Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happiest Holiday Hop!

Welcome to the Happiest Holiday Blog Hop from Power Poppy!  

We’re delighted you joined us today to welcome these beautiful new sets into the Power Poppy family, and hopefully into your home for Christmas and Holiday creating!  Hasn’t it been fantastic?!  

Today I wanted to work with the beautiful Poinsettia set again.  When I saw the graphic Marcella had created for this set, I was really taken with the colours she washed into it.  I loved the limey green and orange in the illustration and thought it would be fun to play with these non-traditional colours for the set today.  I also thought that embossing and colouring on vellum would have a neat effect with the set too.  So, it’s stamped in white craft ink and embossed on cardstock vellum, then cut out and coloured on the back side with Copics.  It gives it a really fun whimsical effect!  

I placed two layers of vellum poinsettia together, with just the inner petals done with the second layer.  Then I added it on top of a white layer that I embossed with a poinsettia and pine embossing folder.  It almost fills in the arrangement and lets the colouring stand out too.  

I love the dreamy effect of the vellum!  I’ve added rhinestones in the center (which also hide the foam dot) and some satin finish cotton ribbon, hat pins, and designer paper from Lawn Fawn - a summer pack called Pink Lemonade.  

The bottom scallops are made with a Spellbinders die - A2 Scalloped Borders One.  

Here’s the inside of the design stamped in Memento Pear Tart with a little ribbon peeking out.  

Here’s the’s so citrusy!  :)  

Here’s the Bloom Brigade ready to show you some fantastic things!  

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


Theresa said...

Beautiful! Love the effect using Vellum and Copics.

Mary Ann said...


Leslie Miller said...

Love the fresh colors and the white embossing on vellum! The embossing folder you used is perfect for this, too. It really does look like it is somehow part of the image. Fabulous, Christine!

Shelby said...

Love the softness the vellum created! Wonderful creativity


Jodi Collins said...

WOW! The vellum poinsettia is absolutely STUNNING! What a GORGEOUS creation!! Hope you are doing great! XOXO

Julie Koerber said...

What a fabulous thing to see Marcy's graphic brought to life on a card! LOVE this -- the vellum makes it look oh so soft and the layout is just so elegant and refined! Fabulous as usual Christine!

KarinsArtScrap said...

its gorgeous Christine
Gr Karin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Christine! I have a white embossed one too for a FS challenge. I love yours in the green. This is just gorgeous!

Patti J said...

Another amazing creation! Thanks for the inspiration - your coloring is so pretty!

Maria A. said...

Gorgeous card Christine, the white embossing on Vellum gives such a lovely, soft effect to your beautiful Poinsettia. It's getting harder and harder to resist buying this beautiful stamp sets.
Thank you for sharing.

loulou said...

Christine, every time I hop onto your blog I'm blown away by your amazing talent. Your colouring and composition skills are fabulous. Another totally stunning card. I love that copic on the vellum.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow that is just stunning, the coloring on the vellum is just beautiful!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is beautiful! I love the non-traditional colors and especially love the vellum, which gives it such a softness! Stunning card and layout! Hugs, sweet friend!

Allison Cope said...

Wow... the translucency of the vellum just makes this card so dainty and beautiful Christine! Love the colour of green you used too!