Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Old Tea Rose

Welcome to Day 2 of Flourishes Sneak Peeks for May! Those April showers have brought May flowers and we're bringing a beautiful flower to you today too, it's a brand new set from a brand new illustrator for Flourishes! We'd like to introduce...

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It's a gorgeous new set that celebrates the majestic rose. Artistically drawn by our new artist Sam Pickard, this old tea rose just begs to be colored with style. This elegant floral features three accent images, including a stately looking butterfly and five beautifully scripted sentiments - all on a 4 by 6" set. This set will also have a Silhouette Cut file available as well for wonderful creative options.


If you've been following me a long time you know I really do love to watercolour, but don't always make the time for it.  But this image really lends itself to watercoloring as well as other mediums.  Though I have to say -  I went really out of my comfort zone with it, and did a very loose water-colour ...sort of a watercolouring without borders theme. :)  I added quite a bit of moisture to my watercolour paper before I coloured to get the bleed effect, and I let the colour have a mind of it's own to some extent.  Though I feel a bit out of my "zone" showing it to you...I really do like the overall effect, it's very organic.  

I began by stamping the images from Old Tea Rose onto watercolour paper (cold pressed) with VersaFine ink.  Isn't that little butterfly pretty?  I watercoloured with a mix of Ranger Distress Re-Inkers, and watercolour markers.  That way you get the bleed with the reinkers and then the finishing details with the markers.  I washed in the background, then flicked some colour onto the paper to get the dots, and then sponged the edges of the Spellbinders Circle die with Tea Die Distress Ink.  I actually distressed the papers (Teresa Collins - Now and Then) as well to get them to be just the right tone to match the main image.  


A few fun details to finish it all off...wood buttons and jute twine all on a Flourishes Classic Kraft cardbase.  And, here's the inside of the card:



You can find out more about our new Illustrator Sam Pickard HERE. You'll want to see all beautiful inspiration that the Design Team has for you with this set, and you'll want to be sure to comment because...
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One of our Design Team Members is the Mystery Blogger of the day! That means commenting on her blog puts you in the running to win you today's Old Tea Rose Stamp Set! You'll have to comment to find out who it is!

Want to see all the beautiful things you can create with this gorgeous flower? We love it so much we've invited some extra friends to the party. Head on over and see…..
Now for more fun offerings...following on the heels of last month's wonderful 123 Create Kit we bring you...

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A gorgeous new kit called Prairie Chic ready for spring and summer creating. You'll see it along the way as you visit some of Design Team today and the week ahead. We do all the coordinating for you with beautiful papers, ribbons and embellishments.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you want a chance to win all four of our soon-to-be released May sets, you can always play in our Colorful Creations Challenge – there will be multiple winners there! OR, play along with the gals for this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Check out the links for the official rules! Also, if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can Pre-Order this set (along with the other three sets as well). You can also take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all four together in a bundle. All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release. So, be sure to stick with us this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper-crafting fun!

46 comments:

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi, Christine,
This is so beautiful. I hope to have the courage you have. You pushed beyond your comfort zone and showed it to the world. It's stunning! I want your courage. ♥

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous image and card.

Diane said...

Very pretty...love the vibrant color you chose, and your awesome coloring...and the background is perfect!!

Liz Williams said...

What an awesome rose! I]always look forward to the new releases from Flourishes.

Theresa said...

Love the Tea Rose and your beautiful card. Beautiful design.

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely and totally jealous! I saw this in the yahoo group and about died. I love the "loose" water colored look, Sam's images are perfect for these. I want to try my hand at this too. :)

Hugs!

Patti J said...

Gorgeous card, Christine! Have a great day :-)

KimCreate said...

Oh my gosh! STUNNING! The watercolors are the way to go with this sketchy image! The colors of paper you used are just a treat to the eye!

Cheryl said...

So pretty! Love the DP's you chose, and what a gorgeous job coloring!

alicaz said...

oh wow! so cool! Love your watercoloring and those papers are great too! TFS!

Marisa said...

Beautifully image and wonderfully water coloured! Great layout too :)

Pam Sparks said...

gorgeous! I love how you colored this rose!

Kay said...

Great job - love the technique

Pattie said...

WOW - so beautiful! Love everything little thing about this card!

Julie Koerber said...

I completely gasped when I first set eyes on this card Christine -- this is a work of ART!!!!

Christine Nixon said...

I am loving all of this month's release but this rose reminds me of the old fashioned tea roses that grow wild in my home state of West Virginia and I was transported right back to my childhood. Thank you!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty! And love that Washi tape!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow great colouring Christine and a very beautiful card.

greetings karin

Suzy said...

It's a beautiful watercolor, perfect for Sam Pickard's illustration style. I'm a long time fan of SP, Planet Sam and I'm thrilled to see her work coming into the stamping world! You did a wonderful job on your card. Love it.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful watercoloring, such pretty design, love your banner tabs!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Oh my Christine! This is stunning! I just the loose water colouring technique - it lends itself beautifully to this image! Gorgeous colour palette and design!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE the bleeding effect you achieved! It turned out beautifully and is a perfect technique with this gorgeous new rose design!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful, stunning, amazing - envy your watercolor skills :) I am going to have to break mine out more - I will definatly be getting this stamp!!!

TLady said...

GORGEOUS WATERCOLORING Christine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I'm LOOOOOOOOVING THIS IMAGE!!!!!! (from the FIRST TIME I saw it the other day!) :) You've done a WONDERFUL JOB on this!!!!!!! :)

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty,Love your coloring!!!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Your watercoloring looks amazing! Quite a classy beauty!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Great layout and BG paper, but your water coloring is just stunning!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fantastic out of the comfort watercolor zone as you say. ;0) I think its beautiful and the sketch is perfect. Beautiful Christine!

Makiko Jones said...

How beautiful! Your coloring is amazing, Christine! Love the layout and those pretty papers!

dpkennedy said...

Wowzers Christine! Your coloring is stunning! Gorgeous card!

Cards By Betty said...

Very nice card love the rose set

Belinda said...

Beautiful card!

Belinda said...

Beautiful card!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the style of colouring!

Cheryl O said...

The is so beautiful, I love your watercoloring! Just remarkable!!!!

guilinger2 said...

This rose is absolutely gorgeous! I love what you did with it.

Jan said...

Love, love this stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Kris B said...

So beautiful! Love how you colored the rose and your layout is fantastic! Great colors! TFS God bless!!

Heather said...

Gorgeous! You're right, this set looks perfect for watercoloring. Love the vintage-y look you've given this card.

Sue D said...

Beautifully watercolored!

Becky said...

Gorgeous colors and gorgeous card.

Traci M said...

This is such a beautiful card, Christine!! I love your watercolor shading and depth of color!!

Cheryl said...

OMGosh, this is Stunning! I don't know how to watercolor, but after seeing how beautiful this is, I'm going to have to give it a try!

Marlena M. said...

ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING~

Janis said...

Love how you watercolored the flower and butterfly!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I popped over since Geri CASED this card [and linked it] -- OMG! This is absolutely stunning! Beautiful creation!!