Thursday, August 27, 2020

Power Poppy’s New Aloe and Oranges

We are so excited to begin the introductions to the NEW Release from Power Poppy with a collection called Fresh Squeezed Scents!  Today we’re beginning with the beautifully unique set Aloe and Oranges!  Isn’t it just dreamy!?  Marcy illustrated such a beauty here!  When she first showed it to us she designed it to run in a vertical fashion, but as I played with it I found it also worked perfectly in this horizontal direction as well.  I printed the image onto Copic XPress it paper in a light grey so it’s about halfway between no-line colouring and a typical printed image.  That’s the transparency of line I like to work with best, and one of the great things about digital images, you can adjust them!

I’ve given it lots of deep rich colouring with Copic Markers and then added detailing in with Prismacolour Pencils.  To give the orange realism and texture I’ve coloured it with a blend of pointillism, and added juicy highlights to the cut orange.  I love the colour contrast between the blue greens of the aloe and the vibrant oranges of the fruit.  Can’t you just smell the citrus fragrance now?  

I’ve added a sentiment stamped with Power Poppy’s Tea in the Garden Stamp Set, and surrounded it with a scalloped edge die and a deep purple layer to really highlight the background and make the images pop.  

Truly a stunning image don’t you think?  

There’s lots more inspiration with the new Bloom Brigade in store....just click on these links to be amazed, and I’ll see you tomorrow with more inspiration!  

Christine (you are here)


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous colouring and fab card Christine

gr karin

Stacy Morgan said...

Christine this is beautiful. I really like that you turned the image on the side and your coloring is wonderful.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring!

CherylQuilts said...

Sweet Christine! Your card is exquisite and coloring is so amazing! I truly love how the colors all work so well -- it's a special gift you have, and I love this card so much! I agree with Stacy about how you've rotated the image. I love it in landscape. Stunning in every way, my friend. I continue to pray for you and your family and trust that your dad is doing okay. Hugs and love! xoxo