Saturday, November 1, 2014

Power Poppy November Release is On!

The day has arrived!  All of the amazing sets we’ve previewed for you this week in the Happiest Holiday Collection 2 at Power Poppy are now available in the store!  Today, all of the gang has gathered together to show off one more round of inspiration...

I couldn’t wait to work with these birds in the Heaven and Nature Sing set.  They look so sweet perched together in this wonderful arrangement.  I just LOVE Hellebore or Lenten Roses.  We don’t grow them much here (our Zone 3 winters and springs are a little cool for them), but with all the pictures I’ve seen of them, the colours they bloom in (like that lime green, or pink and even deep burgundy) make me swoon.  Totally my colours.  

One of the things I love to do is search through some of my papers that aren’t necessarily made for Christmas  - yet use them in Christmas designs.  These older MME papers called Bramble Rose really do incorporate the shades that the lenten roses bloom in, so I started with that palette in mind and watercoloured this little scene with watercolour pencils. 

Here you can see some detailing on the image...I did add glitter pen to the berries and birds - but it just doesn’t capture well enough in has just a touch of sparkle.  I added ruffled grey ribbon, peach silk and a bit of glimmer using this sketch from Karen Giron’s Sweet Sunday Sketch.  

Here’s the inside of the design with some holly accent stamping from the set included around the sentiment.  

I hope you’ve been inspired this week with these new releases, we’ve had a great time bringing them to you!  Enjoy shopping at Power Poppy!

The whole Bloom Brigade is showing off in this Blog I invite you to jump on over!  

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

and our illustrator extraordinaire Marcy!


KimCreate said...

so beautiful! As with great Christine style, the colors you used are stunning!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine, your watercoloring is wonderful. I like these soothing colors of pinks and grey. Love the shaped frame! Beautiful!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, I LOVE this card with such beautiful, soft shades and coloring! And, yes, this DP works so beautifully! I too love the lenten roses, and these birds are the sweetest! Can't wait to get my hands on them!! Thanks for sharing this stunning card, and that ribbon is a gorgeous finishing touch! Hugs!

Karen W said...

Oh Wow this is beautiful!! This is my favorite set!!

Karen said...

Wow , I love this card with the roses and birds( can I gets dibs on this set when you sell it?)

Cheryl O said...

What a lovely card!! I love your choice of colors, and the way you colored it; so beautiful! The combination goes great and it will be a joy to receive!

very_inky_fingers said...

This is so very pretty!

KarinsArtScrap said...

GORGEOUS Christine
Gr Karin

D- said...

LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

Leslie Miller said...

These birds and flowers just steal my heart completely, and the way you've colored and designed your card is soooooo pretty! Love the colors and femininity and your thinking-outside-the-box paper choices. A beauty, Christine!

Conniecrafter said...

Such pretty colors and coloring, love the pleated ribbon and big bow

Traci M said...

Be still my heart...this set is on order! Just hope I can do it justice. Your colors are beautifully the overall feel you achieved!!