Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pretty Pears


Now I know that when you see this beautiful image of pears you're all going to do a little cheer!  :)  I've been hoping for pears for a long time from Flourishes, and this one will meet up to all your expectations.  You might be expecting something in traditional pear-like colors right?  Well, not this one :)   I colored up these pear blossoms in more like - prickly pear colors because I wanted to use this pretty paper from MME A Beautiful Life.  


I've gone for a sort of vintage, feminine romantic feel with the layers of scallop ruffles (Creative Book Pages and my Grand Calibur), and I've framed out the pear blossoms with the Eyelet Circle Nestabilities die weaving some pretty narrow velvet ribbon through some of the holes.  And I also fed the velver ribbon through this gorgeous crochet ribbon to accent the ruffles.  



I've embossed and distressed the background layer with the new Pear and Vine Embossing Folder 



And another look at the pretty ruffles. :)  

Come back at noon and I'll have a "traditional" pretty pear card for you for the Noon-Time Challenge!

Join the Design Team again today for some beautiful pears!

Barbara Anders 
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken (you are here)
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan 
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle
Heather Jensen
Beate Johns  



REMEMBER THIS WEEK :)

Somewhere along the way today one of the Design Team is the Mystery Blogger today.  If you comment on her blog and your name is chosen, you win the set of the day! 

Come back at NOON EST today for the NOON Time Challenge.  See the Flourishes Blog for more details

Play in our Feminine Flair Challenge and if you win  - you could win the whole release!    

The New Release Bundle is 10% off for one week only and you can Pre-Order Now!

31 comments:

Luanne said...

Very beautiful card! just taking the leaves from the set. And I super love the layers of scalloped edges


Luanne
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vickisunshine said...

A beautiful card. Great idea to just use the blossom! Love your colour combo and layout.
Hugs
Vicki x

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card christine.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

wauwwwww cristine fabulous!!!! love your lay out and pretty colours also that beautiful image and ribbon!!!
xx petra

Karen W said...

Beautiful!! these sets are just gorgeous!!

Beate said...

What a soft and pretty card. I love that you didn't use the main image, but showed the blossom branch.
Hugs and smiles

Teri said...

Love the scalloped edges of this card! Great idea!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card...love the layers of scallop edhges. Love the papers.

J.Beare said...

LOVE the purple..and the take on higlighting part of the stamp!

Amanda said...

Wow, WoW and Super WOW! What a Gorgeous card, Christine!!! I am so in love with the papers (I'm a big MME fan, myself), the so totally perfect ruffles and the colors you chose! I am really in love with the shades of purple you used - love that detail :)

Carla S. said...

This is so gorgeous, Christine! I love the vintage style and the wonderfully colored image!

PamS said...

WOW! Fantastic card...I love all the layering.

Jan Garber said...

All of your details and wrapped ribbon is so pretty! Great idea using the blossoms!

Linda Carson said...

Lovely colors, coloring & wow on the design details!!

Tanya said...

Oh this is stunning! Loving everything here, the gorgeous paper, lace, ribbon, and of course that image! I'm in love!

Naomi said...

Beautiful card, Christine, and such a GORGEOUS new stamp set! So far, this release has been AMAZING but, I expect nothing less from Flourishes!

Happy Holiday Hugs,
Naomi

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fantastic card thanks for sharing

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, what a great non-pear way to use this set! I love the colors, Christine. :)

Rosemary said...

so elegant!!

Ravengirl said...

Those are pretty! And I think you can color flowers whichever color your heart desires!

Carol Lucas said...

Both cards are works of art: lovely!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Love all the different shades of pink you used! Greetings from Anne-Elise

Janet L. said...

Lovely card!! Great colors, textures and design!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Gorgeous Christine! I love the layered scallop detail! Wonderful card inspiration!

Yogi said...

love both cards. love the colors in your pears. and that purple sprig card is beautiful.

Rene said...

just love all the green, stunning combinations..

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the purple and the layers with the DP!!!

Cindy Lou said...

I love this cards! This image is so realistic and your coloring is spot-on! Thanks for sharing :)

Barbara said...

This is so sweet! LOVE that little branch full of blooms!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Rich and gorgeous. Oh I love the layout!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Phenomenal job coloring the pears, Christine! Both cards are gorgeous!