Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Beautiful Spring Bouquet

Ok, everyone brace yourselves, this set that we're sneak peeking today is going to knock your socks off! 

It's called Spring Bouquet, illustrated by Marcella Hawley, and it's STUNNING.  To me it combines all of what's best about Flourishes, and you'll see some peeks of other floral sets Marcy's done combined in this wonderful bouquet. 

I have two samples for you.  One a little vintage and eclectic, and one fresh and full of spring. 

Vintage Wonderful Mom - I took the inspiration for this card and the colors from these gorgeous new Webster's Pages in the store.  Oh my they are wonderful.  And this one combines both the vellum sheets in the die cuts pack, and the Seaside, Garden Gala and Nature's Storybook pack


I know the colors are bold but I just am so inspired by them!  I used a combination of prismacolor pencils and copic markers to color this.  Prismas on the large turquoise roses, the tulips and the leaves and tiny flowers.  Copics on the Sweet Peas.  An important tip with Copics: The nib is designed to be very pourous so ink flows fluidly through it.  In my Copic Training I was told never to touch the nib of a copic marker to any other medium.  So, if you're combining Prismas and Copics - use the Copics first.  Finish with the Prismas.  Otherwise you run the risk of clogging up your nib or ruining your true color coming out of the marker. 

Here is a closeup of the coloring


And her you can see the beauty of the vellum with the red cherries sheet. 



I've added some vintage touches in the two types of crochet lace ribbon, and the fancy flourish and the number of layers as well.  I think this will be the card for my Mom for Mother's Day because she truly is a wonderful Mom. 


Sunshine Bouquet - Here is another card where I was inspired by paper.  The new Basic Grey Kioshi pad has some great spring-like combinations of color, and I have a deep love for the Apricot shade and new it would pair well with purple. 


This card is watercolored because I new I wanted vivid color and a real contrast between light and dark.  I think it makes the flowers appear so much more real.  Doesn't this Hydrangea punch by Martha Stewart go perfectly here?   It was delightful to color.  The satin and dotted ribbons are from the store too, as well as the black rhinestones


This card just makes me smile.  Hopefully you too! 

The other DT girls will continue to WOW you with this set so give them a visit.

Dawn Burnworth
, Julie Koerber, Leslie Miller , Stacy Morgan, Danielle Kennedy, Cindy Lawrence, Laura Fredrickson


Did you hear the AMAZING NEWS???? Our very own Dawn Burnworth is a brand new SCS Dirty Dozen Girl!  So happy for you my friend! 


And please join us tonight for the release party!  8 pm MTN at the Flourishes SCS Forum.

To enter to win this set leave your comment on the post at the Flourishes Blog and a draw will be made on Saturday for this set! 

Recipe: 

Vintage Wonderful Mom:  Stamps - Flourishes - Spring Bouquet; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Paper:  Prism Frosted Teal, SU - Riding Hood Red, Flourishes Classic White, Websters's Pages - Vellum Diecuts and Patterned paper;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Floral Accent Shapeabilities, Crochet Ribbon, Piercer, Dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils, Copic Markers (Sweet Pea Collection and Daffodil Collection). 

Sunshine Bouquet:  Stamps - Flourishes - Spring Bouquet;  Ink:  Black Stazon;  Paper:  Lavendar Lace, Always Apricot, Flourishes European Watercolor Paper, Basic Grey Kioshi Designer Paper;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Pinked Circles Nestability, Satin Ribbon, Dotted Sheer Ribbon, Dimensionals, Waterbased Markers, Waterbrush, Martha Stewart Hydrangea Border Punch, Black Rhinestones. 

21 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! I'm stunned by every single sample with this set, and your cards, Christine, are amazing! Fabulous, vibrant colors in wonderful combos. Picture perfect!

Karen W said...

Oh my goodness these are just gorgeous and so are your butterlies. I can't wait to get these sets.

Amanda said...

Wow!! Two absolute beauties!! Love the watercolored one just a tad bit more. Stunning!

Dee Jackson said...

Wow!! These are just gorgeous!! I love the colors

Yogi said...

both cards are gorgeous. Absolutely love the color combo on the top card.
The mauve toned one is a beauty as well. I was wondering whether to buy that Martha border punch. I think I will. Looks great on your card.

the whimsical butterfly said...

BLOWN AWAY doesn't even cover it! WOW! Your coloring on BOTH of these is absolutely stunning. Beautiful cards, Christine...my jaw is hanging open!!!

Julie Koerber said...

This is an absolutely amazing duo! I love both but the second card with the shades of purple and orange is a WOWZER of a card! I'm in awe of your coloring skills lady!

Lori Craig said...

No joke - I spilled my tea over this stunner...Christine, they are absolutely incredible! I love the top one with the unexpected blue. So, so gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend!

Erin Smetak said...

What gorgeous cards! I love how the flowers spill onto the card! It looks so natural and real!

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured both times! Love the out of the box treatment too. Lovely work.

Renée said...

Christine!!!! These are gorgeous cards! Love the floral image -- you're totally right, it does personify Flourish!

Melody said...

Wow this is really amazing! You coloring is wonderful. Love this new set.

Makiko Jones said...

Both cards are super gorgeous, Christine!! I always love the way of using bright and vibrant colors! Fantastic sneak peeks!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!!

Anonymous said...

These cards are just out of this world so beautiful.I love all the colors. Mary L Schreiber

Crystal said...

These are amazing Christine wow your coloring is out of this world girl!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Christine these are amazing! I think I have a new favorite at Flourishes!! Your coloring is just amazing and so vivid!!! This is fighting for first place now right up there with Sweet Pea in my heart!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my, oh my....your cards are both STUNNING, Christine....the new stamps are FANTABULOUS!!! The Websters papers on the first one add such elegance and the color combo on the second is a real WOW!!! Looks like I will be doing a little shopping tonight!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Amazing cards Christine!!! Your coloring and designs are WOW WOW WOW!!! Hugs ~S~

Kathy said...

I absolutely LOVE this card. I love the image and I love the color combination. Apricot is one of my favorite colors...I was just complaining to someone that there's not much out there for supplies for this color.
I love my Prisma Pencils (I have ALL colors) and would love to try to get this effect with them, but I'm afraid I'll have to make the plunge to Copics. The colors are so vibrant! I'm still going to try my best with my Prisma's until then. Thanks so much for sharing the talents God has blessed you with! Kathy

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! These are just beautiful! Gorgeous colouring and your designs are so perfect for this image!