Thursday, May 29, 2014

Play Ball!

Welcome back to another great day of new stamps at Power Poppy!  I’m so excited to show off today’s set!  It’s perfect for masculine or sports designs...and since I have a boy playing Slo Pitch this season, I’m happy to introduce to you.... Play Ball!

I started with this amazing image that Marcy illustrated...I just love the combination of elements together.  I worked really hard on the colouring to give it a lot of richness.  So I used both Copics to start with and then finished it off with Prismacolor pencils for extra depth.  Don’t you love the pennant that’s also in the set?  There’s an assortment of sentiments that will fit in the pennant perfectly.  

Here you can see I also stamped the red leather threads that sew the baseball together onto the red patterned paper.  I love that it’s a separate stamp too!  For accent I added some Candi that I had coloured with my Copics with a woodgrain feel.  

I used so many Copics that I could barely fit them in the cup - sorry these are a bit fuzzy.  I’ll list them too.  W1, W2, W5, E50, E51, E31, E33, E35, E33, E39, E29, E37, E39, E43, E79, R24, R27, R29, YR30, B60, B63, B66, B24, B26, B91, B95)

And here’s the Prismacolors I used as well.  

And now....enter the fabulous Bloom Brigade!  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Tosha Leyendekker

And be sure to stop by the Power Poppy Blog to see what Marcy has for behind the scenes footage of this great set.


Liz Williams said...

I love this set!! Wow, thanks for all the wonderful ideas about how to use it. The bloom Brigade is just a grand slam themselves!! Thanks for this peek.

Jerri Jimenez said...

So adorable, Christine! I wish I could have gotten my guys involved with baseball. They only sports they liked were football (Daniel), wrestling (Stephen) and Tai Kwon Do (both). I wanted something with less physical contact . . . LOL!

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured image and a great card. Love playing ball :)

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely amazing Christine! I love your colouring of all the ball equipment. I love your card design too! Wonderful inspiration!

Julie Koerber said...

Rich doesn't even begin to cover the fabulous coloring that you've got going on here girl! I love everything down to the little background scribbles that you've added! Beautiful layout as well -- Perfection, my dear -- perfection!

Judy Sander said...

No wonder your coloring looks so fantastic. Lots of color prods. Love your card.

Leslie Miller said...

You have a real knack for making a guy card look beautiful, but still masculine. Absolutely gorgeous, Christine!

Cheryl W. said...

What a fantastic card. Your coloring is so amazing! I love the look of these vintage-style stamps.

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic coloring, love the vintage feel to it and great layout, with the stitching and stitched stamping!

Katie Sims said...

Christine, my jaw literally dropped when I saw your fabulously colored image! Girl, you totally have shown off Marcy's darling image to it's fullest! What an amazing card! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Okay these sports ones as I told Kathy are my favorite of the release. Each has been so stink cool. And yours is colorful and FUN! The wood grain brads along the side are fabulous. Super super cool!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Mmm...this is the perfect combo of colors, details, and fabulous coloring, my friend! Love this one SO much!