Monday, October 10, 2011

Holiday Sparkle


A very fun week ahead for you as we preview the October Stamp sets and new kit from Flourishes!  You'll see some fantastic creations beginning today with our very lovely Christmas ornament set Holiday Sparkle.  I love it because it pairs really well with an older Flourishes set All That Glitters and yet has it's own wonderful fresh appeal.  I just love Marcy's illustrations! 


I thought I would have some fun with this adorable Santa ornament and do something in a more non-traditional color scheme.  Santa's can be dressed in green right?  I love the longer pine branches in this set too, really classy looking and perfect for hanging ornaments. 

I put a lot of shimmer and shine into this card.  The embossed artichoke layer has been sprayed heavily with Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold, and I also sprayed the sentiment oval (though less heavily).  After I colored Santa in two shades of Copic Greens (Evergreen Collection and Fields Collection ), then I added Spica pen shimmery accents overtop.    I also had to create a great big double bow with two silk ribbons in Champagne and Moss Olive Green.  


I added some skin tone accents in Copics Flesh Tones 1 Collection, and some warm greys for shadows (W1, W2).  


Trust me - lots of pretty sparkle here.  :)

So today the Design Team is teaming up with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Team to create a card that is an ornament - or has an ornament on it....so you'll find lots of inspiration today!

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Now here are the important details for the week ahead:  



 -    Each day we’ll have the Mystery Blogger, if you comment on each of the DT posts you increase your chance of finding the Mystery Blogger, and you could be chosen as the winner!  Winner will be announced like usual – on the Saturday Winner’s Circle post on the Flourishes Blog and you will win the set of the day.
·         Don't forget to play in the Heavy Metal Challenge this week!  You could win the entire New Release!  
·      Wednesday and Thursday please stop back at the Flourishes Blog at Noon Central time. Each day a Noon-Time Challenge will be given.  And if you play you can WIN!
·        Friday we will release the 1,2,3, Create Kit – and it's UBER gorgeous :)  Just sayin'! 
·         Do you know you're already in love with the sets?  You can already order the New Release Bundle – and receive 10% off all four sets!  This discount will only be available for one week following the release!
I think that covers it all.  Hope to see you again tomorrow when I get to show off some more...you'll want to kiss me it's so pretty (wink!)

37 comments:

Marisa said...

Loving all that green and the luscious ribbon.

Sandra said...

wonderful!
Sandra ltb

Naomi said...

Wow, LOVE this colour combo, the LO, and those LUSCIOUS ribbons! What a GORGEOUS new stamp set...can't wait to see it in it's entirety!

Tanya said...

gorgeous! love the green, and I love that the set comes with a branch to hang the ornaments on, how cool!

Dawn B. said...

This is fabulous Christine. I love the Santa in greens. Your coloring and highlights are perfect. Great job my friend.

petra,s cards said...

wauwwww verry stunning card!!! love the green colours!!!
xx petra

Debbie D. said...

Oh wow, your monochromatic color scheme is just gorgeous!!

Conniecrafter said...

such a cute ornament, love how he is hanging from the branch, your bows are lovely too and like your touch of gems in each corner!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL in green Chris!!~

Julie Koerber said...

This is beautiful all in green!! Love the layout and that fabu bow!!! Just love it!

Anonymous said...

Your bow is fabulous!

Janet B
http://www.sonnetdesigns.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Christine! Love all the sparkle!

Betty Benton said...

Awesome card in green and champagne! You are so right, vintage Santas are often shown in green!

Emily Keaton said...

Goodness, Christine, this is absolutely STUNNING in green! I love seeing Santas in non-reds. :) Beautiful shimmer and sparkle here, too.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Chjristine! I love all the green and shimmer! Awesome coloring and beautiful bow!

Karen W said...

Very pretty Christine, very elegant looking!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Love the color that you chose. Just gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us.

Rebecca Johnson said...

Love the ornament in green. Who would have thought? I remember this type of ornament on our tree when growing up. Outstanding.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous in green an oh those ribbons... beautiful.

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous! I love the Santa in green!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! What a dazzling & festive card! Really classy!

Sue D said...

Fabulous--never thought of Santa in green.

lizlincoln said...

Great idea. Our society goes on and on about making the world "green" why not extend it to santa.

Sherry Gardner said...

I love this card...the green just fits the holidays...

ecpiercy said...

How cute! I love this in the greens! Can't wait to see the rest of the stamp set

stampqueen said...

I love the Santa in green!!!

Heather Jensen said...

WOW Christine! I love how the gold GM made the paper look. The all green Santa is awesome! :)
Hugs~

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous collection of shades of green! I just love the silk ribbons. So pretty.
Beth Greco

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful shades of green, Christine! LOVE that darling Santa!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I am *loving* the peeks of this set - I think it's a must have for me! :)

Sherry said...

beautiful card!!!!

Yogi said...

pretty

Cindy Holshouser said...

What an unexpected and beautiful color combination. So pretty.

Theresa said...

Love the green theme...beautiful!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love the non-traditional green & white color combination (vs. red & white) for Santa in your card Christine. Every where you look you see shimmer and sparkle - LOVE IT!

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine, your ornament card is BEAUTIFUL! Love the fabbo color choice! Hugs ~S~

Theresa said...

Hi Christine - your card is gorgeous. I love the greens and the bow is fabulous. I hope that you are doing well.