Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Feel of Fall.... day 2!

As card makers, we love showering our friends with homespun gifts, We love creating things with our hands.... from the heart. If you've been looking for a stamp set to welcome new neighbors, offer blessings to old neighbors or even share a warm thought with a friend, this new and charming set by Lauren Pope for Flourishes offers just that!

Introducing....

Picket fences, a stony path, a country road and a charming cottage home - all of these things make up this one of a kind set that is sure to warm the heart. I can't wait for you to see it in its entirety! The good news is... you won't have to wait long! Cottage Home will hit the Flourishes store right after our Power Hour Release Party Friday night! The party starts at 9 Central right HERE on the Flourishes forum over on Splitcoast!

Now to my card! When I first saw the cottage home in this set, I immediately thought of a cozy winter home. The fire burning inside sets the home aglow and the snow covers all the trees and shrubs. So, here goes...
This card doesn't have a ton of coloring to it! I used the Cool Neutrals set to color my stony path, I used the new Snow Green from the Pastel Copic Collection (this is absolutely a perfect color for a "snow" accent!), I used R24 and R29 to color my door and Y13 and Y17 from the Daffodill collection to create the warm light in the home's windows. I also used the Cool Neutrals Copic Collection to color my roof as well. After the marker dried, I used the Inkssentials white gel pen to color some snow onto my roof. Add some Diamond Stickles to make the snow sparkle and... you're almost done! The paper is part of the Christmas Glitter paper from Flourishes' last year. The sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings set and the ribbon is the Christmas May Arts ribbon.

Here's a close up so that you can see the sparkle onthe snow...

And that my friends, is it! Now, let's hop down the path to some of our "friends'" homes in blog land! The Senior DT has worked its magic so be sure to pay a visit to.....

Christine Okken
Faith Hofrichter
Julie Koerber
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Nancy Kirk
Sharon Doolittle

Do you want to win this charming set? All you need to do is leave a comment over on the Flourishes Newsletter! DON'T FORGET, you still have a chance to win all four new releases by entering our Feel of Fall challenge! You can read all about it HERE!

Tomorrow is a final look at our sneak peeks. This one will have sisters, moms, daughters, grandmas, aunts and friends banding together to "Fight Like Girls!" Come back to see how we are thinking PINK!

See you tomorrow!

14 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Oh Julie, this is sooo adorable.
I love that new stamp too! You did a great job on the way you colored it...not too much nor too little. I love it!

hugs
Joan

NancyK said...

It's always amazing how just little bits of color can bring an image to life. Your coloring on this card was just right - a perfect winter scene!

Sewflake said...

It looks so very winter! Great use of white and hard to do, for me anyway.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How cool! I love the wintry feel of this, your sparkle is perfect. Beautifully done Julie! This could be for the WT today even.. check it out.

The Rubber Maid said...

This is an inviting home that gives
the appearance of warmth and seasonal joy. Love it! Mom

Jan Castle said...

Looks perfect for a snowy day!

Leslie Miller said...

This makes such a pretty Christmas card, Julie! I love it with all that wonderful sparkle. Very cozy. I'll probably borrow this idea because I love it so much. Thank you!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I love how you've made it a winter scene Julie with the light in the windows...it's such a warm touch!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love the sparkle of the snow...such a peaceful setting! Beautiful Julie!

Traci M said...

What a great image for a Christmas card...and your bit of sparkle on the snow adds so much to this serene scene!

Connie M. said...

Oh this is just stunning, Julie!! Love how you just colored the windows and the doors of the house! Wonderful!

Latisha said...

Oh my gosh, I so love this, and how you made it into a Christmas card...so beautiful!!

Ida P. Krause said...

What a charming Christmas Card. So beautifully colored and the sparkle is just the perfect touch.

Diane said...

Hey Julie,haven't popped by in awhile,I see that you're still creating oh so amazing things!!!
Love that set,the Christmas card is gorgeous!!!