Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Release - Sunflowers


Let me just start by saying that I have waited for this set illustrated by Marcy for SO long!  I love sunflowers, how intricate they are, how majestic, how bright and vibrant.....and how Marcy illustrated them is just fantastic!  You will LOVE this set!    I have two creations to show you today.

When we first came home from Mexico City, I had been exposed to all these vibrant colors that are so common in their culture, so I had vibrancy on the mind when I colored this card.


I took my Prismacolor pencils and layered in rich yellows, oranges and magenta's to give this color in the petals, and then I gave it some magenta shading around the petals too.  Such a sweet sentiment too, I often say it to my kids.  

  

Isn't that little ladybug adorable?  I've brought some texture in with the Lattice embossing folder and the Spellbinder Floral accents as well.   Then just a few gems for some bling.  I LOVE the vibrancy to this card.  BTW...this Nestability and many others are on sale in the store...getting ready and making room for NEW CHA goodies coming soon.  There are some fantastic deals in the store.



Then with this next card, I went completely traditional in colors.


I took two of the sunflower stamps, the main flower and smaller bud, and then the separate bud and paired them together, coloring with Copic Markers (Sunflower collection with some YR12 for depth, and also Fields Collection for greens.  I added some warmth to the edges with Tea Stain ink from Ranger.  The papers are the gorgeous Basic Grey Origins.   I've used one of the leaves from the set on the Pear Pizzazz layer too.


Don't you just LOVE that adorable sentiment?   ...and that other ladybug I added in there.  I thought it fit the You Glow Girl sentiment so well.

And you can see how I used these beautiful gems that match the sunflower feel so well, on both the corner and in the bow center.


Alright....more deliciousness along the way with the Design Team....you will not be disappointed!


CindyDanielleDawnJulie, Laura, Leslie, and Stacy.    Don't forget!  Release Party Tonight (Thursday) at 9 pm Central Time in the SCS Forum.  

Recipe:  Sunny Sunflower:  Stamps - Flourishes Sunflower;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Peach Parfait, Flourishes Classic Ivory, SU - Razzleberry Prints DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot,  Labels Eleven Nestabilities, Floral Accent Shapeabilities,  Prismacolor Pencils, Scallop Edge Punch, Lattice Embossing Folder, Basic Grey Gems, Razzleberry Ribbon, Ric Rac Border Die, Texture Border Die (MFT), Modern Label Punch.  

You Glow Girl:  Stamps:  Flourishes Sunflower;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pear Pizzazz, Ranger - Tea Stain;  Paper:  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Summer Sun, Flourishes Classic White, Basic Grey Origins DSP;  Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Circle Punch, Gingham Ribbon, Glue Dots, Basic Grey Say it in Pearls, Bow Easy, Dimensionals.

34 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful cards, love them both..

Marisa said...

Fabulous colouring on both cards, Christine! I just LOVE the second one with all the green and yellow.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! Christine. These sunflower cards are just stunning. The coloring is to DIE for! Bravo girl!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are both beautiful! I love the vibrant colours in the first...I love Mexico!! Your second is so beautiful in the softer tones..your colouring is always amazing!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*GASP* STUNNING!!!! My goodness Christine this is amazing!!! Gorgeous colouring and love how you created the image on the second one!!! I LOOOOOOOOVE this new set!!!

maria said...

lovely cards,very nice colours!

Amanda said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous!!

Karen W said...

This is beautiful, I love this set

Broni said...

Wow! These are just gorgeous, Christine!! You're right...the intricacy of the design is beautiful!

Yvonne Hagane said...

WOW! I`m totally speechless! I wish I had words to describe how beautiful these card are. You did a FABULOUS job! WOW!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Where do I begin??

I think it's neat that you colored the top card in colors that reminded you of your trip.

The second card also has a lovely color palette, with beautifully colored images. I ADORE how you used chocolate pearls to simulate the center of a sunflower - what a cool idea!

akagreenhouse said...

Christine, I LOVE the 'Mexico' card! Absolutely beautiful! Well, both cards are beautiful, but the 'Mexico' card really hits it out of the park!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh, Christine, these are sooo fabulous! Your shading is impeccable, girl! Outstanding cards, my friend! :)

Julie Koerber said...

Gosh, if I had to pick a favorite.. there's no way! Both of these are absolutely breathtaking Christine. Your coloring is just amazing!

Kathy said...

Absolutely STUNNING!! Love the colors you picked on both cards! Magnificent!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine what beautiful
I love both these cards soo colorful.
but my favorite is the card above.
but the cards are looking fantastic


greetings karin

Karen said...

Just beautiful is all I can say! THe magenta card is colored to perfection! Do you die cut the image before coloring or after? I'm always afraid to die cut my image after spending so much time coloring it.

Shari said...

They are both so beautiful I can't pick a favorite!!! Your coloring with Copics is amazing!

Crystal said...

OUTSTANDING Work Christine WOW these are STUNNING!

Beate said...

I can't wait to get that set. Your cards are GORGEOUS! I was actually thinking on the beginning of the week how much I wanted a Flourishes Sunflower.
Hugs and smiles

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine both of these are simply gorgeous. I love the pinks and yellow on the first one and your coloring rocks! The second one is fantastic with the papers and colors there also. Each one is wonderful!

Holly said...

Ohhhhhhhhh love your cards, but that pink one is soooooo eye catching!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOOOOVE these Christine!! Your coloring is AMAZING on these beauties!!

Leslie Miller said...

You've given these images such wonderful color and movement, Christine! I especially love all the colors in the petals of the first card. So lovely, and flows so nicely with the DP. Fabulous work!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely fabulous cards Christine!!! Your coloring is WOW...love it!!! Hugs ~S~

Grace said...

Absolutely stunning Christine!!! Your coloring on both these cards is over the top! I love the vibrant one but I love the traditional colors too! Every detail is perfect as always!

ChristineCreations said...

Karen - it's me Christine - I'm not sure how else to contact you - but you asked how/when I cut my image....I stamped it then colored with prismacolors and then used my spellbinders, I add a little tape to make sure it doesn't slip in the Big Shot. After all that work coloring I want to make sure it stays put...since I've been using tape it's never missed :) hope that helps!

Linda Carson said...

I'm making my rounds late today. Both of these cards are fabulous! Love the vibrant colors, coloring & added details! Outstanding!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

{{happy sigh}}...your coloring is AMAZING!

Beth Norman said...

Holy smokes batman, these are two g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s cards.

Michele Boyer said...

Gasp! Christine, this is stunning! Your coloring, those little spatterings of gems...just gorgeous, my dear!!

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous, Christine! Your coloring is amazing!

Sharon Basel said...

How did I miss this gorgeous card! Absolutely stunning. I just love sunflowers and this is fabulous.

runzalot81 said...

Linked this card on my blog today! TFS