Friday, March 28, 2014

Springtime Love

Can you believe we’re finally here?!  It’s time to show off all that’s going to rock the Design World with Power Poppy!  There’s so much beauty blooming in the next few days!   So happy to have you join us!


Our first Power Poppy set, hot off the presses, may have you hearing the alluring tones of a French accordion and whispering Ooh La La. Springtime Love  is in the air and this set embodies romance -- with passionate petals and love-laced sentiments. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley as she went in for the kiss, this beauty of a set measures 4" by 6”. 


Look at this gorgeous sunshine bouquet!  Some of my all time favourite flowers are spring flowers.  I really have a thing for tulips, grapevine hyacinth (especially together), and I love the dainty look of bleeding hearts.  They are some of my first flowers to come up and I just love that they bring colour after a long winter, and to me, they speak of God’s unfailing goodness.  

Talk about beautiful to colour too...just look at all this prettiness!  Colouring is with Copics, the papers are older MME because I just loved how that background paper paired with the bouquet and I’ve added lots of pretty ribbons round the design, much like a May Day pole.  I thought it could use some dainty sewing so that’s how the layers are attached.  


A better look at the colouring above.  


And finally a look at the pretty sentiment inside - hand lettered by Marcy.  Gorgeous right?  Sigh...I love spring.  Can’t wait for it to really get here. 

Now that you've been swept away with that free-feeling Springtime Love, why not traipse around to take in some more? The Bloom Brigade has plenty to share!  I know they’re going to wow you.  What a lineup of talent and beauty!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

See you back here tomorrow, when we'll have you movin' and groovin' to a spunky and fun Power Poppy beat! 

25 comments:

Ruthie said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is amazing!

KimCreate said...

A big loud WOW! Stunning background design beneath that stunningly colored beauty. Love the unexpected hexagon shape!

Joan V said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Christine. Love that die shape with the bouquet.

Liz Williams said...

Wow, can't wait to purchase these lovely stamps. Your card is so gorgeous and love the paper choices.

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic coloring, your paper compliments it so well, like how you highlighted the words on the inside sentiment too, neat touch!

Karen W said...

Gorgeous blending of the sets and coloring, I was all set to shop today, guess I have to wait until the 1st.

Julie Koerber said...

The depth in which you color --- never gets old!! I always love too to look at just how perfectly you match your fabulous art to the decorative papers - You are a MASTER at that! :-)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh so country and beautiful feeling Christine. I like the paper and your colors. A beautiful bouquet!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! A burst of sunshine on your beautiful card! It's been a while since I peeked at the Yahoo group, so this is a total surprise for me. Gorgeous, Christine!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just beautiful, Christine! Love the rich, warm color palette, and your coloring is DIVINE!

Allison Cope said...

Oooo... this is pure gorgeousness Christine! I love the sift, subtle almost water colour back ground of your beautifully coloured bouquet! So fun and cheerful!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Congratulations on your new gig Christine! Yay . . . I'm so happy for you! This design is perfectly stunning! I love your coloring, as well as the background paper . . . so, so beautiful!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning...and that sentiment!

Beth said...

Beautiful love the addition of the ribbon strips on the front of your card.....each stop I make is so eye pleasing.

AussieParcher said...

Gorgeous vintage looking card.
Love the colours of this.

Candida said...

What a beautiful card for a beautiful stamp. Love the bright colors and how you used the ribbons. Just perfect!

Katie Sims said...

Oh Christine...your coloring is always spectacular! I love, love, love how you colored up this beautiful bouquet....and those luscious papers make a perfect background! This just sings Spring! :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Girl, you know I"m always in awe of your coloring skills!! And I just love how you added the color-highlighted sentiment in the inside!! Beautiful work, as always!

Becky said...

wow Christine, this is awesome. Love how you combined both of these stamps together, and what gorgeous coloring.

Kathy Jones said...

GASP!!! Absolutely Spectacular Christine and that colouring is DIVINE!!!! Love how you decorated the inside and coloured the words too! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!

Jean McKenzie said...

Beautiful card! I love your layout and the ribbon banners. Your colouring is so perfect and what a great idea to colour the lettering of the words!

Gabrielle McCann said...

Gorgeous!

KarinsArtScrap said...

o this is very beautiful Christine.

gr karin

dpkennedy said...

I love the vintage feel of this! Stunning and vibrant!

Marcella Hawley said...

I can picture your absolute treasure of a card placed inside a glass cloche, on an end table in an English manor house. And every person who is lucky enough to sit beside it at tea time gazes over, and is entranced by its beauty.