Monday, June 8, 2015

Cultivate Love Blog Hop

Well, we’re finally at the day when the Cultivate Love Collection from Power Poppy is live!  Today the Bloom Brigade is celebrating by bringing you a blog hop with more inspiration from these 5 fabulous new sets that you can now purchase.

We had such fun giving you inspiration with these beauties!

There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day at times right?  I missed showing off a card with this set earlier in the week, so I had to give Sage Advice a whirl today!  

I had a completely different direction I was going with this set in my mind at first, but when I looked up some ideas for colanders, and I saw the red enamelware ones....I couldn’t help myself but to colour it this way.  I love the contrast between the green of the herbs and the red colander.  And oh my word, those cute plant signs????  Gorgeous!  

After colouring it up with Copics I created that enamelware look by adding Picket Fence Distress Ink marker in tiny dots overtop.  I love the look.  

Hopefully you can see in the background of the card I added some texture that looks just like the gingham theme in the design as well.  

I also wanted to give the plant markers the feel of chalkboard signs, so I left some white space border around the plant names to give that illusion.  

Some pretty curves, gingham, trim and a button finish it all off.  

Now I hope you can stop by the rest of the fabulous Bloom Brigade and see their creations today, they are all such gems and so talented.  

It’s been a delight to share this week with you!  Go cultivate some love of your own :)  

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

and Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog!


KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic layout and a very beautiful card Christine
Gr Karin

CherylQuilts said...

Oh so beautiful, Christine! I love enamelware and have some in blue with the speckles...just love that! And what a great idea for this sweet colander! I love your color combination and the great layout, and I did see the texture you've added...nice touch! Beautifully done, sweet friend, and there are just so many possibilities with this great set! Hugs and thanks for all you've done this week!

Kathy Jones said...

*SWOON* OH WOW!!! Christine this is absolutely STUNNING!!! Love the greys with the pop of red along with the lace/ribbon touches and your colouring is spectacular!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful and fresh Christine. The colors are fabulous not to mention the sketch.

Leslie Miller said...

I noticed that gingham embossed panel right off the bat. Great touch and I love it! Also love the red enamelware colander. Brilliant, Christine!

Lisa K said...

The colander is so pretty! It would be lovely with herbs in a windowsill.

Marisa said...

Love grey and red together! Your colouring is amazing too. Lovely card!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the design, great color combo's and terrific coloring!!

Juliana said...

That granite ware colander is AWESOME!!
Beautifully coloring!