Thursday, August 18, 2016

Feeling Fall


Here’s Day 3 of the Nature + Nurture Collection at Power Poppy, and we’re bringing you the very sweet seasonal set Feeling Fall.  It has three autumnul vignettes to get you in the mood for crunching leaves, warm beverages and cooler rainy weather.  

As soon as I saw this adorable plaid wellington boot I knew I had to colour it up first.  


I was so taken by that sweet plaid theme, I decided to make some plaid background paper with my Copics to match the boot.  All I did was swipe the chisel tip of my Copic marker over a section of XPress It Blending cardstock in vertical and horizontal planes, and then added a bit of a Copic multi-liner to give the plaid some definition.  It makes a great background to tie the pattern in.  




Here’s a closer view of the colouring.  I found a few cute maple leaf buttons in my stash, cut off the back and added them as accent.  



Here’s the inside of the design with another touch of plaid and some die cut maple leaves.  



Here’s the Copics I used

I know you’ll enjoy a trip to see what the Bloom Brigade has in store....

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



20 comments:

Tricia T said...

What a bright and cheery fall card! I love that boot!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Christine great design
Gr Karin

Diwakar said...

Hello Christine. Your colour work is eye catching and beautiful. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am so blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you and your family thorugh your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 37 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have your grown up children to come with their vriends to work with us during their vacation time. I am sure they will have a life changing experience. Many young people from the States, Europe and Australia have come to work with us in the past. God willing I will be coming to Calgary,Alberta to visit our son and his wife in the month of October. My son works for Mustered Seed and his name is Stawan. While I spend a week with him and his wife I will be so glad to visit you and your family and share with you more about our ministry as well as Missions trip program. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends. My son phone number is 403-891-2419 and my email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede.

905lovestostamp said...

I love this bright, crisp look for your wellies stamp. What FANTASTIC plaid dp, I'd never have guessed that you created it yourself, it looks better than anything you could buy and what an inspiration!!! WONDERFUL colored image!!!

The stitching die-cuts really add to the whole, crisp flavor. Another great card, I'm such a big fan!!!

I came across the card that I won on your blog not long ago, and it was such a thrill to receive that card from someone I admire...thank you again.

BEAUTIFUL card, one that really touched me!

Hugs,

Joanne

Linda Carson said...

I adore this delightful beauty! Making your own background paper was a brilliant and creative idea!!

Allison Cope said...

This card is SO cute Christine! Your colours are just so happy! It makes me wanna pull on my own wellies and go a wading! Super duper cute darling!

Happy Stamper said...

I think this is my favorite set so far!!! Love the colors of the boot!!!

-Irene
mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

auntbubbels said...

That boot is absolutely adorable and I love how you colored it.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine! I LOVE this boot, and I love the plaid colors you've used! And what a fabulous plaid DP you've created for it that really is amazing and perfect. I love the multi-liner too and the thin stripe of red. Fabulous layout with the twine and button! Beautifully done! Love this set!! Hugs, sweet friend! (P. S. And I love the little maple leaves - you would certainly have those!)

Rosy Newlun said...

HI Christine! Ive been away from here for a long time, so I clawed my way back 😂 and thankful I did! You've made a wonderful plaid background and the scene is bright and happy!!! I'll try to be better visiting here 😇

KimCreate said...

That homemade plaid! Wonderful. Love this boot image too.

Barb said...

Christine! Your card is soooo lovely! And you created that beautiful plaid background paper, too?! Oh my word! You're amazing!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, for heaven's sake! I never would have guessed you made the plaid yourself, but now that you mention it, it certainly does match the boot exactly. How CUTE! You're brilliant and that's why I love to visit you, Christine! Wonderful coloring of the image and so cute with the maple leaf buttons. I've already ordered the three sets. Couldn't resist. You all rocked this release!

Happy Stamper said...

I can't get enough of this boot!! LOL Just bought the set today!!! Beautiful card!


-Irene
mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

Aileen Ryan said...

What a stunning gumboot. Love the colours you used, so wonderful.

Katie Sims said...

Christine, I have to say that this is one of my new favorites of your cards! Your coloring is incredible (as always!) and I am still in awe that you made your own fabulous plaid background paper! I mean...that is seriously darling! I loved seeing your design featured for the previews of the release....it made me giddy to see what else you were going to create! :) Sending hugs to you, gf!

Stacy Morgan said...

Fun and colorful Christine! I like the boot and everyone's creative way to color it. This is awesome, very colorful!

Jean said...

Striking colors!

Traci M said...

What a fun idea to create your own plaid...and I am excited that it perfectly matches that boot, Christine! I love this card...the vibrant colors, pretty design and fun plaids!!

Traci M said...

What a fun idea to create your own plaid...and I am excited that it perfectly matches that boot, Christine! I love this card...the vibrant colors, pretty design and fun plaids!!