Friday, June 23, 2017

Indian Spring Hollyhocks

Ah Friday!  I’m so happy you’re here!  How about we kick it off with some pretty flowers to celebrate?  I wanted to do some colouring with these brand new Old Time Hollyhocks from Marcy’s Instant Garden at Power Poppy.  Aren’t they beauts?  To get some fresh inspiration I looked for some pictures of pretty hollyhock colour combinations and found this one at a seed site called SwallowTail Garden Seeds.  

When I saw this striking display I was sold!  It’s called Indian Spring mix, and that trio of colours is sure eye catching don’t you think?  

Coloured up with Copics, added to some pretty shades of designer paper with some sanding on the shape (ala my friend Julie Koerber who does it so well) and a wee bit of ribbon complete the design.  The sentiment is from another of our Power Poppy sets, Geraniums Take Two.  

Here’s the inside of the design stamped with the birthday sentiment from Go Wild.  

Here’s the Copics I used above.  

You have just a few days left to enter our June Bug Challenge at Power Poppy to win a $50 Shopping Spree at the Power Poppy store.  

Don’t forget to stop by the Power Poppy blog today to see Marcy’s Good Vibe 5 for the week.  There is always great inspiration, sale info, and general happy stuff happening each week.  

For now, I’ll leave you with my Bloomies playing along today for more inspiration...

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker



KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Christine and fab colours

Gr Karin

mungomom said...

Brings back many wonderful memories. We use to make dolls out of them to play with. We used a toothpick to hold it together. A bud was the head and the hat was a flower turned upside down, along with the bodice and skirt.
Your colors are beautiful and thank you for using the Hollyhock!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, you keep on hitting them "out of the park," girl! This is exquisite, and the photo you chose for your inspiration is gorgeous! I love your amazing coloring, and what a beautiful layout with the sanded die, DP, and bit of dotted ribbon! Stunning! You've inspired me today! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Natalie said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is lovely! Great inspiration photo, too!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors.

Marisa said...

Beautifully done!!

McStamper said...

What a gorgeous card and your coloring is awesome.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my you colored these so gorgeous, such pretty flowers, we have them growing outside church, such a pretty welcome!

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous colors! So beautiful! This is real "knock your socks off" coloring, Christine!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Just stunning. The variation and depth of the colors, make the flowers and foliage just come alive. I will have to pin this for future reference.