Thursday, March 3, 2011

Flourishes Friday - Focus on Dimension

Today it's another Flourishes Friday Focus....and I get to be your Tutorial Hostess!  I'm focussing on ways to use Dimension in your projects that gives them that extra touch, and giving you tutorials on how I did them on the Flourishes Blog.

As I said on the FLLC Blog, when I was little and already loved to craft, you'd find me snipping and cutting and coloring away.  My Mom used to call me a German nickname,  Schnippezack, which loosely translated means, someone who loves to cut things :)  Now our youngest son is exactly the same way!

I find though, cutting something out and popping it up on your design really gives it that special wow factor.

I'll show you pictures of two of my projects, and the step by steps in the Tutorial are on the Flourishes Blog.

This first design demonstrates how to create a look of realism in the Sunflower petals from this beautiful Sunflowers Set by using dimension.


The paper here is from K & Co - Tim Coffey - Cottage Garden.  As you know I've been loving these papers lately!



This next design shows how to get the look of a scene with foreground and background in the dimension using the Poppy Patch set.  


Isn't the poppy paper just perfect?  I absolutely love these colors together!  It's also K & Co Susan Winget - Spring Blossom.


I really had fun playing with the pointillism background with my copic markers combining the different colors I used in the flowers and leaves.  I also colored the Bracket Pearls with my Copic Markers to match the green in the design in my paper.

Be sure to check out with the other Flourishes Designers have done with Dimension today...
Barbara Anders
Cindy Lawrence
Sunflower:   Stamps:  Flourishes Sunflower;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa ;  Paper:  Ruby Red, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Flourishes Classic Ivory;    Accessories:  Big Shot, Floral Accent Shapeabilities, Dotted Sheer Ribbon in Yellow, Corduroy Ribbon (May Arts),  Nailheads in Gold, Floral Screen Embossing Folder.


Poppy Landscape:  Stamps:  Flourishes Poppy Parade;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Flourishes Classic Ivory, Very Vanilla;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Fourteen Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Sewing Machine, Bracket Pearls, Large Scallop Punch, Dimensionals, Vanilla Cotton Ribbon, Satin Finish Cotton in Avacado  , Cotton Ivory, Twine, Bow Easy.

25 comments:

Mrs Ham said...

Cindy your cards are gorgeous. You are so right, a little dimensions make a difference. Wow

Mrs Ham said...

Oops., I mean Christine. It's late :)

Cheryl said...

Christine, what beautiful cards! I love them both...so different - one vibrant and bright, and the other soft and lovely. Wow! Lovin' them both!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Christine,
Your work is always Beautiful! These 2 cards are stunning, the 3-D work you did is just perfect on both of these cards. Not to mention the beautiful coloring work you did too..
Beautiful!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Christine!! These are both stunning!! I just love the richness of the sunflower. Your designs and coloring is amazing!! Gorgeous!
hugs,
Chris

Crystal said...

WOW Christine what striking and gorgeous creations here!! LOVE these beauiful Flourish images, and your cards are STUNNING!

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous christine.
the card above is very sunny and the sunflower is great.
the card under is my favorite I love those soft colors you have used.

greetings karin

Dawn B. said...

Christine...You always are such an inspiration to me. These are all beautiful. You put your heart into each creation and it shows... Wonderful job.

dpkennedy said...

These are stunning! Your coloring and accessories are superb!

Emily Keaton said...

So colorful, cheerful, and fantastic! Both cards are wonderfully detailed, Christine. I could look at these for hours!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Lovely colors - and what a difference those dimensions make. Always a pleasure to view and study all the details on your work.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, oh my goodness, you have created two masterpieces right here!! Your attention to detail on the coloring is stunning and the finishing touches you've added are amazing!! Have a blessed weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are insanely gorgeous!! Love what you did with the layering on the sunflower and the poppy couldn't be paired with more perfect paper!

Francie G. said...

Christine, gorgeous, gorgeous creations! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and your tutorial! Fabulous!

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, your cards are gorgeous with your usual outstanding coloring, and you did a beautiful job with your article on the Newsletter. Unfortunately, the Flourishes Blog still will not take my comments. LOVE the paper on your poppy card. Fabulous work, Christine!

Ida said...

Two simply stunning cards. That Sunflower card is divine and I love the soft pretty colors on the Poppy card.

Grace said...

Oh Christine these are all so gorgeous!!! You are sooo talented my friend!!! Beautiful coloring and dimension!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine these are all gorgeous. Your greenery on the one is awesome... Beautiful work and awesome tutorial.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my gosh Christine, both these cards are so over-the-top gorgeous! I can't make up my mind which one I like best! Gorgeous intense colors, beautiful designs, perfectly stunning!

Traci M said...

Christine, what a superb tutorial today!! I love your added dimensions and both of your cards are gorgeous. That designer paper in the second one is singing to me...maybe I'll find it!! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely talent!

Conniecrafter said...

I just love this look of dimension to the flowers, such lovely cards!

mamiecath said...

j'adore elle est vraiment lumineuse et apporte un peu de gaité dans nos maison
merci

Barbara said...

Simply gorgeous, Christine! Your cards are a work of art and nothing less.

Stampvanwinkle said...

Christine, these are just wonderful. Love all the layers. Beautiful, Beautiful work sweetie.

Hugs,
Deb

vilivine said...

gorgeous cards!