Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lilac Time



Welcome to the Scents and Sensibility Collection Release at Power Poppy!  We have some beautifully fragrant and swoon-worthy stamps to show you in the next few days!  

Today we’re kicking it all of with the very lovely Lilac Time.  This set contains one lilac image that you’ve already seen release in digi format...but Marcy added so much more to the polymer set that is amazing!  



This particular image makes me want to sit on a porch with a lemonade and read...isn’t it a beauty?  I just LOVE that pitcher of lilacs and the lemons as accent.  I coloured up the scene with Copics, giving the cloth the look of gingham and then paired it all up with MME Jubilee papers.  I mimicked the curve of the pitcher in the curve of the die along the left side which gives it a good sense of movement too.  



When Marcy sent me the stamps for this release she tied it all up in this bit of purple seam binding...so I just had to add it to the design with a button and some twine as well.  I stamped the sentiment with half along the top and the half along the bottom.  Loving how dreamy this feels!  




Here’s the Copics I used...yeah quite a few, but it was worth it.  


Be sure to stop by the Bloom Brigade’s spots on the web...they’ll have you smelling lovely lilacs all day long!



Allison Cope
Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan


15 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine! So fresh with these colors and digging the idea of the plaid like layers you added to the blanket. Clever girlie!

Allison Cope said...

Awww.... simply stunning Christine! I love all the cool die cut pieces and the colours you chose are beautiful! Incredibly beautiful my friend!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine! This is gorgeous, and I LOVE this beautiful lilac in the pitcher with the book and lemon!! Beautifully colored with a beautiful layout! And, yes, I absolutely love how Marcy personally packages the stamps she sends...so personal and so delightful! Thank you for inspiring and getting excited for "the day" we can order!! Looking forward to tomorrow! Hugs!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my goodness -- this a a breath of beauty lady! LOVE the colors, your fabulously colored image and even that country feel that you added to the dish towel underneath! LOVE!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Christine
Gr Karin

Karen W said...

Beautiful!! I love this set and can't wait to see the rest of them. Wonderful card!!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Christine, it's a beautiful card! Your green patterned paper with the white curved card stock along the side is the perfect compliment to the open book and ewer of lilacs -- ah spring and the soft scents of lilac. Some love lavender, but for me, lilac every time!

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colors.

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, first of all I love that plaid you created, but that's certainly not all there is to love here! Beautifully designed and balanced in color and form, and the image is a dream with your coloring!

Maria A. said...

Christine, what an amazingly beautiful card, the layout with that curved die cut piece really showcase your coloring, I love the detail you created for the blanket under the pitcher, simply lovely.
All of this sneak peeks just make me want to have this gorgeous stamps in my hands and soon!!

Conniecrafter said...

That is a lovely relaxing scene for sure and your coloring is fantastic!

D.Ann said...

Such gorgeous colors and FAB coloring!! Love it!!

Liz Williams said...

What a great layout on this, Christine. Great color choices too.

Kathy Jones said...

Oh My! Where to I start?? Loving that curvy panel, love the way you've done the sentiment, the colouring as always is amazing and you made the blanket checked - oh my gosh that is just so cool!!! :)

Katie Sims said...

Mercy....this just leaps off the screen. I LOVE the vibrant colors you used (and I don't think you can ever use too many Copics....lol) and the wonderful layout. You really made this image shine, Christine! :)