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~ ~ It’s the 15th of the month and that means there is a brand new Instant Garden digital release at Power Poppy Snowdrops and Tea Roses is just breath-taking! ~ ~ Here is what Marcy has to say about this beautiful digital image: The first in a series of bouquets nestled inside vintage French café au lait bowls. Festive enough for Christmas cards; cozy enough for a winter’s afternoon coloring session. This scene features a trio of hybrid tea roses arranged with crisp white snowdrops and variegated holly. Be open and adventurous with your coloring, ie: berries can be... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Happy Hump Day!! It’s time for the latest Color Throwdown challenge! Vickie is our hostess this week and she’s chosen one of my favorite Christmas color combos for us to play with: Red, Aqua, and Silver. ~ ~ So of course I made a Christmas card using the awesome Polar Bears stamp set from Rubbernecker Stamps. ~ ~ I also used the Magic of the Season sentiment and Watercolor Forest stamps for my winter scene. This could easily be a one-layer card. I stamped the bears, then the sentiment, on water color paper. I water colored the sky using... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for the latest Color Throwdown challenge? This week our hostess Lynn has a beautiful Autumn color combo for us to play with: Slate Blue, Orange, Brown, and White. ~ ~ What a great combo! I chose to make an Autumn inspired birthday card using the adorable Party Dog stamp set from Rubbernecker, along with the Fall Leaves Stack Die Cut set. ~ ~ I water colored the background, and I colored the cute little dog with my Copic markers. I die cut the leaves and water colored them, then I used a brown pen... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ ~ Hello, everyone! It’s my pleasure to present to you the latest digi image from Power Poppy! It’s a beautiful floral spray featuring a fabulous poinsettia. ~ ~ This is what Marcy has to say about it: One of our most popular holiday clear stamps is now available as a resizable digital download. Straight from the set "Winter Wonderland" without any alterations, we have the gorgeous floral spray that will bring a splash of decadence to your holiday cards! A Poinsettia is surrounded by frilly Anemones, Dusty Miller leaves, and Pepperberries. Of course we want you to color these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Happy Wednesday, everyone! Are you ready for the latest Color Throwdown challenge? This week our hostess Lori has a great versatile combo for us! Red, Kraft, Aqua, and Orange. ~ ~ I needed a birthday card for a very special young man, so I pulled out my Taylored Expressions Balloon Buddies stamp set with matching dies. Everything was colored with my Copic markers and the background was sponged in Tumbled Glass using the Tim Holtz mini stencil set 21. ~ ~ We really hope you will play along with us! Please visit with the rest of the design team... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Oh my goodness! Can you believe there are only 2 months until Christmas? We all better get busy on our Christmas cards, right? Since it’s the 25th, we’re trying to inspire you to do just that over at the Keeping Christmas challenge and blog hop. ~ ~ I made a couple of simple water color cards this month. I used the same stamp/die set, PTI Warmest Wishes for both of them. Using the same supplies while you’re creating is a great way to make multiple cards and get ahead of the game! Here is my first card: ~ ~... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Happy Wednesday, y’all! It’s time for a brand new Color Throwdown challenge and this week our super talented hostess Lisa has chosen a great Autumn color combo for us: Dark Teal, Rust, and Cream. I really do love this simple palette! ~ ~ I chose to use the awesome Neat and Tangled Oak Leaf stamp set and matching die for my card. I also used the Lifestyle Crafts Tide embossing folder for my teal background. And I added a little bit of gold for a pop! ~ ~ So I wonder what you will choose to create using these... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Happy Wednesday! Here are the colors for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge: Green, Kraft, and White. ~ ~ What a beautiful, simple palette! And here’s my card: ~ ~ I used a Power Poppy Graceful Still Life image. Please be sure to visit with the rest of the designers for some wonderful inspiration: Amy Rohl Amy Rysavy Barbara Anders Broni Holcombe --> You are here! Jodi Collins Lisa Henke Lori Tecler Lynn Put Vickie Zimmer Wanda Cullen Birgit Edblom - October Guest Designer ~ Thanks for dropping by! SUPPLIES: (Affiliated links used when possible at no cost to you)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ As much as I’ve been trying to fight it, it seems that Autumn is upon us. It’s October and although we have a couple of more days of 80+ degree weather coming up this week here on the lower East coast, after that the highs will be in the 70s for a while. I can live with that. At the Power Poppy shop and the Power Poppy blog Autumn is in full swing and you just won’t believe the awesomeness of the latest digital stamp set called Painting Pumpkins! ~ ~ There are 3 sets of pumpkins and 4... