Saturday, March 3, 2018

Power and Spark Challenge~Fabric Inspired!

Hi friends! We're having such balmy pre-Spring weather today!! I know snow is still going to make an occasional appearance...but today the wind is blowing warm breezes.
I just purchased a new pillow for my stamp room! I had acquired a couple of gift cards to Pier 1 so I splurged and this little piece of embroidery brings so much cheer to my space.
So I made a card inspired by my pillow fabric to participate in March's Power and Spark Challenge~using fabric as your inspiration.  Allison Cope leads this challenge, and if you visit the Power Poppy blog, she shares a lot of Pinterest inspired boards!
Here is the fabric (just an up close of the pillow.)

I perused all of my Power Poppy stamps and wanted to make a bright I chose the "Folk Heart" stamps and made this card:

I had so much fun with this card, coloring with copics and using a mixture of corals, hot pinks, brilliant blues and sunny yellows! I added a colored button and twine to the top corner and used some fun gingham papers...and I actually think it's one of the cutest cards I've made in awhile. Every once in awhile, I am pretty happy with a card. I really wanted to ground the image, so I just cut out the dies twice with two different different gingham in yellow and coral...and layered the coral gingham to the bottom of the die cut.
That's it, thanks so much for stopping by! I so appreciate it when you do and delight in your comments! Blessings on your day!


  1. That is a lovely pillow! And you made such a pretty card with the inspiration! Love the gingham touches. Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy this month Traci!

  2. Your card is a delightful representation of your pillow print. I'd suggest that you frame it to brighten another corner of your craft room!

  3. Oh, Traci, how wonderful that your weather is starting to feel a bit like spring! And I love the new pillow you purchased for your craft room. I looked at a closeup and love the texture of the embroidery. Beautiful addition and a perfection inspiration piece! Your card is gorgeous, and the sweet image from Folk Heart is perfect. I love your coloring and colors, and the gingham adds a lovely touch. Stunning card, sweet friend! Spring is coming full bloom soon! Warm, sunny hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

  4. What a super card you made! Love it.

  5. I haven't even played in this challenge yet, time is just crazy here. Your fabric and card are perfectly match. Super springy and fresh feeling. Great sketch to boot.


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