Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cranesbill Geraniums for the Hop!

Welcome to the Power Poppy Hop for July!  And a happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends :)  It’s a joy to celebrate our true North strong and free!  This is my second post for today, scroll down for my The Cat’s Pajamas creativity for the day :)  

Today the Bloom Brigade is showing off another look at the three beautiful sets Marcy has released for this month.  Since my other creations were all a decidedly WARM tone...I thought I’d cool it off today with a totally different feel for these gorgeous Geraniums.  I often look up the flowers I’m colouring just to get some inspiration and ideas for different ways to colour them.  I found a beautiful family of Geraniums called “Cranesbill” that have a much cooler tone, cool purples primarily and I thought they looked just gorgeous!  I had to give them a whirl.  

I printed my digi on XPress It white cardstock in a gray tone rather than pure black, and then gave the flowers some colour with Copics.  I wanted to give the leaves a real deep green with the varigated striping that can sometimes be found in geraniums.  After colouring I fussy cut them out placing them on some dp and embossed white card stock just to give it some texture.  The white layer is embossed, the amethyst layer is debossed.  

Isn’t the detail amazing?  I coloured my seam binding with my Copics to give it the perfect match for the flowers, added some pretty lace, Candi and some Spellbinders die accents keeping to that clean design with bits of interest for your eye to light on.  

Here’s the lovely sentiment Marcy gave to this set, and how the inside of the card looks.  

All these beautiful digis can be yours now, so be sure to stop by the Power Poppy Store and check them out!  Marcella’s illustration is - as always - superb, and she puts her heart into all her designs.  They are such a beautiful thing to colour.  

It’s been delightful to share them with you this week!  I hope you’ve enjoyed it.  Now I hope you can check out what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has to show off to you today!

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


Leslie Miller said...

Ooooh, love these beautiful colors! The blue is so pretty, especially with the bit of green plaid. And, of course those flowers are made so amazing with your expert coloring. Just right! I love this card, Christine!

Katie Sims said...

Oh Christine....I have had Cranesbill Geraniums before and they are lovely...although, they would be hard pressed to match up to what you have created here. Your coloring is positively gorgeous...your amazing detail and beautiful color choices, not to mention awesome layout make this pop off the screen...what a beauty!

KarinsArtScrap said...

o another gorgeous card with fabulous colours Christine.

gr karin

Davi said...

Wow is this beautiful! I love the blues and pop of yellow! Even though its flowers it reminds me of the beach :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is exquisite, and I too love the lavender with the gray tone for a softer look (and also love to use Copics to color my seam binding for a perfect match). Beautiful card! Hugs!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is so beautiful! The blues are absolutely stunning! Gorgeous card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wonderful Christine, your colors are cheerful and the textures are fabulous. Beautiful card.

Linda Carson said...

A beautiful delight to the eyes! Love the colors and fabulous coloring!

Marisa said...

Beautifully coloured image! Love the lavender colour.

Conniecrafter said...

Such Lovely coloring and pretty lace for accenting, love the layering of embossing!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I love your blue geraniums. The lace and the little piece of DP were great design choices. Wonderful card.

Kathy Jones said...

*HAPPY SIGH* Perfection Christine!! Your colouring is AMAZING and I'm loving all the texture and detailing. Love these beautiful soothing colours!!

Dawn B. said...

OH my gosh I love the pattern on the leaves. My geraniums look just like that but in red. This is so pretty with all that embossing. Great job.

Allison Cope said...

Goodness me... those lavender blooms are amazing Christine! Love the variegated leaves on your Geraniums!