Friday, September 16, 2011

Hi all and welcome to the grand finale of Flourishes September release! I am happy to report that ALL of the September sets are live and ready for the taking! You can click HERE to see for yourself! Well, today, you might feel inclined to slip on a sweater and sip some cider as you check out our next offering. It's ripe for fall and just oozes with an autumnal flair!

Introducing.... 

Both rustic and elegant, this seasonal set called A Season of Thanks by Marcella Hawley offers the best images to welcome the beauty of fall on your cards or creations: a grouping of Indian corn, a trio of gourds and a beautiful urn filled with the season's bounty. Paired with four fancifully scripted sentiments, you have the perfect autumnal offering.

On to my creation!
When I saw this urn, I just saw something very rustic and earthy. After I colored it up, I wondered if my coloring was too bright -- so, out came the Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks and a sponge! After I sponged a bit I realized that I wanted to almost create a spotlight on the urn and I think it worked! I used Copics to color it up and picked up the Flesh Tones 2, Tiger Lily, Spring Greens, and Falling Leaves collections grouped by Flourishes. The paper is a mix from my dp stash. Add in a pennant sentiment that was sponged with Distress Ink (Nested Lacey Pennant Dies) and some fab brown ribbon and some pearls and... voila! I have to mention that I did use the Classic Ovals and Labels Eighteen dies from Spellbinders (Cut thanks to my Grand Calibur) for my image and mat. After I cut and embossed, I took out my trusty sanding block and did sand the edges. I've said it before, I know. I'm addicted to my sanding block! :-) Oh, and as you can see, I did split my card front in half and mixed up the decorative paper -- attaching them with a sewn edge. 

Here's a close up to show this great image! 
 
And that, my friends, is it! Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on our designers’ blogs today! Why, you ask? Because one of them is the….


One of the lovely ladies on our blog list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So, head on over and see how our fabulously talented DT used this new set with plenty of fall flair....

Barbara Anders
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Jan Marie Caruso
Sharon Doolittle


Want to win FLOURISHES' ENTIRE RELEASE? Well you’ll have a few chances! You can play in the Colors of Fall Challenge – just click HERE to find out how. You can also play in the Noon Time Challenge Three's a Charm posted HERE. Or... you could check out the fabulously fun Sketch Challenge that we posted at noon on Wednesday HERE! Just know, time is running out! You only have until 5pm EST tonight! So get those fingers inky and good luck! Winners for ALL of the giveaways will be announced in Flourishes' Saturday Winner’s Circle over on the Flourishes Blog! I hope you all had as much fun as I did unveiling Flourishes' new fall sets! I can't wait to see what YOU create with them!
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