Pretty Peonies!

Julie Warner –
Don’t you love these beautiful peony images? I think they are just gorgeous and I couldn’t wait to color them. For my first card, I’m using the Unabashedly Upbeat Challenge (PPUPBEAT1on the Power Poppy Blog. I thought it was an awesome album cover but for some reason I remembered it having some lime green, so I added it. Anyway, I like the lime green added to the mix and that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Julie Warner –
I played around with the images for quite a while since my images are digital and I’m not really used to using digital on a regular basis. Originally, I had the peonies and the greeting all on one page, layered on a copyright free script ledger image and a gradient background I made.  You can see how it originally looked after I colored in the peonies on the image below. It looked ok, but a tad flat for me, so I printed out another background w/ just the ledger and gradient bg, fussy cut the original Copic colored peonies and put them together like you see above. I added a die cut black frame and die cut the greeting then attached my peonies on top using some dimensional silicone.
Julie Warner –

Stamps: Power PoppyPeonies
Paper: X-Press It white, black
Ink: none
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders Resplendent rectangles, matting basics A & B dies, Gimp software (for making background)

Julie Warner –
On my second card, I used the Sketch Challenge  (PPSketch1) on Power Poppy blog. Again, since my images are digital, I printed out the peonies in a medium/large size and colored them with Copics. Usually I’ll just do an out of the box treatment on the image, but I wanted the peonies to be slightly elevated so I fussy cut them and attached them to a large white oval with foam tape. The green background was die cut w/ one of the matting basics dies then embossed for a little texture. I used the Perfect Paper Crafting mini rulers to cut the 1/16th white mat before adding it all to a die cut coral layer. 
Julie Warner –
I had a little trouble with the two horizontal bands, and I actually ended up using the negative from a die cut flag and backing it with a textured white strip. Two Candi dots in slightly different green shades were added as a finishing touch. Julie Warner –


Stamps: Power Poppy – Peonies
Paper: X-Press It white, coral, moss green
Ink: none
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders petite ovals, labels 16, matting basics A & B dies, Candi dots, MFT fishtail banner dies, Lifestyle/Quickutz embossing folder (Chevron set), Perfect Paper Crafting mini layers

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Challenges: PPSketch1, PPUPBEAT1

7 Responses to Pretty Peonies!

  1. These cards are both amazing Julie. I particularly like the color and design of the first one. Your coloring is spectacular.

  2. Julie, I am a BIG fan of all the new PowerPoppy stamps and digitals. I love what you have done with this peony digital. I love both the pink and the blue ones. Love your gorgeous skills of coloring.

  3. In.Cred.I.Ble!!!!! Absolutely blown away by what you’ve done with the peonies, Julie. Holy smokes. Thank you SO much for playing in our challenges. ~m

  4. You outdid yourself with these flowers. They are both coloured so well. I’m really attracted to the blue. Gorgeous.

  5. Wow Julie! So stunning! Your colouring is just stunning on both of these. Especially the blue/green light shadow. So glad you jumped into the challenges with us at Power Poppy!

  6. Avatar Katie Sims
    Katie Sims says:

    Wow Julie, I love how you colored up the peonies in both of your cards! Love the green mixed in to the blue tones on the first, and those pinks on the second are gorgeous! That negative die cut you used was genius for the sketch card! I am so glad you could play along with Power Poppy in the challenges this month. And no one could ever tell that you don’t use digis all the time because you totally rocked them! 🙂

  7. Wow, Julie! These are stunning! I love each one! And a BIG congratulations on being one of the winners!!! Woohoo, sweet friend! Hugs!