Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hues to Use with Lisa!

Hello Friends! Remember when... a few weeks ago... I shared that we would be having guests join us from time to time with our weekly Hues to Use color combo challenge? Well, sweet peeps, the day has finally arrived and we are giddy to be sharing the work of one of those guests!

First things first, bear with me as I get to a bit of the background on this week's hues! Oh my, be still my heart as I share this picturesque scene from Marcy's recent vacation. Don't you love the way the dappled light falls on that brick-paved walkway? Ahhh... some days I wish I could teleport. I would LOVE to just jump into that scene right now! That, I've decided, would be the ultimate super power.

So, just in case you wondered, Marcella took this pic just outside the Williamsburg Inn on a recent jaunt with her kiddos to see the D.C. area and then some. I don't have a green thumb, so I can't look at that blossoming beauty and say that's a.... such-and-such blossoming fancy schmancy beautiful tree of the genus gorgeous maximus, but I am sure Marcy will be able to chime in on the comments section to tell us! ;-) I would guess it's a cherry blossom but??? It is lovely just the same!

Moving on! We have a guest designer to introduce! One that is going to show off this week's hues in her own special way. So, put your hands together if you will for the fabulous......

"Hello to everyone out there in Power Poppy land! I'm Lisa J and I live in beautiful Alaska with my husband of over 23 years. We're about to be empty nesters, as our youngest will be heading off to college in a few weeks to study film. Two of our other kids live out of state and our oldest lives across the valley from us. I work nights for our local school district so that will leave me at home during the day with our 4 dogs and 2 cats. Luckily, they all love to keep me company in my craft room when I'm creating! I've been stamping since 1994 and if I'm not outdoors looking for moose and other Alaska wildlife I'm usually in my craft room. I'm thrilled to be a guest on Hues to Use this week!

Moving on to my card....
The pink in this week's Hues to Use really pops so I wanted to make sure the image I used highlighted that color. The digital set Bees in Foxglove was a great way to have the pink take center stage. Fun fact - foxglove doesn't normally survive in my part of Alaska because of the winters, but it is quite prevalent down in SE Alaska.

After printing out my image I die cut it out with a rectangle panel and I used my Copics R81, R83 and R85 to color in the foxglove blooms. The leaves and stems were colored with Copics YG03 and YG25. I threw in a bit of Y04 to color the bees visiting the foxglove.

To bring in that light sandy color I used the same die I cut the image panel with to cut a piece of sandy colored patterned paper. I also used the die to cut a piece of pink patterned paper and set both of those at angles behind the main image panel. The card base is green embossed with a large polka dot folder, carrying on the polka dot theme of the patterned paper.

To finish off the card I used the sentiment from the Bees in Foxglove set, changing the color of the text to green. I cut the sentiment panel to the size I wanted and then cut the corners with a round corner punch and adhered it to the front of the card.

Thank you again to Julie and Power Poppy for having me as a guest this week!

No Lisa, thank YOU! I have to say, having a guest take a stab at the weekly colors is going to be the favorite part of my week! And guess what, now it is YOUR turn. Take Lisa's lead and give those colors a whirl. We can't wait to see what you create. Who knows, your card could be just the nudge we need to ask YOU to be a guest designer for the week.


To get on our radar, simply play along! We want to see you work your magic using these color combos! If chosen from one of the week's linkys, we'll share the color combo for your hosting week, gift you with a digital stamp set of your choice and then, you go to town creating! So get those fingers inky and show us your stuff by linking up your creation below!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. What a gorgeous Hues to Use for this week, and I love the colors and this amazing photo...yes, Julie I'm all for teleporting! Hehe! Congratulations, Lisa, on a well-deserved guest designer spot here on the Power Poppy blog. I love your card and love the beautiful design and coloring! It's stunning! What fun to learn a little more about you and to see a photo of you and your DH! Hugs!

  2. Beautiful colors!! Congratulations Lisa! Your card is stunning!! Beautiful coloring.

  3. Congrats Lisa!! LOVE your home state! I only got to see a small portion, but I was hooked! And your card is absolutely beautiful!! I love your vibrant pinks and greens!!

  4. So glad your a guest designer, Lisa. This card is so lovely in pink. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Julie, it appears that the tree you are referring to is a Crape Myrtle which blooms in a variety of colors (not all on the same tree of course) during the summer. They are quite prevalent in the South. All the best-Donna Gourley

    1. Thank you so much Donna!!! I knew there would be a green thumb out there that would come to my rescue! :-)


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