Friday, December 23, 2016


Hello and Happy Christmas friends!  It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get to my creative side,  this is a really busy time of the year for us in ministry, but I didn’t want the season to pass without at least one more Christmas design and my blessings to each of you!

Today the Bloom Brigade has a little bit more inspiration for your Friday to show off.  

I put together a design that’s a combination of digital and stamping showcasing Power Poppy’s Hollyberry digi set and the polymer set Holly Go Lightly.  The nice thing about this hybrid type of design is it gives you lots of versatility.  

I’ll be honest and say, I’m not sure if I stamped the larger holly image or printed it digitally because I did up a bunch of images to take along on a trip a few weeks ago to the mountains.  After I got home and it was already coloured, I couldn’t tell if it was ink or printed!  I used Copics for the showcased holly and then trimmed it out with a little border.  

Next on the background layer I used the digital image of the holly, resized it quite a bit smaller and placed a bunch of them together to create some background paper.  I really wanted to print it in green ink, but my printer must be running out of ink and it really printed quite I grabbed my inktense pencils and did some really loose watercolouring of the holly so it would look quite faded, and almost vintage.  

Once it was dry, I took a stencil and some embossing paste and added it to the background, so it combined with the pattern and added texture.  

I popped a little “ornament” into the holly stamped and embossed with the Holly Go Lightly set, tucking it in the greenery.   A little twine and an enamel dot finish it off.  

Have any spare minutes for some last minute creating and gifting?  Be sure to add your Sweet Treat creation to the link up and you could be in the running for a Power Poppy set of your choice!  

Blessings to each of you this most special season!  

Here’s the Power Poppy crew playing along today....

Allison Cope
Christine Okken

Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan


Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous card and I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Gr Karin

Donna Phelan said...

This is stunning, absolutely gorgeous! Merry Merry!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow Gorgeous coloring, you have just brought these to life, wishing you a peaceful and merry Christmas!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh this holly looks awesome Christine! Beautiful! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas sweet friend!

Lynne said...

Fabulously beautiful. Merry Christmas

CherylQuilts said...

Christine! This is GORGEOUS, and I love how you've really added so much texture and depth for this card! I love the colors and how you've used the holly and berries for the ornament, and what a great background/DP you've made! This coming year I hope to play around more with some texture paste and stencils. I love the look. Stunning card, sweet friend! Yes, it must be a very busy time for you all, but may you all celebrate a blessed and joyous Christmas Eve and Christmas! xoxo

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colors and your coloring of the image. Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

Traci M said...

So gorgeous!! I really like the vintage look with e embossing paste! Wishing you blessings as well, Christine!