Sunday, July 27, 2014

Farmers Market


I am so excited to begin our Sneak Peeks at Power Poppy this month!  You will be totally wowed by what we’re going to show you in the week ahead.  It’s such a fabulous combination of polymer sets that I know you will love.  

Today’s set just *might* be my favourite for the month...but then again so *might* tomorrow’s set too!  I might just be saying that every day :)  

But today’s set, Farmers Market is indeed totally awesome!  It combines all the most beautiful autumn bounty that you might see at your local farmers market in a set.  Marcy did a fabulous job!  

Here’s what Marcy told us about the inspiration behind this set, "Inspired by the bounty of the local market - the freshness of our earth's gifts, the saturated colors, the rustic baskets.... I think there is something really dear about the market that creates a coziness and sense of community. Folks standing in line to pick out the perfect heirloom tomato, or the newest variety of colorful cauliflower (did you know it comes in orange and purple and bright green, not just white?) The bounty we carry home in our arms - some of us wondering..."What the heck am I going to do with all of this?" but we buy it anyway! "


Just LOOK at this wonderful apple box!  So amazing right?  It was so fun to colour, and just think of all the combinations you could put in there for the varieties of apples we have.  

I stamped the image on Xpress It Colouring paper in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics.  Granny Smith are some of my favourite apples so I had to include them in there.  

I wanted to include some rustic touches so the edges are sponged and sewn, and the background strips are embossed with woodgrain and distressed with ink.  


A bit of twill, ruffled cotton ribbon, twine and enamel dots finish it all off.  



Inside I distressed the sentiment panel to give it that woodgrain look as well.  



Here’s the Copics I used.  




And now you can jump on over and see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade playing with today’s set have to show off to you!

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


15 comments:

petra,s cards said...

oohhoo verry verry beautifull your collouring is stunning and the new poppy images fabulous!
xx petra

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning card Christine, love it.
Gr Karin

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, how beautiful! I LOVE polka dots, and they really make your card pop!! And the colors all work so beautifully to really showcase this gorgeous basket of apples! Love all the beautiful elements of your card, especially that ruffled cotton ribbon! And what a treat to read what Marcella said about what inspired her behind this set! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and inspiration! Hugs, sweet friend!

Allison Cope said...

That's one delicious card Christine! Love the colouring of your sweet treats. Your papers and layers are amazing!

Leslie Miller said...

This card is a beautiful reflection of how much you love this set. The apple crate is fabulous, isn't it? LOVE what you did with the inside and, of course, the front is totally outstanding with the polka dots and woodgrain, all the rich red and those wonderful trims and enamel dots. LOVE!

Judy Sander said...

Beautiful card, Christine. Autumn and Apples, my favorite season and fruit. Your coloring.....bestest!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is gorgeous, Christine!

dpkennedy said...

Oh this is too pretty Christine! I love your woodgrain panels, your dual colored apples, your ribbon and bow and...everything!

Natalie said...

This is great! Love all your embellishments and the coloring is fantastic!

Davi said...

Love the way you did the apples red and green. This is such a wonderful card with the reds and dots sooo perfect with apples!

Julie Koerber said...

Absolute perfection! I adore the way you colored up these apples Christine -- with the light reflective qualities - and your creation just looks so sweet with the ruffles and splashes of color. LOVE this one lady!

Conniecrafter said...

perfect little scene, love that you used different apples and the ruffle looks great too~ the enamel dots are a great touch too!

Liz Williams said...

Christine, this is awesome. I love the gauzey trim with this. Beautiful coloring and great embellishments.

Traci M said...

Such a cheerful and beautiful card creation...perfectly capturing the harvest pick of apples!! Just love!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This has to be one of my favorites of yours!! I LOVE how you colored the apples and crate!! And the cheese cloth, twine, dots, burlap ribbon, sewing...well...it just oozes charm!! Love this beauty Christine!