Thursday, January 15, 2015

Power Poppy Instant Gardeners - January Release

Welcome to the first Power Poppy Instant Garden Digital Release! As Julie shared yesterday, an "instant garden" is the new digital stamp collection from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley. You can buy, download, print, and color the digi images - in an instant!

I am thrilled to join this amazing team of talented artists and excited to share the first digital release for 2015. On the 15th of each month, we will share the newest botanical "digi" by our amazing Marcella...and it's available today - instantly (but I guess I already said that...hehe)! Yes, Marcella has once again outdone herself with a stunning cottage rose and two individual sentiments - called La Vie en Rose

Power Poppy, Instant Garden Digital Stamp Release, La Vie en Rose, January 2015

I decided to showcase the main image from La Vie en Rose and used the sentiment from the digital set, Gladioli. With this card, I went low-tech and simply resized the main floral image in Word and then "dropped" the sentiment into the same document, resized it, and right-clicked to "bring to front." In future months, I will use GIMP to do more manipulation and share some tips and hints. 

Truly this rose "stole the show" for me, and I loved coloring it! I used Copic markers, matted the image using one of my Copic markers to match. Then I paper-pierced for some added interest and used a feminine border punch at the bottom for a simple and mailable card.

Power Poppy, Instant Gardeners, La Vie en Rose, Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

So now it's time to visit the rest of the amazing Instant Gardeners and visit Power Poppy's website to see the full "scoop" about this new digital release!

Be sure to check out the Instant Gardener creations today:

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment or thought, and I hope you have a wonderful week! And warm hugs to all!

For His glory,

Stamps:  La Vie en RoseGladioli (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Blushing Bride colored with R20 to match (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, digital stamping
Card Size:  A-2
Copics Used:  R0000, R000, R00, R01, R20, R22, R30, RV42, G20, G40, G43, G94, YG67, E31, E50, W00, W0, W2, W4, YR30