Thursday, January 15, 2009

Marcella does it Again! Flourishes New Release Day Two


I {{{heart}}} Marcella Hawley. If you don't already know...Marcy is one of the illustrators of Flourishes stamps and I love her work, today's release is no exception!

This SWEET set is called Home Tweet Home and oh my word, you'll love it! And I have two great cards to show you! Very spring...since it seems determined to snow here forever...

Home Tweet Home


Look at these sweet birdhouses! I stamped the birdhouses first in Basic Gray ink and then masked them and added the branches with Certainly Celery ink on watercolor paper. Watercolored the houses and then I gave the border a wash of color in teal and a deeper outline in a teal marker. Do you see they each have BLING??? They are fashionably *chic* bird houses :) it's SO 2009! (lol). Did you also notice there's a bird outline stamped on the background?


What's the Word?


This gorgeous bird sigh...isn't it beautifully illustrated? And I Love the colors in this Urban Prairie Basic Grey paper from Flourishes, warm yellows, pinks, corals, almost a Baja Breeze blue. So I gave this sweet bird some deep Baja blue and Aprico yellow watercolor and trimmed him out carefully.
The main panel with the branches is stamped first, then I trimmed around the edge of one of the branches (like out of the box technique), and then snuck it under my Nestabilities template and cut it out. I gave the sky a pretty was of color like it was sunrise or sunset and gave some of the leaves a yellow sheen too. It's even more richly colored IRL. I really love some of the sayings in this set, like this one: *What's the Word?*...like he's ready to break out into song! Very cute.

Wanna win this set...or the other two in the new release??? I mean seriously why would you say no? Then head on over to the Flourishes Blog to find out how you can!

And be sure to join the party at the Splitcoaststampers Flourishes Forum on Friday night, 7 - 9 pm Eastern where you'll see ALL the sets and can chat with some of the Flourishes peeps!



Recipes: Home Tweet Home: Stamps: Flourishes Home Tweet Home; Ink: Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal; Paper: Certainly Celery, Basic Gray, Watercolor, Urban Prairie - Basic Grey DSP; Accessories: Nestabilities, Big Shot, Reinkers, SW Markers, K & Co gems, Rhinestones, Corner Rounder Punch, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Rectangle Slit Punch, Dimensionals

What's the Word: Stamps: Flourishes Home Tweet Home; Ink: Black Stazon, Rose Red; Paper: Regal Rose, Basic Grey - Urban Prairie DSP, Baja Breeze, Watercolor, Always Apricot; Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Nestabilities, Wide Baja Grosgrain, Apricot Grosgrain, K & C Gems, Urban Prairie Brads, Piercer, Reinkers, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Laurie in MN said...

Very cute cards. I agree, the bird houses are very sweet.

Dee Jackson said...

both cards are lovely!! I Love how you used all three bird houses in the first card.

NancyK said...

Wow - Christine these cards are just gorgeous! The coloring is beautiful and you have brought a little bit of spring to all of us!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Love the colors and coloring, Christine!!!! Beautiful cards!!!!

Jerri Kay said...

I just love Marcy as well! Fabulous cards Christine!

Joan Ervin said...

Oooooh, Christine...I LOVE the new stamps!!! The little bird houses are adorable and I love the awesome bird....your cards showcase them beautifully!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are wonderful Christine! Love the colours, especially the snd with Urban Prairie papers!

Silke said...

Beautiful cards - Christine!!! Love how you used this Set!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous, Christine! Love them both!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Christine these are wonderful and springy! Great coloring as always.

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Julie Koerber said...

Christine... I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when I first laid eyes on these beauties. You have such a way with color that never ceases to amaze me! You brought that birdie to life and the way the houses hang with such a pop of color -- too fun!

Rose Ann said...

These are gorgeous, and so is your coloring, Christine!! Love the new images!

flourishes said...

AWESOME just awesome..close my mouth these have me gapping wide!
Christine when are youcoming to Florida...we could have a watercoloring class?

Latisha said...

these both are just stunning. I am such a fan of yours :)

Leslie Miller said...

Sigh...Flourishes is going to break the bank of many stampers this month. These are two gorgeous cards, Christine!