Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Naturally Merry


Another stunner to show you today at Flourishes October Release Peeks, today's set Naturally Merry is a pairing of amazing winter/Christmas images you'll love!  


I love this holly and berry image, so much so that I decided it just needed to make a frame for this lovely sentiment.  So I stamped 4 of the holly/berry rows onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock with Memento Ink.  Knowing I wanted them to line a popped up frame, I marked each one as to what direction the "sun" or highlight would be coming from so once it was placed onto the card, the copic coloring would look cohesive, with the highlights and shadows coming from the same direction.  Now I was a little crazy and cut all of these out...but with the new cut files that will be available in the store, this would be a SNAP to create.  That's what I'll be doing in the future now that we'll have them. 


I'm really quite delighted with how it came out!  I've placed the wreath onto our new Flourishes Color Made Easy Poppy cardstock, accenting with the Color Made Easy Basque Red Seam Binding, pretty Iridescent cording, red rhinestones and thin velvet ribbon, stamping the sentiment with Love Letter Memento ink as well as Bamboo Leaves Memento ink.  

Here's the beautiful Color Made Easy Collection and Copics I used:


Now be sure to come back at Noon Central Time for the Noon-Time Challenge ....I'll have another sample from this set!


 Details for Release Week!


Hidden amoung the Design Team today is a Mystery Blogger...and a commenter on her blog will win today's set!  We don't know who it is...so be sure to comment on all the blogs for your chance to win!

You can also win the WHOLE New Release from October by playing in our Pre-Release Think Pink Challenge.  Don't miss out!  

Today and Thursday we'll also be having two daily Noon-Time Challenges on the Flourishes Blog for extra chances to create and win.  

Good News Reminder....Cut Files for the Silhouette, or other electronic die-cutting machines will also be available for several of the sets this month.  

And...finally  if you know you want the October New Releases you can Pre-Order them already so you get them more quickly :) and if your order the Bundle you get them at a discount!  

Now check out the rest of the Design Team for their beautiful creations with this set....

Christine (you are here)

37 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card and coloring Christine.

greetings karin

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Now that's a wreath! Love the richness of coloring, bows and embellishments! It's truly merry and bright!

Amanda said...

Love the vibrant colors of your creations!!
Mystery blogger might be Julie Koerber.
Thanks for sharing your creations!

stampqueen said...

Bright and beautiful - love how you made the wreath!!!

jonim52 said...

Lovely wreath!

Diane said...

Beyond gorgeous, I can see why you are pleased with it...It is a card that "wows" you for sure!!

Francie (Montreal) said...

What a lovely, jolly Xmas wreath. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Nicely done.

Mary said...

Beautiful card...

alicaz said...

wonderfully festive! would love to receive a card like your for Christmas! :)

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine, your card is absolutely stunning! I love the way you created a frame with the images and your colouring is exquisite as usual. Love this new set!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Lovely the bright colors. Mary L Schreiber

Betty Benton said...

Fabulous card - can't even begin to imagine the time spent cutting out your images! Time well spent, thought, I would say!

TLady said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS Christine!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Holly too! (sigh!) I am SMITTEN with this! Can't wait to see what else comes with THIS SET!!!!!!!!!!! :) GOOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUUUUUUUUUUUUUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Allison Cope Israels said...

GORG-EOUS!!! Christine, your wreath of holly boughs is divine! Love your card!

Carol Dee said...

WOW, that card SHOUTS Christmas!!!! Very pretty.

Marisa said...

What a gorgeous holly wreath! Love it :)

Janet Swofford said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the traditional color scheme and all of the intricately cut holly! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this beautiful set :-)
Inky hugs,
Janet

Cheryl W said...

This is so lovely - it really puts me in the Christmas mood!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wonderful design idea, Christine! Love this pretty wreath!

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous! The coloring is amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Love this...so merry! Patti C

Anonymous said...

So very Merry!
Patti C

belldoubleyou said...

Now, is "Merry and Bright" supposed to be a sentiment, or a description of the card itself? Because you've definitely nailed both merry and bright!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

GASP! THud... a bunch of other words that I told you already about this wreath you created. Simply outstanding design CHristine. I love how your mind works, this is truly fabulous. Keep this one for a bit.... its AWESOME!

Ravengirl said...

Whoa! That is a ton of work, but your result is most amazing!

Heather said...

This is so beautiful! That holly image is gorgeous and you colored them so well. And what a great idea to turn them into a wreath.

Anonymous said...

Oh that's beautiful! Love the holly and berries made into a wreath. Pretty little bow and rhinestones in the corners. Love it!
Beth Greco

Anonymous said...

Oh that's beautiful! Love the holly and berries made into a wreath. Pretty little bow and rhinestones in the corners. Love it!
Beth Greco

guilinger2 said...

both cards are beautiful!

dpkennedy said...

This is just gorgeous! I love your frame idea-pure perfection!

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine...I love, love, love this design! Perfect way to show off this new Set!!! Hugs ~S~

HappyCrafter said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous piece of art!

Theresa said...

Love the holly wreath. Beautifully done.

Jill Norwood said...

This is the most beautiful Christmas card!!!! I just love what you did - and the way you matched up the highlights! Wow!
Gorgeous!

Kim said...

WOW!!! This is beautiful. The colors are gorgeous. This is an awesome idea for a framed holiday decor.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, what a great idea to make a wreath out of them, lovely coloring!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh my girl...I am so behind. I love how you made a wreath out of this. Your shading is fabulous on the leaves. :)

Hugs~