Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ready for a little sneak?

If you are like me and are desperate for a dose of spring, stay tuned! It's time for Flourishes' March Sneak Peeks and this first set features a beautiful flower that just screams for spring!

Introducing....

This gorgeous flower comes in all shades of the rainbow - from brilliant white to vibrant purple -- making it a coloring dream! These blooms penned by Marcella Hawley not only feature a cluster of blossoms but fresh cut stems in a vase. Don't forget a handful of beautifully scripted sentiments that are perfect for a variety of occassions! Would you like to win this set? Simply leave us a comment here on this post and Flourishes will announce the winner Saturday.

On to my creation!
I honestly had no idea where I was going with this card. I started to color it in varying degrees of pinks after seeing this photo below when I searched online looking for Lenten Rose inspiration!

These blossoms above look more purple but golly, you know me and my love of pink ---  so I took a little creative license. From what I've been told - they come in rose/pink shades too! :-) After stamping my image on Flourishes Classic White Card Stock, I colored up my image with Copic Markers (Copic Shades: RV32, RV34, RV02, RV00, YG00, YG03, YG03), and then I did add a little bit of Flower Soft to the centers using Soft Lemon. After I was done coloring, I ended up cutting out half my image to form a corner. Mat it up using foam tape on a panel of white that had been embossed with a Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and sponged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink to reveal the dots on the embossed panel. Add a Spellbinders Ribbon Trio tag with one of the sentiments, and mat that all up onto some BasicGrey Olivia paper with some coordinating buttons and .... VOILA!

Here's a closeup!
I have to say, just when you think you've seen the most beautiful flower come out of Marcella Hawley's creative closet, you have to do yet another double take at her newest release. I think this floral is a BEAUTY!

OTHER FLOURISHES FUN THIS WEEK!

  • Flourishes’ A Cut Above the Rest Challenge is in full swing! You could win Flourishes’ ENTIRE March release! Check it out HERE.
  • Join our DT with some chatter, fun, games and prizes! Our Power Hour Release Party starts tomorrow night, March 17th at 9 PM Central time! You’ll find the party at the Flourishes’ Member Company Forum on SCS! And… after the party, you can check out the new sets live in the Flourishes store!
  • Save a BUNDLE with Flourishes new release bundle! Purchase the entire release for 10% off! You can check it out HERE!
  • Would you like to get your hands on our new sets NOW? Pre-order them HERE!
Now be sure to hop on over and see all the beautiful creations our design team and design guests whipped up using our breathtaking new set Lenten Rose...

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Jan Marie Caruso

Tomorrow’s set also pays tribute to the kick off of Spring! If it is still snowing or chilly where you live, this set is bound to warm your heart and give you a dose of Spring Fever! See you back here tomorrow!

24 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Yes, it's the purple and green shades I always associate with these flowers. Very unusual and beautiful! And so is your card! Oh, the colors you've chosen are divine. Talk about a breath of spring! Lovely design all over, Julie!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

You have done it once again! The colors you chose are perfect and your card does remind me of Spring. I can almost smell the scent of the rose!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Beautiful, Julie! What fun to see all the ways you gals have used this set! I love this simple and elegant layout. Can't wait to get it! Thanks!

Dawn B. said...

This is really gorgeous Julie.. I LOVE the way you cut out the top part of your stamped image. It looks so pretty that way. Your coloring makes these flowers look real. Great job.

Tanya said...

Beautiful! I love how you cut out the image, and I love the swiss dots folder, one of my faves!

Donna said...

Very pretty card! Love the beautiful colors!

Yogi said...

oh nice. Creative license is good. BIG GRIN

Amanda said...

Julie, you have one Beautiful card!! I love your papers and design!! The flowers are exquisite!!! This has to be my FAVORITE set and I don't even own it yet - LOL ;)

See you tomorrow at the RP :)

Angel said...

Pure gorgeousness!!!! The set AND the card!!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Julie!! I captured the beauty of the real thing so well! Love how bright and Spring-y your colors are!

ChristineCreations said...

Hey I think we used the same inspiration photo! Gorgeous job with this card Julie! I love how the pinks and the gingham print on the paper pair together!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Julie!!

The Rubber Maid said...

So beautiful and of course since you are the artist you have the freedom to do what you choose. Just so lovely. Mom

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Freshness Julie! I think your take off the photo is awesome. Flower soft centers are a awesome touch. Very pretty!

Beate said...

Wonderful card, Julie! Beautiful coloring!
Hugs and smiles

denise g. said...

Perfectly pretty pink posies! Thank you so much, as I adore pink just like you! You definitely got me thinkin' girly cards now. And {sniff, sniff} that Spun Sugar (love it with the swiss dots!) is not in my war chest of distress inks yet. I was feeling deprived, then I poured myself half a glass of my precious New York vacation wine and am off to gawk at a bit more to see if I can find my creative spirit. Oh and on a genuine spring note - - Jeff and I rode our bicycles tonight for the first time in months. HOORAAH!

Heather Jensen said...

Stunning Julie. You did a wonderful job picking an inspiration photo and coloring them beautifully. :0)

I can't wait to see the rest of the release.
Hugs~

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Julie! Love the way you've cut the flowers out to form the corner of your card...so genius!

Lynnette said...

I have never heard of a lenten rose, but your card is beautiful.

Peachy Wessels said...

I love the dimension on your card - the flowers look so real! You designers are very talented with your coloring - It is not one of my strengths - but I do keep trying!

Allison Cope said...

Ooo la la! Love those blooms! Stunning card Julie!

Charlotte said...

Stunning coloring. Love the way you colored the embossed background.

dpkennedy said...

Oh so pretty! I love how you cut around part of the image and that dot background is lovely! Gorgeous card!

Anonymous said...

So pretty, and you did a beautiful job coloring!
Jan Gavin