Saturday, May 25, 2019

Seaside Sweetness

Hello, friends!  I posted yesterday that through this weekend all digital stamps in the Power Poppy shop are on sale for 20% off, and even more fun is that Marcella's doing one of her Digital Blitzes -- 18 new digi downloads previously released only as clear stamps.  There are several I'd like to color, and will eventually, but I'm starting off with Seaside Sweetness.  I've loved this image in the clear set, Under Glass, but being able to enlarge it is one of the things I enjoy most about digis.  For this 5" card I made it big enough to be a significant focal point, but not so big that I couldn't play with the card design around it.




Coloring is with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol on student grade drawing paper.  I don't especially care for the look of this paper's texture, so after coloring I applied three coats of spray matte sealer which smoothed it out and gave it a nice finished look.

The designer paper is Mintay Marina.  Looks like the image and paper were made for each other, doesn't it?  All the Mintay pads come with several sheets of little images and frames and such that can be used for decoration.  In this case the bottle is cute with a sentiment from the Under Glass clear stamp set.  Is that a joy elixir in the bottle?




Here are the details on the sale again:




Marcella will be sending out a newsletter with lots of info and luscious photos, but you can find the entire Spring Digital Blitz Collection here.

You'll also enjoy these samples:

Broni Holcombe
Nancy Sheads
Christine Okken
Barb Walker

So much going on, so much beauty to color, sigh...  Have a happy day!


Stamps:  Power Poppy Seaside Sweetness digital stamp set and Under Glass Clear set (sentiment)  Paper:  Mead student grade drawing paper, Neenah white card base covered with Mintay Marina designer paper  Ink:  Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black  Coloring:  Prismacolor Pencils with Gamsol odorless mineral spirits  Dies:  Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small, Sue Wilson Pierced Flags

24 comments:

Glenda said...

Oh girl! I love everything about this! I keep scrolling back up to have another look. From the weathered frame to the subtle colors of the image; the message in a bottle and the fabulous background paper! I love the blue and white polka dot paper!! Have a great weekend!

Pauline said...

Wowzy!! (is that a word, lol?) Leslie I am awe struck. Your papers most certainly do go with your beautifully coloured image. It couldn't be more fitting! I've never used student grade paper, but I must say the outcome of your colouring on it is fabulous! Love the wood grain circle and your little bottle tag! I love the idea of the stamps made into digi form for enlargement or shrink purpose. I had ordered a few more of the Mintay papers a couple of weeks ago and this pack was one of them. Can't wait to get some of the new digi's as well. Heading off to work today (yes I know it's Saturday, but we have a huge project being implemented next weekend). Have a wonderful day. So glad I took a peek into my Feedly before heading out, you just made my day!

Sherri said...

Double wow, Leslie! This is just gorgeous! Once again your coloring talents are proof that it doesn't make any difference which medium you use! You are a master of all of them!!

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie, I need to come to your house for some colouring tutorials, I'm always in awe of your work with all colouring techniques :)

Yogi said...

lovely card. now I have something to inspire me BIG GRIN. Thanks for the news about the Power Poppy sale. Picked up a few digis... This one was one of them. Have a great day

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a magnificent card design and I can see why you wanted that digi. I love the image you used for this card too and the wonderful beachy feel to it.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW brilliant card love the image and fabulous colouring and the porthole- you sure are right the papers are just perfect
Carol x

Darlene said...

OH WOW this is just FABULOUS! Of course your coloring is A+ perfect and your overall design using that awesome Mintay paper is just beautiful! LOVE this red, white & blue beauty! PERFECT project for the current weekend! WELL DONE my friend! Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you & hubby! (And of course Wally & LuLu)

Margaret said...

So gorgeous! I love the image and your coloring is just perfect with that Mintay paper. Great card for this weekend.

nancy littrell said...

I would never guess that you used digi stamps on your colorful fun seaside card design, Leslie. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

CaroleAnn said...

This is just beautiful! The coloring is wonderful and the composition - everything complements one another! I love your cards! I just want to be by the Sea now:)

Donna Ellis said...

WOWEEEEE! isn't this a wonderful stamp set the way you've used it? Never would my imagination of been artsy enough to showcase these gorgeous images in such a patriotic and nautical manner - like a lovely collage which invites the viewer to smell the salty air, enjoy the basic things of life, and feel the movement of waves beneath their feet. It's a beautiful card, Miss Leslie! hugs, de

laurie said...

Awesome coloring and I really like that designer paper too. I LOVE the patriotic colors!!!

Cindy Beach said...

Oh my goodness! I saw this image yesterday at the site. It's amazing what you have done to bring it to life on your beautiful card! The papers, the patriotic colors, beautify stitching and layout - a showstopper in every way! You know I love this, Leslie! That JOY elixir is just oozing out over cyberspace, lol!

Cindy Beach said...

And may I add just one more thing? WOW, what a fab photo!

Barb said...

Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS, Leslie! I love the color palette and your coloring! The card design, layout and patterned papers all work together perfectly! Love, love, LOVE it!

Barbara said...

Hello Leslie! I bought this digital image without seeing your beautiful design and now I a, so stinking happy that it is mine to play with as well. Love the large image and they holiday colors that you used. Sure looks like a fun card to start off the summer. Thanks for the inspiration. Now, going to pin it.

Lagene said...

Awesome creation, I especially love the colors and layout!

ChristineCreations said...

Leslie, the pencils really give it that soft peaceful dreamy look. What a fabulous combination of colouring, papers and accents! This is such a beautifully pulled together design!

Conniecrafter said...

You have an excellent match between your wonderful paper and the image you used, I so love the message in the bottle, i think that is my favorite part :) Like the distressed feel to the framing!

Ros Crawford said...

I think I could look at this all day! What a stunner Leslie... So much interest and so beautifully put together!

pam said...

Stunning creation Leslie, you are such a perfect colourist! I`d have thought this was a bought topper, not coloured.. gorgeous and perfect.
Hugs Pam x

Diane said...

Another WOW card!! Beautifully created and what a perfect combination with the Mintay papers and a perfect card for the holiday, you are so dang creative and I LOVE seeing what you do. Great sale with the digis, but I missed it as I had my puter shut down for all the storms...but there is always a next time!! I packed up all my watercolors, some other supplies and when we head out Friday they are going with...wish me luck lol!!

Stacy Morgan said...

The new digi's are awesome and your pencils look wonderful. A very soft edge that is perfect for this beachy image. The layout and paper you used are perfect.

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