Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Creative Confetti: A Walk in the Garden

Hello all and Happy Tuesday! Today, I thought we'd take a trip outside to be inspired by the beauty around us! How many times, when you plant flowers in your yard, reach for the same flowers? The same colors? How do they make you feel? Well, this week's challenge is all about being inspired by those flowers and colors!


HOW TO PLAY: Take a look at your favorite flower or flowers and be inspired! Use your favorite flower in your creation or take the hues of their petals and leaves and use those colors as your creative palette!

On to my creation!

When I decided upon this challenge, I had several flats of flowers on my back patio, just waiting to be planted! So, this one was easy for me. In fact, the picture behind the graphic above is actually of a few of those flowers! One staple that I always use in my patio pots is geraniums. They are hardy, bold in color and bloom with tons of buds waiting in the wings. I love the promise of new color waiting to sprout!


For my creation, since I was being influenced by Geraniums, my choice for inspiration was super easy --  Power Poppy's stamp set Geraniums Take Two! This card is super straight forward. I stamped my image using Memento Espresso Truffle ink. Then, I colored it up with Copic markers, limiting myself to just a few. I used my "scribble" technique, brushing petals willy nilly, using the darker shades in the centers of the petals and working my way out as I go. I used R35, R32, R30 and R0000 for the petals. YG03, YG06, YG61 and YG63 for the leaves and then added a pop of blue using BG0000, BG10 and BG11 in the background for a little more color.

Here's a little closeup for you! 


From there, I matted it all up using a decorative paper with a little graphic punch and a sentiment stamped on black and heat embossed using white detail powder. The sentiment is from the Power Poppy stamp set called Cheerful Columbine, which sadly looks to be sold out at the moment.

By the way, have you checked out the Power Poppy sale that is still going on? There are so many clear sets that are deeply discounted and digital stamp sets that are on sale too! So many fun images that you can get for less!

So, now it's your turn! Take a look at the flowers that inspire you and use those feelings that they evoke... to create! It's just that simple! And, when you do, link up your creation using the linky below! Every single entry will be one more chance at winning a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop!

Until next time, happy stamping!






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2 comments:

ednamburgess said...

Your geranium is beautiful and like that you just used a few markers. Reminds me of all the flowers we planted at home and at the cemetery last Saturday. And we did lots of geraniums. Love them. I planted mostly pink this year. Have that Power Poppy stamp so here I go.

Wendy said...

I am loving your card and coloring!! My favorite flowers are prob peonies, but I have yet to be able to color them well!!! I love your challenge. I love planting and I love all of the lovely colors, especially when the sun comes through the petals and leaves looking like delicate stained glass. Have a wonderful Spring (we're still experiencing Winter here in the high mountains of the Pacific NW!! so it will be a few more weeks for us!!)