Thursday, April 9, 2009

Swing Into Spring - Day 2!

Remember as a kid swinging the day away? You never seemed to get tired and the butterflies in your belly always found a way to make you giggle. If you still have those memories fresh in your mind, then do I have the perfect stamp set for you!


Introducing....

This set drawn by Lauren Pope is just full of whimsy! The sentiments in this set offer everything from an invitation for a friend, to get well wishes, to a note of encouragement, to an everyday kind of card. Really! It's that versatile!

EDITED TO ADD: here is the link to Swing Set!

For my card, I was dying to play with the new European Watercolor Paper that Flourishes is now carrying. This paper is a very strong weight which means, when you add water, it won't buckle easily and it really absorbs the color very nicely! It's a true artist quality paper.

Here's a peek at my card!
I stamped the tree from this set using Versafine Sepia. Then, using the tops of my ink pads, I colored up my image with a damp aqua painter brush(Adirondack Lettuce for the foliage and Stonewashed for the sky). The tree limbs were done with a brown Tombow marker that I scribbled on a palette and then picked up the color with my waterbrush. For the grass, I inked up my stamp with lettuce and then added the red flowers with a marker, stamped, and then went over the entire image with a watercolor brush to blend the color. The little girl was done the same way, stamp, and then pick up color with the waterbrush to paint. Just that simple!!

To make my card, I used the scalloped edge punch from Stampin' Up and then also the circle and scalloped circle punches from SU as well! Add some sheer ribbon and... done!

Make sure you swing on over to the other design team members to check out their creations!

Leslie Miller
Faith Hofrichter
Cindy Lawrence
Laura Fredrickson
Latisha Yoast
Stacy Morgan
Jan Marie Caruso
Sharon Doolittle

Be sure to check in too at the Flourishes Newsletter for your chance at winning this whimsical set! There's also all the details there for this Friday's release party! Can you say games, giveaways, and more fun samples???

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow for our final day of sneak peeks! This one will have you turning to an older Flourishes set to capture a real vintage feel! (Yes, that's your hint!)


18 comments:

Alex said...

I LOVE this card - sooooo soft and pretty Julie!!! The watercoloring you did is amazing and I ADORE this stamp set!!! I have no Flourishes stamps but I REALLY want this one!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Gabriela.divine@verizon.net said...

What a darling card! I think these Swing Sets are a definite Must-Have! TFS

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is just darling Julie. I really like how you used the little girl, and your tree looks wonderful!

Janine said...

HI there Julie!! Great new set and I think your card is adorable.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. Ours starts today with friends for dinner, then family visiting Friday morning and then I am cooking Friday afternoon for Easter dinner at my brother's place.
xo Janine

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Julie! Love the little girl in the circle!

Markie's Mom said...

VERY sweet!!! Love the inset of the girl!

Tanya said...

Wow, that really is sooo pretty!!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is super cute, Julie! I love how you did the ground on this one. Another great idea for using those grass and flower sprigs. It looks so realistic! I'll probably be pulling out these stamps for all kinds of scenes!

Jan Castle said...

Very cute!
Jan

Carolyn King said...

so pretty!!!! love your watercoloring!

ChristineCreations said...

You know what I love about this one Julie...those sweet little flowers! The whole creation is really lovely!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Julie, this is wonderful!!!! Great colors, coloring, and love your created scene!!!

Elena said...

How precious this card is!

Silke said...

So beautiful - Julie!!! Your watercoloring looks wonderful!!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Wow, Julie! That is really and truly STUNNING! Your color palette is FABULOUS! I agree, that paper is awesome!!

Latisha said...

Holy Heck! How did I miss this today?! This is just gorgeous!! Wow, so beautifully colored.

Shirley said...

I've so been gone for a while. This is just so sweet, Spring, and pretty too!

gloria velasco said...

LOVE THE SWING CARD,

If there a possibily to buy this stamp???

thanks. Gloria