Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sneaks Day 2: Bees and Blooms!

Hi all and welcome to day 2 of Flourishes' fabulous sneak peeks! Today's stamp set is one that is close to our hearts in more ways than one. For starters, it's the last stamp set penned by Becky Fleck for Flourishes. And because of that, Flourishes decided to make it a special set that will help a cause close to Becky's heart. Take a peek at....

Bees&BloomsGraphic
This stippled beauty called Bees and Blooms features apple blossoms and bees buzzing in such an artistic way. And, Becky created a SVG and Silhouette cut file to be used with this set. It's a unique look that is begging to be water-colored, colored up with Copics or just stamped on its own! Now, the special part of this set. Becky is donating 100% of her artist fees to benefit the Relay for Life. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. And, Becky's team takes to the track in my own home town of Billings, Montana to help make a difference. You'll have to click HERE to read all about why Becky walks! And you should know, to help Becky in her mission, 10% of all sales of Bees and Blooms will go to help Becky's Relay for Life team!

On to my creation!
I just love the stippled feel of this set, it is just too beautiful and so easy to color because Becky took the work out of coloring it with her fabulous shading. I only used a few Copic collections (you can scroll down to the bottom of this post to see which colors I uesd!) and when I was done, instead of just shading and blending around my image, I decided to make the shadows stippled too! See?


I added some paper piercing to my decorative paper, added a sentiment thanks to some Rich Cocoa Memento ink and then, added a brad and a bow and... ta da! The die is one from Spellbinders called Wonky Rectangles. And that, my friends, is it!

Do you want to win this set? All you need to do is figure out......

Mystery Blogger Graphic 

We don’t know which one of these ladies below will be the Mystery Blogger but one will, so leave comments on all of our designers’ blogs and you’ll be in the running to win today’s Bees and Blooms Stamp set! Want to see all the beautiful things you can create with this set designed for a fabulous cause? Head on over and see…..

Do you want to win Flourishes' April Release?

If you want a chance to win all three of our soon-to-be released sets, you can always play in our Summer Lovin' Challenge – there will be multiple winners here! OR, play along with the gals for this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Check out the links for the official rules! Also, if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can pre-order this set (along with the other two sets as well). You can also take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle. All sets will be live first thing Friday morning -- that's tomorrow -- along with the coordinating cut files for this release. So, be sure to stick with us this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting goodies!

I’ll see you back here tomorrow for another new release sneak peek! This one will have you taking a trip past the garden gate for some beautiful inspiration!


~Julie
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