Wednesday, July 13, 2011

All a BUZZ!

 Flourishes is all a buzz today! Why? Well, today marks a brand new release and boy, are you going to love what they've got in store! Today all the Flourishes designers have peeks of two new sets -- one to make sweet creations and a beautiful background that is a perfect companion! Want a peek?



This beautiful and fanciful set offers a sweet look at a honey of a life as a bee. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this set features three main images plus little bees which serve as accents along with five fun-filled sentiments.

And, here's a look at the coordinating background!


While this whimsical background is perfect for any one of Flourishes botanicals, it was created with our new set, Bee My Honey, in mind. A gorgeously watercolored honeycomb background artistically drawn by Marcella Hawley has been put on polymer to add a beautiful accent to your stamped creations!

On to my creation!

I just love this new set. All, and I mean ALL of the images are just too darling for words. My favorite is image above -- some clover and wildflowers surrounding by buzzing bees. It's just to whimsical! To create my card, I stamped with Memento Black onto Flourishes Classic White and colored with Copics using the Crocus, Spring Greens, and Daffodil collections grouped by Flourishes. I then highlighted with marker numbers B000 and B0000. Add some glitter glue and... you're ready to mat it all up! My paper is a mix of My Mind's Eye and Sweet Threads by Basic Grey. My sentiment was matted on some punched layers and then again on a die cut shape from the Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Three set. I also used the Spellbinders Labels One (both cut from my Grand Calibur!) Add some bling and ribbon and... done!

Here's a close up!


Want to win both of these sets? All you need to do is comment on all of these ladies' blogs below! One of them is our.....



That means, one of these ladies will draw the lucky winner from the comments on their blog for Wednesday's Bee My Honey/Honeycomb post! So get hopping on over to see what they whipped up and leave them some love in the form of a comment -- you could win some free stamps!


Want a chance to win the ENTIRE FLOURISHES RELEASE FOR JULY?

Tune into the Flourishes Blog at Noon CST for one of the daily challenges. This one is a little sketchy! ;-) So, click back over at noon to see what’s in store!

FYI: All of this week’s sets will be live in the Flourishes store first thing Friday morning! If you like what you see on the designers' blogs and want the sets before they are fully released, you can pre-order! Just click HERE! We also have the New Release Bundle, which gives you all four of our stamp sets for 10% off!


Stay tuned, tomorrow’s set offers a gorgeous botanical that features some beautiful accents to give your cards some added drama! Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what I have in store!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Julie

52 comments:

Yvonne said...

Love the soft colors!

Shannah said...

This is so pretty! I especially love the soft touch of glitter on the wings... Gorgeous! I'm so loving this set!
Hope you have a lovely day! Shannah xox

Dawn B. said...

Beautiful card Julie. I love this stamp too. Reminds me of being a little girl and running through my dad's hay fields where there was abundant clover and bees of course. Great job on this release.

Janet said...

Such a pretty card. I love how you colored the daisies.

Karen W said...

love it, the colors are wonderful on this, die cuts are perfect for this. Can't wait to get this set!!

Benzi said...

Julie, I love the clover and wildflowers and that pretty, sparkly, bee is just perfect. Looks like an awesome set and I agree the honeycomb bg is perfect for so many images. Beautiful creation!

Allison Cope said...

Stunning creation Julie! I just love the soft, subtle colour palette you used! Just beautiful!

Emily Keaton said...

Julie, this is absolutely lovely!! Great colors and layout. Love how you made the bees' wings sparkly. :)

The Rubber Maid said...

Great image and put to use so perfectly. What an awesome set this new one is. Mom

sharman said...

Beautiful card. Great job.......

Jan Marie said...

Oh, so very pretty! Love those iridescent wings and the color combination you've selected! Nice work on the coloring, too!

ecpiercy said...

Julie, love your card and how you pulled in the color of the clover blooms with the paper. Smart!

Moosisk said...

