Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sneak Peek - Waterlilies

Oh...I have something lovely for you today. Actually two somethings!
It's a New Release week at Flourishes! And as you've come to expect...beautiful stamps once again!

I love the peace of this new set.... so many images to create your own watergarden complete with beautiful sentiments, waterlilies, lily pads and koi!

Koi Pond

I took two of these great Koi fish and a pretty waterswirl stamp and created a little whirlpool for my fish. I colored with Copics, and gave the water swirls of color to create the feeling of movement in the water. I like the look it gives. The Octagonal Nestie shapes are perfect for this image.

On the background I wanted to give the card a real Asian feel so I added my Jenni Bowlin designer paper in simple rectangles, and also a deeply embossed white layer - almost like a Shoji Screen (did I spell that right?).


Elegant but simple ribbon and one of our new Architectural Brads from the Finishing Touches Line.

Dream Come True


I love how this next card turned out, mostly because I love the rich color. I went searching for images of waterlilies and they are often a deep rich majenta color, with deep green lilypads. So I watercolored this little pond with some newly blossoming lilies coming up. I love how the varigated lilypads turned out with the watercoloring.
This paper is actually Christmas paper! K & C Co, Christmas Cheer I believe, but the colors worked perfectly for what I was doing, and I love the swirly pattern on the green layer, a little like the swirly water feel.

I've given the sentiment and the top of the card some elegant piercing with my Pierceabilities template, and a beautiful ribbon slide as my Finishing Touch.


You'll see some gorgeous cards today with this set by the Senior Design Team, be sure to check them out!
Want to win this set? See the Flourishes Newsletter today!

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Recipes:
Koi Pond: Stamps: Flourishes - Waterlilies; Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango; Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Copic Paper, Whisper White; Accessories: Big Shot, Textures Plate, Octagonal Nestabilities, Finishing Touches - Architectural Brads (Copper), Dimensionals, Flourishes Ribbon, Copic Markers
Dream Come True: Stamps: Flourishes - Waterlilies: Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Paper: Taken With Teal, Always Artichoke, Flourishes Watercolor Paper, K & C Co DSP; Accessories: Corner Rounder, Big Shot, Pierceabilities, Ornare Piercer, Deckled Rectangle Nestabilites, Lots of Labels Sizzlits, Gems ( K & C Co), Dimensionals, Velvet Ribbon (Flirty), Aqua Painter, SW Markers and Reinkers.

18 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are both just stunning! Your pond is amazing! Fabulous whirlpool look and feel, and your lily pads and blossoms are beautiful! Gorgeous girl!

Karen W said...

I love this, can't wait for the release!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Both of these are absolutely FABULOUS, Christine!

NancyK said...

Both cards are simply stunning. I love the color palette on both - the first one is so very striking and the way you did the water is perfect.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your coloring is oustanding! I like how it looks like a tide pool on your first card with the octagon shape. The lilies look just awesome on the second card and I like how you used the flower and frame. So cool Christine.

Kimberly Crawford said...

WOW! Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! STUNNING coloring! The water on the first card is amazing with its swirls!!!!

Anonymous said...

These are both Fabulous, very creative way to do your swirl of water.

kksb said...

Both cards are beautiful, but the colors in the second card are marvelous. Beautiful.

nancy littrell said...

Christine, both your cards are just gorgeous. Your koi pond effect was just perfect. TFS them both......

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi Christine! These cards are so lovely. I LOVE the koi in the first card, that swirly water is amazing. You did Flourishes proud girlie!! Hugs,

Latisha said...

The way you did the fish is amazing, and so cool!! That bottom card is stunning as well, both are totally gorgeous!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the Whirl Pool look of your first card.

Connie said...

These are both so beautiful, Christine!! Love your colors and coloring...great layouts too!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Beautiful, Christine!!! Wonderful coloring and designs!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! Look at all the movement in that pool, and those beautifully colored koi! Both cards are just fabulous! The little scene in the second card is so peaceful. The Christmas paper looks great! Simply gorgeous, Christine!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Lovin both of these totally fabulous card Christine!! Especially the whirpool! So cool!! I left a little sumthin for you on my blog!

Julie Koerber said...

Wow Christine, You have brought out the best in this set! I LOVE the swirling water image and your watercolor on the second card is to die for!

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine - both cards are just gorgeous!!! Love how you showcased this new Set!!!