Friday, March 27, 2020

It's a Beautiful Day

I've wanted to color this digital stamp forever and it finally happened.  My particular version is watercolored and I totally made up how the orchids should be colored, but for all I know there may be orchids exactly like this.  Honestly, coloring is a lot easier when you make it up as you go along.

The stamp is a Power Poppy digital -- Perched in the Orchids -- and, yes, it's on sale right now.
Sentiment is from the retired and sold out (sad face) -- Best Day Ever.
Watercolor was done with a combination of Gansai Tambi paints and Tombow dual brush markers.




Seriously, I had to use this sentiment.




Inside is quickly finished with another sentiment from the retired set plus a stamp from the clear set -- Orchids Rock.  Love that set and its sentiments.




The massive sale is still going on at Power Poppy.  Many clear stamps and digis on sale plus there are offers on free shipping for domestic orders and discount shipping for international orders.  Some of these clear sets are retiring (sob, sniff, sad face), but Marcella needs room for the new stamps that will be coming soon (happy face).  See all SALE items here.




That's all from me, friends!  I will direct you to the Power Poppy blog where team samples will blow you away.  Gorgeous stuff!  Links will be provided there so you can leave some comment love with the designers.  These girls are somethin' else.  Really.

Have a happy and healthy day!


28 comments:

Robyn Oliver said...

Just simply gorgeous Leslie love this image and your beautiful colouring, Robyn

Glenda said...

I always love to come visit and see what you have going on. This is lovely and I love those two colorful birds. They just make me smile! Have a great ending of the week!

Diane said...

Gorgeous tropical colors surely to brighten anyone's day. The orchards are beautifully colored and I have seen them in LOTS of different colors, love the pretty colors of the birds too...definitely a card to make anyone happy to receive! I did go to the sale and have a small order coming, all thanks to YOU lol!! I have a lot of Marcella's stamps from her early days with Flourishes, and I love each and every one of them!!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Beautiful and flawless water coloring!! You never disappoint. Keep them coming!

Stacy Morgan said...

Ummm... Just gorgeous is right. Leslie this water coloring is awesome! How vibrant and the smooth lines... Gorgeous!!!

Pauline said...

Wow! Gorgeous indeed! Leslie your watercolouring just flows so perfectly, no hard water lines, which for me seems hard to do. Love the richness and vibrancy of the colours. Beautiful colouring on the orchids, nice tones and love the little speckles on the centers. I agree, your sentiment on the front is a perfect fit! Always love how you finish your insides as well. Thanks so much for sharing today, you made my day! Ran out early this morning just as stores were opening, to run a couple of errands and groceries. Now in for the next week or 2. I hope to get creative this weekend, it's been a while. Stay healthy, stay creative!

Yogi said...

Gorgeous. And I'm absolutely certain there are orchids like that somewhere. Beautiful coloring. Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What bright and pretty colors! Beautiful coloring. I'm sure the receiver will love getting this card! Have a good and safe weekend.

Verna Angerhofer said...

You rocked this! What a gorgeous floral and bird design and the colors are off the wall beautiful! I wish I could do half as well coloring but for some reason I am not very great at watercoloring. I guess I will have to try and do more and maybe practice will improve things for me one day too. But keep inspiring me!

Cat Craig said...

oh this is so pretty, Leslie. The coloring is gorgeous. And there are orchids similar to those colors. Hubs send me some while we were dating.

Bobbi-spapertrail.blogspot.com said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning, Leslie. Those orchids are perfect. And I do believe those little birds are Sun Conures. (not sure if I spelled that right). I used to have one and they are the sweetest little birds. Your coloring on those cuties is also perfect! Love this happy little card! Be safe! Hugs to Wally and Lulu too!

Margaret said...

Wow! Just gorgeous. The colors are so bright and vibrant. The blending is fantastic. You never cease to amaze me with your work.

Christine Alexander said...

certainly a tonic seeing all these tropical colours Leslie, life is way to serious at the moment.
stay safe hugs Christine :)

nancy littrell said...

Who would ever guess you used a digi stamp for your gorgeous flowers and birds..not me! I love your Spring colors, watercolor wash and splatters gorgeous sentiment. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs and stay safe, mf....Nancy

Kathy Krug said...

This card just makes me HAPPY!! The colors and coloring are fantastic and if there are not orchids that look like this there should be.

Sumer Madaan said...

Hey Leslie,
This is a gorgeous image.
Meraki

aussie aNNie said...

wowow love this so gorgeous, and so tempted to get this but need to pull the reigns in...xx

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous image and WOW absolutely fabulous water colouring
Carol x

Darlene said...

WOW I LOVE all the beautiful tropical colors you've chosen and your birds are colored perfectly too! Yes, that sentiment is very fitting! LOVELY LOVELY card my friend! You are amazing!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow look at that Awesome creation, your watercoloring is outstanding, just screams spring!! I say it is fun to color the way you want it to be, that's what I decided to stamp my lilies all different colors :) That sentiment is great for this that's for sure!

Camille Short said...

Freakin' awesome!

Henri√ętte said...

Such a sweet card with gorgeous colours Leslie.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe & healthy and have a great weekend.

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! Thisis absolutely stunning Leslie... So beautifully painted. It made me happy just seeing this!
Thanks so much too for your lovely comments... Be well!

Donna Ellis said...

What a wonderful way of brightening someone's day, and making them feel extra special, Leslie! That sentiment is absolute excellence with your beautifully colored birds! And the fantasy orchids look like they should! My favorite thing is to color flowers, birds and butterflies in make-believe colors. Leslie, you could likely set a brush in mud and bring out a masterpiece with your special talents. Isn't this creation so exquisitely graceful? I think so... apologies for not leaving more timely comments BUT wishing you much love today. hugs, de

Lynette said...

So beautiful, Leslie! I have an orchid blooming right now that looks similar to that:)

Cindy Beach said...

Such a burst of beautiful colors, Leslie! Seeing this gorgeous card makes a great beginning to my day. So glad that you were able to enjoy your watercoloring again. Love everything about it!

Davi said...

Beautiful card!! You did a wonderful coloring this image the birds looks sooo real!!

Loll said...

Wow ... I mean WOW!! Amazing colouring of this gorgeous image, Leslie. And that sentiment ... I can just hear the one bird saying it to the other! :) Amazing watercolour skills, my friend! xx