Thursday, March 4, 2010

Flourishes Friday Get Well

Well, I'm sure all of know someone in our lives who has been under the weather.  We Flourishes girls decided that today would be a good day to design  - just for that theme, Get Well Wishes. 


I took this lovely Irish Blessings set and created a lovely shamrock vined frame with some of the shamrock stamps, on European Watercolor paper.  I watercolored these and then added a few of the shamrocks popped up.   I cut out the center with a Nestie Oval shape and trimmed out the outside outline. 

Inside the oval I added the pretty Claddagh image embossed in gold.  Did you know the meaning of the Claddagh?  Often you see it made into rings, and it stands for Friendship, Love and Loyalty.  A perfect image for friendship, and a word of encouragement for someone.  The center heart is popped up as well. 

The sentiment "Nurture Yourself" is actually from the new From the Garden Set


These pretty papers are new Basic Grey Origins paper, which really works well with an Irish themed card.   You can also see I added a little atyou Spica pen to the inside of the heart and the sleeves of the hands too, a big silk bow to finish it off which to me really adds to the card. 


Be sure to tune back in here Monday! Flourishes is celebrating the Grand Opening of its new web store and there is so much in the way of fun planned! 

Look for daily challenges with prizes on the line - you won't want to miss it! Then on Wednesday, the DT kicks off the sneaks for our March release. This release is full of spring time fun! So come back and join us for all the festivities!  I'm really excited about it! 

Now you can head over to my DT partners who are creating some more Get Well Wishes today:

Julie Koerber, Cindy Lawrence, Dawn Burnworth, Leslie Miller, Stacy Morgan. 

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Irish Blessings, From the Garden;  Ink:  VersaMark, Black Stazon;  Paper:  Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Basic Grey Origins, European Watercolor paper;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Oval Nestabilities, Pinked Hearts Border Punch, Silk Ribbon, Dimensionals, Reinkers, SW Markers, Aqua Painter, Gold Embossing Powder, Basic Grey 1/2 Pearls, atyou Spica pens.

20 comments:

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card, Christine! Green is my favorite colour so I'm loving all the shades of it on this card :D I'm sure she will love it.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just GORGEOUS, Christine! I nearly used that set too...and I see we used the same designer papers. Fabulous card, my friend! :)

Willy's creations said...

So beautiful...love the colours.

Hugs,Willy

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh it's beautiful, Christine!! What a wonderfully rich and detailed creation!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Beautiful card. Anyone who receives a card like this one would have to feel better just looking at it:)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I LOOOOOVE this card. Oh my word the greens are so rich and LOVELY! I remember you made an amazing green card in the fashion gallery when we were in the DD. You can ROCK green, girlie!

Dawn B. said...

Such a great way to use this set.. I love the colors.. Your frame is perfectly done.. You did a super job..

America said...

Holycow!!! GF, this is brilliant and super gorgeous!!! GREAT colors!! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So so pretty! Great design and creativity with the clovers. This is wonderful Christine!

Julie Koerber said...

What a beautiful concept Christine! that frame is to die for! Love the layout too.... very creative and pretty!

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

This is so beautiful! I just love it! I love the shades of green you chose. It just speaks to me.

Sandee said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the way you cut out the design!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Seeing as how green is my favorite of all colors, I'm really loving this ultimate green creation, Christine! The frame of clover is fabulous! So pretty!

dpkennedy said...

This is stunning! The design is just gorgeous and that bow, oh so pretty!

Shari said...

Wow! I love all the greens in this card. Great job as usual!

Tanya said...

So beautiful! Love all the green, I have to get this set.

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS CARD - Christine!!! All this green is fabulous!!! Hugs ~S~

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh Christine - this is EXQUISITE!!! I love how you did that frame and the Claddagh is a fantastic centrepiece!!! I've been wearing a claddagh for 11yrs - I'm a bit partial to them! ;)

Grace said...

Oh my... this is beautiful Christine! I love the whole design! Fabulous get well card!

Velta said...

Anyone who loves the color green will just swoon over this masterpiece Christine!! My what luscious colors of green used here. Perfectly stunning!