Friday, June 8, 2018

Making a Multi-Coloured Bouquet Work + Video!


Hello Friends!  Today the Power Poppy team is joining together to play along with Kathy Racoosin and her Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge!

Today I wanted to show you more of my process of making multi-coloured bouquets work together, so I actually have a tutorial video and two cards to show you!  Now, if youve been here a while you know I dont do videos regularly, but lots of people have been asking to see how I colour.  So,  its NOT super fancy, and Im using evening light - so it could be brighter, but youll see a bit of my colouring process.  Even though I cant see you when Im shooting the video, Im still imagining you as Im talking.  And it sometimes makes me forget my words!  Hopefully youre entertained!  


I’ve used the gorgeous new set Abundant Petals.  It is amazing how much Marcy packed into this stamp set.  It’s double a normal sized set, and the different flowers she chose are so beautifully done!  It makes a colourist so happy! 

What my video shows you, is how I take a floral bouquet which has many unique colours in it, and make it tie together cohesively.  I was inspired by this photo of a wedding bouquet.  


Amazing isn’t it?  I love the soft colours, and yet there are really a lot of different colours in the bouquet:  pink, coral, yellow, orange, blue, green.  My wedding bouquet was a lot like this  - though probably brighter deeper colours than these pastels.  I love the vibrance of a lot of colour, it’s also how I seem to colour everything!  


So, when I’m putting together the bouquet, each flower has it’s own distinctive colour, but it also has elements of a number of the other colours in the bouquet mixed into each flower.  By doing this the flowers work together.  You can take a look in the video..




Here’s the second card I made, put together with the initial “single color” colouring of each petal, and then in the video how I added some of the different colours in the bouquet to each flower.  

Both cards make use of Distress Ink, or Distress Oxide backgrounds.  I’ve just started to play around with those, and it’s fun to see how they turn out!  


I’ve embossed that empowering sentiment from Marcy’s new set M-Powering Words.  Man is that set awesome!  I love the words, and Marcy’s fabulous hand lettering.  

Now for a bit of SALE news, which is always fun....Marcella is offering a special on two stamps sets,  Burst of Kindness and Spring Meadow , Marcy has more on that in the Power Poppy Blog post as well.   Sale ends June 9th! 

Here is the fabulous Power Poppy line up colouring along today....

Barb Walker
Christine Okken 
(you are here)
Cindy Lawrence

Elizabeth Zaffarano
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims

Nancy Sheads
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

and Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog

161 comments:

Julie Koerber said...

Christine, if you read my post today you might get a chuckle. I should have watched your video before I started coloring! This is absolutely drop dead gorgeous and so fun to see your work in progress -- what a treat!

Jane Crisci said...

You have done such a beautiful job coloring. I recently went hog wild on the new Power Poppy
release, and this was one of the sets I chose. Really looking forward to getting my "coloring on!"

Christy Q said...

Wow - your flowers are just gorgeous!! I love the detail added to the stunning blooms with the depth of color you achieved. Thank you for sharing your video, I know it takes time to put the video together and I appreciate it!

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your wild array of flowers! What a happy card!

Angeline Choo said...

WOW!! Your bouquet is so beautifully colored. LOVE your color combination

OzJane aka Glenice said...

Lovely....it sure workd

Peggy Pride said...

Thank for the instruction. It is useful information for the amateur!

SusanR said...

So beautiful! I love the technique you used to make them gontogether well! I’m always afraid to match different colors but I’m going to have tonteybhis!!

Connie said...

Beautiful coloring on these cards.

Susie Sonnier said...

Beautiful card

MarthaG said...

First time I've visited your blog. Beautiful bouquets and amazing coloring!! I love to color and I'll be visiting your blog again

gabriella said...

Oh my gosh what a beautiful bouquet, both the real one and the colored one

gabriella said...

Oh my gosh what a beautiful bouquet

Marsha said...

So very pretty and love the backgrounds as well. Thanks for making a tutorial for us.

Dee Earnshaw said...

beautiful color combos - love the purples and blues on the background :)

Patti H. said...

Both cards are so pretty! I love the multi-colored flowers! You make it look so do-able! Thanks for sharing.

The Red Haired Lass said...

Thank you for the great lesson, your colors and your cards are just beautiful! And, as your husband must be, I am still basking in the glow... GO CAPS!! :)

mommyx2 said...

Wow - both cards are beautiful! love your blog and thank you for the tutorial.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Christine, your flowers are stunning, especially against your gorgeous Distressed backgrounds. That really made the flowers pop! Beautifully done!

