Yin & Yang Monday!

Happy Monday all!  I’m over on the Power Poppy Blog today sharing a simple video tutorial for my monthly issue of Inspire Me Monday.

Here’s a peek at my creations…

Come and join me right here!  Have a great week everyone!!

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy: Introducing... Under Glass & a Blog Hop

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today is the final day of our “Abundance” collection Sneak Peeks!  Yup… we’ve had 5 new and super detailed beauties come into the Power Poppy shop.

Our Power Poppy final stamp set is…. (drum roll please!)….Under Glass”!

The concept for this stamp set is that these are all vignettes that can work on their own OR under the glass dome (also called a cloche), which is a super old time way to keep plants warm in chilly temperatures, but is now a hugely popular design trend for displaying cute stuff!!

I just HAD to use the nautical vignette because it would totally fit into my home decor.

And here’s a close up of my Copic colouring of my cloche.  I used some white gel pen to achieve some of the highlights on the glass.
COPICS: Coffee Pot: W0, W2, R08, R14, B97  Sand/Shellfish: E00, E31, E33, E34, E35, Y23, Y32, YR12  
Cloche: B0000, B00, BG02, BG10, N1 

Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have created for you to check out today showcasing any one of our FIVE new stamp sets…


Thanks again for joining us for the last five days of reveals.  All five clear stamp sets go on sale today.  Happy shopping everyone!

EDITED TO ADD:  
 Hooray!!!!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Under Glass)
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It, Recollections (110# White), Avery Elle (Kraft Wood Grain
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen
Patterned Paper:  Authenique (Anchored)
Sequins: CraftMedley (B&W Classic)
Charm: Momenta (Seaside Charms)
Misc.:  Twine, Thread

Power Poppy: Introducing... Dahlia XL!


Welcome to Day 4 of our July 2017 “Abundance” clear stamp collection sneak peeks!  We’re all having a ball showcasing all the new and amazing stamp sets by Power Poppy this week.  Let’s find out what today’s stamp set is…

Introducing… “Dahlia XL”!

The second addition to our XL collection of supersize flower stamps — a Dahlia modeled on the exquisite and popular cultivar 'Cafe au Lait'.

For today’s card, I created my own stripped back ground using masking paper and my Copic air brush system.  Very, very easy to achieve.

A little close up of this glorious, big beauty…

COPICS:  Y00, Y11, YG06, YG17, BG000, B00, B04, BG05, B05, B06, B16, V12, V04, V15, V17, BV08, RV04, C7

Now, come on over and check out what my fellow Bloomies have created today with this inspiring stamp set today…


Thanks again for joining us today.  We have only1 more gorgeous stamp set to reveal!  Woohoo!  See you tomorrow!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Dahlia XL)
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It, Recollections (110# White, Black)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers
Sequins: Studio Katia (Crystal Rainbow Fusion)
Thread: Gutermann

Power Poppy: Introducing... Tree of Life!

It’s Day 3 of our amazing “Abundance” clear stamp collection sneak peeks for Power Poppy!

Introducing… “Tree of Life”!

Marcella is forever enchanted by depictions and renditions of the Tree of Life. From branchy and reaching for the stars to small, curvy, and stylized, to what she has attempted, a richly robust tree fully leafed out, fruited, and flowered all at once. This stamp collection contains birds perched among the branches and a squirrel is available to sit beneath. Awwww!!!

I am in love with this unbelievable tree stamp and all the cool details so I wanted to use the entire tree on my card front.  I designed a card that’s a little bigger than my typical A2 sized card (4 1/4” x 5 1/2”).

And to make this an even MORE special card, I wanted to make my dear little bird fly over top of the tree. So here’s how I made that happen…

And again… no card is complete until it has some shimmer on it…

ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Leaves: Lemon Yellow, Green Shadow, Emerald Green   Flowers: Yellow, Pink Flamingo, Orange, Carmine Red   Pomegranates:  Flesh Colour, Pink Flamingo, Carmine Red, Geranium Red   Doves:  Grey Tint, Warm Grey2, Shadow Mauve, English Lavender   Robins: Warm Grey 2, Grey Tint, Flesh Colour, Pale Dawn Grey, Beige, Dark Brown, Orange, Carmine Red, Yellow)

Let's see what my fellow Bloom Brigaders have created to showcase this new stamp set…

Allison Copeyou are here!

Thanks again for stopping by today!  There's still yet to come.  Come back tomorrow for day 4 of five!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Tree of Life)
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It, Recollections (110# White), Strathmore (Bristol Smooth Watercolor Paper), Simon Says Stamp (Lemon Drop)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), ZIG Real Brush Clean Color Markers, Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen), Ranger Distress Ink (Shaded Lilac)
Dies: Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Rectangles), MFT (Stitched Circles)
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn (Perfectly Plaid – Fall 6x6)
Acetate: Staples