The Blossom Challenge: Glassy-Eyed!

Welcome to our second The Blossom Challenge from Power Poppy!  We had such a great time perusing your beautiful challenge entries from last month’s The Blossom Challenge of April Showers Bring May Flowers.  Last month’s winner will be at the end of the post!  

I’m your host Christine and this month we’ve got a fun theme called Glassy-Eyed!  We invite you to use an image that is in glass or under glass on your design.  So dig into your Copics, Pencils or watercolour, and any Power Poppy image with glass.  You could even be totally artsy and use a Power Poppy image and draw your own glass vase, snowglobe or cloche!  

Today I’m using the NEW image from Power Poppy called Accentuate the Positive.  What a gorgeous array of flowers and fruit around this pretty mason jar! I printed the image quite lightly for colouring and then used Copics and Prismacolour Pencils to brighten up the blooms.  One of my favourite varieties of Zinnia is Queen Red Lime, they have such a nice fade between lime and rosy red, so I tried to give the flower on the lower right that treatment in my colouring.  

I have a short tutorial on my blog on what I think are important features of colouring glass HERE.  

Things I like to consider when colouring something in or under glass.  
  • Where the light is reflecting on the glass
  • The width of the glass for colouring, and the bottom edges (if in a vase)
  • Will the glass be coloured or clear
  • Will there be a water level be and will you define it
  • How stems refract and colour fades in water
Marcy has graciously given a special 25% OFF price on some of her best glassy images again during this challenge, all of these beauties on sale are linked here:  

Accentuate the Positive
Cuppa Cupcake
Cuppa Buttercups
Hyacinth Bulb in Glass
Nest is Best
Seaside Sweetness
Single Orchid
Snowglobe Greetings
Sweet & Sugary Snowglobe
Tabletop Tree
Tiny Treasures
Volumes of Beauty
Well Hello Dahlia
Wildflower Mini
Zinnia Parade 

Challenge Details:  We hope you can join us for the challenge this month and create something in or under glass with Power Poppy images! You could win a $20 Gift Code to the Power Poppy store!  Link up your creation BELOW!   

Remember: You MUST use a Power Poppy image somewhere on your design to be included in the Glassy-Eyed challenge.  Entries close on July 16th at NOON.  

Last month’s The Blossom Challenge May Flowers RANDOMLY DRAWN WINNER IS.....Liz Williams with her beautiful Pure Prairie Bouquet!  Congratulations Liz.  Contact Marcy at for your prize code!  

Here’s some gorgeous Glassy inspiration from The Bloom Brigade:  

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Cynthia said...

Congrats Liz! Lovely inspiration from the Team.

Henri√ętte Creatively Happy said...

A little late but heartfelt congratulations Liz.

Your card an colouring is stunning Christine, totally love the two toned flosers.

Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and for the glass colouring tutorial on your blog.

Thank you also to The Bloom Brigade for their gorgeous inspiration.

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

This is an excellent challenge! I’m excited to try a new technique.

KathyA. said...

I've been recovering from major surgery the last month, and just realized that I hadn't posted both of the cards I had created for this challenge. Was glad to get the last one posted before it closed. And look forward to the next challenge. (So glad you are back providing inspiration... and some nice discounts. Thanks Bloomies and Marcella!) Kathy Asper (aka myasperations)