Thursday, October 14, 2010

Christmas Classics


There's one more day of beautiful Flourishes October Releases to show you!  This is another wonderful set that celebrates some iconic and lovely Christmas images, you'll reach for it again and again!

I remember when we did some renovations on our house, we took off an ugly old rough hewn timber that had basically been nailed to the wall above our fireplace.   That was supposed to be the mantle.  I hated it so much that we tossed it out and we never did replace it....until about 9 years later when my husband finally built a new mantle.  I so love our new mantle for many reasons, but especially at Christmas to hang stockings.


So here is a little Christmas mantle for you!  I love the traditional feel to the colors and card.  Coloring is done with Copic Markers, I've framed it out with Lacey Squares Nesties in Red, and used some old Christmas paper from SU, as well as the snowflake embossing folder.  The ribbon is this fun Candy Cane Ribbon that suits it perfectly.  


Above you can see some nice detail on the Spica pens I added to the presents and the Polar White Flower Soft I added to the stocking tops.  

Now I have a sweet little ornament I made from another part of this pretty set!


I stamped and colored this pretty little cardinal and cut it out with a pinked circles nestie.  Then I cut out three snowflake shapes and glued them together in a 3 D triangle, creating the ornament feel.  


And above you can see the pretty Flower Soft snow I added to the bird and tree.  And below how the ornament looks laying on its side so you can see the 3D feel


Be sure to see what the Design Team has cooked up with these beautiful classics...



And remember you can still enter to win this set today at the Flourishes Blog....all the winners will be announced Saturday on the Blog in our Winner's Circle!

22 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Okay, I'm LOOOOVIN' this striped ribbon you've been using...so FUN and beautiful all at the same time. Love the beautiful ornament with the snow effects...gorgeous!

Luv 2 Create said...

Beautiful cards. Luv the stamp set and it's functionality.
Marcie

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous, Christine!! This is an awesome stamp set :)

stampqueen said...

Wonderful stuff - love the ornament with the snowflakes and cardinal best!!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Christine.. I love the stockings on the mantle.. The layers you create with are always awesome.. I love the ornament.. your coloring on the cardinal is beautiful.

dpkennedy said...

I love the mantel you created! The embossed snowflakes on the sentiment cirlce is so pretty too! The snowflake ornament is fabulous! I am so making these!!!

Marisa said...

Love the fuzz on the stockings and your ornament is fabulous.

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful project and set, Christine!! Your coloring is amazing!

KarinsArtScrap said...

these cards are stunning christine, what a lovely colors, it's really christmas out there.

greetings karin

Shari said...

So beautiful!!! I love the card with the stockings. Such a wonderful job on the coloring.

Grace said...

Such a pretty set Christine! LOVE the cardinal on the snowflake ornament! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love the traditional colours on your "mantle"! Your snowflake is just beautiful!

Denise said...

Fabulous! I love all the details on the card, and the ornament is lovely! Great new stamps!
DEniseB

Linda Carson said...

Oh wonderful, festive card! Love that ribbon! Beautiful 3 D ornament w/snowy details! Great job!

Leslie Miller said...

Two beautiful projects, Christine! Each so lovely in its own way. The ornament will look wonderful on your tree this year!

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! I so love your card with the striped ribbon and your gorgeous coloring. The ornament with the cardinal and snowflake is stunning!!
hugs,
Chris

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Super yummy ribbon Christine!! LOVE it!! Beautiful card!

Holly said...

Soooooooooo gorgeous!!!!!!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so festive, and I love how you've used the Flower Soft on the stockings!! Your ornament is absolutely stunning too!! Gorgeous work, Christine!!

Beate said...

The card and the ornament look amazing!
Hugs and smiles

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabo! That ornament is fantastic. Your stockings are darling I love that stripped ribbon with them. Beautiful job girlie.