Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy Gerbera Daisies


Hi friends!  I saw some exciting news the other day - I was picked as one of the Peeps of the Week over on the Power Poppy blog!!!  It's so fun to see your own card up on a stamp company's blog!  

Then the next day, I got some happy mail - some new stamps from Power Poppy!  A dear friend gifted me some Power Poppy stamps (thank you so much, sweetie!!!) and I was so excited, I was squealing!  LOL  I absolutely love gerbera daisies, and I immediately inked up this gerbera daisy stamp from Power Poppy's Glads and Gerberas Stamp Set.  There is one particular color of gerbera daisy that I always look for, a deep reddish/salmony/orange-ish color.  Something about that color just calls my name.  I love the reds and yellows, but that orange-y red flower is the one I crave when shopping for gerbera daisy plants.

So I tried to color these flowers up in that orange-y red color that I love so much.  I think I came close, if a bit more vivid than the real flowers would be.  :-)  I stamped a sentiment from the same set above the flowers and tied some twine around the flowers for a sweet little accent.  I'm keeping this card as flat as possible so I can pop it in the mail to a sweet friend.  

I'm also entering this card into this week's Peep of the Week challenge on the Power Poppy blog.  If you have some Power Poppy stamps, why don't you play along too?  You never know if you might be the next Peep of the Week!!


7 comments:

Beth Norman said...

Congrats on being picked as one of the Peeps of the Week. You work hard creating and deserve it. I love gerbera daisies too and yellow and pink are my favourites. I think you did a good job recreating your favourite colour.

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- love the color of these daisies- your card is a beauty! Congrats on the win- how fun is that!

Leslie Miller said...

Way to go with these gorgeous orangey-red Gerberas, Holly! Fabulous coloring and I really love the card design. Congrats on your Peep of the Week recognition! You're making some awesome cards with these Power Poppy stamps!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty and a cheerful sentiment to match.

ChristineCreations said...

So pretty Holly! I love the layout for the gerberas with the center panel. Awesome job colouring up these beauties! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Power Poppy!

Dawn B. said...

Congratulations Holly. Your creations always are so beautiful. I love the colors you chose for this card. They are some of my favorite. Thanks for joining us at Power Poppy this week.

Julie Koerber said...

Squeel!!!! So fun to see you in action Ms. Holly! Love this bright, bold and colorful creation with an oh-so-clean and classy design! :-)