Thursday, May 12, 2011

Flourishes New Release Sketch Challenge!

Are you having fun taking sneak peeks of the new sets from Flourishes for this month?  Then how about you join us with this great sketch today!    For more details about the contest entry see the Flourishes Blog.

Here's what I did with the sketch ...and the new What a Catch set...


I'm really taken with the whole idea of monochromatic coloring with greys lately!  So I used some cool greys on this card with a touch of soft blue.  I think it suits the fish image in some icy cool water - leaping for that fly!  Rather than doing the scalloping on the left as in the sketch, I added some folded ribbons with brads to give it a more metal masculine feel.  


A classic clean design for my Dad from the kids - and I think he'll like it.    So, jump on in and join us with this sketch.  Not only will you have a card with a great sketch - but you can be entered to win these new releases at Flourishes!

27 comments:

petra,s cards said...

aawww super!!!! great colouring!! and the new set is gorgeous!
xx petra

Jan Garber said...

WOW! I am in awe of your monochromatic coloring! I have the Copics and have played with the grays, but can't get anything to look like that! Fantastic card!

terri d. said...

Oh man, I love this new set! Your card is fabulous and I love the colors.

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness...that shading is unbelievable! You are the queen of coloring! Awesome card!

Joanne Travis said...

Love the sketch and the beautiful sample!! Lovely work, as always.

KarinsArtScrap said...

I like this one too christine.
great card for grand dad.

greetings karin

Lin said...

This would be a perfect card for the 2 most important men in my life, my Daddy and my husband! And your choice of colors would be loved by any guy, too - well done!

Tanya said...

Oh Christine,your card is so cool! I love the monochromatic look here. Your coloring is fabulous, I love it!

Theresa said...

Great coloring and use of this new set.

Jackie said...

This is wonderful, I love the ribbon flags and the paper you used.

Emily Keaton said...

What a fabulous masculine card, Christine! I really love your monochromatic treatment. :)

Sheree said...

Wow!!! You've done an incredible job with this image Christine! I fly fish and this set is right up my alley! Great colouring, layout and embellishments!

Toni said...

I love the cool blues and greys you used on this card! It's wonderful!

Grace said...

Stunning Christine! I love this image... perfect for the guys in my life who ALL fish! Love your monochromatic coloring with the gray/blue colors!!! Fabulous guy card!

terri d. said...

Love love love this new set! Your card makes me want them....bad!!

Theresa said...

Great card with this manly stamp set. TFS

alicaz said...

SO cool! Love the blue tones of this card - the image is colored wonderfully! TFS!

Allison Cope said...

an absolutely stunning card! I love the striped paper you used.. reminds me of a tie.

Lin said...

This is the quintessential masculine card - the colors are exactly right to please that special male! Well done!

Dee in N.H. said...

Holy Cow this is beautiful! Perfect image for this coloring! I love it!

lisa808 said...

Love your card and the stamp set.

stampqueen said...

Love the colors ans shades of blue - great coloring and great guy card!!!

lizlincoln said...

This is one stamp I actually need! I have way to few male stamps. This is a beautiful creation.

Heather Jensen said...

You girls have been so busy this release. I love this masculine card. The blues are fabulous. :)
Hugs~

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is fabulous!!

Traci M said...

This is a really cool look with the greys and touches of blue...perfect for a man card, Christine! I love the ribbon treatment as well~!

Lea L. said...

What a great masculine card!! Wonderful job with the Flourishes sketch!! ♥♥♥