Friday, August 28, 2020

Power Poppy Fresh-squeezed Scents Collection Mini Release - Day 2

Good morning, Friends! We have not done a Power Poppy release since Christmas! So this is a fun treat, right?! For today's release we have this lovely digital set!

There is one image and two sentiments, with both black line and no-line images!

Today I am sharing a project with this Healing Bouquet set, which has a lovely lemon (or is it a lime?) with a lotus blossom, some elderberries, and tiny blooms of lavender. There are also some springs of eucalyptus, which is everywhere here in my area of California. 

I decided to color the fruit as a lime, which works I guess! We have Mexican limes here, and eat them quite a lot. They are a lovely green, which I hope I have captured in my artwork! I used reference photos for everything to make sure I was coloring as close to the "real deal" as possible. I have no clue if these fruits and flowers are active at the same time! I live in San Diego county, and everything blooms all the time here!
I printed the image onto Bristol paper at about 7" x 5". The background was achieved with a watercolor technique using Distress inks and a waterbrush. I basically smeared the ink onto my glass mat, then picked up the color with the waterbrush and swished it around!
I colored the image with colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier). The Bristol paper has a bit of texture so it worked great for the watercoloring and for the pencils. When I was finished I trimmed the image and matted it with black cardstock. It will fit into a frame for display.
Or, you can turn the image into a card by printing or stamping a sentiment onto it! I used a digital sentiment from the Sunset Sway digital set.

To see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has done with these marvelous images, check out the blog roll below!


Check out the Power Poppy Blog for more inspiration! I will be back up on the Blog on September 7th with a new Inspire Me Monday tutorial! (To see the Aloe and Oranges release, click HERE.)


  1. You write a gorgeous post and I love the beautiful card that you colored with pencil. I can't believe how gorgeous it looks. Almost like watercolor or Copics. I need to practice with pencils more. Hope you are feeling better.

  2. Gloria this is beautiful. The sentiment tucked right in the side is perfect, great colorful card.

  3. SO Beautifully colored, Gloria! Love the card, sentiment selection and placement as well!!