Friday, July 11, 2014

Soothing Lavender

Welcome to Friday!  We’re back at Power Poppy with another week of inspiration!  This week it’s another “Anything Goes” challenge - where you can use anything Power Poppy has to offer to create.  

It’s always fun to have the freedom to go any direction you’d like to I was in the mood for something soothing and sweet.  

I pulled out the gorgeous Lavender Stamp Set for this design.  I stamped the sprigs onto XPress It Cardstock, colouring with Copics and then trimming it out carefully with a border.  Then I created a windowed design in cardstock with a Silhouette die.  Then I used a Tim Holtz Stencil (Bubble) and embossing Paste to create the texture.  After that dried, I sponged SU Pool Party ink onto the paper and then because I wanted to also create some splattery shimmer I added some Mr. Huey’s Spritz overtop.  I really couldn’t decide which view I liked better so you get a few looks at the card.  

You can see that on the inset sentiment layer I embossed circles with the TCP Dots die.  

Baker’s Twine and sequins are the accents keeping in that clean design.  

Here’s the inside of the card...also simple.  But it goes with that clean lavender theme.  

Were you the Power Poppy Peep of the Week last week?  Be sure to check out this post.  And then join us in the Anything Goes challenge so that next week it can be you!  

Here’s the beautiful Bloom Brigade Playing along today:

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


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, what a beautiful color combo! It's so soothing and such a fabulous technique! Just love this lavender sprig and the great sentiment! Hugs!

Marcella Hawley said...

When I draw the illustrations for these sets, I can only wonder at what the future holds for them. Boy, have you taken these lavender sprigs to a very lovely, peaceful place. I just love this card with it's soft seafoamy colors and the gentle rippled texture. Even the pops of bright purple are like magical bubbles. Oooooh Christine!

America said...

Gorgeous use of techniques an color blending. Lovely detailing and image too. Fabulous work -as always.

KarinsArtScrap said...

its a very beautiful card Christine.
Gr Karin

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty flowers, like how they frame the sentiment!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Woooo lavender! Add to it some mixed media and gentle colors = ooo la la!!!! Feels so very French to me. I do love this very much!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, the lavendar looks wonderful. Excited about this texture, looks awesome! Beautiful card Christine.

Kathy Jones said...

Beautiful Christine!!! Loving your use of colour and the cut out sentiment panel is fabby!!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is, indeed, soothing and sweet, and I have to wonder if you ever make a card that's not utterly perfect. The texture, colors, and design are just wonderful!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

I love the yummy texture and colors you've combined on this card Christine!! The color combo is so soothing, and even all the circles have a calming feeling. I can't explain it. I just know I LOVE this card!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Goodness, I love this, Christine! The embossing paste just takes it to a whole new level! Love the pretty colors and splattered background as well!

Dawn B. said...

Sequin love here..I was so amazed that they found their way into the cardmaking world and I really like it. Great job on this pretty card Christine.

Allison Cope said...

Purple and teal.. a girl after my own heart! It's beautiful Christine!

Julie Koerber said...

OH MY -- what you do with that spritz is incredible! I just love the feel of this creation Ms. Christine and how when you add in your beautifully colored lavender sprigs -- man -- what a delight for the eyes!