We’re back with Power Poppy’s new January Challenge, and Stacy is our hostess this month! She’s given us a fabulous “Winter Blooms” Challenge. Here are the details: "When winter comes, many of us long to say goodbye to the chill and say hello to those cheerful and fresh spring flowers! Did you know there are lots of blooms that sprout at the end of winter (you can cheat and include early spring as well)? How about camellias, crocus, paperwhites, holly, snowdrops, or poinsettias? Let's see how you can bring these pretty little petals and glorious greens to life and enjoy this last bit of winter as well!”
Well, in my winter up in Canada we are a long way from blooms, but a girl can still dream, so it’s fun to celebrate and colour some pretty things that will bloom soon. I picked a lovely Power Poppy set to play with.
It’s been a tough few weeks as people we love, have lost loved ones, so this card is to one of “my girls” that recently lost her mom. I call them my girls still because they were students we had in our youth ministry when we were youth pastors. They are all so special to me still, as I watch them now as young women getting married, starting families and going through all the good and difficult that life brings. I hope this is an encouragement to her and her little family in a very sad time.
I started with Power Poppy’s lovely set Bloomin’ Wonderful. This particular image with the crocuses , snowdrops and pussywillow are also found in one of Power Poppy’s digital images too, Winter Pick Me Up, if you prefer that method of delivery. I stamped in a softer grey ink from Memento, then coloured it up with Copics.
I wanted to keep the overall design simple with some burlap paper, a bit of patterned paper, the yellow seam binding bow and some enamel dots.
A bit of a closer look at the colouring for you. And below the Copics I used.
So we hope you’ll join us with this Winter Bloom Challenge. Play along and you could win a Power Poppy set of your choice! Marcy even set aside a special gallery of which Power Poppy sets would work for the challenge HERE.
Now here’s some more of the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade to inspire you with their Winter Blooms: