Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy Crabapples



Hello Sweet People!  It’s a busy week here on the blog as today we’re beginning brand new Sneak Peeks at Power Poppy of our August polymer stamp set release, the Color Me Grateful Collection!   Today begins our very lovely Happy Crabapple!  Though, there’s nothing crabby here...it’s all loveliness!  



I did some soft colouring and cutting of these intricate blossoms and fruit to create this multi-layered card that throws a little mixed-media fun in.  

I really wanted to showcase the lovely sentiment and surround it with the blossoms, so I added some pointillism to create that delicate feeling around it as well.  




I used embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil to create that gorgeous raised background on the white layer.  Finished off with some satin finished cotton ribbon and enamel dots and pearls, it’s got that soft country elegance.  



Here’s the Copics I used.  




And here’s the Bloom Brigade with gorgeousness in store...


Allison Cope
Christine Okken 
 (you are here)
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

See you back here tomorrow with more fun!


13 comments:

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is so soft and gorgeous! Wow, I love these colors and love the pointillism around this beautiful sentiment! It really does highlight it with your beautifully colored and fussy-cut blossoms! It's love!! And the DP you've used really is a perfect color palette for your card...along with the embossing for texture. And it's perfectly finished off with that luscious bow...oh, I love this card! Can't wait to see more! Hugs!

Allison Cope said...

Looks like we were both channeling our inner gingham today Christine! Love the added pointillism beauty to your central focal point! Gorgeous colours too!

Jean said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Barb said...

Your card is soooo pretty! I love all the details and texture. The color palette is lovely, as well. Thank you for sharing which Copic markers you used.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so beautiful christine, love the design and papers.
Gr Karin

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, I do like that quote and the the enamel dots and coloring of the background to go with it

Jerri Jimenez said...

So sweet and beautiful, I absolutely love this design Christine!

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE the way you used the texture paste to make patterned paper. I also LOVE the pointillism in the window to draw your eye to the quote.

Cheryl W. said...

I am totally in love with this card, Christine! It is SO beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Pretty color on those blooms! I love how you and Ally both used plaid for a bit of country elegance. Fabulous design. You are always so good with the pointillism, too.

Katie Sims said...

Oh how beautifully you have colored those blooms and crab apples, Christine. Your colors are always so delightfully vibrant....they just pull you in! Pair that with your awesome layout and your background (which I thought was dry embossed until I read your post...I have SO gotta try that!!) and you have another truly gorgeous Christine creation. I always love seeing your coloring! :)

Rosy Newlun said...

Oh, my. Must pin to my board. Madly in love with these soft colors and your design style. (thud, again!)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Love this... The colors are fresh and pretty. Wonderful cutting on the stems and blooms!