Friday, February 17, 2017

Tomato Primroses

A few weeks ago I was cleaning out a corner where I had stamping supplies and found some old editions of CardMaker Magazine.  CardMaker has been really good to me and has published a lot of my designs over the years, but I only wanted to keep some selected copies, so as I perused through them I ended up finding a really fun layout and colour combination from a card created in 2011.  That card used printed die-cut images and patterned paper to design a card very much like what I was inspired to create today.  I wanted to see if I could re-create it with stamping and colouring, so it was a fun challenge to pull together. 

I pulled out Power Poppy’s beauty of a set, Potted Primroses because it’s so perfect for the spring season on it’s way! I’ve already seen little pots of primroses in the grocery store.  I love them because they come in such a variety of colours.  Today’s colours reminded me of tomatoes somehow!  

Done in the no-line style to go with our Power and Spark Challenge this month, coloured up with Copics.  

I stamped elements from the set on all the background layers and added a little scalloped eyelet punched border, some twine, faux stitching with my piercer and a white sharpie, and used the white sharpie to highlight the sentiment too.  

Here’s the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade playing along today....

Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and bright card Christine
Gr Karin

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Christine, this is simply delightful! I love the design, the way you colored up these sweet little primrose "faces" and the color combo you chose! I always love being inspired by other things that catch my eye -- especially if it turns out having a flair all your own!

CherylQuilts said...

What a beautiful card, Christine, and I love this fascinating layout! Very lovely, and your coloring is amazing! I so love no-line coloring and want to try it again myself. Beautifully done and a real always! Warm hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Leslie Miller said...

Those primroses look so sweet and pretty, and I absolutely love your card design and the tomato red. This definitely makes for a cheery "hello"!

Nichole said...

Just lovely!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the fun sketch, the colors are so pretty, and like how you stamped the background, pretty coloring of the flowers, the faux stitching is a great touch! I didn't know sharpie had a white pen, may have to check that out, my white gel pens have all dried up.

Dandi93 said...

Pretty card Christine, love the design and stamped background