Creative Confetti: "Pop" goes the flower

It's Happy Tuesday, Hello all! I bet you are wondering what this title means. "Pop" goes the flower? Well, that's what this week's challenge is all about! I have learned that if you want your image to stand out, you need shading to push it out front by coloring the background in a darker shade to... make it pop!

HOW TO PLAY: Stamp your image for your project, color it up and then color the background too.  Make sure that it is a dark color and that will make your image "pop".  If you are hesitant to color the background, you can just start with dark card stock, or you can cut out your image and adhere it to a dark card base.  Whatever you decide, just go for it. It will be fun. Remember that everyone has a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop.

On to my creation!

I will be honest with you, I made this card and when it turned out OK, I wrote this post.  Sorry that I have no in-process pictures.  I promise that next time I will do better. I do have a surprise later, so stay tuned. For this card, I used the stamp set called Abundant Petals by Power Poppy.  After stamping it with Versamark and a champagne embossing power, I colored it with Copic markers. The flower is colored with YR68, YR21, Y17, and Y38. The leaves are colored with YG03, YG17, YG21, and YG67. And, my background is B24.

Here is the surprise that I mentioned before. I am adding this card that I made after taking Amy Schulke's class. It is another example of that dark background that makes everything "Pop".

This card uses the stamp from Power Poppy called Take a Deep Breath. This background has Distress ink in Chipped Sapphire and Mermaid Lagoon sponged on using the masking technique. 

Now it is your turn!  Roll up our sleeves and start coloring up those images.  I can't wait to see what you do to make your flowers POP! Remember you can win a $25 gift code if you enter, so don't forget to link up your creation using the linky below! 

Before I let you go, we do need to draw the winner from our fabulous July entries! 

Random.org threw all the names in a pot and drew this lucky card maker as our winner....


Lucy created this lovely card from last week's Make It Your Way Challenge. Her birth month is May and her initials, L & E, which means she had to use a flower and use the colors pink and green. I think she nailed the challenge with this beauty of a card!

Lucy, to claim your prize, all you need to do is email Marcella at bloom@powerpoppy.com and she will get your $25 winning code right to you so that you can make a fun stop to the Power Poppy Shop! 

Can't wait to see what you all create this week! 

Until next time!

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KathyA. said...

Barbara, your cards are both wonderful! I don't usually color the backgrounds so will give this a try. And Congrats to Lucy. Your card is striking. Have fun shopping!

Lucy E. said...

Oh how exciting! Thank you! Email will be on its way shortly 😃

Camille Short said...

Oooh, your samples are FABULOUS! I love the reality your always achieve in your flowers.

Cynthia said...

Congrats to Lucy! Thank you for the fun challenge and lovely inspiration!