Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lenten Rose



Welcome to March New Release Sneak Peeks from Flourishes!  I'm so excited to show you this month's creations ....the sets are just beautiful!

I had to look up images of today's set because I hadn't ever seen a Lenten Rose before, but after I found some images and information, I really would love to plant these!  They like shaded areas and are good for ground cover - and are so beautiful!


I colored up this beautiful vase of flowers with Copics and Prismacolors and OMS for shading.  It was fun to combine the mediums.  This is a 5.5 x 5.5 square card and I've used everything I possibly could from the Basic Grey Curio Collection that we have at the Flourishes store, Designer paper , Curio Glazed Brads, and Curio Ribbon Doilies.  I love the combination together.  I've also used the Lacey Circles Nestabilities, and the Ribbon Tags Trio Shapeabilities Die with one end of the label cut off, all done in the Grand Calibur.  



I'm really happy with the color contrasts and color value in this one.  Below are the copics and prismacolors I used, that's a G94 hiding in there in the back.  


Now how about a second card based on one of the pictures I found of the Lenten Rose?


Aren't these beautiful?  What a great array of greens, creams and burgundies...


On this card I used straight Copics for coloring.  I've added some pretty and elegant details, the folded designer paper along the bottom, almost like a roman shade, crochet lace, embossing and pearls.  Then some over-stamping of the single Lenten rose on the sentiment.  


Now I've seen some of the Design Team's Creations with this set, and they ROCKED it...so please check out their beauties today....


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This set is available for Pre-Order HERE.  If you've already fallen in love and can't stand the wait :)

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36 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

christine these are awesome, these is soo beautiful, love the colors and the stamps.
also your design and papers.

greetings karin

Leslie Miller said...

Totally awe inspiring on both counts, Christine! Out of this world coloring and designs. Ribbon doilies? Where have I been? Got to have them! You did a beautiful job of authentically capturing the colors of these flowers. Bravo!

petra,s cards said...

whowwwww cristine what a talent!!!! your cards are realy beautiful!!!!
xx petra

Dawn B. said...

These are so pretty Christine. I love the way you added the prisma coloring on the first and then went for straight copics.. Great variations in your coloring that way. Love these.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Christine, this is a real beauty! I like to use photos of real flowers to color too. I love this image, and you have a wonderful layout and elements...love this new set!

Patti P. said...

Both of these are stunning!!!
Such beautiful coloring and all of your details and layers are perfect. tfs.

Tanya said...

These are beautiful! I've never seen this flower before, your colors and coloring are just gorgeous girl!

Anonymous said...

The first one is gorgeous but the second one is definitely my favourite!! It's stunning. I just love those colours!!! I recently bought a set of pencils and have been trying them out but I still have some learning to do. You've clearly mastered this! These cards are beautiful!!
Beth Greco

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh Christine, these are absolutely beautiful. Wonderful coloring and I love how you folded the second card.
Just beautiful. :)

Hugs and Blessings,
Deb

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both designs are over-the-top gorgeous Christine! Beautiful colors, beautiful stamps, perfectly stunning!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Hi Christine,
Both of these are just Beautiful... I love the coloring you did on the first one... and the papers are perfect too, stunning! Did you use lace across the top and down the side or is that a border punch?? if a punch which one?

Donna said...

Beautiful colors and wonderful coloring! Love these new images!

Yogi said...

very pretty. This is another beautiful floral stamp fromt he set.

Amanda said...

Christine, I am in awe!!! Your first card had me gasping out loud!!! I am in love with your cards,and your coloring is exceptional!!

~ I love that verse in the sentiment, it was one of my Dad's favorite verses :)

Barbara said...

Oh, MY! Perfect coloring and gorgeous design! YOU rocked these cards!

Traci M said...

Wow!! You've really showcased the beauty of this floral, Christine!! I love the color shades you've used and those ribbon doilies are so pretty!!

Cindy Haffner said...

WWOW-ers Girl, your work is SUPERB!!!~

Mrs Ham said...

Christine these are wonderful, as usual. Gorgeous work lady.

Lori Craig said...

oh my heavens... these are beautiful. love your coloring. so soft and pretty. hugs!

Beate said...

Oh my goodness. Is that every gorgeous! I already ordered the entire release this morning. I hope it ships fast.
Your coloring is beautiful as always.
Hugs and smiles

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are beautiful Christine. The first one with the flowers colored different is awesome. I like the pearls and flourishes you added on the second card. Both beautiful.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, WOW, both of your cards are absolutely STUNNING to say the least!! You have managed to capture the beauty of the real thing in your amazing coloring....breathtaking!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Crystal said...

GORGEOUS Christine!

Ida said...

Wow and double Wow as both these cards are just divine!

Heather Jensen said...

I am drooling now! These are amazing samples you have here girly. Fab job coloring them both. I can't wait to get mine in the mail. :)
Hugs~

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely STUNNING, girl! Love the combo of coloring mediums on the first card...the slight variations in color are just gorgeous! Your second card seriously made my jaw hit the FLOOR...A-MAZING!!! I think that may be the prettiest card I've ever seen...and I want those flowers! ;)

Denise Marzec said...

Stunning work as always, Christine! LOVE them both!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! These are both stunning!! I am not sure which one I like better. Your coloring and designs are gorgeous Christine. You are so talented!! I so need to find ribbon doilies. Wherever do you find those.
hugs,
Chris

Susan (rainy) said...

Such beautiful images and gorgeous coloring, Christine. Your cards are stunning.

Peachy Wessels said...

Beautiful cards - so pretty! This stamp set goes very well with your choice of the Curio paper set. You are very creative and I love to check out your work!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - your coloring is fantastic!!!! Also love the lace on the first card!!!

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous creations! The doily ribbon is like wow! I love the way you colored your flowers too...they are stunning!

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers.. not one but TWO stunners! Gorgeous colouring on both images Christine! Stunning!

Charlotte said...

Both of these are gorgeous! Love the difference in the coloring.

Rose Ann said...

Both are stunning, girl!! I love your perfect bow on the first, and all of the pearls on the second! Your coloring is gorgeous as always, Christine!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my they are both just gorgeous, such lovely coloring and I especially like the second one, probably because it is my favorite color combo :)