Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Release - Humming Along


Well, haven't you just LOVED the sneak peeks so far of the New Release sets?  Today we have the last set to show you and it's an absolute beauty!  Marcella really incorporated beauty and detail in such a stunning manner in this set Humming Along.

I was perusing the 'net looking for some inspiration when I came upon a little piece of art, a stone coaster (scroll down to the birds) that just wow-ed me, so that was my inspiration for this piece.  I loved the smoky grey's against the ruby and the bright green. 


This is actually quite a large piece just over 7 inches by 7 inches.  I stamped and masked the design to give the feel of the art piece using Flourishes Classic White Cardstock.  I colored the hummingbird and trumpet vine with my Prismacolor pencils.  I cut out the circles by tracing a set of my graduated size bowls, giving it a little out of the box on some of the leaves.  Then I sponged the edges with Going Gray and Basic Grey Ink to really give it that smoky look.


I've used sticky strip behind the main image and gathered the Boutique Cuts Satin Avocado ribbon into folds. 

I edged the piece with a wide scallop punch and soem old SU designer paper, then finished it off with some beautiful Basic Grey Platinum pearls

Below you can see how the piece stands. 


And another detail of the edges.


I think I'll give it to my mom who does so much for us and the kids.  Something to put up on her China Cabinet to show off.  :)    I absolutely LOVE it. 

You'll see some amazing creations with this set today at the DT blogs: Cindy, Danielle, Dawn, Julie, Laura, Leslie and Stacy

All the sets are now live and available for purchase, you can see them HERE!   Don't forget that you can purchase the new release bundle at a discount for one week only! 

Check at the Flourishes Blog tomorrow for a list of the winners from the Pre-Release Challenge and the Daily Entry to each set! 

25 comments:

Marisa said...

Amazing colouring, Christine!! Love hummers :D We put out a feeder every year and love seeing them return and watching them bring their babies to feed once they have hatched. Love the round shape to your card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is stunning! Simply fantastic, love your coloring, the shape, ribbon treatment all of it. You out did yourself on this one girlie.

Lynne Phelps said...

As usual your coloring is just stunning! It was fun to look at the Thirstystone coasters - they are worth their weight in gold here in the humid south as they really do absorb all the condenstation. The idea of an easel card of sorts is just wonderful, and I am sure it will grace that china cabinet for a long time!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Wow, oh Wow!! How beautiful! Your coloring is to die for! Great job!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhhh, this is cool!....love the fold (gonna have to try this!), your amazing coloring, the ruffled ribbon, and the smokey highlighting looks awesome (gonna have to try that too, lol!). :)

Dee Jackson said...

WOW!!! This is just gorgeous!! Your coloring is amazing!!What a STUNNING work of art!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Wow, Christine, this is absolutely amazing! I love this set!! Your card is exquisite!! I wish I had hummingbirds, they're my favorite little creatures, they bring such beauty into the world. Your painting is inspirational, incredible, and just plain gorgeous! Hugs!!!

Lynne said...

Simply gorgeous!
Lynne xxx

Joan Ervin said...

What a fabulous design, Christine....the image is sooo pretty and I love your coloring, shape, and how you added the ribbon around the edge!!! Awesome work here, gf!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW WOW WOW Christine!! STUNNING design and I ADORE the ribbon treatment! GORGEOUS image and coloring too!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Your cards are always so elegant and stunning Christine! Love it!

Yogi said...

very pretty. Love the shape of the card and the ribbon treatment. Really pretty.

Renée said...

This is sooooooooooo beautiful, Christine! The shape, the ruffled ribbon, the gorgeous image ... all fabulous!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Christine! You have created a masterpiece. I love this. You put so much thought and effort into every little detail. Seriously, FRAME this! Big hugs to you girlie!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Christine

this is wow,wow,wow,
what is this beautiful
I love the coloring and the stamps
this is really stunning
great job


greetings from karin

Cherie said...

What a gorgeous piece! It is just stunning with lovely colors. TFS!

Danni said...

Wow...gorgeous!!

Beate said...

Oh be still my heart, be still. Christine, this is breath taking! Absolutely gorgeous. LOVE your coloring, the fact that the card front is a circle and your gathered ribbon border.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Leslie Miller said...

You know, it looks like it's in a frame, and that's exactly how this incredible work of art should be displayed. Your Mom will love to have this in her home where she can think of her beautiful daughter with every glance in its direction. What a gorgeous painting!

Crystal said...

Christine your coloring is stunning...LOVE the card design and how you did your ribbon is WONDERFUL!!! Gorgeous

Nerina said...

Wow, this is amazing! I'm so glad you have a plan for it to be treasured and enjoyed - it truly deserves a place of honour!!!

Karen W said...

Beautiful card and I love the ribbon around it.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! I just love this Christine!! Your coloring is gorgeous!! Beautiful summer scene and colors. The shape and ribbon treatment sure add interest too.
hugs,
Chris

America said...

oh my heavens, this is absolutely incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!! :) I LOVE IT.

Sharon Basel said...

Christine this is stunning - a work of art! I love your color combination here-dramatic and elegant. And as usual, your composition and coloring is spectacular. Your work is inspiring.