Thursday, February 10, 2011

So Inspired

Well, I hope you've had fun this week seeing the New Releases at Flourishes - which are now available.  I was so inspired by this months sets, besides the fact that they are beautiful, I think it's the longing for spring isn't it?

So for this release I was looking up what kind of colors are available for Hyacinths and came across this lovely photo:


Isn't it stunning?  I really love the combination of the creamy yellow hyacinths against the deep blue ones, and just look at the color variation in the blue ones?  Ahhhh the beauty of creation!

So here's where I went with this inspiration:


Combining the two colors of hyacinths together in a little bouquet with some pretty emphasis on the bows in the design and the ribbon variety along the bottom  :)  Coloring is done with Copic Markers.  


Since it is unusual for me to use so much white (yet it seemed right for the color palette), I added some embossing and pretty piercing to accent the design, as well as the little strip of designer paper punched with the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.    Here's a pic of the Copics I used.  


Thanks for dropping by everyone, hopefully you are inspired by something beautiful today as well!  Check out these DT member Blogs to see what else they have to show you from this fantastic release!



Stamps:  Flourishes - Hello Hyacinth;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliant Blue;  Paper:  Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Basic Grey Lemonade DSP, Barely Banana;  Accessories: Big Shot, Labels 16 Nestabilities, Ornare Piercing Template, Piercer, Dimensionals, Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch, Dotted Sheer Ribbon, Cotton Linen Ribbon, Bow Easy, Copic Markers, Small Oval Punch, Corner Rounder Punch.

23 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

your card is gorgeous christine.
love the hyacinth stamp.
beautiful made.

greetings karin

Marisa said...

Have always loved the look of these flowers but the smell just about kills me - that along with star gazer lilies! Waaay to sweet and heavy for this old nose LOL! Lovely coloring and card!

Lynne said...

Beautiful card. The white embossing shows off the stamped image perfectly.
Lynne xxx

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Christine. I love your paper piercing.. That really accents your pretty flowers.. Great job.

Denise Marzec said...

Oh YEAH....I definitely love the soft cream with deep blue. FANTASTIC!!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

So beautiful, Christine, and I love the piercing!

Sherry Kushibab said...

As always a lovely card - coloring is just gorgeous. TFS.

Brook said...

Gorgeous card. I love the yellow that you added.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oops, left my comment on the stamps . . . LOL . . . Okay, here it is again for the card:

So beautiful Christine! Two gorgeous sets this month . . .the paper piercing really sets off those gorgeous flowers! {{{hugs from your daffy girlfriend}}}

Yogi said...

very pretty. love the piercing element

Stampvanwinkle said...

This card is just beautiful!!! I love the colors and you are right, God's creation can leave us breathless.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Barbara said...

You've captured those colors perfectly, Christine! Just gorgeous! And the white space is also perfect to show off that spectacular color!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, great colors and so love your piercing to frame it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How GORGEOUS Christine! LOVE the mix of colors!!!

Ida said...

Simply Divine. Awesome inspiration photo and what a fantastic job you did capturing the feel of those flowers.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

The yellow and blue I agree are fabulous Christine. Your piercing is AWESOME! Beautiful card.

Amanda said...

Christine, this is an absolutely beautiful card, with equally pretty paper piercing!! I love that detail!! :)

Leslie Miller said...

You surely did capture the colors beautifully, Christine! Every detail of your card is cheerful and feminine. This card is truly a fresh, crisp breath of spring!

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely Christine! Love the colors you chose & the piercing is the perfect detail!

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful colors, Christine! Love all the wonderful details, too.. the ribbons.. the piercing.. the sweet punched strip. It's such a gorgeous card!

Becca Feeken said...

Christine, you are so very gifted. These are amazing designs and your touch has certainly brought then to life. Simply enchanting!

Holly aka Toy said...

Yummy!! Love love love these colors, Christine. I really want one of those piercing templates, but can never find one! You'll have to send me info on where I can :)

HUGS, my friend!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!