Sunday, November 24, 2019

Power Poppy Christmas Remix Hop - Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of the Power Poppy Christmas Remix Hop! If you missed any of the previous days, please visit the Power Poppy Blog! I am not participating in every day of the release, so make sure you go take a look at what the rest of the girls are doing with all these fantastic images!
The theme for the hop today is FAVORITE HOLIDAY SET. I chose this gorgeous image from the Ultimate Poinsettia Digital Stamp set, which is also available as a clear set called 

I cannot color enough poinsettias! I love them. One of the nearby plant nurseries always has loads of poinsettias, in every color you can imagine, in their greenhouses.I love to just go and look at them! 
I love a rustic, country decorating vibe, and I took my color inspiration from the rusty jingle bell! But I admit that I am second guessing that purple center for the Anemones! 

I printed my image onto Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock and colored it entirely with Prismacolor pencils! You heard that Copics this time! (See the colors in the supply list below.) I am having a BLAST with my colored pencils! And I am thinking of adding another brand or type of pencil to my stash! Don't get me wrong, I still love my Copic markers, but I like the end result I get with pencils alone or when I add pencil to my markers. 
The paper took the pencil very well, which surprised me. I expected it to give me some issues because it is quite smooth cardstock. But the Prismas went on perfectly and I was able to get some great blends and shading! 

The sentiment is from a clear set called Holly Golightly, which I stamped with black ink onto a scrap of cardstock. I added some gel pen dots around the sentiment. 
Of course I had to decorate the inside!  The Santa image is from a clear set called Under Glass: Christmas Traditions. I stamped the image in grey ink to give it a more rustic feel. 

You will be pleased to note that this card is a standard notecard size! I did place the sentiment a bit off the edge, so it still won't fit into an A2 envelope! Oh, well! 
Thanks for looking! I hope this Hop is inspiring you to start on some of your own cards! The Power Poppy Team has been pulling out all the stops to make these images sing! Now, hop on to the other designers to see what they made!
Christmas Remix Hop - Day 5

Prismacolor Pencils: Raspberry, Crimson Red, Black, Sienna Brown, Sand, Yellow Ocher, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red, Scarlet Lake, Chartreuse (poinsettia); Prussian Green, Peacock Green (stem); White, 50% Warm Grey, 30% Warm Grey, 20% Warm Grey, 10% Warm Grey, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Violet, Parma Violet (anemones); Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red, Deco Pink (berries); Dark Umber, Burnt Ocher, Sienna Brown, Canary Yellow, Yellow Ocher, Sand (leaves); White, Sky Blue Light, Cloud Blue, Muted Turquoise (background)
White gel pen: Gelly Roll red, Atyou Spica sand
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, WorldWin Papers Red Twill, Black
Printed paper: Authentique Nostalgia Three
Ink: Versafine Smokey Gray, Onyx Black
Dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Stax, Stitched Snow Drifts
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Baker's Twine (red, black)
Embellishments: tarnished bell (craft supply)
Adhesive: ATG tape, hot glue


  1. Beautiful card! Love the colored pencil coloring.

  2. Simply gorgeous!!

  3. Lovely! I would love to see your process of coloring with your colored pencils!

    1. Thank you. I have been thinking about doing a video. Maybe after the holidays. ;)

  4. Very pretty. I like the rustic country look.

  5. Awesome card Gloria, I love poinsettia's with Christmas, it's a must have in plant and colouring.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful inspiration and have a wonderful day.

  6. Gorgeous! Oh I LOVE how you colored this bouquet. The inside again... I totally need to case this idea. Gift inside of a gift.

    1. Thanks, Stacy! I love to have the inside all decorated, too. It is extra work, but...worth it!