Thursday, July 5, 2012

July Challenge at Flourishes!

Can you believe it's already the July Pre-Release Challenge at Flourishes?  Wow, where has this month gone?  I think you'll be SO excited to see what's coming up next week with the new sets.  :)  How's that for a teaser?

So, if you want to be sure you're entered to WIN what's coming next week, you'll want to play in this challenge.  And it's a great sketch!  Now... Julie will have prettied this graphic up a lot better on the Flourishes Blog, but when I was getting ready to write this post up early, I only had a basic version of the sketch as follows.


And I pulled out my beautiful raspberries from the Berry Sweet set to play with the sketch...


I picked a bit of an unusual color-palette with this MME paper A Happy Heart, and then adjusted the sketch a wee bit to work with the design, making the front panel out of the horizontal panel.  

I had so much fun taking my time to color these berries too, they are my favourite summer berry...I think.  


I chose pointillism in the background with different sized dots to mimic the seeds of the berries as well as the polka-dots on the paper. 

Here's the copics I used.  



Now be sure to visit the rest of the team and see what they've done with this great sketch....and be sure to join us!  You could win the July New Releases!  Keyword for submitting to online galleries....FLLCJUL12 Details on the Flourishes Blog

17 comments:

Karen W said...

So pretty, I love that set and the sketch is really neat.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! Love those colours and the berrys. I have to try gray with that pink.
Beth Greco

Colleen said...

Christine,
Your berries look amazing! Love this sketch

flourishes said...

OH I love this card! Great inspiration. Love those Copic Color Strip, makes life so easy. Thanks for the inspiration.
Jan Marie
Flourishes

Gloria Westerman said...

How pretty!!!! Such a fun color combination....awesome!!! tfs

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

YUMO! Christine I can eat this card! Your coloring is FABO.... Beautiful card girl!

Conniecrafter said...

Stunning, such lovely coloring, great elegance!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous coloring and card christine.

greetings karin

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love raspberries too!!

Marisa said...

Better you than me using a sketch with skewed panels LOL! Love the iron gate nestie and the raspberries are good enough to eat :) Great card.

Silke Ledlow said...

Delicious and so beautiful Christine! Your coloring look fabbo...hugs ~S~

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous! The berries are so beautifully colored!

Greta said...

Love how you interpreted the sketch--so lovely! Fun seeing the family pics, too.

Sasha said...

Beautifully coloured, Christine. Your berries look good enough to eat! Such a great take on the sketch, too.

Carole said...

Stunning card Christine, love that stamp and those berries are awesome!

Tammy Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL coloring, Christine! This is fabulous!