Thursday, October 11, 2012

Go Natural Challenge


Welcome to today's Noon-Time Challenge at Flourishes.  It's your chance to create, and enter to win some of this fabulous new release!  Today's Challenge:  Be inspired by nature - choose colors from a nature photo, use an earthy twine, faux snow, what about a leaf skeleton on your card? Just go natural and you'll be in the running for this one-of-a-kind challenge!


I chose the beautiful pine cone image from the new Naturally Merry Set, and then I played with my Letraset Aqua Markers on watercolor paper to really give it that rich earthy feeling.  After coloring I also sponged the main image and the Kaiser Designer Paper with some nice Tea Dyed Ranger Distress Ink and the Blending Tool.  It gave it an even deeper richness, and it's perfect with our Go Natural theme.  


The ribbons are a pretty Center Band Satin, and some ruffled Satin Plisse.  

So please jump in and join us on the challenge!  Create something in our Go Natural Theme and link it on this post on the Flourishes Blog.  You could be in the running for this month's sets!   For even more inspiration check out the rest of the Designers!  

Christine (you are here)

15 comments:

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!VERY ELEGANT Christine!!!!!!!!!!!! :) (sigh! I THINK I've recovered from the Earlier Blog Hop! ) :)LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this set!!!!!! :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wowwwwwww this is gorgeous what a great coloring Christine, just stunning.

greetings karin

Amanda said...

WOW! You really did get an earthy look to it!! I love my Letrasets and I bought mine because of you and your fantastic coloring! It's a beautiful, beautiful card, Christine :)

~ Amanda :)

Marguerite Rose said...

I have looked and looked at this card, just reveling in those glorious, rich colours, which just hppen to be my favourite! Your colouring is superb, love that golden paper, and love especially the topaz/amber brad on the bow. Thanks for sharing!

Betty Benton said...

Stunning card -- love it!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, the shading with all the colors is awesome and great sketch design.

Ravengirl said...

Wonderful card! I think it totally fits the theme of the challenge!

Marisa said...

Love the colours you used and another fabulously coloured pinecone!

Cheryl W said...

Awesome card! Your coloring is soooooo superb!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Gorgeous Christine! Love the inking around your image!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful...I love the colors and how you colored the pine cone! Hugs ~S~

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Your sponging is gorgeous!

HappyCrafter said...

I love the traditional, natural feel of this card --It really showcases the image well.

Kim said...

This is so warm and sure has a beautiful natural element to it.