Friday, July 15, 2016

Seeds of Today

The past few weeks our youngest son has been taking swimming lessons each day.  So for 45 minutes I’m on the sidelines watching him.  So, I decided to bring my Copics and some images to colour each time, and I can usually get one image coloured during the lesson.  It’s been fun because seeing a lady with a whole lot of fancy markers really seems to attract kids!  They are fascinated with seeing what I’m doing, all my colourful markers and are full of questions!  I love kids, they have such innocence and ask anything without worrying what you think, and they are always so interested to learn more.  

This was one of the images I coloured on one of the days.  It’s a lovely digital image from Power Poppy called Seeds of Today.  Isn’t it a beautiful quote?  It challenges me to think about what seeds I’m planting today.  Printed on XPress it Blending cardstock, coloured with Copics (with a little white accenting on the flower with a white sharpie), and then die cut with one of my old Spellbinders dies.   Blue and white are such a lovely crisp combination, so I kept the basic design really simple.  

Some lovely embossing in the background and a great big satin bow are all it took to finish it.  I really wanted that sentiment to shine.  Here’s the Copics I used below.  Bow, blue and blossom are all my B’s in this design.  

And this is just another little reminder that our Power & Spark Challenge, B Happy,  is still going on for another two weeks.  Enter to win a Power Poppy stamp set of your choice!  

Here’s the Bloom Brigade and Instant Garderners in action’ll see a brand new and gorgoeus digi along the way today too, a not to be missed new design!  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Debbie Olson
Barb Walker
Nancy Sheads



CherylQuilts said...

How beautiful, Christine, and I love the colors you've used and how you've added such a lovely hint of blue. It's such a beautiful layout with the embossing, and I love the dies with the blue peeking from behind...and the satin ribbon is such a soft touch. Yes, I've colored myself while waiting in doctors' offices, and it's interesting to seeing how people find it fascinating. And it's a good reminder of what seeds we are planting ourselves each day. Beautifully done and wonderful thoughts. Big hugs!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Oh those are the prettiest shades of blue. You displayed the image in such an uplifting and beautiful way. Love it.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and design and a fab text Christine
Gr Karin

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Beautiful in Blue!! What a happy card Christine. I literally smiled when I saw it! Love your coloring with the beautifully textured background!!

Broni said...

I LOVE the crisp blue and white and the colored highlights on the sentiment are perfect!! Beautiful card, Christine!!

Leslie Miller said...

Isn't this the prettiest thing in the crisp blue and white! I love how you used all the different colors on the sentiment. It just adds so much more to it. The embossed white and satin bow are plenty sufficient to set off this sweet image. And, yes, I sure do hope I'm not planting thorny weeds for my tomorrows, but I don't think so. I do believe you're planting a lovely flower garden.

Stacy Morgan said...

So cheerful and pretty Christine. I like the flower shape for the image panel and the colors. So fresh and pretty.

Barb said...

Wow! This is soooo very pretty, Christine! I love the blue and white color palette.

Traci M said...

This has to be one of my very favorites, Christine!! Something so fresh and pristine and I adore your hilighted lettering!!

Kathy Jones said...

I *love* blue and white and I love how fresh and clean this looks! Of course your colouring is fabulous and love the layered diecuts and touch of embossing! Beautiful as always!! :)