Friday, April 3, 2015

Minty Camellias




Power Poppy is kicking off a new challenge this month.  Hosted by Ally, it’s a challenge to Use Pastels....here’s what she has to say about it....

"With Spring slowly making away across the land, it reveals the beautiful of so many gorgeous blooms and buds: blooms of soft buttery yellows, light lavender purples and pastel rosy pinks. So for this month's challenge, I want to see you create with a soft, subtle color palette of PASTELS. Let's see those creamy oranges, delicate grassy greens and beautiful soft shades of color on your cards and creations." 



On this beautiful Good Friday, I thought I’d take a soft and subtle approach to pastels, with our new Simply Camellias set.  I stamped the single bloom multiple times allowing some to be the background pennant flag, and one to be the popped up focal image.  Then I gave the pennant flag a pastel minty background and soft neutrals for the flower colour.  I paired them with these beautiful sheets from My Minds Eye - On Trend with the touches of mint and gold.  I love the subtle effect.  



For accents I added the vellum pennant to soften the effect even more, gold sequins, gold cording and the gold embossed sentiment.  Perfect for a wedding or birthday - or an anyday card!  



Here are the Copics I used.  





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


All the Challenge Details are at the Power Poppy Blog.  We hope you can join us, and enter to win Power Poppy goodies!


Blessings on your Good Friday friends, it’s a day where I feel immensely humbled and blessed in my faith.

13 comments:

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is a gorgeous card, and I love the subtle, soft colors you've used! Stunning! And yes, blessings on this Good Friday as we approach the best day ever...Resurrection Day! We are truly blessed! Hugs!

Julie Koerber said...

Well, isn't this a splash of "yumminess!" The mint and gold combo is so fun and trendy and takes that classic Camellia for a fun and different spin! LOVE!

libleycraftsblog.com said...

Stunning! Love the mint with the gold and all the layering is so beautiful and effective. Wishing you and your family a very happy Easter :-)

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Christine

Gr Karin

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely pastels, love the gold dot background too!

Barbara said...

You always amaze me with your creations. This one is no exception. Beautiful soft colors.

Joan V said...

Gorgeous and so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Christine this is magic. The soft colored flower and gold accents are just scrumptious.

Allison Cope said...

That's some beautiful minty gold goodness Christine! Love the design and the subtle colouring of your blooms. Happy Easter my friend!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous GF!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, this is so beautiful! I love the combo of minty freshness with the gold and your delicate coloring of the camellia blooms. Just lovely, Christine!

Rosy Newlun said...

Elegance, pure elegance. Nothing like white and gold (not blue and black). I love your layout, the vellum and the sequins.

Traci M said...

This card is gorgeous in every way...the soft green hues highlighted with gold is just perfect!