Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Flourishes & CardMaker Blog Hop!


Today the CardMaker Magazine Blog Team is pairing up with the Flourishes Design Team to bring you some fabulous inspiration with our most recent Flourishes May Release sets! It’s a taste of creativity you’re sure to love!  We wouldn't want you to miss any of the beautiful inspiration so, if you get lost along the way the CardMaker Blog or the Flourishes Blogs will both have the whole list of Designers.

Flourishes loves CardMaker Magazine and its endless source of inspiration in each edition. You’ll find gorgeous photography; beautiful creations, step-by-step instructions and card and paper-crafting designs from the simple to the elaborate; and we love that a number of our Flourishes designers have been published in its pages!  And I love that I am able to work with both great teams!


How about a beautiful rose?  This is with the beautiful new set from Sam Pickard called Old Tea Rose. I think it's stunning!  I thought I'd watercolour it again, this time with Letraset Aqua Markers alone to give it that beautiful wash of colour that water colouring brings - but with more control.  I stamped in VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink onto watercolour paper, and then coloured away.  I cut out the shape with our Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Window Die, framing it behind with another die shape cut from our Flourishes Color Made Easy Candy Pink cardstock.  The designer paper is Carta Bella True Friends.  

Another great thing I used was this gorgeous Satin Scallop Edge Trim ribbon...it looks JUST like rose petals - so I thought it would be perfect for the design.  So lovely!  


So now you can hop along today and be doubly inspired by two great teams, and you'll want to be sure to comment because we're giving away our entire May Stamp release valued at more than $70...one prize at the Flourishes Blog and one prize hidden along the blog hop!  Deadline for entry is Friday at 5 PM EST.  Winners will be chosen and announced Saturday on the Flourishes Blog!

Your next stop on the hop is my very wonderful and dear friend...

 Julie Koerber 

Thanks for joining me!

45 comments:

Becky said...

what a bright and beautiful card!

KimCreate said...

Just beautiful! The colors, the rose, the papers, yummy!

Brooke said...

This is amazing-beautiful!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Drool.... Sorry! LOL! I just had to say it! I love all the watercolour swirls and colours! It's stunning Christine!!!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Awesomely stunning card!! You're right, that ribbon does look like rose petals..gorgeous! Your watercoloring is fabulous!

Kim said...

This is gorgeous. I love the pretty vibrant colors and the ribbon is very pretty behind the image.

Belinda said...

Stunning card, love your beautiful colors and background papers!

windinstarsranch said...

Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.

Patti J said...

Christine, this is gorgeous! Your flower is colored so beautifully (as always!), and I love your choice of ribbons and dies! Great card!

Sharon said...

Absolutely stunning!

Theresa said...

Stunning card and colors. Love the choice of dies and ribbons. Happy to have a chance to win these sets

Lynda said...

Love your color combo and your coloring of the rose is simply perfect!

Theresa said...

Amazing! The pink is so vibrant and the yellow gold color highlights it so well.

Jo Ann Rhodes said...

so beautiful!!

Sharon Roselli said...

Pretty pink! the shading of your coloring is awesome. the sentiment is perfect for the card.

Melanie said...

I bow, this coloring is simply amazing!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Gorgeous! The coloring is perfect!

Sabrina said...

What a beautiful color for a beautiful card!!

Lynne said...

The colors are wonderful.

RitaR said...

Like the water color technique. Lovely card.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous colors and love the ribbon.

Katie Sims said...

OH my..how lovely! This looks like something straight out of a storybook...gorgeous coloring! When I saw this stamp set I immediately thought it was begging for watercolors..lol! You really made it come to life! :)

ecclesp said...

I can't believe how different a rose can look but you sure made this your own image. I can almost smell the fragrant Old Rosé scent! Beautiful.

Heather Jensen said...

Just beautiful Christine! I love the watercolor look of your flowers. Such pretty spring colors too. :)

Pamela Haskin said...

Love your pretty card! I especially like all the layers. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Jan said...

It's that stamp again. Love the colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Linda E. said...

Very pretty use of colors. Thanks for sharing.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is beautiful. This is vibrant and awesome coloring.

Cheri said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the colors and the layers and the image are perfet together. Wonderful coloring too.

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply GORGEOUS Christine! The colors are so hip and your coloring is WOW!!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!

Makiko Jones said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Your coloring is amazing and I love the passion pink!

Cheryl said...

I am So glad to finally see this card! I saw it a few days ago on the Flourishes site, I think as an ad for the stamp set, and I couldn't find the card anywhere. It is absolutely GORGEOUS! And that ribbon is so ultra feminine. I love it.

Marsha said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the Old Tea Rose image...simply elegant.

Mary-Anne V said...

gorgeous... I love the colouring on the flower and the pretty colours on the mat.

Vicki said...

Such a nice job with the watercoloring! I agree. The ribbon looks just like rose petals.

Deborah said...

Breathtaking all the elements you used make the name Tea Rose perfect.

momof5sons said...

So soft and feminine, Christine. I love that you stamped the image in sepia to keep it soft. Brilliant use of that ribbon...I have to get some now!!

alicaz said...

I never knew bright pink and yellow go together so well - your card is wonderful!

Jan Castle said...

A Gorgeous card Julie...love the colors and what you did with the rose background!

Jan Castle said...

Oops,
Sorry about the name error...

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love the fabulous colors and that lovely floral image!

Janis said...

Over-the-top beautiful!! Your colors and details are incredible!!

Vicky said...

My gosh this is a beautiful card. Love the coloring & extra work on your card.

Conniecrafter said...

stunning watercolor, it looks like a photo, Lovely card!