StarSpry said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your tips on coloring flowers and how to make them tie together :) This looks like an awesome stamp set!

Bunny Dobbie said...

Great tips to make it all work so beautifully together. Thank you so much!

Jan said...

Another beautiful card. God is wonderful, isn't he>

Mirella said...

Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! Your colouring is absolutely amazing, I love your creations. True, you have a great image to work with, but your colouring skills definitely brought the stamped image to life!

Holly Jackson said...

I love your beautiful card Christine! Great coloring! Thanks for including a video too!

Abby said...

Beautiful!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

beautiful card. Lovely flowers.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

ahhh, so very pretty.

jbatik2000 said...

Beautiful cards. Love the bright, vibrant colors. Going to have to check out these stamps.

Mary Reiner said...

This is my first time visiting your blog. Lovely cards and wonderful tips. I'll be back!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful background and bouquet!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! You are an expert with floral designs!

Cynthia Cole said...

I absolutely love your beautiful cards!

Jackie W said...

Love your tips for tying all the colors together. Thanks for sharing this lovely card.

Henriëtte said...

Wow Chirstine what a gorgeous cards, I fell in love with the awesome stampset you used for them. And what an incredibly educational video, thank you so much, I learned a lot from you.

Katie Baird said...

Wow! The flower bouquet, the colors you chose along with your coloring skills... WOW!!

Traci M said...

Wonderefully done, Christine!! I always love your cards; and these gorgeous floral with the distressed backgrounds are no exception!! I am always intimidated to take on a larger bouquet; but you make it possible with the video! Thanks so much for taking the time to show your creative coloring process. And it's always good to hear your sweet voice.

Just Cinnamonskyes... said...

That is so lovely! I am enjoying hopping from site to site and seeing what everyone is working on... those flowers are beautiful! Kim

Veronica Klatt said...

I love your cards - your coloring is beautiful and I also love the Abundant Petal Stamp Set.

Veronica Klatt said...

Love your video and coloring - absolutely beautiful. I'm also loving the Abundant Petals stamp set. Great job!

marie maksud said...

so beautiful flowers !

K . Shuster said...

I have never seen your blog before, and your Coloring is AMAZING! ❤
Thanks for doing the videos, as I know that they are not easy and that they are time consuming, but they really help a "visual" person such as myself.

Lee Newton said...

Really good lesson, explaining. I learned a lot! (lovely card, too).

Kari S said...

Stunning! I love how you mixed the colors of the flowers and made them all work together. Thank you for the video!

Sandy M said...

This is a beautiful set of stamps. Lots of ideas come to mind. A definite must have. Your cards and instructions were right on.

Amy Brown said...

Beautifully colored florals!

Dana M said...

Wow, gorgeous cards! So beautifully colored and the backgrounds so perfectly highlight your floral sprays.

M Strach said...

Amazing!

Dr Sonja said...

Fabulously beautiful coloring and love the final card with the distress backgrounds. Totally inspiring.

LmichelleH said...

The colors you used in this are just gorgeous. You have a very beautiful style.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Lisa K said...

Beautiful cards! I really enjoyed seeing your coloring process on how you made the many flowers work well together.

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous coloring of this awesome image!

tinyfeet said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the video explaining how you tie the colors of the flowers together.
Have a wonderful day!

tvorcha_ya said...

Deautiful colors!

Betty Keefe said...

thanks for the tips on making the colors coordinate in that lovely bouquet!

Karenladd said...

these beautifully colored blooms layered over your blue background just pop!!

Crystal said...

So beautiful! I appreciate you taking the time to show use how to tie our colors together.

Karren said...

Great tip and a great video! Gorgeous cards - thanks!

DeeZinesbyD said...

That is such a great tip! I’ve always wondered why my different coloured bouquets look so awkward! I’ll be using this tip in future!

DeeZinesbyD said...

That is such a great tip! I’ve always wondered why my multi coloured bouquets look so awkward.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow this sample is just gorgeous and so creative - thanks for a fun hop:)

Beatrice said...

This is a gorgeous bouquet of flowers love the video explaining how you colored!! Thank you for this beautiful card!!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Christine - this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

Meghan Kennihan said...

OMG! This is AMAZING! So much detail! I love that you matched it to the photo!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are amazing! I hope I can color like that some day! Beautiful!

Mrsfish02 said...

So very wonderful. Great tips. I love Poppy Power stamps.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your cards.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

oh what pretty coloring! I absolutely love the background also!

Mary Holshouser said...

The real bouquet is beautiful.
You caught the colors so well in
your coloring on the cards. Love
the glittery sentiment on the
second. thanks for sharing
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Wickcliss said...

