Thursday, October 7, 2010

Some Rich Christmas Tea?

How would you like to cozy up with some rich Christmas Tea today?   I have a great Sketch Challenge for you to jump into in our Flourishes Pre-Release Challenge this week....next week begins our sneak peek of the October New Releases, by playing in the challenge you could win the whole new release!   .... Here's the sketch




And here's the rich Christmas card I came up with....


I was inspired by this gorgeous Basic Grey paper called Jovial which has really deep rich shades in it, and I colored up the tea cups to match the paper shades.  I've framed it with the lovely Beaded Ovals Nestie shape, in Cherry Cobbler sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink.    The yummy ribbon is Velvet Scalloped and it's gorgeous.  


You can see I've added the SU Poinsettia embossing folder on the Olive layer, as well as on the tabs, which have some of my new fav metal nail heads as accent.  I really dig these nail heads, you can use one, or a whole line of them, they're really light too and such a nice embellishment!

Want to see some other inspirational beauties from the Design Team?   Then we invite you to join us in the sketch challenge ....we have Sneak Peeks for this fantastic release coming starting on MONDAY!  


23 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

How wonderful! Those colors are so rich and vibrant and the tea cups are one of my favorite sets from Flourishes! Great job!

Karen W said...

Oh Wow this is gorgoeus, I'm saving this to case.

Emily Keaton said...

This is lovely!! Great colors and a fun stack of teacups :)

Nancy said...

Just Gorgeous!!! Love the vibrant colors!!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Wowzers, Christine, this card should come with a warning . . . .totally stunning!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is beautiful! Your rich and detailed card is fabulous. I like how you have been using all this velvety ribbon. Just awesome.

Dawn B. said...

You are a pro at cutting out any stamped image.. This is fantastic Christine.. I love that you paired that ribbon with the Jovial paper.. Such a beautifully layered card.. Great job..

Marisa said...

You have created and stacked some amazing tea cups, Christine :) Great colours and a lovely card.

Traci M said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Yogi said...

beautiful. I love the way you did the cups.

Ida said...

Simply Gorgeous and so festive. Perfect colors. I have yet to use that set (shame on me) but I love what you did with it.

Leslie Miller said...

This is so rich and warm I could cozy right up to it and not even need a fireplace or blankie. Love these wonderful colors and your beautiful coloring, Christine! Fabulous Christmas card!

Crystal said...

WOW I LOVE your colors!!! GORGEOUS!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO beautiful Christine! LOVE every bit of this!

Heather Jensen said...

WOW! I LOVE the wonderful colors in the Jovial paper. I am really loving this stamps set. Amazing creation. :)

Tanya said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the colors, the texture, and those tea cups!

Linda Carson said...

Love this festive beauty! Truly creative & inspirational!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WHOA!!!! ***THUD*** This is stunning Christine!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing colouring!! Just love the rich tones that you used for the stack of cups; goes great with the DP!
Beth Greco

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine this is wonderful,great,beautiful and gorgeous.
I think I like it.
love everything about it.

greetings karin

stampqueen said...

Rich is right - wonderful colors!!!
Great card!!!

Sharon Basel said...

Wow Christine, this is a beauty! The colors are very rich and all the details you've put into this card make my mouth water! Super fantastic!

dpkennedy said...

Stunning Christine! I love your tabs and the rich colors of the great pp!