Thursday, June 26, 2014

A peony bouquet for you

Hey there!  I'm popping in with a dramatic card using new Power Poppy stamps.  I LOVE the new set, Dynamic Duos:  Peonies and Tulips.  I am thankful to Power Poppy owner, Marcella Hawley, for creating the peonies into a photopolymer set.  She initially had released them in digital format only, and digital doesn't work for me.  So thank you, thank you, Marcella!  This card is entered in the PP gallery:  Power Poppy Peep of the Week.


I colored the blooms with Copic markers; matted the piece on some black cardstock, and then onto a piece of silver mirror cardstock.  It was hard to capture the shine, but you get the idea.  I added a silver bow that came on a gift, embossed the base, and it was done!


So, for those of you who are my friends on Facebook, you may have seen my post that my daughter and I were in a multi-car accident yesterday on an expressway in Philly.  Wow.  What a scary thing.  We ALL were blessed to walk away unharmed, just shaken.  Mere minutes before the crash (one guy hit another guy, who then was pushed into my car) I said a prayer to the Lord, asking Him to keep us safe in our travels.  I believe in the power of prayer, and in angels, and I know we were all protected yesterday.  Cars can be fixed or replaced, but our health is different.  Yes, this is an inconvenience (my car is brand-new -- ugh) for us all, but thinking of what could have happened --  the at-fault driver could have been going much faster, I could have hit a car in front of me, cars could have flipped, caught fire, etc. -- makes me SUPREMELY grateful that we're okay!

I'm taking a little blogging break for about a week or so.  Lots going on here at Chez Dietrich, and I need to focus my attention on those things.  I'll be back before you know it!  =)




Stamps: Dynamic Duos:  Peonies and Tulips - Power Poppy Paper: True Black, white - PTI; silver mirror - WorldWin Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: silver metallic ribbon Accessories & Tools: Ornate Flourish embossing folder - The Paper Studio; Copic markers

22 comments:

Katie Sims said...

How beautiful, Colleen! I love how you colored your peonies and as lovely as this is on screen, I'll bet it is even more amazing IRL with the silver mirrored card stock! Also, what a blessing, indeed, that you and your daughter are ok after that horrible accident! Take care!

Shani Thomas said...

I'm just very thankful that you and your daughter are all right. As you so truly said, that is the most important.

As for this card, it's a beauty, with your signature elegance shining.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning coloring -- beautiful against that black! Have fun on your break --

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the colors!!! And so glad that you are ok from the accident!! Yikes!!!!

Lisa said...

Thank God you are both okay, so glad to hear it Colleen. Your card is absolutely stunning, I can smell those peonies now!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

What a lovely bouquet of flowers !! I loved the colors ,black base makes the flowers standout beautifully !
Though I didn't read FB post ,I am very Glad you both were unharmed !

~Tammy~ said...

So glad you were ok!

Your card is a beauty and so you! Those stamps fit you perfectly!

Benzi said...

I do love peonies and these are gorgeous, Colleen.

I'm sorry to hear about your accident. Hubby and I were involved in just the same kind of accident a couple years ago going to a University of Alabama football game. We were knocked down a small embankment. No one hurt. The car knocked into ours went right down the driver's side of our card. Thankfully, hubby (the driver) wasn't injured but it could have been terrible. I do think angels are all around us.

Leslie Miller said...

Colleen, your coloring is so soft and pretty on these peonies, and the shimmery black embossed card base sets them off beautifully! The salvaged silver bow found the perfect home on your card, too. Thank goodness you and your daughter walked away unscathed from the accident! I shudder at the thought of how much worse it could have been. Your angel was with you, for sure!

Marisa said...

These flowers are gorgeous and love how you embossed the BG and used the black to showcase the flowers.

Sooo thankful you are not hurt! I hit a snowplow once on the way to go skiing at Whistler years ago (wet snow froze under the fresh stuff so I had no control) and I was so glad to walk away unscathed! Car was a write off, but as you said, cars can be replaced. Rest up, see a chiropractor to get re-aligned and hope the car can get fixed quickly ((hugs))!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Brilliant card with these stunning peonies, Colleen! I miss them so much (but not the ants)!

I'm glad you're okay! Tragedy can happen in the blink of an eye and I'm so grateful, too, that you and your daughter were not hurt!

Enjoy your bloggy break! Hugs, Darnell

Jessi Fogan said...

What an incredible relief that you weren't hurt! And what an amazing attitude to have - not focusing on the inconvenience of the repairs, etc, but on the pure miracle that you both were safe & unharmed. Sending you lots of love! I'm sure it was still so frightening.
(And your card? Pure gorgeous. LOVE those peonies!)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Just got back from a mini vacation to Legoland in Denmark and a visit to Stockholm, trying to Catch up with my favorite blogs! This is so Beautiful - love the contrast between the black and your wonderful flower! big hugs, Karin

Maria said...

So glad to hear that you and daughter are OK! Your card is very pretty with the peonies and beautiful coloring! Take care and enjoy your blog break!

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card Colleen! Love those gorgeous flowers and colors!

I read your FB update, I'm SO glad that you both were not hurt.

Charlene said...

Beautiful and elegant!!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card and coloring of the pretty floral image. Digis don't do it for me either.

So glad and thankful that you and your daughter are OK.

Marybeth said...

So glad to hear you and your daughter are safe, I can only imagine how scared you both must have been.
Amen to the power of prayer.
Your card is simply stunning Colleen! I love that new stamp and your gorgeous pink coloring.

Bonnie said...

These peonies are GORGEOUS! A beautiful card, Colleen! So sorry to read of your accident! Thankful that you're OK!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful flowers Colleen! Lovely coloring too! Your cards are so lovely. Hugz!

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! That peony is Gorgeous and just POPS against the black card!

Tasha Vovchuk said...

THis peopny bouquet is gorgeous. these are my fav flowers!!! I'm sorry you got to this car accident, but we all are to learn something even from the situations we don't enjoy... I'm glad you and your daughter are doing fine! ;)

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