Friday, January 15, 2016

Hello Yellow



Hello Yellow and Hello Friday!  Today we’re bringing you another round of inspiration at Power Poppy!  We’ve got a great challenge going on this month to STRETCH yourself and create a tall card and also to use something new you haven’t done before.  So, here’s my latest tall design showing off our set Countryside Bouquet Deluxe.  

I really wanted to play a bit with a softer more monochromatic design, so I stamped the bouquet in a soft gray Memento Ink, and then only added colour in soft yellows and warm grays.  To work with this piecy layout I stamped a second time with another stamp in the set just showing off the two little cosmos blooms.  Then I put it all together with some pretty patterned paper (and old MME pack In Bloom), and added in some sewing to define the space.  



Just a bit of Baker’s Twine and enamel dots complete it.  There’s just something soothing about stamping in a softer colour and then using soft colours to fill it in that I really like, even though I’m more of a bold colour girl.  




Here’s the Copics I used in the colouring.  


And....now you can jump in!  Join us in STRETCHing yourself!  Playing along gets you in the running for a Power Poppy set of your choice!



Here’s the Bloom Brigade showing off more today...


Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker



10 comments:

Tricia T said...

This is such a soft and pretty card, Christine! I like your colorway and the combination of the patterned paper. Beautiful!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, these are not your normal colors, but wow! I love the soft monochrome design and love how you've colored these beauties. And what a fabulous layout with these great papers. Beautiful with all the details to really brighten a rainy day here where I am today. I love it! Hello, yellow - fabulous! Hugs!!

Leslie Miller said...

This turned out beautiful, Christine! Of course, I dearly love yellow, but your design and those papers and soft coloring are all part of a lovely whole.

Marisa said...

Love yellow and grey together. Lovely card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow so very beautiful Christine and a great design.
Gr Karin

Karen W said...

This is really pretty, so soft and elegant!

Pauline said...

Christine, love the softness of your card. Love yellows and greys together. Great design and papers. Beautiful!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Oh my! Such creative and wonderful designing with this one. The grays and yellow are so pretty. The smaller flower sample in the corner is an idea I would like to borrow. Just spectacular!

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh the soft yellow and gray are warm and inviting. Very pretty Christine.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

I just love the way your creative brain works Christine! The yellows and grays are just fabulous together. Add to that your beautiful coloring, layout, sewing and embellishments, and you have an incredible work of art!! Love this beauty!!