Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pretty Peonies

I have always had a special place in my garden for peonies.  At our first home in the US midwest we had a number of peony plants, many with double blooms  - they were so beautiful and colourful - I had pink and fuchsia there.  Here at home, as I’ve mentioned before,  I have transplanted my grandma’s peonies.  They are so special to me because I was named after her and she died before I was born.  So, every time I look at them, it’s a little reminder of my heritage.  

Today’s Power Poppy peonies are delightful!  Full of fluffy petals which are gorgeous to colour!

I chose to go with a soft and romantic theme with this card.  I cut out the image with a beautiful Spellbinder’s shape Marvelous Squares, backing it onto another Labels shape that I embossed with a lattice folder.   The colouring is really soft with Copics, and it’s all paired with some pretty baby themed paper from Graphic 45.  

I’ve added some lovely rose netted ribbon and then made a satin ribbon rose myself to accent.  Here is link to the tutorial for the ribbon rose on my blog too.  It’s easy and makes a pretty and elegant accent.  

I trimmed just a part of the sentiment for the outside of the card.  And then the entire sentiment inside as you can see below.

Here’s the Copics I used for the colouring.  

A Reminder again of the FUN NEWS!  At Power Poppy we want to give in to your inner voice that craves instant gratification!  This month the release will be all digital - meaning you can download, print and use the images as soon as they land in your inbox!  

And then, it gets even better...Are you ready for some incredible fun?  During the whole month of May, well not only share ideas on how to use these beauties, but well also give those who purchase them extra ways to win some Power Poppy goodies!  Each Friday during May, well usher in challenges designed around our new and beautiful digi images!  

Its been fun to already see many of you trying out these digis in galleries around blogland!  

Here’s the link to the beautiful Peonies set....I know you’ll want to have it in your grasp ASAP...and the great thing is YOU CAN!  Go get it and enjoy!   Make sure you stop by the Power Poppy Blog today Marcy has a post about these peony beauties!

Here’s our Bloom Brigade in action, I know you’ll be wowed!

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


Liz Williams said...

Looks like another wonderful image. I love peonies and your card is magnificent. Looks like I have a $5 a day habit. Gotta go order the next digi. Some people spend it at Starbuck's, I prefer investing in my floral image garden. LOL

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers Christine! I just love the soft, subtle colour of your peonies! So beautiful and your card details are to die for. Stunning chickie!

dpkennedy said...

This is so soft and romantic! I love the colors you used and the inside is finished so beautifully! Love it!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine! How soft and delicate! I love this color, and I have this paper!!! So beautiful, and I love the dies layered for textured and the gorgeous ribbons! Fabulous, sweet friend! Hugs!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous and elegant card Christine.

gr karin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Christine! Very delicate coloring and wonderful ribbon rose.

Leslie Miller said...

The first time I laid eyes on this card I fell head over heels in love with it! It is so beautiful, Christine. You achieved the soft and romantic look you were going for and then some! Love that pretty flower sprigged paper in the background and the ribbon flowers. Just gorgeous!

Dawn B. said...

This is so soft and pretty. I really struggle with soft on my cards but am soft spoken and quiet...weird. I too love these flowers. My mom had them in her yard too. What a wonderful tribute to your grandma. I didn't know you lived in the midwest. I grew up in IL. LOVE the midwest. It grows some great flowers.

Linda Knox said...

Absolutely beautiful card. I also love the ribbon flower you made. How did you do that???

Karen W said...

So soft and elegant!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous flowers and I so love the dies you used for framing, the texture on the back piece is so cool!

Jerri Jimenez said...

So beautiful and elegant Christine, a very delicate card, the colors are so beautiful!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Christine, this color palette is so soft and serene. It's like butter! ;-) What a statement this creation makes!

Traci M said...

This is beautiful, Christine!! Love the softness and the pretty rose lace. Such a special keepsake of your Grandma's, too!