Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Release - Berry Sweet


Oh I'm just beside myself to show you this new release from Flourishes!  Today's set is called Berry Sweet and it happens to contain one of my very favourite fruits!  Plus another fruit my boys just love.   Remember you can already pre-order this set already check this LINK!

I have two pretties to show you today...


Aren't these blueberries gorgeous?  So perfectly drawn by Marcella, and just the right size for a card.  I've used copics to color (I believe I used Delphinium and Violet Collections with Spring Greens on the leaves to color), masked and sponged it with Soft Sky ink, and framed it with a Labels 12 array of Nesties and a Floral Accent.  This is new paper too from Memory Box, the very lovely Enchanted, yum. 


I've used the SU label punch for the sentiment and also punched a few to accent the row of dp.  Some gorgeous Lavender silk ribbon and chenille dots ribbon too. 

Now on this next one I've used some Prismacoloring because I knew it would give wonderful definition to the raspberries. 


I've used the Mega Deckled Rectangle Nesties and some out of the box cutting to accent these berries, as well as another gorgeous new paper from Memory Box  - Jubilee, totally my kind of colors!  I randomly folded up some of the paper and sewed it on as accent and kept my accents simple and sweet, with some polka dot sheer ribbon for fun.  I've even kept the top berries a little "unripe" by adding a little green, and then colored some of the other berries darker to imply they are ready for picking! 


Now which is my favourite...???  It's the Raspberries :)  They are the summer fruit I look forward to most, I grew up with raspberry bushes at my house, and we planted them here at our home as well.  This year they don't seem to be doing as well, and I'm not sure why, but my parents will have tons to supply me.  My boys love blueberries so they're a staple at our home too, though we don't grow them, they need more sandy boggy, loamy type soil (can that be a combination?) than we have.  

Makes you hungry for fruit doesn't it???

Well, the Flourishes girls have fantastic things to show you, that I've already drooled over and I know you will too    Julie, DawnDanielle, Laura, Leslie and Stacy.  

You can enter to win this set today at the Flourishes Blog so don't forget to pop by there too!   We'll announce all the winners Saturday in our Winner's Circle!

27 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

OH MY these are GORGEOUS beyond words! What BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING coloring, I'm in awe!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

These are just breathtaking! Love your work! Beautiful!

kathy s said...

what beautiful cards and those images are fantastis as usual- Raspberries are my fave fruit too

Anonymous said...

Such great cards!! Both of them are gorgeous. Love your colouring and the almost ripe ones near the top!!
Beth Greco

Karen W said...

Wow, beautiful, can't wait to get these!!

Dawn B. said...

These are in really beautiful. I love your coloring on the berries.. Great job Christine.

Cammie said...

These are works of art!

Lynne said...

I love both your cards. Your colour combo`s are fabulous.
Lynne xxx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yep I am hungry after going over all the DT blogs. hee hee But its early too. Love your cards Christine. They are beautifully colored the blueberries look fresh and perfect. The raspberries I love the way you colored them to look some ripe and some almost ready. Beautiful work.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh! These are SO beautiful Christine! You always have the most gorgeous cards...totally balanced and perfect embellies! LOVE both but those raspberries are AMAZING!

Shari said...

I love both of these cards! I can't wait to get this set. I love all the layers you used.

Leslie Miller said...

Mmmmmmm, I feel like fruit! Raspberries and blueberries are a delicious combination and it's absolutely mouthwatering seeing them here in two gorgeous cards! I wish I could make my Prisma pencils work like you do. Love the long and narrow panel for the raspberries and the two lovely designer papers you used. Seriously stunning cards, Christine!

Renée said...

these are absolutely gorgeous, Christine! You are a master at colouring!!!

Yogi said...

gorgeous cards. I love those raspberries. That image is fabulous.

dpkennedy said...

These are fantastic Christine! Love all the embellies on the blueberry card and your technique on the raspberries is wonderful! Love the stitched paper panel!

Makiko Jones said...

Ahhhhhh...gorgeous cards, Christine!! Your coloring and berry images are so fresh and yummy...makes me want eat them :):)

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi christine

these are stunning, they are very beautiful the fruit look too be wanted too eat.


greetings karin

Sharon Basel said...

Oh my word - these cards just take my breath away! I especially love the raspberries card - it is magnificent Christine. I just marvel every time I visit your site!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Both are super yummy and gorgeous cards Christine!!!! Love the dp you used on both too!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful cards and the coloring is just amazing

leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork Christine!! Your coloring is wonderful! Your enabling isn't bad either....!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Two stunning creations! Love the soft blues in the blueberry creation and you colouring on both is amazing!

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely delicious!! Can't wait to see the whole set :)

stampqueen said...

Both cards are wonderful - beautiful coloring!!!

Dee Jackson said...

Gorgoeus cards Christine!! Love the layouts and your coloring:)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwwwwwesome! I'm with you, LOOOVE raspberries in the summer. I'm on a smoothie kick right now and my favorite is one made with chocolate, bananas, and raspberries!

I love the soft colors on the first one and the way you did the ribbon tabs behind the main panels. The paper pleating on the second one is fabulous...I recently did some things with ribbon pleating but I haven't tried the paper pleating yet. I need to!

Allison Cope said...

OMG... this stamp set is already on my WANT list! Fabulous colouring!