Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sweet Nature



How about another round of something beautiful at Flourishes today?  We have a stunning set to show you, illustrated by Marcella.  It showcases the beautiful Ranunculus flower, and some gorgeous poetry text and sentiments.

I remember driving to San Diego from Los Angeles with our family one vacation and we passed fields upon fields of Ranunculus in the Carlsbad area...gorgeous flowers.  I decided to get some inspiration from a beautiful bouquet of these lovely flowers I found on the net...


Wouldn't that be a beautiful wedding bouquet?  I love the soft green in the centre of the flowers to the peachy outsides. So here is where my inspiration went. 


I love that peachy color, and the lower R's in Copics are perfect for coloring them, and then I added some soft green in the centers with the New Leaves Collection from Flourishes.  I went with that love theme with the heart punched bottom and border, the silk ribbon and the Doily Heart Circles behind the sentiment.   The card is 5 x 5 inches and the very soft designer papers are Butterfly Garden from Pink Paislee.  
Soft and pretty...you will see such beautiful creations with this set today, so be prepared!  And we have a Mystery Blogger again today!  Comment on all the DT's blogs to be sure you don't miss a chance to win this gorgeous set....

Check back today on the Flourishes Blog at Noon CST for one of the daily challenges. This one is a fun one for us DT girls to watch! So, be sure to see what’s in store!


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!



Stay tuned, tomorrow’s set offers a masculine flair perfect for those guy cards! Don’t we all need some images fit for the men in our lives? Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what I have in store!
Now head on over to see the rest of the DT...   

50 comments:

Jodi said...

Gorgeous card! Your inspiration bouquet is so pretty. I just love the color. Ranunculous, has become a new favorite flower of mine after my husband gave me some last year. Hope I'll be seeing more of those! Can't wait to see the whole stamp set.

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I love the soft colors you used for these beautiful flowers. Great card Christine.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

This is pretty Christine. I love how you used the stamps

Delia said...

Love the way that you have used just part of the stamp to such subtle, yet beautiful effect. x

Karen W said...

I love peach colors, very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Love the softness of your card! Beautiful inspiration photo too!! Beautifully coloured too.
Beth Greco

DottyA Cards & Things said...

So soft and lovely... Just a beautiful card!

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful! I love the soft colors. Just great!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card! Love that image!

Susan said...

Very pretty. Is this a single image or did you stamp it multiple times?

Debbie D. said...

Another gorgeous creation. Your color combination is so very pretty.

Theresa said...

Love the soft colors and design of your card. Lovely!

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous card!!!

Tanya said...

So pretty, love this new stamp set!

Cindy Lawrence said...

GORGEOUS, Christine! This one's a real stunner! Love those soft colors! :)

Sue D said...

Perfect for a wedding card!

Benzi said...

Just gorgeous! Love the soft, peach color and your punched border
was just perfect for the beautiful roses.

Emily Keaton said...

How BEAUTIFUL, Christine! I love all the layers of ranunculus flowers. You really captured that well in this soft and pretty card. :)

Angelnorth said...

So pretty, love your use of the inspiration colours for a soft, romantic feel!

Yvonne said...

Makes a perfect wedding card! So beautiful.

Leigh M said...

Such a beautiful card. Love how you took just the blossoms to make the bouquet. Lovely colors as well.

Jan Garber said...

What a soft, unique take on this stamp! Gorgeous!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! What a beauty Christine! Love the encourageing sentiment also! I'm anxious to see this entire set!

Cheryl Winget said...

I love the ranunculus, too. Beautiful!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful flowers! Love the soft peachy color.

Heather Jensen said...

Christine, this is a beautiful creation. I love the pink and green combo.

I got your card in the mail yesterday. That was so sweet of you. I love it. Thank you! :)

Hugs~

Marisa said...

Lovely soft colours and the punched heart bottom is perfect!

Allison Cope said...

absolutely stunning Christine! I always love searching for a photo to inspire my colours too! Gorgeous card! Can't wait to purchase this set! ** sorry if this is a double post **

Tanya said...

Oh wow, what a stunner! Love the soft colors and the border at the bottom is so pretty.

Traci M said...

Christine, this is such a gorgeously feminine card...thanks for sharing a photograph, it helps to see the coloring choices...and it all sums up to be a beautiful boquet of flowers!!

Yogi said...

very pretty. lovely border with it.

Anonymous said...

Such a dainty coloration choice, Christine, with a heartfelt sentiment for many an occasion grace your peek card today! Fun to take note of your inspiration! Thanks for sharing.
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Janet L. said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the stamps, colors and details of your card!

jjocarlson said...

What a beautiful card I luv the colors.

Leslie Miller said...

If I were going to have a wedding, I'd definitely go with those gorgeous ranunculus! They look so lovely on your card, as well as in the photo. Just perfect for a wedding card!

Makalah said...

That sentiment is so versatile - wedding, birthday, everyday!

Rosemary said...

wow... what a gorgeous card! you captured the beauty of the ranunculous in the picture perfectly!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Gorrrrrrjussss! Oh wow is your bouquet design just amazing!!! Yep this will be a must have set!

Pati said...

Pretty card! Great colors & coloring, creative look!

Ida said...

A beautiful card that matches your wonderful inspiration photo.

Ravengirl said...

Those are beautifully colored flowers Christine! I love the green to pinky-peachey fade!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow what a gorgeous stamp christine, and the color you have used is beautiful.
gorgeous card.

greetings karin

Misti said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the soft colors.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very feminine and pretty. The colors are so soft and elegant and the photo you found is great for inspiration.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Christine! Those flowers are gorgeous!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!! Love the soft colors and your coloring is wondefful!!!

debbie said...

Love,love,love this card! Makes me feel like I have sun shining on my face, lol.

Jessie/knightrone said...

So absolutely gorgeous!

Shannon White said...

Miss Christine, This is just Gorgeous!! 8-) Love the soft colors you chose. Love your wonderful coloring too!
8-)

Hugs
Shannon

dpkennedy said...

I love how you used multiples of the same images for a gorgeous creation!