Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Flourishes New Releases - Swing into Spring

It's an exciting rest of the week because it's New Release time at Flourishes!

I happen to LOVE these release sets and think you're going to love them too!

Today's set is JUST GORGEOUS! (Did I say that too loud? :) ) It has fabulous sentiments, and so many wonderful combinations of violets.



My sons just told me yesterday as they were playing hockey on the driveway that my little mini violets were already popping up, I think they're actually called violas.

I love the varied shades violets can come in...from purples to deep blues...so I created an oval frame to showcase these pretty delicate blooms in very deep blues.

I started by drawing out the oval and then stamping the sentiment and frame inside and then stamping and masking the violets and leaves. Then I surrounded it with another cut out oval that had been run through the tiny dots Texturz Plate, and added popped up violets and leaves...I've had this design idea in my head for weeks so it was nice to see it finally come together.


Some pretty satin ribbon and brads as accent. Isn't it a great way to swing into spring!

You won't want to miss what the other Design Team Members have in store for you with this set...and would you like to win this one? Head on over to the Flourishes Blog to enter! Would you like to win all THREE new releases this month? Come join us for the Swing into Spring Challenge! All you have to do is create a paper pieced creation with the Keyword FLLCAPR. This challenge closes Friday at 5 PM Eastern. Here's the links for you to visit the other girls....

Cindy Lawrence
Laura Fredrickson
Julie Koerber
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan Jan Marie Caruso Sharon Doolittle and Nancy Kirk

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Violets; Ink: Black Stazon; Paper: Brilliant Blue, Flourishes Watercolor Paper; Accessories: SW Markers, Reinkers, White Satin Ribbon, Brilliant Blue Brads, Piercer, Big Shot, Texturz Plate, Dimensionals, Coluzzle

17 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Outstanding Christine. Love the blue and your flowers and leaves look fabulous. Gorgeous job.

Francien said...

What a lovely card with my favorits wunderful colours and so beautyful made...well done!!
greetings Francien.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word Christine, this is STUNNING! Your colouring is out of this world girl!!!

Sewflake said...

You continue to amaze me with your stunning creations in a matter of "minitues"/hours of creating time. Just stunning!

Wendy said...

This is just stunning!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Christine, this is gorgeous!!!! Love the colors and coloring. Great layout and design, too!!!! Beautiful work and card!!!!

Julie Koerber said...

STRIKING doesn't even begin to cover this one Christine! You're my idol! Seriously -- you just whipped this up??? I had to pick up my jaw from the floor!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, Christine, stunning, absolutely stunning! What a beauty, your blues are fabulous, so intense . . .a gorgeous design!

Latisha said...

Just beautiful Christine, stunning coloring! Love this!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Beautiful, Christine! Love how you did your violets. This new set is gorgeous.

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutey gorgeous! I love the frame you created and the particular violet-blue shade of your flowers. Just lovely!

Tink said...

Love it!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Christine! I literally gasped out loud. Your coloring is so amazing and vibrant. Super card girlie!!

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful cards, Christine...I really love the violets set and your coloring is soooo fabulous!!! I love the intense color you achieve....you need to frame these cards!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, the vibrant color on these is AWWWWWWESOME!

Genevieve said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors. Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

LOVE it! You are so talented! Suzanne