Thursday, October 15, 2009

Christmas at my Door

There is just nothing like a beautiful pine wreath on your door at Christmas.  I absolutely love the smell of a real Christmas tree or wreath.  And Marcy has given it to us once again in this gorgeous Christmas Wreath set, the detail on it is just amazing! 



I watercolored the wreath on Flourishes European Watercolor paper with both reinkers and Stampin' Write Markers.  After coloring, I wanted to give the wreath ornaments some shimmer, so I took out my Lumiere and painted over top of the coloring on the ornaments.  I also added a White Gel pen to the tiny mistletoe berries. 

To give the card it's ornate feel I used the Lattice Borderabilities on some of my Memory Box Spiceberry paper and added the olive Scalloped Green ribbon.  This set also has beautiful fonts for the sentiments too.    Wouldn't you love to have a wreath like this in your home? 


Then I decided to go a little country by using the smaller wreath in the set and Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on SCS.  I just love the new Basic Grey Eskimo Kiss DSP so I used that as my color palette to color these wreaths with Copics. 


And I forced myself to use buttons on these double row of ribbons  :)  (I know - we're both shocked) But buttons seemed to suit this card.  This close-up gives you a little more detail on the wreath too. 


The Design Team really has some gorgeous samples with this set today!


You can win this set by entering today at the Flourishes Newsletter

And please join us tonight 8 - 9 pm MTN time for the Release Party at the SCS Flourishes Forum!

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes Christmas Wreath;  Ink:  Stazon, Riding Hood Red;  Paper:  Confetti Cream, Always Artichoke, Memory Box Spiceberry DSP, Accessories:  Big Shot, Lattice Borderabilities, Oval Punches, SW Markers, Reinkers, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Bronze Kaiser Pearls, Scalloped Ribbon. 

Country Christmas Wreath:  Stamps:  Flourishes Christmas Wreath;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Cool Caribbean, Flourishes Classic White, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DSP;  Accessories:  1 3/4 Circle Punch, Copic Markers, Kaiser Pearls, Corduroy Brad, SU Buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Scalloped Ribbon, Velvet Ribbon, White Silk Ribbon

14 comments:

Willy's creations said...

So lovely!


Hugs,Willy

Denise (peanutbee) said...

It is a beautiful wreath, and even prettier with your awesome coloring. Love the red fancy borders on the first one, too.

Crystal said...

SOOO Beautiful!

Liz Williams said...

Gorgeous cards. How can I resist any of these new releases??? I may have to go get yet another job!!hehe!

Renée said...

Wow, Christine, these are gorgeous cards! I love what you've been showing with the new release!

Shari said...

Both of these cards are so beautiful! I can't wait to order my set of stamps from Flourishes. You always do such a wonderful job of showcasing their stamps. Thanks for inspiring me!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Christine, these are just stunning! Your coloring is beautiful as always! Happy weekend and hugs,

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness gracious! Love the colors of your large wreath -- warm and wonderful! And your pink card is so pretty and petite and feminine. The buttons add such sweetness!

Susan Harley said...

I love this! It makes me feel like Christmas!

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.”- Psalm 19:14

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

They are both beautiful, Christine, but I am especially partial to the pink one.

DB said...

Both cards are beautiful, you've done a fantastic job showcasing the stamp!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Wonderful Christine! Love your watercolouring and you know pink is my favorite colour! Beautiful creations!

Traci M said...

Wow!! I am always blown away by your color and design...these are both so gorgeous!! I really love the depth of color on the wreath and that ribbon on both...pretty!! Thanks for sharing your art with us!

Joan Ervin said...

Stunning work, Christine....the wreath looks sooo gorgoeus with your awesome coloring and the pink card is incredibly beautiful!!!