Friday, May 23, 2014

Get Sketchy - Gerberas

Friday!  Yay!  This starts a very busy weekend for us.  Our daughter’s commencement is tonight where she’ll be playing in the Symphonic processional and recessional and also walking the stage wtih 900 other grade 12 students in her school.  Her graduation banquet is tomorrow, and we have family coming into town for 10 days too.  The kids have been counting off the days for weeks.  My little nephew that’s coming who is 3 has been waking up every morning for months saying, “Is it Canada Day yet?” :)  Totally makes me smile.  

How about something bright and sunny for your Friday?  It’s a new Challege at Power Poppy and this week it’s a Sketch.  Be inspired by the sketch, use whatever shape you like for your die cut and feel free to flip this sketch any which way! Stop by the Power Poppy Blog for full details.    

So these are the lovely sunny Gerbera Daisies.  I decided to go in Power Poppy inspired colours too, with vibrant oranges and greens.  The flowers are coloured with Copics and I paired it all with some fresh white Cougar Opaque card stock to keep that crisp effect with the colours.  

As you can see I used the gerbera image to print in the background too, I just enlarged the image, and changed the colour of the daisies to orange and you have your own custom paper.  To help distinguish layers I embossed the larger white panel too.  

One of the blooms on the top is popped up, and there are some circle accents including the sentiment from our Good Thinking: Renewal set.  I needed something small that would fit perfectly in a little circle.  

So come along and play with our digitals in this fun Sketch Challenge!  

Here’s a few extra deets:  Entries will be accepted until 3PM EST on May 30th. A winner will be announced on June 2nd, after our June release (cant wait to show you). Keyword for the challenge for online galleries is : PPSKETCH1. The winner wins a set of their choice. Players DO need to use one of the new digital stamps to play along.  Easy peasy!

Heres the beautiful Bloom Brigade playing along today:  

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker


Karen W said...

Beautiful card, great sketch also. I've tried going into Cindy and Leslie's blog from yours and Power Poppy's etc and nothing is working, maybe theirs are down? I will try and play later.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's another gorgeous card Christine.

gr karin

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring, neat idea to use the enlarged image for the background. Hope you enjoy your weekend celebrating your daughter and having fun with extended family!!

CherylQuilts said...

Stunning coloring, Christine! I love your take on the sketch with such vibrant colors! Wow! Hugs!

Kathy Jones said...

Stunning Christine!!! Your colouring, as always, is breathtaking and love the larger image in the background!

Traci M said...

So vibrant and beautiful!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful, imaginative, colorful -- trademark Christine! You never fail to delight. Sounds like busy times for you, but you still come up with a beauty like this. You're amazing!