Friday, April 14, 2017

It's a Power Poppy Kind of Friday!

Hello all and happy spring to you. As I type these words, the sun is streaming in and the grass looks just a little bit greener out my window here in Montana. Yay! I hope you are all feeling the sunshine and watching those spring flowers take root and blossom -- even if it is only in your heart! 

Boy, oh boy, the talent was sure blossoming all over the web this week and we can't wait to show off just SOME of the Power Poppy goodness that we picked up on! Be ready to be wowed! Get set to be amazed! 

LET'S GET THIS POWER POPPY PARTY STARTED! 


Mindy Baxter of My Creative Scoop is sharing a gorgeous process peek of artwork she's working on for a soon-to-debut coloring class. Would you like to learn to shade and blend your Copics like THIS? Go see what Mindy’s up to with Hellebores, Power Poppy's digital set that’s long been a favorite for many. Taking your coloring to next-level realism and dimension is just a weekend away...


Stampin' Rock Star Michelle Boyer was spotted using Power Poppy's digital stamp set Cuppa Buttercups. I love the sweet simplicity of Michelle's design and all that absolutely fabulous shading! Sigh.... love.


Okay, Okay. I know I share a TON of Nancy Sturtz' stuff here on the blog. so much so, she might actually wonder if I am a stalker. (I am not Nancy, promise!) But honestly, look at this card! It is simply too sweet NOT to share. Everything about it just has a welcoming and charming vibe -- from the decorative paper to the way she so perfectly cut out those stamped and colored images,  to the alignment of all those darling dishes! If this was real life sitting area, I would have to spend an afternoon there with a cuppa somethin' good! p.s. Nancy used Artful Display by Power Poppy for this creation.


The creativity that’s happening in the card making world right now is just off the charts, and we love to see how you all are stretching yourselves. Jo Ann Danchik has come up with a personal challenge to use the same arrangement of stamps — we’re excited to see that it is our new Succulent Singles — in a series of cards, with different shades of cardstock and completely different coloring methods and color schemes. The results are absolutely breathtaking! Visit Jo Ann (@jadanchik on Instagram) to see her beautiful studies.


Need a super dose of happy? Direct your eyes above please to this colorful wonder created by Maria Sabina, who happens to hail from a small Romanian town. All I have is... WOW! Look at that no-line coloring (Maria used Inktense watercolor pencils) in so many sweet springy hues! She used Power Poppy's new clear set Peony Muse along with a few Narcissus blooms and Eucalyptus leaves from Glistening Paperwhites in such a unique way, I almost didn't recognize the stamp sets! Well done Maria, well done!


Alright -- one more for you!!!  Here's another version of no-line coloring, this time using colored pencils and Power Poppy's new set Sweet Memories. Essie's card has such a dreamy quality about it, don't you think? It's almost like those beautiful little flowers were just picked and placed so perfectly on a table, capturing the natural light just streaming over them. So sweet and beautiful!

I happen to know a few more lovely ladies who would like to share their artful endeavors with all of you! It's the Bloom Brigade and they are all on stand-by, waiting for your visit!




Before we go, have you checked out our new challenge for April?


Yours truly is the hostess and all you have to do is pick one of three sketches and then... CREATE! You can flip flop the sketch, set it on its side, use different shapes. The whole idea is to use these sketches as a launching pad! Learn more HERE and be sure to check out all the fabulous entries that have already linked up to the challenge! Of course, we would love to see YOUR take on these card layouts! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to tune in next Monday when we'll have another Inspire Me Monday post to kick off your creative week. By the way, if you missed last Monday with Ally, hop back HERE to check it out. I can't wait to give some of her experimenting a try!

Check back at the end of the day, when Marcella will announce the winners of the two $25 shopping codes from last week’s Power Poppy/MISTI blog hop. We LOVED reading all of your comments, thank you so much for the love!

For those that celebrate this beautiful holiday, have a fabulous Easter Weekend!
Julie

8 comments:

  1. Wow!! These cards are gorgeous! Congrats on being featured ladies.

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  2. These take my breath away, aren't they gorgeous!?!?

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  3. What STUNNING creations!!! Love all the different ways that each colored in the magnificent images.

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  4. Be still my heart. These cards are all absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. So pretty! Have a blessed Easter Day!

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  6. What a flattering moment to come home from a quick vacay and see my very own sweet memories/sweet pea card featured by Marcella and her Bloomies. :) Almost makes it worth coming home. Almost ;)

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  7. Thank you so much for featuring my card! I am beyond honored!!!

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