Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Last Swing for Today

Well, I thought I'd leave you with some pretty extras that I made for the New Flourishes Release that you haven't seen yet...all these pretty sets are now available in the store, and there are two New Release Bundles to choose from on sale this week!

Swing By Sweetheart

I really had fun playing with my Prismacolor pencils on this one. There's just something about the soft blend that you can achieve with these pencils that works so beautifully with a scene like this.

So I've given it a really great summer feel in the tree and softly added a blue sky glow around. the little flowers and the sweet little girl are all colored and popped up.

I just LOVE the new silk ribbons at Flourishes so I've added that as almost a curtain on the left side. Papers are Basic Grey Two Scoops

Teal Thoughts and Prayers

I really love how Denise (Peanutbee) works with teal shades, and since I have some pretty Prism papers in Frosted Teal and Intense Teal I thought I'd try it with this elegant background stamp. I stamped the background stamp twice in both teal and black and then used my 3/4 inch circle to cut out the teal baskets from inside the background stamp and add them to the black. Then I cut that in three panels for a neat layout.
The main section has the smaller flower basket from Thinking of You stamped on Whisper White in teal, then covered overtop with Cardtstock Vellum, the beautiful and elegant sentiment and some pretty flower flourishes from the set over top.
Swing By Sweetheart: Stamps: Flourishes - Swing By; Ink: Palette Noir; Paper: Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Grey Two Scoops; Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Circle Punches, K & Co Gems, Flourishes Silk Ribbon, Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Blending Stumps, Dimensionals, Brads.
Teal Thoughts and Prayers: Stamps: Flourishes - Thinking of You and Vintage Wallpaper; Ink; Basic Black, Taken with Teal; Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Prism Frosted Teal, Prism Intense Teal, Cardstock Vellum; Accessories: Eyelet Punch, Nestabilities, Big Shot, 3/4 Circle Punch, Black Organdy Ribbon (Flourishes), Sponge


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine I totally love this tree and little girl card. I like all the dimension you gave it with the curve of the grass and flowers along the frame and your coloring is fantastic as always. Your teal card is very pretty and great layout. Fabulous cards girlie!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Beautiful tree card Christine! And your turquoise card is fantastic. Denise is definitely an inspiration, and those Prismatics are so fun to work with. Gorgeous usual.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Oh...these are beautiful! It feels so good to sit down and do some blog browsing and see such delightful creations! I love your stuff!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

I really need to get some of those Prism teals! They are sooo pretty! Love the ribbon treatment on your swing card! Hope you and your family have a great Easter!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE the idea of the curtain, especially with the blue button. You know I'm ALWAYS in awe of your coloring!!

That teal card is GORGEOUS!! I love the black organdy ribbon with it. Yum-o!

...and thanks for the VERY sweet words!! Awww, I'm smiling ear to ear after reading that. Thank you!

Leslie Miller said...

These are both wonderful, Christine! I thought "curtain" right away when I saw your ribbon on the first card. What a sweet little scene. Love the teal shades on the second card, too. Gorgeous! Love that background!

Linda Beeson said...

Oh wow, what wonderful creations! I am madly in love with the coloring on that one with the tree - it just looks like a wonderful summer day.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, gf, what beautiful cards!!! Your coloring on the darling image is gorgeous and the second design is soooo elegant!!! I have got to give that background a try!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Both of your cards are just drop dead gorgeous! You have such a way with making such colorful and elegant cards!!! Can I be you when I grow up -- that is -- if I grow up?? :-)