Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Country Road


We're back for Day 2 of Flourishes New Releases!  Today's set  - Country Road is a gorgeous one from Lauren Pope that evokes a peaceful easy feeling, and is reminiscent of some lovely rustic rural scenes.


I love how this scene looks and right away it made me think of a sunrise or sunset, and the rich colors in the sky.  My Alberta skies are rich like this, and so are the North Dakota skies my husband grew up in.  I pulled out a selection of my Letraset Aqua Markers building and blending stripes of colors to give the feeling of the setting sun.  It works perfectly with a silhouette image that is heat embossed.  

I used an older 123 Kit that Flourishes sold last fall from Bo Bunny because the colors were perfect for the scene.  The embossing is created with Spellbinders MBossabilities folder.  


I inked up part of the sentiment with a marker for the front of the card, I thought it looked just right for the scene.  

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43 comments:

maryanns said...

Christine, What a spectacular card! The rich colors of the sunrise/sunset fit this scene perfectly!

Moira said...

What a gorgeous card - the layers of colors in your sunrise are beautiful!

Marsha said...

Love the vibrant colors you used on your card!

alicaz said...

stunning! Love how you made the sky - have to try it sometime too!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Love that sky... it really does look like an Alberta sky. Gorgeous card.
Beth Greco

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, love your sunrise.

Theresa said...

Lovely! Love the richness of your colors!

jonim52 said...

Love the background, gorgeous effect!

Linda R. said...

Wow! Beautiful rich colors! Great card.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Christine, the colors are exquisite! You've seen some of our beautiful skies here in FL -- and probably elsewhere. I LOVE this set and your card! Wow!

Diane said...

Vibrant~Beautiful~Lovely!!!

Kathi said...

This is just stunning! Love the vibrant colors and embossed images!

Sue D said...

Oooh--I like the pretty sunrise/sunset colors on your card.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Stunning Christine! Love the colours and the beautiful sunset.

LeAnne said...

What a soothing scene...just gorgeous!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Christine.

greeting karin

Becky said...

This is beautiful, and what gorgeous shades of color

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, love the sky!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great rich colours and embossing on your card. The image panel is just stunning.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE the sunset colors you created...gorgeous, gorgeous card!

Pattie J. said...

Sunrise, sunset, done very well, love the colors and your layout and the die brings it all together , beautifully done....thank you for sharing.

mamichelle said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love what you did with the background.

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING Christine!!~

flourishes said...

I love the watercolored background and the embossed silhouette. Neat used of two kinds of media for the stamper to try.
Jan Marie

janey said...

Perfect colors for the sunset...which combines so well with the scene. Thank you for sharing.

Marlena M. said...

I love the scene you created. The shape is fantastic!

MizMaryAnn said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the sky. The whole card makes me want to lay down besides that tree and take a nap!

Ravengirl said...

What a perfect portion of a sentiment to go with the skies you have created! Who wouldn't pause and just take that in??

Carol Dee said...

Ooo I love the colors, the embossing and the sunset. A stunning card. :)

momof5sons said...

Your color layering is exquisite Christine, thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

christi said...

i love your sunset. it's so fits the image. cute shape for the image.

Linda Grady said...

Your colors in this card are jaw-dropping; just beautiful.

Linda Carson said...

I'd give this beauty a 10....picture perfect!

Sue K (Australia) said...

WOW - gorgeous sunset!

Cynthia said...

Love the rich colors of the sunset with this scenic image!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cool Christine, that sunset is amazing. Wonderful coloring and such a beautiful card.

Joyce B said...

This new set looks so neat....can't wait to get it.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Goodness, this is beautiful, Christine! The vibrant colors really make your image POP!

Jill Norwood said...

This is such a beautiful card! I just love the coloring and how you used the sentiment!

Pati said...

Pretty colors and layout. Cool shape around the image!

Brenda said...

Awesome card! I love how you did the sky, very cool!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Coolest back ground ever! Love the beautiful design of your card Christine!

UnikeByYes said...

Beautiful colors! Stunning design, TFS
Liz