Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hearts and Flowers


What could be more beautiful than hearts and flowers to express your love or to cheer someone?  I really LOVE this new set being released from Flourishes because it combines beautiful hearts and some flower favourites with some beautiful sentiments.  What I also love about it is that it's perfect for Valentine's, but also SO perfect for the rest of the year because of the different flowers chosen.  It's illustrated by Marcella Hawley, and I had a grand time playing with it!


Just look at these gorgeous flowers!  They could be daisies, or they could be asters too, or as I've made them, Black Eyed Susans!  I watercolored the flowers with my new Derwent Watercolor Pencils,  I'm really having fun with these. What I'm enjoying is the level of control you have because it's a tip just like a pencil or crayon and it's perfect for smaller more detailed stamped images.  After I colored it and cut it out with the Lacey Circles Nestie I sponged the circle with chocolate ink.  And then mounted it on a larger Circle from the Basic Grey Kraft pack.  

The sentiment which I've curved like a flag reads "Let Yourself Go, You're Bound to Bloom"


Another favourite flower of mine is Hydrangeas and I especially love the purply-blue ones.  So how about this one for a beautiful heart.....

What I really love about the blue Hydrangea's is that mottled blue purple look they get and I tried to capture that in the watercoloring here again with my Derwent watercolor pencils.  After I trimmed the heart out I sponged the edges with Memento Lilac ink.  Isn't the sentiment lovely?  I sponged the Amethyst paper with a deeper purple ink, and then added some pretty Floral Accent Shapeabilities on the top and bottom corners of the Diamond Nestie shape.  Papers are Memory Box - Enchanted.  I love this pack!


Some pretty silk ribbon and a heart pearl accent.  

Now you'll want to visit the Design Team to see what gorgeousness they've pulled together with these Hearts and Flowers....

Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Laura Fredrickson
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan


and our own Jan Marie Caruso

And be sure the check out the Flourishes Blog today to enter to win your very OWN Hearts and Flowers set!  

Don't forget that tomorrow (Thursday) is our Release Party fun in the Flourishes Forum at SCS.  

I'll be back tomorrow with another very fun Sneak Peek!  

32 comments:

petra,s cards said...

oooohhhhoooo cristine its gorgeous!!! i love your collors!! and the stamps are just great!!!
xx petra

Emily Keaton said...

BEAUTIFUL, Christine! The contrast in color combos is striking. I love them!

Dawn B. said...

These are beautiful Christine. I love the browns and yellows with the scored panel on the first card. Then you changed it up to the pretty blues and purples. Great job.

NancyK said...

Just gorgeous Christine - especially the hydranea!

Queen Mary said...

Wow! This set looks really beautiful! The daisies are so cute and always make me think of little girl scouts!

Allison Cope said...

OMG Christine! These cards are stunning! Can't wait to see this whole stamp set... already on my "want" list!

Holly said...

How beautiful!!!!! I looooove your hydrangeas!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Both of these are just divine Christine! I absolutely adore the hydrangea card -- you brought both of these to life! :-)

Yogi said...

very nice cards. Those floral hearts are beautiful.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine, your hydrangdeas are fantastic and love the elements you added to both. Fabulous sneaks girlie.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the soft blues in your watercoloured hydrangeas and your daisies are perfect!

Jackie said...

Love your colors thanks for sharing.

Ruthie said...

OOOOOOOOHHHHHH! love these stamps! and your coloring is gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh so pretty, just love the yellow and brown combo, neat embossed background, and really neat shading around your lovely flowers, like the elegant feel of your second card too :)

Audria Torian said...

I am truly in love with your creativity. The first card is so earthy with its browns and golds! I love it!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love, love the details on your cards and the elegant new images! This is a must have for me.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, so pretty! Love your coloring!

Marisa said...

Love the first card - right up my colour alley and the double layer of lacey nesties is great! Wonderful sets for M-Day too!

Leslie Miller said...

So lovely with all the layering and texture, Christine! Your coloring with those Derwents is outstanding. Two very different but equally beautiful cards!

dpkennedy said...

These are both beautiful! I love the warm colors of the daisies and those pearls you used! The cool blues are just lovely!

Broni said...

Christine, these are fabulous! I love the warm colors and the lacey circles on the first one. The hydrangeas just take my breath away! Perfection! (Huh! Word verification is "flunk"...hope it's not talking about me!)

Makiko Jones said...

Both cards are super pretty Christine!! I love the both designs but the hydrangea one is absolutely amazing!!

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW Christine both of these are jaw dropping girl!! Stunning work!

Heather Jensen said...

Christine, these are beautiful. Love the daisies card and colors you used. :)

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are gorgeous Christine! Fabulous details....sewing, scoring, ribbon, pearls, WOW!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Christine - these projects are gorgeous! These stamps are so versatile! I love love love them!

Cheryl O said...

Love these floral sets and especially what you did with them! Your coloring is fantastic and so different with each of them.....love it!!!

stampqueen said...

Both are beautiful!!! I love hydraneas too - especially the purpely-blue ones :)

Beate said...

Wow! I so need this set. Both cards are beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Carolina said...

STUNNING!!! Love the design, the colors, and the beautiful way you colored the images!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so pretty!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous christine, what a beautiful card and coloring.

greetings karin