Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sneak Peek - A Year of Flowers Day Two

So, would you like some more delisciousness from the Flourishes Sneak Peeks?  Today is the second set of A Year of Flowers

I have a great love for beautiful Iris'.  I think I've mentioned this before, but in our home in the US we had a huge flower garden, and one of my favourites in the garden was a burgundy Iris.  It was so rich.  I really miss that flower!  It would have been impossible to get it across the border, but I sure wish I could have!

So, here's a small recreation of it with the May flower from this A Year of Flowers - Calender Set Two.  I watercolored this trio with my SU markers and an aqua painter.   I cut it slightly "out of the box", and then added some sponging using my Lables One Nesties as a template. 



I've layered it with more Nestie shapes giving it some flourishy embossing with my Texturz plates too.  I thought the flourishy feel was a good pairing with this Eskimo Kisses paper. 



Finished off with romantic crochet ribbon, and Kaiser pearls, a staple with me these days!

Want another sneak peek of the Friday Sneak peek?   A small snippet of these beautiful July Tiger Lilies.  I'll show you the whole project tomorrow!



To enter to win this gorgeous set today see the Flourishes Newsletter.  Don't forget about our POWER Hour Release Party at the Splitcoaststampers Member Forum at 9 pm Central Standard Time. 

The Design Team will wow you again today with their great samples:  Cindy Lawrence, Julie Koerber, Latisha Yoast, Laura Fredrickson, Leslie Miller, Stacy Morgan


Recipe:  Stamps:  A Year of Flowers - Calendar Set Two;  Ink:  Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry;  Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Designer Paper, Flourishes European Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla';  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 1 and Labels 4 Nestabilities, Waterbased markers, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Crochet Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sizzix Texturz Plate, Kaiser Pearls, Razzleberry Ribbon.

22 comments:

Willy's creations said...

Woww...so beautiful!

hUGS,wILLY

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely stunning Christine!! I just love your colors, use of the labels 4 nesties, you dp, the colored flowers, and the lace. Exquisite!
hugs,
Chris

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful cards, Christine! Love all your beautiful details!

Beth S said...

Beautifully done. Love the colours you've used. They seem to come to life.

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine - this is another GORGEOUS creation!!! The colors are fabulous!!! Hugs ~S~

Jerri Kay said...

Absolutely stunning Christine! Gorgeous designs! I love the bearded iris as well! We went to visit Stephen at Vanderbilt and they have gorgeous blue iris in the campus landscaping. I was thrilled! It was the first time I had seen one in person. They don't grow in my area.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is outstanding! Oh I love the rich colors, your beautiful coloring and a wonderful layout. Just gorgeous.

Renée said...

Wow, the rich purples look beautiful paired with that flower! Gorgeous, Christine! Love all your fabulous details too :)

Becky said...

just stunning..

Michelle Ells said...

Your iris is AMAZING!!!! Such a beautiful job!!

Traci M said...

Your colors are perfectly rich to go with this exquisite flower, Christine! Wonderful to see your creativity, as always!!

Latisha said...

Your water coloring is just perfect. This card and these sets have me longing for the springtime lol

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Amazing! Love the purple iris and your wall art is fabulous!

Marisa said...

Lovely creations! I've never seen a burgundy iris before but if they ar anything like the one on your card, they must be stunning. I have a ton of blue ones in my front garden and love it when they bloom in the spring as there are five to a stem. Maybe Santa needs to order you some burgundy ones for Christmas ;D

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So rich, elegant and beautiful Christine!! LOVE the crocheted lace!! And your little tag and ribbon treatment are fabulous touches!! What a beauty!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so gorgeous I could faint, Christine! Oh, the colors and the richness of your painting! The entire card all put together is simply breathtaking!

Gypsycat said...

just what I was waiting for - the iris!! Thanks for sharing a sneak!

Leigh said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Christine! This is just drop dead gorgeous! That rich plum color is just to die for!!! Beautiful girl!

Francie G. said...

Simply gorgeous, Christine!

Makiko Jones said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Christine! They have to be in the frame :):)

Rose Ann said...

Both are gorgeous, and your coloring is jaw-dropping! I love the lace on your first card, and piercing on the second!!