remember that everyone has a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop.

On to my creation!



I will be honest with you, I made this card and when it turned out OK, I wrote this post.  Sorry that I have no in-process pictures.  I promise that next time I will do better. I do have a surprise later, so stay tuned. For this card, I used the stamp set called Abundant Petals by Power Poppy.  After stamping it with Versamark and a champagne embossing power, I colored it with Copic markers. The flower is colored with YR68, YR21, Y17, and Y38. The leaves are colored with YG03, YG17, YG21, and YG67. And, my background is B24.

Here is the surprise that I mentioned before. I am adding this card that I made after taking Amy Schulke's class. It is another example of that dark background that makes everything "Pop".



This card uses the stamp from Power Poppy called Take a Deep Breath. This background has Distress ink in Chipped Sapphire and Mermaid Lagoon sponged on using the masking technique. 

Now it is your turn!  Roll up our sleeves and start coloring up those images.  I can't wait to see what you do to make your flowers POP! Remember you can win a $25 gift code if you enter, so don't forget to link up your creation using the linky below! 

Before I let you go, we do need to draw the winner from our fabulous July entries! 

Random.org threw all the names in a pot and drew this lucky card maker as our winner....



CONGRATS TO LUCY E.!

Lucy created this lovely card from last week's Make It Your Way Challenge. Her birth month is May and her initials, L & E, which means she had to use a flower and use the colors pink and green. I think she nailed the challenge with this beauty of a card!


Lucy, to claim your prize, all you need to do is email Marcella at bloom@powerpoppy.com and she will get your $25 winning code right to you so that you can make a fun stop to the Power Poppy Shop! 

Can't wait to see what you all create this week! 

Until next time!
~Barbara


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Monday, August 3, 2020

Inspire Me Monday - Kick Start Your Mojo

Hello, Friends! This is Gloria Stengel with your Inspire Me Monday post! It has been a long time since I have been able to contribute to the blog, but you will be seeing me on a more regular basis for Inspire Me Monday and Creative Confetti posts! My creative mojo has finally started to come back to me!

After chatting with the rest of the Power Poppy Team, it turns out we've all been struggling to be creative! And, we are guessing you are struggling, too! So...we have been sharing some ways to get your mojo back! The Inspire Me Monday and Creative Confetti posts are designed to help you get past your creative block.


For me, when I am in a DEEP slump creatively, the best thing for me to do is to watch a tutorial, take an online class, or attend an in-person workshop. Nothing gets my creative juices flowing like following along with a tutorial or color-along! 

In January 2020, I had just been to Jenn Dove's Copic Boot Camp and I figured that the creative sparks would carry me for months and months! Then, COVID-19 came along, followed by some issues with arthritis and migraines...and POW! All my mojo got zapped! Plus, I lost all my coloring confidence. 

I love in-person workshops like Jenn's boot camp, which is a 4-day, extensive, in-person, Copic coloring workshop. I have attended the boot camp twice, November 2016 and January 2020. The first time, I learned so much about Copic coloring, the second time I was able to refine some of my skills and gain so much confidence! (Jenn is taking reservations for 2020, click HERE.) Jenn also has a blog filled with inspiration, Just4FunCrafts.


I colored this Pumpkins and Pears digital image at Jenn's Boot Camp, using a sepia technique. This was a technique that I had not tried in a long time, so taking the class helped me to have confidence that I could try it again! I hope that just looking at this will inspire me to give it another go!

If you cannot sign up for an in-person class right now, try to find some online content to jump-start your mojo. If you feel that your confidence has left the building, try looking at your past projects! Take inspiration from them! You will see that you CAN do this!


There are a myriad of FREE online tutorials, especially on YouTube. But, for a few dollars you can purchase a tutorial on sites like Patreon. One of my favorite online instructors is Amy at Vanilla Arts, Co. Amy has FREE content, one-time workshops, and a Livestream subscription! She has offerings for all price points!


This project was part of Amy's Verdant Spring Workshop using the Bowl of Beauty digital stamp set. I colored along with Amy using Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. Amy gives great instruction for each technique, and then she allows you to finish the project on your own. (The skill level for this project was intermediate level + skills practice for advanced students, it is not for beginners.) This online class was just what I needed to get my mojo flowing! 

