Thursday, October 30, 2014

Merry Littles

Day Three of Power Poppy November Releases brings a sweet set that will charm you, Merry Littles.  As soon as you see it you’ll know that every little element will be put to good use on your Christmas designs, tags, envelopes and anything else you can get a stamp on.  It’s so cute!  

Here’s the set in Marcy’s words....

These little guys are so much fun to work with... they are sized to be tiny focal points, or used together to create borders. They also work well as accents and sentiments on my other stamps. This look really goes back to my favorite style of drawing... happy and whimsical! 

I combined a few of the stamps in this set to create a cozy little winter tree scene.  I stamped on Kraft cardstock using the two different evergreen stamps (I know they wouldn’t go together in real life - but they work for the card :).  I added some neutral colours in deep greens and browns with my Copics and then added some white “snow” with a Prismacolor Pencil.  After cutting out with a Eyelet Circles die I sponged it up with some Ranger Tea Dye ink to warm it up and then pulled it all together with KaiserCraft December 25th paper, cream crochet lace, sewing, twine, Candi and a sweet littel sentiment tag.  

Here’s a closer look at the colouring with the little touches of fallen snow on the pine.  Totally sweet don’t you think?  This set is so powerpacked in mini form, I will be reaching for it all Christmas season!  

Here’s the Bloom Brigade showing off a “Little” fun for you. 

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
 (you are here)
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

and our lovely Marcy!


Deb said...

Love the white snowy highlight just the right touch!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh, I absolutely adore this country cottage feel to this kraft laden creation! Just charming! You always know how to bring out the absolute best in a set Ms. Christine!!!

Allison Cope said...

Amazing Christine! I love the natural, woodsy feel of your card today! Gorgeous details!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful Christine
Gr Karin

Conniecrafter said...

the two stamps look great together against that kraft, pretty coloring, especially like your "snow" with the pencil, very pretty!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW, just WOW!!! You have Country Christmas perfection here and the way you've coloured this is just amazing!!! Spectacular card Christine!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

I just love the colours you chose. What a wonderful card, just terrific. Cheers.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I just love these colors and your design, Christine! You really made something special out of these little bits of greenery!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so rustic feeling! The kraft really looks so cool with the white accents. Your sprigs look fabulous!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love the warm earthy colors of this card Christine!! And your pine branches are stunning with the hint of snow! Wow!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, I LOVE how you've used this little Merry Littles and made a beautiful pine bough and such a wonderful country card! Really wonderful, I think, for a guy too! Hugs!