Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Feel of Fall --- day one!

I have to say my favorite time of year is fall - when the crisp air takes over and those gorgeous colors start to sprout on leaves all over town. Oh... I could talk forever about all the things I love about fall. Now, I have two more reasons with some gorgeous images perfect for this time of year thanks to the talented folks over at Flourishes!



Both of these sets were masterfully drawn by Flourishes' resident artist Marcella Hawley. Each one in a style that only Marcella can do! They richly define the feel of the season! Both the Falling Leaves and the Seasonal Wreaths sets will hit the Flourishes store right after our Power Hour Release Party Friday night! Woo-hoo! So, mark your calendars! The party starts at 9 Central right HERE on the Flourishes forum over on Splitcoast!

Want to see what I cooked up? I decided to ink up the Seasonal Wreaths set and chose rustic colors that are actually more holiday like than fall!

I love the wreath of roses in this set and wait 'til you see all of these beauties! There is a wreath for every season-- thus the title! ;-)

Now to the mechanics! I stamped my wreath using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and then colored them up with the Dusty Rose and the Fields Copic Collections. The pussy willow in the wreath was colored with the Cool Neutrals set. I only used the two lightest colors in the collection though to spot on some color. After that, I sponged on some Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges of my circle that I cut out using a Classic Circle Nestabilities die and then I matted it on to a shape cut with the Labels Three die. After I embossed my shape, I used a light sandpaper to rough out the edges. The rest of the card - I added some Kaiser Craft pearls, added some stiching, a decorative border punch, some fun BasicGrey paper (Wassail) and some gorgeous olive silk ribbon.

Here's a close up of my wreath. I just think this image is such a classic!

The Senior Design Team created some gorgeous projects that truly capture the beauty of this time of year! So, be sure to hop on over and see!

Christine Okken
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Nancy Kirk
Sharon Doolittle

Do you want to win the Falling Leaves or Seasonal Wreaths sets? All you need to do is leave a comment on today's post over on the Flourishes Newsletter! DON'T FORGET, you still have a chance to win all four new releases by entering our the Feel of Fall challenge! You can read all about it HERE!

Tomorrow, we'll continue our sneak peeks! You'll love this set! It's one that just proves, the road to a friend's house is never long!

See you tomorrow!

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