Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Release - Beach Life


There's just nothing like the beach right? How fun it is to feel the warm sun, the sand beneath your toes, to see the ocean waves time after time rolling in. It always makes me feel so small, yet peaceful.
Lauren Pope has designed a wonderful new set to be released tonight called Beach Life. I love the beautiful images!
Here's one to show you... and if you come to the Release Party tonight (Friday) at Splitcoast (8 PM MTN time) I'll show you another!

I love this image of the sailboat out in the water. I colored it with copics and popped up a second layer of the cloud.

I was going for a very nautical feel, so I used this pretty paper from Prism as my base (Island Mist Dark), added some cream and red accents, and did some fancy wavy piercing to give the feel of the waves. I also wanted to keep that long horizontal feel to the design too.

Sail over to the rest of the Senior Design Team to see what they have created today with this pretty set.

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

To win this set today see the Flourishes Newsletter.

And join us tonight at 8 pm MTN at the SCS forum for the Release Party! Fun, games, conversation, the new releases and lots of chances to win!

And here is Julie and I on Tuesday night when I met her in person for the first time! She keeps all of us Flourishes girls together as our fearless Design Team leader. What a sweetheart she is, and it was so fun to spend some time with she and her beautiful family. They were wonderful hosts. You can tell I'm looking a little road weary in the picture and Julie's hair is blowing a little in the wind, but we had a great time! I feel blessed to know her!


Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Beach Life, Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, White Craft; Paper: Prism Island Mist Dark & Vanilla Cream, Flourishes Classic White Copic paper, Riding Hood Red; Accessories: Big Shot, Large Labels, Kraft Corduroy Brads, Vanilla/RHR Striped ribbon, Twine, Dimensionals, piercer, Copic markers.

21 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOW, I need to try using my piercabilities as *waves*...LOVE that, Christine!! Too cool! The wide, striped red ribbon is really fun too.

GREAT picture of you and Julie!

Norine said...

love the card and the image is so pretty
Hugs
Norine

Jerri Kay said...

Over the top fabulous, oh my gosh your striped ribbon is so "beachy", just love it Christine! How wonderful that you and Kelly got to meet up, she's such a sweetheart!

NancyK said...

What a great design! Love the nautical feel of this card - the piercing is just perfect! I wondered how to do the clouds and you showed how to do it right!

Crystal said...

Christine this is soooo wonderful....I love your ribbon treatment with the button and twine...Love how you pierced waves too...this is fantastic!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

What a great little image. Love this card Christine!

Julie Koerber said...

LOVE the nautical feel of this card with the red and blue together! It's a perfect "man" card! Thanks too for your sweet words! (blush) You're the best!!! :-)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ACK... Oh this is perfect! Has such a sailing feeling to is with the ribbon, colors and I really like your creative way of doing the piercing! Super cool!
Sounds like you girls had fun and I love the picture. You girls are so cute.

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful, Christine! I love the layout, the color combo and the pierced waves! Cool! Love the photo of you and Julie too! Sounds like you had a great time!

Makiko Jones said...

Very pretty!! Love the colors with the set!! I love the piercing desgin, too!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Such a striking card, Christine! Love your use of the Pierceabilities...genius! Love the pic of you and Julie too! So glad you two got to meet! :)

Connie said...

This is just this Christine!! Love the paper piercing! So perfect!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! These are perfect sailing colors, especially with the striped ribbon. I love it! A stroke of genius to do the wavy piercing. You're just too creative! You and Julie look so cute together! How fun that you got to meet!

leenda said...

WOW! This is one awesome piece of artwork! Your waves really make this card unique!

The Rubber Maid said...

That was so nice to have my DD visit you in person. She was really happy you and your family stayed over. Love all the new Flourishes stuff so far. Great cards...makes me want to head for the ocean. Pat

Ida P. Krause said...

Fabulous card. I love the way you recreated the feeling of waves with the piercing.

Markie's Mom said...

Super cute!!!

Silke said...

This is such a neat design - Christine - I love all the piercing!!! Simply beautiful card!!!

It is so fun that you both finally met!!! I hope I get a chance to meet some of you guys one day too!!! Hugs ~S~

Latisha said...

Love the card, and love the picture of you two!

Rose Ann said...

I love your pierced waves, pretty colors, and wide ribbon!! So very pretty, Christine!! Wonderful picture of you and Julie!! ☺

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Love the way you added the piercing and the popped up clouds! Gorgeous nautical card...way to show off this set!