Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Stamps From Flourishes!!!!

Well... the time is here when we can unveil the newest batch of stamps from Flourishes sure to fill your creative appetite!

This first set is another gorgeous floral set drawn by the ever so talented Marcella Hawley! Introducing......
When this set started to make its way to the Senior Design Team, many of us scratched our heads. What was a Nasturtium? And, how did you even pronounce it - let alone color it? Many of us "googled" it to see photos and to try to envision this beautiful and vibrant flower on paper.

Well, here's what one seed packet showed! Don't you just love the variagated petals? So pretty!So, with this picture in mind, this is what I came up with!
I chose to keep my flowers all one color and just deepen the orange tones in areas. I also colored them with Copic markers using the Tiger Lily and Spring Green collections that will SOON be unveiled in the Flourishes store! YIPPEE! I started with the lightest tones in the collections and then went progressively darker adding in my shadows until it was just the right mix of color. After you are done, use a circle Nestability (large and small) by Spellbinders to cut your main image and a black mat. Then, I used the Labels Three die to create the mat. I ran paper through twice, first with my orange dp and second with black. I embossed the orange dp, and using the embossed line, I trimmed it up so that my black piece would act as a mat. I hope that makes sense!

Here's a close up....Before I go - I have to tell you that we've got lots of fun brewing over at Flourishes! First over on the Flourishes Newsletter - the Nasturtiums set is our daily giveaway for sneak peek week! Leave a comment HERE and you'll be in the running! Then, mark your calendar for our release party! It's set for Friday from 8 to 10 PM Central time over in the Flourishes Forum on SCS. Need a little more fun? How about participating in the His & Hers challenge! Enter and you'll have a chance at winning all three of our newly released sets! You can read up on it HERE!

Don't miss out on all the other sneak peeks! Check out what the rest of the Senior DT cooked up.....

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back with day two of our sneak peeks tomorrow. This one will satisfy those English garders at heart! That's your hint! ;-)

14 comments:

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

This one's a stunner, Julie! Love the little black mats - great tip for the labels 3, I'll have to try that. Love your new blog layout, too!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Sooooo pretty, Julie! What a perfect job you did coloring those flowers...GORGEOUS!

denise g. said...

You just never cease to amaze me! I know why those smart Flourishes ladies have you as a Senior DT Member. This is so pretty! I LOVE those classy black mats and how you used the circle Nesties with the Labels 3 ~ super sharp looking. This is shaping up to be a good week in blog gawking. Thanks!

Etha said...

oh this is so beautiful in the circle, wonderful card!! great coloring!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Julie, this is gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the way you did the subtle black mats with the layered shapes. Your coloring with the copics is so beautiful!!!

Lovely gd Cee said...

look at that bow....... looks so perfect!
love the flowers. if i didn't know anything, that seed pocket looks like your own creation.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Julie! Lovve the blossoms edging in to the circle!

Latisha said...

just gorgeous Julie...love how you stamped the flowers around the circle to frame the sentiment

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful coloring with those Copics, Julie! I can't wait to try them out. I love this gorgeous shade of orange and that magnificent bow. Super sketch, too! A beautiful, fresh, and fun card!

ChristineCreations said...

Pretty Banner Julie!

And gorgeous coloring! I really like the shape you've created and the precise black borders, it really makes the design pop!

Kimberly Crawford said...

WOW, Julie! WOW! What a beautiful, clean, and totally elegant card!!! WOW!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Fantastic card, and Nasturtims or however you spell or say it are flowers that just refuse to spread like weeds here in Michigan. Love your use of the Nesties..totally beautiful. Mom

Alex said...

Absolutely beautiful Julie!! WOW - that coloring is amazing! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Julie this is wonderfully beautiful! Oh your coloring is awesome and that ribbon bow, whohoo... fabo! I am gonna have to try this layering of the circle and label spellbinders, I love how this turned out. Great card.