Thursday, January 15, 2009

Flourishes Sneak Peak ---2!

Day two of the Flourishes sneak peeks is here -- and today-- our "Celebrating Home" theme reaches out to our fine feathered friends! This new set from Marcella Hawley is called Home Tweet Home and it just has a very whismical feel to it!


I made my card a 4-1/4" by 4-1/4" card and really went backwards when I designed it. I had this idea that I wanted the branch to drape along the front and have just an itty bitty part of the birdhouse peeking through! So, that's exactly what I did and I used my circle Nestabilities die to frame up my birdhouse and place my circle --"just so!"

Here's a peek at the inside! I inked up my stamp with Olive and Brown Vivid inks and stamped the branch on Strathmore Watercolor Paper (130 lb). Then, I washed over it with a damp watercolor brush to, in essence, paint my image with the ink already on the paper. I stamped my bird house with brown and then colored it with red re-inkers and a watercolor brush. I added some greys and rusty browns to the roof to make my birdhouse look like it had a rusty tin roof. And, did you see what I hung my birdhouse to the branch with?? I stole the ornament hanger from the All That Glitters set!

Hope you liked my sneaky peek today! Be sure to visit these other fabulous designers! I have seen a lot of their cards and I have to tell you-- WOW! You will have to pick your jaw up off the floor!
Before you go blog hopping, here’s your chance to win this set! Just post a comment HERE on the Flourishes blog! One person will be randomly selected to win! The candy will move quickly - the ladies at Flourishes will announce the winner for the Home Sweet Home set tomorrow. But, don't worry, more chances to win are on the way. We'll be giving away the sets revealed during our Friday sneak peek as well! So, be sure to stop by to comment!
Have you checked out our Celebrating Home challenge? (Details on that challenge can be found HERE) Take part in this challenge and you can win all three of our new sets this month. The winner will be announced at our release party Friday night from 7pm - 9 pm Eastern time over at the Flourishes Forum on Splitcoast. That's where we'll reveal all the new sets and give you an opportunity for more prizes!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for day three of the Sneak Peek! Tomorrow's set is so darling, you're going to want to sit down to see what we've cooked up! You'll also meet the concept designer for this set and hear how she came to be a part of this new release! It's a great story!!

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