Make sure to sign up for Amy's newsletter Vanilla Beans, plus look for her posts here on the Power Poppy Blog!


Here is another version of the Bowl of Beauty image that I colored last summer. I pulled this out and put it on my desk to inspire myself! This is proof that I CAN color, which gave me a big boost of confidence!


After I finished Amy's online class, I also pulled out some class materials from Kit and Clowder, which is owned by Alyce Keegan. Alyce is an Australian-based artist who teaches online coloring classes for markers and pencils. The classes are a monthly subscription, but there are also stand-alone technique classes and lots of FREE content available. Alyce has a THRIVING Facebook page as well. Alyce's classes are for ALL levels and come in both marker and pencil versions.

I took several of the Kit and Clowder classes a few years ago and often refer to the class materials when I am stuck on a technique. The image above is from the Everything's Rosy digital set. After taking the Kit and Clowder February - March 2017 class, which taught how to color the roses and mug on the left of the image using lots of pale pinks, I decided to try on my own to color a patriotic-inspired picture! I am still amazed that I was able to color such deep reds and dark blues!


Being blocked creatively for so many weeks made me feel so anxious! But, taking a class and looking over some past workshop materials really helped. I ended up coloring this image from the Heart Abloom digital stamp set! I could feel myself relaxing and getting in the groove as I colored. 


I chose my own colors, and used a combination of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils, with a bit of fine liner marker and gel pen. I feel that my slump is at an end and that my creative mojo is coming back!


To find my favorite coloring classes, clicks the links below. I also search YouTube for my favorite colorists to see if they have any free content to watch. I hope this inspires you to try some online tutorials to help you with your creative block!

Jennifer Dove Boot Camp
Kit and Clowder (Alyce Keegan)
Vanilla Arts, Co. (Amy Shukle)


Thank you so much for joining me ! If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit my blog, Scraps of Life

Until next time!
Gloria Stengel

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Creative Confetti: Make It Your Way!


Hello all and happy Tuesday! Are you ready for a one-of-a-kind challenge, catered just to YOU? Not sure what I mean? Well, you are about to find out and it is super fun! Let's get right into it, shall we?


HOW TO PLAY: I had some fun creating a key and all you have to do is answer the questions and create accordingly! What will be super fun is the fact that no two cards will be based on the same key! Isn't that fun?

And, here's your creative key! 




So.... in order to play along in this challenge, all you need to do is follow the key. Find your birth month and then use your initials to determine what colors you'll use to create! Just that simple!

On to my creation!

Since I was born in November and J and K are my initials, I knew I needed a "thank you" card made in shades of yellow! So, here goes...


I love the sunshine feel of this image from Power Poppy called Sunflower Power. It is a digital stamp set but, if you are a clear stamp lover, you can find this image in the In Praise of Sunflowers stamp set as well! 

I colored the main image with Copic markers and chose Y02, Y08, Y35, Y38 to color up the flower. E53, E55, E57 and E59 to color the center and then YG03 and YG06 to color up the little leaf. When I was done, I thought it looked really stark but wanted to do something different for my background. I know many stampers use watercolor to flick on accents of color. I thought, why not use a reinker instead and use a Copic solution? As you can see, I took a palette and dropped some color from a BG10 and BG000 reinker. 


Well, here's the deal. This works, but you use a lot of solvent in the process. My paintbrush soaked up the ink drops like the bristles were the Sahara desert and I needed to add MORE reinker. I did flick on some color as you can see below but, it ended up fading quite a bit when it dried. Also, my image must not have been fully dry because parts of my flower look blue. Oh well, it was worth a try and the result wasn't SO bad that I wanted to scrap it altogether! 


Since I was following this challenge, I added this little sentiment on the inside. It's not your typical thank you card but it does share a note of gratitude and so... it fits the bill!


From there, I matted up my image using yellow and splashes of black, adding a sentiment that was part of a decorative paper pack. I attached it using foam tape and then set it on top of some twine that I wrapped around my main image. And... ta da! 

Here's one last peek at my finished card!

