Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Flourishes Sneaks Day 2: Mountain View

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There is something so majestic about seeing mountain wildlife in their element, and today we have an amazing scenic set to show off to you.  It's an elk standing ready with a beautiful mountainside in the background - that's the centerpiece of this 4" by 3" set penned by Lauren Pope. Perfect for the guys in your life, this set features one main image as well as three sentiments.

It's funny because not too long ago, some of the Flourishes gals got together and went to Yellowstone and this picture was one Cindy snapped! We all laughed saying how much seeing this big guy would inspire our creations!

On to my creation! I have to admit, when I first saw this image, I was a bit overwhelmed. I thought -- there is no way I could color that elk and have it look realistic! After staring at the image, I thought -- why try? So instead of adding a full dose of color, I picked up some of the lightest shades of my Copic Markers and used them to add shadows instead! I figured Lauren's image was so pretty all on its own -- no need for "heavy lifting" in the coloring department! 

After stamping the image using Rich Cocoa onto Flourishes Classic Ivory paper, I used BG90, W00, W02, G20, YG61 and YG63. Just that simple! The decorative papers were in my scraps bin, so I am not sure where they came from but I have a feeling the wood grain was from the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline collection. I added some twine, a wood button and then cut my image using the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles Die. Mat it all up on some of Flourishes Classic Kraft and... done!

Here's a close up! 

And that, my friends, is it! We think it's an impressive and stately image and our Design Team is ready to show it off to you bringing it to life!  Don't forget to look for:

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Hidden among the Design Team's blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day.  Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today's set! The more you comment, the better your chances.

Do you want to win Flourishes' August Release?

If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released August sets…
  • You can play in our Colorful Creations Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY August 16th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our August sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle, this discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
  • All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • Come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner's Circle where we'll announce all of our winners of this weeks' challenges!
And... as you are hopping and making your wish lists -- don't forget about Flourishes....

OVERSTOCKGRX 

 .....Overstock Sale! If you click HERE, you can take a trip to our SALE page you'll find hundreds of items with prices that will be slashed at the time of check out! Just add the coupon code OVERSTOCK25 and 25% will be deducted from your total. This coupon code will ONLY work on SALE  PAGE items.

You'll have to join me back here tomorrow for a thankful Autumn set that will bless you!

~Julie
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