Well hello again, and welcome back! I hope you have been able to check in on the goings on over at the Power Poppy Blog....or what I like to call, Bloom Central! :) Lots of good stuff to see with December's all digital release and that brings us to today...where the Bloom Brigade joins together for one last look at all of the Marcella goodness for this month...
How about those lovely images? Marcella has once again brought to life some of the most beautiful scenes for our crafting enjoyment. Well you heard the Bloom Whisperer, let's HOP! :)
So for my card today, I thought I would revisit the Camellias image but this time I paired it with a sentiment from the Geraniums Take Two stamp set. I have in mind to send this card to a friend and I think she will like this image and sentiment. I decided to color these two varieties of Camellias like two of the varieties in my yard. I have two extremely large Camellia Japonicas (sorry, do not know the proper names for these because they were here when we moved). These particular ones have the prettiest deep pink blooms....they border on a violet and the blooms themselves are huge. The leaves are also a good size. These bloom around Christmas to as late as February and the blooms last for several weeks. The photo I shared yesterday in my post has one of these in it. One of the other varieties I have is a Camellia Sasanqua 'Setsugekka'. It is espaliered at the front of our house and it blooms in the late summer/early fall. The blooms on this variety are the prettiest white with a double row of ruffled petals and the daintiest yellow stamens. The leaves on this one are smaller and darker green, the blooms are smaller, but the impact is still the same...but then again, I have never met a Camellia I didn't like!
It really is uncanny how closely these two blooms resemble two of the varieties we have in our yard. For this card, I kept it really simple.....I guess you could call this my "clean and simple" design style....lol. I think this is as simple as it gets for me! ;)
No buttons, no bows....just a few layers of designer paper and card stock, an image colored with Copics, a little sponging, a little gold leafing and there you have it! So that is all for my card and garden tour today but you really must make sure you check out all of the goodness that my Bloom Brigade teammates have created for you...AND as an added bonus, if you leave a comment on each of the Bloomies' blogs you could win this month's digital release! So make sure you leave a little love while you hop! Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope we can get together again real soon...until then, take care! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies: Images-Floral from Power Poppy's new digital image "Camellias" and sentiment from Power Poppy's "Geraniums Take Two" stamp set; Paper-Classic white card stock from Flourishes, Naturals White and Night of Navy card stocks from Stampin' Up!, navy patterned paper from The Paper Studio's "The Classics" 4.5" x 6.5" paper pad; Inks- HP Printer ink, Ranger Distress inks in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap; Dies-Spellbinders Marvelous Squares set and Classic Squares Large set, Marianne Designs Petra's Square Frames set; Other-Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing pen, Atyou Spica Clear Glitter pen, and these Copic colors: W0, W3, W4, W7, C1, C3, B0000, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69, BV02, E41, E44, E49, Y13, Y19, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, G28, G40, G43, and G46.