Thursday, August 11, 2011

Flourishes Sneak: Day 3!

Hi all and welcome to day 3 of Flourishes' fun-filled sneak peek week! With today’s set, you can almost smell the goodness! If you like to cook or love the smell of a great pasta sauce simmering in the kitchen, wait until you see what Flourishes whipped up!

Here’s a peek!



This set, penned by Marcella Hawley is ripe for the picking with beautiful tomatoes, lush and flavorful herbs plus a tasty vignette that just screams of Italian cuisine in the making. Throw in six beautifully scripted sentiments and you have all the ingredients for one delish set!

On to my creation!



When I saw the lush bunch of tomatoes in this set, I squealed. Oh, don’t they look delish? I just knew I needed to color them up first! I stamped on Flourishes Classic Ivory Card Stock using Rich Cocoa Memento ink and then, I grabbed my Copic markers. I used a mix of the Poppy and Gerber Daisy collections grouped by Flourishes. After that, I picked up a mix of BasicGrey (Hello Luscious), and Bo Bunny papers (the newsprint paper is actually a scrap from my decorative paper bin.) Wrap around some ivory cotton ribbon that was distressed thanks to Antique Linen Distress ink (sponged on) and you’re almost done! I used the Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants die for my sentiment flag (cut thanks to my Grand Calibur machine), added some stitching and a button and… done!


Here's a closeup! As you can see, I did stamp my tomatoes a few times to layer and pop up elements. I wanted it to look like my tomatoes were literally popping off the card! ;-)
This set will be ripe for the picking Friday morning... BUT... you have a chance to win your own setWant to win your own Italian Garden set? Well, here’s how! Can you guess….
That’s right -- one of our designers on the link list below is the Mystery Blogger! So, you’ll want to leave comments on all of their blogs. Why? Because one of them will be choosing one lucky comment on today’s post and that commenter will win this set!


  • Barbara Anders

  • Christine Okken

  • Cindy Lawrence

  • Danielle Kennedy

  • Julie Koerber

  • Leslie Miller

  • Stacy Morgan

  • Maki Jones

  • Tammy Hershberger

  • OTHER WAYS TO WIN!
    Do you love a good challenge? If so, you’ll have to tune back to the Flourishes blog at noon for one of our special Noon Time Challenges! This one promises to be tasty (that's a bit of a hint) and if you play along, you could win Flourishes ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE!

    Did you check out our Shades of Sunset Challenge yet? You could also win our release that way too! Click HERE for all the details!

    Tomorrow’s set is for those kids at heart! That’s all we are saying about that, so be sure to check back!

    44 comments:

    Sue from Oregon said...

    No way I can pick a fave from all these lovely new stamps...Awesome card!

    GLENDA BROOKS said...

    Your card is so amazing! Love these stamps!

    Naomi said...

    Gorgeous card! I love that layout and your colouring is phenomenal! This new stamp set looks wonderful...can't wait to get it myself!

    petra,s cards said...

    hi juli, i only can say.... i love it!!!!!!
    xx petra

    Peachy Wessels said...

    I love your tomatoes - they just pop off the card! Beautiful card!

    ecpiercy said...

    Beautiful card! I'm loving this set and all the amazing ideas they've inspired.

    DottyA Cards & Things said...

    Love these new images from Italian Garden. Your card is lovely, great detale cutting Yeaks!!! and colors!!

    Cindy Haffner said...

    Julie I love your layers and details!!

    Debbie D. said...

    Oh wow, those tomatoes look good enough to pick and eat!! beautiful job.

    Sue D said...

    Great coloring and stitching on your card.

    Stampster said...

    I love summer tomatoes! Your coloring is perfect - love this card!

    Auntie Em said...

    Your colouring on the tomoato image is gorgeous! I love your pretty card and the patterned papers you used. Cute sentiment and I like the bow and button to attach it!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

    Tanya said...

    This is totally gorgeous! I love the layering on the tomatoes, they really stand out. And your coloring is just fabulous!

    Theresa said...

    Great stamps and love your card. Yummy! Greta DP too.

    Cheryl Winget said...

    I'm afraid if I received that card I would try to take a bite out of those delicious looking tomatoes. They are just too perfect!

    Evette K. said...

    such a great card gf. wow, you impressed me with your style which I have been watching (!) lol, and now with the help of these GREAT Flourishes stamp images...you make a superb card!!!! Thanks for sharing. ekciampo@yahoo.com

    Karen W said...

    Looks like you could take a bite right out of these. Great card!

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Country goodness right here. I like that they are popped up off the page as well. Beautiful card.

    Terri said...

    I love this stamp! I love how you colored the tomato. The paper is outstanding you paired up with the image. Just a lovely card! Love it!

    Dee said...

    Love your card, this stamp set is great

    Miriam said...

    This is the BEST card! Love how you just used the tomatoes and popped them. Fabulous!

    Mildred said...

    My tomatoes are still green but yours look ready to eat! Thanks for the chance to win this set.

    terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

    Very nice card!!

    LeAnne said...

    Wowza, they do look like they are popping off the page! I love your vintage paper in the BG too!

    stampqueen said...

    Love your tomatoes - very nicely done!!

    Ravengirl said...

    Gorgeous! Those tomatoes are colored to perfection and they look so ripe and ready to pick! Yum!

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    Fun card and layout -great cutting!

    Janet said...

    You've definitely outdone yourself today. This is just so beautiful!

    Linda Carson said...

    Looks as if I should be able to pick these beauties!! Got salt?

    Yogi said...

    beautiful card. love the the papers you used.

    Janett said...

    Beautiful card. Ilove the layout

    Betty Wright said...

    Wonderful papers and gorgeous coloring, Julie! Fantastic card!

    jonim52 said...

    Love this new set and your card is amazing.

    denise g. said...

    IF I liked tomatoes, I could almost eat these!! Amazing!! You sure know how to color. This is a gorgeous card, Julie. Liked yesterday's creation, too, but blogger didn't like me, so I didn't get to share my feelings about that one then. Gotta love technology!

    ChristineCreations said...

    ooo it look so gorgeous layered and popped like this lady! And ahem...you call me a wordsmith? Um, look at your description of this set in the first paragraph. I personally think its YOU who's good with words friend. Good thing you're in publishing. :)

    Kimberly said...

    Great job coloring. I like that dp too.

    Leslie Miller said...

    Great sketch for this image. Your designs are always so creative. Love the dimension you added to the image, and the shine on those juicy tomatoes. Yum!

    Becky said...

    Gorgeous coloring and wonderful design paper.

    sharman said...

    Beautiful card. Your coloring is awesome. GREAT job...

    Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

    Oh that is some gorgeous coloring!! It looks like a wonderful sunny day shining down on the ripe tow-maters!!

    Tanja said...

    Yet another beautiful Italian Garden card, love the colours and design papers.

    Makiko Jones said...

    Wow!! Super beautiful Julie!! I love the way you colored the image! Fabulous work on trimming too!

    Tammy Hershberger said...

    Beautiful card, Julie and great dimension on those tomatoes! Love the papers you used, especially the text paper!

    dpkennedy said...

    They are delish and just jumping off the page! Gorgeous coloring!