Monday, July 1, 2019

Power Poppy Blog Hop, Featured at Ellen Hutson



Hello, and welcome to the Power Poppy Blog Hop! We are super excited to help share the new goodies being released today! You may have arrived from the blog of Stacy Morgan, but if not, please feel free to start at the beginning with Allison Cope.



There are so many gorgeously detailed images in this new release, it was difficult to figure out what to start with! I picked this fantasy mushroom scene from the Woodland Carpet set. 


I am definitely not a watercolor expert, so I have to admit to being a little nervous at how this was all going to turn out. But, I believe all the fine details in the stamp help to disguise any shortcomings in how they are colored. I started with the mushrooms, decided on a color scheme, and colored all of those. Then I moved on to the leaves, decided what shades of green/pink to use, and colored all the different leaves, taking care to use similar colors for similar types of leaves. Using this formula, and breaking down the image to similar subjects, really helped me from being overwhelmed and made it pretty easy to color the entire scene.


Love the sentiment which is perfect for friends, family and acquaintances. I put a piece of paper over the image when I was done and added a light color wash and dark green spatters to the bottom to help extend the image to the edge of the panel.



 The next set I picked to work with is the stunning Strong and Beautiful set.


Wow! I was impressed with the level of detail on the Woodland Carpet set, and then when I stamped the main image from this set I was so excited to stamp it again, and again, and again! I thought these gorgeous details would really shine on their own, without being colored. I stamped the larger image twice, and then the smaller flower 1-2 times, and the fern 1-2 times. That's it. 

To finish this card I stamped the sentiment directly on the florals, and colored in the alphas to make them stand out a little more.


Using this same formula, I covered the front of a card base in pink florals. Instead of stamping the sentiment directly on top, I stamped a different sentiment on a smaller white panel of cardstock, and wrapped the bottom with a fun fiber. 




Again with a similar formula, I covered the front of a card with purple florals, only this time I first put a strip of washi tape across the top section of the card. I very lightly brushed some purple ink on the blooms, and on either side of the washi tape. 

After removing the washi tape I stamped a sentiment in the remaining white space. The sentiments that come with this set are so well-designed. Not only are they stylish, but I'm always a fan of open lettering so you can color them depending on your overall design. So many different looks this way!



While everything was out, I spend another few minutes to make a green and blue card in this fashion as well. What a great idea for a set of cards for a teacher, your parents, neighbor, anyone who's hard to buy for, or even for a white elephant gift. Instead of coloring in the letters on these final two cards I embossed them in gold and left the insides of the letters white for a more elegant look.

PRIZES:

We've got fun prizes!!! We are giving away $25 to the EH shop and $25 to the Power Poppy shop! To enter for a chance to win, please follow my blog (if you would like to see more) and make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.
  
Your next stop on this hop is Jennifer Dove who has deliciously real raspberries to share with you (well, she made them look like it, anyway)!

Thanks very much for stopping by! I'd also like to invite you to my Instagram to see more new projects and products from several different companies.
-Kelly




Supplies used (including affiliate links, which I'm so appreciative of any purchases):



Woodland Carpet, Power Poppy Clear Stamps

Strong And Beautiful, Power Poppy Clear Stamps

36 Pan Set, Altenew Watercolor Paint

Green Tea, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

It's A Girl, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Sweet Sixteen, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Black Jack, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Mint To Be, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Seafoam, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Life Changing Blender Brush - 4 Piece Broad, Picket Fence Studios (LCB-4)

My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool (6-1/8 X 7)

My Sweet Petunia Bar Magnet

Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk



54 comments:

  1. Wonderful set of cards! Soft and beautiful! :)

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  2. Awesome new stamp sets! I love your beautiful Woodland carpet card and the monochromatic floral cards are great!

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  3. incredible cards.. love all of them
    hugs

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  4. I loved your post with all of the great examples of the stamps used many ways.

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  5. Beautiful cards Kelly and I love all the gorgeous details of this stamp. I also love all the ways you used it to create beautiful cards!

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  6. Such gorgeous cards! love the coloring and the stamping with colored ink!

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  7. I looove your first card here. You make some lovely colors on it. Beautiful coloring 💕

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  8. Your watercoloring on your first card looks superb to me and I love the set of cards idea. They are beautiful as well as your first card.

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  9. The mushrooms on the forest floor, and all of the other vegetation ---so gorgeous! I need this stamp!!!!!!

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  10. WOW!! Love each one of these cards, Kelly! So pretty.

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  11. Wonderful job on all the cards, they looks so springy and delicate!

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  12. Your cards are just gorgeous!

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  13. Awesome cards! Love the first card with the beautiful image and coloring!

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  14. Oh my.... these are wonderful. They are fantastic.

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  15. Oh, Kelly, the first card is so very pretty and wonderfully colored. And then you added the set of cards with minimal colors and those great sentiments! Lots of inspiration - thank you.

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  16. Beautiful cards Kelly. Love how you made a whole set of cards from the one stamp set.

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  17. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you.

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  18. Love that monochromatic look of all your cards and my favorite new stamp Woodland Carpet.

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  19. You did great on your colouring of that sweet image. Back in Novermber, I used two of Marcella's digital images to create two Christmas cards, and I agree that it really helps that Marcella has put in so many details as to the shading.
    Also love your set of quick and CAS cards. Isn't it fun to be able to create similar yet different cards by tweaking the design elements?
    Marianne x

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  20. Love ALL of your cards! The bright spring colors on the Woodland Carpet set, the bling fiber, and all the colors for the flowers - just makes you want to smile!

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  21. Awesome group of cards! I especially like the mushroom scene!

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  22. Love the little patch of happy in the garden and your soft color palette

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  23. Beautiful cards! I love the set of cards you created in different colors.

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  24. Loving these new sets especiallay the way you have showcased them.

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  25. What a fabulous array of cards, Kelly. The coloring of your forest scene on the first is stunning...the single color background designs of the others are simply lovely. Thanks for sharing all of them.

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  26. Love the woodland card you have posted!

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  27. Your Monochromatic cards are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. I like the woodland card, but never saw a pink snail :)

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  29. This is my favorite set and you created a gorgeous card with it, love the soft colors you used and the way you framed it.
    Beautifully done!!!
    XO

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  30. This set is so beautiful. I love these soft colors. I have seen it in autumn colors too and it is equally beautiful. This hop is really bringing so much from the release that would otherwise be missed. Love that, thank you.

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  31. These are all beautiful. I love the woodland carpet card.

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  32. Love the soft colors on your card.

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  33. LOve your woodland card. it's one of my favorites of this new release. Your colors were so soft as well. Peaceful to look at.

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  34. Awesome cards! Love the soft tones and the wonderful stamps! Amazing!

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  35. My favorite individual cards are the woodland scene- I'm transported to fairland! - but what I love most of all about your post is that you showed how versatile the large floral stamp works with virtually any sentiment!

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  36. You do amazing things with open lettering. All your cards are delightful.

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  37. I have recently "discovered" Power Poppy...I'm truly in love with all beautiful talent that is shared. I wish I could illustrate as Marcella but the next best thing - I can color!

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  38. Awesome cards Kelly, I love your beautiful colouring with the Woodland Carpet set. The set of cards with the Strong and Beautiful stamps set is stunning. I knew it was a great stamp set but never thought of not colouring it, this is such a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome inspiration.

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  39. Love your beautiful cards! Great new stamps!

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  40. Awesome cards....love them all!

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  41. Pretty, pretty cards. So delicate.

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  42. So pretty. Love the colors.

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  43. Beautiful cards!! So soft and serene!!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly