Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hydrangeas


I'm so excited to bring you this Sneak Peek at Flourishes May set Hydrangeas!  I don't know if there is a much prettier scene than a bunch of bluey-purple hydrangea rounds full of petals.  The blue are my favourite, but they come in lots of colors notably the pink and white/green.  This is such a beautiful set Flourishes lovers!  Marcella Hawley ROCKED this month on the illustrations.  

And I'm equally excited to show you the results of playing with my newest coloring tools - the Letraset Aqua Markers!  If you've been following me for a long time you know that watercolor is where I started in my cardmaking-coloring.  So, I'm thrilled to say - these markers are phenomenal!


I pulled out my Grand Calibur and my Grand Labels Four Die to form this uniquely shaped card, the main image is on watercolor paper (stamped with Stazon), cut with a Lacey Circles die.  Just LOOK at the pigment you can get with these markers!  I blended with the Aqua Marker blender and it works really well.  No messes and super control on your blending.  The best thing?  These markers are really inexpensive compared to copics, and they have two tips as well.  I used Storm Blue, Royal Purple, Flamingo Pink, Celery, Spring Green and Golden Brown on this card.  

I've added some beautiful wide lace from the store, a silk bow, braided trim, and some pretty pearls.  




LOVE.  And I know you will too!  Be sure to stop by the rest of the Design Team to see their beautiful Hydrangea creations.  I've had some sneak peeks of them - and you will swoon!



PLUS!!! SPRING CLEANING SALE NEWS!!  Starting today you're going to see a lot on sale in the Flourishes Store.  After all, we're women who want some new stuff on the shelves to shop for at FLLC and that means we need to make some room in those shelves!! So, beginning Wednesday through Sunday you'll find 15% off all embellishments, papers, Spellbinders dies, and embossing folders.  Code will be SPRINGCLEAN at checkout.  


Somewhere along the way today one of the DT members is the Mystery Blogger, commenting on that person's blog makes you eligible to be chosen to win this set!  So, the more comments you make....the better your chances!

Head to the Flourishes Blog at Noon Today for the Noon-Time Challenge and your chance to win this set!

Play in our Home Sweet Home Challenge for your chance to win the entire May Release!

And all these sets are available for pre-order CLICK HERE!

See you tomorrow with a preview of a set many of you have been asking for....

42 comments:

Wendy Thompson said...

I love your card Christine beautiful colours and the stamp is fantastic

Marlena M. said...

I love your shaped card! The flowers look REAL-perfect coloring.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous christine.

greetings karin

Kary said...

Hi Christine! Wow!! Your card looks stunning!!! Your colouring is amazing! You got me looking at the Letraset Aqua Markers ;) Thanks for sharing!

Anne-Elise said...

Your card is beautiful, Christine! Love this flower and the way you made the background, just stunning!

stampqueen said...

Just love how you colored these - I have 2 big bushes in my back yard!!!

petra,s cards said...

ooohhhoo my god this is stunning your colouring is almost real!!!the new set is my favorite flower!!
xx petra

Karen W said...

So pretty!! This is a fabulous set and I can't wait to get it.

Colleen said...

Fabulous!!! I love the shape of the card :) Hydrangeas are a gorgeous flower.

Anonymous said...

Well gorgeous! Love the bright cheery colours. The hint of purple makes it so realistic looking.
Beth Greco

Cammie said...

Stunning card! Love the soft coloring of the the blossoms.And the chartreuse trim and bow are gorgeous embellishments.

Dawn B. said...

They are awesome aren't they.. Like butter on hot toast.. Your coloring is beautiful Christine. Lovely shaped card.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Another gorgeous card, Christine! I love this set, and I love the coloring...great inspiration!

Becky said...

wow, this is stunning. Love the shape and the ribbon.

Laurie M. said...

Absolutely love your colors! What a beautiful card.

Colleen said...

Christine,
I love the water coloring on this project. Water color is one of my favorite ways to go also. How fun to have new toys.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I believe that is the prettiest Hydrangea Stamp I've ever seen! I love your card!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Gorgeous creation Christine! I love the shape you chose. Your colouring of the new stamp is beautifully done! Can't wait to see the full stamp set!

Marisa said...

Love hydrangeas and you have made them come alive on your card :)

The Rubber Maid said...

Wow! what beautiful work. Love the gorgeous colors and what an outstanding new set. Pat

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous card!!!

Amanda said...

Ah, Christine, I NEED those Letrasets, this is beyond Vibrant! I love how the flowers come to life and the shape of the card you created! Very eye catching and perky colored card :)

~ Amanda :)

Winnie said...

Such a beautfiul card. I love the shape of the card and the coloring of the image is beautiful. I love the ribbon/bow teatment too.

Julie Koerber said...

My oh my... what GORGEOUS coloring on this one Christine - I can actually see and feel the light on this one with all the depth you've added. This is a WOW card for sure!

directmailscrapper said...

What a beautiful card -- and I love the shape! Your coloring is amazing -- thanks for sharing!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is so pretty. Your Hydrangea are wonderful and I really like the fun shape of this creation.

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh, I really like this card! What a fun shape, and I love that bright green! The trim woven through that die looks great and I love that touch of lace at the top corner

Conniecrafter said...

Love the shaped card, Beautiful coloring and like the ribbon threaded through the die for such neat framing!

KimCreate said...

wow, a beautiful creation!
Kim

Sewflake said...

What a fun shape, love how you wove the trim around the die. Great work!!

Hugs
Sharon

Kathi said...

What a gorgeous shaped card! Love the color combo! Your coloring is just beautiful and I love how you wove the braided trim through the die!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Christine! I love the colors and shape and the beautiful trim! Fantastic coloring and design!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So pretty, love these colors you put together

Connie MacFarlane said...

Fabulous card Christine! Love this stamp set and you coloured it beautifully.

Lin said...

WOW! This is gorgeous, Christine!! LOVE that shade of blue!

Sue D said...

Great shape and beautiful coloring.

Linda Carson said...

Beautifully colored! Love the unique shape and fabulous details w/ribbon!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really fantastic card, love the colors and all the details.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous! I love the shape of this card and that lovely hydrangea!
DeniseB

Mrs. Hill said...

Hydrangea is one of my favorite flowers! The green gives a great pop of color and I love the lace trim on the left side. Lovely.

Theresa said...

I love your choice of colors. Just Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, the other one are gardenias. Suffice to say that this is a stamp that speaks to me. I loved the use of the big shapes in this card and also the choice of color. Thanks for the inspiration and the excuse to use my brand new Grand Calibur machine and Spellbinder shapes that I recently got!

Cariños,

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