Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Release - Kids Play!


I'm delighted to share with you another month of Flourishes New Release Sneak Peeks!   It's always a fantastic time of the month, and it's been so fun to play with these new sets.   This sweet set reminds me of all the summer delight of being a kid.  Those lazy moments in the sun, playing with friends, and enjoying!  I remember just laying on the grass and enjoying watching the clouds roll by!   There's so many great elements to this set, and great sentiments too!

So, for our son's 7th Birthday I created this card for him.  Boyish, masculine yet with a little whimsy.

I stamped the image on Kraft with White Craft ink, letting it dry thoroughly and then using my Copic Markers to color in and around the ink.  Coloring with Copics on Kraft paper always gives a neat more muted effect.

Here's a few more photos from different angles.


I was able to keep the masculine/boyish/childlike feel by limiting my embellishments to more of a masculine feel with the twine and buttons and brads.  I've added lots of sponging on the DP (7 Gypsies)
to warm it up too.   Below you can see a little of the coloring, you can see I've added some light shadows under the fishing line and under the bridge and against the water, it's subtle but gives it some depth.




Now here are some important details for this week!  

  • The Release Party is set for Thursday at 9 Central Time over at the SCS Flourishes Forum.   Join the team for some great fun! 
  • Great news!  We're giving away the set of the day over on the Flourishes Blog. Just make a comment on each day's post with the new sets and you are entered to win!  Winners will be announced on Saturday at noon CST on the Flourishes Blog in our Winner's Circle Post.
  • You can pre-order the New Release Bundle starting on Wednesday at www. Flourishes.org ! And, the New Release Bundle is 10% off when you buy all three sets.  Deadline for using the 10 % discount is August 20th.  
  • TONS of ribbon and Spellbinders are on sale right now in the Flourishes Store.  Some amazing deals!
  • And....don't forget ...you can enter to win all the New Releases by joining our Kid's Play Challenge !  
Whew, I think that's all the great news....be sure to stop by the Design Team's blogs for some fantastic creations with this Kids Play set!  Cindy, Danielle, Dawn, Julie, Laura, Leslie, and Stacy.  

19 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful rich colors and detailing, Christine! Fabulously done!

Becky said...

This is so creative, I just love how this came out.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just beautiful, Christine! Love the twine/button treatment and the white craft ink combined with Copics...so cool!

Dotty A Cards & Things! said...

The card is very nice...Love the twin curled around the card give is real demention.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwww, I love the way you did the twine...HOW FUN! Beautiful card, girl!

Crystal said...

WOW Christine AWESOME design and image...LOVIN how you did the twine..Gorgeous creation!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh! This is SO awesome Christine! Totally masculine but all the details are just AMAZING!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine that is genious and awesome looking. I love how you colored around the image in white. This is wonderful, now make sure your DS keeps this card and not toss it. hee hee Beautiful!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine I love this
I like that image it's really a card for a boy
Love those paper and everything around it.
just a beauty

greetings karin

Julie Koerber said...

This is just as sweet as can be Christine! I love the way you looped the twine around to mimic a fishing line.. very creative!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Awesome! Love your added colours and the twine is such a perfect embellishment! Beautiful card!

Marisa said...

Love how you embossed it in white and added the twine around the card. Lovely card using this darling silhouette.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love this Christine!! Love the coloring on the craft, the button and twine. I am sure your son will love it!!
hugs,
Chris

silvia said...

Happy Birthday to your son!!
LOVE the card!!

dpkennedy said...

I love how you colored this! Your embellishments are just wonderful too! Amazing card!

Renée said...

total gorgeous-ness, Christine! Love the colours, love that nestie shape!

Holly said...

Adorable!

stampqueen said...

Great card - love the frame idea!!!

Leslie Miller said...

What an interesting effect, Christine! I do love the soft look of the coloring on kraft. Nice design and embellishments. Happy birthday to your son!