Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Butterflies and Clematis


Oh today's Sneak Peek set from Flourishes is a stunning one!  Marcella put in so much beautiful detail on the Clematis flowers and the butterflies in this set.  I have two pretties to show you today!


I looked up what some of the colors would be of Clematis flowers and I found a beautiful photograph of them in this royal kind of blue, and I thought that would look lovely on a card.  I colored up the image with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS and then paired it with this gorgeous paper from Prima - Fairy Flora.  It has the pretty graduation of color on some of the sheets that worked well with the design. 


I added some pretty scoring with my Scor Pal on the Pacific Point main layer of the card, and then wove the velvety ribbon through the eyelets in the nesties shape.  Then finished it off with some detailed piercing with an Ornare template on the design and some pretty rhinestone gems.  

Now for the Second Card...


On this card I used the gorgeous butterflies and colored them up with Copic Markers, then cut them out and popped them up on the design, just like a butterfly lighting on something.    Monarch butterflies have such rich deep coloring in them and so I paired them with this deep Cajun Craze rusty brown. 


Above is a detail show of the coloring and dimension.   I've added these beautiful cream crystal tiles and pretty lace ribbons as accent on the card.  I've used Lacey Squares as the accent for the other Nesties Squares.

Important Deets this Release Week

- These sets are already available for Pre-Order see this link in the store.
- New Release Party is Thursday at 9:00 PM CST in the Flourishes Splitcoaststampers Forum
- Enter to Win this set today by commenting at the Flourishes Blog
- Enter to Win the New Release by joining us in our Winter White Challenge

Join these fantastic girls from the Design Team and see what wonderful creations they've put together with this beautiful set....

30 comments:

petra,s cards said...

i fall in love on your cards!!
realy sooo nice!
xx petra

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Both cards are wonderful! Love your coloring skills! Very nice!

Diane said...

Beautiful cards...colors are awesome...love this set...I gorw Clematis myself, it is stunning when in full bloom!!

Tanya said...

Ooooooh these are beautiful! Love the butterfly.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Both of these cards are stunning. What wonderfully rich colours and amazing colouring. I like the butterflies each going their own direction.
Beth Greco

Emily Keaton said...

SO lovely, Christine! Reminds us that spring is just around the corner. ;)

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are stunning Christine! The stamps are gorgeous as usual! Love Marcie's Clematis, so pretty and so beautifully painted.

Anita Hovey said...

WOW...these are so lifelike! Your coloring is just amazing.

Julie Koerber said...

OOooooOOO!! Love both looks Christine! The color just comes alive on both! Love how you popped up the butterflies on your orange card, it looks like those little pretties just landed there! :-)

Conniecrafter said...

Both are so pretty, love that velvet ribbon on the first and your coloring of the butterflies is so pretty!

America said...

Im-Lovin' the ribbon treatment on the first BEAUTY and the triple play on the second. BEAUTIFUL WORK as always GF! :)

Beate said...

Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! Beautiful showcasing of the new set.
Hugs and smiles

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous colours on both of these! Love the intricate details of these new stamps...clematis are one of my favourite flowers!

Marisa said...

Love how you threaded the ribbon through the lacy nesties on the top card and the colours of the second card as fabulous as are the butterflies. Great job on both.

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards and fabulous coloring.

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous details and colors, Christine! Loving that fabulous blue. So many color possibilities for these clematis flowers, but the blue is just stunning! Love how you used the extra leaves as a sentiment accent.

Amanda said...

Oh Christine! This is a Lovely card! I have seen many Clematis in many colors, and you have really done it justice!!

I also want to congratulate you on your SCS Dirty Dozen position!! It's well deserved! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine both of these are BEAUTIFUL!! I love your butterflies your coloring is outstanding on both of these! Beautiful sneaks!!!

dpkennedy said...

These are just gorgeous Christine! Your paper choice with the first card is perfect! I love what you did with the butterflies on the second one too-fantastic!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine, these cards are gorgeous.
the colors are so bright and beautiful.
those butterfly's look so real.

greetings karin

Nancy said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Love the blue flowers and those butterflies are fabulous!!!

E. Marie said...

What beautiful cards. Great job.

Heather Jensen said...

Amazing Christine! I love the technique you used on the first card and the beautiful butterflies on the second. :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful! Love the way you threaded the ribbon on the first one!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Christine! Love the ribbon through the eyelets..and your butterflies are gorgeous!

Cheryl O said...

Butterflies and Blossoms, what more could you ask for?? Your cards are just beautiful, love the coloring as well. Thank you for the chance to win.....

Dawn B. said...

These are gorgeous.. I LOVE the color combo on the first one and the way you added your ribbon.. The second one has my favorite butterfly colors.. Great job.

Holly said...

Oh my gosh! These cards are beautiful!!!! Love how the butterfly on the first card looks like it is almost neon pink - it really pops out at ya!

stampqueen said...

Another set of winners - I love clemetis!!!

Makiko Jones said...

Gorgeous!!! This set looks fabulous...can't wait to get it for myself. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration!