Monday, October 23, 2017

Happiest Holidays: Winter Wonderland



Well, we’ve shown you some really outstanding new stamps this week at Power Poppy and today we bring you what is perhaps my favourite one,  (though you know it’s always so hard to pick a favourite!) the very lovely, Winter Wonderland.  

It showcases all that you love about Marcy’s botanical illustration into one amazing-new-collection of Christmas flowers.  

Here is Marcy’s description....

Hot on the heels of designing the flowers for my recent wedding, I couldn’t help but incorporate anemones into a holiday bouquet — and what a dramatic companion they make with Poinsettia, Pepperberries, and Dusty Miller leaves! This truly joyful cascade of holiday beauty will provide your coloristas with an exciting coloring experience and unforgettable results. Mix-and-match sentiments allow for the simplest phrasing (the scripty"Joyful" is beautiful on its own) - up to multi-word stacking ("Joyful winter wishes to you”).  


Isn’t this image spectacular?  It really takes your breath away to see the combination of these elements together.  I know it’s quite an unusual palette, but I started it all off with looking up some colours for anemones.  When I saw a burgundy variety with purple centers I was sold!  It was really fun to spend some time colouring!

The design is quite simple to really showcase as much of the bouquet as possible. 



As you can see accents are simple sequins and some iridescent Nuvo dots.  Isn’t the script lovely for the sentiment too?  



Here are the Copics I used to bring it all to life.  


And here are the Bloom Brigade with beautiful Winter Wonderland inspiration....


Allison Cope
Christine Okken

Julie Koerber
Katie Sims

and Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog

Be sure to stop by tomorrow when all the sets are available (woo hoo!), and we’ll show you one more inspirational day of creations in our Blog Hop. 


11 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussssss Christine
Gr Karin

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Really beautiful card Christine and perfectly coloured. You do not need much else when you have such a statement piece front and center. Cheers.

Broni said...

Wow! Just WOW, Christine! This is pure perfection!!

Anne Lewis said...

Beautiful card. I love all the colors.

Esther Asbury said...

I love the hues you used to color this gorgeous bouquet of flowers! Love the extra sparkle the sequins add!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, Christine!!! This is GORGEOUS! What a stunning bouquet, and I love your colors and the richness of your anemones...love the depth of the centers. Truly love the variations in the leaves of the poinsettias! Stunning card, and you are right about this being center stage!! So excited about the grand finale tomorrow!! Hugs! xoxo

Lisa said...

This is so blod and vibrant! Your coloring is superb and really makes the flowers jump off the card stock!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the colors you put together here, lovely bouquet!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Again here, yo did an awesome job on coloring !

Leslie Miller said...

Yes, it's spectacular, but it's your coloring that takes it from beautiful to spectacular. Wow!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Thud.... pure gorgeousness.. the color is so rich and vibrant. Christine this is amazing!!!!