Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fully Stocked



“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care”.  Today we have a lovely showcase of stockings from Power Poppy that Marcy has beautifully curated.  Each of the stockings has it’s own special flair....see what she has to say about the lovely set Fully Stocked.  

"Folks, I could draw stockings every day, different themes, different patterns, different styles, all stuffed with goodies. Do you know HOW HARD IT WAS to narrow this down to only three? The stocking struggle is real. Luckily, each of these special stockings was carefully curated, decorated, and trimmed to the nines. Plus they're fully stocked and each one comes with a coordinating accent image. We have a gardener's dream with a journal, tools, tags, and trimmings, complete with mistletoe accent stamp. A vintage European-style linen stocking has sleigh bells, greens, gifts, and a pretty pear. Accent this one with the greenery-topped bell. Lastly, give the gift of childhood with the button-and-appliquéed stocking, filled with kid-centric delights. A group of buttons makes a nice background stamp. Three scripty sentiments work with all of the illustrations beautifully.  Includes 9 images."
All these stockings are so very pretty and I am looking forward to colouring each one, but today I chose the jingle bell stocking to play with.  With that pretty pear in there, I thought a nice contrast of colour would be a tealy-blue-green, so I coloured the image with Copics, and then finished it off with some primacolour pencils.  

I added some texture with embossing paste in the background to look a little like falling snow, and then found some pretty sparkly gold washi tape that really glitzes it up.   


Of course, I had to dig through my stash to see if I could find some of my jingle bells, so it not only looks pretty, but makes a lovely little jingle sound too.  Papers are Echo Park - I Love Winter.  



Here’s the Copics I used, I also used some blue-green prismacolor pencil on the stocking, some gold on the bells and some browns on the packaging.  

The beautiful Bloom Brigade is Fully Stocked today....stop by and visit!

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16 comments:

Teresa Doyle said...

What a lovely card Christine and the gold on it really makes it even more special.

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Christine, this is GORGEOUS! I love this stocking and the fabulous colors you've used! And what wonderful fussy cutting...something I love and that really makes a big difference. Your coloring is fabulous (I always says this, but it's so true!), and I really LOVE that you've used jingle bells to match those on the stocking! How darling and such a fabulous layout, including the beautiful textured piece! Stunning and so absolutely a must-have! Looking forward to seeing the final set tomorrow!! Woohoo! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Lisa K said...

Gorgeous stocking! Love the details you incorporated in the card.

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous and elegant christmas card Christine..gr karin

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful colors, textures and papers on this gorgeous card! Love that sweet stocking and your fabulous coloring!

Donna Phelan said...

Soooo pretty! I love the colored jingle bells and your ones for accent, perfectly tied together! This is just lovely! Merry Merry!

Leslie Miller said...

Ooooh, that touch of gold... beautiful with the blues! Like I told Stacy, I have to stop looking. Everything is so amazing and I can't wait to order!

Diane said...

Awesome composition and coloring and the little details are amazing. I may need to scrap lift this one.

Yvonne C. said...

Gorgeous card, love the bells you added. This card should be in a card magazine..stunning!!

Stacy Morgan said...

The blues and golds are wonderful Christine! I like the different papers and the sketch. Beautiful!

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful card.

Abby said...

Love the colors.

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely stunning coloring Christine. I love the 3D bells.

Ann said...

Wonderful card. Love the touches of gold,

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty and festive with the tans and blues with the gold accenting!!

Traci M said...

No one does teals and blues in holiday style like you, Christine!! The gold glitter paper and gold jingle bells put this beauty over the top!!