Friday, June 24, 2016

Peaceful Peony




We’re kicking off a brand new set of Power Poppy Polymer!  Marcy is releasing SEVEN new sets and calling it all the Midsummer Stunner!  I think you’re going to love what’s in store over the next few days.  We’re so excited to show them to you!

Today we’re kicking it off with a beautiful new set that is design to send messages of healing and hope in difficult times.  It’s called Soothing Sympathyand it’s so very lovely.  In this set you’ll find botanical illustrations featuring symbolic images: "There's rosemary, that's for remembrance", wrote Shakespeare in Hamlet. A simple peony stem symbolizes peace. And the curling sprig of forget-me-not for reasons we don't have to explain.




I started with the beautiful sprig of peonies, colouring them in rich burgundy shades to really give it a rich pop of colour, then pairing it with some soft buttery-yellow designer paper.  I think these two colours give it a warm and comforting feel. 



I added some embossing on the simple strip of burgundy paper and some pretty creamy lace, with a few enamel dots to finish it off.  Nicely clean and simple, but I think that often works best when you’re creating a card like a sympathy card.  


Here’s the Bloom Brigade bringing you beautiful inspiration today!

Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence

Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


And you’ll want to visit the Power Poppy Blog to see what Marcy has to say about this beautiful set. I’ll see you back here tomorrow with more in store!






14 comments:

Broni said...

So beautiful, Christine!!!

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colors and design.

CherylQuilts said...

Stunning card, Christine, and I love your color palette with the rich burgundy peony. Love the layout and the bit of lace. Beautifully done, and I can hardly wait till tomorrow for more! Hugs, sweet friend!

Stacy Morgan said...

Bold and beautiful Christine. These colors are soothing and yet they are bold together. Wonderful shading and I do like those enamel dots.

Leslie Miller said...

Beautifully colored peony and, yes, so lovely with the pretty buttery yellow designer paper. I love the word "peace" on a sympathy card. I'm so glad to see this set and the entire release is very exciting. I'm missing Power Poppy long about now!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

So very pretty. Yea, peaceful!

Janet D. said...

Sooo lovely!!

Barb said...

Lovely card, Christine. The colors play so nicely together.

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Christine, this card is stunning!! Your colouring is just amazing and the touch of lace is beautiful! Such a lovely sympathy card!!

Donna Phelan said...

Your colors are such a compliment to each other, very striking! Great texture and I love that sweet bit of lace peeking through too!

Teresa Doyle said...

Hi Christine, you card is just stunning. The peony is so beautiful.

Davi said...

Gorgeous, love the rich color combo and way you colored the peonies! The embossing and lace look beautiful with it :)

Robin said...

Your card is stunning!

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers, your bloom is stunning Christine! All of your cards this release were out standing girlie!