Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Bountiful Orchard

It is New Release Sneak Peeks at Flourishes! I am absolutely in love with today's set! The way Marcella drew the detail and realism in these stamps is amazing.

I have two beauties to show you today. One with with Cherries

The Sweet Life

I colored these images while we were on vacation with my Prismacolor pencils and used a stump for blending. As a coloring medium I really love these pencils. You get such smooth blending, and you can build color so easily. I used our Classic White paper too, it's a great fit for Prismas too, not just Copics.

I looked for some DP that would work with the orange colors in the peaches...and I found this great sheet in my Lime Rickey Basic Grey. Then to make a total 180, I put it up against this teal shade from Prism papers, what a fun and fresh match.

Chocolate Cherries

This card was totally inspired by the Basic Grey Sultry papers, as soon as I saw the gorgeous rich mix of red/purple shades, the bright greens and the chocolate, I knew exactly what I'd make.

I watercolored this gorgeous bunch of cherries with reinkers and then sponged over the nestie template with chocolate ink. It gives it a real richness.

Adding the smaller Pinked Circles under the Labels 4 image gives it a lot of pattern and a pretty detailed layout.

I LOVE cherries - really tart ones too, especially in pie! We've had our cherry tree for 4 years now, and this year was the first year it produced cherries! I'll be making a pie in a week or two!

Well, you won't want to miss the other sneak peeks with this set. A number of the girls will also be showing you a new background being carried at Flourishes too!

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

Nancy Kirk

Want to win this set today? See the Flourishes Newsletter!

Recipes: The Sweet Life: Stamps - Flourishes Cherries and Peaches; Ink: Mememto Tuxedo Black; Paper: Prism Frosted Teal, Basic Grey Urban Prairie, Basic Grey Lime Rickey, Classic White Flourishes; Accessories: Big Shot, Labels 4 Nestabilities, Victorian Borderabilities, Modern Label Punch, Crochet Ribbon, Silver Brads, Finishing Touches Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils, Pencil Crayons (for the extra teal background), Blending Stump.

Chocolate Cherries: Stamps: Flourishes Cherries and Peaches; Ink: Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip; Paper: Flourishes European Watercolor paper, Basic Grey Sultry DSP, Vanilla, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Big Shot, Labels 4 Nestabilities, Pinked Circles Nestabilities, Finishing Touches Copper Brads, Flourishes Satin Ribbon, Reinkers, Sponge, Dimensionals


Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! I just love your unique colour combo's on these!

Laurie in MN said...

Love your cards and your choice of color for the cherry card.

My mouth started watering when I saw the sour cherries. Where I grew up, we had a tree in our front yard and I was baking pies by age 10. We would eat the cherries right off the tree. Yum.

While taking a weekend drive through Michigan, we bought 40 pounds of pitted cherries to share with familly members. We love cherries.

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kathy s said...

those peaches look good enough to eat what a great stamp set this looks to be

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally gorgeous cards, Christine! You know I'm in total AWE of your coloring!!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, Christine my jaw is on the floor! Your cards are absolutely, positively stunning!!!! Wow, Flourishes stamps just keep getting better! Marcy is such a fabulous artist!

MeMe said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful.

seamom said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way you colored the cherries and peaches.

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! Your coloring on these is absolutely phenomenal! They just come to life on screen! You are so talented!!!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Christine, I am speechless!!! (a very rare occurrence indeed! LOL!) There just aren't enough words to describe how amazing your coloring is!! wowwwww!!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Gorgeous cards, Christine!!! Your coloring and color combos are fabulous!!! Great cards!!!

Crystal said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS I LOVE your hardware on the first one!!! STUNNiNG WORK!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both are so creative and beautiful Chirstine. I especially like the chocolate and cherries one! Wonderful designed cards as always.
So cool your cherries came in, they take a few years for growth and its normal. I wish I had fruit trees, but DH says no way. lol

Shari said...

Wow!!! Another great stamp set from Flourishes that I will absolutely have to get. Your coloring is wonderful! Love both your creations. Good luck with the cherry pie baking!

Julie Koerber said...

WOW... wow... and even more WOW!! Your coloring is off the charts girl! I might have to come back here a million more times just to look at your fantabulous cards! ;-)

Traci M said...

Those colors are so vibrant, you did an excellent job coloring and matching with the papers...beautiful!!
Exciting news with the cherry tree, too, I hope your pie comes out great, Christine!

Rose Ann said...

Your fruity cards look delicious, and your coloring is beautiful, Christine!! I love your fibers on the peachy card, and your hardware on your cherries!!

The Rubber Maid said...

OMGoodness..these are simply equisite. The fruit is colored so beautifully and your layout just gorgeous. Am I surprised? Of course not, you are truly an artist. Pat

Makiko Jones said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Christine!!
The new set is going to be another must-have for me!!

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, your coloring just transports me! There's something about the sponging around the cherries that makes them look like they've been stamped on cloth. These are both jaw-dropping gorgeous cards!!

Mercy said...

both of these are stunning...beautifully done!

Latisha said...

Holy moly are these beautiful!! Wow wow wow...they are both wonderful, I can't pick one I like more!

Joan Ervin said...

Oooooh, Christine...I am speechless!!!! These are the most beautiful cards, evah!!!!!! I just love the Flourishes stamps and your coloring and designs are soooo FABULOUS!!!!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

WOW and double WOW because these are both fabulous and fantastic cards.

veronica said...

love your color combos.

Lori Craig said...

Beautiful projects! Love your cherry tree - just a tip - if we don't cover our tree with a net when the berries start to ripen - the birds will pick it clean in one single day. Good luck with your pie! My hubby makes them around here. :)

Silke said...

Absolutely stunning cards!!! WOW - your coloring just blows me away!!!