Thursday, July 14, 2011

Precious Time



How about a lovely last day of Sneak Peeks from Flourishes?  Today we've got a set that can be used for any special timely occasion and can also be very manly in design too.   I have two cards to show you, one very masculine and also one more elegant and traditional.


Here is the masculine card.  I did a lot of sponging on this one to give it a nice old world feel.  First I stamped the larger clock image and the numbers images and the damask image in a random manner over the background using numerous Ranger Distress Ink colors.  Then I ran the background through an embossing folder and sponged the texture of the embossing again with Ranger ink.  It gives it all a warm collage feel. The ribbon is a very lovely Natural Linen Ruffle

Then on the main image I added color with my Copic Markers, giving the sand some pointillism for the grainy texture look. 


I added the sentiment on to a very lovely Fancy Tags Two from Spellbinders adding a light sponging of vanilla ink to set off the design.  

Now for some more elegance with this set, I went more royal.  

I thought about how pretty this set would look with embossing powder as well as dry embossing, so I did a little emboss resist with the larger clock face embossing it in white, and then sponging some lovely Navy ink on the clock.  I've used the Parisian Accents Dies and Parisian Motifs Die on the design behind the clock as well, it really keeps classic feel.  


As you can see I also inked up the Navy cardstock layer with VersaMark ink and the damask type image and used clear embossing powder.  


I think the navy corner swirl of pearls really makes the design sing!

I know you've enjoyed all the Sneak Peeks of these gorgeous sets, and they are all live in the store right now!  For one week you can purchase the New Release Bundle of 4 sets at a discount.

Don't forget you can still win in several ways...



1.  One of us is the Mystery Blogger again today....comment on all the DT Blogs and you could win this set!

2.  Play in our Pre-Release Farm Fresh Challenge.   Deadline is Friday July 15th at 5 PM Eastern Standard Time.

3.  Play in our Sketch Challenge or Copy Cat Challenge.   Deadline is Friday at 5 PM Eastern Standard Time.

4.  The Winner's Circle post listing all of the lucky winners this week will be on the Flourishes Blog tomorrow (Saturday) at Noon Central Time.

Now here's the list of the Design Team and their creations today:



and Jan Marie and Sharon joining us too!

52 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Christine...your cards are absolutely STUNNING!!!!! The colors and papers are sooo rich and elegant and I LOOOVE the new stamps!!!!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Christine your cards are just fabulous. That 2nd card is fabulous. I love the colors, they work so well with at stamp.

lizlincoln said...

How fabulous they both are. The face of the blue clock looks like wedgewood.

Karen W said...

Both cards are beautiful, you've shown how to take the masculine set for both genders. Fantastic job!!

Moira said...

Love both your cards - such a versatile set!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this image is fabulous, you can used it for different scene.
both cards are very beautiful christine.
love all they embellishments.

greetings karin

BeckyTE said...

Love this new masculine set and you have created a beauty, Christine.

Debbie D. said...

Both are gorgeous...really love the richness of your second card. Great new release.

Theresa said...

BeautifulCards...so many details and such rich colors.

Yogi said...

both are nice, but I love the blue one. It pops

Benzi said...

Love these stamps and you've made awesome creations with them.

jonim52 said...

Super gorgeous cards, today!

Charlotte said...

Stunning cards! Especially love the rich blue on your second card.

Sue D said...

Both cards are fabulous!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Two beautiful cards - so different from each other. I will admit I am partial to the blue, that embossed background - very elegant.

lisa808 said...

Love that first card--the image and sentiment are awesome!

Yvonne said...

Wow these two cards are fabulous!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ACK... Christine these are both fantastic. That SB label is yes perfect for the feel of this set. hee hee Your embossing on the second card is outstanding.

Betty Wright said...

WOW! These are all wonderful, Christine! Beautiful colors, details, and design! Awesome work!

Marisa said...

Great images! Love the sentiment die on the first and the blue and white colour combo of the second. Fabulous work on both. Last day of VBS - can you say biiiiig sleep in tomorrow LOL!

Marissa said...

A variation of the navy card would be wonderful for a New Year's Eve party!

Traci M said...

Christine, you've made these cards into timeless works of art...;) They are both so wonderful, but I am particularly drawn to the embossed navy and white glitz on the second one...gorgeous work!!

Allison Cope said...

Beautiful cards Christine! Love the emboss resist with the 2nd one! Love the sentiment on the first! Gorgeous!

Angel said...

These are gorgeous! Both so different yet awesome in their own way!

Ravengirl said...

These are gorgeous! I love your elegant card...it reminds me of Cinderella and the part of the story when the clock strikes midnight.

Janet said...

This is very pretty.

Leslie Miller said...

You've sold me! If I didn't already have this set, I'd get it after seeing your cards. Both so beautiful in very different styles. I especially love your background stamping on the first card. Well done, Christine!

P said...

Your cards are SO beautiful! Now I HAVE to have this set!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Awesome bg stamping! And the blue and white card is stunning!!

Pati said...

Great cards, I esp like the first one and I really like the blue clock on the second.

Tanya said...

Oh these are stunning, both are so elegant!

Susan said...

ooohh...love that first card! And the die you chose fit the image perfectly!

Emily Keaton said...

Both of these are fabulous, Christine!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

These are awesome, Christine! LOVE how you did the background on the first one, and made the sand look grainy!

Ida said...

Awesome cards. I love them both but since I'm partial to the color blue I've got to go with that as my favorite.

Jodi said...

Thank you for sharing both of your beautiful cards. You've added so much detail to both. Your second card is so very elegant.

Rosemary said...

wow... both cards are just stunning! love the emboss/resist on the 2nd one. and the hour glass image on the first is so cool!

jjocarlson said...

Wow what elegant and sophisticated cards, I really am luvin them! Thanks for sharing!

Lillian Child said...

Love the bold blues and black accents. These are amazing!

Kaitlyn K said...

So basicly your amazingly talented at the design and crafting of these cards. It's because of you and many other that I've joined the scap booking world so Thank you for letting us see your wonderful talents. :)

stampqueen said...

Both cards are wondeful but I really LOVE the first one with the hourglass!!! I love the colors and the way you did the tag!!!

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are awesome but I wouldn't expect anything else!

Cari D. Cruse said...

I really like your masculine card - the aging is wonderful!

Peggysuez said...

I like both cards, but am drawn more to the brown card. Lovely warm shades of color!

debbie said...

Love this card and the new release. It's so nice to see a masculine set - definitely need more.

Clare G said...

I love these cards, especially the blue one. Really fabulous cards!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Two totally differet looks with the same stamps... I love both of them... I know I'm a day late with this comment, I was gone yesterday. but had to leave a note to your beautiful work!!!

Jo said...

Lovely set! So is your cards!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so fabulous!!

Denise Marzec said...

Stunnnnnning!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Christine!! These are both so stunning!! I love the rich papers and your elegant designs!! Such a vintage flair! Gorgeous!
hugs,
Chris

dpkennedy said...

These are beautiful Christine! Love the stamping on the pp! The blue clock is just striking!