Cup of Columbine

Hey all! Today I have a Sneak peek of a image that will be available tomorrow (March 15, 2018) in the Power Poppy store!

Power Poppy - Cup of Columbine - Jessie Banks.jpg

This gorgeous image is called Cup of Columbine! And I adore it. I of course, cropped and rotated it then painted it up with my Daniel Smith Watercolours!

And of course, there is a process video!

I hope you enjoyed it!
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Kraftin Kimmie Stamps – March Preview Day 1


It is the first day of peeks for April’s release at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!

Today’s set is wonderful, it’s full of great birthday wishes, with a little bit of humour and sass!


I started by stamping and embossing a couple these sentiment on a piece of watercolour paper.

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Kick-assy Birthday

I taped my paper to the board I use for watercolouring, shhh it’s a big thin cutting board I stole from my other half lol.

Check out this versatile birthday set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today! You’ll see the list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guests below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we’re doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don’t miss it!

Check out all the amazing creations featuring the Kick Assy Birthdays stamp set as you hop around the Krafty Team’s blogs!

1. Alexis Crossland-Smith – Krafty DT 8. Marieke Slaats – Krafty DT 15. Katya Bess – March Krafty Guest
2. Melanie Holtz – Krafty DT 9. Melany Lefebvre – Krafty DT 16. Sue Taylor-Hill – Krafty Kit Guest!
3. Sabrina van Vloten – Krafty DT 10. Mindy Eggen – Krafty DT 17. Kate Ledum – Krafty Kit Guest
4. Delphine Kehren – Krafty DT 11. Deborah Deruyck – Krafty DT 18. Charis Fisher Young – Krafty Kit Guest
5. Marilyn Webb – Krafty DT 12. Larisa Hohman – Krafty DT 19. Diana Degan – Krafty Kit Guest
6. Stephen Kropf – Krafty DT 13. Jessie Rone – Krafty DT 20. Wanda Tensen – Krafty Kit Guest
7. Jessie Banks – Krafty DT 14. Chitra Menon – March Krafty Guest!

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Heart Abloom

Hey everyone, welcome to another Inspire Me Monday! I am here with you all again today, hoping to pop some cropping and watercolour inspiration into your Monday!
Power Poppy - Heart Abloom - Jessie Banks.jpg
I enlarged and cropped the Heart Abloom Digital Image to fit the front of an A2 size card, then printed it out on Fabriano Artistico 140lbs extra white hotpress watercolour paper. I then pulled out some of my Daniel Smith paints and had a blast painting up all these gorgeous florals!

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Blossoming Cherry

Hey everyone! It is time for a new release from Power Poppy!! This new digital image is called Blossoming Cherries! This is a gorgeous branch of floral with three sentiments to go along with it! I have always loved colouring and painting up floral images!

Power Poppy - Blossoming Cherries - Jessie Banks

I painted this one up with my Daniel Smith watercolours, using transparent laters on Fabriano Artistico 140lbs hotpress watercolour paper!

Isn’t Marcella just a genious with the images she gives us to play with!

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Lucky Tulip

Hey all! I recently ordered some stamps from a company for the first time, so today I have a card to share featuring Lucky Tulip from The Ton.

The Ton - Lucky Tulips - Jessie Banks.jpg

It has been a long time since I have watercoloured come flowers. It was so fun and relaxing to sit down and play with them. I love the way this card came out.

I used a bunch of different paint colours, Moon Glow, Cobalt Blue, Sap Green, Serpentine Genuin, Green Apatite Genuine, Quinacridone Gold, Rose of Ultramarine, Quinacridone Coral, and Quinacridone Violet.

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The Greeting Farm – Preview Day 4


Hey everyone! Welcome to day 4 of previews for The Greeting Farm! That means that tomorrow you can pick up these 4 fantastic sets!! Today we have Spectacular!

The Greeting Farm - Spectacular - Jessie Banks WM.jpg

This set comes with a bunch of different glasses, that fit on every Anya and Ian, that I have tried to put them on so far! I broke out my Daniel Smith Watercolours for this sweet heart! Keeping my colours light and washy over a washy background, and I thrilled with the way this one came out!

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My Favorite Things – Sketch Challenge #339

Hey everyone! Today I have a card for My Favorite Things – Sketch Challenge #339! I love taking part in these challenges they stretch my imagination with the products I have, and get me using my collection of MFT stamps!

MFT - Loveable Leopards - Jessie Banks.jpg

Isn’t this leopard absolutely adorable! I painted him up from the Loveable Leopards set using my Daniel Smith and Schmicke Watercolours. The background was also created using my watercolours.

Colours used:
May Green, Sap Green, Parylene Green
Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Gold, Sepia

MFT - Loveable Leopards 2 - Jessie Banks

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