Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dear Friend

Well we’ve arrived at Day Five of fabulousness from Power Poppy’s Share Your Sunshine August Release.  Pretty spectacular stuff coming out of the hands of Marcy and it’s been delightful to share them with you each day.  Today’s set is one I loved from the start when Marcy first gave part of it to us in Digi form.  And now that she’s added even MORE image to play with and fabulous sentiments, it’s even better!  

I am completely charmed by this beautiful geranium almost going wildly out of the pot!  The way it trails is so airy feeling and pretty!  I paired this stamp with some older MME Indie Chic papers, so I coloured up the geraniums with a rich orange and deep green (YG91 - 99) on the leaves and then some BG’s on the clay pot, popping that up onto a sponged (Memento Teal Zeal) Spellbinders shape.  

I also had fun with the trims, a pleated satin green and the blue stitched grosgrain, and Baker’s Twine.  A couple of buttons finish it off.  And isn’t that a lovely dreamy font for this beautiful sentiment?  So fabulous!  

I’m excited that you don’t have to wait much longer .....just till tomorrow until all five of these new sets in polymer are released.  It’s been so fun showing them off to you and I look forward to the Blog Hop tomorrow!  I have something fun in store!  

The Bloom Brigade always has something wonderful inspiring to show you so please go visit and pop by the Power Poppy Blog to hear Marcy’s take on this sweet set.  I love her behind the scenes words and pics!

Christine Okken
 (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan


Kathy Jones said...

WOW.....just WOW!!! What an amazing fusion of colour and design!! Love the textiles and buttons....and your colouring is always jaw dropping!! Gorgeous card!!

Theresa said...

Wow! Love your card and have to have these new sets.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, the colors you've used are gorgeous! Just love the color palette of your DP and how it all works so beautifully with your image and embellishments! Gorgeous image so beautifully colored, and I agree - I just love how this image trails off...delightful!! Can't wait for tomorrow! Hugs!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty, love how you aged the pot and pretty image, love the combo of papers and your pleated ribbon is lovely!

dpkennedy said...

I love your colors and the way you colored your pot! Beautiful layout! Really lovely card Christine!

Davi said...

Love this image and your coloring...the dps are lovely with it :)

Leslie Miller said...

Wonderful use of color! The papers and your card design are both fabulous!

Allison Cope said...

Incredibly beautiful Christine! I love all the patterns but especially the texture. The layering of your ribbon and bows is out standing! Another fabulous creation!

Traci M said...

Beautiful mix of colors and I especially like the way you colored the sweet pot! It is all just full of summer fun!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

another stunning card Christine.
Gr Karin