Thursday, January 28, 2010

Flourishes Friday Favourites

Wow, where did this week go, we're already at Friday!?!  It's been a busy one at our household, so it's good to be at Friday - though my husband is away again this weekend, this makes it 3 out of 4 weekends in this month.  But at least at this one he'll be home each night for a couple of hours :)

Today Leslie Miller challenged the Flourishes Design Team to showcase for you our favourite things in the Flourishes store.  Well for me that's both easy and hard!  I love pretty much everything in the store!  So the hard part is choose which to showcase!


I am IN LOVE with this card.  Is that bad to say?  It just is so ME.  The vibrant colors, the piercing, lots of space to color a beautiful beautiful image, the ribbon.... I'm happy with how it turned out. 

Last week when I was putting a few projects away I had three ink pads in my hand and they looked really good together, so I put them in my "to do" idea list so they inspired the colors.  (Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss and Melon Mambo)

So what are my Favourite Flourishes items here?   Well I couldn't narrow it down to one.

1.  The STAMPS of course :)  This is the Waterlilies Set an absolute beauty. 
2.  Eclipse Tape - Getting this tape has made my life SO much easier.  It is seriously the best for masking images, and it lasts forever too.  My roll is almost a year old, and I've used maybe 1/2 of it. 
3.  Copic Markers - Flourishes really does all the work for you by setting up the Color Family Collections so well in the store.  In this card I've used Hollyhock Collection, Delphinium Collection, Evergreen Collection (out of stock right now), and a bit of Spring Greens
4.  Silk Ribbon - there's nothing like it to give richness to a card.  And it ties so beautifully! 

Oh, did I mention also on this card is another Favourite - Basic Grey (Lime Rickey) DSP, and gems....see I could go on and on!   I added some beautiful piercing with an Ecstacy Template and also sponged some Navy ink onto the water to give it even greater depth. 

Be sure to stop by the Flourishes Blog to see how Leslie showcases her favourites today, and these DT members are showing their favourites too:  Julie Koerber and Laura Fredrickson

16 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Christine! Love those bright fun colours and all the fabulous details!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh such rich color. Love this, Christine.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is so vibrant and cheery, beautiful!

Julie Koerber said...

WOWZERS -- this card just pops off the page it's so vibrant. This is just gorgeous Christine-- a true Christine beauty!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Wow, Christine, your card is so beautiful and vibrant!!!! Those colors are just gorgeous...and that ribbon...stunning!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, the word "stunning" was dreamed up just so it would be ready for when you made this card! Wow! So rich and beautifully colored. A real show stopper, for certain!! Oh, and it's perfectly okay to say you love it! How could you not?

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely jaw dropping Christine!! Love the bright fun colors and the piercing! Gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous Christine!!!! WOW LOVE these colors!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous, Christine! Love the bright colors!

Grace said...

Christine this is stunning!!! You SHOULD love how it came out!!! The large scallops perfectly tie in the lily pad leaves, the colors are so vibrant... the image is beautifully colored and the ribbon..... oh what can I say??? Gorgeous!!! Have a blessed weekend!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

So GORGEOUS - Christine!!! Your coloring and colors are fabo!!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Christine!! This is gorgeous - love your vibrant colours and wonderful design!!!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW...sooo bold and classy!!!! Your coloring is over the top, Christine, and I love how you added the piercing...beautifully done, gf!!!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my...gorgeous coloring, color combo, bow...everything looks remarkable Christine!!

Tracy said...

This is a fantastic card. The colors are so vibrant.

Sonya said...

Stunning colors combo! Love the bow!