Thursday, January 27, 2011

Flourishes Friday Focus - Calendars!

Well, it's a fun Flourishes Friday this week with Dawn as our hostess with the mostess and she's got a special guest and a Theme of Calendars!


I love our classy Calendars from Flourishes (free download!) and the beautiful A Year in Flowers sets, and if you've been following me for a while, you know that I made a set of calendars and matching card for each month for my Sister-in-Law in the US for her birthday.  So here we are at the month of March!  If you're interested in seeing the other months so far just click on Calendars in the bottom of the post.  Or I think THIS LINK might work too


Pansies are just the prettiest flower...so many colors and varieties - and I love the veining in pansies usually with some fun contrasting color in the center.  Creation never ceases to inspire me!  I've chosen some pppppurples for these pansies and then bordered them with the beaded ovals Nesties and this lovely Victorian Borderabilities die from Spellbinders.  The papers are Memory Box Gossamer.  



Then on the card I kept the theme of the calendar and added some pearls and this gorgeous velvet ric rack ribbon.  It's quite a thick card, but boy do I love this month's design...and I'm not even a really purple person!  I think it's all the good green I added in there :)



So the rest of the Flourishes Design Team girls will tantalize you with something gorgeous today all the way around...so give them a visit!

Dawn Burnworth
and Laura Fredrickson is joining us for a last week and she has FAB blog candy!


Stamps:  Flourishes a Year in Flowers I;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Garden Green, Orchid Opulence (I think????), Flourishes Classic White, Memory Box Gossamer;  Accessories;  Big Shot, Beaded Ovals Nestabilities, Victorian Borderabilities, Pearls, Velvet Ric Rack Ribbon, Copic Markers, Dimensionals. 

21 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card and calender christine.
lovely colors and a beautiful edge lace punch.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

wauwww gorgeous!!! wonderful colloring!!!!
xx petra

Emily Keaton said...

What a GORGEOUS calendar set, Christine! Your work on those beautiful pansies is outstanding. :)

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Christine,

I love the purple and green together. Your calendar is absolutely gorgeous and I know that your sister-in-law will love it. What a wonderful gift. I can't wait to check out your others.
Have a beautiful day sweetie.

Hugs and Blessings,
Deb

Crystal said...

Total GORGEOUSNESS Christine!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, such an elegant border on the calendar and so love the color combo in the card!

Marisa said...

Love how you used that nestie. Gorgeous flowers that make me want spring all the more LOL! Wonderfully done.

Rose Ann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Christine!! I love the colors, and your coloring is exquisite!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is so beautiful, your coloring is wonderful!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!

Leslie Miller said...

Bright, beautiful, rich, vivid, gorgeous! This is like sunshine on a shelf. Anyone would love to have such a calendar!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Pansies were my mom's favorite flower, and your coloring of them is exquisite Christine!! What a gorgeous card and calendar!!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Christine. I love these two colors together. Your pansies look like they could just pop off the page.. Great coloring..

Barbara said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Christine! What a fabulous gift!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card and calendar...... I love the colors that you choose. Thanks for sharing.

Joan
MN

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Christine! I always struggled with those pansies and you do it effortlessly! Beautifully done!

isu.alum said...

Beautiful collection. Love the color scheme.

Diana said...

Love this card and calendar......the design and colors are stunning.

Heather Jensen said...

Christine, this color combo is stunning. I am loving this calendar theme. You did a wonderful job with this challenge. :)
Hugs~

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous!

dpkennedy said...

Oh Christine, your calendar and matching card are just gorgeous! Love the way you colored those pansies!