Great Blue Heron

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Powerpoppy challenge

Hi everyone.  You are probably wondering where I have been (or maybe not!).  Well I was on vacation since May 16th, just returned back to work today.  Bill and I took a trip up to Sault Ste. Marie Ontario.  We did (well Bill did) lots of picture taking along the shores of Lake Superior.
We spent a lot of our time doing the hiking trails in Lake Superior Provincial Park.  It is so beautiful up there.  As you can image because of the harsh winter they still  have ice/snow along the lake edges, some of them are huge like small glaciers! There is also snow along some of the trails that are in the hills and in the interior of the forest areas. Upon returning home on thursday night, I noticed that my gardens needed some attending to.  Because of the warmer weather and rain we had while gone, everything is up and in bloom (and so were the weeds!). So needless to say I spent a few days tending to the gardens.

So tonight I decided that I needed to get some cards made.  I decided play along with the challenge going over on 
Powerpoppy's blog.

I used the gladioli digi image.

After printing off the image I coloured using copics.
I then cut out the image using Spellbinders Opulent Ovals - I actually cut out the image before cutting - I've learned from past experience that something can go wrong and you ruin your coloured image!

I layered my image on a piece of light lime green that was cut using the larger die from the same set. I used dimensionals behind the image to lift it a bit.

Here is a picture of the glitter, since it's hard to see in the above picture.

Stamp - Powerpoppy digi - gladioli
Paper - Memory box, lime green bazzill, white, SU Cameo Coral
Ink - copics - YG01, YG03, YG25, R30, R32, R35, Y38 (stamens), YG0000 (shading around the flowers)
Misc - silk ribbon, pearls, glitter, MME enamel dots

Thanks for your visit today.  Have a wonderful week!



Anonymous said...

Pauline - another beautiful card. Your colours along with the design of the card is always amazing. You are one talented lady! Hope to see more cards on your post soon.

dpkennedy said...

So sweet and pretty! Very romantic feeling, I love it! Thanks for playing with Power Poppy!

KimCreate said...

Beautiful! I almost used that die for my card! I'm going to keep it in mind that you cut the paper first before coloring. I guess something could go wrong after. I've had more things go wrong with my coloring than diecutting but I will still keep it in mind! :)
Love the colors you used and the glitter.

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Pauline. I love the die you chose. It is so neat. I haven't seen that one. What a great card. Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy. Your vacation sounds fantastic. I need one..:)

Tracy said...

Hope there are some great pics to come. The card is beautiful but no surprise there. You are a design master. Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how exciting to see your gorgeous card in the Power Poppy challenge! I'm thrilled nearly speechless! It almost makes me feel like we've been hanging out stamping together, which would be awesome, by the way. You know how I love everything you create, especially when you color flowers and put something together so pretty as this. Your die cuts and papers are beautiful and I love the glitter. Your trip sounds like the absolute perfect get away. Just the sort of thing I love to do. I always enjoy the photos, too, if you feel like getting around to sharing them. Have a good day, Pauline!

Katie Sims said...

I got a laugh out of your post, well I know the trials and tribulations that go along with coloring an image and then cutting it out....LOL! It sounds like you had an awesome trip and came back full of inspiration because your card is gorgeous! Beautifully colored Glads, lovely soft layers, and the perfect little bow make for one awesome sketch challenge card. I am so glad you could play along in the challenge this month....and I feel your pain....I have much weeding to do in my gardens too. This hot, humid weather lately has made everything take off, including the weeds! :)

Leslie said...

Another beautiful card Pauline! You have the most amazing ability to pair perfect images with perfect pattern paper... not to mention your outstanding colouring!

Julie Koerber said...

Pauline -- this is a stunning creation -- perfectly balanced and those papers you used -- delightful! Thanks for joining us gals over at Power Poppy! (I have fond memories as a kid in Sault Ste. Marie! ;-)

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Pauline,

Really pretty card - love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Pauline, this is a gorgeous card! Wow! And congratulations on being one of the winners! Sensational coloring! Hugs!