Hello Power Poppy Fans! Today we’re ushering a brand new month long challenge for you! This month Katie has challenged us to create “Gifts from the Heart”. Here’s what she had to say about it.
"This month’s Power & Spark challenge is all about giving. We all know the paper crafting community has some of the biggest, giving hearts around so let’s celebrate that with “Gifts from the Heart”. Show us your creative ways of gift presentations or a hand crafted gift….or both! Try stamping your own wrapping paper, decorate your own gift bag or tag, craft a gift set of note cards....youchoose how to show your art and heart for a special someone. Even though the holidays are just around the corner, any time is a great time for gift giving so this challenge is open for any occasion. We can’t wait to see what you create!"
I decided to do some creative packaging for a Birthday gift with our lovely Poppies set. I created a card, gift tag and matching wrapping paper. I really love the look of red poppies on Kraft paper, so I pulled out the prisamcolor pencils and started with the card.
I really wanted to give my Silhouette Sketch pens another go, so I created the black background with a bronze coloured sketch pen and this beautiful medallion image. On the cardstock here it looks almost white - but in real life it is bronze. I doodled in the inside of the outlines with a Spica black pen and then the white prismacolour pencil. The medallion almost has the look of intricate doodling - or even mehndi art.
Just some simple looped ribbon and black pearls finish it off. The sentiment is from Power Poppy’s Go Wild set.
Now for the tag I printed the medallion onto Kraft wrapping paper and then outlined part of the design in white prismacolor pencil and some of the design with the Spica pen in black, stamping the Poppy in the middle and giving it some colour.
And for the wrapping paper, I used another 12 x 12 inch section on my Silhouette machine, enlarged the medallion to fit the entire size and used the Sketch Pen in bronze again and had the machine sketch it out. Then colouring in the white and black sections the same way I did on the tag. Now I have everything I need for some pretty packaging on the next present!
Here’s the gang playing along today...
Christine Okken (you are here)
See you tomorrow for another one of our fabulous new digital designs Marcy has in store for us!