Sunday, October 7, 2012

Snow Fun


October...a wonderful month to bring in some new and gorgeous sets at Flourishes!  We have a full and exciting week ahead with 5 new sets we're showing off for you!  Today's set called Snow Day is such a beautifully illustrated set by Marcy.  It really showcases some great things to do that make winter much more bearable and fun :)


I played with this beautiful pair of skates hanging on a hanger and some Prismacolors on Kraft paper, stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I gave the scene some swirly white to give the feeling of the snow blowing around.  I've used some new Spellbinders to frame out the image, outlining in Flourishes Classic White paper, adding a snowflake and Kaiser white pearls for accents.  You can see a bit of the snowflake embossing I added inking the embossing with Kraft White ink.  The designer paper is Authentique Celebrate, and I stamped the lovely decorative sweater line stamp from the set with Memento Teal Zeal ink onto the teal strip of dp.  I love the pom pom chenille ribbon  - I thought it looked "cozy" especially paired with some narrow red velvet.  



Fun 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!  

And later this week (Wednesday 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....Cut Files for the Silhouette, or other 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 more Snow Fun....

Christine (you are here)

45 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning card Christine, beautiful done.

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

very good!

Marsha said...

Gorgeous card...absolutely love the ice skates image!

Maria A. said...

Hello Danielle: I absolutely love this card. The stamp set is gorgeous, thank you for the inspiration.
Maria.

Moira said...

Great card - love the red pom pom border to match the pom poms on the skates! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

Karen W said...

So pretty!!! I love these skates!

Barbara said...

I love your colouring technique for the skates. Beautiful card!

Barbara said...

I love the way you stamped the skates. Beautiful card!

Colleen said...

Christine,
Wonderful image, brings back so many memories. Your card creates such a cozy feeling.

Wendy said...

Awesome Card!I LOVE vintage and those skates definitely offer a vintage feel! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

This is so pretty!

Becky said...

This is so pretty.

TLady said...

This is LOVELY Christine! It has a little Victorian flair to it! Maybe, a little Anne of Green Gables? Just LOVELY!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the white embossed snowflake on the kraft paper and the swirls of snow behind the skate. So perfectly wintery. Great card!
Beth Greco

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely soft coloring of the skates, such pretty framing and great colors for the background!

Betty Benton said...

Look at all those wonderful pops of red -- love the pompoms and the "hanger" for the skates!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Love this card Christine! Love the chenille pom poms, the sweater trim stamp and your colouring is amazing. I can picture myself as a child coming in from the cold and hanging up my skates. You can almost smell the hot chocolate.

belldoubleyou said...

I LOVE the scribblies for snow, and for highlighting the skates against the Kraft... gracious, just that main panel would make a gorgeous card in and of itself.

Lynne said...

Ah, winter is on its way. Great new stamp.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, love the spellbinder that you used. Mary L Schreiber

Heather Jensen said...

WOW Christine! I love the image stamped on Kraft. I notice the strip you stamped with the cute pattern. :)

Hugs~

Belinda said...

So pretty!!

Julie Koerber said...

How incredibly fun Christine! I don't think I would have had the courage to add those squigglies but gosh, it just makes this look so wintery and whimsical! Fabulous creation girl!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Stunning Christine! I love the soft snowy feel your colouring created on your card front. Gorgeous colours!

Lynn said...

Love the swirling on the background - what a cheerful card. TFS

Lea L. said...

This is such a pretty card, and I'm just loving the colors!!

Marisa said...

Love how you used kraft for the focal panel. Great colour combo too :)

Diane said...

Wow...love all your layers, and the pompoms are perfect.....very creative!!

guilinger2 said...

Beautiful colors and a beautiful card!

Carol Dee said...

Love the aged look of your skates.

Shea said...

Gorgeous, Christine! Love the red pompom trim matching that on the skates. Love the distressed look as well!

Shea said...

Not sure if my last comment posted, so will try again. Love the card and the image, Christine. Love how you matched the red pompom trim to that on the skates, and I love the vintage feel to this card as well. Beautiful!!

stampqueen said...

Very pretty and old fashioned look!!

Sewflake said...

I love the effects you achive with colored pencils, especially on kraft paper.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine I really like what you do with kraft and white ink its awesome. This is beautiful girlie.

Cheryl W said...

Gorgeous image - love your card!

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL...love the whimsical look :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Miriam Prantner said...

That coloring on kraft looks great and I'm loving that border stamp!

alicaz said...

oh wow! stunning! Looks like a picture from a fairy tale book! Love it!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Love the image colored on the Kraft card stock, Christine!

Heather said...

This is so beautiful! I love the swirling snow look behind the skates. It is such a great look! Awesome job.

dpkennedy said...

Love the Prismacolors on kraft and your swirly snow background! Very pretty!

Ravengirl said...

How precious! I love the pencil on kraft look and the snowy, swirling background looks marvelous!

Theresa said...

Great vintage look for the skates. Love the touches of red.

Kim said...

I love the white coloring on kraft. It makes your image pop nicely. Very pretty card.