Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Celebrate with Sparkle!

How about another day of Sneak Peeks and a new challenge?  Woo Hoo this is fun!  Here's your challenge theme for today:  Bring on the sparkle! We think the new store shines with fun, make a card or creation that shows off the glitz!

Today's sneak peek set is absolutely delighfully, beautifully Easter to me.  I love the sweet parts of Easter, the Easter Bunny and my children hunting for chocolate Easter eggs and all that.  But to us all as a family,   Easter is precious because we celebrate what Jesus did for me, and the hope and power in the Resurrection.  This set illustrated by Marcy captures the beauty and hope of Easter, with some beautiful sentiments as well. 

I was inspired by the Stargazer Lily for this card, and tried to recreate the feel of this picture:

Stunning isn't it?  Sigh.  It's one of my mom's favourite lilies too. 

Here's my sparkly Easter Stargazer Lily.  I know my extra large picture may have cut off a corner of the card in your view, but I wanted you to see the beauty to this flower.


I captured the sense of sparkle in three ways, lines of Sticky Strip covered with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on three horizontal planes, rhinestone accents, and then some additional sparkle in the lily itself with the AMAZING Stardust glitter pen.  Seriously it's the BEST for adding sparkle to your creations. 



I'm really happy with how I was able to re-create the dotted feel to the flower petals I used the Petunia Collection without the RV99  and added RV17 from the Tea Rose Collection and also RV02 from the Hollyhock collection for the lightest base color.  The leaves are done with the Meadow Collection with the addition of YG00 from the Spring Greens Collection for a more yellow base tone.  And with all the white space on the card, and the meaning of Easter, I had to go with white silk ribbon for the richness and beauty too.   

Such a beautiful set!  To join us in the challenge use the keyword FLLCCEL4, and be sure to stop by the Flourishes Blog for more det's on the winnings!

So, you'll see some beautiful creations with the Design Team and Friends of Flourishes with this set today:  Julie Koerber, Cindy Lawrence, Dawn Burnworth, Laura Fredrickson, Leslie Miller and Stacy Morgan, Barb Anders, Silke Ledlow, Maki Jones.


Recipe:  Stamps - Lily of Hope;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Flourishes Classic White, Melon Mambo Textured.  Accessories:  Big Shot, Rectangle Nesties, Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, Sticky Strip, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Rhinestones, Copic Markers, Silk Ribbon, Dimensionals, Bow Easy, Finial Press Embossing Folder


23 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So so pretty Christine. I think your coloring is awesome and what a great photo to inspire from! Fabulous card.

Tasha said...

Gorgeous card Christine, the image is beautiful, so striking and such a wonderful verse
love tasha xx

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous coloring and sparkle accenting, Christine! Lovely card and I love our bow!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Christine! You've re-created the perfect Stargazer Lily...fabulous job! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I am in LOVE with this stargazer lily...I love these flowers more and more every year...and of course your coloring is STUNNING! Love how it pops against all the textured white.

Cindy Haffner said...

So BEAUTIFUL Christine.

Anonymous said...

Wowzer! You certainly nailed the stargazer lily! Love the dots. I used to have stargazer lilies in my back yard.... I must get some again. TFS such a striking card! It's beautiful!
Beth Greco

Crystal said...

Oh, so very pretty ! Love your coloring and how you pulled it all together.

Crystal said...

Oh wow Christine this looks amazing, LOVE the white, image, and pink!!! Gorgeous card girl!

Ruthie said...

Beautifully done! This has to be one of my favorite flowers.... I beleive you captured the picture!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW Christine!!! What a GORGEOUS inspired Lily....love the colors and your coloring!!! Very striking on the white BG with the sparkles!!! Hugs ~S~

Yogi said...

another wonderful card. Stargazers are beautifully colored lilies. Nice job with the stardust pen.

Dawn B. said...

Christine this is so pretty. Your layers are wonderful.. I love the inspiration you drew from.. What a wonderful color.. Great job.

Barbara said...

Stunningly beautiful, Christine!!! Love the Stargazer lily and your bling is perfect!

Marisa said...

Wow, fabulous recreation of that lily and a wonderful card :D

Makiko Jones said...

Wowza~!! Christine, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is fabulous and I love how you highlighted the petals.
Beautiful work as always!!

Leslie Miller said...

How beautiful, Christine! Love the vivid color against the white. Looks just like my Stargazer! Fabulous work on both the card and the coloring!

leenda said...

WOW! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is GORGEOUS, Christine!! That flower is absolutely stunning.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a stunning Stargazer Christine!! OH MY!! You colored it beautifully, and it just pops against all that white! LOVE the sparkle too!

Grace said...

*GASP* Christine this is amazing! I just love how you colored this lily like a Stargazer! My dd had these in her wedding and they were stunning!!! What a gorgeous card!!! Your ribbon is yummy too! Awesome job!!! Makes me want this set!!! :)

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...this is such a beautiful lilly, Christine....such gorgeous colors, coloring, and I just love all the white!!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Stunning! Love the stargazer lily..had to try it myself! Fabulous contrast with the white on white!