Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Garden Picks


Are you ready for more Flourishes fun? If you missed yesterday’s Timeless Tuesday post, you missed the kick start of Flourishes August release! (And a chance to win it!) So, click HERE to check that out! Today, our fabulous designers are showing off a set that is fresh picked. It’s a bouquet of goodness fresh from the flower garden!

Freshly snipped from the garden, these herbs and florals are ready to be enjoyed. This set illustrated by Marcella Hawley features three different bouquets all designed to be set in an old fashioned mason jar for a down home feel. This 4″ by 6″ set also features two perfect all occasion sentiments as well. Wait until you see just how gorgesous this set is! If you like what you see on today’s designers’ posts, this set is available for pre-order now HERE!
Since I'm just getting back into the swing of things, I thought I'd go the Clean and Simple route with this one, using my Prismacolors on Kraft.  

I LOVE this set!  I think anything in a canning jar is awesome....and then you throw in Marcy's drawings it's amazing!  I think these flowers are peonies....but I made them into something a little different and more fall-like in autumn colors, a little bit like a garden rose.  I purchased a bunch of papers that were on sale earlier this summer and this is from one of those packs. I think it's pink paislee.   For accent I've used a strip of pretty ivory lace trim along the bottom, and then added some simple Candi in chipboard/Kraft to accent the design.  


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42 comments:

Gailanne said...

So pretty, Christine...your flowers are the essence of summer!

guilinger2 said...

I don't think I'm going to be able to resist this set --absolutely beautiful

Alexandra said...

This is so pretty, I love your colouring, these autumn colours are so vibrant even over kraft.

petra,s cards said...

whowwwww amazing!! love the way you have stamped on the craftpaper its so pretty!!! i just love it!!
xxpetra

Diane said...

These flowers look so real....pretty~pretty!! Love the bit of lace, too!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Love it coloured on kraft. Gorgeous as a fall bouquet.
Beth Greco

Pauline said...

Wow! This is just beautiful! I love the colouring on Kraft effect, and these flowers are beautiful, wonderfully coloured and embellished!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful coloring and great combination.
Gloria

jonim52 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Lovely--I like the coloring on kraft and the lace trim.

Julie Koerber said...

Christine, this card just makes me say... "Ahhh...." so pretty, such masterful coloring, such beautiful colors (love that orange!)-- SO glad you're back! ;-)

Sewflake said...

I think your " clean and simple" is stunning!! That is the look I would love to achive on colored card stock. They look garden fresh and ready to pick!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my, Beautiful coloring and like the strips coming down the sides to accent it and the neat way you did the sentiment!

Beate said...

Oh Christine, your card is so beautiful! I always forget to stamp and color on Kraft cardstock. you made it look oh so good.
HUGS

maryc1254 said...

Beautiful card. I can never have too many flower stamps.

Linda Carson said...

I love the look of pencils on kraft! Beautifully done Christine!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine, your card is beautiful! Love the clean and simple take with this set. Your colour choices and colouring are perfection as usual.

Silke Ledlow said...

OH...this is so beautiful Christine! I love how you colored on the Kraft CS!!! Hugs ~S~

Drifty Wright said...

Lovely Summer Card!! Love the colors!!

Ravengirl said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love colored pencil on kraft. It always looks so sharp!

flourishes said...

Like you I have been drawn to a neutral color other that white. This is beautiful--coloring is right on.
Jan Marie
Flourishes

Linda R. said...

Very beautiful card. Your flowers are so perfect! Great presentation!

Karen W said...

Beautiful coloring on these flowers, great new set and as always Flourishes flowers are the best!

Karen W said...

Beautiful coloring on these flowers, great new set and as always Flourishes flowers are the best!

Anonymous said...

Xiomara
So Gorgeous card!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Christine, this is beautiful! I love the coloring on the kraft color! This set is definitely for me!

Donna said...

Stunning set if cut flowers you have !! Your card is just gorgeous, so bright and cheerful.
Thanks for sharing,
hugs
Donna P

Carol Dee said...

Oh so pretty, Love the colors and the papers. Great flower set :)

dpkennedy said...

I love the pencils on kraft and your coloring is stunning! Wow!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous! Christine these flowers are spectacular, fabulous coloring. Did you finish laundry yet? hee hee

Lynne said...

Another wonderful release and a very pretty card.

Becky said...

This looks so stunning on craft paper. Your coloring is awesome.

Arushi said...

Awesome... Liked the colors

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Theresa said...

Beautiful bouquet! Great design. Love this stamp set.

Mary-Anne V said...

awesome card...love the way you coloured on kraft.i have a soft spot for kraft card and this one stand out as one of my fav.

Pattie J. said...

Love the mason jar filled with flowers, makes you think of a kitchen table with lots of joy. beautifully colored. thanks for sharing....hugs

MizMaryAnn said...

Your card is so old fashioned looking. The Mason jar makes me think I'm a little girl at my Grandmother's house. Your coloring is so beautiful.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Love, love, LOVE this, Christine! The prism pencils on kraft is seriously DELICIOUS! Beautifully done, my friend!

Pati said...

Wow, Beautiful coloring on Kraft, lovely card!

Brenda said...

Oh so lovely!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Totally in love with the coloured pencils on the kraft cardstock! A stunner of a card. AWESOME Christine!

UnikeByYes said...

So lovely, the image and texture are perfectly paired! TFS
Liz