Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Flourishes Release Week - Sweet and Sentimental

It's that wonderful time of the month at Flourishes - brand new release sets, and I have the sneak peeks of them just for you all this week!

Our theme this month is sweet and sentimental....and today's set is absolutely that...so sweet and sentimental...

This gorgeous set is illustrated by Marcella Hawley and I really think it captures the very detailed but delicate look of the sweet pea.

I wanted to do something entirely different color-wise for this card so I combined the richness of deep purples with the pretty neutral of River Rock. A nice contrast.

The pretty sweet peas are watercolored in the retired color Vintage Violet and in Elegant Eggplant. Then the stems and leaves are given a light coat of River Rock and some River Rock shadows. Then I added two extra blooms popped up.


I love the ribbons, all from Flourishes, pretty purple organdy polka-dot and then a lovely purple satin. A tiny gem accents the sentiment and some pretty diamond piercing and it's complete!

You don't want to miss the other creations from the Design Team, but you also don't want to miss what's being offered on the Flourishes Blog....a chance to win this set! AND check out the March Flourishes Challenge while you're there for a chance to win all 3 new releases! And...please join us for the Release Party this month over at the Splitcoast Flourishes Forum Friday March 13 from 8 - 10 pm Central time (7 - 9 Mountain for me!).

Here's the links to the DT girls' fantastic creations with this set too:

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

Nancy Kirk

Jan Marie Caruso

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes Sweet Peas; Ink: Stazon, Elegant Eggplant, River Rock; Paper: Elegant Eggplant, River Rock, Watercolor Paper, Brocade DSP (retired); Accessories: Aqua Painter, Reinkers, Dimensionals, Piercer, Sponge, Flourishes Satin and dotted Ribbon, K & Co Gem

23 comments:

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just beautiful, Christine!!! Love the purple sweet peas...gorgeous!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, you've knocked me off my feet with this one Christine, absolutely gorgeous, beuatiful watercoloring, fabulous design, just out of the ball park gorgeous!

NancyK said...

Another stunning creation Christine! I love how you paired the purple and river rock - such a pretty combination!

Norine said...

this is beautiful loving those flowers
Hugs
Norine

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is absolutely, positively the most gorgeous card EVER!!!! I love it!!!!

Judy Covey said...

Christine, gorgeous card and fantastic colors. You did an amazing job with your watercoloring. I love the Sweet Pea stamp.

Kelly said...

Beautiful card! Love the purple!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is fantastic! I love the purples, your layout and the popped up flowers. Just beautiful!

Julie Koerber said...

Wowzers! Love the dimension you added by popping up some of the flowers! SOooooooOOO pretty! And, of course, your coloring skills rock. So rich looking!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Love the combination of purple and your watercolouring talents! Fabulous card and gorgeous design!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Gorgeous card Christine!! Love the river rock/eggplant color combo!!!

Latisha said...

GORGEOUS!!!
Wow Christine everything about this card is stunning, beautiful work my friend.
glad to have put a smile on your face today >"<

Rose Ann said...

Oh my...this is just stunning, Christine!! I love the colors and gorgeous flowers!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Can't believe the cards I'm seeing by you wonderful design team. This is totally beautiful and I have to get this image. Beautiful Christine. Pat

Leslie Miller said...

This is one GORGEOUS card, Christine! I always love your layouts, and the Vintage Violet and Eggplant with your fabulous watercoloring give these Sweet Peas so much depth!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Christine...this is one fabuylous design!!! I just love the new stamp and your watercoloring is jaw droppin gorgeous!!! Love, love,love the awesome colors and great layout....lots of inspiration here, for sure!!!

Silke said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Love the purple colored flowers!!!

leenda said...

WOW! enough said!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Holy Smokes...this is beyond gorgeous! I am in awe of the color combo! Simply amazing!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Christine!!!!! Be still my heart, girl!!!! This is stunning!!!! Your coloring is magnificent!!!! Lovley card...needs framing!!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OHHH...MY...GOSH! These colors...AMAZING!! Love the flag sentiment too.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Wowsers girl!! This is amazing!! Your coloring is outstanding! Love the papers you used and your sentiment flag too! WOW!!

America said...

Oh, your card is as lovely as can be! Gorgeous coloring work - as always. But then again, I expect nothing less from "Queen of Watercoloring!" in my book! :)