Friday, January 5, 2018

CardMaps with Becky Fleck

Welcome to our first Power & Spark Challenge with Power Poppy for 2018!  This month Julie is our hostess and the Bloom Brigade along with some of our friends, the Instant Gardeners have teamed up with the amazing Becky Fleck of PageMaps & CardMaps to show off 10 of her newest sketches.  Play along with any of the sketches and you could win! More info on this at the bottom of the post.  

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m on a decidedly SPRING theme this month, so I pulled out Power Poppy’s set Natural Beauties because it just sings Spring!  I stamped the row of spring flowers (daffodils, primrose and tulips, then added one of the single stamps of lily of the valley in the row to fill out the row.  I stamped a second set of tulips and after colouring it all up with Copics, trimmed them out to create the focal point on some vellum.  This was you still get a peek at the pretty flowers behind the translucence of the vellum.   

Here’s what the sketch looks like. 

I’ve added some embroidery floss behind the tulips, a few enamel dots and a pretty scrolled border to finish it off.  I just love the bursts of colour!  

So here’s the challenge details:  

For this month's Power & Spark Challenge, we're asking you to "Grab A Map," and get in on some Power Poppy Fun! We've teamed up with's CardMaps to showcase 10 new sketches featuring some of Power Poppy's fabulous stamp sets. You can find all ten sketches along with design team samples HERE!   So grab a map, use it to spark a little cardmaking creativity and then, link your creation up HERE. If you play along, you'll be in the running to win a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop! But wait, there's more! Becky Fleck, the fabulous Pagemaps guru, is also offering a $25 Power Poppy gift card and all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post!   The Pagemaps contest closes January 22nd, so hop on over soon! We can't wait to see what you create. 

Heres the Power Poppy gang's inspiration today...

Allison Cope
Barbara Walker 
Cheryl Scrivens
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Julie Koerber
Katie Sims

Nancy Sheads
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

and visit Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog


KarinsArtScrap said...

so very beautiful and fab colours looks like spring Christine
Gr Karin

Esther Asbury said...

Gorgeous spring card! Love the row of flowers stamped behind the tulips and the added embroidery floss! Beautiful!

Gab said...

So so pretty - love all the flowers!

Barbara said...

This design team is the best and I love the stamps from Power Poppy. Your card is so inspiring and now all I need to do is pick out a map. Thanks for the inspiration.

Helen Budz said...

Your card carries a lovely glimpse of Spring, especially enjoyed with these frigid temps! The Pagemaps are a delightful idea--generates lots of creative thinking. They make a great combination with Power Poppy. tfs

Nora N. said...

Oh my word!! This is STUNNING!! I love the gorgeous flowers and your layering is fantastic. I am going to have to use that sketch for something too!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Marisa said...

A gorgeous breath of spring and colours. Beautifully done

Leslie Miller said...

What a creative use of this sketch! I love how you found a way to work in plenty of coloring using this pretty PP set. The extra tulips on vellum is a brilliant idea! Pretty patterned paper. Just beautiful, Christine! I'm off to see all the rest, now. Happy new year!

Stacy Morgan said...

Christine this is fresh and beautiful! Your colors jump off the page and I do love the vellum circle. Beautiful!

CaroleAnn said...

Love the colors and it feels like spring at my computer viewing this and I love your border die that you used and the use of the vellum to spotlight your fabulous coloring of those flowers!! Hugs

Traci M said...

Christine, your creative take on this sketch is just breathtaking!! I love how you isolated one flower on the vellum with the cording behind. And your blue just sets everything off so well! Wishing you blessings in the New Year!