Sunday, February 15, 2015

Power Poppy Instant Gardener - February Release

Welcome to the Power Poppy Instant Garden Digital Release for February! As a reminder, an "instant garden" is the monthly digital stamp collection from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley. You can buy, download, print, and color the digi images - in an instant - today!

I am delighted to share this month's digital release. Feast your eyes on this beautiful French lilac! And have you noticed that sweet little lady bug on the leaf? Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers and oh so fragrant. They grew in our backyard in New Jersey and were always in a large vase in our house and in my office. This delicate lilac comes with a lovely "thinking of you" sentiment - the digital set is called French Lilac

Power Poppy, Instant Garden Digital Stamp Release, French Lilac, February 2015

After searching for images of French lilacs (and oh did I swoon over the many colors and hues...they are so romantic), I decided to go with lavender/purple, using a variety of V and BV Copic markers. I used Labels 28 die for the focal image and sponged with Antique Linen, and I edged the border with my Krylon gold leafing pen. I used the coordinating Devine Eloquence die over the lavender card stock (that helped to dress up the card) and edged that in gold as well. Add to the card base, and it's done. Truly, the most enjoyable part of making this card was coloring this beautiful image! And, by the way, there really are yellow lady bugs...hehe! I decided to go for yellow for a soft, subtle look! Don't you just love this sentiment by Emerson with the beautiful font with the lilac? And this is a mailable card (a goal I continue to strive for this year).

Power Poppy, Instant Gardeners, French Lilac, Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

Once again, I used Word to "drag and drop" the image of the lilac into my "document." I resized it (from the corner) and and then added the digital sentiment from Geraniums. (Remember to "bring to front" the sentiment by right clicking on the sentiment image.) I do a test print on copy paper to see how it fits in the die and adjust from there. Once I get the two images where I want them, I "group" them. Now I can copy and paste this "group" and put four "images" on a single sheet and print them to make four cards. (After all, the creative work is done, and I can just color along with some beautiful music!)

So now it's time to visit the rest of the amazing Instant Gardeners and to visit Power Poppy's website to get this new digital release - today (no shipping required)! 

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


Stamps:  French LilacGeraniums (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Lavender Lace (SU)
Ink: Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Labels 28 and Devine Eloquence dies (Spellbinders), Krylon gold leafing pen
Technique: Sponging, digital stamping
Card Size:  A-2
Copics Used:  BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV11, BV13, V04, V05, V06, V12, V15, V25, RV10, RV13, RV23, RV52, RV63, G20, G40, YG03, YG63, YG91, E31, E57, YR30, YR31, B63