Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday Fun with Power Poppy - March 20

Happy Friday, Colorists and Card Makers! The Power Poppy Team is here with another Friday Fun Day!

Before I get to my project...drum roll please...
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Here is my Fun Friday project!
It is possible that many of you are starting to have spring weather arriving, which is a wonderful blessing amid all this COVID-19 mess! Here in Southern California our seasons are very similar, and while WE feel the seasonal changes, they are not the huge swings that those of you in three and four season climates observe. But, we still like to usher in Lady Spring!

My husband and I went for a walk yesterday morning, since it stopped raining for a few minutes. There were some lovely things blooming around our neighborhood. One of our neighbors has a lovely yard and their apple tree is blooming, plus they have pots of calla lilies which are so beautiful! 

In our own yard, the bird of paradise is blooming as well as our yellow roses, which are stunning just now! Lots of ice plant and similar ground cover is blooming as well. With all the rain we've had, all the yards and plantings are stunning just now! 
On to the card! I created an A2 card, but I colored on kraft paper, rather than on white. I used the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, which is quite smooth, and I colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. I forgot to write down the colors I used before I put all the pencils away! So I am sorry that I cannot give you a list.
The image is from the Va-Va Valentine digital set. There are six illustrations and four sentiments in this set. You can print these images in any size you wish, making them small for little tags or larger for a card. 
The images are so versatile that they can be used for many occasions, not just for making Valentines. I am turning this card into a friendship card!
I used a little bit of Authentique Lovestruck polka dot paper for the background. This paper is retired, but you may be able to scrounge up some sheets if you scour the Internet! Any paper with similar colors will do. Shop your stash!

I also colored a different image from the same Va-Va Valentine set. See that post HERE. This card could be used for a birthday, anniversary, or other congratulations occasion. 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a lovely weekend! If you are self-quarantining, break out your art supplies and have a go at coloring some images! Print digital images at a large size for your kids to color!

Please visit the Power Poppy Blog to see all the other projects from the team!

How to print digital images using Microsoft Word
1. Download the digital image and save to a folder on your computer.
2. Open Word.
4. Click on the image you want to print.
5. Click INSERT. The image will appear on the Word page.
6. Click on the image. Four "handles" will appear at the four corners of the image space.
7. Click on the handles and drag to enlarge or shrink the image.
8. If the image seems off center, RIGHT click on the image, then click FORMAT PICTURE in the pop-up box.
9. Click LAYOUT, TIGHT. Now, once you click on the image,  you can drag it around the page. Position the image as desired.
10. Once you are satisfied with how the image looks, click FILE, PRINT and print to your printer specifications. Your printer manufacturer will have suggestions for printing on cardstock or watercolor paper, and so forth. 
11. COLOR and SHARE!

Stamps: Va-Va Valentine
Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm, Hammermill White, WorldWin Midnight
Printed paper: Authentique Lovestruck
Colored pencils: Prismacolor 150 Set
Gel pen: Signo Uni-ball White
Adhesive: ATG tape


  1. Very springy and fun! I like all the cheerful colors, great card.

  2. Really nice post. Love the colorful card and the instructions on how to print.

  3. Gorgeous spring card Gloria, love the happy feeling.
    Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful day.

  4. I love hearing about your SCal flower garden! I think one of my favourite flowers from your area is the bird of paradise. They are so unique and showy! Such a CUTE pair of cards Gloria! Totally cheerful.