Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winter Pick-Me-Up




A happy hello to all of you out there! We have such a treat for you today!  It’s brand new illustartions from Power Poppy and this month we’re all digi!  You will ooo and ahhh over Marcy’s work again this month.  They are so delightful to colour!  

Today we’re starting with the gorgeous  Winter Pick-Me-Up, and just to pick you up...it’s available right now!  

Here’s what Marcy had to say about this set,  "Imagine poking around a chilly pasture, gathering plump stems of snowdrops, crocuses with their grasslike foliage, all intertwined with the puffy catakins of pussy willow branches. If the thought of this alone isn't a "pick-me-up" in the middle of winter, I don't know what is! Well, maybe I do... coloring in this image giving the card to a friend.

I would have to agree with Marcy.  To match all of the 15 inches of snow we just had I wanted to create a little bouquet that looks like it was just picked from the glittering snowbank.  


I printed the image on XPress It Blending cardstock and then gave it life with some Copics, adding a soft purply-blue background with pointillism - one of my favourite ways to accent something and give  a delicate feel.  Then I used a Curved Border Spellbinders to trim it in a eye-catching way, adding lace to the panel and then mounting it on an embossed layer that I added a glittery strip to, using Scor Tape and glitter.  



Just some pretty rhinestones accent the design to give that shimmery snow feel.  

Here’s the Copics I used:  



And here’s the beautiful Bloom Brigade playing along today. 



Christine Okken (you are here)
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

14 comments:

Pauline said...

Christine this is beautiful. Love the blue tones on the white card, just makes these flowers pop! This image is surely a 'winter pick me up', a must have for sure!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Christine
Gr Karin

Julie Koerber said...

Absolutely stunning coloring girl! Oh my! You always know exactly how to bring out the best in an image -- not only with your coloring but with the fabulous way you accessories and embellish!

Lynne said...

Your attention to detail is incredible. Beautiful design.

Karen W said...

Wow this is a gorgeous card and I love the way you used that border.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is a gorgeous image, and you've really colored it beautifully! I love the pointillism technique, something I have to try one of these days...because it does truly soften the image beautifully! What a stunning layout with the curved border, embossed layer, lace, and then the rhinestones and glitter border. Thanks for the tip on using Scor-Tape and glitter (another must try...)! Warm hugs, and thank you for another beauty!

Lynn said...

This certainly is a winter pick me up - your coloring is awesome!

Julie Allen said...

Love your card, love your colors, love everything. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing and especially thanks for sharing your Copic colors with us all.

Leslie Miller said...

As always, you've made a gorgeous card design to go with these pretty flowers. Very crisp and wintery, indeed!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I adore that die and your view of the flowers from the side. Spot on with the colors with the white base, awesome Christine! Simply gorgeous.

Liz Williams said...

Love the way you shaped your card around the image. Awesome.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is so pretty, I love that border die with it, pretty embossed background to and like how you highlighted the always!

BeckyTE said...

Each one of your cards is spectacular. Love this new set.

Julie Ann said...

Love this card the colors are beautiful.