Thursday, November 21, 2019

Power Poppy Hop: Season of Serenity

We're getting in the Christmas spirit at Power Poppy... showing new ways to use our classic stamp designs, remixing clear stamps into digital, and adding brand new holiday digis.

Please see this post on the Power Poppy Blog where you can comment to win.

There's still time to make a few cards, or if you have all your Christmas cards done it's never too soon to start on next year's.  I love the instant access of a digital stamp, and that's what I'm sharing today -- the first of Marcella's new digi offerings this month:  Season of Serenity.





There's a lot more to this set than what you see here on my card, but it's a start!




After I finished the Copic coloring I did the conifer needles with white acrylic paint as a way of brightening up the area around the bird.  Cut out the inside and layered over the sentiment.  My only embellishments are the die cut snowflakes.




Christmas card total:  33

Did you know we have a whole bunch of new designers at Power Poppy?  You'll meet all of them by the end of the hop, I'm sure.  I'll tell you, they bring a whole lot of talent and enthusiasm to the party!  Today I'm linking up with the following teamies:

Catherine Anderson
Christine Okken
Lisa Johansen
Nancy Sheads
Stacy Morgan
Kathy Jones
Julie Koerber
Allison Cope
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks much for stopping by!  I'll see you again later!


30 comments:

Diane said...

Stunning card and wow that blue background just makes it all 'pop'....you are so very talented!!! I hope I remember to hop each day!!

Cat Craig said...

WOW, that is awesome.

Tonya said...

Just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Yogi said...

very nice. Have a great day

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! What an incredible "collage" creation, Leslie! The set itself is really pretty. I can see why you chose this image from the set. I always marvel at the way you capture the tiniest of details (like the white highlights on the berries and in the cardinal's eye = and the falling snow around the moon. It's a lovely, fabulous creation! hugs, de

Anne Buckingham said...

Great card. Love the white highlights throughout the card. Serenity is something we all need.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and image-great idea with the tree wreath,love the white conifer needles
Carol x

Lisa K said...

Beautiful! The blue looks so calming. I love the added snowflakes to the corners.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a stunning card design and so beautiful the way you colored it. I love it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.

Carol Dee said...

Striking blue background.

Pauline said...

What a fabulous image! Leslie your colouring is amazing. The blue background makes everything pop! Great idea to paint the conifer needles white. Love the added snowflakes to finish this off! Thanks for sharing this today, I always love when you colour! Have a great day.

Stacy Morgan said...

Leslie this looks so pretty. That blue edging is amazing and really grabs you. I like that you left the sprigs white, very clever! So pretty!

Janet D. said...

Fabulous card!

Conniecrafter said...

Stunning, like how you did the snow and cut out the center for the sentiment, gorgeous coloring! This would be perfect all by itself but I do like your added snowflakes!

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Leslie, this is one beautiful scene and your copic colouring is amazing :)

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully colored Digi stamp, Leslie. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. The pressure is now on to have enough time to get thru the Christmas season to do lists! TFS another inspiring Christmas beauty. Hugs..Nancy

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the way you colored this image!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful, bold and brilliant!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Leslie, I love that amazing blue background sky you created for this beautiful image, the pops of red from the Cardinal and the berries, really stand out.
Love the details of the sweet snowflakes.
I thought there was a die to cut the sentiment out, that is some very impressive fussy cutting, my friend.
Another beautiful card for your Christmas stash, how many so far?
XO

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a beautiful card - love the bright blue! You did a fantastic job in fussy cutting! The cardinal definitely stands out!

Cindy Beach said...

When I see this beautiful card I see things you love! Mountains, greenery, birds, COLOR! A favorite of mine, Leslie, for sure! I love how you bring the digi images to life. The blue background is stunning!

pam said...

Stunning card Leslie, beautiful image and colouring, love the blue background
Pam x

Henriƫtte said...

Simply gorgeous Leslie, I love this beautiful image and you made in to a fabulous card.
Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration.

tinyfeet said...

Your blue background really made the rest of the image POP!

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful card, your colouring is always just so perfect, love what you have done here and have a great weekend.xx

laurie said...

Oh my word!! This is beyond gorgeous! Again with the blue...i just love it!

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

Darlene said...

LOVE this image and how you've colored it! The blue background REALLY makes it POP! And, in my mind you can't talk about Christmas without mentioning the Cardinals ... always so beautiful against the snowy backgrounds in the winter months. Thanks for beautiful inspiration!

Sue D said...

So pretty. I like your coloring and the snowflake embellishments.

Lisa said...

Wow, the blue background really draws in the eye and helps showcase the wonderful image!