Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Passion Flower


Today's New Release from Flourishes is a WOW one :)  I had never seen these flowers before, being a "northerner" and all, they wouldn't grow here, but in Florida where Jan Marie is you would find these amazing Passion Flowers :)  They are such a detailed, unique and showy flower, and they come in so many colors.  I have a card to show you now, and then if you come back at noon for the challenge I'll show you another one that I love too! 


I found a picture of a unique passion flower variety, it's called an Kerala Albino, and it says on wikipedia (if you can trust it :) )  that it's quite rare.  I colored up and die cut part of the image to show off just some of the blossoms from this stamp.  The layout is the July SFYTT from Jen Del Muro.  I used the Spellbinders Blossoms Die and Standard Circles Dies for the main image, Lattice Spellbinders die on the left, bordered with some satin pleated ribbon, then a gingham checked bow, with our Tailor Made Flourishes Classic Tag, and some MME Blush buttons.  

Below is the inspiration photo, gorgeous isn't it?


And here's a close-up of the coloring:  


If you look closely you'll see that I added some sparkle to the blossoms with my glitter pen.  Here's the Flourishes Copic Collections I used:  

New Release Details!
  • Be sure to visit all the Design Team's Blogs and comment because hidden amoung us is....


If you find the Mystery Bloggers Blog, you could be chosen to win today's set!
  • Come back at Noon Central Time today to see the Flourishes Noon-Time Challenge (I'll have a sample).  Join us in the Challenge and you could win New Release Sets too!
  • And a chance to win the WHOLE July New Release can be had if you participate in our July New Release Challenge - and it's a Sketch.  Deadline for the Challenges is Friday July 13th.  


Thanks for dropping by today....see you at Noon!

43 comments:

~ Jo ~ said...

Christine your card is beautiful! I love the colors! I am also a new follower and would love if you could stop by my blog and follow me too =)

Thanks!
Hugs,
Jo
www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

Anne-Elise said...

Wow! I wish I could have these beautiful flowers in my garden! Your card is gorgeous, Christine!

kathy s said...

This card is gorgeous and so is this stamp. Love your colouring and the inspiration pic.

Moira said...

Love the pink, black, and white combo on your card. Such a delicate flower and you certainly have done it justice! Lovely creation!

Anonymous said...

WOW! So pretty! Love your colouring.
Beth Greco

Marie said...

Stunning! Love the great shading on the white petals and the lovely lattice.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Absolutely stunning Christine!! I just love your coloring!! So realistic and perfect with the inspiration!! Great colors and design!!
hugs,
Chris

Cheryl said...

What a pretty pink and black card. I love that you just used part of the image for this, and that variety is so pretty. Of course, I just had to click on the photo to see how you achieved the pretty pink bg around the image. Love the dotted bg--it adds so much interest!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Stunning card Christine! Love the black, white and pink, the way you coloured the image and all of the fabulous layers. Great new stamp set.

Karen W said...

This is beautiful!!!!

Yogi said...

beautiful card and another lovely stamp set. Have a great day

Anonymous said...

A very beautiful lovely card. Love this stamp set. Mary L Schreiber

Julie Koerber said...

Beautiful Christine - love that soft inspiration and how you added that pop of black for a little drama! Well done!

Amanda said...

WOW! Christine, I love your black and pink colors, they just Pop that Passion flower off the page!! What an excellent job coloring it in!! I really struggled with mine and the coloring, even when I looked up some pics ;) I can't wait to see what you have at noon! :)

~ Amanda :)

Becky said...

wow!this is stunning in pink.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow those are some pretty flowers and very unique, you did a great job in capturing how they look, lovely dies to go with your image too!

flourishes said...

Beautiful, That's a variety I haven't seen before. I love you card, the detail and the focus on the image. Wonderful inspiration,

Jan Marie
Flourishes

Marisa said...

I have never seen or heard of that flower before. It's pretty amazing and you have coloured yours wonderfully. Great use of Jen's sketch too.

Chris said...

A beautiful card. I love how you've used a partial image and the colours are gorgeous.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Stunning Christine! Love that you looked for inspiration from nature (I do the same thing :) ). Gorgeous card and details!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, what an amazing flower! You have colored it perfectly!

Rebecca Johnson said...

I admire the way you orchestrated that intricate stamen. Nice!
Peace, Becky Johnson

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oooh...that IS a beautiful color-combo for the passion flower! Your take on it is so very pretty, my friend! Love all your sweet details too!

Alyssa S said...

Ooh! This is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I just can't get enough flowers! I keep telling myself that I do not need anymore, then Flourishes/design team introduces another and I can't resist. Love your cards Christine. Some day I am hoping my coloring skills look as good as yours.
Mary H.

Colleen said...

Christine,
Your coloring is exactly like the picture, just beautiful.

Diane said...

Beautiful...love the color of the flower, and the pink and black...love it...love it...and like you, I am a "Northern" too...what a pretty flower!!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork Christine! Love the pink and black and your amazing design!

Heather said...

Very pretty!! You matched the photo with your coloring perfectly!! And I love the little strip of lattice die; perfect for a flower card.

Beate said...

Gorgeous coloring and BEAUTIFUL card.
Hugs and smiles

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - I can't wait to get my hands on this one!!!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really beautiful card, love all the detail. I can't wait to get this stamp for I'm been growing my own passion flower for 3 years.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous... I love the pink, black and white together, one of my favorite color combos.

Bobbi Miller said...

Christine, this is such a gorgeous card and I love the set too! And the photo of the real thing, your inspiration, is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it and for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty image and such a gorgeous card! Your colouring skills are amazing.

Jo R. (Australia)

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty in pink! The white lattice die cut is such a perfect companion for this gorgeous vine!

Theresa said...

Love how you colored...looks so real and so like the rare specimen. Must have this stamp. Beautiful card!

Pattie J. said...

Gorgeous flowers, an the stamp really has brought this ever unusual flower to life. Love your pink.....hugs

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the pink and black together.

alicaz said...

Great color combo - the black really makes the soft colors pop!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love how you used this months sketch.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Beautiful card and take on the sketch! I love pink and black...so stunning together. The border is beautiful and so is the border around your flower. Just a stunning piece of work. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful job on this, Christine! Looks exactly like the photo!