Thursday, August 30, 2012

Birds and Vine Retiring


We have a beautiful and bittersweet treat for you today.  The Flourishes Design Team is showing off sets from the store that are saying good-bye.  That's right, we're retiring a number of our beautiful sets to make room in the store for what's new in 2012 and 2013.  So, these wonderful sets will only be available for a short time and when they're gone they're gone!  Some of them are amoung my all time favourites of Flourishes too.  

I pulled out a set you may not even be familiar with if you haven't been around Flourishes for a while, it's called Bird and Vine, and it's a beautiful large set that was introduced in the first year or so that Flourishes was in business.  It's a classically beautiful set that combines elegant images large and small - of beautifully detailed vines and silhouetted birds.  


I began by stamping the vine image onto Flourishes Classic White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then roughly colouring in the leaves in the Pistachio Copic Collection.  I say roughly because you don't need to be too fussy with it because of the next step.  Then I took two inks Pool Party and Memento Teal Zeal and sponged over the image using the Ink Blending Tool.  Then adding some white opaque pen to the flowers.  



I stamped, cut out and sponged one of the silhouetted birds from the set and popped it up on the design, adding the Ornate Artisan frame and some Want To Scrap Nestabling to bling it up.  


On the inside I stamped another of the birds and a sentiment from another Flourishes Set Botanical Bookplates Volume 1 not retiring), and a sponged piece of designer paper (MME - Christmas).  

So join the rest of the team today to see some retiring goodness and visit the Flourishes Store to be sure you don't miss out on these sets!

Christine Okken (you are here)

11 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Christine.

greetings karin

Sewflake said...

Very pretty Christine, and such a lovely stmap set that has so much potential.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love this one! I've been thinking I need to get that stamp set out and use it again. Great inspiration.
Beth Greco

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful colors and I love how you have framed the bird and still get the whole effect of the vine!

dpkennedy said...

Love your sponging! Great colors and lovely design! This is one of my favorite sets...I hate to see it go :(

Allison Cope Israels said...

Gorgeous Christine!!!!

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Christine! Love your bird with the gorgeous bow!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this shading is awesome so vibrant. I do like this set, hard to see some of them go. Wonderful creation, hope you have a great weekend!

Marlena M. said...

I love the gorgeous blues here!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful shades of aqua blue, Christine! Lovely card!

Leslie Miller said...

I used this set a lot, even when it wasn't brand new. What a beautiful, dreamy card you made, Christine!