Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Spice it Up!

I am so delighted to jump into the amazing Holiday Release at Power Poppy today!  Marcella has already started the beautiful offerings we’re bringing to you yesterday, and today we show off Spice it Up!

I think this set is gorgeous!  I love the creative way Marcy illustrated the pomanders and how fun it is to use orange in a Christmas design!  I chose to use the single orange pomander and pair the depth of the orange and cloves with some soft minty greens for a nice contrast.  

I die cut out the pomander with a stitched die and then also framed it up with some sage cardstock creating almost a windowed design.  

I kept the accents simple yet also adding that nice punch of colour with the seambinding, twine and enamel dots.  

Here’s the pile of Copics I used - oh boy that looks a bit haphazard doesn’t it?  Sorry!  You can tell I was rushing onto something else when I snapped that pic!  

The Bloom Brigade has some more wonderful to show off with this amazing set....

Allison Cope
Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker
and read the story behind the set from Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog!

See you back here tomorrow with another lovely Sneak Peek!


Pauline said...

Gorgeous Christine! Love your colour combo, design and papers. The orange against the jade greens just make this pop! Oh my, can't wait to get this set. Thanks for the inspiraton!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Christine I love the greens you chose on this card! They are so outside my comfort zone and I love the idea of stretching.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOWZERS Christine! What a beautiful card and set???? LOVE!

Julie Koerber said...

Christine, I love how your neutral background just makes that beautifully colored citrus delight -- POP! Beautiful creation!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is one amazing set with this beautiful pomander, and I really love the soft colors you've used..delightful! And what a great layout with the papers you've used. I love the beautiful touch of orange and the lovely bow treatment. An absolutely stunning card, my friend, and I can hardly wait to see what you all have tomorrow! Loving it so far! Hugs!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful and stunning papers Christine
Gr Karin

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

beautiful and what fabulous colours

Maria A. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I can almost smell the spiciness of the cloves and the delicious aroma of the citrusy orange.
Simply lovely, I can't wait to see the entire set.
Thank you for sharing.

Kathy Jones said...

SWOON!!! Oh Christine, this is just gorgeous!!! Your colouring is just incredible and I love, love, love the design and the pop of colour with the orange bow!!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the soft background color!! Your coloring is very nice!!
Moxie Craftie

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow Christine!! I LOVE that seafoam green with your orange pomander. What a gorgeous color combination!! And your sketch is fabulous with your die combo!! Stunning!

Conniecrafter said...

pretty design of the card and such lovely color combo!!

Leslie Miller said...

How I love your coloring and layout and that beautiful orange bow! Gorgeous, Christine!

Stacy Morgan said...

I am really diggin the pop of orange on these Christmas card and I never thought I would say that. haha Looks beautiful and smells even better when I think about this hanging in the kitchen. Love it!