Friday, March 27, 2009

Flourishes Friday - Simple Elegance

Well today at the Flourishes Newsletter Latisha has a wonderful VIDEO tutorial on bow tying...one of the many things she does so beautifully, so all of us girls joined in to create cards that carry a simple elegance focusing on bow tying.


I pulled out this pretty set Chairs for You and inked the beautiful plant in an elegant urn and watercolored it, also adding a little bit of shadow with my C1 Copic. I used my Labels Nestabilities to create all the shapes, just cutting the gray piece in half to extend beyond the main image. A little Texturz embossing gives it some old world character.

I've tied a great big organdy bow...and I can't stop myself I had to give it an elegant cream satin Ribbon Rose. (Tutorial here)



Come see what all the wonderful Flourishes girls have in store for you today by checking out the Newsletter, and their individual blogs:

Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan and Julie Koerber

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Chairs for You; Ink: Black Stazon; Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Watercolor; Accessories: Flourishes Organdy and Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Texturz Plate, Lables Nestability, Silver Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals

14 comments:

Latisha said...

Wowzers, this is just gorgeous!! I don't have a clue on how you did that white ribbon but I love it!!

NancyK said...

WOW - that bow is gorgeous! Love the image as well and how you colored it!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just gorgeous, Christine! Love that fabulous bow!

Jerri Kay said...

Absolutely stunning Christine, I'm off to view the tutorial!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow! I love your cards!! I tried to make the rose ribbon you talked about last night...hahahaha! Think I need to work on that! I LOVE the look of it on your card. I will post my "effort" on my blog when I get home. Thank you for sharing the cool idea.

Have a fab day!!
Lesley :)

Julie Koerber said...

Wow Christine.... just stuning! You are really going great guns with that rose tutorial. You are proving it's so pretty with so many different kinds of ribbon! Love it!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous bow, oh I am liking how you are doing these ribbons with the new technique. Gonna have to try that. The colors are AWESOME.. Very vibrant and cheery!

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous, Christine!! I love how you've colored that pretty image, and your ribbon is fabulous!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!!

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is so beautiful! I love the layout and all of the nestabilities you have used!

Maggie said...

Wow! You are up there at the top of the heap with your talent. Just found you through the Flourishes newsletter and am grateful I did! You are a true inspiration. *sigh*

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! Wonderful card and beautiful fancy bow! I love this set, too. Gorgeous, Christine!

Jeannie said...

Very soft looking and beautiful. I tried the roses with one ribbon and ended up making 6 different ones from big to small ribbon. Very addicting once you get the hang of it - Thx!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So beautiful! Love the image and the bow is perfect and the rose is over the top! I had to hold myself back from doing it on mine too! I just couldn't make it work!

leenda said...

GORGEOUS! I'll go check out the tutorial! Thanks!