Friday, July 8, 2011

Time to "get fresh!"

Hi all! In a matter of days, (next Wednesday to be exact) the Flourishes DT and some special guests will be showing off a new crop of polymer fun fresh from Flourishes creative "garden". It's time for Flourishes July Release Sneak Peaks -- a time when Flourishes gives you a look at these new sets, and usher in some fun and games which give YOU a chance to win them! So, without further ado, check out.....

HOW TO PLAY: Not long from now, juicy and fresh produce will start to sprout and find its way to farmers' markets in every corner of America. Capture some of that farm freshness on your cards or creations. Use fruit or veggies as a focus! It's just that simple! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCJUL11. The deadline to enter is July 15th at 5 PM Eastern. Just click HERE to find out how to enter!

On to my easy peasy creation!
Do you ever have those creative moments when you have a layout in mind. You go into your crafting space and start only to smudge ink all over, cut the only piece of decorative paper you really wanted to use crooked and then find out the layout in your head wasn't all that great? That was my experience with this creation! After fighting it for far too long, I took the whole design down to this simple layout and called it good! :-)

HERE ARE THE BASIC DETAILS: Sweet Threads and Basics Manila BasicGrey paper, some matching glazed manila brads, Copic Markers in the Green Grass, Sunflower and B0000 markers, sponged with a little Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks, paper pierced and tied up with some fun cotton ribbon and a little sentiment tied onto my bow with some burlap string. The mat to my Sweet Pea Image (from the Garden Fresh set) is actually a Spellbinders Labels Three Nestabilities die that I cut using the Grand Calibur.

Here's a close up of the sentiment! And, it's just that easy peasy!  

If you need a little extra inspiration, be sure to hop on over and see what kind of Farm Fresh creations our DT whipped up!

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle

Thanks for stopping by! I'll see you all back here soon! ;-)


Jacqueline den Daas Beringen said...

I love your cards
This one is again beautiful.
De kaarten die je maakt zijn prachtig.

Peachy Wessels said...

What a fun stamp set - your card is really pretty!

dpkennedy said...

I love how you made the shape of the peas in the pods! Gorgeous coloring and really lovely card!

Barbara said...

SO pretty, Julie! I love how you matted your image--sanding the edges was a perfect touch!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love the BG paper and ribbon that set off a box of peas. Love it. Mom

ChristineCreations said...

So sweet Julie. Great papers, great sentiment tag, I love this image :) Sorry you had to fight with it to get it her! LOL! But it was worth looks great lady!

Allison Cope said...

Just beautiful Julie! Your card details always amaze me! Just gorgeous!

Emily Keaton said...

I love the new look of your blog, Julie! That is one sweet pea of a card. Great paper and color choices!!

Dawn B. said...

That is so frustrating but if the outcome is this beautiful I say go with it. I am also loving the new look of your blog. Have a super weekend.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is cute, I like how it turned out. Have a great weekend.

Leslie Miller said...

I like easy peasy! It's funny, but I was looking at this and thinking how I always love your designs. You always use the perfect pretty papers and make it look so effortless. Gee, guess we all run into those snags, huh? I really like how this turned out!


This is beautiful! Love the colors and the way you sanded the edges.

Shannon White said...

This is Beautiful Miss Julie! Love your fabulous coloring and how you made your card Shabby Chic meets farm house fresh. Love the whole thing! 8-)

Hope you have Wonderful weekend!


Yogi said...

beautiful. love those peas and the ribbon you added to the card.

Cheryl said...

I'm sure it was frustrating when you were starting out on this card, but the end result is so nice. The peas look amazing!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Well, I think your card is just PERFECT, my dear! Love the way you've colored the pea pods...and your chosen shades of green are warm and wonderful! :)

Cheryl Winget said...

Love your card and your entire blog. I became a follower today and can't wait for your next post. You have such great style!