Tuesday, February 2, 2010

More Lovelies

I  have some more lovelies to show you for the Friends of Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenges.  Today I'll show you my card for Silke's all Pinks Challenge (FTTC52D), and then Kim's Frame it up Challenge (FTTC52E).

In real life these colors match so much better than in this picture.  I colored the gorgeous roses from A Year in Flowers Calendar Set II with Prismacolor pencils blending a little with my blending stump.  I know a lot of people use gamsol, ordorless mineral spirits or baby oil to blend...I just don't like the mess of it too much.  So generally I blend with just my paper blending stump.  I used my Octagonal nestie as a mask to sponge in some color on the main image behind the coloring too. 

I also used my copic marker to color on parts of the designer paper with RV32 to match it better to the roses, and take away some of the yellow, and then colored the Rhinestones to match. 

Now how about this one for a Frame it Up Challenge?! 


The new Angelic Love set is SO cute!  I love it, and it's not just for Valentines either, it's a great friendship set too. 

I did this one entirely in Apricot shades, and I'm so happy with how it turned out!  The angel and clouds and banner are colored with Copic Markers (hmm what did I use...I think Y11, YR000, YR01, and YR02), then I sponged the background with Apricot Appeal Ink.   I used my Foliage Frame Frameabilities for framing, cutting the bottom off and adding it as another layer on the top to really set it off.  Below you can see the double layer of the frame better. 

I added some very fancy piercing and bordered the bottom with my brand new Martha Stewart Hydrangea border punch, then a cut out a few extra of those hydrangeas for accent by the angel.  Love how cheerful this turned out. 

So I hope you're jumping in on these fun challenges with the Flourishes girls.  See the Flourishes Newsletter for more info! 

Recipe:  Pink Roses:  Stamps:  Flourishes A Year in Flowers Calendar Set II, Strawberries;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette;  Paper:  Purely Pomegranate, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Flourishes Classic White, Basic Grey Lemonade DSP; Accessories:  Big Shot, Octagonal Nesties, Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Rings Border Punch, Clear Rhinestones, Copic Marker, Prismacolor Pencils, Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sponge.

Love our Friendship:  Stamps:  Flourishes Angelic Love;  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Apricot Appeal;  Paper:  Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Apricot Appeal Prints DSP, Flourishes Classic White;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels One Nestie, Labels Four Nestie, Foliage Frameabilities, Oval Punch, Martha Stewart Hydrangea Border Punch, Ecstacy Piercing Template, Sponge, Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon, Bow Easy, Dimensionals, Glue Dots.

21 comments:

Rose Ann said...

Your roses are gorgeous, Christine...and I love your punched border and perfect bow! Such a beautiful angel too! I love the colors and fabulous piercing!! Gorgeous cards!!

Francie G. said...

Perfection, Christine! Two Beautiful creations! So beautifully colored!

Marisa said...

What a gorgeous flower card! Love your colouring and the border punch is fabulous down the side. Darling angle card too.

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS CARDS - Christine!!! Love both cards!!! Fab coloring and designs!!! Thank you for playing along :) Hugs ~S~

Willy's creations said...

What a beautiful cards you made...special the rozes card..is very nice.

Hugs,Willy

mochamama said...

These are both really lovely Christine. Love the color choices.

Crystal said...

Stunning work Christine, love the punches!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Lovely cards, girl! The ribbon and loopy border on the first card is such a pretty combo, and I love the colors on the cupid card.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are stunning Christine! So elegant! Gorgeous colors! The apricot frame, you beautiful bow, and your gorgeous coloring of the sweet images! Love the angel!
hugs,
Chris

the whimsical butterfly said...

SOOOO gorgeous, Christine, WOW! The coloring and delicious ribbon on the first one had me in awe and I LOVE the layout and framing of the image on the 2nd one-SO pretty!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGOsh, Christine, those are som GORGEOUS cards you've created here!!! The first one so rich in color and the second one so soft....beautiful, just beautiful!! I LOVE them BOTH!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Karen W said...

Both are just gorgeous!!!

Ravengirl said...

What lovely cards! That red ribbon is absolutely perfection!

Michele Boyer said...

These are gorgeous, Christine! I especially love the first one...your coloring, the bit of bling, that GORGEOUS ribbon! Wow!

Our Little Inspirations said...

how beautiful! I love the rich colors on the first and that buttery ribbon is just awesome! The 2nd is wonderful in that luscious lemon color!

America said...

Oh such BEAUTIFUL cards my friend!! lovin' the loopy border - (now I gotta order that one- thanks a lot for enabling)! and that frame on the Angel ROCKS!!!!!!!!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh, I've been swamped lately and missed this post, absolutely gorgeous!I can't make up my mind which I like most . . . LOL!

Tracy said...

Awesome cards, I especially like the pink one.

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful cards!! Lovely coloring on both!
smiles,Deena

Sonya said...

Both are very pretty, love the designs.

Sylvia said...

I really enjoyed both of your cards. Such beautiful color and layout. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.