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Happy Wednesday! It’s time for a brand new Color Throwdown challenge. Amy Rohl is our hostess and her seasonal color palette is spot on for October – Orange, Brown, Rust, and Yellow. ~ ~ I used one of the new Power Poppy digital images from the Season’s Seatings set for my card. Isn’t it beautiful? Mine was water colored using Distress inks. I used a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp You Matter stamp set. ~ ~ We would love for you to play along with us! You can find all the challenge details at the CTD blog. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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Posted Oct 7, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ ~ Hello! There’s a brand new Power Poppy image being released today! It’s called Fall Wellies and it’s the perfect blending of beautiful and whimsical! ~ ~ Isn’t that great? Here are Marcy’s notes about it: When there’s a crispness in the air and a vibrance in the leaves, you want to bring that wonderful fall feeling into your cards. It's only natural! This snappy tartan boot (known as a welly, British slang for Wellington) looks quite cute paired with falling Japanese Maple leaves. In this digital download, you get two extra leaves along with the main image, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Hey, y’all! It's time for a brand new Color Throwdown challenge, and I’m the hostess for this week! The colors I’ve chosen are Lime, Navy blue, and Green. ~ ~ For my card I chose to use the PTI What the Doodle Feather stamp set and matching dies. The great sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions Happy Heart stamp set. ~ ~ The feather was colored with my Copic markers and I also used them to color the green background. Here are the links to all the beautiful artwork from our wonderful design team members: Amy Rohl Amy Rysavy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Y’all! This image is SO BEAUTIFUL! And I’m a HUGE hummingbird fan, so this digital set is one of the best, in my opinion!! This is what Marcy says about this set: Happy trails are guaranteed with our trailing trumpet vine and hummingbird. Whether you start with the composite image of the bird and blooms, or create your own scene digitally with the individual components, this set promises to bring joy! Includes one sentiment and 4 images, all in black and no-line versions. Meet Trumpet Vine Visitor: ~ ~ I made a peek-a-boo card for today’s release. ~ ~... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Wow! Taylored Expressions is celebrating 10 years of greatness and I’m so honored and excited to be included in the celebratory blog hop today!! I first met Taylor when we were on Splitcoaststampers as part of the Dirty Dozen, and have since met her in person and realized that she is just as nice and kind a person as you would ever hope to meet! I’m so thrilled at her continued success as a business owner and as a person who lifts others with her kindness! There are almost 40 designers celebrating with Taylor today! You can find the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Well, it’s Wednesday again, so you know what that means! It’s time for a brand new Color Throwdown challenge! This week our hostess, Vickie, chose a super fun color combo for us: Red, Orange, and Blue. ~ ~ I went with a super easy card this week, using a retired (?) Simon Says Stamp set called How We Roll. ~ ~ The hardest part, which wasn’t hard at all, was air-brushing the background. I kept the Wonky Rectangle die on the cardstock while I did that. We would LOVE for you to play along with us this week. All... