Monday, August 15, 2022

Power Poppy Blossom Challenge - August 2022 - Sentimental

Hello and welcome to the Blog! The Power Poppy Bloom Brigade is bringing you a monthly challenge the third Monday of every month! The lovely and super talented Christine Okken is your hostess each month! The challenge is called The Blossom Challenge and will be a different theme or type of challenge each month! 

This month the theme is: Going Sentimental. So grab a Power Poppy sentiment and create a project featuring it! Let's make sentiments the star of the show! 

Our challenge WINNER will receive a $20 gift card to use at the Power Poppy Store!! The challenge is open until September 19th! Link up your project to the Power Poppy Blog for a chance to win! Winners will be posted next month on the Power Poppy Blog. 

To sweeten the deal Power Poppy has discounted a number of the Fall themed Sentiment sets (and a few extras) for you HERE.  Did you know there are also two sets in the sentimental family that are FREE?!  I Can Do All Things and Let It Be.  Were making it easy for you to play along!  

The July winner is posted today on the Power Poppy Blog...hop over to see if it is you!

Now here is a look at my inspiration project for the challenge, Going Sentimental!

I may have cheated just a tiny bit this time, because seriously, how can anything be a star when you have such beautiful blooms to color!?? But, I did my very best to make the sentiment stand out! {smile}

There are many beautiful sentiments "hiding" within other sets. It is often a treasure hunt looking for sentiments. I keep meaning to put all the sentiments into one folder, but that is so much work! {smile}

Here is how I created this card.

This is a Copic project, so get your markers ready. Yes, I pulled out my poor, neglected  Copics this month! 

For this project I used (listed dark to light): 

Dahlia: RV99, R59, R39, R52, R21
Primroses: R88, R83, R81, Y38, Y35, Y02
Leaves: G07, G17, YG09, YG11 
Berries: B39, B28, B23 (plus an Arteza Inkonic fine liner A146 Olive Green for the berry stems)

Using the Dazzling Display Digital Stamp Set, which has two clusters of flowers, I positioned both flower clusters to make a frame that was slightly smaller than 5" x 7". I used the "no-line" versions of the stamps and printed onto white cardstock. 

I did a quick color, letting the Copics sort of "self blend" to give a more loose and vintage look to the images. I am not using my Copics as much these days and the urge to over-blend is strong in me!
Once I had the images colored, I used a decorative rectangle die to cut out the card front. I let the images sort of bleed off the edges.

Note: See, I am using up all that silly washi tape I have collected over the years. I am not sure WHY I have so much because I don't care for washi tape one little bit! 
I love this stitched die set and think it makes the images look very nicely framed! I wish I had nudged it a bit left, but....alas...what's done is done!
Now, for the Sentimental part. I used the sentiment from the Peonies Digital Stamp Set. I printed the sentiment at approximately 2 3/4" tall onto a slightly textured white cardstock using black ink. 
I die cut the sentiment with a circle die, and then cut a circle mat out of dark crabapple cardstock. Using foam tape, I attached the sentiment to the card front. The card base is 5 7/8" x 4 5/8" and is also made from the dark crabapple cardstock. 
I added a few enamel dots and lined the inside of the card with white cardstock. 

hope you have fun with the Going Sentimentalchallenge this month, and please tell your friends! It will be great to have a lot of participants in our monthly Blossom Challenge at Power Poppy!

Make sure you visit the Shop, to see what is on offer!

To see all the inspiration, and to read the challenge details, visit the Power Poppy Blog HERE. Also, to link up your project, do so on the Power Poppy Blog.

Inspiration List

Power Poppy Blog
Barbara C.

Power Poppy Digital Stamps: 
Dazzling Display Digital Stamp SetPeonies Digital Stamp Set
Cardstock: Hammermill White, Springhill White, Bazzill Crabapple Dark
Alcohol markers: Copic (listed above)
Fine line pen: Arteza Inkonic A146 Olive Green
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye Splendor
Die cuts: Heartfelt Creations Circle Basics Large, Eyelet Circle and Basics Small, Elizabeth Crafts Design Stitched Rectangles
Adhesive: ATG tape, 3M foam tape, Score-tape, Art Glitter Glue
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot Plus, WRMK Layers, score board, paper trimmer, glass mat

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