Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Peaceful Lavender


Welcome to our first day of beautiful NEW Power Poppy stamp sets!  We have a beautiful array of sets this month that cover a lot of great themes and will make for wonderful and versatile designs.   Today we’re going to begin with some gorgeous Lavender!  These peaceful and fragrant blooms also have a note of elegance, healing and peacefulness.  


I wanted to give these pretty stems a rich and earthy background to pair with that soft and lovely purple.  I began by stamping the image in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colouring just the sachet with some rich browns (E43, E44, E47).  Then I took an old SU Linen background stamp, sponged some blender solution on it and then stamped over the sachet, lifting off the pattern of the linen from the sachet.  This way it really gives the feeling of a linen sachet.  Then I finished colouring the image and sponging the frame with some soft purple.  


Here’s a better look at the sachet colouring and also the background.  I ramdom stamped other elements from the set in SU Soft Suede ink as well as the linen background stamp in sections, did lots of sponging and distressed the edges of the cardstock, this gives it a really rich earthy feel.  



Inside of the card I also did some stamping and sponging using a mask cut from Eclipse masking tape  with the same Spellbinders Die I used on the front of the card (A2 Scalloped Borders One).  


Here’s the Copics I used for the design.  




I know you will see some beautiful designs from the Bloom Brigade today:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Tosha Leyendekker

And be sure to stop by the Power Poppy Blog to check out what Marcy has to say about this lovely set!  

18 comments:

Becky said...

wow, this is gorgeous, inside and out.

Liz Williams said...

Wow, Christine, I am totally in awe of how you stamped and colored that burlap bag. That a beautiful card you have shared and I love how you used that die cut. I'm going to have to try that.

Allison Cope said...

That little sachet and it's texture is awesome Christine! I love the distressed back ground paper too! A fabulous card creation!

Leslie Miller said...

I was eager to read how you did the sachet. Brilliant and, oh, so pretty! The background you created is like lovely designer paper. Had me fooled for a minute. Gorgeous card, Christine!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous Christine.

gr karin

dpkennedy said...

Just beautiful Christine! I can almost smell that sachet!

Julie Koerber said...

So incredibly pretty Ms. Christine! I love, love, love the technique on the sachet and the overall warm and fuzzy feel of this card! :-)

Kathy Jones said...

*THUD* I LOVE the way you added your texture to the bag and the way you created your background/DP is fantastic!!! Absolutely stunning Christine!!

Karen W said...

Very pretty, this is a great set!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

I love it Christine, the linen stamp is fabulous, I wouldn't have thought of that . . . very clever . . . and very gorgeous!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine! The bag looks totally cool! I love it and so real life like. Beautiful job.

Dawn B. said...

Okay that looks just like burlap..wow. What an awesome idea. This is gorgeous. Love it.

Cheryl W. said...

You got an amazing result with that linen background stamp. Love how you colored your image!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh my goodness Christine!! I LOVE the texture you gave that sweet little lavender sachet. And as always, your coloring is out of this world magnificent!! LOVE the beautiful white border along the edge too!! WOW!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh now how cool is that, I just love that look of linen on the sachet, fantastic and great background too, pretty coloring of the lilacs, pretty use of the border die and like how it is done on the inside too!

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. I love how you created the texture on the lavender sachet.

Traci M said...

What a beauty...love the textured sachet and that gorgeous die on the side!

Cindy Lawrence said...

So lovely and perfectly colored, Christine! The texture on the sachet is PERFECTION, and I love the way you've mimicked it in the background!