Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cozy Little Hues to Use!

Hello and welcome to another happy little color combo that you can use to inspire creativity in your own stamping spaces! Welcome to.... Hues to Use! This week's color combo is a fun one showcasing a photo Marcella snapped on a recent trip to the Idea Garden in Urbana Illinois! When she posted this little number to her Instagram, she said, "A red river of hens and chicks. Wish I could dedicate part of my garden to be a rock garden!"

Well, Marce, instead we'll dedicate a little space on your blog for this yummy little color explosion! Take a look at those pale pinks, vibrant shades of raspberry and that smidge of olive green!

HOW TO PLAY: Playing is super duper simple, just use this color combo above in one of your creations and then link it up on the Linky below! Remember, each and every entry is seen by our eyes which means, if you WOW us with your creation, you just might end up becoming one of our future guest hostesses here on the Power Poppy Blog for one of our upcoming Hues to Use posts! 


I have to say, with fall here, I had a hankering to use Power Poppy's Get Wool Soon digital stamp set. Can you believe that I.... a knitter.... had never used this little number before? Oh my! What's wrong with me?!?!?!! The good news is that I tend to knit quite a bit in the fall for others, for gifts, so this little digi is going to be used quite a bit!

Do you want to see what I just took off the needles this week? Check it out! This is a slouchy hat done up in a chevron pattern for my son's girlfriend, who loves purple tones. I used the Loops & Threads yarn from Michaels in the color Baroque. I like the way it turned out and the hat is super soft!

And, if you enjoy knitting and want to give this pattern a try, HERE is a link to the free pattern from Plymouth Yarns.

Ok, I digress! For my creation, I printed the Get Wool Soon digital stamp set off and then grabbed my Copic Markers and went to town, using these colors below. I will point out that the E40 and E0000 were used to shade around the bottom of my image. The rest were used to color up the image itself. I did add a little glitter pen to the silver knitting needles as well as the steam above the coffee cup to add just a bit of sparkle!

And, here's a close-up for you!

And, here's a peek on the inside! I did color up portions of the sentiment and accented with a few white dots. See?

And that, my friends, is it! So dig into these hues and let's see what you've got! Once you're done, don't forget to link up your creation below. Get those fingers inky and join us in the fun!

Until next week!


Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful colors Julie! I love your card. So pretty. I used to crochet, which I got to know seeing videos on Youtube.

Essie said...


And you knit, too? You are one talented lady! What pretty colors and your coloring, as usual, makes me swoon!

Julie Koerber said...

Thanks Ms. Essie! :-)

Julie Koerber said...

I taught myself to knit from Youtube! That's a handy little channel -- huh? Thanks for your kind words Berina! :-)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, JUlie, what amazing talents...wonders never cease! I love the cap! Anyway, I love the new Hues to Use and your beautiful card! SO pretty! Hugs!!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

That's a lovely card, with great colours !