Monday, June 30, 2014

A Countryside Bouquet


Good Monday to all of you!  It’s a beautiful day to wake up to a gorgeous bouquet of country flowers from Power Poppy!  Today we’re showing you an amazing combination of California Poppies, Cosmos and Hummingbird Sage in this set called Countryside Bouquet.  And I just have to say, it was delightful to colour!   The beautiful part is that you can pick yours up today and colour it right up too!  


When we lived in the US in our first home I planted Cosmos from seed and they completely took off in the garden, by summer’s end they were 5 feet tall and gorgeous...the ones I planted were a pretty deep pink colour so I had to make that the colour I gave to these cosmos on paper.  For the first time I used XPress It Cardstock for my Copic Colouring and I was pretty impressed with the vibrancy it holds in the colour.  It is a bit lighter weight cardstock than I usually colour with but I’m happy with the results.  


I went with a square sketch, some embossing, and some vibrant yellow and pink dp and ribbons.  


Here’s the Copics I used for the vibrant colours in the bouquet :)

Now you can head on over to see what’s in store from the Bloom Brigade!  





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

17 comments:

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, your colors are absolutely gorgeous and so vibrant! I love them! And your layout is beautiful too...love every beautiful detail! I know I'm going to love this set too! Hugs!

Yogi said...

very pretty. have a great day

Marisa said...

Your bouquet is fabulous!! Beautifully coloured!

Katie Sims said...

Christine, these color choices you made were fearless with a huge pay off! I'll admit that I tend to chicken out a bit with really bold colors, but if I could make something that looked like this, I would use them ALL the time! I am such a fan of your gorgeous coloring...not just Copics either... whatever medium you use you do amazing things with! You have certainly captured the true beauty of these gorgeous blooms....they are over the top gorgeous and showy...just like a wild flower should be! Awesome card, Christine! :)

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Pink and yellow is one of my favorite color combos. Really, really pretty. REALLY!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a cheerful and bright card Christine its gorgeous again.

gr karin

Kathy Jones said...

WOW!!! Christine, your colouring of this bouquet is out of this world!! Absolutely spectacular!! Love your card design and all the layering too. :)

Liz Williams said...

Love these pretty bright colors.

dpkennedy said...

Exquisite coloring! Fun and beautiful card!

Rosy Newlun said...

I love your coloring, Christine. I see ones who are very capable of taking time to color, shade and give thought to their work. So when I see someone give their best in all they do, I appreciate it. Pure joy!

Karen W said...

Gorgeous creation!! I love your bright colors.

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful, vibrant, sunny day blooms and, as always, a creative and interesting layout. Downright joyous, Christine!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, I just love these colors you have chosen, so bright and cheery. We had a big yard at one of the bases we were at and we had our back fence full of the cosmo's.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Happy happy happy! This totally made me smile. Your colors are fabulous, beautiful sketch. Just makes me smile.

Nancy Jensen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Dawn B. said...

My cosmos never bloomed this year. It has been brutally hot here with little rain. Your card is so pretty. Love the colors.

Allison Cope said...

Such a happy, bright and cheery bouquet Christine! Love it!