Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Perfect Pair!

It's day two of the sneak peeks for Flourishes December release and I hope you've enjoyed the offerings so far! This next set is about as classic as it comes and reminds me of those beautiful Harry and David catalogs that seem to sprout this time of year. So, without further ado!

Lush pears ripe for the season -- that's what this beautiful set by Marcella Hawley delivers! This 4 by 6" set features a flowering branch with fruit, a trio of pears and a beautiful section of a blossoming pear branch. And as if that wasn't enough, this set comes complete with four gorgeously scripted sentiments that are perfect for all occasions!

On to my creation! When I first saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to watercolor it up. It just seemed like the perfect medium for such a beautiful image!

So, after stamping my image on watercolor paper with Sepia Versafine ink, I heat set the ink and then grabbed some of my Distress Ink reinkers, a palette and a watercolor brush to let the fun begin! I used Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo. Wetting my paper first, I then brushed on the color, dabbing the excess water off and adding color until I got the right look. Afterward, I did take an Antique Linen Distress Ink Pad and sponged on some ink around my image.

The rest is just matting it up! I used some Alla Prima Paper and My Mind's Eye paper, some fabulous May Arts Ribbon and some beautiful Prima Crystals (these little bits of bling are super sparkly!) As you can see below, I also added some glitter to the centers of my flowers as well.  

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 the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..


One of the ladies on the link 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!

Barbara Anders
Julie Koerber -- you are here!
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle 
Heather Jensen
Beate Johns

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN FLOURISHES ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE?  Have you checked out Flourishes' Feminine Flair Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in Flourishes' Noon Time Challenges! Check out yesterday's  The Night and Day Challenge. Or, you could check out the Flourishes Blog today at noon for another special, fast-paced challenge designed to give you another chance to win some wonderful goodies! Keep in mind, you can pre-order the new sets HERE. You’ll also see that we are offering our special New Release Bundle again – 10% off if you purchase all four stamp sets in one bundle!

Thanks all for stopping by! I'll see you back here tomorrow! 
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