Wednesday, August 17, 2016

In Praise of Sunflowers

We’re back for Day Two of the amazing Nature + Nurture August Release from Power Poppy!  And for all of you who’ve been anxiously’s In Praise of Sunflowers.

This set is one I really love because it puts these beautiful sunflowers that Marcy has previously released in digi form, now in polymer with awesome sentiments.

This beauty was fun to colour up with my Copics.  To contrast the warm yellows of the flower, I added a soft bluey-green background and found some great chevron paper for the background to pair it with. I think the contrast from soft blue to bright warm yellow really makes that sunflower shine.  

Behind the main panel, I added a vertical strip of white paper that I had used some embossing paste with a burlap stencil on.  I like the bit of texture for the background, and it mimics a bit of the sunflower center.  

A close-up of the flowers, with a smattering of enamel dots to accent and a tiny bit of grossgrain ribbon on the corner.  

Here’s the Copics I used to colour.  

Here’s the Bloom Brigade bringing you sunshiney sunflower inspiration today. 

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


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous sunflower and card Christine
Gr Karin

Patti Willey said...

Wowza! That flower is jumping off the page! Rich coloring!

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Jean said...

Delightful card!

auntbubbels said...

That sunflower is gorgeous and your coloring makes it look stunning.

Happy Stamper said...

So pretty!! Your coloring is amazing!!!!


CherylQuilts said...

Christine, this is GORGEOUS! I love this sunflower, and you've colored it to perfection! And I really love the blue chevrons with the strip of "burlap." I really want to try adding some texture paste with some of my stencils. I love the feel it gives to your card. And I love the stitched die with the enamel dots. Beautifully done, my friend! Hugs!

Stacy Morgan said...

Christine these colors are gorgeous as is your coloring. I like the fresh feel to this and the stitching border is so cool. Gorgeous card!

905lovestostamp said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I think this is my favorite of all of your cards--ever!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This ARTWORK totally blew me away, I am almost speechless... Normally I write comments that are too long, today I don't know what to say... This is unbelievable artwork, Christine. I just think this piece needs to be hung up and treasured!!! What a great card!!! Wow, wow, WOW!!!

Allison Cope said...

Oh my Christine! It's stunning! There's something so beautiful about that soft pool colour and your glorious yellows together! It's amazing!

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous! So bright and cheery with your brilliant sunflower resting on the soft blue. Love how you did the sentiment. You're the master at coloring sunflowers!

Katie Sims said...

Christine, I don't even know where to begin with your fabulous card! I mean, your coloring....well, it's just stellar, and then your card design is so incredibly balanced and beautiful...and then they way you stamped your sentiments....seriously crushing on this card down here! :)

Teara said...

love this card -- you haveused tyhis lovely stitched die several times - what is its name and supplier? angelkisses