Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Countryside Bouquet Deluxe!

Introducing.....Countryside Bouquet Deluxe!  I’m excited that Marcy put this beautiful set into polymer AND that she added so many other elements to the set.  It’s so lovely!  

Here’s what Marcy had to say about this beauty!  

The clear polymer set is the deluxe offering - you get three more single flower stamps plus a foliage stamp, plus five small sentiments! This one lets you have it the easy way (hey, I am just feeling like a single sprig of sage today) OR the hard way (I'm going deep with the full bouquet plus accents inside of all the components breezily tossed around!). 

I decided to try something along the lines of a Countryside collage, with pops of colour.  This card is very inspired by a beautiful design by Bridget Finlay.  She used a pop of pink in black and white and this fantastic layout which I’ve had pinned for inspiration for a long time.  

I wanted to have that same neutral background effect with the pop of colour too.  Mine is definitely more busy feeling, sort of an infusion of flowers.  

The background is embossed with VersaMark and Clear Embossing powder, and the circular layer is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black with cool gray copics.  Then I added the single blooms of cosmos in a really rich deep orange popping them up on the design.  

Memento London Fog for the sentiment, enamel dots, ribbon, baker’s twine and a button finish it all off.  

Here’s the Copics I used.  

And now you can be continually inspired by these Bloom Brigaders playing along today.  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

See you again tomorrow for more Power Poppy Inspiration!


Pauline said...

Wow Christine this is beautiful. Great colour combo black, grey & orange. I love how you added the orange cosmos, this just makes the card pop, and the grey plaid bow finishes this off beautifully!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Christine and I love the little pearl drops

Gr Karin

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is gorgeous! I LOVE your colors and how you've spotlighted the image, and your embossing shows the value of real stamps over digis. (But we know there is great value in digis too - so I love having both!) Really stunning card in every way, and you've really wow'd us today! Hugs!

Barbara said...

THUD! This card is totally awesome. I really want to CASE this. Love everything about it. The design, colors, stamp set. Well, need I say any more.

Liz Williams said...

Christine, not only do I love the layout of your card, I love that orange and gray together!!! You are so talented.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Pretty Christine, the embossing is wonderful. Nicely done.

Theresa said...

Great creation. Love the colors and design.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, I love how you used this set in so many ways, the embossing is so elegant and I just love your pop of the flowers with the softer in the background!

Leslie Miller said...

Love your creative design and use of these stamps, Christine! Beautiful and bold!

Allison Cope said...

Goodness me... I think this is my favourite of all your release creations Christine! Great take Bridget's card but I love that your is so detailed and layered and the use of the tone on tone is fabulous! This whole card just draws me in!