Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dreaming of Florence


We're going to take you on a little trip today through the countryside of Italy!  This new set Dreaming of Florence, from Flourishes is a gorgeous little piece of Italian landscape and style.   And it is such a rich feeling set too. I know you'll love it. 

I couldn't resist using this gorgeous scene Marcella Hawley put together of the Italian countryside.  It's so dreamy to me.  So, I wanted to create a little sunset scene of the villas, the vineyard and the hills.  I stamped the image on Flourishes Classic Ivory with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out with a Labels Eleven Spellbinders Die.  Then I colored the image up first laying down some color with Copics and then adding in some depth with Prismacolors.  



As you can see I've added some accents around the image with some pretty Prima Say it In Crystals in Purples, some very lovely Ivory Crochet Trim and ribbon.  I believe in Italian they'd be saying "molto bella!"


I know you'll want to continue the Italian Tour with the Design Team today.  

  • Don't forget that today you're looking for the Mystery Blogger again....one of the Design Team members is the Mystery Blogger today and she'll be choosing a winner from the comments on her post  - to win this set!  Commenting on each blog increases your chances!
  • Be sure to finish up your entries in our Progressive Challenge!  There are 4 different ways to win the New Release this month!
  • Check out how great the For the Record 123 Create Kit is this month....  
  • The New Release Bundle is available for Pre-Order NOW, and will be available for 1 week after the release for a 10% discount.  
Here are the links to our "molto bella" Design Team so you can leave them some love...

Christine (you are here)
Cindy
Danielle
Heather
Julie
Sharon
Silke
Stacy
Tammy

31 comments:

theneon said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. This is beyond gorgeous!

Karen W said...

Totally Wow, I love this and your coloring and card are fabulous!

petra,s cards said...

fabulous wat a card love your perfect warm colouring of this image!!
xx petra

Anonymous said...

Love the purple accents, especially the sparkly ones. Beautiful colouring!
Beth Greco

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful Christine! Love the colours and details.

Colleen said...

Christine,
Beautiful, what an amazing view!

Karen McAlpine said...

Really nice new stamp! Love how your coloring turned out.

alicaz said...

Wonderful! great colors and I love the way you colored the image!

HappyCrafter said...

This is so beautiful! Such a lovely image and I like how you coloured the sky.

TLady said...

LOVELY CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The way you've done your card looks like your "painting" is on an EASEL!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOVE the RICH COLORS!!!!!!!!! This IS a GORGEOUS IMAGE!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOVE LANDSCAPES!!!!!!!!! :)

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, such great coloring of the image and I just love the color you chose for the background, it's perfect for that area and great details too!

Marisa said...

What a wonderful scene and you have coloured it fabulously as always :) Love how the top and bottom edges are different - well done! Great card :)

Diane said...

Wow...what a stunning card...all your gorgeous details and coloring are perfection!!

zehra said...

wow, love the beautiful pink sunset, this is amazing

Ravengirl said...

A beautiful scene! Gorgeously embellished!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is a absolutely gorgeous card! Love how you have colored this scene!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Wonderful, beautiful colours.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Wonderful, beautiful colours. Cheers.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card..when I first saw your card I thought you had hung the image like a painting...looks amazing.

stampqueen said...

Ahhhh - I love this image!!!!

Tosha said...

Very nice, great job on the colors.

Linda Carson said...

Awwwww, that's dreamy alright!

dpkennedy said...

Love the die cuts and great layout! So pretty!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wowsers Christine! Your country villa sunset scene is stunning! Gorgeous colours!

Belinda said...

So pretty, love the beautiful colors!

guilinger2 said...

I love this set, your card is beautiful!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Your coloring on this is stunning, Christine! Beautiful card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, your rich coloring is wonderful. I need to get some of these jewels. ;0)

Cynthia said...

Love the rich colors you've used with this image of the Italian countryside!

Greta said...

What a wonderful design for this card! Gorgeous creation!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning scenery Christine.
beautiful coloring and use of colors.

greetings karin