Wednesday, September 1, 2010

PageMaps and Flourishes


What a fun day for a great partnership!  Every quarter, Becky Fleck of PageMaps dishes out 10 fabulous sketches to get those creative juices flowing with her CardMaps. Well, this month some of the lovely ladies from Flourishes did the honors and took her sketches to bring CardMaps to life with beautiful and creative samples for each and every sketch. To check out CardMaps for September, click here and then click on the CardMaps link on the left.  HERE is the direct link.  

I had a really fun sketch that was 6 x 6, which is a very unusual size for me, but there's so much space then to be creative!   Here's the direction I went with the sketch. 



I love how rich these Sunflowers can look, but I wanted to challenge myself and give them a lighter touch using instead the Daffodil Copic Collection from Flourishes for the  coloring.  I did a little pointillism in the center of the Sunflower to mimic the wonderful texture of sunflower seeds.  All of this was cut out and popped up on the pinked circles which was also run through the dotted embossing folder.  

I've used two pretty ribbons as well, Ivory silk and deep olive crochet trim, then some lovely Kaiser pearl accents surrounding the circle, and around the SUNFLOWER words to match up with the sketch. 

The rest of these great ladies from Flourishes are also showing samples with Becky's Sketches so be sure to see their fantastic inspiration!  

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Sunflower;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Bamboo Leaves;  Paper:  So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Flourishes Classic White, SU DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Pinked Circles Nestabilities, Corner Rounder, Polka-dotted Embossing Folder, Copic Markers (Daffodil and Evergreen Collections), Kaiser Pearls, Silk Ribbon, Crochet Trim

16 comments:

Crystal said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Sunflower...WOW your coloring is outstanding!!! BEAUTIFUL CREATION!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful christine
all the colors and papers are great together
love all the details great sketch too

greetings karin

Leslie Miller said...

It's so pretty, Christine! I love how you used the word to make a border. Beautiful soft coloring and lots of special touches. Absolute perfection!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Christine your sunflower is so pretty! I like the papers, very pretty!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is gorgeous Christine!! Of course, I adore the sunflower!! And the sketch with the sentiment border is fabulous!!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and cut work detailing, Christine! Lovely card as always!

dpkennedy said...

Just gorgeous Christine!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Christine. I love the way you used the sketch.. It is so hard for me to color a soft image..This looks great.

Beate said...

Christine, as always, your coloring is BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous card.
Hugs and smiles

Broni said...

Wow, Christine, I LOVE your subtle colors for the sunflower!! All the texture is just yummy and your use of the pearls is so perfect!!

Makiko Jones said...

This is so gorgeous, Christine!! Your coloring is always super fantastic. Great papers and the word frame too!

Holly said...

This is gorgeous! Love those green pearls!

Lynne Phelps said...

I love all of your cards and this sunflower is so beautiful. I love the layout and the embossing and your coloring is wonderful! I like the hot colors you used before for the sunflower, but these cooler tones are lovely too!

Linda Carson said...

WOW Christine! This is one beautiful piece of artwork! Love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love all the pearls!

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty, great sketches!