Friday, December 18, 2015

Hello Posies

Hello Friends.  I’ve been sidelined this week with a head cold and feeling a little I’ll keep this short and sweet with some pretty posies from Power Poppy.  It’s the very lovely Dynamic Duos:  Peonies and Tulips set.  Stamped onto XPress It Blending Cardstock and coloured up with peachy Copics (R00, R01, R10, R12, with some BV00 thrown in, the greens on the leaves are YG21, YG23, YG25).  The little hello sentiment is from our Cozy Cupfuls set.  

I wanted to tie in the gold theme from our Power and Spark Challenge:  Go for the Gold from back in March, so I took out some gold shimmer paint and ran it along the edges of the stitched circle, added it to the veneer heart, daubered some circles onto the background paper and splattered some onto the heart paper.  Add a couple of gold sequins and a gold embossed sentiment and it’s very shimmery and luxe.  You might even be able to tell that I added a really light wash of gold shimmer over the leaves and petals of the flower once it was all done.  

We do hope you find some time this month to join us for our Power and Spark Rewind this month.  You can choose any of the themes we’ve had this year, which are all listed HERE.  You could win a Power Poppy set of your choice!  

Take a peek at the rest of the Bloom Brigade bringing you inspiration today....

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller


KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautifullllllll Christine
Gr Karin

Leslie Miller said...

So beautiful! This makes me happy. Love all the pink and gold. I'm so ready to be done with Christmas cards!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, I'm so sorry to know that you are fighting a nasty head cold. Praying you feel better soon. Not a fun time for that! But, wow, did you make one gorgeous card! I love the peonies, and you've really made it extra special with this soft pink and all the gorgeous gold glimmer! I love it, and I especially love the gold shimmer paint on the circle die! Hugs, sweet friend, and I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas (and that you feel better soon)!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Just beautiful! Hope you feel better soon. And merry Christmas!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Ooooo....oooooo...ooooo...this card is just STUNNING Christine!! I LOVE the luxe feel of it. All the gold with the gorgeous peach tones and fabulous paper and sketch...a perfect combination of lovely! What a show stopper!!

Katie Sims said...

I know I have said it many times, but it certainly bears repeating.....I would LOVE to just sit and watch you color some time, Christine! I mean, honestly, whatever medium you use, you always bring such depth and richness to to the image....even when you are coloring up pastel blooms.....the color you achieved is amazing. So sorry to hear you have been under the weather....hope you are feeling better soon. Sending you warm Christmas wishes to you and your family!

Traci M said...

I adore this card!! The gold and pastels compliment each other so is such a special occasion creation!!