Monday, May 16, 2022

The Blossom Challenge from Power Poppy!

Hello and welcome to The Blossom Challenge!   It’s our NEW Monthly Challenge at Power Poppy!  I’ll be your host each month and will be joined by some of your favourite Power Poppy Bloomies bringing you inspiration each month.  I’m so excited to kick things off today.  

There are a lot of great challenges out there, but my heart kept coming back to this theme of “Blossom”.  It’s so perfect for the beautiful flowers of Power Poppy, but I also wanted the theme to be about Blossoming in the sense of growing and thriving as creators, becoming more abudant in our abilities .......and sometimes needing a spark of inspiration, a push to try something new, a place that celebrates what we’ve done, and how we’ve grown.  The Blossom Challenge will be a place to feel proud of our creative gift, with a Power Poppy Community that cheers one other on!  So thats what youre going to find each month at Power Poppy, and we hope you all join in!

This month our theme is “April Showers Bring May Flowers”.  So you get to pull out all of those lovely Spring blooms that Marcy illustrates so beautifully and create anything with them. 

Heart Abloom is one of my favourite illustrations from Power Poppy!  I love the composition of the images, the combination of daffodils, narcissus, hellebore, tiny lilies and the fun blueberries and snail!  Its sister set in polymer is called Always Here (still available!). I really enjoy picking unique palettes for my colouring and when I found a fun peachy-yellow hellebore that helped me decide on these fun colours together.  That’s one of my #1 tips for colouring, do some research on your flowers first.  Find some inspiration and build a co-hesive colour palette from there.  

The colouring is done with Copic Markers, with details added in with Prismacolor Pencils.  Trimmed out carefully and placed on this pretty ombre patterned paper, with paper ric-rac and a scalloped frame helps keep the emphasis on the beauty of the flowers.  I delight in how fresh and fun it is and how much I enjoyed colouring it! are the details about The Blossom Challenge!

1.  You must use a Power Poppy image somewhere on your design.  It could be a stamp, digi, sentiment, Power Poppy freebie, or a background, but we want to see you using your Power Poppy images.  Those will be the cards entered for our monthly prize. 

This month we want to see your Spring flowers, think tulip, daffodil, narcissus, hellebore, hyacinth, primrose, snow drop, crocus, and cherry blossoms for your creations.  Let’s leave those summer blooms for a few months from now :)  

Marcy has generously discounted some of our BEST Spring themed images by 25% OFF so you can play along!!   You are not limited to these sets, but what an awesome sale!  Be sure to visit the Power Poppy Blog to see all of the sets on SALE.  

2.  There will be a monthly PRIZE for playing along!  Sometimes it will be a random draw, and other times it will be a Bloomie Favourite winning design.  Winners will receive a $20 Gift Card to the Power Poppy store!  This month’s Challenge will be open until NOON on June 17th.  

Here is more inspiration for our April Showers Bring May Flowers from the Bloomies!


Lisa J



We hope you join us!  Enter on your creation on the Power Poppy Blog!  


Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a beautiful collection of flowers! So colorful!

Barbara said...

Inspiration is certainly foremost in this post! As I look at each flower so beautifully colored I am so happy that you have sparked the challenge to begin again. I am looking forward to many more. Thank you!

Leslie Miller said...

Hands down, Marcy draws the prettiest flowers and you sure know how to color them. Just look at all these colors which you've combined so beautifully. It's good to see this challenge back.

Gloria Stengel said...

You are so very talented! I always love to see what you create! I confess...I stalk your blog sometimes. It give me such joy to be part of the Bloomies with you and the other gals! Hugs!