Sunday, October 16, 2016

Simple Joys


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Hello Friends!  We’re so delighted to be bringing you Power Poppy’s Happiest Holiday Release!  Today begins the showcase of 5 new clear polymer stamp sets and I know that you will love them.  As is Marcy’s specialty, there is the perfect mix of beautiful and whimsical.  Today we kick it all off with Simple Joys!  

Here’s what Marcy had to say about this lovely set....

Sometimes it’s the simplest trimmings that make for the merriest holiday touches. I envision grabbing the garden shears and stepping out the front door to clip any greenery within walking distance, picking up pinecones and holly, and placing it all in a gathering basket. Berry-studded branches are snipped and plunked into a vintage watering can, dressed with a festive baubles. I can see this scene next to the front door welcoming guests, or as a lively centerpiece, so wouldn't it make a fun image on a holiday card? Finally, a round ornament on a pine branch is ready to be stamped with any of the five sentiments that fit perfectly inside.  Includes 11 images.


I just love how this basket of greenery and pinecones looks, so I had to use this lovely image first.  Creating sweet little scenes is one of Marcy’s gifts I think.   I coloured it all up with Copics and paired the basket with some cozy country woodgrain, gingham and stripes.   I gave the card a bit of a windowed design, almost like you are peeking in on the scene.  

I gave the sentiment a bit of a woodgrain feel too, striping in some lines with my Copics, and then cut some little bits of greenery with my Silhouette Cameo machine.  A wee bit of jute twine finishes it off.  



Here are the Copics I used to colour....it looks like a lot, but it’s primarily because I used different greens on different parts of the basket contents.  


Here is the beautiful Bloom Brigade in action with Simple Joys!

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


31 comments:

Katie Sims said...

My goodness Christine....this is adorable! I love how you framed up your beautifully colored image and that tag! WOW...I thought it was embossed until I read that you achieved that look with just a few flicks of your Copic marker...genius! The dainty greenery cut outs and bit of twine are the perfect finishing touches here. What a beauty! :)

patti said...

I like the country feel of your card!!

Karin van eijk said...

very beautifullllllll Christine.
Gr Karin

Nancy Thomas said...

Your coloring is wonderful. I love the homespun feel you achieved with this card.

Danni said...

Beautiful card design!! Fabulous job!

Natalie Godfrey said...

WOW! Beautiful card!

Jean said...

What a beautiful card!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is pure charm and country! Love the rustic feel and how you've added the beautiful woodsy DP and gingham...beautifully done! And I love the "window" peek of this sweet basket of Christmas goodies to prepare for decorating! Beautifully colored and such a darling and charming basket, and I love how you've made the sentiment appear like it's stamped on wood along with the wonderful greenery with your Silhouette. I definitely need to learn how to use mine (duh!). I can see this is a must-have set! Beautiful card, Christine! See you tomorrow...sending hugs!

Donna Phelan said...

That image is beautifully rustic, love the way you colored it! Your Designer Papers look amazing, so homey and welcoming! Really beautiful design and layout!

Traci M said...

Christine, this is such a perfectly country chic Christmas scene!! I wan to enter into this, cozy around the nearby fire...sing Carols!! I love your sweet scene, the Christmas gingham, and woodgrain details!!

sharon said...

Love the layers and texture of your card. The only thing missing is my cat attacking the ribbon.

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful country feel Christine! I like the twine and your gingham. The oval window is perfect and your coloring outstanding as always!

Joyce Erb said...

Great image and your layout is gorgeous and showcase it wonderfully

Susan King said...

Oh your card and the way the red thread is falling reminds me of years gone by! So lovely and creative use of colors!
Thank you!
Susan

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the layering and your paper choices! Pretty coloring of the basket of greenery design! Great embellishments too!

LOU said...

Love this Christine. Can't wait to try this stamp for myself.

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!!! I LOVE the gingham paired with that gorgeous image!!

Nancy Dempsey said...

I love the little tag, it's perfect on this card!

Diane said...

WOW! Simply beautiful!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card. christmassy!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow this looks terrific!! Love the papers you used to compliment your lovely coloring so well and the theme of the stamp, beautiful!

Abby said...

Nice card.

Barbara said...

I love this adorable image too. The simple little things that bring back memories of childhood Holidays are the best. Your design really enhances the image of the basket of winter greens.

Leslie Miller said...

Ack! The wood grain, the hominess. You've been a busy stamper, Christine. I LOVE this, and love what I've seen of the entire release so far. Wow!

Ann said...

So sweet, love the basket of greenery.

Evelyn vasquez said...

Definitely a cozy country feel, very nice.

Allison Cope said...

This is gorgeous Christine! I love the rustic feel on not only your basket but the whole darling card! WTG!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Charming!! Love the gingham with the wood border and sweet sentiment tag!!

Lisa Lara said...

So beautiful and festive Christine. I love the red gingham.

Teresa Doyle said...

This is beautiful Christine.

McStamper said...

Your coloring is awesome. Beautiful card.