Happy Monday y’all! A quick note to introduce a fresh voice you’ll be hearing from on the Power Poppy blog. A wonderful welcome to Dina Kowal (Woooo!!) — so excited to have her sharing her new and inspiring ideas for using my stamp designs. Check it! ~marcella
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Psst! Hey there! Dina here, with a fun little project to share. I’m so excited that Marcy let me sneak in to post.... actually I’ll be here every 3rd Monday with a little creative inspiration for you!
I’m getting excited about opening my etsy store up soon, and I’ve had this idea in my head for a few weeks. I love the orientation and in-the-round-ness of the main image from the Springtime Love set, and it’s perfect for what I’d like to share today!
I started by stamping the round image in the center of a Fabriano watercolor panel, then settled down to enjoy the painting process. I missed the finale of The Voice UK while we were traveling, so that was my entertainment.
Here’s the watercolored panel... aren’t those florals gorgeous? (Note to self: fill in those empty palette wells!) I did a wash around the image first before filling in the flowers and leaves. Another time maybe I'll share more of a step-by-step of how I color flowers.
Next, I positioned small label dies (Quickutz) around the edges of the image, making sure each little label had a piece of the image in the corner or along an edge. I used a little washi tape to keep the dies in place for cutting.
Here are the labels after cutting... aren’t they pretty?!
Some layers and lovely sentiments, a little sponging here and there, and they’re ready to tie onto a gift, tuck in a book, or cheer up a friend. Here are some of the tags above, plus a few more with Azaleas, just for fun.
I hope you’re inspired to look at your stamps in a different way today!