Thursday, January 9, 2014

January Wrap-Up!


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We’re wrapping  up our January New Releases at Flourishes and we’ve had a fantastic time showing off these beautiful sets to you this week.   Today the Senior Design Team brings you one more round of inspiration using any set from this release that their little hearts desire.  We’ve loved the variety this month’s sets have had to offer and we’re looking forward to showing you more!


I chose to work with Wild Roses again today.  When we were in the mountains in early December I took along some things to colour and this was one of them.  As I was sitting at the table with one of my friends and co-workers I asked her what her favourite shade of roses was.  She said a corally colour, and so that’s what I made these!  

I stamped them onto Classic White Cardstock with Memento ink, then coloured them up with Copics, adding BV’s in the shadows and YR’s in the highlights.  It always gives more depth in your colouring. I die cut out the image with our Flourishes Classic Keyhole die, trimming out another just larger mat out of Color Made Easy - Terra Cotta Cardstock.  

To get the lovely warm shading in the image I did a couple of fun things with ink.  I took out my new Tim Holtz Stencil and sponged some rich and sunny Canteloupe ink onto the image to match that more mottled effect in the designer paper.  I also laid the die overtop of the image and sponged just the inside of the finished image to give it a lovely glow.  

I also embossed the designer paper with a dotted folder to give it some texture.  


A sponged vellum sentiment, a double sunny seam binding bow and some hatpins finish it off!

I know this wonderful team will continue to inspire you, so head on over!

Do you want to win Flourishes’ January Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all newly released January sets…you can play in our Get in Shape Challenge  – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is January 13th at 6 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our January sets are available now HERE! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through January 17th, so you have to act fast!
  • We’re also excited to offer companion Silhouette cut files for these new sets.  Check them out here!
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog tomorrow, Saturday, January 11th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce the winners of this weeks’ Mystery Blogger challenges!
Now to finish things off beautifully….here is a look at our gorgeous new January sets


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Thanks so much for joining us for this week’s celebrations and all your kind comments!  We’ve been delighted to bring these ideas to you and hopefully inspire you as you’re creating!

See you back at the Flourishes Blog tomorrow with some lucky winners!

33 comments:

Rosy Newlun said...

Oooo Christine, soft and coral colored roses! You are so kind to ask your friend what her favorite color roses were and then to color these in coral. I also like to emboss background pattern papers for texture, and love the two leaf pins as embellies!!!

Donna Phelan said...

I think your friend was right, corally color works! It is sooooo pretty especially paired with that DP! WOW!!!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card, Christine! You amaze me with all the steps used in coloring. Thanks for sharing the details. Love that embossed pattern background and everything about your design.

loulou said...

Beautiful card. Fantastic colouring of the roses and I love that vellum sentiment - very pretty.

Sharyn Polesel said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the colors....beautifully done!

Karen W said...

Beautiful and the colors are gorgeous!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

So pretty Christine! Love the gorgeous colours.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the colors!!

Nana Griffin said...

Your roses are so very pretty. Great colors used.

Conniecrafter said...

I too just love that color on roses, a little yellow mixed in is just perfect :) I like your vellum sentiment and the embossing on the designer paper!

JoanneO said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for explaining how you colored and put it together.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Christine! The stick pins are a great touch, so very pretty.

Iris said...

Gorgeous card and amazing sets. Love the coral color.
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Marisa said...

Beautifully coloured flowers and love the rounded corners and die you used to frame the flowers with .

Marsha J Reed said...

So beautiful, Christine! I love this stamp set. It reminds me of the wild roses, which are the state flower, that grow in Iowa.

Frances Krug said...

Beautiful job of matching your dp and coloring of flowers. All the embellishments really make the card special.

TLady said...

THIS IS GORGEOUS CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!;) I LOOOOOOOVE the COLOR you chose to use!!! EVERYTHING seems to MATCH PERFECTLY with your using these techniques!!!! TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)ONE of my FAV'S!!!!!!!!:)

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous card Christine it looks like spring.

gr karin

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. I love its colors and design.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Lynne said...

Beautiful card. Like the sponged vellum. Just starting using this kind of "paper" and enjoying the beauty of it.

Angelica Schmidt said...

Love the wild roses in this stamp set so gorgeous! And I love the dp you chose! Fabulous! Have a Blessed day!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful Christine! Love the gorgeous colors and coloring!

Pauline said...

Beautiful Christine. Love the colours, layout, papers and your finishing touches.

Heather Jensen said...

I love your Wild Roses! The CS and patterned paper look amazing together. Love the shades of pink and peach in your flowers. :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and papers!

Judy Woodland said...

Your card is just beautiful. Love the background paper - well done!

Julie Koerber said...

GORGEOUS -- that just so happens to be one of my favorite colors too! Your co-worker has great taste and I bet watching you color was a treat as well! :-)

Janis said...

What a beauty!!! Love the embossed dp and also those fantastic iridescent pins!! What a lovely card with the rose in that delicious coral color. Wonderful!!
<3 J

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Jean Bullock said...

How beautiful this card is! The pins and vellum sentiment make it extra special!

Leslie Miller said...

Isn't this a pretty thing! Lovely colors and the paper is droolworthy. I like how you embossed the designer paper. Simply scrumptious, Christine!

Leslie Miller said...

Isn't this a pretty thing! Lovely colors and the paper is droolworthy. I like how you embossed the designer paper. Simply scrumptious, Christine!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a beauty!! The colors and coloring, the design, the textures, the papers... LOVE!! Love it all!

Lagene said...

WOW! Gorgeous! Your flowers make me think of water coloring!