Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Poppies!


Hello Power Poppy Friends!  Today we’re brimming with excitement to bring you a brand new polymer release, and it’s a beauty!  And we’re kicking it all off with some perfectly powerful Poppies!  



Marcy has given us some absolutely lovely illustrations and fabulous sentiments to make these perfect little flowers sing, take a peek!




I began by stamping and colouring this lovely arrangement of poppies onto XPress It Blending cardstock and then I chose to trim them all out with a bit of a border, then I popped it all up on some pretty papers from Echo Park - Words of Love.  I just love how black and red and white pair together, and there’s something so perfect about a red poppy.  I kept the accents really simple and just added some pleated ribbon to anchor the bottom of the design.  



Isn’t that sweet little sentiment so cheerful?  It’s just such a lovely stamp set.  




Here’s a peek at the Copics I used....



And now I hope you can POP on over and see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has in store for you with this gorgeous set!  

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


and make sure you stop by and see what Marcy has for you at the Power Poppy Blog



15 comments:

Katie Sims said...

And sing, they shall! WOW!! Christine, your coloring always blows me away but I have to say these amazingly vibrant poppies are truly show stoppers! Your reds look incredible! AND being the football fan that I am.....I also love the red, black, and white color scheme. :). What a way to kick off this release! :)

Maria A. said...

So totally lovely, gorgeous Christine, fabulous paper snipping and the layout is just perfect to frame your image. Love the font on the sentiment, thank you for sharing.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, another sigh!! I love this tall poppy and how beautifully you've colored it, Christine! Stunning with your fussy cutting against the black. And, yes, I love how striking red, black, and white are! Beautiful addition of the pleated ribbon, and it sure doesn't need anything else! Perfection, sweet friend! Can hardly wait until tomorrow! Hugs!

Dawn B. said...

Christine this is stunning. All that cutting is just wow. Love this.

Cheryl W. said...

I LOVE red and black - I'd wear it every day if I could. Your card has not only the perfect color combo (in my eyes), it is also beautifully colored and designed!!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty and that pop nicely against that black background!!

Patti Willey said...

Another beautiful Poppy! Youre red on black very handsome! You've proved this set more versatile than I thought!

Patti J said...

What a beautiful card, Christine! Thanks for the inspiration - love this!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love your card.

Nancy Thomas said...

The colors are so striking. Beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Just gorgeous, Christine! I've got a thing for red, but it doesn't seem used nearly enough in stamping. You've used these papers beautifully with just the right amount of white with the drama of red and black. Your usual fabulous coloring, too, of course!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so elegant Christine it's a gorgeous card
Gr Karin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Striking! Christine this is so cool! I like the fun ruffled ribbon edge, awesome papers and colors. This is striking!!!

Traci M said...

Wow, wow wow!! A showstopper gorgeous card, Christine!! I love the drama created along with the ultra femininity!

Kathy Jones said...

*THUD* Holy Smokes Christine, this is just incredible!!! The colours, the colouring, the design, the fussy cutting, the ribbon accent......ALL STUNNING!!!! *LOVE THIS*