Saturday, September 15, 2018

Cabbages and Kale



We’ve come to the end of our gorgeous Sneak Peeks at Power Poppy!  Today we finish it all off with the healthy, nutritious and pretty Cabbage and Kale!  Marcy is always ahead of the curve in finding creative things to illustrate and I think this is another trend-setter!  Who would have dreamed veggies could be this fun to colour up!  


As always, I go perusing to see what fun combinations this flora comes in, and I found a pretty palette trio that worked well together with bright green, blue-gray and purple and purple and deep green.  

When I trimmed them all out and placed them together I thought that purple would make a really great backdrop, so I pulled out my Ranger Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron, sponged it onto my cardstock and then spritzed with water.  When it oxidizes it make such a cool pattern!  


To anchor the trio, I die cut some circle frames and tucked them behind the cabbages and kale, and I think it helps frame the sentiment as well.  I added some Nuvo Dots directly to the background, and even they oxidized the paper, so you can see each dot has a bit of a warm glow around it.  


Have you heard?  Marcy’s giving away four sets!  Leave a comment on this post and you’re in the running!  Be sure to stop by all my Bloom Brigade sister’s spots to see their creativity!  They never disappoint!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

and Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog

20 comments:

Deanna Morgan said...

Oh my! What beautiful colors!

Marianne said...

Awesome colouring and design!

gabriella said...

Wow, I love how your background make everything pop

Dana M said...

Wow, stunning card! Absolutely amazing coloring!

CherylQuilts said...

What a gorgeous card, Christine! The background is amazing and is absolutely perfect for these sweet and detailed cabbage and kale! You've colored them so exquisitely, and I really love the scalloped circle die! I need to email you about who makes that. I really love it! Beautifully done with a perfectly placed sentiment! This is going to be one of my favorites and go-to sets for thank-you cards and for just expressing love for a friend. Hugs and love! xoxo

TrainWithMeghan said...

Such a GORGEOUS BACKGROUND and vivid coloring!

Lagene said...

OH my GOODNESS! Gorgeous coloring, I love the color variations of the 3 plants! The layout and background are awesome! I love curly kale for salads and the decorative variety of kale and cabbage is beautiful to see!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous coloring on your beautiful card!

Camille Short said...

I love the color combination!

Stacy Morgan said...

Christine this is beautiful. The colors are so vibrant and awesome design.

tinyfeet said...

I love this card. The purple background is so pretty, not to mention the cabbages, too! :)

Helen Budz said...

The colors of this card are so lovely, Christine. tfs

Valerija said...

Your card is just stunning. Love the colours.

Joanne Williams said...

I especially love this color combination. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Joanne Williams said...

I especially love this color combination. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Lucy E. said...

This is gorgeous!!! This is one of my
favorite color combos-green and purple.
Love that purple background :-)

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh Christine this card is just stunning... your colours are so pretty, the combo caught my eye first and then the fact that the images are cabbages wow they look so pretty - I'll be looking up their colour range too... love it

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful veggies.
I think I could learn to like
them. thanks for sharing
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SusieScrapper said...

Who knew cabbage and kale could be so beautiful!! Amazing colors and coloring.

Leslie Miller said...

They're as pretty as flowers, and with your coloring -- a knock out!