Friday, July 24, 2015

Asters Wild!


Happy Friday!  I’m back again today with some Asters Abuzz from Power Poppy, one of our new digital stamps that Marcy so expertly illustrated.  When I see all the bees buzzing in my flower gardens it feels so happy and a little wild....so that’s definitely what happened with this card.  Leslie is also challenging us this month to use our patterned paper in our Hang Some Paper Challenge...and I definitely went a little wild with that!



This gorgeous image really sings summer :)  I printed it onto XPress It Blending Card stock and then die cut only part of the image with my Simon Says Stamps Stitched Circle dies.  I inset it into the patterned paper using the reverse cut of the stitched circle dies in the background layer of the patterned paper too, one of the great features of these dies is that they have a positive and negative row of cutting edges.  

Now...lets just say, when I went through my patterned paper I found this sheet that was so perfectly matched to the image I couldn’t go without using it - even if it does make it all a little wild.  I mean, aren’t those flowers and leaves in the design a perfect match to the asters and clover?  



I added some wild and crazy pom pom ribbon, sequins and a sentiment from another Power Poppy set, aptly named Go Wild.  Did I go a little too wild?  I think that maybe the jury is still out on that :)  



Here’s my Bloom Brigade sisters in action....

Christine Okken (you are here)


11 comments:

snazzyjj said...

Love this "wild" combination. It looks like you are looking through a magnifying glass.

Allison Cope said...

How super cute and fun is that! Lovin' those cute pom-poms Christine! Fabulous colouring!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so beautiful Christine
Gr Karin

Maria A. said...

WOW!! this colorful paper with all this little flowers was made for this image Christine, it's the perfect match for your lovely and beautifully colored image.
I love the string of pom poms, such a sweet detail, thank you for sharing.
Maria Rodriguez.
www.swimbikerunandstamp.blogspot.com

905lovestostamp said...

LOVE how your beautiful coloring works so well with the Power Poppy patterned paper! That pom pom is definitely a bit wild, but sometimes we have to live just a bit on the wild side, it's good for us!!! :) A really colorful card that makes me feel like I'm in the midst of a garden haven--how amazing is THAT, Christine!!! :)

CherylQuilts said...

Christine, I LOVE it! I love your flair for color, and this is awesome! The DP is fabulous, and it really works with your beautifully colored image!! Stunning, and I love those pom-poms too! Just love your flair! Thanks for the inspiration and "nudge" to use some DP! Hugs!

Bajalizzy said...

definitely wild - in a good way - sequin colour gives it that crazy twist - the pom-poms caught my eye at first - love this card!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Christine - this is just an explosion of colour!! Love how the paper matches you image so beautifully and the pompom trim is just FABBY!!!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty coloring, perfect with your papers, love the dimension with the bee too!

Leslie Miller said...

Bright and pretty and colorful and so YOU, Christine!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So cheerful and pretty Christine! I like the papers and your colors are springy delight!