Thursday, July 7, 2011

Some Farm Fresh Goodness

Hello everyone...been away for a few days from the blog getting some things done around here.  We've been landscaping in our front yard where we took out a 30 foot tree.  Now it has the start of a raised flower bed with a light-stand in the middle, and I'll plant some bushes and hopefully some roses in the bed.  I think it will be pretty.  Then we've been busy as a family, our daughter is in summer school getting a head start on a course from High School, and the boys are bike riding, playing football and driving me nutty with Nerf dart gun fights all around the house! And we did see Cars 2 in 3D the other day  :)  Now that the kids are home from school I'm finding it challenging to get much work done!  Job or creative! :)

Today begins a New Release Challenge at Flourishes which is perfecto for summer... here's how it goes:

Not long from now, juicy and fresh produce will start to sprout and find its way to farmer's markets in every corner of America. Let's capture some farm freshness on our cards or creations. Use fruit or veggies as a focus! FLLCJUL11. Deadline is July 15th at 5 PM Eastern.



Now these gorgeous fruit don't grow in our neck of the woods, but I think they are stunning - and so tasty too!  I colored them with Copics in the Lenten Rose Collection (+ R89) and the Holly Collection

Then I used a whole lot of texture to create the elegant feel to the card using Flourishes Classic Ivory paper with the Martha Stewart Rings Border punch, two embossing folders, as well as Parisian Accents and Fancy Tags Two, and some Finishing Touches brads, and them some beautiful ribbon, Ivory Crochet and some pretty pleated satin.  Along with cutting the main image with Labels Fourteen and Sixteen.  


So please join us on this challenge, here's the link for the Flourishes blog!  For some more beautiful Farm Fresh Goodness Inspiration please check out the rest of the Design Team....

and Sharon Doolittle is joining us today too!

26 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi christine, love your sketch and all the embossing.
love the color combo to.
like how you did your ribbon.

greetings karin

Leslie Miller said...

Simply gorgeous, Christine! Loving all the crisp white and fabulous texture. Your beautifully watercolored image is very striking in the setting you created for it.

Peachy Wessels said...

What a beautiful card! I love the coloring and all of the texture! Also, I like your new hair style - it really shows off your eyes! Plus, it must be cooler for summer, than the longer hair. Great look and you did it for a good cause as well!

dpkennedy said...

I love all the textures with the embossing and diecuts! It really gives the whole card, and gorgeously colored image, an elegant feel! I love your new profile picture too! Your hair is just so cute, as well as you!!!

Emily Keaton said...

What a BEAUTY, Christine! I love this challenge. I hope I'll have time to play. I'm with you on the "hard to get work done during the summer" thing. Me, too!

Julie Koerber said...

Gorgeous Christine!! I love the mostly white with a pop of color look you've got going here! And... I hear you on the kiddos being home and really livening the place up! :-) Nerf guns might be my answer!! You rile things up in my office -- I Nerf gun you! HA!! (Then I'd never get anything done!)

Barbara said...

So gorgeous, Christine! I love how you've layered your die cuts and used that beautifully colored image!

Jan Marie said...

STUNNING! This is simply elegant. Great job.
Jan Marie

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely layering and textures! I have got a few Pomegranate blossoms on my little tree right now:) I am in Austin.

Allison Cope said...

Just beautiful Christine! I just love all the texture, layers and embossing on your card.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Have been behind checking my fav blogs, nice to see your new picture with that lovely new hair style! This card is fabulous, just love all that layering and your image is just delicious looking!

Dawn B. said...

I have had this set sitting on my desk for weeks and haven't colored it up yet. Now I have you as inspiration. I love the way you layered your die cut pieces. Beautiful card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Christine, your colors are awesome. I really like the lattice framing along the sides.
I am with you and the nerf darts around thehouse. I think we own every nerf out on the market, makes for fun most of the time. ha ha

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Frst of all I have to say It's such a supprise to see your new picture on your blog... Love it!!!!
Now for your beautiful card... I just love all the embossing work and your coloring is beautiful...Great work!

Anonymous said...

Christine...great card, as are they
all :) Also, love your new haircut.
Very sophisticated and "grown up".
I enjoy all of your work...so
textured and beautiful.

Sherry in MI

Miriam said...

Wow! This is stunning with all the layers and textures! You've given me some great ideas.

Conniecrafter said...

we don't have kids living at the house anymore and I find it challenging to find the time to craft in the summer, just too much going on. Love the elegant touch you brought to this stamp and such pretty coloring too!

Yogi said...

very nice card. The pomegranate looks great

Mona L. Pendleton said...

GORGEOUS card Christine! Your coloring is to die for! Love all the layers and the beautiful embossed background!

Shannon White said...

Oh my Goodness, this is Gorgeous Miss Christine! Love you wonderful coloring as always, but the embossing and lovely lacy die cuts are soo Fabulous too!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

HI Christine!! Wowzer on the card!! Such elegance with the embossed or textured white, the use of dies and your stunning coloring!! Gorgeous!! Sounds like you have a very busy summer...I can relate.

By the way...your profile picture is beautiful!

Have a great weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Jessie/knightrone said...

VERY pretty!!

Cheryl said...

This is a beautiful card. All the embossing, die cuts, and border punches give it a lot of texture. I especially like the embossing on the cranberry layer. It showcases the pomegranates perfectly.

stampqueen said...

Great card and your coloring is wonderful!!! Love all the layers too.

Benzi said...

Gorgeous and full of wonderful texture. Colored beautifully. Love those bronze embellies at the bottom.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just GORGEOUS, Christine! Love all the texture and layering on your card! Beautifully done! :)