Saturday, January 31, 2015

Introducing Potted Primroses!

 Welcome back friends to our 5th amazing set in the Power Poppy February Release!  All these lovelies will be available tomorrow for you!  I think we’ve saved the best for last.  Today’s set called Potted Primroses is just so creative and beautiful!  I can’t wait to show it off to you!

Primroses are SO beautiful.  Last spring we went to Vancouver Island and it was prime-time for all the beautiful flowers blooming.  I was so taken by the little flower boxes full of primroses at the little shops and cafes.  When I knew Marcy was illustrating these primroses, I sent her a picture of some of the ones I had seen and so this part of the stamp set feels extra-special to me.  I just had to use that part of the set first :)

Aren’t they just so pretty and vibrant!  I gave them lots of rich colour with my Copics and then pulled it all together with some pretty papers I had in my stash.  I thought the background flowers looked a little like primroses.  

Here’s the picture I sent to Marcy and you can see I used those white-edged, yellow-centered primroses for this design.  They’re just so lush and vibrant!  

Here’s a close-up of the design,  the soft bluey-green background really helps the flowers pop.  You can see I’ve added some BV00 and BV02 in the shadows of some of the flowers to create that sense of shade in the colouring.  Here’s the Copics I used below.  

And now, here’s the fabulous Bloom Brigade,  ready to show off how much more lovely this set is (sigh, can it get any better?  Yes it can!) ...there’s so much creativity packed into this stamp set!  Just wait till you see the Auricula Theatres and hear the story behind them!  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
 (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

and Marcy!

See you back here tomorrow for our Blog Hop and the Release of all these sets in the Storm of Creativity!  


Cheryl W. said...

This card is beautiful! I am always in awe of your coloring and your ability to pick just the right paper designs to showcase your image.

Karen W said...

So pretty and bright!! Love this new set and can't wait for tomorrow!!

Bajalizzy said...

best primrose card I've ever seen!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Christine
Gr Karin

Becky said...

What beautiful colors Bunny, beautiful card.

donna sherman said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the soft colors you used, and the coloring is superb!!! Lovely job on ALL of it!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Christine, I loved the photo that inspired a piece of this set and I love your card even more. The depth of your coloring is incredible and just the sweet and color popping layout brings out the best in your image. You are a master my friend!

Juliana said...

Thanks for the pic of the real potted primroses (I have never seen them before!)

Beautiful coloring! I love how you captured the deep brightness of the flowers!!

Beautiful card, Christine!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! The light papers behind your primroses really stand at attention Christine. Your fresh feeling on this is perfect. Beautiful card.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, now I see why this is one of your favorites! It's gorgeous, and your flowers are so beautifully colored (love the inspiration flower). And what gorgeous DP and wonderful layout! Just love these colors together! Woohoo, we are ready for tomorrow!! Hugs!

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Love the colour combo with the pink primroses surrounded with turquoise. Your colouring is wonderful and great layout and paper choice. This is such a cheery card, it makes me smile.

Tami Babcock said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, how neat to have given her something for inspiration and you did a beautiful job of coloring!

Lyn said...

Gorgeous card and I love love love this stamp <3

Misti said...

This is gorgeous, Christine!!!

Dawn B. said...

Just amazing. I am so happy Marcy was inspired by your flowers. The coloring on these make them look so real. Lovely card.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Beautiful colors and I love the great design.