Friday, May 16, 2014

Turn Over a Blue Leaf

We’re back for another fantastic challenge with Power Poppy this week!  To match Marcy’s Mixtape love we’ve got a very fun Album Cover inspiration this week to get your creativity started.  

There are a million different ways you could go with this inspiration that would be really fun.  I chose to do something that would stretch me a little, and went for a Mixed-Media feel with our beautiful Instant Garden Digital set Peonies.  I printed the flowers on Cougar White Opaque and then gave them some different treatments with sponging, ink splotching, a little watercolor feel with light blues, dark blues and greys, and then adding some embossing paste through a Tim Holtz stencil allowing all of that to dry.  I printed a second peony image, colouring it up with some soft blues in Copics and added that on top of the design to give it some dimension.  Finally I finished off the colouring with a little Prismacolor pencil work in grey.   

Here you can see a close up of the different applications and the sentiment from our Polymer set Good Thinking Renewal, as well as some of the embellishments.  

I set it in the sun so that you could see the sparkle (I added some Mr. Huey’s Spray) and the pretty glitter strip made from Scor Tape and glitter.  

So jump in on the challenge!  You have a couple more weeks to finish this challenge or our Pop Goes the World Challenge and you could be in the running for Power Poppy Stamps!  And just WAIT till you see our June release!

HERE’s a link to THE OFFICIAL RULES for this week’s Challenge.  

Here’s the beautiful Bloom Brigade girls that jumped in on the challenge!  Hop on over and see.....

Allison Cope
Christine Okken (you are here)
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber

There are more ways to WIN Power Poppy Goodness!

Did you know that if you follow the Power Poppy boards over on Pinterest you could win the entire release for June? Yep, you can! And on top of all of that, if you follow us you'll be staying in touch with instant inspiration! The Power Poppy boards are chocked full of Bloom Brigade creations and they are all categorized by set! So, if you don't follow us yet, just log into your Pinterest account, click HERE and then click on the red "Follow All" button. We'll draw one lucky name from all of our followers and the winner will be announced on June 2nd after we unveil our fun-filled June release!


Leslie Miller said...

Uh, WOW, Christine! I'm speechless. Taking digis to a new level, for sure. Your ART is fabulous!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done! Love the colour combo and well done with the modellign paste and splatter!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is gorgeous Christine love it.

gr karin

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow, so love that background, great texture and love the buttons sprinkled around too :) so neat that you gave the flower dimension too!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card! Love all the techniques that you used to give this q very unique and artistic flair. This was a most inspiring challenge. I just had to stop everything when I saw it and create a card.