Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Scents and Sensibility Collection

We’ve had a fantastic week of beautiful new sets from Power Poppy in the Scents and Sensibility Collection, and now it can all be yours!  We’re here to kick it all off with a fun Blog Hop.

I thought I’d lean more to the “Scents” of this release with these beautiful lilacs, done in a way that makes them feel really lush and plentiful.  I stamped the main lilac image onto XPress It Blending card stock with Gray Flannel ink.  It gives it a much softer feel, almost close to a no-line look for the colouring.  The lilac is coloured up like I’ve seen a number of lilac bushes - in more than one colour.  So, it’s a mix of purple, blue and pink, and then I mimicked that in the background, just straight stamping the lilacs onto a larger panel of white in multiple colours.  

Then, to break up the effect a little bit, I used a rectangle Spellbinders die to cut out a space in the design, placing that on some pretty pink cardstock.  

Finishing touches are a bit of seam binding, baker’s twine and a little jewel.  

Here’s the inside of the card with another stamp in the set that has a few blooms in it.  

Here’s those pretty Copics I used...lots of different shades.  

Hop on over to see what the Bloom Brigade has to show off today...

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

be sure to stop by to tell Marcella how much you love this release!


CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, the luscious colors you've used are gorgeous! I love the focal image and how you've stamped this beautiful lilac as a background with such a beautiful layout!! Stunning! Hugs!

D.Ann said...

WoW! Love how the background gives your gorgeous focal image such depth!

Christine Kiehl said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful! What a neat idea! Love the purple!

Cindi Hall said...

Christine, your coloring is awesome. I just love the combo of pink and lavender....

Kathy Jones said...

Oh this is beautiful Christine!! The colours are beautiful and I *love* the way you've done the background!!

Judy Sander said...

Exquisite both in design and color. And don't forget that adorable ladybug touch.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So vibrant and cheerful! I like these layers CHristine. Makes me smile it is so vibrant!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love the 2 colors in the flowers....whole card is just gorgeous ♥

Leslie Miller said...

A whole gorgeous, frothy garden of lilacs! Oh, I'm in Heaven, Christine!

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers Christine... I love the tones of purples and pinks in your back ground. Gorgeous card!