And that, my friends, is it! Want to join me this week? Simply use the key above to create -- HAVE FUN -- post and then link up using the linky below! As we always say, if you get those fingers inky and play along, each and every link is an opportunity to win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Woo Hoo!

Until next time!



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Monday, July 27, 2020

Inspire Me Monday - Christmas in July!

GOOD MORNING POWER POPPY FRIENDS! How's it going in your part of the world? Here it's been scorching hot, so to cool off I decided to start working on my holiday cards.  Every year I say that I'm going to start early so I don't have a mad rush in December making cards. I suspect this year won't be any different, but at least I have one card now to stash away until the holidays.

Today I'm featuring the Holly Golightly Clear Stamp Set which features a sweet little Mason jar with boxwood and holly that I'll show you how to color today.


I have a video tutorial below for the Copic coloring, but let me tell you first about the rest of the card. I wanted a neutral background so that the image could take center stage. I started with a piece of kraft paper, but it seemed too bland. So I used a stencil and embossing paste to create a background that had texture and interest, but didn't overwhelm the central image. I've also been playing with hot foiling and the blue edging was created using the Spellbinders Glimmer Foil system. However, for something this simple, you could just back the image with foil cardstock.

OK - sit back and relax! It's time to roll the video!


StampHolly Golightly Clear Stamp Set
Copics: BV000, R24, R29, R59, YG03, YG17, YG67, G21, G46, BG10, B000, B00, B02, B05, E30, E33, E35, C1, C3, C5, 0

That's it for me today! Hope you found some coloring inspiration!

Nancy

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Creative Confetti: Mini Me!


Hello all and happy Tuesday! How is everyone doing this week? Here in my neck of the woods it has been a scorcher temperature-wise, so I was happy to get some time to create and stay cool and creative! Recently, I scrolled through some of my recent cards and thought about design and what I liked about certain creations and what I didn't love about others. That got me thinking about being inspired. And.... that's what helped craft the idea behind this week's Creative Confetti Challenge. Are you ready?


HOW TO PLAY: Be inspired by one of your past creations and use it to inspire a "mini" version of the original! Notice how I said, be "inspired?" If you want to get technical and create a mini layout, go for it! But, if you want to take some of the elements of the larger creation and share just a few of those on a mini card, let's see what you've got! I chose to be inspired!


Let's take a look at my creative process!

First of all, I want to share the inspiration for my mini. A few months back, I hosted the Inspire Me Monday tutorial and mashed up a few techniques to come up with what I call Embossed Silhouette. Ever since that tutorial, I've been looking for new ways to incorporate this look because it is so easy and ushers in dramatic results. So, here's a peek at some of the cards that inspired today's creation. And... HERE's a link to the original tutorial as well. 



And, here's a peek at my "mini!" Instead of using the Power Poppy set Vibrant Thanks, which is currently sold out, I decided to pick one that you could actually get your hands on now! ;-) I chose the stamp set Poppies. 


Instead of making a rectangle card, I decided to use some stitched circle dies to create not only my card base but the layers as well. I folded a 4" by 4" piece of black card stock and then set my die on top, leaving just a sliver of the card at the fold to keep the card's integrity and still have a circle shape. Then, I used one size smaller die for my white layer. And, I cut one smaller from that to serve as my mask so that I could sponge on that bold color.

First up, if you looked at the tutorial link, you know I stamped the poppies stamp in black ink and then colored it all up using a black marker to create a silhouette.


As you can see, I used My MISTI stamping tool to keep my circle in place because after I colored it (I didn't remove it from my MISTI), I inked up my stamp with Versamark ink and then heat embossed using white detail powder to get that detailed silhouette image. Afterward, I lined up my mask and using low tack tape, taped both the mask and the main image down real good so that it wouldn't move as I sponged on the ink. For my ink, I used Morocco and Lady Bug inks by Memento.

And then, the fun continued! Not only did I add a little pizazz to the envelope...


I added a little something extra to the inside of my mini card!


If you missed it, I also made an envelope liner using that pop of orange on the inside...


I added the "Dear Friend" sentiment from the stamp set Heart Abloom and a few iridescent sequins and.. ta da! Finished! I think it turned out so cute and you can still see the inspiration from the original creation.

