Friday, August 29, 2014

Thinking of you...with wildflowers

Hi there and a very happy hello to you!  How have you been?  It seems so long since my last post....lots of "busy-ness" going on around here...what about you?  I am so happy to share this card I made for Power Poppy's Friday Challenge this week.  You can check out all of the details here.

 We would love to have you come play along with us!  For this card I used the incredibly beautiful Countryside Bouquet Deluxe stamp set.  Wasn't that thoughtful of Marcella to give us a "second helping" of her gorgeous wildflower images?  I chose to use a simple stem of blooms for this card and pair it with some pretty floral papers.

I loved these pretty papers, so homey feeling and perfect for this image.  I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored it in with Copics.  I must admit that there are several layers here but I really wanted to frame out that darling little stem with blooms.  I sponged some Ranger Distress ink in Antique Linen around my image and my sentiment die cut to age them a little. Speaking of sentiment, it is from the Sunny Harvest stamp set and I think it looks so sweet here.  My Krylon 18KT gold leafing pen was calling my name, so I did a little edging around the image panel and the sentiment.  A little ribbon, some stitching, and a few pearls finish this card off.  It really looks busier than it really is...I think maybe because the floral paper is a pretty bold print but I love how it looks with Marcella's lovely blooms.

I love the simplicity of this image but if you wanted something a little fuller, you could simply stamp one or two more and voila...instant bouquet!  :)  Are you itching to get started making your own creation now?  Well, before you do, you really should check out what my incredibly talented Bloom Brigade sisters have created for your inspiration this week.  I am sure you will enjoy the trip!  Then, get going on your own Power Poppy creation and link up your card on the blog for a chance to win a prize!  I can't wait to see what you create!  Hope you have an awesome day and let's get together again real soon, ok?  Until then, take care.

Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence 
Danielle Kennedy 
Dawn Burnworth    
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker


Supplies:  Stamps-Power Poppy's Countryside Bouquet Deluxe set and Sunny Harvest stamp set (sentiment); Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress ink in Antique Linen; Paper- Classic White card stock from Flourishes, patterned papers from Echo Park's "This & That" 6x6 paper pad by Lori Whitlock, Stampin' Up!'s Naturals White card stock, red card stock from scrap box; Spellbinders die sets in A2 Mat Basics B, Standard Circle Small, and Lacey Circles; Other-Ribbon from Papertrey Ink, pearls from Stampin' Up!, Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing pen, Martha Stewart Score Board and these Copic colors-R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, YG11, YG23, YG25, YG91, Y13, Y18, E57, and W0.


  1. OOO So dainty and pretty. Fabulous papers and colours together lady!

  2. Awwww... so pretty Katie! It's got such a happy vibe to it! Love it! There's your signature... the gold pen detail - and works beautifully with your whole design. Inspiring... (sigh)

  3. Ooh eeee! This is just beautiful Katie!

  4. Just beautiful Katie. You sure know how to showcase your beautifully coloured images. Love your layout, papers are perfect and of course your gold krylon finishes this off nicely. Your very inspiring for sure! Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Katie, I love how you framed this dainty flower sprig with all those pretty layers. I don't think it looks busy at all. It's simply beautiful! I really love those papers and particularly the pretty shade of greenish blue or bluish green -- not sure what to call it but, you know, it does match your blog exactly. And speaking of matching exactly, the ribbon is a perfect match, too. It's all so absolutely gorgeous and sweet!

  6. Homey is absolutely right Katie! Your creations always have such a warmth to them. No matter the color combo or sketch, your cards always ooze charm! Love this beauty!

  7. Absolutely Gorgeous, love the coloring and the paper is just perfect with it, Lovely design!!

  8. So many layers of lovliness - intricate details, beautiful coloring. A truly lovely card my friend - those papers and design together are just delish.

  9. So pretty miss Katie! Your stitching alone is awesome... The delicate stemmed flowers that you colored so beautifully look wonderful on the white canvas! Awwww.... I just smile when I look at this.

  10. Katie, your card is truly lovely! The papers are just perfect for your floral image. Your flowers are perfect… and look exactly as if you were sitting in my garden coloring the 'Rising Mercury' Coreopsis. It's a perfect match! ♡Dawn

  11. Nothing like some sweet blooms to make me smile my friend. Another wonderfully designed creation. All your cards are so well balanced. Sheer joy! Hugs!

  12. Oh, Katie, this is gorgeous! Well, every card you do it gorgeous, but this is so lovely with the simple blossoms and your fabulous DP!! Super layout and stunning always (and I don't think it is too busy either), sweet friend!!