Thursday, November 1, 2012

Be Still...and Cozy

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Welcome to Friday!  Today the Senior Design Team at Flourishes is showing off any set, so you'll get to see a sweet smorgasboard of creativity.  I decided to pull out one of my favourite Flourishes Christmas set from last winter called Snow Wonderful.  These two birds in particular just make me smile!  This would be the scene here in my neck of the woods today in Alberta.  We had 4 inches of snow yesterday (far too early for this!) and the birds will have to hunker down a little to be cozy.  There is something so peaceful about freshly fallen snow though, perfect for the sentiment "Be Still".  

I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock, cutting the shape out with our own custom Tailor Made Classic Keyhole dies from Flourishes, that was made specifically for this set and the set Petals & Peace.  Then I colored up with Copic Markers, pairing the image with these  papers from Echo Park called Christmas This & That, and Flourishes Color Made Easy Pistachio Paper.  The I framed the designer paper out with Spellbinders Edgeabilities - Classic Edges and Classic Decorative Inserts Four, with some pretty organza roses and Color Made Easy Seam Binding, tying the sentiment on the Classic Tag with some beautiful iridescent string.  

Here's the graphics of some of the items I used.  It always is nice to picture them, not just list them.  

Today you'll be pleased to hear that our Sale Items on the Flourishes Gambler's Sale have gone down another 5% today!  How low will they go before they are gone?  Will you take the gamble?

Be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team today I know they'll have some wonderful Flourishes goodness to show you. 

  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Christine Okken (you are here)
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Heather Jensen
  • Julie Koerber
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Sharon Doolittle
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Tammy Hershberger

    maryanns said...

    Beautiful card! Your copic skills are awesome!

    Mrs. GraceWorks said...

    What a beautiful card! It makes me think of winter. I love how you colored your birds and the keyhole and tag dies are the perfect touches!!


    Heather Jensen said...

    This is so pretty Christine. Those birds are so sweet. I am enjoying the much cooler weather here but am not looking forward to the snow until feels a little more like Christmas with it on the ground. :)


    Becky said...

    This is stunning!

    Allison Cope Israels said...

    Goodness that's gorgeous Christine! I love all the gorgeous layers of patterned papers and ribbon. Love the mini tag hanging from the bow - super cute! Fabulous colouring!

    Conniecrafter said...

    It is amazing that alot of people are getting snow already, your card is so pretty, terrific coloring and love the wood look behind it!

    Marisa said...

    Such a delightful image and fabulously coloured. Love the greens with a touch of browns and the rose ribbon.

    Betty said...

    Very pretty Christine.

    KarinsArtScrap said...

    stunning coloring and card Christine.

    greetings karin

    Julie Koerber said...

    Just gorgeous Christine! I love the way that red just pops so vibrantly!

    TLady said...

    SO BEAUTIFUL Christine!!!!!!!!! :) Your coloring is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! LOOK at that PINE!!!!!!! :)
    It's chilly here but, we never got the snow I thought we'd get from Sandy! We were ready for it! There IS something about snuggling in with the snow outside! :) BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!!!!!!! :) NIFTY LOOKING DIE too!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    Anonymous said...

    Great choice of stamp! Great coloring. Such a sweet card because it makes me feel cheerful and a little like I might bundle up in a warm sweater.

    Karen McAlpine said...

    What a sweet pair of tweets! Gorgeous coloring!!

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Beautiful Christine! I love the dark rich coloring you did and the design is wonderful.

    Colleen said...

    This is beautiful, I love that set too and those birds are the main reason.