And that, my friends, is it! Want to join me this week? Simply create, post and then link up using the linky below! As we always say, if you get those fingers inky and play along, each and every link is an opportunity to win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Woo Hoo!

Until next time!



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Monday, July 20, 2020

Artist’s Notebook: How to Create Rich & Complex Color (Monarchs and Milkweed)

Want to improve your Copic Marker or colored pencil with more sophisticated color and blending combinations? Power Poppy’s guest author Amy Shulke from VanillaArts.com offers artistic coloring tips for Copic Markers or colored pencil. | VanillaArts.com | #realistic #howtocolor #copic


Color that makes your heart thump louder.

That’s why we love coloring, right? Bold and beautiful color.

So why do we chicken-out when it comes to our Copic Marker or colored pencil selections? Not only do we use the same colors over and over again but we use the same colors over the top of each other.

We love color but we’re afraid to actually use it.

I know it’s scary, but let’s talk about how to get crazy. Let’s be bold and wild!

Rich and vibrant color? Who doesn’t want more of that?

Want to improve your Copic Marker or colored pencil with more sophisticated color and blending combinations? Power Poppy’s guest author Amy Shulke from VanillaArts.com offers artistic coloring tips for Copic Markers or colored pencil. | VanillaArts.com | #realistic #howtocolor #copic

Hello, my name is Amy Shulke and I’m the illustrator and art instructor at VanillaArts.com. I’ve got a whole series of artistic coloring articles here at the Power Poppy blog; here’s a quick link to a bunch of my previous articles.

Today’s project uses Marcella’s amazing Monarchs and Milkweed digital stamp. I’ve colored it with a combination of Copic Markers and Prismacolor Premier Pencils on Stonehenge Kraft paper.

Yes, you can use Copic Markers on brown Kraft paper. That’s part of what we’ll be talking about today. The sandy brown paper is helping to set the mood for a sweltering summer scene. The Kraft paper makes my color choices look richer more complex.




Want to improve your Copic Marker or colored pencil with more sophisticated color and blending combinations? Power Poppy’s guest author Amy Shulke from VanillaArts.com offers artistic coloring tips for Copic Markers or colored pencil. | VanillaArts.com | #realistic #howtocolor #copic

Light, Medium, and Dark

As a coloring newbie, you didn’t really know what to do, so you fell back on grade school crayon habits. You colored the center of a daisy with one yellow marker or pencil. The petals were one solid color of pink. The leaves were one green.

It was fun but you quickly noticed it looked flat.

So you searched for “dimensional coloring” and found tons of online tutorials about shading with blending combinations. Blending combinations combine a light, medium, and dark marker or pencil. You learned to use combinations to add a bit of dimension to your projects.

But now what?

Now that you’ve got the combo concept mastered, why do your projects still look candy-colored?

Are you still missing something? Is there some next step beyond blending?

Yes, but the internet doesn’t talk much about the next step, does it?

Maybe you should find better blending combinations?

Or maybe you need more color? You could add more colors to the simple light-medium-dark blending combination. How about light, light-medium, medium, dark-medium, and dark?

Should you layer on another medium? A different kind of colored pencil? Watercolor? Pan Pastels?

Stop!


The deep, interesting, and complex color you’re searching for is already at your fingertips. You’ve had the tools all along.


Instead of finding new coloring tutorials, let’s look at how artists create sophisticated color.




Want to improve your Copic Marker or colored pencil with more sophisticated color and blending combinations? Power Poppy’s guest author Amy Shulke from VanillaArts.com offers artistic coloring tips for Copic Markers or colored pencil. | VanillaArts.com | #realistic #howtocolor #copic

"Add some Phthalo Blue to this Alizarin Crimson and a touch of Burnt Sienna..."


Think back to watching Bob Ross paint on PBS.

Did Bob ever say:

“Okay friends, let’s pick up this tube of ultramarine blue and squeeze it right here on to the canvas. Get a really big blob! Now spread it all around until you come to the edge of a tree or the mountain. Yes, let’s make that summer sky one big solid expanse of pure ultramarine blue!”

We loved watching Bob mix brand new colors on his big wooden palette. He’d start with green, he added a bit of violet, then a touch of sienna, and he’d lighten it up with white...

