Friday, November 21, 2008

Flourishes Friday - Christmas Cocoaliscious!


Hee hee....I love my little rhyme!


I am anxiously awaiting my Flourishes Christmas sets....they have not yet arrived, so for today's Flourishes Friday I had to be creative in my Christmas Card Craziness. And doesn't a nice warm cup of hot cocoa have a Christmas feel to you? So I grabbed my Coffee with Friends set!

I stamped the large latte cup in Brown Stazon on watercolor paper and watercolored it with a Close to Cocoa SW Marker on the top of the cup, left a white section around the flourish I had added in the middle, and then watercolored the bottom with a Chocolate Chip SW Marker. I went back and added a mix of cocoa and Barely Banana for the middle section to match the DSP.

I love these vintage/victorian feeling papers that are retired SU. They almost have the feeling of wallpaper or a fancy dish set, so I tried to incorporate both feelings into the design, with the DP's and with lots of sponging to continue that old world feel.

I added felt ribbon to give it some cozy feel, like that warm cocoa is sinking in. And a little stamping of the swirly steam behind the cup.

The sentiment is made with the rectangle stamper from Just Rite and the Brayton font. And vintage brads for the finishing touch.




Be sure to stop by the other Flourishes Design Team girls blogs and the Flourishes blog for a peek at their great creations. Cindy Haffner, Becca Fekkan, Betty Wright ...... Flourishes Newsletter, and I know Laura will probably have one too since she started theFlourishes Friday idea in the first place!



Stamps: Flourishes: Coffee With Friends; Ink: Brown Stazon, River Rock, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip Paper: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Watercolor, Barely Banana, Brocade Basics DSP Accessories: Sponge, SW Markers, Word Window Punch, Felt Ribbon, Large Circle Punch, Vintage Brads, Dimensionals.

11 comments:

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous, Christine!! I love your coloring, and pretty papers!! Love the felt ribbon as well!!

Jerri Kay said...

Ayeeeee, I'm lovin this one too with all that chololatey texture. I'm now craving hot cocoa, you are one enabler girl! What a fabulous card with Flourishes set, just love this Christine, your creativity never ceases to amaze me girl!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

WOW!!!!! This is so gorgeous and rich, Christine!!!! Love the colors, dp, and your beautiful coloring!!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers, i love the colors and design, so happy to have you design with me on Flourish Friends, what fun. I love your work!!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Christine, I saw your card earlier today and it sent me right to the kitchen, girl!! I wanted to make it back around to tell you how truly gorgeous this card is!!
--Becca

mochamama said...

Another beautiful card! You don't disappoint!

Laurel said...

Breathtaking!

Rhonda Kelly said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love those vintage looking papers! Great job.

Joan Ervin said...

This is soooo beautiful, Christime...love the stamps you used and all that chocolate color!!! I'm with Jerri...ready for a good fire in the fireplace and a cup of hot cocoa!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wowzers! Christine, this is spectacular! Love the watercolor-y look of the mug and the rich, yummy colors! Fabulous!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Just gorgeous! Love your watercolouring on the cup...so beatuiful..the papers and colours are so rich...Love it!