Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Folk Heart

It’s Day 2 of our power-packed Power Poppy February release!  Today we’ve got a really lovely set that is downright folksy!  It showcases so many fun little elements that can be combined or used alone to create a folk-art feel.  It’s called Folk Heart and it’s so sweet!  

I decided to work with this sweet little bird in a heart wreath.  One of the hallmarks of folk-art style from my research is the use of bold colour in a fanciful way.  I totally went with that feel for my design.  

I coloured up the little bird in some fanciful colours with Copics and then trimmed out the little heart, popping it up and placing it onto a Spellbinders Die piece.  On the front panel of the cardstock I used a mini heart stencil and some embossing paste to go with the heart theme as a background element.  I think it gives it that dainty feel.  

Once the embossing paste had dried I added some strips of vellum, wash tape and silver cording around that layer.  

That sweet little sentiment flag is the finishing touch.  

Copics I used (again I was a away when colouring so I didn’t take a photo)  Leaves: G40, G43, G46, Feathers: BG05, BG07, BG09, BG75, R24, R27, R29, Breast & Flowers:  Y11, Y15.   

The Bloom Brigade has lots in store for you today.  Be sure to pop by and see what Marcy has to say about this sweet design too.  And you won’t want to miss her beautiful tribute to her mom on this post as well.  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken 
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Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog


KarinsArtScrap said...

great colouring and so sweet Christine, very beautiful card
Gr Karin

Katie Sims said...

Christine, this is about as sweet as it gets! I love every little detail on your card...and it is chock full, but you managed to keep the card looking clean and simple (not an easy task) and BOLD with your legendary coloring.....I think this image was made just for you to color! You certainly showed this darling birdie off beautifully....she looks quite happy! :) Sending hugs your way....

Leslie Miller said...

Isn't this the most adorable set? Love, LOVE your card, Christine! All those bright colors are so happy!

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CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, you were right to color with abandon this precious little bird in the heart wreath of leaves. Your vibrant colors are perfect, and (as always) your coloring is exquisite! I love the fussy cut of this image overlaid on the die, and adding the pieces of DP and vellum with the cording is beautiful! I really love the idea of stenciling hearts too. Sweetness, and I love it completely! Hugs, sweet friend!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

It is simply amazing how you can create such a completely different feel for this image with a change of colours. This darling little image you have coloured is so soft and pretty. Really lovely Christine. Cheers.

Pauline said...

Oh Christine this is so adorable! Love your colouring and colours! Fabulous layout - such a happy card!

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!! LOVE the embossing paste and the fun die you used to cut out the beautifully colored image.

Allison Cope said...

I love the soft colours of this card Christine - cool texture too! Your little birdie is too sweet! Wonderful card!

Barbara said...

Christine, i always love the look that you achieve with your colorsing and design. This one is so sweet.

Conniecrafter said...

that is so sweet, love the colors you used!

Stacy Morgan said...

Fresh and cute. The colors are fun, great use of wasbi tape for the backing and dig the hearts! ;-)