Friday, March 27, 2020

Black Beauty Orchid Watercolour

Popping in with some rich watercolours paired with this lovely design from Power Poppy called Ruffled Wild Orchids.  You know, in my head as I was colouring these I was thinking irises...they’re not irises....they’re Cattelya Orchids, but I gave them some deep colouring a bit like some Black Beauty Irises with tones of blue and purples, and then tones of black.   I have a paint from Daniel Smith that I really love, it’s Lunar Black.  It’s this beautiful shade of black with purple undertones and it’s awesome for adding shadows and for a pretty background like I added here as well.  

The sentiment in the circle is from the set Loving Tulips (on sale right now!) 

And a final peek at the sequins, scalloped dies to accent and ombre patterned paper to match the ombre of the watercolouring.  

Don’t forget about the Power Poppy Sale going on right now.  A number of items are already sold out!  There are great deals on polymer stamps and many digital images as well.  

Now for more inspiration please visit my creative sisters....
Christine (you are here)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wash Your Hands

Hi Friends!  Hope you’re all tucked in and safe in your spaces.  A few days ago I posted my work in progress of this fun image on Instagram, so now that it’s finished and already on display at home, I thought I’d give you a look here as well.  It’s a brand new digital colouring sheet from Power Poppy called Wash Your Hands, and it’s a steal of a deal at $1.99.  I printed it up to be 5 x 7 and then gave it some colour with Copics and Prisamcolour Pencils.  It’s it a fun image?  I love positive messages right now rather than fear-producing ones  None of us need that.  So, it was totally peaceful to spend some time bringing this to life.  I love the colour combination as it seems so cheerful as well.  

Here’s another shot of it flat-lay that gives you a different view, just not showing as much contrast in the image.  In real life all the bubbles have tones of whatever colour is near them.  

So if you’re looking for something inexpensive, and positive to spend some time on...pop on by Power Poppy for this one...and lots more on an amazing sale too!  

Monday, March 23, 2020


How are all of you doing out there?  Our little family is staying in place in our little house. I’ve had the flu - just the regular flu, but we’ve been socially isolating for more than a week because of it.  And,  by the end of Spring break we’ll have a Church Office, a Grade 4/5 English/Spanish Teacher’s Classroom, and a Grade 11 Student Classroom all running out of our home.  All 1100 square feet of it.  Amazing isn’t it?   Our son said the other day - “it’s a good thing our family get’s along”, and trust me we have our moments where we don’t, but each day we sit down to say what we’re grateful for, and like most of you I’m sure being alive and safe is a big one.  

Today,  I’m bringing you a cheerful little scene  - that’s also following just the right amount of social distancing!  I’ve created it with MFT Piggy Pebbles and Scene Builder using lots of masking to pull it all together.  These little piggies are so sweet and it makes me long for the acid green of early spring.  

Just a couple of iridescent sequins in a couple of places add some sparkle, but the colouring with Copics and Prismacolour Pencils has lots of pizzazz on it’s own.  

Stay safe friends, praying you feel peace and can lift your eyes for your own gratitude journal today.  

Friday, March 20, 2020

Birthday Shrooms and Sales!


For all of us who are feeling hidden and tucked into the spaces we call home these days, I have a warm and earthy design for you today from Power Poppy using two of Marcy’s beloved Mushroom sets, Miraculous Mushrooms Digital and the Wild Mushrooms Stamp Set.   I printed the Fly Agaric mushroom trio large enough to be able to get some really good colouring in there and then used Copic Markers, finishing off some of the detailing in Prismacolor Pencils.  They are the most fun to colour with their bright and cheery reds, yellows and oranges.  I used some Kraft ink to distress the edges of the XPress It Blending cardstock to warm it up and enhance that earthy feel.  

For the background I stamped a number of the images from the Wild Mushrooms set onto Kraft paper in Kraft ink and distressed the edges as well.  I love when you can tie sets together like that and create your own background paper.  I did add a touch of polka dotted red designer paper because it pairs so perfectly with the mushrooms.   A wee wood veneer heart that I’ve dragged through ink accents the design.

The sentiment comes from another Power Poppy set, Party Time.  This set is on the SALE List that Marcy is announcing today.  It’s one of my favourite little Birthday sets and its going to be 30% off!  

And now for the SALE News!  Marcy’s giving us a STORE WIDE STOCK-UP Stamp Clearance!  There are Discounts of 30%, 40%, or 50% off on select stamps sets, as well as a $5 Mystery Bin!  And there will be free Shipping on orders $50 or more!  

Pop on over to be inspired by:

Barbara W
Christine (you are here)
Barbara C


Friday, March 13, 2020

Rosy Violets with Prismacolor Pencils

Today I’m bringing you a bountiful bouquet from Power Poppy using pencils for a change.  I started with the Power Poppy's Flower Bomb Digital Stamp Set and brought it to life with Prismacolor Pencils.  Slowing building colour up with light pencil strokes and lots of layers.  I love the combination of blue-purple especially paired with red, as I think it makes a striking combination.  

The design is die-cut with a Spellbinder’s die, and I threaded some baker’s twine through the design.  Seeing as the die looks a bit like eyelet lace, I paired it with an eyelet lace looking embossing folder.  All that textured white is so pretty with the colours of the image.  The sequins aren’t really turquoise, but a clear iridescent and they shine different colours depending on the way you turn the card.  

For the sentiment I cut out the word “beautiful” with a TCP die and used Copic markers to give that ombre effect.  

Pop on by to see some more beautiful inspiration coming from the team...and keep on the lookout for a SWEET SALE at Power Poppy coming up soon!  

Christine (you are here)

Friday, March 6, 2020

Birthday Blooms

Hello everyone.  I’m going to keep this short and sweet and let the pictures do the talking today as I’m with my Dad in the hospital.   This is a design I coloured back in the fall to show you and saved it for an occasion such as this....  It’s designed with the beautiful digital image Bowl of Beauty by Power Poppy, printed onto XPress it Blending cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers.  To add interest, I did some out of the box edge cutting with the image to make it look like the blossoms and leaves fall over the edge of the design.  

I doubled stamped the sentiment from Power Poppy’s set, Party Time in both a soft purple soft blue-green ink to give it that multi-coloured shadowed look.  

Simple touches of lace and sequins with a bit of patterned paper complete the birthday celebration.  

Here’s who’s playing along today.....
Christine (you are here)