Friday, April 17, 2015

Flowering Branches



Oh MY...what a delicious new Instant Garden set we have to show off to you today!  

It’s brand new from Power Poppy and it’s called Flowering Branches.  It is a beauty!  One of my favourite things in the spring is to see my trees start to get blossoms.  We have a cheery tree and an apple tree and I also grew up with a crabapple tree at home.  Gorgeous!  Its brings such lightness to the outdoors.  When the blossoms come it’s almost a fluffy-ness that fills the area and those delicate blossoms are so inspiring.  I’m so glad Marcy illustrated this one, with some really meaningful sentiments for Mother’s Day.  



I was very inspired by the photo Marcy took in the Missouri Botanical Gardens and I really wanted to capture the feeling of this photo (below). I just LOVE the depth to the flowers and the soft bokeh in the background really makes the design :)  

So I actually printed out two of the flowering branches and coloured up both of them.  One one of the images I added pointillism in the background as well as some embossing paste in a Tim Holtz Stencil to mimic the bokeh in the photo.  




What I did with the second branch was fussy cut it out and then add it into the design to really give a fuller feel to the branches, and I also popped some up on the design as you can see above.  

I used an A2 Border die to cut out the left pinked edges and then simply added vellum and some silver cording to finish it off.  Because the design is so fussy, I didn’t want to add too much extra.  





Here is the inside of the design with the wonderful sentiment, as well as a little bit of the cut branch I added to it.  



Here’s the Copics I used.  

And here’s the gang showing off more of this beauty today.  







10 comments:

Allison Cope said...

Good golly Christine! I can't even imagine how many hours it took you to colour and fussy cut everything! It's stunning!!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, your card is truly inspired by Marcy's inspiration photo! It's stunning, and I agree - so many hours coloring and fussy cutting - but OH so worth it! Stunning and vibrant colors that just make this card so "wow!" Hugs!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow so very beautiful Christine
Gr Karin

Broni said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lisa Lara said...

Very cool pinking edge Christine.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty Christine! I like that you popped a few of the bunches up. Wonderful coloring and stippling!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so very beautiful. You did a great job of capturing the beauty in the photo.

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, love the way it goes outside of the main piece!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

You nailed the inspiration with your coloring Christine! And I love how you did the pointillism...it's stunning! Gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

So beautiful, Christine, and such a pretty mixture of pink. I do believe I have a thing for pink lately. It's such a pretty and sweet color. Lovely card!