Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Words of Wisdom


Welcome to Flourishes March Releases!   We're starting out with a gorgeous set today.  Marcella created this beautiful wreath of all different types of peonies, and the set combines that beautiful wreath with some wonderful quotes from Mother Teresa.  You'll really love the creations from the Design Team today.  


I wanted to do a peachy-pink palette with this wreath today, so I colored the peonies up with my prismacolor pencils with lots of warmth.  It's a simple layout really,  5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch square card, lots of sewing texture in the paper and silk ribbons.  

I've sponged and stamped the sentiment on vellum so that it allows the flowers to show through underneath.  


You might be able to just see them...because of the theme of love in the quote I accented the card with some faceted hearts.  It's a subtle touch.  

So...please check out the rest of the Design Team today they have beautiful things to show you!
Beate Johns


Important Details this week:

Check the Flourishes Blog today at Noon Central time for the Noon-Time Challenge today....and come back at Noon here for my Challenge Sample.  It shapes up to be a great way for you to win today's set!

Play in our Flourishes Pre Release Pinterest Inspiration Challenge to enter to win this month's releases!  


Comment on the Design Team Members Blogs today and if you find the Mystery Blogger of the day, you could be chosen to win this set!

If you already know you can't live without this month's release....the sets are already available for Pre-Order by clicking HERE.  

And today on some of the Designers Blog you'll see our new 123 Create Kit called Pretty in Pink!  Here's a sneak peek of all the gorgeousness that comes in the kit....

43 comments:

Marisa said...

Great sentiment and fabulously showcased on the card with that wreath!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine this is just GORGEOUS.

greetings karin

TikiBwana said...

So lovely-- love your color choices and embellishments... perfection!

Karen W said...

Beautifully done and your coloring is perfect, I have a terrible time leaving white on my flowers and you do it so well. The wreath is gorgeous, I can't wait to get it!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous coloring and beautiful card. So soft and pretty!
Hugs and smiles

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Christine.. I LOVE your coloring on the flowers. Great job.

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty Christine! I love the soft beautiful coloring on your flowers and the great die cut for your sentiment!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Christine! I love the soft coloring of the wreath and the beautful vellum sentiment!

Papercrafting Beach Bum said...

Gorgeous! Love the sweet colors. Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary said...

so soft and lovely... an absolutely beautiful card!

Monica said...

What beautiful coloring. I can't wait to get this new set.

Betty Benton said...

Love that quote and its presentation on the vellum die cut is stunning! Gorgeous card!

Barbara said...

Just lovely, Christine! The colors you used for the flowers go perfectly with that paper. Love this!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my goodness, Christine...this is my FAVORITE card I've seen with this set! Absolute PERFECTION, my friend! :-)

Debbie Dunham said...

Stunning card!

Conniecrafter said...

lovely coloring of the wreath and just love your idea of using the vellum so that you can still see the softness of the coloring!

maryc1254 said...

I love the peach colors and the sentiment on vellum is so pretty.

Janet said...

I love that you chose to use vellum. It really sets the card off.

Kathi said...

This is so lovely1 I love the softness of the colors and the sentiment on the vellum add such elegance! That DSP is absolutely gorgeous!

Ravengirl said...

Love this beautiful card! Your use of vellum for the sentiment is genius! I can never use enough vellum!

Anonymous said...

Oh...I love floral wreaths! Beautiful card!. Thanks for the chance to win.
Mary H.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Outstanding Christine! Oh my word, your coloring really brings these flowers to life like! The vellum sentiment is perfect. Love this card!

Lynda said...

Love your choice of colors and the vellum! Wonderful card!

Lisa said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! What a great take on a beautiful wreath! I love them all! Your last card is absolutely STUNNING! So ELEGANT!
Big Hugs!

Cheryl said...

A stunning creation! I love all the different colors you used on the image! The dp behind it is perfect, too! Great detail on the embossed die cut--it's so pretty with the sentiment on it.

Mrs. Hill said...

Love the warm tones of this. It's like a hug wrapped up in paper!

Linda Carson said...

WOW Christine! This is gorgeous! Perfect coloring & classy design! Excellent, most excellent!

Maryleva said...

This is a beautiful card. The colors are great.

annie said...

Christine, I love the variety of the cards, in particular the little hot pink one...jsut beautiful.

SHartl said...

Wow, I can't believe how incredible this card looks! Love how you used that die cut shape to accent the sentiment!

Karen L said...

Stamping the sentiment on vellum gives this such a delicate feminine look...I love it! Glorious peachy colors!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the sentiment stamped on vellum.

Joan Ervin said...

You have been creating such gorgeous cards with this set, Christine...I looove this elegant design...WOW!!! The coloring and colors are sooo beautiful and I love the vellum sentiment diecut in the center...absolutely STUNNING!!!

Greta said...

Your coloring is wonderful & I would never have thought to use the die on top like you did--gorgeous work!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the softness of the sentiment on vellum overlaying this gorgeously colored wreath! A stunning card!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the soft colors and the sentiment stamped onto the vellum!!!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the soft colors and the sentiment stamped onto the vellum!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,


Such a STUNNING card! Love it!
Thanks for the chance to win this stamp!

Cariños

María Alba Negrón
San Juan, puerto Rico
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

Angel said...

WOW! that's about all i can say is WOW!!!

Amanda said...

Christine, your card is absolutely Stunning!! I love your Prisma coloring, it's absolutely Beautiful!!
And thank you so, so much for your kind comments on my blog. I appreciate them so much from such a great artist :)

Naomi said...

Oh my, is this is BREATH-TAKINGLY beautiful! Lovely shades of pink, the silk ribbon is lush and gorgeous, and your colouring of that beautiful wreath is truly PHENOMENAL!

Hugs,
Naomi

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! Such beautiful, sweet colors and a wonderful design for the wreath. I love how you placed the vellum die over the center. This makes me sigh, Christine. Soooooo pretty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Everything is so soft and beautiful on this, Christine!