Monday, December 1, 2014

Power Poppy's December Blog Hop












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!  :)

Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence   
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker
and .....
Marcella Hawley


~Katie

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.

33 comments:

  1. This card is simply stunning!!!!!

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  2. Hi Katie,

    This is what looks like when people say simplicity is elegance!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  3. Great card Katie. Thanks for a chance to win the set.

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  4. Katie, I love hearing you describe your own Camellias and then giving these ones life like them. It’s such a gorgeous card with wonderful rich colouring!

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  5. love the white blossoms with just a touch of yellow in the center.

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  6. Oh my goodness is your card gorgeous! Have a Blessed day!

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  7. Gorgeous card and I love how you left some white on the flowers. These images are just wonderful!

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  8. Your card is lovely, it makes me think of the old fashion kitchen tiles. You did a fabulous job with the layout and coloring. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Katie, you're our very own Camellia girl and your cards are shining this month!! Your colouring is absolutely stunning and it may be a simple card for you, but it is still beautifully elegant and one anyone would love to receive!! I'm guessing your Camellia set is going to be very well loved! :)

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  10. Stunning card. Love the square shape and the offset image. Beautiful colors too.

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  11. I love the square card layout and the detail of your frame. The coloring of the floral image is incredible.

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  12. Oh, Katie, I so agree! You are blessed to have the real flowers in your yard for inspiration, and you've made these blooms "glow" with color! Your coloring is exquisite and beyond! I keep looking at the details...sigh! I absolutely love your take on CAS with this beautiful square layout and think this is one of my favorite cards (but I keep thinking one is...and then see another...hehe!). I am totally in LOVE with these flowers! Warm hugs, sweet friend, and I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are keeping warm!

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  13. Katie, this is simply gorgeous! This was well worth the wait to see your card tonight! You know I never even heard of these flowers until Marcella released this image. I love that you coloured them the way you see them in your gardens. How lucky you are to have such beauty. And your idea of CAS is so fitting for such a beautiful image.
    I agree with Cheryl - whenever I see your cards I always think this is the best and my favourite and then you post another one, which usually tops the ones before. Thanks so much for all your inspiration, take care.

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  14. What a lovely, clean card you've made, and the color is done well.

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  15. Simply elegant, Katie! I am always enchanted by your lovely cards. You are so blessed to grow Camellias in your garden! I can't even imagine how wonderful it would be to have flowers blooming in the garden in winter! ♡

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  16. Your clean and simple are actually stunning and elegant!! Gorgeous too!

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  17. You know, I never even thought about how these are actually two different varieties until I was almost done with my coloring. Duh! Next time. Now, Katie, this is an absolutely perfect card! You've given it a lovely frame, and let's be honest, your coloring is downright spectaular. You know you have to share photos when these come into bloom at your house. They do very well here, too, but always bloom late winter/early spring and the rain gets to the blooms and makes them all spotty brown. I can imagine how gorgeous they are down south. Your card is just an awe inspiring wonder. I bow to the Camellia Goddess!

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  18. Wow Katie, with the detailed coloring, you don't need anything else to distract from your image. This is simply stunning...............

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  19. Love your card also. All these cards are just amazing with beautiful layouts and coloring. Great card.

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  20. What a lovely card! I love the way you put the image in the corner!

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  21. This is another spectacular show of your talent! Love the new set!!

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  22. your card is perfect for a mother day! looks very feminine, is so beautiful!

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  23. Katie this is another gorgeous piece of art.

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  24. I have just found this blog hop and I am just amazed by all of the cards on all of the blogs. TFS

    Jackie

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  25. Very pretty card - love the image.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  26. These images were made just for you Katie girl. Your white one sounds very like the Japonica I was talking about. Your shading is so beautiful. Another Katie masterpiece! Hugs!

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  27. Simply stunning Katie! I can just picture your garden, so different than mine in snowy Alberta! I love that the digi blooms are so close in nature to your own plants at home - it's like fate! Love the vintage feel of your creation! Hugs my friend!

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  28. ACK!!! And I thought the last Camilla's was my favorite. Oh Katie... the CAS design is FANTASTIC! Your blooms are gorgeously colored and just look at them take center stage! Love it all! BTW that was finally mailed yesterday to you. yea!!! Hope she enjoys. Hugs!

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