Wednesday, February 9, 2011

From the Desk of....



Well Flourishes Fans..today you are going to swoooooon over this Sneak Peek!  This month's sets are  completely gorgeous!  And I had so much fun with them!

This From the Desk Of... set really captures a beautiful elegance, sweet simplicity, and romance to me.... so I put together a little Feminine and Vintage Desk Set to show you.  I was going for a little ethereal effect - soft and dreamy.   All of this pictures can be clicked on for a larger view if you'd like.


The trio combines a special card, a Desk Set box and smaller note cards for the box.  


Above is the card.  I stamped the gorgeous floral and desk image onto Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock with Memento Ink and then colored with my Prismacolor pencils, OMS and also a blending pencil.  Sometimes I combine the two blending styles.  I punched the bottom of the card with my new Martha Stewart Quilt Border punch and then added some scoring lines and this gorgeous velvet crocheted ribbon and pearls.  Very simple and classic, but doesn't that image just stand on it's own?   

Inside is this verse:  


So sweet isn't it?  



Now the box....I have to say I feel so very blessed  - I constructed this box with my brand new Grand Calibur Die cutting machine courtesy of Spellbinders!  Wooo Hoooo!  I used the Grand Labels 4 to cut out the shape of the box, the designer paper and emboss....that machine is wonderful!  So easy to crank, so great for embossing, so smooth!  You'll be seeing much more of it in my designing future :)



This is the top view of the box.  I used textured paper and old SU Designer paper in Pink Pirouette.  Adding the focal image on a smaller Labels 4 Nestie.   And then scrunching some Ivory Crochet Trim on the top of the box.  Here's a close up below of the top of the box.   Isn't it pretty how the box shape and the focal image mirror each other?


The really girly ribbons and pearls are great accents for this romantic style!


Here is the side view of the box.  To create the side walls I cut two  1 3/4 inch strips of 12 x 12 cardstock, scoring along the length of the strip at 1/2 inch folding at the score line, and then cutting tiny slits every 1/2 inch or so on the tiny scored section to make a flexible wall.  The slitted section gets pasted down to the bottom of the box with Score Tape.  

Now you can see how the box hinges and opens....I've lined the bottom of the box with Designer paper to give it that finished look so you don't see the cut lines. 


And now the little note card...simple but pretty...


Simple stamping in Pretty in Pink and pierced and accented like the main card design.  Ah romance....isn't it lovely?  

Now you will be so inspired in visiting the rest of the Design Team's Blogs and seeing their beautiful creations with this set....

and joining us today....
Sharon Doolittle
Jan Marie Caruso

A few important Release Week Details worth reading about ....

1.  You can enter to win this set today at the Flourishes Blog!

2.  You can enter to win the whole release by playing in our Winter Thaw Challenge details HERE



3.  Don't forget about our Power Hour Release Party Thursday night at the Splitcoaststampers Flourishes Forum...(and in my time zone - 8 - 9 pm MTN Time) please count this as your invitation to be there it's so much fun!  


4.  Have you heard about the Flourishes Gambler's Sale going on right now?  Prices on the sale items have been dropped another 5% today ...snatch up these deals before it's too late!  Remember, once they are gone they're gone forever!

34 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine this is gorgeous, what a beautiful creations you have made.
love the soft colors and the flowers.
great box and cards.

greetings karin

Marisa said...

You have coloured the images superbly, Christine!!! Wow! Such gorgeous, soft colours and what a fabulous set you have put together! Love that MS border punch you used along the bottom too!

Beth said...

So beautiful! Love the gorgeous stamp set, crochet lace trim and your colouring is so pretty!

Valentine Day Flowers said...

really enchanting creation. seems perfect for valentines day gift.

stampqueen said...

Beautifully stunning set - your coloring is fantastic, love the watercolor look!!!

petra,s cards said...

wauw cristine your cards are sooo lovely sooo perfect!!!! you have such a talent!!!!!!
xx petra

Karen W said...

Simply gorgeous Chris. What a wonderful gift!

Anonymous said...

This is all so pretty!! Love the velvet ribbon and pearls for a very girly look! This is all fabulous. What do you mean about a blending pencil? Is that different than OMS and a blending stump? I think we might need a tutorial when you have a spare moment. That colouring is stunning.
Beth Greco

Tracy said...

this project is amazing Christine! So beautiful!!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Amazingly beautiful. Love the soft and feminine touch. And as always your coloring blows me away!

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine, your gift set is just beautiful!!! Love this idea! Hugs ~S~

Pattie said...

Oh so beautiful - WOW!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my words, you've knocked me off my chair girlie! It's so soft and beautiful! Oh my gosh, I love this stamp and what you've done with it Christine . . . amazing . . . lovely . . . .soft . . . . stunning!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, these super frilly projects are just gorgeous, Christine. I LOVE what I'm seeing of this new set. :)

Tina Gilliland said...

OMGOSH your creations are GORGEOUS!!! Breath-taking!!! Must try the box!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Heather Jensen said...

So soft and dreamy! Love the pinks and whites. Elegant and very feminine. I love your little box for your cards. Darling! :)
Hugs~

Dawn B. said...

This is a wonderful project. I really like what you did with this set. The soft pinks are so pretty. Great idea..

Tammy Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL creations, Christine! Absolutely lovely!

Yogi said...

both the card from yesterday and the box/project today look great. Love the feminine feel to it. Love the playful colors on the card.

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Christine... you coloring with those dogwood branches is simply dreamy! I just love, love, love this project!!!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh Christine,
This is absolutely lovely!!! What a wonderful gift idea. I love the soft colors, layout, coloring. Wow girlie. WOW

Hugs and Blessings,
Deb

Beate said...

Christine, you are making me swoon. Your cards and the box are MARVELOUS! Absolute gorgeous creations.
Hugs and smiles

Amanda said...

Oh Christine, this is Exquisite!! Absolutely beautiful coloring and fabulous cards!! You need to teach me how to use my Prisma pencils ;)
An Exceptional card, I love it! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my what a Gorgeous set, love the images and your coloring is so pretty, what a darling box too!

Karen G said...

What a BEAUTIFUL set..and your creation is just FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for sharing......I will be ordering this one.....come on 9 PM

Leslie Miller said...

This is the prettiest thing I've seen in ages, Christine! Every detail so exquisite, delicate, feminine, and beautifully vintage. Romantic in an old world kind of way. Could it be the pink that has me in a swoon? I think it's the whole package. Fabulous work!

Brook said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love this set. What a wonderful idea! Beautiful coloring.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh Chris your work is to die for!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

You know I LOVE this! I alsmot didn't post mine after I saw this gorgeous feminine work of art you posted Christine! This is simply fabulous and created with love. I truly adore this! Beautiful work through out the whole project.

dpkennedy said...

Your box is gorgeous and amazing! Wow Christine...just stunning!

Betty Wright said...

GASP! Absolutely exquisite and so beautifully colored, Christine! Stunning work!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!!! STUNNING does not even begin to describe your creations!! Let me pick my jaw up off the floor. Love your coloring, the pink, and the design of your box! Now I am wondering whether I should get the labels 4 die (Grand).
hugs,
Chris

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Ga ga ga...I'm totally speechless! This is amazingly gorgeous and over the top creative! I love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely BEYOND gorgeous!!