Friday, November 6, 2015

Embellish This!

Today ushers in a new month long challenge at Power Poppy!  Kathy’s our host and she’s challenging us to Embellish This!  Think buttons, pearls, rhinestones, ribbon, brads....the possibilities and the list of embellishments you could use are endless! 

I brought out the lovely new set Cozy Cupfuls because I really wanted to colour up this little cupful of Christmas tree.  Isn’t it the sweetest?  As as I was thinking about what colour I wanted to use and what embellishments I had, I thought about these pretty sequins I had, and that’s how the colours of the card were born!  

Stamped on XPres It Blending cardstock, coloured with Copics and then the inside of the die was sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink.  

I decided to do a tufted look by scoring diagonal lines and then adding the sequins in the meeting points for my embellishing.  I added some sparkly ribbon to finish off the design.  That’s one of the best things about Christmas....all the sparkle!

Such a festive little tree!  Here’s the Copics I used below.  

Here’s the gang playing along in the Embellish This challenge....join in and you could win Power Poppy goodies!  Enter your creation this month at the Power Poppy Blog...

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


BJ Searcy said...

Just Beautiful. It has the Awwwwww factor!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Christine
Gr Karin

Nancy Thomas said...

Gasp! Beautiful Christine. I really like the tufted background - it makes your image pop right off the panel.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is gorgeous, and I love the colors! And I agree that the tufted background is stunning with the sequins. Isn't it so neat what inspires a card? I love that, and I just love this image so beautifully colored!! A stunning card, and I really love the non-traditional color and beautiful sentiment across the bottom. Delish! Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

I do love this tree, and your colors are a delightful surprise, Christine! Very pretty and creative!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow Christine!! Your tree has so much depth, and the colors..well have a way with colors that I can only dream about!! I LOVE the vibrant pinks and your beautifully inked frame! Gorgeous!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors.

Kathy Jones said... stunning is this!!! LOVE the colours you chose and of course your colouring is just exquisite!!! The sequins are AWESOME!!!! Who wouldn't be thrilled to receive a card like this at Christmas!!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Vibrant and cheerful for sure! I like the sequins... awesome look and feel. The bright color makes me smile, very pretty!