Saturday, July 29, 2017

Dahlia XL: Power Poppy Sneaky Peeks Day 4!


Hello folks and welcome to day 4 of the Power Poppy Abundance Collection sneaky peeks! I sincerely hope you gasped when you saw this beautiful and bold blossom above! What a sight for the eyes, huh? Just think of all the color combos you can entertain with Dahlia XL! This is Power Poppy's second addition to its XL collection of supersize flower stamps — a Dahlia modeled on the exquisite and popular cultivar 'Cafe Au Lait'. Be. Still. My. Heart!

On to my creation! 

I have to start by saying that this photo below was my inspiration! When I "Googled" Dahlias in search of just the right color scheme, I stumbled upon this breathtaking photo!


I love the mix of golden yellow, the hint of orange, the pale pink and vibrant shades of violet intermixed in what can only be described as 'nature's glory!' I knew there was no way that I could even copy the hand of Mother Nature, but I was going to have a whole lot of fun trying! 

And so, my sweet stamping friends, here is my attempt!


I stamped this big and bodacious Dahlia using Memento Tuxedo Black ink (a really juicy ink pad!) and then started reaching for my Copic Markers. I chose RV00, RV02, RV06, RV55 and RV17 for the pink petals and then I added in a little V01, Y35, and Y13 for the yellow and purple tipped portions. I have to say that I took my sweet time coloring this. There was no rushing, only experimenting! 

Here's a close up of how it all turned out! 



From there, it was simply matting it up. I used my paper trimmer to trim up to the edge of the petals and then fussy cut around that outer edge, doing the same thing on both sides. I layered up some paper, added a stenciled background thanks to a Tim Holtz stencil, a sponge dauber and some Distress Ink in Spun Sugar. Add some sequins and a white embossed sentiment on black card stock and.. ta da! C'est fini! 

There are so many different ways you can use this larger than life flower and I just know, as you make the rounds to the rest of the Bloom Brigade, you will see those different ideas coming to life in their creations! So, stop by and see what these fine ladies below have in store!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber >> you are here!
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY of the hop! Marcella has one more set up her creative sleeve and tomorrow is also the day that ALL OF THE ABUNDANCE COLLECTION WILL HIT THE POWER POPPY SHOP! So, my friends, tomorrow you'll be able to get your hands on these sets and order! I bet you can't wait! ;-)

Until then! 
~Julie
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