Tuesday, June 21, 2011

White Wall Tires and Hawaii

It's Day 2 of New Releases at TSG!  A fun combined post for you today showing off two fantastic new sets!

This adorable car illustrated by Melyssa is great to make a fun, every day card for family and friends! The larger car featured in this mini set was sized so that it could also be used with Leah (who can be seen in the Freeze The Moment stamp set). 


The other day we were driving somewhere and I saw a lime green car.  I told the kids and my hubbie, "I'd totally drive a green car".  It's my favourite color and how FUN hey?  So that inspired this card.  Isn't this little car just adorable?   I colored it up to be lime green (with white wall tires) with my Copics and then added some "exhaust" with the clouds from the Aim for the Clouds set, and then grounded the image by using my Copic multi-liner pen tracing over the Deckled Nestability die.  Then I added some green grass by sponging along the bottom, it sort of adds to the "exhaust" feel too :)  


The papers are Cosmo Cricket - The Boyfriend, and I matched the buttons to the strips along the bottom.  Vroom is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 6 stamps and will sell for $7.   


Now for the very lovely Hibiscus



These gorgeous tropical flowers were illustrated by Torico and will quickly become a favorite from your summer stamping collection! Use them to create beautiful custom designer paper, color in the line art images to use as a focal point for your project or pair them with a TSG sentiment stamp set for a card that can be given for any occasion. 



Now doesn't that look like you want to head to Hawaii right now?   I looked up some images of Hibiscus' and found some pretty and vibrant orange ones, with lighter pink centers and deep fuschia  stripes, so I tried to recreate that feel in these pretty blooms.  The flowers are leaves are all on different levels and I found the perfect sheet of paper from a sei pack called On The Coast.  The paper has really cool glittery hibiscus on it.  


Hibiscus is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 7 stamps and will sell for $7. 

Would you like a chance to win the Vroom / Hibiscus stamp sets? Here’s what you need to do - go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Vroom / Hibiscus Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Vroom / Hibiscus stamp sets. The winner will be announced Saturday (June 25th) during the Release Party Chat. 

You'll see SO many wonderful creations today so head on over to the rest of the Blog Hop participants.  

You should have come from Ann's lovely blog  and now you can head to Corinna's blog to see something great!  

38 comments:

Candace said...

Your cards are just awesome, Christine!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are fabulous, love the vroom card with the exhaust, that is too cute.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH that car is just too cute...love the buttons!!! And the hibiscus are just stunning!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are great Christine! I LOVE your choice of DP and coloring in your Vroom card (the buttons are an adorable touch too) and the vibrant colors you used in your hibiscus card as well!
~Meredith

torico said...

Your hibiscuses are absolutely beautiful!!

Naomi said...

Awesome cards! Both are so fun and cheery!

Alina said...

Lovely cards! First one is soo sweet and colorful! Love it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

your card are beautiful christine.
the car card is great for a boy.
and your hibiscus flower card is very colorful.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

hi cristine what a stunning cards every morning when a look on your blogg a have bin suprized!!!!! i realy love it!!!!
xx petra

Susie said...

Wonderful samples. Your hibiscus card is gorgeous.

Natalie said...

Such beautiful cards!!!

Heather said...

Love it, the scene around the car looks great :)

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh Christine, Your cards are awesome. I love that little lime green card and your Hibiscus card is just beautiful. Wonder work!!!!

Have a blessed day.

Hugs,
Deb

Ruthie said...

HEY! LOVE that little car! I just bought myself a "lime squeeze" colored car..... if you go to http://rainbowkreations.blogspot.com - a couple weeks ago you'll see a pic of it! I am having a purple stripe put on it with a dragonfly flying off the back end!!! so much fun!!!! nuff..... LOVE your cards... the colors are awesome and your work - well! as always it is inspiring!

Gloria Westerman said...

How fun!!!! if the car was really lime green I would probably drive it too....your flowers are beautiful... I love hibiscus is such a beautiful flower....and you capture it....awesome job....tfs

Marisa said...

Two great cards, Christine. Love the green card :) Green is my favorite colour as well and the hibiscus flowers remind me of my years in Costa Rica.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fun cards! Love the bright, cheerful colors.

Nancy said...

yes - I want to go for a spin

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh Gosh! I LOVE them both... I had a little VW Bug so Love the bug card for sure... but the Hibiscus are just beautiful too... I can pick one over the other!!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the clouds as exhaust for the car.

Theresa said...

Christine - love the green car it's so cute!! The coloring on the hibiscus and leaves are AMAZING!! Absolutely beautiful.

Judy M. said...

Both of your cards are so cute and colorful.

Anita said...

Amazing cards! I the color of the flowers.

candi said...

ACK! Those are 2 of the most wonderful cards I've seen! Your coloring is FANTASTIC! It's a bright sunny day where I am, so a spin in a convert would be fabby!

Stephenie said...

Even though you used green on both cards, the tone and intensity is so different. The different papers with the car give it a great dimension. The bright orange and lime green is just so vibrant!! Love them both!
TFS.

Cathy said...

Fabulous cards. love them both. The flower is so colorful and the dp on the car is so cute.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

LOVE the little green car! And the exhaust is genius! Too cute.

Marie B. said...

Lovin' both cards, Christine! :)

kurlygirl said...

What fun card! I love the bright colors!

jan farnworth said...

very pretty cards

Ann Kranitz said...

Aloha Christine!!! Your color combo is amazing!!! LOVE this

Jules said...

love both cards - great work!

faithnme said...

wow great job on.. Love your coloring

Dassi87 said...

Very sweet cards!!

Stefanie

Lisa T said...

Wow, those colors just pop! :)

Jen Tapler said...

These are both fabulous - great coloring!

Janeen said...

these hibiscus are gorgeous. they are the prettiest flower ever, arent they. love you beautiful orange paper

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are both so FABULOUS!!