Friday, November 20, 2015

And A Partridge in a Pear Tree

First off, let me start by saying a VERY Happy Birthday to my friend Julie Koerber.  Julie is the glue that keeps us all running smoothly at Power Poppy and she’s also a absolutely lovely, gifted, warm and caring friend.  Be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday when you pop by.  AND how fun is it that Tosha Leyendekker also has her Birhday today too!  She’s a gem, full of life, fun and heartfelt.  Such great ladies, both of them :)

Marcy just released another Instant Garden image this week with a fabulous Christmas theme that will have you singing!  


It’s called Partridge in a Pear Tree!  I chose to go really dramatic with this one using non-traditional Christmas colours too.  I’ll show you where my inspiration came from.  I found both of these pictures perusing through Pinterest and that that black background on both of these pieces was so striking.   I was so unsure whether I should try it or not!  

Art Print                                                         Pysanka

Aren’t they both lovely inspiration?  



Here was the design without the background before I decided to just go for it!  



And here it was after.  What do you think?  Was it a good decision?  




Card details are really simple, stitched dies, stitched framing and a stitched die bow (from The Cat’s Pajamas).  

I have to say I love how it turned out.  It’s fun to take a bit of a departure from what you would normally do!   And it’s such a gorgeous image to play with.  

I did use a lot of Copics for this one...





Now, these fabulous Bloom Brigaders have more Partridge in a Pear Tree inspiration for you today!  


Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker




15 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssssssss Christine
Gr Karin

Nancy Thomas said...

The image w/o the background colored was gorgeous but you made it over the top with the dramatic background. Lovely card Christine.

Leslie Miller said...

I love it! LOVE it! It's exactly perfect! This is such a fun image, and the art I found with it is gorgeous in a whimsical, folksy kind of way. Your card is strikingly beautiful, Christine. Your coloring of the bird really makes it pop from the background, and I love the red teapot.

Crestajune said...

Christine! This is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is perfect, and I just love how the stitched dies complement this image so well. Beautiful work.

Allison Cope said...

Oh Christine, it's AMAZING! I love the dark back ground! It sets off your little partridge amazingly!

Julie Koerber said...

Gorgeous Christine! Oh my! I love that you took your lead from something completely unrelated with stunning results! Thank you so much for the nice birthday wishes! You are too sweet -- blessed to call you friend!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, you've hit this one "out of the park" with your coloring! I too found a number of folk-art designs and was thinking about it. But I'm so glad you "went for it." It's absolutely and completely gorgeous! And like Leslie said, I love it, LOVE it!! Hugs, sweet friend!

Rosa M. Vasquez said...

Both images are beautiful, but the dark background one is gorgeous!

Karen W said...

Wow this is gorgeous, I love this image also. Almost done playing with it myself.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Great coloring.

Brenda said...

Amazing, Christine! You are the queen of coloring!

Barbara said...

Absolutely quite gorgeous. Your coloring is perfect. You always stun me with your talent.

Conniecrafter said...

I am glad you went for it, Gorgeous combo of colors and Beautifully done, love the framing of the whole thing too!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful, very rich and elegant feeling. I like the inspiration you had for this.