Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hollyhocks



If you want a flower that is going to make a statement, I think Hollyhocks qualify, they have the beautiful drama of large colorful blossom and gorgeous height that makes you take notice.  They are actually my Father-in-Law's favourite flower.  


This set is once again beautifully illustrated by Marcella.  I wanted to capture the beautiful nature of these bold flowers with a special fold, so I used a vertical Z fold, it really is a pretty showy kind of card because of the way you can tuck the main image into the top circle holder.  I've colored up the flowers in various shades of color that would match this Sweet Threads paper.  I so love this pack!


Here is the image untucked and you can see the pretty papers and the Parisian Motifs Medallion behind the main image.    I have two pretty ribbons on here...Pink Pleated Satin and Satin Finish Cotton .  Copic Collections I used were:  Spring Greens Collection, Lenten Rose Collection, Buttercup Collection, and BG00, BG01, mixed with BG72.  


I wish I would have photographed the sentiment better, it says...Sending Sunshine.  Pretty Pretty Pretty!  I know the team has gorgeous things to show you with this set.

Here's the IMPORTANT DETAILS on this Release Week:


1.  There is a Mystery Blogger on the Design Team today...if you comment on that blog you could be chosen to win this set today!  So don't miss any of the DT blogs for your best chances to win!
2.  Daily Challenge - Today there will be a Daily Challenge listed on the Flourishes Blog at noon Central.  It's another way to win!  So check back for the challenge and the DT members showing you their samples.
3.  Pre Release Challenge - Don't forget that you can enter to win the whole August Release by playing in the Shades of Sunset Pre-Release Challenge.
4.  Pre-Order - All of the August Releases are already available for Pre-Order if you know how much you love them already :)

Sharon Doolittle
Maki Jones

Stamps:  Flourishes - Hollyhocks;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery;  Basic Grey Sweet Threads DP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Eleven Nestabilities, Parisian Motifs Accents, Pleated Satin Ribbon, Victorian Embossing Folder,  Satin Finish Cotton Ribbon, Butterfly Pin, Dimensionals, Scor It,  1 3/8 inch Circle Punch.  

59 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow this is so beautiful, love the colors you used and the beautiful card design

Susan Joyce said...

Very pretty card, love the colours and the fancy fold.

Michelle Bartok said...

Beautiful card, love the bright colors.

Rema said...

Very lovely. Nice choice of colors....

Linda Carson said...

WOW Christine! Where do I begin? Love how you used different colors on the flowers and then showcased them with a fancy fold! Really inspirational!

Ujjwal said...

I love the beautiful coloring and the fancy fold is so appealing!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

How pretty. Love the colors you chose!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a colorful card christine, your flowers are gorgeous also your card.

greetings karin

Shannon White said...

Ow Wow, Miss Christine, this is just Gorgeous, Gorgeous! Love your wonderful coloring on this new set! So beautiful! What a Fab card fold too and loving the Parisian Nesties too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

ecpiercy said...

Gorgeous! This card really comes together in so many beautiful ways - the color, the style, and your beautiful accessories. Love the pin with the butterfly bead, too.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful, vibrant colors Christine! Gorgeous design!

petra,s cards said...

good morning cristine what a gorgeous card you have made!!! love the colours and stunning colouring!!
xx petra

Betty Benton said...

Such a fabulous folded card -- and the colors are absolutely stunning!

Peachy Wessels said...

What a fun card design and a beautiful stamp set!

zehra said...

This is very beautiful coloring and the z fold brings out the card. Love all the layering.

Debbie D. said...

The Z fold really showcases this beautiful image. Love your colors and papers.

Anonymous said...

So very pretty. Some of my favorite colors.

Naomi said...

Stunning card! All of the details are gorgeous! I love the new set, it's really beautiful!

Karen W said...

Beautiful layout and colors!!

Kim said...

I love the colors of your hollyhocks, and the nice fold card you did. Very pretty bg colors too!!

Lin said...

Beautiful! One of my sentimental favorites - I remember these in my grandfather's garden. We used to make little dolls out of the flowers - skirt was a fully open bloom, and the head and arms were buds, all held together with toothpicks. Such a nice memory........I'd love to win this set; thanks so much for the chance!

Janet said...

This is so beautiful--you've really showcased this set so nicely.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Christine! I love your bold colors and that fancy fold just shows this set off to perfection!

Cheryl Winget said...

Oooooh, I love hollyhocks, too, and these are gorgeous. That z-fold is also an interesting card presentation. Beautiful card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Bright and very pretty card!

Dee said...

What a great card! Love the card and the new stamp set

Conniecrafter said...

Great design and just love the fresh spring feel to this!

Becky said...

How bright bold and beautiful!! :)

Janett said...

I love this card it looks like a flower garden.

JoanneO said...

What a pretty card! I love the way the fold helps with displaying the card. I will have to try it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!

Rose Ann said...

Your Hollyhocks looks so pretty in those colors, and I love the card style you've used as well!! So beautiful, Christine!!

Cheryl said...

Very colorful- thanks for sharing!

Lynnette said...

Love this card. The coloring is beautiful.

Angel said...

wow! so bright and beautiful!

ChristineZ said...

This reminds me of my grandmother's garden full of hollyhocks. Beautiful colors.

Makiko Jones said...

Super gorgeous, Christine!! I love the way you colored the hollyhocks! So summer and so fresh!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is so vibrant! What a cool way to fold a card. Cheerful and wonderful all around.

Tanya said...

So bright and happy! And I love the sentiment, your card looks like a little spot of sunshine. :D

Sue said...

I love what you did with this fold technique. TYFS.

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous! This Z-fold is an amazing way to accentuate the height of those beautiful flowers!

DPSP said...

The soft colors make you want to
lean over and smell the holly hocks.
Sharon

Rosemary said...

wow... beautiful!!!

Shirley N said...

I love this image and the colors you used, just beautiful!

Truth said...

What gorgeous colors! My grandma had hollyhocks, and I always loved them. This year I was able to get mine to bloom for the first time!

Sue C

sandyh50 said...

Oh, this is so pretty, and you are right! The z fold makes it extra special!

Yogi said...

very pretty. love the summer colors

Leslie Miller said...

Like a dream! So pretty, Christine! I love the multiple colors and cool fold. Stunning!

pmm said...

Just love this unique fold, and your coloring is gorgeous!

Cindy Lou said...

So very pretty, your colors are fantastic, the card is wonderful. Great job!

Sue D said...

Very pretty coloring!

Kimberly said...

Your colors are so pretty!!

Paulette Still said...

So Pretty how you did them in different colors Christine, just like they are in real life. =D Gorgeous!!

lizlincoln said...

What fabulous bright colours.

Theresa said...

Lovely colors. Great card and fancy fold. TFS.

Kimberly said...

I love the colors you used. So pretty. I apologize if this a duplicate post. Having computer issues.

stampqueen said...

So bright and beautiful!!! I love hollyhoks too - another favorite that doesn't like Florida heat - pout....

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I LOVE the variety of colors for the Hollyhocks!!!

dpkennedy said...

So fun and colorful! Beautiful Christine!

Jessie/knightrone said...

THis is so gorgeous, and vibrant!