Thursday, March 15, 2012

Magnolias


Welcome to the last day of Flourishes Sneak Peeks for March!  Haven't they been wonderful?  Today's set though rocks the house I have to say.  It's my favourite of this release.  

If you're anything like me, you'll probably do a little melty thing when you stamp this image for the first time.  It has such spectacular detail.  Kudos once again to our illustrator Marcella Hawley!


I found some beautiful magnolias in Central Park on the internet that inspired this card (see below).   I LOVED the deep purply pink in the base of the petals contrasted with the pinkish-white in the blossom petals as well, so I tried to recreate that in my coloring.  





I love the sentiments in this set as well.  This one especially, anything to do with Hope has a special place in my heart.  

Here are some of the Copic Collections I used in this card.  




Remember the last minute details this week....

You can still enter to win sets this week by playing in our Noon-Time Challenges on the Flourishes Blog, as well as our Pre-Release Pinter Inspiration Challenge. Deadline is 5 PM Central Friday.  Winner's will be announced Saturday on our Winner's Circle post on the Flourishes Blog.

Today you'll find one last...

Comment on the Design Team's Blogs and if you find the Mystery Blogger of the Day you could be chosen to win today's set! 


All of this month's sets are NOW AVAILABLE!  For one week only you can purchase the New Release Bundle at a 10% discount.  

Thanks for joining us for all the fun this week.  It's been fun!  Now go shopping :)  !!

58 comments:

Naomi said...

Christine, as always, you've WOWED me! This is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the magenta, the embellishements, how you layered Labels 10 over Labels 20 (I'm going to have to try that myself), and this magnolia image is BEAUTIFUL!

Naomi
xoxo

Davi said...

WOWzer the lucious color and the beautiful embellies really show off the wonderful Magnolia image :)

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gorgeousness, Christine!! Your card looks amazing, and your coloring is stunning!! Love the dies, pearls, and trims you've used as well!!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Love the richness of this beauty! Gorgeous coloring, shading and lace...oooo la la!

Wendy Thompson said...

Stunning card Christine thanks for sharing it with us.

flourishes said...

This is a beautiful creation. The Japanese Magnolias have just finished there blooming here. You've capture that elegant flower and made it spectacular. Thanks for you for this wonderful inspiration.
Jan Marie
Flourishes

flourishes said...

Christine you've captured the very essence of this beautiful plant that Marcella penned beautifully. These have just finished their spectacular bloom cycle You are a great inspiration to all.

Jan Marie
Flourishes

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So beautiful, love the dp you used on this and the colors.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine this is stunning fabulous colors.
your the number one in making cards with flowers.

greetings karin

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Christine, nicely done on your coloring. Thank you for the tip to travel to Google to get color inspiration if we don't quite know the flower's natural colors. Stunning!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Cheryl O said...

Your coloring is so beautiful, the flower just pops out and comes to life. You can also see the light dancing on the leaves. Such lovely work.....

Sandy said...

this is just so lovely the colors really pop...
Sandy :)

Sar Tann said...

This card is outstanding! I love, love, love your color choices. The paper colors and laces are so beautiful. This is one of those cards I would put on my dresser just so I could look at it all the time. Wonderful job!

cikotu1@yhoo.com

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Christine. I really like the Spellbinders you chose. Can yo believe that our Magnolias are in full bloom here. They are all a deeper color. Beautiful work.

Karen W said...

Your card is amazing and I can't wait to get this set, it's fabulous!

Monica said...

Wow the magnolias are so pretty in purples. Gorgeous work.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Christine, I agree with Jan Marie...you have captured the essence of these magnolias in full bloom...gorgeous, rich colors! What a beautiful card, and I love all the wonderful shapes and fine details! Gorgeous stamp set! :)

Amanda said...

Ah-Mazing!! This is truly a beautiful card!! I love, love your layering and coloring! Christine, this is one Beautiful card!

Carla S. said...

Your card is stunning, Christine! I love the papers and lace and, of course, the absolutely wonderfully colored magnolias!

petra,s cards said...

wauw what a lovely combination the purple colours whit the magnolia, they looks verry real!
xx petra

Ita said...

Hi this is a very nice card and i love your colour combination is lovely,I do not have this die yet but have learned some inspiration
Smiles
Ita

Anonymous said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! So real looking.Spectacular details. Mary H.

Liz Williams said...

All of these new sets are amazing, but I am particularly loving this one. Your card is gorgeous.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow that is just Beautiful, such gorgeous coloring and your use of the flower ribbon and laces are so pretty with it!

Betty Benton said...

Truly lovely! I like the pairing of the die cuts along with the with the beautiful flowers!

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring and I like the lace and trims you used.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

You've really captured the beauty of the bloom! My Pink Tulip Magnolia Tree is in bloom right now..gorgeous!

Wanda Cullen said...

You've knocked my socks off with this beauty! Every little detail highlights this gorgeous new image so well!

Beate said...

Stunning coloring, Christine. Your card looks amazing.
Hugs and smiles

Carole said...

Love the color combination Christine, beautiful card.

Leslie Miller said...

I don't know if I could pick a favorite set this month, they're all so beautiful. Got to have all of them, I guess. You've done an amazing job of showcasing these gorgeous stamps, Christine. Every creation is a stunner!

Trisha said...

Beautiful job, Christine. Love your card and your wonderful coloring.

Marisa said...

I can't wait for the magnolia trees on our street to bloom! We have star burst and the regular ones and even a pink one. Yours are fabulously coloured as always and I love the laces/ribbon you used. Gorgeous card!

Alyssa S said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the bright, bold colors of this!

Holly said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!!! I love your coloring!!!

redwasher1 said...

Oh, your card is stunning!! I love the colors and your photo!!!! This image is gorgeous!!

Karen L said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the coloring and that beautiful trim!

Mrs. Hill said...

Beautiful rich colors! And I love all that lace!

Cheryl Winget said...

I have always loved magnolias. My daughter has a tree in her back yard and it is gorgeous, like your card.

Kristie Maynard said...

Lovely card! TFS!

Kathi said...

This is just so beautiful! Your coloring is awesome and I love all the wonderful additions of lace and pearls!

Joann said...

I love your choice of colors. Simply amazing

Rosemary said...

gorgeous!!!

debbie said...

Christine, I am a hugh fan of your work and this card is no exception. I don't know which I love more, the magnolia image or your coloring. Beautifully done!

Ravengirl said...

Whoa, those magnolias are beautiful! Well done!

Greta said...

Be-u-tiful card! Love the lace & flower trim & your fabulous coloring!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - mu maganolia tree has purple blooms - I can't wait to color these!!!

Heather Jensen said...

You colored this Magnolia perfectly. I love that bloom trim. :)

hugs~

Carol E said...

Wow! I really love your colors, your card is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it.

cassie said...

wow! that's just beautiful

Patti J said...

The flowers on your card look as real as your photo! Beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I love the magnolia stamp. Love your colors. Thanks for sharing.

Margie F.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is simply beautiful! I love the vibrant color and your layout is wonderful.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Christine! Love the colors you've chosen! The pretty trims and fancy die-cuts just send it right to the top!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous card, Christine!

Pattie J. said...

what a fabulous flower, and such a beauty of a card. And also love you photo of Canada. good job on both. thanks for sharing.

Carole said...

I'm fascinated with the photo of PINK magnolias! Central Park, that's NY. Hmmm must be a different variety. They are pretty in pink:) In the deep south our magnolias are white, but the smell wonderful. Their scent will fill a room when brought indoors. Your card is lovely:)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful coloring, and love the dies you used to frame the image!