Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Falling Leaves

Always a favourite time of the month it's sneak peek New Release time with Flourishes today!  Today the Design Team girls are showing you TWO yes two fabulous Fall sets! 

I decided it was time for a new banner for our fireplace, a Thanksgiving themed banner with the colors of fall.  Our livingroom is neutral shades with a chocolate colored chair and couch and lime green pillows.  So to match our cozy fireplace spot, I used very autumn colors for the banner.
It has the letters for THANKS on it and the beautiful leaves from this set watercolored.  Here are some closeups. 
The letters are chipboard ones I had from several old SU alphabet sets, I inked them in VersaMark ink and then embossed them several times over in copper embossing powder, then placed them on a NEW Labels Five Nestabilty.  I used some of the smaller elements stamped on each pennant in one of the 3 main colors, Soft Suede, Kiwi Kiss and Dusty Durango.  Below you get a better look of the shine on the letters as well as the embossing. 
I used Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon on each pennant in different ways and Kaiser pearls as accents.  In between each pennant I added the new Lattice Pendant Nestability, this way you're not seeing the joins between each pennant, and it just look pretty :) 
All the leaves are embossed in copper and then watercolored with reinkers.  They color beautifully! 
Here's a second sample I made with this set: 
We have a maple tree in our front yard that looks exactly like these leaves!  I think it's a Manitoba Maple, it's become a lovely tree.  Those little swirly things that fall off the trees are actually the seeds and they plant little suckers everywhere!  But a small price to pay pulling out suckers for a pretty tree that brings shade to our house!  Actually when this tree started it was little more than a sucker, now it's probably 20 feet in the air! 
These leaves are colored with Copics, Evergreen Collection, Daffodil Collection and Dusty Rose, as well as W2 & W3 for the background shadows. 
I added a pretty Floral Accent and Finishing touches brad as jewelry :)  and a tiny popped up leaf with the sentiment.
 
To see more samples with this set and the other new set visit:  Cindy Lawrence,   Faith HofrichterJulie Koerber, Latisha Yoast, Laura Fredrickson, Leslie Miller, Stacy Morgan, Nancy Kirk, Sharon Doolittle
*Join us Friday at 9 PM Central for our Power Hour Release Party! It's an hour packed full of fun, games, chat with our designers and giveaways! After the party wraps up, all the sets we've shown off this week will go live in the Flourishes store!

*Want to win all four of our new sets being released for September? All you need to do is click HERE (link to Flourishes Newsletter challenge post) to find out how to enter our Feel of Fall challenge!

*If you like either of the sets we have sneak peeked today, hop on over to the Flourishes Newsletter today for your chance to win them!

Recipes:  Thanksgiving Banner:  Stamps:  Flourishes Falling Leaves, Ink:  VersaMark, Kiwi Kiss, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede;  Paper:  Confetti Cream, Soft Suede, Sultry Basic Grey DSP, Watercolor paper;  Accessories:  Big Shot, SU Pennant Banner, Nestabilities Labels Five, Shapeabilities Lattice Pendant, Kaiser Pearls, Copper Embossing Powder, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Chipboard letters, Sticky Tape, Slit Punch

My Maple Tree:  Stamps:  Falling Leaves;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Flourishes Classic White Paper, Basic Grey Perhaps DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Floral Accent Shapeabilities, Finishing Touches Copper Brad, Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Silk Ribbon. 

17 comments:

Jerri Kay said...

Both designs are absolutely stunning, I can't wait to see the Fall sets Flourishes debuts this month.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Amazing Christine! You always add so muchdetail and creativity to your projects it's a treat to take it all in! Your watercolouring is simply amazing!

Sewflake said...

Just about the prettiest leaves I have seen. The layout and colors and embellishments make a stunning statment. Enjoy your tree and the beautiful Fall colors it brings.

creativearts said...

The banner is so "fall" and your card is amazing. Another two sets that I will have to have.

Makiko Jones said...

O-M-G!! Abusolutely gorgeous, Christine!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine your banner is so cool and very creative. The leaves looks FABULOUS... Oh you can color girlie!

NancyK said...

WOW! That banner is lovely - what a beautiful job with the leaves and all the elements - thanks for sharing!

Rose Ann said...

Your banner is gorgeous, and your details...perfect!! I love your beautiful card as well!! Amazing creations, Christine!!

Julie Koerber said...

Just gorgeous Christine! That banner is something else! I'm wishing I had a fireplace! ;-) Your coloring, as always just is completely beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

You are by far the BEST at watercoloring, Christine! Your banner looks lovingly created with exquisite detail and is a wonderful addition to your Fall home decor. And the card! Oh, my! I love the soothing green and the one little turned leaf. Stunning creations!

Francie G. said...

Oh my! Wow! These are gorgeous, Christine! Can't wait for these beauties to be released!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh my heavens Christine, this is beautiful. You spent a lot of time and love into this project and it shows! Hugs,

Latisha said...

Oh my goodness are you serious!! Love that banner, I can't imagine how long it took to make and color all those leaves...so so so beautiful.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!! These are two unbelievable projects!!! So much gorgeous detail to look at!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous card and banner - Christine!!! WOW - I really love your creations!!! Hugs ~S~

Charlene Da Costa said...

This card is absolutely beautiful!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous banner Christine!! Your leaves are exquisitely colored!!