Oh my I am drooling. These cards are beyond gorgeous!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Beautiful cards. Great sale.

Shannon Fralish said...

What amazing coloring! Your card is beautiful -- love how you created the background as it really makes your gorgeous flowers zing!

Annalisa Young said...

This was such an instructive video! I've been thinking that my collections of flowers have looked really separate recently, so I'm definitely going to try some of those unexpected colors that show up in the other flowers to see if I can make it all more cohesive. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous card and coloring! Love the background!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful flowers on your cards! Interesting coloring layer technique :)

Gretchen Wilson said...

Absolutely drop dead gorgeous! Watched the video and it was awesome to see it all come together to make this gorgeous bouquet! Thanks so much!💜🤗

Cindy C. said...

Gorgeous! Love your inspirations photo too!

Sue D said...

So pretty and love all the colors.

Jenniferk said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, your bouquets are so beautifully coloured and I love your colour choices! Thank you for your tutorial with the fantastic tips.

Patti said...

I <3 Power Poppy flowers. I love to practice coloring them, your milti colors are grand!

Irene Royster said...

The backgrounds are beautiful

Evelyn said...

So pretty - love your coloring. The background really makes the flowers pop out!

Linda BL said...

Love both cards! The pastel flowers look absolutely gorgeous with the blue background.

FD91354 said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the video! thanks for making one

Wendy Fisher said...

These cards are just beautiful!!! I just love where you got your inspiration.

Linda Batson said...

This set looks fantastic it may be my first purchase of power poppy. I love both of the cards and your video was great, you should do more.
God bless

Barb said...

This is a beautiful card, Christine! I love your light, fresh, airy style. Simply lovely!

Gab said...

Oh wow, this is just stunning!

Alaska .Kris said...

So bright and cheery! Made me smile!

Jen said...

Beautiful cards! Love the wedding bouquet picture and the card you created from it.

Christine H. said...

I've never been on your blog. I love the name (obviously because my name is Christine). You do beautiful work!

Little Miss said...

Stunning! Love the colors!

Brandi R said...

Simply gorgeous cards! Flowers and watercolor....yum ♥

_chevron 2 said...

Such a gorgeous card with a beautiful stamp❣️
I need this😊

Kendra Haro said...

Stunning, love both backgrounds.

Candy said...

Your cards are beautiful!
Many thanks for the tutorial - I learned a lot :o)

Crystal said...

Your flowers certainly do work together...these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your coloring technique - I am going to give it a try. :-)

MJ said...

Stunning! I love that stamp set. Thank you for all the amazing tips, tricks and inspiration.

disha jain said...

This is a real color burst therapy.Pretty!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome flower bouquet!
Your cards are simply breathless!!!
Gorgeous colouring!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Beautiful - both card and bouquet!

michele said...

ImI in admiration of your coloring skills.
- Michele Lourenço

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Christine I highly enjoyed your video! Very informative and I learned something new today! Thank you! Your coloring and finished card .. just GORGEOUS!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Jo from the Jersey Shore!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Jessica B said...

Stunning love the depth in each of these flowers

Danielle Dietz said...

Beautiful flowers! Your coloring is amazing. :)

Susan Eliot said...

Wow! Your coloring is incredible! I really appreciate you sharing your tips for creating cohesive bouquets. I can't wait to put them into my practice! Thank you!

Jennifer Scull said...

What really catches my eye on your cards is the beautiful soft backgrounds that create the perfect setting for the bouquets. Stunning work! Thank you for sharing! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Cristina, after you explained your technique, it made perfect sense! This stamp set is goegeous and I love the card you put together. Thanks for sharing.

Dina said...

WOW....simply...WOW 😍

I Card Everyone said...

That bouquet is third-runner-up to your cards, Christine! Had to say hello, and now I'm grabbing another cuppa to enjoy your video... good for you! xx
=]

Wendy Lambert said...

Your card is beautiful. The colours all work together so well.

Ellen Fayard said...

your coloring is so beautiful. Love that stamp set. Beautiful card.

Brandy Duncan said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the tips on making all the flowers in a floral piece cohesive. I love your work.

Beverly said...

Thank you for sharing all your tips! I absolutely love the bouquet you chose as a reference! Both cards are spectacular!

Patty said...

Oh My!! Both of these are just stunning!!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the very useful video. Wonderful coloring on all your cards.

Diane Bolton said...

Beautiful cards... especially love the backgrounds!

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

Simply beautiful. Thanks for the tips on making colors work together.

Hoosier said...

