Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Release Nasturtiums

Ready for some Sneak Peeks of the new releases at Flourishes?

Today we're going to introduce to you a beautiful set called Nasturtiums drawn by our ever wonderful Marcella Hawley. Nasturtiums are a really lovely and unique flower, did you know they are edible? You can put them in salads and they have a taste like watercress. I love the unique look of their leaves. Like little umbrellas!

I have two creations to show you today... but not in the traditional Nasturtium colors...we're using a bit of our imagination today!

Friends are Flowers Seed Packet

I had my husband and son pick up some Nasturtium seeds at the store because I wanted to create a little seed packet for gifting a few seeds. Wouldn't that be a cute hostess gift at a dinner party? A little Something to grow some pretty blooms, and it's useful too! Next dinner party you can throw it in the salad! I also thought about giving some of these to some of my friends to tell them I love them.

I watercolored the Octogonal shape (nesties) and added a few flowers popped up. I used the nestie shape to sponge color on as well. The actual box measures 4.25 x 5 x just over 1 inch deep. I took a 4.25 x 11 piece of Bravo Burgundy scoring at about 1.5 inches 6.5 inches and 7.5 inches. This forms the front fold and top fold for the packet. Any excess that is too long for the front I cut off, leaving just about an inch and a half fold up border.

Then I took a piece of cardstock vellum (5 x 7.25) stamped it with the leaves in white Stazon, then gently scored at .5 inches, 1.5 inches, 5.75 inches, 6.75 inches and 7 inches. This gives you the front section of the box which you can adhere to the back of the Bravo Burgundy side. Here my top fold tucks under the main image to keep it closed. Because I used vellum for the box front, you can see the color of the seeds when they are inside.

Then I added the extra pieces of cardstock as accent and added some embellishments. It holds two packets of seeds inside.

Next up a very different creation...I saw a beautiful piece of art at this site called Artist Rising, I was inspired to make a very different color palette for this one...

Midnight Nasturtiums

I stamped and embossed the image with white on Black cardstock and used Prismacolor pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, and a blending stump to create a deep but cool color palette. Then I also added SU's old Metallic pencils to highlight. It's beautifully shimmery in person.

Aren't these beautiful Nestability shapes? This is Labels Four from the Flourishes Store.

I used Prism papers to get the perfect match, as well as the green Glittering Christmas paper from Flourishes.

So now you'll want to head over to the other Design Teams' Blogs to see their creations....but don't forget to stop by the Flourishes Newsletter for your chance to win this very set today! Don't forget about the His and Hers Challenge too... you could win all three sets! See the Flourishes Newsletter for more info!

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


Seed Packet: Stamps: Nasturtiums, Ink: Black Stazon, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, White Stazon; Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Blush Blossom, Cardstock Vellum, Watercolor Paper (Flourishes); Accessories: Big Shot, Nestabilities (Octogonal), Kaiser Pearls (Latte), Burgundy Organdy Ribbon, Sponge, Eyelet Border Punch, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals, Scor It.

Midnight Nasturtiums: Stamps: Nasturtiums, Figs and Pomegranates (sentiment); Ink: White Craft, Black Stazon; Paper: Prism Papers, Basic Black, Christmas Glitter Paper (Flourishes); Accessories: Big Shot, Nestabilities, Rhinestones, Black Organdy Ribbon (Flourishes), Prismacolor Pencils, SU Metallic Pencils, OMS, Blending Stump, Dimensionals


Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Christine what gorgeous flowers.. beautiful project.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally BEAUTIFUL! The black is so dramatic!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Beautiful, Christine!!! I especially LOVE LOVE LOVE the first one...those soft colors are yummmmO!

Michele Boyer said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!! I especially love the seed packets!! (Love that vellum!)

Etha said...

oh how pretty! love your unusual color interpretations of the flowers. So thrilled this is the next release!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Terrific project and card. I love the soft colors on the first one, and the black one is just so dramatic!!! Great work, Christine!!!

Julie Koerber said...

These are beyond beautiful Christine!!! Your coloring in both just took my breath away!

Karen RI said...

Your creations are absolutely amazing!! You've showcased these stamps beautifully!!

Latisha said...

both projects are just beautiful

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Your nasturtiums look so pretty in a purple palette!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! Two beauties! Absolutely lovely creations, Christine! I love the soft femininity of the seed box and the striking neon of the card. Wow!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Christine these are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the day/night combo and your coloring just blows me away! STUNNING!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Stunning!! Both cards and their color combos are just breathtaking!!

Joseline said...

Great cards Christine! Love the seed packets idea. Can't wait to get my hands on the new set.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gorgeousness, Christine!! Both are just stunning, girl!!