Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bee My Honey Sweet Honeycomb :)



Welcome to July NEW Release Sneak Peeks at Flourishes!  We have two gorgeous sets to show you from Flourishes today, they can be paired together, because they go PERFECTLY, or used separately.   Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this first set features three main images plus little bees which serve as accents along with five fun-filled sentiments. We can’t tell you how “sweet” each of these drawings are!  I have two pretties to show you with these sets.


I've used the very beautiful Bee Skep from this set Bee My Honey, with all the pretty florals that Marcy drew (isn't it a wonderful scene?) and colored them up with my copics to match this beautiful Sweet Threads paper from Basic Grey.  Oy it has gorgeous patterns and colors!   I took that theme of Sweet Threads and did some sewing, almost like a homey quilt on different sections of the inside panel.  


I wanted the sky to look a little whimsical and muted so I started with some swirly designs with my Copic Marker and then added in some pointillism.  The accents are some lovely roses from the store, the Arco Iris Collection, and Rose Floret and then a very pretty Satin Finish Cotton Baby Pink ribbon.  

And I don't often decorate the inside of the card, but today I did to complete the sentiment... ignore my fingers in there :)  You can see more of the sewing detail in this picture too.  






Now for the next card and set....something a little warmer, that uses this wonderful Honeycomb background set .  It is a gorgeously watercolored honeycomb background artistically drawn by Marcella Hawley has been put on polymer to add a beautiful accent to your stamped creations!


This warm and cozy card is made with both new sets, using the honey container from Bee My Honey and the beautiful Honeycomb background.  A few years ago I made a card very much this style with a honey styled set, so I thought I'd try and use a similar design but freshen it up a little :)

The honey pot is colored with watercolor pencils and reinkers to give it lots of warmth, and then you can see I stamped the bees on the Riding Hood Red layer and the very fun honeycomb stamp on the More Mustard color, and the I sponged everything heavily.  I thought the Octagon Nestabilities went really well with the honey comb theme - even though honeycombs are actually hexagons :) .


Then I added a Sizzlet heart to match the heart on the honey lid, as well as the sentiment on the Grommet Tags, and some pretty Satin Finish Cotton Ribbon in Brown.  Isn't that Honeycomb background gorgeous?  I love how Marcy drew it so that some are full of honey and some not.  

Now I know the rest of the team will WOW you with these sets.  


and joining us today is Jan Marie Caruso and Sharon Doolittle

  • Remember that hidden somewhere along the DT blogs is a Mystery Blogger.... and if you comment on her blog you could be chosen to win these gorgeous sets!  
  • And come back to the Flourishes Blog at 12 Noon Central Time for the daily challenge to win this set too!  This one will be a little "sketchy".
  • And don't forget the Farm Fresh Pre-Release Challenge where you could win the entire release!

FYI: All of this week’s sets will be live in the Flourishes store first thing Friday morning! If you like what you see on the designers’ blogs and want the sets before they are fully released, you can pre-order! Just click HERE! We also have the New Release Bundle, which gives you all four of our stamp sets for 10% off!
Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what I have in store!


Stamps:  Flourishes - Bee My Honey;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Early Espresso, Prism Iced Teal, Flourishes Classic White, Sweet Threads Basic Grey DP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Lacey Circles Nestabilities, Arco Roses, Rose Florets, Sewing Machine, Copic Markers, Satin Finish Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Stamps:  Flourishes - Bee My Honey, Honeycomb;  Ink:  Timber Brown Stazon, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red;  Paper:  Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Flourishes European Watercolor Paper, Early Espresso;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Octagonal Nestabilities, Heart Sizzlet Die, Eyelet Hearts Border Punch, Sponge, Satin Finish Cotton Ribbon, Grommet Tags, Large Brads, Dimensionals, Watercolor Pencils, Reinkers, Waterbrush.

61 comments:

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Your have created some wonderful card. I really like that stamp set. By the way, I'm loving your hair cut. Your look great. Does it feel weird not having the long hair?

Allison Cope said...

Wow Christine! Two gorgeous cards! Love that hive in the garden image. Love the colours of your send "honey pot" card!

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Miss Christine, these are both soo Adorable! I love the bright and cheerful colors of your first card and the Darling embossed heart on the second one.. And both are colored up so beautifully! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Karen W said...

Really pretty cards, I love the pink one with that paper especially. I can't wait to see the entire bundle!

Peachy Wessels said...

Oh, I love both of your cards - they are so sweet! These are 2 very fun new stamp sets - can't wait to see the rest of the July release!

Katie Ford said...

So colorful & happy with the beautiful papers. Love the rich colors in the second card. Love the stamp set.

Katie Ford

Yogi said...

both cards are beautiful as usual. Love the papers and bright colors you used in the first card. I absolutely love the honeycomb card. The shading is fabulous and love the color scheme.

ecpiercy said...

Wow is right! Christine, these cards are beautiful! I really like the way you've pulled all the elements together in the gold and red card.

Tracy said...

stunning samples Christine!! I love the warmth of the watercolored honey pot and the brightly colored card just screams happy

Misti said...

Wonderful cards, Christine!!! Your coloring is amazing!!

Dawn B. said...

Love these Christine. Pure genius to use the honey comb shaped nestie. Your water coloring is fabulous. Great job.

jonim52 said...