I like pastels - so soothing. Thanks for sharing your video. Now up to my hideaway to do some coloring.

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Wow, talk about vibrant! This is absolutely, drop dead gorgeous!!

zub momi said...

Amazing coloring and beautiful card 💕💕

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful job coloring these flowers! :)

Angela said...

Wow! Amazing cards!

Connie said...

Both cards are gorgeous, and I love how you incorporated the soft backgrounds.

Sharla said...

Your cards and coloring are amazing! I love the inspiration pic and that stamp is gorgeous!

starqueen said...

Hi Christine,
Wow! You created two gorgeous cards with the Poppy’s beautiful bouquet. Thanks for the video- very helpful!👏🏻💞

Linda Gorman said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the great tips.

stampwithsandy said...

Oh my, this is stunning! I love the colors!

Arlene said...

Your card is so beautiful Christine! And the way you laid them out showcases each flower. Thanks for sharing your technique.

Dana Norris said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love lots of colors and you really brought it with these cards. Thank you for the inspiration!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

Annette:) said...

I need to pick my jaw up from the floor. This is absolutely beautiful! Color is my drug. The more, the better😊.

Heather M said...

So lovely!! Your coloring is fabulous, such detail!

kerry myers said...

Beautiful cards. I had to immediately go and order that encouraging sentiment set!

Essie said...

Christine,

These are, as always, simply beautiful! But I also alwasy learn so much from your explanations about your process! You are a terrific teacher. Essie

Barbara said...

this is beautiful. It's so inspiring to see what other's create and especially when they are fantastic!

Julie Pluemer said...

Beautiful

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Gorgeous!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what a stunning card...love your inspiration.

Ddlove 3 said...

Beautiful coloring!!

Carol H. said...

Your colors are absolutely beautiful!

cghundley said...

Such gorgeous coloring
a on your fabulous cards!
Carla from Utah

Lindsey F said...

Thanks for your examples

Lorraine Turner said...

Two beautifully coloured cards and I like the fact that you used a wedding bouquet as your inspiration for the colours you used.

Elaine said...

Beautiful! Thanks for showing how you colored the images to make a cohesive look! Love the backgrounds!

StampinLouie said...

Very beautiful shading. Love the card,

byAnnette said...

Pretty Flowers!
Really like the blue backgrounds!

Monica H said...

Love these cards, gorgeous coloring!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Gorgeous! I love the mix of colors and the background!

Barb said...

Absolute lovely!!!!

TinyCrafter said...

Oh my gosh, your cards are so colorful and beautiful! You also used my favorite color Ib the whole wide world, yellow, so you get extra bonus points for that! LOL I love Power Poppy's designs & their flowers are amazing! I have a bunch of them stored in my computer all ready to print out but my printer ism't working at the moment so I can't do it! Boo Hoo! I love how you did some embossing on the card too. I think embossing is the most fun you can have next to coloring and it's amazing how it works. If I could, I would love to spend a whole day just coloring. Oh yeah, and eating too! Can't forget to eat! LOL
Thank you for showing us your colorful cards and for giving us the chance to win something. I can't wait to win something!

berryblue said...

Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your inspiration piece. I always love to see where artists find their inspiration!

kReN K said...

Oh my! I love Abundant Petals and I love your coloring. Thanks for sharing!

Jackie S said...

I so often get stuck using the same colors. Love that you used so many

kReN K said...

Enjoyed the video. I love that we can color flowers any color we wish for a bouquet. I also love how you add the colors to make the bouquet blend together. Brilliant! TFS!

Susie Q said...

Absolutely lovely!! Thank you for sharing.

Billie A said...

Awesome video and I like that you can color flowers or ferns any color you want to make it work for your card. I like this awesome flower stamp it looks like it would be fun to create beautiful bouquets. Thanks for the video. Your card is stunning.

Lynne in NI said...

Woweee your flowers are stunning!!

DJ said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Your bouquet arranging skills are fabulous! Your coloring is amazing as well. I love it!

CherylQuilts said...

Christine!!! You are amazing, and I loved watching your video and learned so much. I LOVED hearing you speak and tell us about your color changes. What a great lesson I learned. I have a bunch of flowers from Abundant Petals that I've been working on, and I've been "stuck." But you've really helped me a lot, and I pulled out some "unlikely" colors and adding them to some of the flowers...made a big difference. Thank you for sharing this exquisite cards! I love your work! Hugs and love! xoxo

Conniecrafter said...

It was so great to see you coloring, I learn so much better from video than writing instructions, gorgeous coloring as always, love the design on both cards!