Saturday, March 30, 2019

New Power Poppy Instant Garden Release: Bowl of Beauty



It always gives me such pleasure to introduce a new Instant Garden release -- that's the name Marcella gave her digital line of Power Poppy stamps.  Cute, isn't it?  Clever.  Today we have the aptly named Bowl of Beauty.   Girl knows how to draw her flowers!




This one comes with or without the bowl, including black line or no line.  Either way it's gorgeous.

I've been enjoying different watercolor mediums with my Power Poppy digis lately.  Each has its own merits, but my current favorite is probably the Gansai Tambi paints, and that's what I used on today's card.




Notes from Marcella:

"The fourth installment of our Café au Lait bowl bouquets is filled with some of my very favorite plants: Hellebores, Ferns, and a luxurious Tree Peony with stems of Spanish Bluebells. Of course I had to call it Bowl of Beauty, because I know that anyone coloring this one will bring forth beautiful results. A polka-dotted vintage bowl can be done in so many sweet ways to complement the flowers."

I used the no-line version, which you probably already figured out.  I contemplated a sentiment, but decided to leave the art on its own.




This 5" square card is finished with a border of blue which is the negative left over from cutting a Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One.  I'd saved it from another project, slipped right back into the envelope that holds the dies.  That's how I keep all my spare die cuts.  How nice that I found it ready and waiting when I opened the envelope!  It appears to have been Copic colored, which matched the Bluebells in the painting rather nicely.  Added a gold peel off sticker trim and mounted everything on a base of rich purple-y textured card stock.

Please visit the Power Poppy Blog to see all Marcella's photos and information.  She writes a wonderful post AND she'll link you up with all the designers who are sharing their artistic interpretations of Bowl of Beauty.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm leaving you with a wish you a beautiful day!


27 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

How lovely! First off the flowers are amazing! Love the Peony; it is stunning and then the left over die bit, how amazing is it that it just works with this piece. Then the pretty bit of gold just tops it off. It all comes together and makes a very beautiful card!

Sherri said...

Wow! Drop dead gorgeous, Leslie! Proof positive that you are still the absolute queen of flowers! Nobody can touch yours coloring in any medium! Or your design skills either!

Pauline said...

Simply stunning Leslie! This is certainly a 'bowl of beauty'. Your colouring is gorgeous, so vibrant and the colours all blend so well together. Love the bit of gold peel off and negative left over piece, sure works well with you card today! Have already purchased this early morning, but the digi is available to download yet (insert sad face). we were out birding all day yesterday, got some lovely photos, but today is a complete washed out day with rain and possible snow/rain mix this afternoon, very damp and cold, so a good day to stay indoors and stamp. I hope you have sunshine today, enjoy your day!

Darnell said...

Just breathtaking, Leslie! You can't get that vibrancy with any other color medium IMHO. This beauty is divine and I really love how you did that unique border treatment!! Hugs, Darnell

Yogi said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!. Love how you colored it. I should use my Gansai Tambi more often. Have a great day

Maria Rodriguez. said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Leslie, you totally rocked this big and amazing image.
I'm a bit intimidated by big flowers but it looks like this was a piece of cake for you.
Different watercolor mediums render special and unique results, the Gansai Tambi watercolors are the best for bigger images.
What an amazingly beautiful card, my dear, thank you for sharing.
XO

Kathy Krug said...

All I can say is amazing. I love the rich colors you got with this beauty. You are queen of the digi stamp coloring world.

Christine Alexander said...

the new digi stamp is beautiful, but Leslie it's your colouring that blows me away :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

So amazingly gorgeous with those beautiful colors. And, the no-line coloring you do is so fabulous. I just love to see your work with these images. They are always so fantastic.

sandyh said...

while i don't normally comment, since i get your posts in my email, i just have to squeal at how beautiful this piece is! love the peony especially.
i have never used a digital stamp but i will have to look at marcella's line!
i'm not sure what you mean by you used the "no-line version" since i can see the outlines? and i have been starting to work with my gansai paints but your gorgeous coloring and shading is remarkable!
(we are starting to get some spring flowers popping here in albany...hope you are getting the same on the coast!)

