Friday, May 1, 2015

Amazing Azaleas



It’s May Day!  And how could you celebrate best but with flowers!  I’ve been thinking about last spring at this time when we visited Vancouver Island.  All the azaleas were in bloom and it was spectacular.  Thus...out came this Azalea set I love so much.  



A really fun one where you put your scissors to work.  I coloured up the blooms with Copics and then cut the branch out.  Then I added some of the blooms on the branch *popped up*, and then bridged the flowers over the gap I created with the Spellbinders Curved border die.  



In the peach area of the gap I used my embossing paste over the Tim Holtz Gothic stencil, and then accented with some lace.  The pretty sentiment is from Power Poppy’s Big Scripts set, that I’m also so enamoured with.    I stamped it in Pear Tart, and then came back with my YG61 and YG63 markers to give it some depth along the bottom.  

Simply lovely!  


Here’s the Copics I used.  




Pop on over to the Power Poppy Blog and see the winner from last month’s challenge and more details about the Cut It Out Challenge this month.  We hope you can join us and enter for your chance to win!  

Here’s the Bloom Brigade playing along today....


Christine Okken (you are here)

12 comments:

Linda K said...

I love the design of your card and your coloring is spectacular!!! Your cards are always so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous!!! Love everything about your card. The colors are so pretty and the middle section looks neat. Your coloring is fabulours.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is gorgeous! I've always been a big fan of fussy cutting, and it's so worth it in your card! Gorgeous image and wonderful layout, sweet friend! So inspiring! Hugs!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Christine I almost have the same flowers on my blog daylilies.
Gr Karin

Katie Sims said...

Christine, your coloring on those azaleas is nothing short of breathtaking. Oh how I would love to just sit and watch you color! :) What a lovely layout too....what a great idea to have the embossed section in the middle....LOVE that! :) Hope you are doing well! hugs....

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow Christine! Seriously....WOW!!!! Your azaleas are "out of this world" GORGEOUS!!! And your split layer with the embossing paste underneath...clever and stunning! LOVE this beauty!

Maria A. said...

Oh my goodness Christine!! I just love the amazing texture and beautiful coloring on this card, this set is lovely. I must try that embossing paste, it looks amazing.
Thank you for sharing.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Springy and beautiful! Your cutting looks awesome Christine and the curvey edges is a great touch. Beautiful.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring, love the design on the card, love the embossing peeking out!!

Marisa said...

Beautifully done! Love the lace trim.

Leslie Miller said...

This is just way too pretty for words, Christine! Looks easy to mail, too, and I love that. Beautiful colors for these beautiful blooms. The sentiment looks so pretty with the added shading.

Theresa said...

Beautiful card....love your design and coloring. Love the lace.