Sunday, March 12, 2017

Loving Tulips and Sweet Peas


We’re back to reveal two gorgeous floral sets for you from Power Poppy!  Introducing the very beautiful Loving Tulips and Sweet Memories!




Today I have a card from each set to show you.  So first we’ll start with Sweet Memories....You may remember that Marcy illustrated a digital version of sweet peas not too long ago.  It showcases a big cluster of sweet peas all tucked together, but this new polymer set allows you to mix and match individual sweet pea sprouts and wee pea pods together with swirly tendrils, to create something totally unique.  You could do borders or single stems, clusters or an arrangement...it’s full of possibilities.  

Here are my first Sweet Memories ...


I loved putting these trailing blooms together in an interesting way, and then with the addition of those fun pea pods, I think it gives the design something so fun!  I decided to split the focal piece a bit so that it has the feeling of borders to the card.  I cut some of the flowers to have that “out of the box” style of cutting, hanging over the middle.  Then, I popped up the inside layers, in-setting the middle where I located the white embossed sentiment.  There are several really sweet sentiments in the set, including some like this one, that are perfect for Mother’s Day.  



I added a fun embossed element to the lower half of the card.  I thought this embossing pattern looked a lot like the swirls of the sweet peas.  A few enamel dots finish it off.  

I used a lot of different Copics for this one too, so I just listed them here for you.  BV01, BV02, B60, B63, B66, B69, G0000, G00, G02, G05, G07, RV52, RV55, RV66, V12, V15, V17




Now, I hope you’re up for a Spring Fling with Loving Tulips!  

One of Marcy’s most popular digital images is called Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher and by popular demand it’s become one of the pieces of this creative polymer set.  It’s paired with some really uniquely styled sentiments and decorative elements that use a polka dot treatment. It also contains a pretty single French tulip which is what I used on my card today.  


I started by stamping the four single french tulips from the set, using Memento Gray Flannel ink and then after colouring them with Copics, I trimmed them out carefully.  I created a framed window in the barnboard patterned paper that perfectly fit the gorgeous splashy hello sentiment.  I love how these polka-dots look embossed in silver!  Then I just tucked in the tulips around the opening.  




I’ve added some silver string, and silver sequins.  The Copics I used are below.  You’ll see that I have a lot of warm grays in there.  I started out thinking I might just colour the leaves and stems in grays for a more neutral palette, but I just didn’t like how it turned out, so I added the greens overtop and it feels much fresher, but the gray undertones really give them nice contrast, and warms them up to match that barnboard paper.   




So how about some more gorgeous flowery inspiration from the rest of the Bloom Brigade!

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


Catch you again tomorrow with two more amazing sets!  Thanks for popping by!


19 comments:

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Christine these are absolutely stunning! What a fantastic job you have done with these. I just adore them both. Cheers.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Christine, I ♥ these cards. So pretty! (Your Copic skills are AMAZING!)

Ann English said...

Oh, my goodness-definitely going to refer to these beauties! Love your work!

Beth Greco said...

Love ❤️ both cards but the sweet peas are jaw dropping pretty!! Love how you did the sentiment between like that. 😍

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Christine your colouring is so great on flowers they all look always so real.
Gr Karin

Camille Short said...

This is so pretty. Love the flowers. The designer of the stamps is to be congratulated!

Joyce Erb said...

WOW, the depth of color on especially the first one is fabulous. Love the design and colors

Liz Williams said...

Love your pretty sweetpeas and tulips. Your cards are so lovely and how fun to get to see these new stamps used in such beautiful ways.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card! I love the split flowers card!

Karen W said...

Wow these are fabulous, just fabulous!!

Patti Willey said...

Wow Christine this french tulip is beautiful! What a fun polka dot hello included in the set. I've gotta have that pitcher of tulips, I think it's first on my list although it's all great stuff!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Christine! Where do I begin? I love both cards and am so thrilled to see your beautiful layouts! The color combination of the first one is exquisite, and I love the split layout. Your mom is going to love this card. And I love the French tulips surrounding this fabulous sentiment! Absolutely stunning with the rustic barn board paper. Stunning each one! Hugs and love! xoxo

Conniecrafter said...

Such beautiful designs on both cards, the first is so unique and such pretty coloring of the flowers.
very pretty color of the flowers on the second and love how they frame the sentiment!

Patti J said...

Christine, your cards are amazing! The first one just stunned me with its unique layout!

Teri Smith said...

There is not a mother alive who wouldn't be overjoyed to receive the first beautiful card.

And, there is not a friend alive who wouldn't be overjoyed to receive the second wow! card.

You rock!

Jeannean said...

I love your sweetpea card! I can hardly wait for the release!! I'm sure you've heard this a lot during the preview days!! The hello sentiment is also very cool!

Davi said...

Both cards are Gorgeous!! Your mom will be thrilled Im sure! The way you cut the sweet peas partially out are beautiful! I love the way you cut and circle the tulips around the embossed sentiment! I Love them both :)

Stacy Morgan said...

ACK!!! I love both of these... your coloring is vibrant and love the layout on the sweet peas. The wood panelling for the backdrop is awesome... oh I do love them in a circle... Both are fantastic!

Leslie Miller said...

Two beautiful cards with lovely, imaginative layouts. I really like the tulips swirling around the circle opening, and the wood grain is perfect!