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

You are certainly right - Marsella did a great job drawing this flower. It is so beautiful and your coloring just brought it to the next level! It is just breathtaking! I love the colors and you are right - no need for a sentiment!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Leslie - happy Saturday, and I hope your week-end is going happily ever after for you! Leslie, I don't know how you even do it - first of all - how you think up the colors - and secondly, how you make these phenomenal backgrounds! This new digital could not be more downright, jaw-dropping, gorgeous. And your coloring could not make them any more gorgeous! The exquisite color-details in your leaves, fronds, and petals cause me to pause and marvel. SO SO SO BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the inspiration! On my way over to PP to add this to my collection. hugs, de

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous bowl of beautifully colored flowers, Leslie. I have spent all afternoon outside Spring Cleaning in my flower beds while Denny was cleaning up his flower bed. It takes both of us and we have been working outside every nice day we get for at least a couple hours. Today was more, but so hard to come inside when it is so beautiful and sunny. I have been thinking of you often, my friend as all the perennial starts I got from you years ago are so beautiful and have spread everywhere. I bet you have been outside in your beautiful gardens too:-) Happy Springtime...Hugs. Nancy

aussie aNNie said...

ANOTHER amazing power poppy image colours with all it's beauty...loving this.xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Gorshhhh...I know I said one of these others was my all time favorite,but jeeze louise...this one is right up there too...absolutely stunning.

Henri√ętte said...

Wow Leslie, what a beautiful card. Your watercolouring is stunning, super! Thank you so much fro sharing this beautiful card.
Have a great Sunday.

Stacy Morgan said...

Leslie this is THUD worthy... Oh my goodness this is gorgeous. You rock the no line coloring every time. The fancy gold edge just notches up the class of this that extra bit. Outstanding sweet friend.

laurie said...

Your blooms look real! Beautiful and I love the bit of gold at the side..very elegant touch!

Nora Noll said...

Simply Stunning!! I LOVE the watercolor look of these. You could frame this piece!!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Leslie! This is GORGEOUS and more than that! The colors are so beautiful, and you've certainly mastered the no-line coloring technique and using your Gansai Tambi paints. Each flower is amazing, and I love the ethereal background and that sweet little bowl! Beautifully finished with the wonderful base and the "spare part" die piece along with the perfect gold sticker trim. Love that! So amazing and so inspiring, my friend! One of these days I must work on no-line watercoloring. It's on my "to do" list, but we'll see. Thanks for sharing your amazing work, my friend! You are so dear! And thanks for your comment and note of encouragement. Hugs and love! xoxo

Margaret said...

Stunning! The flower images are beautiful and your coloring as usual is awesome. I love that little gold trim along the edge and your watercolor look to the background. Beautiful.

Conniecrafter said...

You have certainly done it once again, gorgeous coloring of this, you are doing great with those paints and you found a great match in that die cut left over with your pretty border trim. No need for a sentiment with this beauty!

Susie said...

I was spellbound when I saw this the other night. Your watercoloring is really gorgeous, Leslie. There is an almost transparent look to the hellebores. And the ferns?! perfect! I love the peony, but I'm enchanted with those hellebores! I agree, Marcella is a wonderful botanical illustrator, but you have brought the illustration to life with your artistry.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW just stunning-Marcella maybe a brilliant artist but your watercolouring is amazing this definitely deserves to be framed!!! The blue negative die is just perfect and no sentiment needed
carol x

Cindy Beach said...

I"m glad it has not sentiment because I'm agreeing - this needs to be framed! Such beauty and elegance, and stunning use of color. I love the rich tones you achieved, but still with lots of white places! Can't praise this card enough. The gold trim is the icing on the cake - a perfect addition.

Linda E said...

What a beautiful stamp--and flawless execution on your part!

Lynette said...

Oh my goodness, Leslie - what a beauty!! I always love seeing your beautiful coloring, no matter what medium you choose to use.

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