Friday, January 15, 2010

More Sneaks... and a Stamp Simply Challenge!

It's the final day of the Flourishes January Release sneak peeks! And, this set brings back such memories --- it reminds me of the beautiful lace tablecloths that my grandma always seemed to have on hand when we'd visit for supper. This gorgeous set drawn by the ever so talented Becky Fleck offers 8 different designs of beautifully orchestrated lace. It may come in a 4 by 6 stamp set but, each design was made to repeat from here to eternity! Create a border, a background, an accent, a frame... the sky is the limit with this one-of-a-kind set!

And, I thought I'd use it to dish out some spring for this week's Stamp Simply challenge! Why? Ssnotime122 is all about flowers in fresh springtime colors --for a mid-winter -perk-me-up! You can click HERE to head on over to Sharon's blog for all the details!

Now, to my card! I can't tell you how good it felt to pick up the colors of spring to create!

I embossed one of the lace edges using Versamark Ink and Ultra Fine Detail Embossing powder to make sure I didn't lose any of the fine definition of this set. I also embossed my Sweet Peas onto some European Watercolor paper and then picked up some Distress Inks to watercolor my flowers. I used a paint palette and the distress ink reinker (using just one drop of each color in my palette) and then picked up the color with a Niji waterbrush. I used Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint for my flowers and Broken China as a watercolor wash behind my flower. The rest is just layering up, adding some zig zag stitches, some pearls, some velvet ribbon and an oval and oval scallop punch (SU). The sentiment is from the Tag Lines set that will also be released tonight with the Lace Edges set! YIPPEEE!

Want to see how the rest of the Stamp Simply Team ushered in spring? Check out:Sharon,Michelle Woerner -- our guest designer!, Janine , Jennifer , AJ , Tammy, Deb, Barbara , Jenny , and Barb

And, while you're hopping, you have to check out the rest of the Flourishes design team's fabulous Lace Edges creations!

Christine Okken
Latisha Yoast
Stacy Morgan
Cindy Lawrence
Leslie Miller

Want to win this set? Be sure to head on over to the Flourishes Newsletter and leave comment to be in the running! Thanks for stopping by... it's been a fun week! TGIF and I'll see you back here soon!

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