Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sneak Peek - A Year of Flowers Day Three

We've reached the final day of this beautiful set of sets.  Can you see what I meant when I said these would be sets you would reach for time and time again?  They are perfect for any occasion! 

Today I reached for my birthday month flower October's Chrysanthemum.  This pretty fall flower is so easy to color too.  Because of it's rich warm shades and variation of color I used my prismacolor pencils again, and gave it a warm mustardy glow around the blooms.
 



I paired the flowers with the rich colors of Basic Grey's Indian Summer paper, gave it some pretty edging with my Fancy Scalloped Pierceabilities and then added the beautiful Lattice Pendant behind.  Rich satin ribbon from the Flourishes store as accent.  Honestly I think that Bow Easy is changing my ribbon tying life.  :)  It makes such perfect bows! No more fiddling with the ends!

Alright how about the whole project I've been Sneak Peeking for you all week? 


(if you click on this picture you can see it much larger.)

I wanted to make a special gift for Christmas using all 12 of the Year of Flowers.  And here it is!  I apologize for the shadows.  It's been snowing here and really cloudy for days, so this is even with my OTT light.

I stamped each month and colored the flowers with Copic Markers (I'll have a listing of each month's colors at the end of this post).  The frame is from Ikea, called Fanaholm (inside dimensions 11 3/4 x 15 3/4).  It's inexpensive.  It does have glass in the frame, but I couldn't put it back in or the dimension would be crushed.  It's all tied together in a background of 3 Prism paper colors (Spring Willow - Light, Medium and Dark) linked together with Olive Silk Ribbon.  I've added accents to the different months including embossing, Lattice Pendant accents, pearls, piercing and rhinestones.

Here is some detail of the piercing and rhinestones (I colored the rhinestones with my YG99 Copic).


And one last picture of the dimension of the flowers in the frame.  Each month's frame is popped up and so are each set of flowers. 


So there you have it, a great gift idea for that special someone, or something special for your home. 

So, do you love these 12 flowers?  Want to win the last Year of Flowers - Calendar Three set today?  See the Flourishes Newsletter

Join us for the Release Party tonight at 9 PM Central time!

And head over to the other DT Members Blogs for more fabulousness!  Cindy Lawrence, Julie Koerber, Latisha Yoast, Laura Fredrickson, Leslie Miller, Stacy Morgan. 

Frame Recipe:  Stamps - A Year of Flowers  Calendar Set, 1, 2 and 3;  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Prism Papers - Spring Willow  - Light Medium and Dark;  Flourishes Classic Ivory;  Accessories - Big Shot, Labels 4 Nesties, Lattice Pendant Die, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Copic Markers, Oval Punches, Dimensionals, Scor Tape, Rhinestones, Kaiser Pearls, Olive Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy, Fancy Scallop Pierceabilities, Ornare Piercer, Ikea Frame - Fanaholm 

Copic Colors (all are Flourishes Collections unless otherwise specified ).

January - Crocus :  Hydrangea Collection, Fields Collection;  February - Primrose:  Gerber Daisy Collection, Spring Greens Collection, Evergreen Collection;  March - Pansies:  V0000 (Pastel Collection), Hydrangea Collection, Fields Collection;  April - Daffodil:  Buttercup Collection, Sunflower Collection, Spring Greens Collection and I think I threw some orange in there, probably Tiger Lily;  May - Iris:  Crocus Collection, Hollyhock Collection, Tea Rose Collection, Fields Collection;  June - Rose: Tea Rose Collection, Tiger Lily Collection, R22, 32, 43, Green Grass Collection;  July - Tigerlily:  Tiger Lily Collection, Evergreen Collection;  August - Morning Glory:  Crocus Collection, Hydrangea Collection, Fields Collection;  September - Aster - Violet Collection, Gerber Daisy Collection, Spring Greens Collection;  October - Chrysanthemum - Sunflower Collection, Gerber Daisy Collection, Fuschia Collection, Evergreen Collection;  November - Cyclamen - Petunia Collection, Spring Greens Collection, G82 and G09;  December - Amaryllis - Fuschia Collection, Evergreen Collection. 

23 comments:

Willy's creations said...

Lovely creations you made.

Hugs,Willy

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Seriously, WOWWWWW!!! That Year of Flowers frame you made is INCREDIBLE!!

Norine said...

this card is so pretty and love that frame amazing
off to buy some flowers LOL
Hugs
Norine

creativearts said...

Wow!! All of that coloring and cutting is amazing! I would be honored to have this frame! This is definitely a work of art!!

The Rubber Maid said...

So lovely! What a beautiful piece of art. I think the flowers of the year project is awesome and the artist has out done herself on the art work. Simply gorgeous Christine. Pat

Carole said...

That is beyond beautiful.
I cannot imagine all the time and effort put into it. What a treasure!

Beth S said...

Great idea for a gift. Both are beautifully coloured.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Just fabulous Christine! Amazing and detailed project and your card of course is just beautiful!

Julie Koerber said...

WOWZA! What a labor of love this is Christine. And a beautiful one at that!!! Your card is a real stunner too. Love how you colored with those Prismas!! Just gorgeous!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok, the card was gorgeous enough and then I got down to the frame and got goose bumps!!! You are AMAZING, Christine!!!

piecesandpom said...

Love this; it's a work of art!

It is possible to put spacers between the glass and the mat to create the space to float the art on the mat. You need a frame that can hold all the pieces together so it's a bit more expensive but worth it. I learned this from an old Girl Scout friend who ran a business that framed some of my embroidery long before I got into paper crafting.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my...I don't know where to begin, Christine! Everything looks amazing, and SO GORGEOUS!!

leenda said...

Amazing artwork! Fabulous style, creativity & inspiration!!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous x 12, Christine! Oh, my word, what a spectacular gift! your card is beautiful with the warm tones and your wonderful coloring. This is just incredible!

Traci M said...

Your card is gorgeous, love your pendant die and the way you attached your main image. And your framed 12 months of flowers is such a beautiful keepsake or gift...I am excited to see all the releases tonight!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG Christine - your card is FABULOUS!!! Once again your coloring is absolutely PERFECT!!! This is my fav image too...since my birthday is October *wink*!!!!

Your frame project is the BOMB!!!! WOWZER...how long did it take you?!? See you tonight at the party!!! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Christine! Love the different shades in your mums, and the frame just knocks my SOCKS OFF, girl!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your mums are just gorgeous Christine!! And your framed flowers are FANTASTIC!!!! What a gorgeous and creative piece of art!!

Latisha said...

Gorgeous Christine!!

Davi said...

Your card is beautiful with all the wonderful details and rich color. Your framed flowers are an absolutely spectacular creation!!! Im sure that the recipient will be honored and treasure such a marvelous gift!

Lynne Phelps said...

Your framed piece with all 12 flowers is so inspirational that I just ordered the whole new release! ENABLER! That's YOU, LOL!!! I really love the framed flowers!!! I see they are all mounted on a nestie label 4, but some of them have another spellbinders die behind the label 4 and I can't tell what it is. Could you give some more details? AWESOME!

Pam said...

Wow Christine, what an amazing project. Gorgeous.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fantastic frame for the flowers... just a cool gift idea. I like the rich fall colors of your card as well!