Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sneak Peaks Continue....

Hi all, and welcome to day 2 of our sneak peaks! This sneak is a fun one for me since it features my all-time favorite flower! Seeing it on polymer makes me say -- 'be still my heart!'

Introducing.....
This Sunflowers set amazingly drawn by Marcella Hawley, features not only a full sunflower but pieces that you can combine to create your own bouquet. Not to mention, she's added some fabulously casual sentiments that just remind me of a summer picnic -- laid back, relaxed and divine all rolled into one set! Do you want to win this set? If so, please leave a comment here on this post. The winner will be announced on the Flourishes blog on Saturday!

I have to say this set all started when I, on a whim, emailed Marcella and said -- what do you think of these flowers??? (hint, hint!) This is a photo I took in the field behind our house...

When Marcella saw them, she said that was just the inspiration she needed and now I am one happy stamper! :-)

Moving on to my project. I wanted to use this set to not only create a fun card but a cute matching notepad. I love these style of notepads that Michaels sells that has a pen included.They are perfect for purses when you just need something to jot a note down on!

Here's a peek at the card....

I stamped the sunflower using Rich Cocoa Memento ink onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock. And, then, I colored it with Copics using the Sunflower, Green Grass and Flesh Tones 2 collections adding a little B0000 around the image for a highlight. The lady bug was done with R24 and R29 from the Poppy Collection. After that, pretty easy peasy! Add a sentiment from the set with thehelp of a tag, add some stitching and a fun button and bow (avacado cotton linen ribbon) and.... done!
Now here's a peek at my journal....
I used basically the same elements for this -- (dp is from my scraps bin, not sure what it is!). The only difference is, I masked off the edges of my smaller sunflower piece, paper pierced and then sponged on some Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress Inks. After coloring it up (same colors as card) I added a button and some twine and... done!
Here's a close up! You can see I did add some glitter (Distress Glitter - Rock Candy) to the center.
The sentiment, is from the Tag Lines set -- which is perfect -- for just a note! And, what's also perfect is I have a little gift set ready to go for someone special! :-)

Now it's time to see the fresh picked creations from Flourishes' talented Design Team!

Other Flourishes Happenings this week!
  • Want to order our new sets? Check out our web store’s home page to see how you can preorder all three fabulous sets now! Click HERE to check it out!
  • Be sure to join us for our RELEASE PARTY TONIGHT over in our Splitcoast Member Company Forum -- it's set for 9 PM central! We'll have games and giveaways plus-- all the chatter you would want and more!
  • If you would like a shot at winning all three of our soon-to-be released sets, play along in our Kids Play Challenge! Just click HERE for all the details! You only have until Friday at 5 PM CST!
  • SALE! Right now Flourishes is having a house cleaning sale to make way for lots of new goodies! Click HERE to go right to the sale page. All Spellbinders and select May Arts ribbons are 40% off!

I'll see you back here tomorrow as we wrap up our peeks! Tomorrow's set about those sweet smelling bits of nature that are not only for beauty but can bring relief to the senses and give flavor to our favorite foods! Be sure to tun in tomorrow to see what I'm talking about! ;-)

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