Hello there to you and welcome back for Day 2 of December's all digital release at Power Poppy! Didn't you just love that sweet Winter Pick-Me-Up bouquet from yesterday? Well hold on to your hats because that Marcella has got another beauty just waiting for her debut...Camellias.
Have I ever told you about my love affair with Camellias? No? It's almost as bad as my azalea obsession, almost. I have five of these beauties in different varieties in my yard right now and have plans to add a few more in the coming seasons. Several months ago we were asked to share a photo for the Bloom Brigade debut and the photo needed to depict us doing something dear to us....well, here was my photo and yep.....that is one of my big ol' Camellias that I am pruning! (I am also wearing my Georgia Bulldogs shirt but after yesterday's game, that is a subject still way too painful to discuss).
So you can imagine my excitement when Marcella showed us this image. I am really itching to get a variegated Camellia....I think those are so striking, so when I saw this image I knew immediately I wanted to color one of the two varieties in this image as a variegated bloom.
And here she is in all her glory....Marcella made me one happy girl, for sure!! Just look at all of that gorgeous detail...again, a true dream to color up because of all of the shading cues in the image. I used many Copics to color this image and then I used a die cut for my main panel. Next, I printed the sentiment and used a couple more die cuts to layer it. For my card base, I kept it to a few very simple layers and some stitching....no ribbon on this one because I did not want to cover up one tiny bit of those beautiful blooms. I did pull out my Krylon 18KT gold leafing pen.....I mean, if Camellias don't deserve a little gold leafing, then I don't know what does! ;) And if gold leafing wasn't enough, I added some shimmer to the blooms with a Atyou Spica clear glitter pen. Remember, these are Camellias! :)
How about that sweet sentiment? Life certainly is better with friends! I know I am blessed to have several dear friends in my life. Speaking of friends, don't forget to check out what my incredibly talented Bloom Brigade sisters have created for you....I can't wait to see for myself! I know it will be swoon-worthy, for sure! I am so glad you could stop by today and remember, tomorrow is the Power Poppy Blog Hop, so you will have another look at what the Bloom Brigade has been up to for your inspiration. Hope to see you back here soon, and until then...take care! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies: Image and sentiment from Power Poppy's new digital set, Camellias; Paper-Classic White card stock from Flourishes, Naturals White card stock from Stampin' Up!, pink paper from my stash, and patterned papers from My Mind's Eye's Miss Caroline "Dolled Up" 6x6 paper pad; Ink- HP printer, Ranger Distress inks in Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass; Dies-Spellbinders' Labels Twenty Two, Grand Squares, Grand Scalloped Squares, Classic Oval Large, and Deckled Edge Classic Oval Large; Other- Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen, Stampin' Up!'s Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, and these Copic colors- R000, R20, R22, R24, R27, R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, RV69, W00, W2, W5, C1, B0000, E43, E55, E59, Y08, Y17, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, G20, G21, G24, and G28.