Sunday, September 28, 2014

Joyful Arrangements


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It’s day 2 of fabulous new Christmas goodies from Power Poppy!  One thing that I really love about Marcy is her talent for hand letter something to make it so very special.  This set really showcases her amazing lettering abilities where the words take center stage!  It’s called Joyful Arrangements and I completely love it!  


I knew I had to play with this stamp first.  I love how the letters are ecclecticly formed into something beautiful.  For a change, I stamped the image with VersaFine ink onto watercolour paper and took out my Derwent Watercolour pencils to play.  I seem to be in this soft blue/green/pink color palette lately, and I found these great papers to match at the store from Bo Bunny - Candy Cane Lane.  

I die cut out the image with Spellbinders Labels die, framing it in pink.  



One of my favourite parts of the card was a last minute addition, that little vellum banner with the grapevine star embossed in white.  That top corner had looked a little naked but I didn’t want to add anything that would take away from the beauty of the sentiment...so I think this fit the bill nicely.  There’s some pretty thin velvet ribbons, iridescent twine, and rhinestones to finish it off.  




Now you will find some more amazing beauty and creative skill in the Bloom Brigade’s cards today;  head on over and visit!  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
 (you are here)
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


and last but not least, Marcy will have the inside story on this gorgeous set on the Power Poppy Blog!


18 comments:

Alanna said...

This is so beautiful.

Mary Gillmarten said...

Gorgeous water coloring Christine! What a stunning, one of a kind card!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my -- LOVE the hues you used here Christine! That icy blue with pops of pink is just divine! Of course, your watercolor effect adds to that dreamy quality! ;-) A true beauty!

Traci M said...

Wow, Christine! I love your color pallets for this beauty...exquisitely done!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous color palette! Love that particular shade of blue/green and love that you watercolored. I sometimes forget how much I enjoy watercoloring. This is simply perfect, Christine. All your additions and the design and image meld beautifully.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what a beautiful image and gorgeous colors/design, Christine! Thanks for the sneak peek! Hugs!

Karen W said...

Oh my gosh, I totally love this. I love the stamp and the colors you used are perfect!!

Conniecrafter said...

Love this color combo, just beautiful coloring and I love your little vellum banner, great touch with the little stamp and the sparkle twine with the ribbon is a neat touch too!

Pauline said...

Christine, this is gorgeous! I love your colour palette and the whole design of your card. The vellum banner is a nice touch to finish this off. Can't wait to see more sneak peaks.

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love that Noel stamp.

Judy Sander said...

Love this set and your card is just absolute gorgeous! I always remember my Mother and Grandmother taking out the "bottle bush trees" and making a scene with them for the home. I have them to this day. So, I MUST have that set!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fantastic Christine! The colors are fun and delightful! I especially like the shaped frame and your coloring is wonderful.

saffronkingfisher said...

Great colors!

Nancy Thomas said...

A beautiful color palette and your coloring is so soft and beautiful.

loulou said...

I love this card Christine. The colour combination and your watercolouring are so lovely. This image is stunning. I love the lilies. The embossing on the vellum is a fabulous addition.

Elise S. said...

Such a pretty card! Definitely worth a Pin! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn B. said...

This is such a wonderful color palette. Your watercoloring is divine. I love these colors together. You rocked this release.

Allison Cope said...

I am in love with the glorious colours of this card! Love that bright teal with the pink tones! Awesome holiday card!