Friday, August 8, 2014

Fresh Apples

It's that time again..The Power Poppy Pop Goes the World Challenge. This week we travel to Portofino, Italy.  The challenge is to use the above pictured colors in your creation. Here is a link to the challenge: Power Poppy Pop Goes the World

 I chose the newly released Farmers Market stamp set. 

These apples are so fun to color.  I am a huge fan of apples. We planted 2 apple trees to memorialize a family member this last fall.  I didn't realize it takes 2-4 years for them to produce. I will just have to color this image while I patiently wait. 

I used turquoise, red, yellow and green to match the challenge rules this week.  We eat a lot of organic produce and I love that Marcella added the word organic to the apple crate. 

Copic colors I used are:  
 E30,35, 37

Here are the challenge rules:

THE CHALLENGE: Be inspired by the beauty of this photo and use at least three out of the four colors we've highlighted. Choose from shades of turquoise or yellow or red or a little bit of grassy green in your creation! Simply use a Power Poppy stamp set, these colors and link up your creation to be in the running! 

·                  Using the Linky over on the Power Poppy Blog and link up to the exact post featuring your card
·                  Use one of Power Poppy's images -- any one will do!
·                  Be sure to list the Power Poppy Challenge in your post or gallery write up
·                  If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, be sure to use the keyword PPWORLD2
·                  Entries will be accepted up until August 31st at 5PM EST.
·                  Winners will be announced Friday, September 5th and the person chosen wins a Power Poppy stamp set of choice!

Now check out the Bloom Brigades creations for a little inspiration:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunny Harvest

Welcome to day 2 of the Power Poppy new release.  Sunflowers are another way to usher in the fall season.  I have so many that are blooming in my garden right now.  

Bittersweet and Chinese lanterns.  What a wonderful combination.  Bittersweet has a very special meaning to my family.  My dad has a patch he picks each fall and puts it on my mom's resting place on her birthday.  She always loved it and would decorate our house in the fall with the bittersweet we would pick and dry.  

I stamped out my image onto X-Press it cardstock and colored it with the following Copic markers:

Y15,17,19, YR09, 04, R14,29, YG13, 25, B000

It is so difficult to photograph oranges and reds.  But they are my favorite colors.  

Now check out what the Bloom Brigade has for you:  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Farmer's Market

Welcome to day one of Power Poppy's new release.  As we usher in the fall months with the sound of the cicadas and the smell of bonfires who doesn't think of apple season, farmers fresh produce, and pumpkins.  This set is sure to fulfill all those needs.

Living near the mountains of North Carolina allows us to have fresh apples in the fall.  The orchards here are full of people and it is always a fun time to say the least.  Apple pies, turnovers and sauce are all on my list this fall.  
This beautiful set is sure to please.  I stamped my image onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers Y13,15, R59, 27, YG 03,17, E30,35,37,55,99 and N5.

Pretty simple card but I like to make it simple when you have an amazing image to color. The sentiments and the rest of the stamps in this set are perfection.

Now hop on over to the rest of the Bloom Brigade to see what they have in store for you:  

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Power Poppy's Release Sneak

It's almost time for Power Poppy's new release.  Check back tomorrow for all the fun.  You will find yourself falling in love with all the yummyness.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Find Your Eternity

It's time for the Power Poppy of the Week Challenge...

Welcome to Free For All Friday over on the Power Poppy Blog.  I love these Friday's because you can create with any Power Poppy stamp.  This digital image is available over at the Power Poppy store:  Arranging Roses

 Roses and strawberries in a country pitcher.  Oh my.  

I used Copic colors R14, R22, R24, R29, Y13, Y19, YG03, and G94

You could be chosen for our next Power Poppy Peep of the Week and get a cool Power Peep badge for your blog. All you have to do is use Power Poppy stamps to create, and link up your card or creation to the Power Poppy Blog. Check out all the details HERE.

Our Bloom Brigade designers have whipped up a whole bunch of fun — won’t you come with us to check out their latest, and maybe find some inspiration of your own?