Love the new bee set! Your projects are amazing

Susan said...

Love them both. You found the perfect designer paper to go with the beehive card.

Leigh M said...

Your cards are so very beautiful. The garden hive card is stunning with all of the beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

lisa808 said...

Two very different, yet both stunning, cards!

Amanda R said...

These are both lovely, so different but love them both. So nice to see what versatility they have.

Cheryl Winget said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love that pointilism effect - it truly does make the scene look a little dreamy. Wonderful coloring!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous with all the beautiful papers and the honeycomb bg is a sure winner. Super cards!

Dani said...

So lovely!

Yvonne said...

Love the colors of the first card! Is the paper or coloring more beautiful?

Shannah said...

These cards are just gorgeous Christine! You've really shown how you can make two completely different cards from this set - fabulous!
Hope you have a lovely day! Shannah xox

Marisa said...

Two wonderful creations. Love the honeycomb BG on the second. Have to keep it short, VBS this week and gotta get there in time LOL!

Janet said...

Wow--just stunning! I'm in love with card #1 for al it's colors, but #2 is delish with it's subtlty.

Jan Marie said...

These are just BEE-U-T-FULL and full of beauty, too! The first is so luscious with all of the colors and the second so rich and warm. Lovely work! Blessings!

Julie Koerber said...

You rocked both of these creations girl! I love the charm of both and the color too! Those octagon dies are PERFECT for this set. I'm kind of kicking myself that I never picked those up! ;-) Fabulous job lady!

Emily Keaton said...

These are fantastic, Christine!! I love your colorful card at the top, and the way you used that new honeycomb background is just beautiful. :)

sharman said...

Beautiful cards. I love the first one so much. It is soooo colorful and bright...

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely cards, such pretty garden scene and coloring, and love your background stamping on the honey card too!

Moosisk said...

Amazing! Your coloring skill is outstanding. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine your first one is so vibrant and cheerful, makes me just smile its so perfect. The second reminds me of winnie the pooh and your colors, its darling. t-minus 6 days till CHA! I am excited to finally meet you girlie!!!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous! I really love the look of the coloring in the second with the pencils, and the background is really cool!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

AS much as I love both of your card, I just know the first one is a must have.. You did a beautiful job coloring it!!! and the honey cone on the second one is great too... I bet we could use that for chicken wire too.....Ha!

Barbara said...

They are both just fabulous, Christine! Love all the color on the first one and the second is so warm and homey.

Jan Garber said...

I am loving these images! Your card is fantastic! isn't it liberating to have short hair?

Alyssa S said...

Wow! Love the bold bright colors in the first card and the lovely, homey softness of the second. Beautiful work!

sandyh said...

very nice cards....i especially like the second one using the honeycomb background stamp!
sandyh

Theresa said...

Great cards...love your use of this great stamp set. TFS

Alexandra said...

Two gorgeous cards. The bees will be flocking to the first one with so many pretty flowers and all those colours, watch you don't leave it in view for them near an open window or door, lol. I love the colours in the second card. Autumnal colours always appeal to me.

Peggysuez said...

That first card is lovely because it is so bright, but the second is so rich and warm, I love it! I want to give it a hug!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Christine!! Both cards are absolutely fabulous! Such wonderful rich and vibrant colors. LOVE THEM!!

Beth Miller said...

All your beautiful colors just make this set come alive!!

Rosemary said...

wow... both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

jjocarlson said...

What pretty cards. Luv the colors you used in both cards!
Thanks for sharing.

jjocarlson@yahoo.com

Serena said...

Great sets! Both of your cards are beautiful but I just love the colors on the first one!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh Christine, these are both so beautiful! That first card makes me think of a lush English cottage garden...so gorgeous! Your second card is rich and shaded so beautifully! :)

Charlotte said...

Two GREAT cards! Amazing how different they both look yet using the same images.

Sewflake said...

Great color, love how you match the Sweet Threads paper to the colored image. Wonderful!!

Debbie D. said...

Both cards are wonderful. Love the colors you used on both.

Linda Carson said...

Whoa! Love the bold colors & coloring Christine! Both cards are fabulous, inspirational & creative! Love your short hair cut!

creativearts said...

Lovely cards, Christine! Are you the mystery blogger?

Pati said...

Very pretty, colorful floral card, love the bright colors and layout. I really like that honey comb stamp too on your 2nd card, great layout.

Leslie Miller said...

These are both exceptional, Christine -- each in its own way. The first speaks to the gardener in me with all the lovely floral colors and accents, and the second is so richly colored. It would make a great masculine card, too. Beautiful work!

Sue D said...

Both cards are fabulous!

Ravengirl said...

These are precious! I adore them both!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great set and wonderful colors on this card

Jodi said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! Don't think I could choose a favorite. I just love the honeycomb background & there are so many beautiful details on the stamps.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow these card are looking fabulous christine, beautiful made.

greetings karin

Tammy Hershberger said...

These are both wonderful, Christine! LOVE the bright, beautiful flowers and colors on the first one, especially!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love all the flowers around the bee hive@!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are GORGEOUS...love them both!

dpkennedy said...

One is so bright and fun and bold, and the other so warm and sweet and soothing! Love both of these!!