Oh how pretty! I love how you emphasized the bees' wings with the glitter glue. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

Tanya said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love the bees!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fresh and sweet, I like the ribbon and tag combo's you do Julie. less than 6 days till CHA... whohoo

Yogi said...

very pretty. Love the coloring.

When I was commenting on all the other blogs in the wee hours of the morning (couldn't sleep), your post hadn't been uploaded yet. So when I got to Jan's post, it looked like she was the only one to use this image and I mentioned it to her. So glad there was someone else that used it.

Leslie Miller said...

I love how you used this image, Julie! Such pretty colors in your papers, and gorgeous coloring of the image to coordinate. Too, too cute!

Barbara said...

Oh, this is SO pretty, Julie!! I love your layout and your colors are gorgeous!

Jan Garber said...

Great color combo! Love these images, so Summery!

sandyh said...

very pretty coloring as usual! so cute!
sandyh

Theresa said...

Love yur card. My head is just buzzing with ides for this great stamp set.

Betty said...

beautiful colors. Of course pink and green were my wedding colors YEARS ago. :)

DottyA Cards & Things said...

This is just a lovely card!!! The colors work so will with that beautiful stamp set...!

Alexandra said...

I think this may be my favourite image too. I love those wild flowers. Great card.

Peggysuez said...

Nicely colored and beautifully framed with your shape choices.

ChristineCreations said...

I love how soft and pretty these colors look together with this image. Gorgeous combination Julie...lovely coloring too, I love how you've used the label behind the sentiment circle too!

Beth Miller said...

Love the colors in this card and the little bit of bling on the wings!

Janine said...

Hi!! How are you??? I emailed you ages ago... Hope all is well!!
Miss ya!! Beautiful card too!!

Katie Ford said...

Very pretty and soft. I like the color choice for the daisies - they look just like the Shasta daisies in my garden. Nice job.

Rosemary said...

gorgeous!! i love that you are showcasing that stunning floral image from the set!

bbsox55 said...

Your color scheme is so well done and I love the stamp sets.

jjocarlson said...

What a gorgeous card. Luv the Purples and what a great job coloring the flowers pop out at ya!

jjocarlson@yahoo.com

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely LOVE this card, Julie! The soft colors are gorgeous, and your coloring is absolutely AMAZING on this! (...esp love the daisy centers...perfection!)

Serena said...

Beautiful! Love the pink and green combo!

denise g. said...

Pretty clover and daisies and beautifully accented with your coloring talents. Really like the patterned paper you used, too. I also think the sentiment presentation is divine. Well Done!

Charlotte said...

Pretty! Love your coloring.

Debbie D. said...

Beautiful!! What a lovely job coloring.

Linda Carson said...

That darn Marcella is costing me money!! You're beautiful card doesn't help either!! Love it!

creativearts said...

Love those white daisies! Are you the mystery blogger?

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful and richly colored, Julie! Wonderful card and design! Love the image coming from the side like that!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card!

Pati said...

Very nice, love the colors you used and that new stamp!

Ravengirl said...

This is totally cute! I love the shimmer on the wings of the bees!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love the colors and papers you used here. These sets are adorable.

Jodi said...

Looks like this is going to be a gorgeous addition to the Flourishes stamps. Have to agree with you that the clover flowers are just beautiful. Love the little fanciful bees also. Can't wait to see what's next.

Bev J. said...

Really like how you colored that neat image-pretty card!

Traci M said...

Julie, your color combination for this sweet whimsical image is mesmerizing...love all the bits of sparkle too!! Such a darling card!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I'm soooo lovin' this sweet set!! Love the little bees!!!

BeckyTE said...

Love every one of your cards with the new release sets. All just wonderful.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, Ms. Julie! LOVE the sweet soft colors on your card, and those flowers are gorgeous! I was too intimidated to color up those flowers, but you make it look easy!

stampqueen said...

Love those flowers - great for coloring!!!

dpkennedy said...

I love your wonderfully colored off-set floral image! Beautiful card!