Thursday, May 10, 2012

On the Porch


Ok friends.  Today's set just gets a soft spot in me.  I would love to have a porch much like this set conveys!  If I had my dream house, I'd have a wrap-around porch with a porch swing, and a chair just like this one above with a table for lemonade with friends, and pretty potted flowers.  This set warms me up inside!

And...I had a really hard time deciding which card to show you from what I made, so check back in a couple of days, I'll have more for you.  It's just THAT great of a set :)


Doesn't that look warm and cozy?  I'd totally be out there with a book.  Colored up with Copic Markers and making use of all the real estate of a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card.  I paper pieced the pillow.  All the papers and accents are from the Flourishes 1 2 3 Kit from 2 months ago.  Our kits are really great!  

You can also see the embossing on the fish-tail strip, it's from the Spellbinders M Bossabilities Folder.  I'm so glad to see Spellbinders come out with folders!  It was the ONLY thing I ever had against the Grand Calibur - and now with the insert you can emboss too!  And the folders have 2 sides which is super great.


Here's a list of the copics I used:


+ a combination of E33, E35, E50, E74, E79 and W2 on the shadows.  

It's been a fantastic release hasn't it?  All the sets are viewable now here

Be sure to see what the rest of the Design Team has for you today.  I know you'll be inspired...
Heather Jensen


One last chance to find the Mystery Blogger amoung us with your comments - you could win today's set.  And I know you want to :)

Remember you can still play in the Noon Time Challenges and this Month's Pre-Release Home Sweet Home Challenge.  Deadline is tonight at 5 PM Central time!  Saturday at Noon time see the Flourishes Blog for the Winner's Circle.  

38 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card christine fabulous coloring.
great design.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

yes I'm out .... I am addicted to the stamps of flou vegetarian so much with each new set ohhhooo I think that I want, every time you will verrrast with wonderful examples so you can not resist. compliment for the inspiration!!
xxpetra

jonim52 said...

What an inviting looking image. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just love the pink and brown combination. It just looks so inviting. Can't wait to see your other creations too. Just love this card.
Beth Greco

Colleen said...

Gorgeous!!! This is my favorite color combo :) I love all of the embellishments too, great job.

ashjoy said...

It does look cozy, I wish I had one on my porch!

Heide said...

Your chair looks so comfy and cozy. The ribbon and paper behind the image look like fabric. Such a pretty frame too.
Heide

Theresa said...

Beautiful card...love the design and colors. I miss sitting on my grandmother's porch. Brings back memories.

Kathi said...

This is SO pretty!! I love pink and brown together! Love how you paper pieced the pillow to match that scalloped DP! Beautiful cozy image, I could definitely curl up in that chair with a good book!

Colleen said...

Christine,
I'm with you on the wrap around porch! This card is so adorable I love everything about it. Can't wait to see the rest of your creations.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Lovely card, warm and inviting for sure!

Sue D said...

I like the colors on your peaceful card.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine, this is stunning! Love the colours, your colouring, paper piecing and layers. This is a fabulous set!

Kary said...

Christine, this is SO beautiful!! Your colouring is stunning, and I LOVE the image. I'm so looking forward to this release ;)

Amanda said...

Christine, Your card just exudes such prettiness!! I love all of the papers, dies and embellishments you used :)
~ Amanda :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous card and a fantastic new image! I have a front porch and seldom have time to sit and enjoy it...sad!

JoanneO said...

I love this stamp and the fabulous coloring you did to show it off! I sure like the design of your card and how you matched the fabris look on the pillow and the layering, Thanks for inspiring me!

Becky said...

What a beautiful stamp. Your card is gorgeous in pink and brown.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Christine! Beautiful coloring of the wonderful image! I, too, would love a big porch!

Angel said...

so VERY pretty! love the print on the pillow!

Marisa said...

Great layout and that double coloured ribbon is fabulous! The image is amazingly coloured and the nestie just frames it wonderfully.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,

I LOVE LOVE this card!!! Everything about it is so enchanting! The choice of color, the shapes, the DP and the choice of folder all came up together for an awesome card, and to top it all the ribbon is delightful.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Cariños,

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

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet card, great image and coloring and I love the ruffled trim!

Misti said...

I love your card!!! I need a chair like that on my back porch... I keep hinting for Mother's Day!!! ;)

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful! Looks like an inviting place to sit and stay. Love all the details...esp the embossed strip!

Jary said...

Think I would like to wrap up in that pretty pink blanket and read a good book! This is a great stamp set!

Laurie M. said...

Love your beautiful card! This stamp set just says "relaxed".

Rosemary said...

what a yummy card!! love it!

Tosha said...

Super job, love the embossing and the tucked away dotted paper in the background. It's your little details that make this card so beautiful.

stampqueen said...

Totally stunning!!!! My chair on the proch isn't this style but I have a pillow and I usually have a book (or my kindle ) with my and a cup of tea!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this beautiful chair stamp! So inviting! Great coloring on your card!
DeniseB

Queen Mary said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors Christine! This is such a beautiful image and everyone (I've seen so far) has colored it differently! It's fantastic!

Carole said...

Ahhhh man, I just whittled down my wish list from enormous to huge, and now you have me wanting another stamp! I really love what you did with this image.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So feminine and beautiful Christine. I like that you paper pieced the pillow.

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful!! Your coloring is amazing as always!

Anonymous said...

We are lucky enough to have a screened in porch at our cabin at the lake, and just purchased a few weeks ago a set of wicker chairs! And yes, I DO love to read out there. I'm new to rubber stamping, and really love how you paper pieced the cushion. I don't yet know how to do that. Your rosy pink and chocolate colour choices are so yummy! Marguerite Rose

Wendy Thompson said...

Love this stamp and I love the card you made with it.

Conniecrafter said...

does look quite inviting! love the coloring and neat paper for pillow, perfect background paper and ribbons and scalloped border!