Thursday, December 3, 2009

Floral Finesse

It seems hard to believe but it's almost another New Release with Flourishes.  This week Julie has issued us a great themed challenge that we'd like to invite you to join in on.  It's called Floral Finesse. 

This challenge is all about the colors we love our gardens. The thermometer might say winter, but this one is all about those feel good floral feelings.


The challenge: Use your favorite flower as the inspiration for your card/project's color scheme. Maybe you choose dusty pink and sage because it reminds you of the tea roses in your garden. Or, maybe you choose golden shades with hints of brown to remind you of the sunflowers you love in the field nearby! You choose! Just let us know what flower inspired your creation!

The Details: Keyword will be FLLCDEC on Splitcoast and contest runs up until December 11th at 5 PM Eastern in order to be in the running to win all three of our new releases for December!
 
So here is my flower inspiration.  One of the prettiest Daylilies from my garden.  You would not believe the color and size of these lilies when they open.  It's like a small plate!


And here is where I went with my inspiration: 



I thought it would be fun to be inspired by the flower - but create with fruit.  I really love this Cherries and Peaches set.  I gave it some life with Copic Markers, Sunflower and Tiger Lily, Fields and Evergreen Collections. 

Then I surrounded it with an Oval Nestie shape, the pretty Floral Accent , and this gorgeous silk ribbon.  I thought the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper provided a fun contrast.


   
Isn't that bow pretty??? I used my new Bow Easy! 

So, think about your favourite colors from your flower garden and join us on the challenge!

Stop by the design team's blogs to get some more fabulous inspiration too!  Cindy Lawrence, Julie Koerber, Latisha Yoast, Laura Fredrickson, Leslie Miller, Stacy Morgan

14 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOOOOVE the vibrant colors!! Fun layout, too!

Connie M. said...

Oh what a fun, beautiful, summery card, Christine!! I LOOOVE the colors and that sketch is wonderful!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty colors and a great layout Christine. Your actual flower picture is awesome, I bet those look wonderful in bloom.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beauitful Christine! Your inspiration is almost as stunning as your card! Fabulous mix of colour and pattern!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I LOVE your cardstock colors w/ the CC paper, and your coloring is amazing-truly. The shading you give these images always blows me away!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous, Christine! I love the combo of papers and colors. Your daylily is a beauty, too!

leenda said...

Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Just Peachy!! Love your colouring. Aren't that bow-easy the greatest thing! Love your layout.
Beth Greco

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Soooo yummy and beautiful Christine!! I think I can feel the sunshine!LOL!! (and we could use it here now!)

Latisha said...

Yu-uh-mmee (yummy)
Wow I just love that peach paired with that Cosmo paper....awesome card!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous inspired card - Christine!!! Love your card!!!

Your new blog layout is FABO!!! Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Julie Koerber said...

This is so pretty Christine! What a fun card to see when it's only in the single digits where you live! You gave me a dose of summer! :-)

Davi said...

WOW WOW I love this card!! It is just fabulous. The colors and dp and your awesome coloring layout all of it it is so beautiful!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous! Love your layout, shapes, colours, well....everything!