Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sneak Peek - Country Time Christmas


Country Time Christmas

Today we're back with snowy slopes, country crisp temperatures, and a cozy house waiting for Christmas decorating.  This set, illustrated by Lauren Pope will have you heading for the hills in search of the perfect tree. This earthy and scenic image is paired with five different sentiments and a flurry of snowflakes swirling in the winter sky. Set measures 4" by 6". The Design Team created some wonderful country Christmas designs to show off to you with Country Time Christmas in our Blog Hop today.


I wanted to give this design a very warm organic look with the feel of crisp, newly fallen snow.  And since I love the look of Prismacolors on Kraft that's the direction I went!  I stamped the cowboy image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on our Classic Kraft card stock, then went about colouring up the scene with my pencils.  It's wonderful to give it a frosty, snowy feel.  I know the picture is long and narrow, but if you click on it you'll get a better, larger view.  

The papers are Echo Park Reflections from the store and I love the tones of green in the pages and the woodgrain on the brown, it's also paired with Color Made Easy Rich Browns card stock.  


For accents I added some enamel dots that matched, some velvet in teal and some pretty brown lace.  And there is my Cowboy Christmas card!  

You'll see some wonderful designs again from the DT today...

Don’t forget to look for:

Mystery Blogger Graphic

Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day.  Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you would like a chance at winning all five of our soon-to-be released September sets…
  • You can play in our Get in Shape Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY September 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • Play along in our Timeless Tuesday Challenge Make a Good Impression,  you can win our entire new release in this challenge as well!  See link for rules.
  • All five of our September sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all five sets together in a bundle.  This discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
  • All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • Come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Our last set tomorrow will wrap you up in celebration!

34 comments:

guilinger2 said...

you did a great job with the pencils!

Marsha J Reed said...

Great card. Love how you colored it.

loulou said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the pencil on the kraft, you achieved such gorgeous shading and variegation of colouring in the trees.

Tamara D said...

Simply beautiful! I love this new set!!

Karen W said...

Very pretty, I really like this image!! Great for some masculine cards!!

Kris B said...

Stunning card! You're coloring is amazing! Great choice of colors and I love the narrow velvet ribbon! TFS

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous Christine! Love the look of this great new image coloured up with pencils.

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a unique long style card, great idea!

Teri said...

So pretty!

Nana Griffin said...

Beautiful! Lovely coloring and love the die.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love your coloring!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow your coloring is just amazing against that craft, very cool design of the card too!

DJ Rants said...

So beautful!! Love this wonderful coloring technique!!

Marisa said...

Love the long shape and how you used tan on the focal image rather then white.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Holy smokes.... this coloring on kraft sure is your thing girl! Outstanding... Love how you shaded the shadows and the *real* feel it has. Gorgeous from top to bottom. I do like that it is a long and low card myself.

Jan Garber said...

Dreamy card! Love your coloring!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card and stunning colouring Christine.
great colours you have used.

greetings karin

flourishes said...

Great job Christine...I love the look on Kraft paper.
Jan Marie

Sue D said...

Wonderful--I like the look of prismas on kraft--will have to try this.

Linda Carson said...

Oh that's gorgeous Christine! Love the colors and your coloring on kraft! Awesome!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Stunning card! I love Prismas on kraft and your pencil work is just gorgeous!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!! I miss having snow for Christmas!!

Heather said...

This is beautiful! Your idea to use the pencils on kraft for this image was pure genius! : )

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card, I really love the look of cards created with stamping and coloring on kraft paper.

christi said...

i really like thenon-traditional shape of the card and the variety of embellies. very pretty.

Karen Letchworth said...

Amazing card, Christine. I love how the scenic display is kissed with soft snow. I've had SO much fun with this Flourishes Stamps Blog Hop & Release and have enjoyed all the inspiration along the way. Thanks for being part of this and for so many great ideas.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Sierra Winters said...

You have such a talented Design Team, and your panoramic card is amazing for this Country Time Christmas. I'm in LOVE with Flourishes Stamps and this entire release. Thanks for inspiring the SOCKS off of us all!
Sierra
www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

D- said...

I LOVE your card. Your coloring is wonderful. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Belinda said...

I just loved how you used pencils to get this beautiful look!

Donna Phelan said...

Great layout but that coloring is out of this world, really well done!

Theresa said...

Beautiful creation with kraft and pencils. Such a great soft effect! Love this!

Evette K. said...

Marvelous, beautiful card!! I have two horses and this sure makes me smile. By the way, how do we find out who wins each days release??? Thanks.

Makiko Jones said...

This is beautiful!! Love the coloring medium you used for the image! Wonderful snow scene!

Heather Jensen said...

You worked your magic with those pencils, girl! Love how it looks on kraft. Stunning! :)