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Saturday, 26 April 2014

PowerPoppy - Azalea

I first discovered Marcella Hawley's work through Flourishes and I was soooo excited to find out that she has recently started her own shop and blog called PowerPoppy! I couldn't wait to order some of her first sets (released April 2014) and I have eagerly been awaiting my mail.

It finally arrived on Thursday (mail does seem to take a while to get to me here in Regional Western Australia from the US - but its always worth the wait)! I was tickled pink with her little touches to the packaging (more on that in a moment) and I couldn't wait to start colouring the some stamps!

Here is my first card using an image from the PowerPoppy Azalea stamp set.

I'm in love with these stamp sets already but was impressed with the additional touches to the packaging also:
Love the washi tape that she used on the envelope!
I thought the way she has wrapped these stamps is just gorgeous! Such a beautiful personal touch!
The Azaleas are coloured with Copic markers and then I've flicked out some Copic B00 from the edges of the flowers and pushed it back in with the colourless blender. I die cut the flowers and then added some gelatos (already mixed with a little water) to give the background a, let's say, interesting look to it. (This is the first time using my gelatos and I definitely need some practice! I'm not sure I entirely like how the blue background turned out...but its growing on me... and there is always room for improvement!)

For my "sunbeam" background I've used some scraps of left over paper to cut the triangles from and stuck them altogether on a piece of A4 X-Press It doublesided adhesive sheet.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My favourite item to recycle is scrap paper. I only throw the smallest scraps away and keep everything else - you never know when it may come in handy - like I've used scraps to create the triangles for my "sunbeam";
I've used die/punch, player's choice (twine) and flowers; and

Materials List
Copics: Y11, W2, R00, R11, R22, R35, RV66, YG01, YG13, YG25, G28, E42, E70, E55, E27, B00 and colourless blender (0).
Stamps: PowerPoppy Azalea, Stamp-It sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Cardstock: X-Press It blending card, Basic Grey Hipster, Bo Bunny The Avenues, Bazzill Flamingo
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements Adorning Squares
Other: AnnaBelle Stamps 3 mm sprinkles #8 Waterfall, Beutron craft button, AnnaBelle Stamps dark brown hemp twine, Hero Arts lace, X-Press It A4 double sided adhesive sheet, X-Press It double sided tape, X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape, glue gun, X-Press It clear gel glue.


  1. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “April Bingo” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new challenge and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  2. Beautifully done, Elizabeth! Beautifully colored and great DP and layout! Hugs, sweet friend!

  3. A very beautiful sunburst, the button and image are quite beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
    Abundant Blessings, Carole

  4. Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us. I absolutely LOVE this.
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Such a wonderful project. Love the way you colored the beautiful image as well as your papers and lay-out. So blessed to have you join our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again for a new Challenge that started today. Leaving you with God's Word in John 6:35, "Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." Hugs always...

    JO ANN

  6. ohhhh this is such a lovely project! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca


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