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Hey, y’all! It’s time for a brand new Color Throwdown challenge and our oh-so-talented hostess Lynn has a truly great color combo for us this week: Purple, Green, Yellow, and Red. ~ ~ I used the awesome Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies – Beach Lady for my card. I LOVE her!! ~ ~ I used Copic refills for my ocean background, specifically BV31, BV04, and BV000, and BG0000 for the sky. I stamped the lady, her towel and the crab using my Misti in Memento tuxedo black ink and die cut them. Then I colored them with my Copic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Well, hello! It’s the 25th of the month again (I still can’t believe it’s August already!), so it’s time for a brand new Keeping Christmas blog hop! ~ ~ It took me longer than I would have liked to get my card done this month, but I think if all the background pieces could be done ahead of time, the rest of the card would come together pretty quickly. Another possibility for a production-line card. ~ ~ I'm entering this into the latest Fusion Card Challenge. I used the sketch and the theme. ~ ~ Please take some time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Hey, y’all! It’s time for a new Color Throwdown challenge! Today our hostess is the oh-so-talented Lynn and here are the fun colors she’s chosen: Lime Green, Green, Eggplant, Aqua. I love this combo! ~ ~ I haven’t played with my Color Bursts for a while and I thought these colors would be great for a deep ocean background! ~ ~ I used the Turquoise, Ultramarine Blue, Lime Green, Orchid, and Violet Color Bursts for all of the water coloring, including the cute whale from the Essentials by Ellen S’Whale stamp set. Now it’s your turn to play along.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ The latest Color Throwdown challenge is hosted by the fabulous Lisa and the colors she’s chosen are Aqua, Peach, Light Gray, and White. ~ ~ No, I didn’t use a peach…I used a pineapple…from the Stay Golden stamp set from Essentials by Ellen! ~ ~ I water colored my background and pineapple using Distress and Oxide inks and highlighted the pineapple with Prismacolor pencils. We would love for you to play along with us this week! check out the details at the CTD blog and visit with the designers to see their incredible creations. Amy Rohl Amy Rysavy Barbara... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Hi there! Happy Wednesday to you all! Our newest Color Throwdown challenge is live, and these are the fun colors that Jodi has chosen for us this week: Gray, Teal, and Pink. ~ ~ I was excited to finally get to color the fabulous new Azaleas Forever from Power Poppy. What a true beauty this is and such a joy to color! ~ ~ I water colored the image with Distress inks and added a color wash for the background, then splattered the background. I fussy-trimmed the bottom edge of the image, randomly added some Nuvo drops, and finished... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Hello there, y’all! It’s time for a brand new Color Throwdown challenge, and this week Amy Rohl has a wonderfully elegant color combo for us to play with – Black, White, and Copper. ~ ~ I decided to play around with a graphic design this week, and pulled out my PTI Circle Scribbles and some DCWV Metallic stack cardstock. I also used the PTI Good Time dies. ~ ~ I added some Art Glitter Gala Glitz (brown) using Glossy Accents in the center of one of the circles for a bit of sparkle and interest. Now it’s your turn... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Hey, y’all! I’m hosting the challenge at the Color Throwdown this week, and I’ve chosen a color combo that can be used for many, many different types of cards – Red, Green, and Gray. ~ ~ I know you’re expecting a summer themed card from me, but this is also my post for our Keeping Christmas blog hop for July! ~ ~ So my card is definitely a Christmas card! ~ ~ I made a card that is easy to pull together. I actually have several of the Santas that have already been stamped and die cut. So I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Did you hear about the big digi release at Power Poppy? It started on Friday, July 20, with a free digi image! ~ ~ Today is day 5 and the release is the Miraculous Mushrooms digital stamp set. ~ ~ Marcella says: From our wildly popular Wild Mushrooms clear set, I’ve selected a favorite drawing, the Fly Agaric or Amanita muscaria, to release as a digi. The only difference, this image is a little larger than the clear stamp, and I've also taken out the lettering that identifies the mushroom, to allow for a bit more flexibility with your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor
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~ Hey, you guys! It’s time for another fabulous Color Throwdown challenge! This week’s our fearless leader Barbara has a wonderful palette for us to play with: Cobalt Blue, Aqua, Gray, and White. ~ ~ So beautiful! I chose to make an alcohol ink sheet using Cloudy Blue, Sailboat Blue, and blending solution, then stamped the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea in Versafine onyx black ink. ~ ~ Then I created my card by cutting out the hydrangeas and popping them up over a piece of Heidi Swap Favorite Things 6x6 paper that was first stamped with the stem in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Splashes of Watercolor