Friday, May 30, 2014

Succulent Garden


We’re back for a third day of beautiful new sets from Power Poppy!  It’s been so great already hasn’t it?   Today’s set really captures a popular gardening trend in our outdoor settings...and indoor ones too!  It’s called Sassy Succulents, and it’s fabulous!  So many elements for the set will work for CAS designs and more elaborate ones too.  I was inspired by a pretty succulent frame that sat on an outside wall like a piece of art.  Here’s what I did....



And here was the inspiration photo... so you can see how I was working to get the different succulents to work in that colour pattern and layout.  I stamped two different stamps the single succulent and then the hen and chicks combination several times in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colouring them with Copics and then cut them all out carefully.




I laid it all out on a piece I had cut with a lattice die, getting it to where I thought it looked similar to the inspiration.  


Then I wanted to give it the look of a framed so I used a wood texture embossing folder to frame it out over the lattice.  Accenting with some pearls.  


And here is how the inside looks.  I think it’s a fun Clean and Simple design.  And I loved trying to recreate the inspiration.  


Here’s the beautiful Bloom Brigade playing with this set today showing you their creativity...

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
 (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker


And make sure you stop by the Power Poppy Blog to hear what Marcy has to say about this fun new set!

20 comments:

Katie Sims said...

Christine, what you do with paper and ink is nothing short of amazing! You totally captured your inspiration photo. Your lovely card reminds me of a display of succulents I saw at the Atlanta Botanical gardens a while back. What a beautiful card! :)

KimCreate said...

cool way to use that photo of the succulents are inspiration for your card! Very different and fun!

Allison Cope said...

Well I'll be! I love that you chose to use a photo for your inspiration Christine! And what fabulous end result! Pure loveliness!

Julie Koerber said...

Christine, this card is drop dead gorgeous -- I knew exactly the image you used as your inspiration. So serene!!! All of your creations this release were off the charts beautiful!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How pretty, Christine! Love all the colors and fab fussy cutting. Beautiful card!

Karen W said...

How gorgeous!! I love this set!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so beautiful Christine.

gr karin

Bobbi Miller said...

Christine, this is just beautiful! I love how you color blend your projects...in this case, so life like! Beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

I have always wanted to make one of these succulent walls. I knew right away that's what your card was modeled after. Super design and fun coloring representing many of the Hen and Chick's different color shades. Love it, Christine!

Rosy Newlun said...

Wow how gorgeous! I love your colors and layout. I can kill a hen and chicks plant faster than I could get it home from the store. I guess coloring them won't kill them - I'll get the stamp :D

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine! This is so creative and beautiful! I just love how you've created this, and I love the inspiration photo! This is a big WOW!! Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the wooden frame you made for it and pretty coloring and arranging!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Pure goregousness Christine, so beautiful!

loulou said...

Absolutely beautiful. Your colouring is amazing.

Traci M said...

This is superbly done, Christine!! I love your design and beautiful colors!

Traci M said...

This is superbly done, Christine!! I love your design and beautiful colors!

Jean Bullock said...

I love the succulent stamp. You did a gorgeous job with these and I love the lattice and woodgrain too. Fantastic.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty and I think your take on the lattice box was spot ON!

Becky said...

What a lovely card. Love the lattice and the wood grain embossing.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oooh, this is sooo lovely! You captured the beautiful of the inspiration photo so very well! Love every sweet detail!