I hope all of you enjoyed the final day of August- where has the summer gone? It sure seems to fly by faster with each passing year- at least for me :-) My mom used to say that time flies faster as you get older, now I know she was right....
Today I am sharing a quick and simple Mixed Media card designed with the Created to Create digital stamp from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley. I wanted to participate with the Power Poppy August Power & Spark “Home Sweet Home”Challenge (getting this link at the last moment :-)).
I love this image by Marcella and it reminds me that God created us in His image and He is the Ultimate Creator!! Just look around at His Imagination with all of the created things in the universe- the universe itself, trees, plants, birds, animals, clouds, people- you name it and He created it!! It is so amazing and I love to just look out at His creation ,don't you?
The challenge was to create a card that was inspired by your home- a color combination, sytle, etc. so I was inspired by my craft room (which is where I tend to spend most of my time). I love to watercolor and have not had a chance recently to create a painting but do watercolor quite a bit on my cards.
I am also linking this card to the Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes”Challenge and the Addicted to Stamps and More #307 "Make Your Mark" Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge galleries yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous ideas and projects by all!
To create this card:
1). Using a Word Processing or Photo Editing program (I am still using the retired My Digital Studio™ from Stampin’ Up!), import the Power Poppy “Created to Create” digital image and re-size to fit the front of a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card front. Print out onto Whisper White cardstock and watercolor with watercolor pencils and markers (see supplies used below in the card recipe).
2). Add a bit of splatter with the small splatter stamp from Timeless Textures (SU!) using Rich Razzleberry ink and a few white highlights to the center of the daffodil with an Extra Fine White Sharpie® Paint Pen.
3). Die cut the panel with MFT Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 2 Die, mount onto a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Garden Green cardstock trim and mount onto the white card base.
4). Finish off the card by adding shimmer to the flowers with a clear glitter pen.
Stamp Sets: Created to Create (digital stamp- Power Poppy), Timeless Textures (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Printer Ink- Black; Rich Razzleberry, Derwent® Watercolor Pencils and Water Soluble Graphite Pencil (for shadows), Stampin' Write Markers- Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry; Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Garden Green, Extra Thick Whisper White
Accessories: Printer, My Digital Studio™, AquaPainter™
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a great weekend and stop by again soon, my friends!