Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Daily Marker Hop


Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker is unleashing a world of color on her blog and Instagram (@kathyrac) this month, and she wants all of us to join her in the fun! 





The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge energizes us to color something every day — even if only for a few minutes. Whether your love markers or prefer paints, colored pencils or crayons, all media is welcome! CLICK HERE to find out where to share what you are coloring and join the encouraging community of happy colorists. You'll also find answers to questions you may have along the way, participate in contests and more! If you share your work on social media, don't forget the hashtag: #thedailymarker30day and if you use our stamps and digis, add the hashtag #powerpoppy





My design is going to be quite soft and simple as I am recovering from pneumonia and it really knocked the stuffing out of me!

I chose to to a bit of a combination design using Power Poppy’s beautiful Azalea set and Power Poppy’s set Big Scripts combined with a soft watercoloured background using Altenew’s Hibiscus Bouquet stamps.  Though they are not azaleas, they have a bit of a similar feel, and I like how all of it pairs together.  

I wanted to use a soft palette, so I chose to go with coral and grey.  I started with the background, stamping the hibiscus and leaves in coral and grey ink onto watercolor paper, washing in the lines a little with my aqua brush to spread the colour and bring the flowers and leaves to life a little.  Next, I swooshed some embossing paste through a Tim Holtz Bubble stencil, setting that aside to dry.  

Then I stamped the azalea from Power Poppy’s set, and watercoloured with reinkers.  I added a scalloped frame so that the pretty mini azalea would have a place to sit.  I also stamped the “smile” sentiment from Big Scripts and washed out the ink a bit to soften it, cut it out with a tiny little border and added that to the frame.  



A smattering of sequins and a bit of twine complete it.  Soft simple colour.  

Now for the amazing, knock-your-socks-off- give-away news!  

POWER POPPY GIVEAWAY

To kick off the challenge, Power Poppy’s Marcella Hawley has a surprise of epic proportions! She’s giving away Power Poppy’s SOON-TO-BE-UNVEILED MARCH CLEAR STAMP SET RELEASE! That means EIGHT of the freshest, most fun Power Poppy designs to hit the market yet. It's a $144 value! Plus you can enter a friend to win.






Read all the details here!
Winners will be announced on the Power Poppy Blog/Instagram/Facebook on Sunday, March 12th, and also over on thedailymarker.com

Here’s the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade playing along today, then be sure to pop by the Power Poppy Blog to see where to hop to next!



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46 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous design and beautiful card Christine

gr karin

Allison Cope said...

Christine is stunning!!! I love the soft feel of the whole thing - gorgeous colours too! Hope you continue to feel better! Hugs!!!

Sabrina said...

WOW!!! Absolutely stunning!!

JoanneO said...

I love this card! It is so unusual, such an eye catcher!

The Red Haired Lass said...

such a nice color combination

Barbara Green said...

What a beautiful card.

Beachsidelynn said...

So sorry you were ill, but if this is you recovering then WOW! Love the colors, love the flower. Awesome creation.

Constance Hildebrand said...

Clever layout on this beautiful card! Thanks.

Desert Kat said...

I will be casing this one! Lovely.

Susan Eliot said...

Just beautiful! I love the combination of coral and grey that you used!

Joni said...

Exquisite card design.

Diane said...

Such a soft, pretty card. Love it. I hope that you are on the mend and at 100% real soon.

Leslie Miller said...

What a gorgeous combination of stamps and colors! Sorry to hear about your pneumonia. I had that last year and it's no picnic.

Patti Willey said...

Stunning Christine, for being under the weather you whipped up a very creative card for today! Best Wishes!

craftytreen said...

Wow! so gorgeous! hugs, treen

craftytreen said...

this card is amazingly gorgeous! hugs, treen

Swimmom said...

Very pretty!

Nora N. said...

Oh I LOVE the soft wash on this card and the texture paste!! Totally amazing design!

Ann said...

Beautiful layout with your card.

Chocolatefdawn said...

What a beautiful card, and created while you were suffering with pneumonia! Congratulations.

Stacy Morgan said...

Christine this is beautiful! Really like the warm colors, fabulous design as well. Hope you are doing better today... Hugs...

Davi said...

SO beautiful and very creative!! The pneumonia didnt effect your mojo for sure!! Hope you feel better soon, its a tough one to recover from.

Autumnsheet said...

Beautiful card!

Teresa Doyle said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christine!
I hope you are feeling much better!

Judy Sander said...

So sorry you have been ill. Your card is beautiful and elegant in spite of not feeling well. Thanks for sharing. Hope you recover fully and quickly. You have my prayers.

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card!
LOVE the flowers, LOVE the colours, LOVE the textures too!
My talented crafty friend, Donna Woods, and I would love to get creative with these stamps :)

Kathy Johnson said...

Beautiful card! Love the layout!

Conniecrafter said...

so soft and lovely, sweet color combo and lovely design of the card.
I hope you will soon be feeling much better.

TLady said...

Hi Christine! WOW, HAS YOUR STYLE CHANGED!!! Maybe, just for this one card? Looks LOVELY! HOPE ALL is well! ;)

CherylQuilts said...

Ah, precious Christine, yes, I'm sure you feel exhausted, and I pray you are feeling better each day and regaining your strength and energy. I love the card you've made, and what a gorgeous color combination! Beautifully done in every day!! Hugs and love, sweet friend...feel better! xoxo

vintagegirl said...

Beautiful card and beautiful stamp. Thanks for sharing. Tracey Magner

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a pretty and creative card!

Jeannean said...

Wow! Your card is fantastic!! Hope you are feeling back to normal!
Marcella has what looks to be an awesome March release! Double Wow! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

Dixie Miller said...

Lovely card with soft colors. Hope you have a full recovery very soon. Thanks for sharing ... and for the opportunity to win. (Not sure if I need to tag a friend in this comment, but just in case, Kent Cramer would also love to win.)

Teri Smith said...

I've just discovered the Power Poppy site & yours as well. I am so very sorry to hear you've had pneumonia.
I pray you are on the road to recovery. Your Azalea stamped card is so soft & pretty. Here on the coast of BC most things stay green all winter, but you can always tell spring is coming by the vivid green on the new shoots. Not that we're seeing that yet, as we had an unusual long stay of snow in Feb. I've not been card making for long & am in awe of what I've seen on some sites, yours included.

sabbycat said...

What a beautiful card and it's so unique -- I would never have thought to do anything like this! Love it.

Debbie B said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors! Amazing blog hop with so much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so soft and pretty.

Danielle Dietz said...

Your creations are always gorgeous! I love visiting your blog. :)

jan metcalf said...

Adore these colors together!!

Mitzi Manthey said...

I hope you stay on the road to recovery. I am also getting over some horrid virus I picked up while traveling and I'm in my fourth week and over the symptoms but still tire very easily.

I love the "softness" of your card. I also added coral and grey to my list of color combos to try. Very lovely card!

StampinwithAloha said...

So pretty! Love it!

Joyce Erb said...

Love your soft colors, beautiful card

Laura Peddicord said...

I love the layout you used on the card. I'll be filing it away in the back of my mind. Hopefully I will be able to find it someday when I need an idea for a card. I also really liked the colors you used.

Shylaa Shree said...

take care of your health chris. inspite you have created a lovely card with soft colours, beautiful inspiration. Thanks for the bloghop which made me to follow you.
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Nancy Vondra said...

Very classic and subtle! Love it! It is for me totally uotside the box and you've encouraged me to attempt this! Thanks!!!