Friday, March 20, 2015

Dancing with the Daffodils

It seems perfect to usher in Spring in the Northern Hemisphere with some gorgeous new Dancing with Daffodils courtesy of Power Poppy!  You may have seen the amazing work the Instant Gardener Team did with them on Monday, and now we’re here with the Bloom Brigade to show you another round of daffodilly inspiration.  

Isn’t this arrangement just gorgeous?  Marcy always puts so much into her designs.  I love the combination of daffodils and periwinkle and that little snail crawling up the greenery!  I printed the digi on XPressIt Blending Cardstock and then set to work with my Copics, die cutting it out with a Spellbinders Labels Eleven.  I have a deep love for the symbolism of daffodils with a husband who is a two time cancer survivor and in Canada it’s the symbol for hope in cancer treatment, so I think this little combination is so special!  

For the background layer I took out some ombre designer paper, and a new Tim Holtz Stencil I bought (Gothic) and covered it with embossing paste.  I just LOVE the dimension and texture it brings to the background while adding a real elegance.  

Other accents are simple seambinding and coloured rhinestones (with a B63 copic marker).  

Here’s another look at the pretty damask print with the embossing paste and the lovely sentiment.  

Here’s the Copics I used pictured above. 

The gang’s all here to play today... check out their dabbling with daffodils!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Dina Kowal
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


CherylQuilts said...

Well, first of all, Christine, praise God that your DH is a two-time cancer survivor! And, yes, I can see why these flowers are extra special for you both! And your coloring is out of this world. I love the texture with the stencil and embossing, it's beautiful! And the layout is beautiful with the yellow and blue and that finishing bow! I love it! Hugs, sweet friend!

KarinsArtScrap said...

I love these cards from you Christine, they are gorgeous.
Gr Karin

BeckyTE said...

Fabulous work here, Christine. I love all the wonderful texture and vivid colors.

Allison Cope said...

Sooo pretty Christine! I love the stencil and embossing paste detail. Your daffodilly bouquet is beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Not only is your coloring of the image spectacular, but the embossing paste background is fabulous, as well! The sprinkling of sequins is cute. I didn't know that little fact about daffodils. My wish for Terry is that he never has to battle cancer again.

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Christine. I love the little pop of blue sparkle. Your coloring is perfect. I love what this symbolizes for you. I can't believe you got snow this week. I am so over winter and ready for warm weather. Have a wonderful weekend.

Cheryl W. said...

Oh, wow! This card looks amazing. Love the embossing paste background, the gorgeous image and your fantastic coloring and card layout. Just fabulous!

Linda Knox said...

Love, love, love blues and yellows together. Absolutely beautiful.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Springy indeed! Christine your colors are beautiful. I love the sequins (my new fav accent) along with the fresh feel. Beautiful card.

Rosy Newlun said...

I had no idea your dh has survived cancer twice. Bless both of you for all you've gone through. Daffodils are extra special then and you've created a beauty here. I thought you embossed the background, but you used paste! Incredible card with delightful colors!

Kathy Jones said...

Like Canada, Australia's symbol for the Cancer Foundation is also the Daffodil and big congrats to your hubby for surviving it twice!! I pray he never has to again!! Now your card - where do I start??? It's GORGEOUS!!!! The design is beautiful! Love the colour palette, Looooooooove your colouring (as always) and the texture paste!!! OMGOSH - fantastic!! Love it!!

KimCreate said...

Christene, this card is soooo pretty. Always love your use of vibrant colors!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your coloring, as always, is impeccable Christine! Daffodils are a symbol of survival for me also, and I'm so glad Terry is doing so well. Love your textured background and splash of rhinestones! Gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring, like the way you highlighted the word and your sprinkling of the gems!