Happy Wednesday! We are up with the new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and our lovely Judy is the sketch designer. This one is so clever and I love it.
When I saw the big circle, the first thing that came to mind was this Dahlia XL Stamp by the amazing Marcella Hawley at Power Poppy. Her art always puts me in awe. And her gardening…oh my. Yes, I’m a total fan girl. I was reading my Martha Stewart magazine and saw these and knew I wanted them as inspiration.
My colors fell somewhere in the middle but I’m happy with the peachy hues. Side note, Marcella worked at Martha Stewart for a while. Because she is awesome like that. I tried the sentiment on a circle and it just didn’t work for me so I went with a rectangle and will beg Judy’s forgiveness. To add a little more texture, I used my Torn Strips Stencil (SugarPea Designs) to emboss.
So glad you came to visit today. I hope you are inspired to come over and join our team with the challenge.
Happy middle of the week to you! I am the sketch hostess today over at Freshly Made Sketches and I hope I created a sketch that will be fun for everyone.
With that big panel, I thought it was the perfect time to pull out a big stamp. Dahlia XL from Power Poppy to be exact. I stamped the flower in Versafine Black and colored with my Zig markers. I don’t think I made an actual color combination for a dahlia, but hey…artistic interpretation! *smile* I just wanted to make a bright and happy card and I think this does the job. The sentiment is from the set too and works perfectly for the little panel on the sketch. For the yellow strip, I used some washi tape and put it on a piece of white paper. You get all the effect of the washi but it looks a bit more tailored.
I hope you enjoy the sketch and will consider joining us! The design team has done amazing things with my sketch…I’m always in awe of the different looks all from the same sketch. I’ll be back on Friday with a fun post for Newton’s Nook. Until then, have a great day!
I know this week has been full of posts from me but I have one more for you! I was part of a Product Focus for Splitcoaststampers on Wednesday and now I have a little more time to share that with you. As you may have noticed, I have been featuring the Chameleon Pens and Chameleon Color Tops lately. These projects are part of the review of the Color Tops and today’s card is my final project for it.
I recently got this gorgeous large flower image, Dahlia XL by Power Poppy, and could not wait to have time to color it. I knew immediately that my first time using it just had to be with the Color Tops. Just to put the Chameleon system to the test, I used only one pen and one Color Top and the results are a real wow! The depth of color on this is really extraordinary. You can read my thoughts on the pens (and those of the whole Product Focus team) here: Color Tops Product Focus
I created a short video showing a little more on how the pens work with the tops and how I colored part of this flower. Sometimes it really is just easier to show you!
Once I finished all the coloring, I created a pretty simple card since the flower did all the work. I stamped a sentiment from another Power Poppy set, Vibrant Thanks, using Versafine Onyx Black. Then I put it on a layer of Wisteria Wonder (SU) that is a lovely match to the Lavender tones. I cut the flower so that I could use both sections on the image layer (and yes, I did hesitate just a second before cutting into all that coloring). A few sequins from Studio Katia and SU to highlight the Turquoise as a finish.
If you have any questions about these pens, I’m certainly happy to answer. Just drop me a note here or send a comment over at Splitcoaststampers for the Product Focus team. Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you have a great weekend!
Stamp: Dahlia XL (Power Poppy), Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Wisteria Wonder (SU); Accessories: Misti, Sequins (Studio Katia and SU), Mini Dimensionals, Dimensionals
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