Today we are excited to celebrate the first Birthday of our fabulous Power Poppy, the creative genius of none other than Marcella Hawley! It has been an absolute delight seeing this company come alive and bloom this past year. It is always an honour and pleasure to create with these images, and with my sweet friends on the team.
Marcy has magical sparkle-dust when it comes to illustrating and her heart goes into everything she does with Power Poppy, from the drawings and concepts, to the thought and care she puts into hand-drawn sentiments, the joyful chatter and creativity she shares with us and on the blog, to the way she hand-wraps all her orders with a pretty ribbon, a touch of washi tape or a sweet little note. She's the real deal. Her joy and enthusiasm for life shines out and I really believe her company reflects that. We love working for her and love bringing her images to life on our creations.
Marcy Poppins, you are a gem! I love your playful, heartfelt, thoughtful spirit. I love the way you embrace love and life and how you share that. Can't wait to see what this next year holds, and I hope you enjoy our little surprise Blog Hop to celebrate!
To celebrate I pulled out one of my favourite little sets Potted Primroses to create some vibrant spring fun. I seem to be very into orange lately, and primroses come in this lovely colour too, so I brought the sunshine! And hey, it matches the Power Poppy logo too :) It's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto XPress It Blending Card-stock, cutting it out with a Picot Edge Spellbinders Die.
The background paper is Kaisercraft's Cherry Blossom and it has shimmer on some sheets including this geometric design in orange. I thought it would also be fun to do some little birthday banners along the bottom hanging on Baker's Twine. I used an A2 Border die to cut the pinked edge along the bottom, adding the fun sentiment from the set in the middle.
Here's a closeup of the colouring and the Copics I used below.
Now, all of us Bloom Brigade girls are getting together to celebrate, so I hope you can visit each of us....and you don't want to miss out, there's even more fun at the Power Poppy Blog too! I don't want to spill the whole secret.....but it involves $100 gift certificate to the Power Poppy Shop that you won't want to miss!
Christine Okken (you are here)
And don't forget....our April Stamp Set release starts this Sunday! We can't wait to show you what's in bloom!