Happy Friday Friends! What’s on tap for your weekend? We’ve got boys wanting to squeeze in the last bits of summer fun with their buddies before school starts in a few weeks. How quickly the summer goes!
Today I’m celebrating the end of summer vacations with some gorgeous flowers. Coneflowers that are new from Power Poppy! They are beautiful! I remember when we lived in the States coneflowers were everywhere. I had planted some here too, but they didn’t seem to thrive where I put them. I’m going to have to try again because I really do love them!
I gave them some vibrant deep pink colouring to match this really deep pink card stock. I love how their flower centers go from brown to orange to green, so I tried to capture that in the colouring.
I’ll show you something fun I did with the background...
Do you have a Silhouette machine? I recently bought some of the Sketch Pens that can be used in place of a blade to sketch a pattern rather than cut it. Look how great it turned out in the white! Such a neat effect. That became my cardstock background. I can’t wait to try some other patterns in the other colours I bought too. It really can capture the intricate nature of a detailed pattern well.
For fun I mimicked the pattern in the washi tape I found for the card too.
Here’s a closeup including the stitched circle die to accent with a double bow and the tiny antique safety pin ribbon accent on the top left.
Here’s the Copics I used today.
Remember there’s still a couple of weeks for you to enter the Power & Spark - Shabby & Chic Challenge!
And here’s the Bloom Brigade team playing along today!
Christine Okken (you are here)