Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Paperwhites & Snowy Delights!

It's day one of Flourishes' November release and it promises to offer up just what the title of this post suggests -- Paperwhites & Snowy Delights! Today, we start with the floral side of this beautiful release with a new set penned by the ever-so-talented Marcella Hawley!

Paperwhites Graphic

Just in case you didn't know... this relative of the Daffodill is known for its bunches of fragrant, white and yellow flowers. This beautiful traditional Christmas flower blooms only once with flowers lasting about two weeks. The good thing about our Paperwhites is -- you can have them bloom all year long!

On to my card! When I saw this stamp set, I immediately thought of an art print that a friend of mine has hanging in her home. Here's a peek...
So, after looking at that as my inspiration, I really wanted to recreate this look! And, here's my take....

I stamped the flowers using Versafine Sepia ink and then went to town trying to get the white to pop on my darker cardstock. I actually used a technique that I haven't done in years! I painted on bleach and then using a heat tool, heated the bleach to remove the color on my card stock. After I was done, I added a little more white by highlighting with an Inkssentials White Gel Pen. Here's a closer look!

I added some color thanks to YG91 and YG63, along with Y17 and Y38 Copic Markers and then shaded with W01. Afterward, I sponged on some Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress inks and also - using an old dotted stamp - added some dots with the same inks. I really like the way this one turned out! The decorative paper is a mix of K & Company, Webster's Pages and BasicGrey. Add in some cotton linen ribbon and some gold self stick pearls and... done!

Would you like to win this set? Please leave a comment here on this post and you'll be in the running! We'll announce the winner on Saturday when we post our Winner's Circle!

If you'd like to see all the beautiful ways our Design Team used these beautiful buds, please stop by and pay them a visit!

    Other Fun Flourishes Happenings This Week!
  • Join us for fun, games and giveaways as we take the lid off our November Release. You’re invited to our Power Hour Release Party set for Thursday, November 11th at 9 PM Central. All of the DT will be there chatting it up, plus we’ll have never before seen samples of all of our new sets. The party ends at 10 PM CST when all three of our new sets will be on Flourishes’ store shelves! Join us here at our Flourishes Member Company Forum on Splitcoast.
  • Did you check out the Warm Winter Wishes Challenge? You have a shot at winning all three of Flourishes' new release stamp sets! Just click HERE to check it out!
  • Just like in past releases, Flourishes has bundled up a great deal! If you purchase all three stamp sets in our New Release Bundle -- you save 10% But you have to hurry, this offer expires November 19th!

Hope you enjoyed day one of Flourishes' November sneek peeks! You've seen Paperwhites, now all that is left is snowy delights! Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what I've got in store!

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