Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Release - Enjoy the Ride


How are you lovin' the release sets so far????  Such a great taste of summer aren't they? 

As a little girl I was always completely fascinated and enamoured with Carousels...they seemed so magical and lovely...and riding one you'd feel like a princess!  Today's sweet set from Flourishes will take you back to those sweet memories and help you create some new ones! 

Two very different samples for you today...the first one a little sweet the second a little sassy :)


I really love the palette in this Basic Grey Sugar Rush paper and I thought the colors would really suit a whimsical design for this carousel horse (Colored with Copics...tons of them that I didn't keep track of! Sorry!)  I created an "awning" out of dp for the horse to look like a carousel going around., punching with the dotted scallop border punch.  The pretty ribbon is faux suede ruffle. 


Now for the little 'bit sassy one...

Pennants are all the rage right now in papercrafting and when I saw this pretty Webster's Pages paper with pennants in it it sparked an idea.


I took my color cues from the papers and watercolored this awesome horse with reinkers and markers,  I love the depth to the color that you can get with watercoloring!  Then I cut it out with the Mega Scalloped Ovals Nesties.  I hand cut the pennants using the pinked hearts border punch to create the tops of the pennants, then stamped the cute sentiment over top.  I wish I would have cut them just slightly larger so the sentiment fit better but it was my very last step and I just didn't have the heart to rip it apart and do again.


I just love the boldness to the colors and all the patterns, it feels like a celebration to me!  LOVE it!

So visit these great girls to see how they've used the Carousel set

Danielle, Dawn, Julie, Laura, Leslie and Stacy and the Flourishes Blog to enter to win this great set!

Don't forget that the sets are now live and you can shop to your hearts content in the Flourishes store, be sure to check back for the Winner's Circle winners on the blog tomorrow.

13 comments:

Lynne said...

I love both your cards. You girls are sooo creative.
Lynne xxx

Renee said...

they are both awesome, but the top is my fav. love the papers.

Yogi said...

another two beauties. Nice coloring on the horses

dpkennedy said...

These are fantastic! I love your awning! It's so pretty! And the banners are so cool! What a great idea!

stampqueen said...

Both cards are wonderful!!! I love this set!!!

Renkata said...

Very beautiful cards. Great colours combo.

Crystal said...

Oh my both of your cards are AWESOME love your colors!!!! and FAB papers!

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi christine

these horses are wunderful
you have created two beautiful cards


greetings karin

Leslie Miller said...

So, so sweet and pretty, Christine! Two different coloring mediums and both so beautifully done. Incredible, really. I love this set. You've made it shine its brightest!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh WOW! Just beautiful!

Crystal said...

SOOOO beautiful both of these are wonderful I LOVE the colors on the first one.....soooo different and STUNNING!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine these are both beautiful. Your first one is so classy and vintage feeling. Wonderful creations.

Cheryl O said...

What beautiful cards, this set is great and you did a wonderful job on them..........