Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Let Flourishes April Sneak Peeks Begin!

With April, new stamps are starting to sprout for your creative pleasure and today, marks day one of Flourishes Sneak Peeks. Starting today the Flourishes gals will unveil one of our three new sets that you are sure to fall in love with!

Introducing...
Orchids Graphic copy

If you love the sleek and mysterious look of orchids, you'll love bringing this stamp set penned by Marcella Hawley to life. This set features two varieties of this beautiful bloom -- Phalaenopsis and Cattleya Orchids. With this set, comes six words and sentiments to properly dress your cards and creations for many different occassions! Would you like to win this set? Simply leave us a comment here on this post and Flourishes will announce the winner Saturday at noon central standard time in the Winner’s Circle Post!

On to my creation! When I first laid eyes on Marcella's artwork, I knew I had to go searching to see what I could come up with for a color scheme, and this beautiful work of art is what I found. Isn't it just gorgeous?

Now, I have to admit, I have some work on my coloring to get it to look just like the photo above! I am going to try again, but for now, I chose to be inspired just by the colors and not necessarily how it was colored! :-)

On to the mechanics of my card! I grabbed some Prima Sparkling Spring paper and some Flourishes Classic White and went to town! I stamped my orchids with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored it up with the Fields, Tea Rose and Hollyhock Copic Collections grouped by Flourishes. After I colored it up, I did highlight using B000 and B0000 Copic markers and cut it out using the Spellbinders Labels Eight Nestabilities die and my Grand Calibur Die Cut machine! Add some cotton linen ribbon, crochet lace, a fun vintage button and you're almost done! I also added some stitching and bling for an extra little pop!

Here's a close up....

And that, my friends, is it! I just love how elegant this stamp set is and I'm sure you'll feel the same way once you see what some of the other Flourishes gals created!

OTHER FLOURISHES FUN THIS WEEK!

  • Flourishes’ Spring has Sprung Challenge is in full swing! You could win Flourishes’ ENTIRE April release! Check it out HERE.
  • Join our DT with some chatter, fun, games and prizes! Our Power Hour Release Party starts tomorrow night, April 14th 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 called Orchids.....

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

Tomorrow’s set pays tribute to the mom's in our lives, so you'll want to be sure to swing by and see what Flourishes has in store for day 2! See you back here tomorrow!

22 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

LOVE it, Julie. Great job coloring. I love the soft pink and bit of lace trim you used. :)
Hugs~

petra,s cards said...

good morning, what a gorgeous card and lovely collouring!!! love the new set!!!
xx petra

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! You make the flowers look real!

Cheryl said...

Your colouring is perfect, really beautiful card.

Karen W said...

Totally gorgeous card, these may be my new favorite stamps. Love it!! I preordered and I hope they get FAST!

dpkennedy said...

Your coloring is gorgeous! I love how you offset the image in the frame! Beautiful card Julie!

Emily Keaton said...

What an unexpected but completely gorgeous color combo. This is amazing, Julie!!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL coloring Julie!!~

Tanya said...

Oh this is beautiful! Your coloring is just gorgeous. Love this, simple and oh so classy.

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous Julie.. LOVE your inspiration piece too. Your coloring rocks..

Leslie Miller said...

Your coloring is divine, Julie! Beautifully inspired! Such a sweet and pretty card design, too. Can't wait to color up this image and hope I can do half as good a job!

Barbara said...

GASP!!! Oh. My. Word. Fabulous, Julie, just fabulous!!! LOVE your color combo and your coloring is just perfect!!!

Mrs Ham said...

Lovely card. Your coloring is perfect just the way it is.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I think your coloring is wonderful on this Julie. Beautiful!

Betty Wright said...

Beautifully elegant, Julie! Wonderful colors, coloring, and design. Lovely card!

ChristineCreations said...

You know with the lightness to your peachy pinks it almost looks like it shimmers! This is so lovely Julie!

denise g. said...

Too Funny! You, about the absolute best colorer I know, are going to try again. It looks perfect to me already! This is a gorgeous card and you really did Marcella's artwork the justice it deserves. Just love the papers you used and the lace, button and ribbon set it off beautifully. I really keep thinking I need to get brave and stop using Great Grandma's treadle sewing machine as a table in the living room. Oh, the cards I could make or the blood I could let...

Amanda said...

Aw Julie, I think your coloring is Beyond Beautiful!! I just love your shading, I really struggle with that. And I love your design, another area I struggle with (honest)! Another beautiful, Beautiful card, Julie :)

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Absolutely.beautiful.stunning. Your work is inspirational. I would love an opportunity to win a set to try my hand at this. I have a lot to learn from you ... I am so glad to be a subscriber!!

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KathyJ (Wattle) said...

STUNNING!!! You *know* I love orchids and you've done such a beautiful job with these!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Stunning card- and I think your coloring is fabulous!

Diane said...

Again as said above and above that...stunning!!!!!