Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Swing into Spring Day Two!

Today's Sneak Peak Flourishes set was so much fun to play with! It's so full of whimsy!

I thought I'd try some different seasonal cards with it so here are two pretty samples:

Spring Swing Sunset

I used a couple of fun things on this card...Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits for the coloring, paper piecing on the dress and Flower Soft on the blossoming Spring tree! I thought she looked like she was having a great time swinging in the Spring sunset so I created that feel with the coloring. Then I tried to replicate that sunset feel in the background layers with different circular shapes of designer paper. The quote reads "The world is a playground and life is pushing my swing".

Doesn't the Flower Soft look cool? I stamped the tree branches/leaves several times to give the space to really use the Flower Soft well and make the tree look like it was really full of blossoms.

A Gentle Push

With this card I thought a very Autumn feel would be fun so I watercolored the tree with some pretty warm colors, then I used a technique called Pointillism on the tree with different colors of Stampin' Write Markers dotted to give the feeling of leaves on the tree. I love how it turned out...

Then I went for really strong contrasts in color based on my designer paper, and some whimsical buttons.

The pretty sentiment reads: A gentle push-small exertions, focused directions-fluttered excitement, and you can new heights. Isn't that lovely?

Come and see all the great samples by the Design Team here:

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

and to win this set, pop on by the Flourishes Blog today!


Spring Swing Sunset: Stamps: Flourishes Swing Set; Ink: Black Stazon; Paper: Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Tart DSP, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Blending Stump, Flower Soft (Flourishes), Dimensionals, 1/2 inch circle punch, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Piercer.
A Gentle Push: Stamps: Flourishes Swing Set; Ink: Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip; Paper: Really Rust, Soft Sky, Fall Flowers DSP, Watercolor paper (Flourishes); Accessories: Aqua Painter, SW Markers, Reinkers, Big Shot, Scalloped Circle Bigz Die, Sponge, EE Buttons, Soft Sky DS Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals, Mono Multi Glue.


Francien said...

You did an amazing job on both cards...they are so lovely...beautyful coloring them!!
Happy Easter!!
greetings Francien

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Wow Christine.. Not sure which I like better. The flower soft makes your tree look just like all our blooming trees here. Love the other technique with the fall colors. Great job.

Latisha said...

The flower soft on that card looks so flippin cool!!! Not to mention your AMAZING autumn coloring on that tree! Beautiful work!!

Jerri Kay said...

Both cards are over-the-top gorgeous Christine. I love the floral soft in the tree and the Fall vision is just breathtaking!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine both of these are awesome. I love the flower soft on the springy blossoms tree, the fall and rusty colors tree is wonderful as well. I love them both what can I say. LOL

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

OMG...your colouring is over the top! Love the fall tree, and the flowersoft is perfect on your spring tree...I have one in my backyard that will look like that in a few weeks! Gorgeous!

Julie Koerber said...

Gosh Christine -- both of these cards are gorgeous! I love the flower soft that you added and the autumn card is just amazingly colored! I had to stare at it to see where/how each bit of color was added. It has so much depth! Another couple of fabulous cards!

Markie's Mom said...

Very pretty! Love the use of Flower Soft!

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, I love how you used the Flower Soft on the first tree -- beautiful job and so pretty! And the Fall colors of the second tree -- oh, my goodness! Astonishing, fabulous color! I love it!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Christine, both are so different and so rich!!!! Great looks with the same set!!!! Beautiful!!!!

leenda said...

WOW! Very creative artwork! Love em' both!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Cool use of flower soft!

Rose Ann said...

Both of your cards are wonderful, Christine!! I love how you've used the Flower Soft on the tree, and your beautiful colors!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my!! Oh my!! Oh my!! Girl, I LOVE your trees! The flower soft is fabulous, and that other technique (can't remember what you called it), is FANTASTIC!! You're always amazing me!!!