Hello! It’s Friday Peep time at Power Poppy and I’m sharing what I love today – fresh veggies from the Farmers Market set. When you play along with the Peep of the Week Challenge you may be selected for the Power Poppy Customer Board on Pinterest, as well as being featured on the Power Poppy Blog – AND -- at the end of the month ALL the players from ALL the challenges are entered into a random drawing to win a stamp set of their choice. Would you like a chance to win a Power Poppy set? Again this week it’s “anything goes” as long as you use a Power Poppy image. Remember, there are digis available here so you can have something to play with right away. In addition to this week’s Peep of the Week Challenge, you still have time to play in the Pop Goes the World 2 Color Challenge through August 31st. That’s actually TWO chances to win stamps!
I should call this “The Card I Almost Gave Up On”, considering all the set backs I had during the making of it. You see, I thought I could put this together quickly since the image was already colored and I had a sketch picked out to work with. Well . . . first I somehow managed to dump my entire case of Copic markers all over my stamp room floor. Okay. . . then when I finished stitching the image panel I realized I’d run out of bobbin thread less than halfway through. Want to know how many tries it took me to rewind the bobbin? I lost count. Thread tangled everywhere over and over again! Deep breath. Bobbin finally conquered, I carefully lined up the needle with the holes and finished the stitching. Once I had everything put together I sat back and took a look and, oh, geez – I’d placed the line for my table top way too low. It was clear down there by the large tomato, and the eggplant on the left had its bottom hanging out in midair. I did the best I could to fix that up and avoid coloring over the stitches, and believe me, by that time I was ready to call it quits. However, if points were given for perseverance I tallied up a lot of them because I went on to finish the inside and stamp an envelope and get the darn thing photographed. One photograph. No photo of the Copics. Remember, I dumped them. . .
Nevertheless, it was a good day. I plan to use this card for Thanksgiving, so I’m happy about being a little ahead of time on that. I’m also feeling good about combining our Peep of the Week Challenge with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #233. I love working with sketches, and I’m hoping I can pick at least one to work with every week. Here’s the sketch:
I’m getting this in right under the wire as it closes tonight. Hmmm. . . perhaps I should explore some additional sketch options as well.
You’ll love these samples from the Bloom Brigade:
In case you were wondering, we’re going to wait just a little bit longer for the next Power Poppy release. Hey, with five stamp sets released in August I still have quite a few images to get inky, so I can stay busy while I wait for Christmas. That’s right – Christmas! Wait till you see what Marcella has been drawing for you! Be excited. Be very excited! See you again soon!
Stamps: Farmers Market Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Bazzill Prismatics Papaya cardstock, Memory Box Meadow cardstock, Bo Bunny Autumn Song designer paper Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers for coloring Accessories: 1 1/4” and 1 3/8” circle punches, heart punch, Scotch brand foam mounting tape to pop up heart