Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Twinkling

Well, you're going to love today's sets from Flourishes.  One is a lovely background, and one a must have vintage set that's going to blow you away!

I call this one Twinkle in His Eye!

Isn't this Santa amazing? 

I think he is drawn so beautifully!  Flourishes has another Rock Star illustrator in the house, her name is Becky Fleck, and you'll have to check out Julie's blog for more info about her.  We have the best illustrators!

I decided to give him some subtle coloring with my Prismacolor Pencils, and then overtop of his beard, mustache, his eyes and the white of his hat I added Spica atyou pen for total glitter.  I gave his glasses gold frames with my Zig Painty pen too.


I layered Santa on some fabulous Flourishes Glittery paper (currently out of stock - but should be back soon).  This paper is gorgeous with its sparkly pattern.  And the white layer is the debossed Petals a Plenty embossing folder from SU.  Finishing it off with some special piercing, red rhinestones and the beautiful double layered satin and he's very Twinkling!

Then I took the beautiful Holly background and did a 180 in design style... for some Silverberry Merry.



I used this beautiful Holly Background set to create different layers of impact.  It's stamped in Silver Encore ink on the back Sage Shadow layer, then embossed in Silver on the Silver metallic paper layer, and then overstamped over the sentiment from Santa, I Believe in Sage.  A little silver faux stitching on the piercing and some silver cording over the vintage crochet ribbon, and the beautiful Memory Box Dewfrost paper and it's complete in soft sweet simplicity!

The Design Team has gorgeous samples again for you today.  Be sure to check them out and leave a little love :)


And to win this set today see the Flourishes Newsletter....

And...join us in the Season that Sparkles Challenge - you could win the whole new release!

And be sure to join us for the Release Party this Friday over at Splitcoaststampers 8 - 9 PM Mountain Time.  So much fun, and lots of prizes to be given away!

Recipe:  Twinkle in His Eye:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Santa, I Believe;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red;  Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Flourishes Designer Paper, Flourishes Classic White;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Labels Eight Nestability, Pierceabilities, Piercer, Dimensionals, Double Sided Satin ribbon, Red Kaiser Rhinestones, Spica atyou Glitter Pens, Prismacolor Pencils, Zig Painty, Key Tab Punch. 

Silverberry Merry:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Holly Background, Santa, I Believe;  Ink:  Silver Encore, VersaMark, Sage Shadow;  Paper:  Sage Shadow, Silver Metallic, Memory Box Dewfrost;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 8, Silver Embossing Powder, White Crochet Ribbon, Silver Metallic Cording, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Zig Painty, Piercer.

19 comments:

Willy's creations said...

So cute that Santa card.

Hugs,Willy

Pam said...

Every designer that used this card tonight did an amazing job! That means this is a great stamp!
Hugs,
Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Cammie said...

Your cards are amazing. I was glad to see you used Prismacolor pencils on Santa--love my prismas. The Merry Christmas card is so elegant. Can't wait to give these stamps a home.

Betty Wright said...

Both are fantastic, Christine!!! I must say I just love this santa image, though!!! I love the way you colored him, cut him out, and added sparkle!!! Great cards!!!

Crystal said...

Christine these look AMAZING!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE the sparkle!

NancyK said...

Both cards are so different, but equally amazing! The santa card is stunning in the coloring and all the sparkle and I just love the color palette you used on the holly card!

Connie M. said...

These are both just so pretty and sparkly, Christine!! Love them both, but I just can not get enough of that santa image!! Love how you highlighted his glasses in gold!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous! Both of these are fabulous Christine. I really like how you captured santa's sparkle and it looks like he is carrying his bag full of goodies... Very clever. Your silverberrys are awesome. I think the embossing and the silver just ROCKS.... Gorgeous creations girlie!

Makiko Jones said...

What gorgeous creations, Christine!!
I love all the sparkles! Wow!

msfreida said...

TOTALLY AMAZING!!! Great job on all the detail work! I MUST get these stamps!

Julie Koerber said...

I love all the sparkle you added to the Santa Miss Christine! So... glitzy and fun for the holidays and... your holly card just goes to show how a great image can make a simple and elegant card all in one!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I love the amazing sparkle you managed with your Spica pen on your Santa! Wow! Beautiful, Christine! And your second card is sooooooooo pretty, too. The colors and design are gentle and sweet. Two very different looks from one awesome designer!

Latisha said...

Beautiful Christine!! I read how you did the santa, but I still can't believe how you colored him...so amazing!

Sewflake said...

What a clever use of the glitter designer paper, It looks just like his hat, or where Santa hat would be! How fun.

Danni said...

Wow!! What a stunning job you did! Love these!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Wonderful cards! Love the way you created his "hat" and the silver embossed holly b/g is awesome!

leenda said...

WOW! That's one cool Santa! Great job!

DB said...

Both cards are stunning!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow!! I love that cool Santa image and all the sparkly twinkles. The colors on your holly card are so beautiful! Both cards are magnificent!