Friday, February 10, 2017

Birthday Tulips

First off a bit of a commercial :)

I’ve just listed NEW stamp sets for sale on my SALE Page;  new sets listed are primarily Flourishes, There She Goes, Gina K, PaperTrey, MFT, The Cat’s Pajamas, Lawn Fawn, Verve.  I’ve also lowered prices on sets that I’ve had on sale for a while.  

PLUS I’ve added an assortment of embossing folders and Spellbinders dies. 

It’s a LONG list!  

All prices are in Canadian Dollars - which if you live in the US is to your benefit as $1 CDN is about 76 cents US, so your dollar will go further  :) 

Now for today’s creativity....

After a week of really cold temperatures, I’m ready for a little taste of spring today!  I pulled out the beautiful set from Power Poppy called Dynamic Duos:  Peonies and Tulips.  In keeping with our Power & Spark Challenge this month to do some no-line colouring, I stamped it in Toffee Crunch Memento Ink and coloured it up with lots of vibrant purple and green Copics.  

I’ve added simple touches to accent, buttons, a bit of ribbon, scallops and the pretty damask and polka-dotted patterned paper to set off the pretty purple colour of the tulips.  

A little close-up and the sentiment stamped in purple from the set as well. 

Jump on in for the No-Line colouring challenge!  You could win a Power Poppy set of your choice and it’s a great way to practise a new skill.  

Here’s the rest of the Bloom Brigade playing along today...


Christine Okken (
you are here)
Cindy Lawrence

Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan


Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Oh, I really love those colors together. Beautifully colored and beautiful layout.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Christine

gr karin

Leslie Miller said...

Your tulips look so, so pretty, Christine, and super sweet with the blue and scallops and buttons. Just lovely!

Julie Koerber said...

Woah Christine, you and this technique are made for each other! This is one amazing creation and I love the stippled backdrop -- so lovely!

Pauline said...

Beautiful Christine! Love the colours and your layout.

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautifully springy and fresh Christine! The scallop edge across the bottom to match is wonderful touch. Beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful no line coloring, I would love to have half your talent :) Wishing you more spring like days :)

Karen W said...

Your no line coloring is gorgeous!!

CherylQuilts said...

Christine, I could get lost in this coloring! Wow! You are such an amazing colorist, and I love the layout with the DP and beautiful scallops! Beautifully done and simply exquisite! Hugs, precious friend! xoxo