Or he’d start with a weird pinkish brownish color that he originally made for tree trunks, but then he’d add blue to create the perfect color for river rocks.

Bob knew the artist’s secret: 

Pure color is pretty... but color mixtures are what makes the show-stopping beauty.




Want to improve your Copic Marker or colored pencil with more sophisticated color and blending combinations? Power Poppy’s guest author Amy Shulke from VanillaArts.com offers artistic coloring tips for Copic Markers or colored pencil. | VanillaArts.com | #realistic #howtocolor #copic

Shading green with more green

The reason why your projects look candy colored is because of the light-medium-dark blending combination process.
Unlike Bob Ross, you’re using color straight out of the tube.

You’re shading a green leaf with more of the same green.

A blending combination of YG21 - YG23 - YG25 is all the same green. It’s all YG20-something. Green on green on green on green.

Sure, you’re blending. But that’s the problem.


Psssttt… confession time. 

My green leaves here use layers of yellow green marker over gray violet marker. That’s something Bob Ross would do.

Then there are no green pencils on top of the marker. I’ve used a warm purple, goldenrod, and cream pencils. And it’s all going over the top of a krafty-brown colored paper which neutralizes and softens the look of everything I’ve used.

I’m not doing green on green on green.


If you want complex sophisticated color, you’ve got to add more to your leaves than green.




Want to improve your Copic Marker or colored pencil with more sophisticated color and blending combinations? Power Poppy’s guest author Amy Shulke from VanillaArts.com offers artistic coloring tips for Copic Markers or colored pencil. | VanillaArts.com | #realistic #howtocolor #copic

The colors I use are not the colors you see


The trick to upping your color game? Move away from the blending mindset. Blends are nice but light-medium-dark blending combinations are holding you back.

Think aboutlayering instead of blending.

Your markers and pencils are just ingredients, not the final color.

Brownies are made from flour, eggs, butter, and cocoa powder. But nobody wants to eat a brownie one spoonful of flour at a time. The magic happens when you make something new out of standard ingredients.

Right now, you’re not baking.

With blending combinations of green-green-green, you’re not creating anything new. You’re just displaying your greens next to each other.

Mix, stir, and layer your markers and pencils to create new colors. New colors that aren’t made in any factory. That’s the key to eye-popping, mind-blowing, creative color.


Green on green on green will always look like plain old green.


But violet under green with goldenrod on top?

Now you’re Bob Ross!



Want to improve your Copic Marker or colored pencil with more sophisticated color and blending combinations? Power Poppy’s guest author Amy Shulke from VanillaArts.com offers artistic coloring tips for Copic Markers or colored pencil. | VanillaArts.com | #realistic #howtocolor #copic

It’s only paper!


But wait, you ask... how do I do this?

Where are the tutorials or recipes for sophisticated color mixes?

Psssttt... artistic color is the result of experimentation, not tutorials.

If you want to color a Monarch butterfly, instead of scouring the internet for someone else’s Monarch tutorial, try finding a photo of a Monarch with colors that make you smile. What colors do YOU see in the photograph? Which markers or pencils look like Monarch colors to you?

Then make a few test swatches. Try some markers or pencils and see what they look like together. If it works, great! You just invented your own unique Monarch recipe. 
If not, try again.

It’s just ink. It’s only paper.

There’s no pressure here, just play and learn.

If you can blend, then you already have the skills! You know enough about markers or pencils to create your own combinations!




So here’s my Artist’s Notebook challenge for you this month...

Want to improve your Copic Marker or colored pencil with more sophisticated color and blending combinations? Power Poppy’s guest author Amy Shulke from VanillaArts.com offers artistic coloring tips for Copic Markers or colored pencil. | VanillaArts.com | #realistic #howtocolor #copic
Play with your colors. Test them out in new combinations.

Fly. Be free!

Keep in mind, freedom is sometimes a little scary. That’s okay. Acknowledge the fear remind yourself that we’re just coloring. It’s only ink, it’s only paper.

Relax and play.

Want a little boost to get you started?

If you’re not sure where to start, my Undercover Swatch series is completely free and full of wonderful quirky color combinations that are all richer and more interesting than anything you’ll create using the light-medium-dark theory. My dear friend Elena makes the Undercover swatches and two years ago, she was just like you-- new to markers and no clue what to do. She learned and now she’s helping you experiment too!

