Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sneak Peek - From the Garden

Oooh it's Sneak Peek Week at Flourishes!  And we have something today that will absolutely get you in the mood for spring!  It's a beautiful new set illustrated by Marcella Hawley that uses a very sweet and whimsical style.  I know you will love it!  Today I have two cards to Peek for you!


We plant petunias every year at our house, they are hardy, can stand the sun, and you can get them in wonderful vibrant colors like these burgundy type ones I've colored here with copic markers.  I used an off center fram to accent the sponged and colored flowers and a great big beautiful silk bow.  The great thing about this stamp is that it's interchangeable to a number of different flowers you can put in the gardening pot.



Now here's another one that I made for my Mother-in-Law for her birthday.  This one has a bit of an eclectic homespun country feel. She spends so much time in the spring and summer in her very large garden and then does a lot of canning in the fall with all her produce.  So I think this will be well fitting. 


I watercolored this pretty little gardening scene to match these pretty Basic Grey Nook and Pantry papers.  I've given it a bit of sewing on the layers to tie that country feel in more. 


I've added two rows of velvety ribbon to make it feel rich. 

Now there's so much more fun to this set that you'll want to check out the Flourishes Design Team girls' creations to get an even better look:  Cindy Lawrence, Julie Koerber, Latisha Yoast, Laura Fredrickson, Leslie Miller, Stacy Miller 

Recipe: 
Plant Kindness:  Stamps:  Flourishes From the Garden;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive;  Paper:  Old Olive, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry;  SU Cottage Wall DSP, Flourishes Classic Ivory;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Blossom Nesties, Foliage Frame Nestie, Olive Silk Ribbon, Basic Gray Gems, Modern Label Punch, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, Copic Markers (Petunia Collection, Evergreen Collection, and Warm Neutrals Collection), Sponge. 

Nurture Yourself:  Stamps:  Flourishes From the Garden;  Ink:  Stazon;  Paper:  Baja Breeze, Chocolate chip, Garden Green, Flourishes European Watercolor paper, Basic Grey Nook and Pantry DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 4 Nesties, Oval Nesties, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Reinkers, Aqua Painter, 1/2 pearls, Chocolate Velvet Ribbon, Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon. 

25 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

What fabulous new stamps, Christine, and you have showcased them beautifully with your gorgeous colors, coloring,layouts, and awesome details....both cards are out of this world, gf!!!

acreativeneed said...

Fabulous!! Thanks for the sneak peaks!
smiles,Deena

Karen W said...

So pretty Christine, lovely cards and colors also.

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous samples, Christine! Your watercolouring is amazing!!! Beautiful layouts on both cards! Oh how I want spring to come and melt all of our dirty yucky snow...lol

Crystal said...

Christine WOW these are GORGEOUS samples with these images!!!! Stunning color combos..just simply beautiful!

Barbara said...

Both cards are simply gorgeous!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are so pretty Christine! Your use of the different shapes on each one are wonderful and the papers. Wonderful cards.

Julie Koerber said...

Just gorgeous colors Christine and beautiful coloring too! You've brought these beauties to life!

Leslie Miller said...

Luscious, rich petunia colors on your first card, Christine! A striking combo with the green silk and red-violet paper. Love how your colored the pot, too. The Nestie shape is a perfect fit for the petunias! Your Mom's card looks right up her alley. Beautiful coloring, and a definite country kitcheny feel. Love those Nook and Pantry papers!

Marisa said...

I just love petunias! They come is so many wonderful colours and trail so beautifully in baskets and planters! Love how you framed them with the nestie too! Great set of cards.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, both of your cards are absolutely AMAZING, girl!!! The forst one so vibrant and that yummolicous ribbon and bow....so beautiful!! And the one for your MIL....so pretty with those awesome papers and gorgeous ribbons...you are a master with those copics! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Dawn B. said...

These are beautiful Christine. I love the coloring as usual.. Your use of paper and ribbon are always just right..I know your mom will love her card..Really nice cards....

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW Christine! These are fabulous! Love your petunias and the garden group is so perfect with the Nook and Pantry...who'da guessed!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card with gorgeously coloured images! Love you petunias, so realistic!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

OH WOW! Seriously, Christine, these are both stunning. The detailing, balance, coloring -everything is perfect! Hugs,

Shari said...

Totally love them both! You always do such a fantatic job of coloring!

Rose Ann said...

Both of your cards are soooo gorgeous, and you are 'blowing me away' with your coloring skills, Christine!!

leenda said...

Lovely artwork! Absolutely lovely!

Davi said...

Oh these are beautiful. Love the rich colors and the layers sooo pretty.

Traci M said...

Wow, you've made these stamps extra special with your gorgeous water-coloring and framing...just beautiful, Christine!

Grace said...

Christine these are both absolutely stunning!!! I adore the first one with that yummy ribbon!!!! Love all these images and I feel an order coming on!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These new garden stamps are so pretty! I love that razzleberry paired with the rich green on the first one.

Latisha said...

ooh your coloring is always so fabulous, just gorgeous Christine!!

Ruthie said...

all the cards are beautiful but i esp. love the petunia one b/c of the colors you used! Gorgeous!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Mmm, mmm, mmm!! What beauties!! LOVE the pink/green color combo and the way you framed the brilliantly colored flowers Christine!! And the second is just so sweet and darling! LOVE the watering can!!