Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flourishes Sneak Peeks... day 2!

Spring may be in full swing, but thanks to Marcella Hawley, you can have a breath of fresh air on your cards and creations.... all year long!

Introducing...Cherry Blossom Graphic jpg

There's nothing like the sweet smell of cherry blossoms in bloom. This set artfully drawn by Marcella Hawley features a beautiful blooming branch, a single flower, two accent flowers, plus six sweet sentiments. It's a beautiful and timeless set that is sure to become one of your floral "go to" stamp sets!

Would you like to win this set? Simply leave us a comment over on the Flourishes Blog on today's post and you might walk away with this new blooming beauty! While you are over at the blog, you'll have to check out this week's happenings! Tonight is the POWER HOUR Release Party! We switched things up a bit so that we could throw in a few more surprises! So, join us TONIGHT, MAY 13th at 9 PM Central Standard Time HERE in the SCS Flourishes Forum!

Onto my creation!

When I saw the new Cherry Blossoms set, I just fell in love with this blooming branch - completely and utterly in love. I looked at the flowers and just saw them in my head colored up in really soft shades. So, I tried to recreate just that!

I stamped the branch using Versafine Sepia on Flourishes European Watercolor Paper and then, I picked up my Distress Ink Reinkers and watercolored the branch. I used Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Tea Dye, Shabby Shutters and Broken China. I swear, there is nothing more relaxing than painting. And, there's nothing better than painting up a beautiful image like this! After I was done, I wanted to keep my layout sweet and simple. I added some pattern paper, a sentiment from the set, a stitched edge, a punched border, some sheer ribbon and my cherry on the top was a rose colored pearl.

And that, my friends, is it! Hope you join the DT and I for tonight's release party! Until then, the Design Team's creations are in full bloom and are waiting for your visit! So, be sure to hop on over and see...

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle

Tomorrow, Flourishes wraps up the sneak peeks with a beautiful set that will have some of your Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies singing with joy! So much so, Flourishes snagged some of the Spellbinder's Blog Team to help us unveil this new, one-of-a-kind set! You can get a sneak peek tonight if you join us for our Release Party! :-) See you back here tomorrow!

p.s. Some of you know my mom The Rubber Maid -- she's that funny lady who loves to crack the jokes when she's showing off her fabulous cards. Well, today is her BIRTHDAY! So, if you have some time and want to make the old lady's day, please go over and wish her a Happy Birthday HERE! I won't tell you how old she is but let's just say she's 35 times 2 plus 3!! She was VERY old when she had me! :-)

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