Once you’re confident about underpainting with crazy colors, experiment with crazy overcolors.
I used a gray violet marker under the green marker, so then I played with a few violet pencils to see what looked good over the top.

No combination is too weird! In this rose class using Power Poppy’s Vital Rose stamp, we went nuts with turquoise markers and pencils. There’s turquoise under the red, under the green, and then turquoise pencils over the top of it all. It’s wild and it’s gorgeous!

Rich color is the result of playtime.
Ditch the green on green on green.

Fly! Be Free!




Want to improve your Copic Marker or colored pencil with more sophisticated color and blending combinations? Power Poppy’s guest author Amy Shulke from VanillaArts.com offers artistic coloring tips for Copic Markers or colored pencil. | VanillaArts.com | #realistic #howtocolor #copic

Want to color Power Poppy’s “Monarchs and Milkweed” with me?


Want to improve your Copic Marker or colored pencil with more sophisticated color and blending combinations? Power Poppy’s guest author Amy Shulke from VanillaArts.com offers artistic coloring tips for Copic Markers or colored pencil. | VanillaArts.com | #realistic #howtocolor #copic
My Illustrated Monarch class is part of the Vanilla Livestream series for intermediate to advanced Copic colorers. 

This lesson is near and dear to my heart. I’m sharing the education & clarity concepts I used in my technical illustration career. You can use the same techniques to create accurate animal or botanical studies that any biologist or science teacher would love.

Illustrated Monarch uses Power Poppy’s beautiful Monarchs and Milkweed digital stamp set.

You can find out more about Vanilla Livestream classes here.

And I’ll see you back here next month for another glance into my Artist’s Notebook!




Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Creative Confetti: Sketch It Out

Hello all and happy Tuesday! Being that so many of you love a good sketch, it's time for another one! Are you ready as I reach down into my bag of tricks and throw out this week's Creative Confetti???


HOW TO PLAY: It's as simple as following the sketch below! And, to give you a little creative license, feel free to change shapes or flip the sketch any which way. It's doesn't matter as long as we can "see" the sketch and feel your inspiration! Maybe you want to flip it so that the sentiment flag is more toward the top? Your call! Maybe you want to flip the sketch on its side? You do that! Maybe you want to use a shape other than an oval? Feel free! 

Here's a peek at the sketch!


And here's a look at my creation! 


So, this creation MAY look a little familiar to you if you followed along on my Inspire Me Monday, ways to get inspired tutorial HERE! I showed you all how you can create for those times when inspiration is lacking and one of my tricks was to create a layout ahead of time without actually stamping! See?


I shared how I followed a sketch, gathered up some papers and then, put them in a baggie with everything needed to save for a creative rainy day!


So, I pulled out all the pieces and decided to put them to use and encourage you to do the same by using this very sketch!

For my card, I used a retired set called Prairie Cheer. Sadly, I didn't know it was retired when I chose to create my card! But, if you like this look, there are so many slender florals that Power Poppy has in the shop, you can really create a similar look with stamp sets like:

Asters Abuzz
Black Eyed Susan
Bubbles and Fizz (this would make a cute and different creation!)
Easy Breezy Coneflowers
Graceful Still Life
Lavender Sprigs

And there are so many more to pick from if you just scroll through the Flowers Category on the Power Poppy Shop!

Moving on! I colored up my main image using just a few Copic Markers. I am trying to be more of a minimalist when I color because I think it is just so much easier than layering on color after color. Of course, there are times when the beauty of the art requires it but because this image is so simple and clean, it isn't required for this illustration.



Here's a close up for y'all! Yep, I added Stickles. I swear, I am addicted and have been for 20 plus years! ;-)


The sentiment above is one of my recent favorites. It's from the Cheerful Columbine stamp set, which is currently sold out. Sorry folks! I seem to not be a great enabler today! ;-)

And that, my friends, is it! Want to join me this week? Simply create, post and then link up using the linky below! As we always say, if you get those fingers inky and play along, each and every link is an opportunity to win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Woo Hoo!

Until next time!



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