Hello everybody! It's the start of a new month and actually, the start of a new year for Power Poppy! Yes, TODAY marks the 2nd birthday of this fine, fun, FANTASTIC company. Thanks to all of YOU who have joined us in the journey to create a little art, share a lot of joy and.... Live in FULL Bloom!
To help us mark this momentous occasion, Marcella has a few gifts up her sleeve! Isn’t that just like her? It’s her company’s birthday and she wants to give YOU the gifts! ;-) So, stay tuned for the deets on that at the end of this post...
With the mark of a new month, we have a brand-spankin’-new Power & Spark Challenge and this one will have you stretching the bounds of your coloring creativity! I was a wee bit nervous to take this one on but I am so glad I did because it did indeed challenge me to think out of the box! So, without further ado...
Ms. Christine Okken is the hostess for this colorific quest to create something wonderful with — just THREE markers! Did I hear you gasp? You can’t fathom picking just three? Yes, I know, it sounds like a true (and FUN) challenge! Here’s how Christine explains it:
Have you heard about the 3 Marker Challenge? Google it to find tons of videos on YouTube that show artists creating with only 3 markers. The real rules say you have to choose 3 markers at random (close your eyes and just pick) and whatever you pull out, you colour with! There’s some pretty creative things out there and really gifted artists. For this month with Power Poppy, I’m going to go a little easier on you. I’m asking you to choose one of three options:
1. Pick three markers from the same colour family to create a monochromatic design
2. Pick three markers from complementary colour families - (this will be easier to blend, for example red, yellow, orange or blue, green, purple)
3. Or, for the courageous or expert: Pick three random markers and colour away!
Remember only 3 markers! They can be alcohol-based or water-based, your choice. Use only 3 markers to colour!
And just to prove how masterfully she aced this challenge, check out her creation using Power Poppy’s Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher. It’s a brand new digital stamp set over at the Power Poppy Shop!
Did you notice that she shaded her aqua pitcher with... the green? Oh my! Now that, my friends, is showing us how it’s done! :-)
THE OFFICIAL RULES:
So, let’s see you pick (blindfolded or not) three markers and marvel at your ability to take this challenge on! After you whip up your 3-Color Wonder, be sure to link up your creation below!
Being that it is the first Friday of April, it also means we get to share one lucky card-maker who won March’s Power & Spark Challenge thanks to Random.org! So, after all the entries were thrown into that computerized and magical winner picker, the number chosen was.....
That means the winner is.......
And, just because we love to share, check out Donna’s take on the Peek-A-Book Sketch Challenge. I absolutely adore how she has just elements of the Springtime Love, Bloomin' Wonderful, and Simply Camellias stamp sets. She fussy cut them to adorn the cut outs in the sketch. So springy! So colorful! Such a clean & classy take on this sketch!
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Before we get to the Bloomies and their wonderful weekly creations, we interrupt this special blog post to bring you a birthday announcement from the Chief Peep — Marcella Hawley herself!
Power Poppy is turning 2. WOOHOO! We want to THANK YOU, our sweet and encouraging peeps around the world, for helping us spread the botanical abundance and zest for life. Your creativity, love, and generosity of spirit is SO STRONG! We are thrilled to kick off another year of flowering and empowering together.
From Friday through Monday, we're offering 20% OFF all Stamps, Digital & Clear. Use discount code: MARCELLA at checkout to receive the special savings. PLUS, for four days only we have a special birthday digi for only TWO BUCKS! Visit Power Poppy to learn more. xo, ~marcella
Thanks Marce! What a fun way to celebrate two fabulous years of Power Poppy GOODNESS! Speaking of Power Poppy goodness, time to pass the baton to our wonderful Bloomies. Be sure to check out these fine ladies below and see what they whipped up for your viewing pleasure! I should point out that the Bloom Brigade were asked to be the Guest Designers for the April edition of CardMaps over at Pagemaps.com -- what an honor!!! So, dear friends, you have even more inspiration HERE!
Have a great weekend!