Howdy do, friends! We’re taking a break from our regular Tuesday’s Hues to Use inspiration (you can always check the archives if you’re in need of a fresh color palette or to upload your card).
Today we’re letting the Instant Gardener design team loose with our brand new digital stamp set, Merriest Berries. You may have gotten a glimpse of it when Kathy Racoosin of the Daily Marker posted her take on the opening day of the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge (woo hoo!), or maybe you saw my version during this weekend’s blog hop and giveaway ... but folks, YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET!
But before we share the list of inspiring designers participating in today’s celebration of Merriest Berries, I have some HUGE NEWS! We have a new member of our Instant Gardener digital team to introduce. This is a woman whose work struck me the first time I saw it over three years ago — and she has continued to captivate me with every papercrafting project she digs her glitter-speckled fingers into. Let’s give a joyous welcome to our newest Instant Gardener, Elizabeth Zaffarano.
You can see Elizabeth’s work on her colorful Instagram feed @saffronkingfisher, where she shares process shots that are as beautiful as the finished product, explains her thinking behind her design direction, mulls over color combinations, and shares the pretty objects and influences that inspire her always outside-the-box ideas. Elizabeth is reviving her blog, where you can see lots of her past projects: https://saffronkingfisher.wordpress.com
Hi there! I’m so delighted to be joining Power Poppy as an Instant Gardener! Power Poppy’s very first release of Azaleas and Springtime Love got me hooked on coloring, and I haven’t stopped since! I mostly color with Copics, but dabble in colored pencils and watercolors too. And I love to transform my coloring into cards, boxes, envelopes - the sky’s the limit!
I live in San Diego, California with my husband, where he graciously shares the dining room table with all of my paper crafting endeavors.
Yay, welcome, Elizabeth, we have LOVED (and been in awe of) your Inspire Me Monday guest posts, and now we get to have you around the Power Poppy scene a lot more often.... everybody wins!
So let’s go see what our designers have come up with using Merriest Berries... and I’m going to warn you, each one is as unique as can be. You will not see the same color scheme used twice!! These ladies are POWER PLAYERS, I tell you!! I marvel at their creativity and I know that their hard work and practice coloring and working with patterns and layouts through the years has paid off - and it can for YOU, TOO! Take some inspiration today and keep on honing your skills, my dears, because you too can get to this level.
Sharing cards today, we have:
Enjoy all of the eye candy, and don’t forget that this set comes with THREE versions of the berries and ribbons, along with sentiments. This is an image you’ll really enjoy coloring, and as our designers show us, it’s easy never to make the same card twice!
In case you’re wondering... we will be releasing NEW clear stamps for Fall and Holiday in October — STAY TUNED FOR DEETS!