Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sneak Peeks Day 1: Mother's Words of Wisdom!

Just like spring, Flourishes' March release is blooming with goodness! If you are ready for some fresh picks, then you have definitely come to the right place! This first set that the DT is showing off this week is Marcella Hawley at her finest. And, she's paired beautiful peonies with one of the world's most beloved women to bring you a touching and beautiful set to honor those special to you -- including your mom!



Mother's Words of Wisdom takes some of the best quotes from Mother Theresa, and brings them to life. All five sentiments in the set were designed to fit perfectly in this gorgeous frame of peonies illustrated by Marcella Hawley. It's an image that anyone you care about, including your mother, will be sure to cherish. 

On to my creation! 

Ok, the circle cards continue! If you saw my post last Friday, I told you that until then, I had never given a circle card a try. Well, I feel a few more coming on in my stamp room! They are fun! I just thought the circular shape of this stamp created the perfect subject for another circle card! I used Spellbinders Grand Circles to cut my shapes for my card and then used two different BasicGrey pads - Indie Bloom and Sweet Threads. I love both of these papers! The ribbon is Silky Crushed and after tying it with silver cording, I did add a bit of bling with the help of a Prima Crystal.  

I stamped this beautiful wreath using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Flourishes Classic White and then colored it all up with Copic Markers! Ok, spoiler alert!! I can't show you the main collections I used because three of them are a soon-to-be-revealed brand new Copic Collections from Flourishes! One is called Candy Pink, the other is New Fields and the third is Iced Aqua. So.... stay tuned. They will be in the store very soon! The centers were colored with this collection...


As you can see, after I finished coloring, I stamped one of the sentiments in the middle of my wreath where it fits perfectly! I also cut it out and then matted it on a doily. I just love the feminine feel. Here's a close up! 


Would you like to win our new Mother's Words of Wisdom set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..

   

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! 

As you hop your way around the DT’s sits in blog land, some of the gals are using a BRAND NEW 123 CREATE KIT called Pretty in Pink! This kit features a 6 by 6″Pretty in Pink paper pack by Glitz, 12 crystal pins, approximately 200 Candi and dots in a copper shade, 1 yard of pink ruffle trim, 1 yard of 1/8" antique gold velvet ribbon, 1 yard of 5/8" iridescent ribbon,  3 yards of ivory seam binding. All this for the bargain price of $13.50! This is our most inexpensive kit yet and, if you look at all the goodies, I think this might be the best one yet!  Here’s a look…

So what are you waiting for? Hop on over and see…….


DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN FLOURISHES ENTIRE MARCH RELEASE?  Have you checked out the Pinter-inspiration color challenge?  Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in Flourishes' Noon Time Challenges! Be sure to tune in today and tomorrow at noon over at the Flourishes' Blog for two more fast paced ways to win!  So get those fingers inky and good luck! See you back here soon!

45 comments:

TikiBwana said...

Gorgeous card!!

Karen W said...

Julie this is just fabulous, I love the colors and the layers and everything and of course I LOVE the wreath!!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Beautiful!

Beate said...

Oh Julie! My heart actually started beating a bit faster seeing your gorgeous coloring and card. It's stunning!
Hugs and smiles

dpkennedy said...

Stunning Julie! Love the doily you matted with...fits perfect!

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Julie! I love the circle shape and the dimension you added! Fantastic coloring!

Rosemary said...

colored to perfection and absolutely beautiful!!

Monica said...

Pretty colors & Beautiful card! I adore this new set.

Sharman said...

Great job on your circles....Beautiful coloring. Great card.

Jan Garber said...

Beautiful little wreath! You and Flourishes do it again!

Cheryl Winget said...

This is a spectacular card! Love how you colored those peonies.

Betty Benton said...

Ahh, a peek of another quote from the set! This is a perfect set for making circle cards and yours is beautiful!

Barbara said...

Julie, this is beautiful! I just LOVE that you cut it out and put a doily behind it! Why didn't *I* think of that!?

Cindy Lawrence said...

This could not be prettier, girl! LOVE the vibrant pinks and your beautiful coloring!

Debbie Dunham said...

The card is beautiful!

Janet said...

A circle card...totally love it!

maryc1254 said...

A very beautiful card. I love that you mounted it on the doily.

ChristineCreations said...

A true beauty Julie. Such great cutwork and it looks so pretty on the doily. Really rich coloring too!

Dawn B. said...

This looks so pretty cut out like that. Gorgeous coloring too Julie. Lovely creation for the first day of release.

Kathi said...

This is so pretty! Your coloring is just beautiful and the doily adds such a wonderful feminine touch!

Ravengirl said...

This is beautiful, with it's spring/summery feel. I get a little summer from the watermelon type colors on behind your main image.

petra,s cards said...

verry stunning card your colouring is fantastic!!!
xx petra

Liz Williams said...

Love how these lovely flowers encircle this positive message! Great stamp.

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful! Floral wreaths are my favorite. The Create It kit is perfect for this set. Thanks for the chance to win.
Mary H.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous... Let me say it again, Gorgeous! See round is just awesome, I knew you would see it my way. ha! Your coloring is wonderful Julie and I like that you cut around the wreath too. Fabulous card

Lynda said...

Love the doily accent behind the image - lovely card!

Lisa said...

I love your Circle Card! Your coloring and design is awesome! This stamp is just gorgeous!
Big Hugs!

Cheryl said...

WOW! I just love how you've colored the wreath! And, the doily behind it is lovely. A beautiful card!

Mrs. Hill said...

There's just something about pink and green that I love. Maybe it's the watermelon memories of summer. Either way, it looks great on your card!

Maryleva said...

Beautiful card - just perfect for Mother's Day.

Linda Carson said...

WOW! What a beauty! Love your coloring!

Karen L said...

Oh, every card I see on this release hop is better and better! Your coloring technique makes these flowers look so real! Absolutely wonderful!

Jill said...

WOW just beautiful!!!!

lou said...

I love the colors U used, I hate the double clue words they are hard when you have cateract and cant affod the surgery. Have U ever tried to "Hear" the clue words?, not easy w/hearing-aid!

annie said...

Only one word describes this card and colours...STUNNING

SHartl said...

So pretty...and I love that green and deep pink color combo! So impressive!

Sue D said...

Wonderful circle card--beautiful coloring.

Monica said...

Beautiful card & love the pink & green palette.

Greta said...

Beautiful card using that wonderful new stamp!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the pinks and green!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhhhh, love this all in pink! It's so gorgeous!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful wreath and stunning coloring.

Amanda said...

Julie, this is just beautiful! I love the round shape and your coloring is spectacular!! :)

Naomi said...

WOW! Is this ever STUNNING! LOVE the colour combo, your colouring, and your use of that gorgeous doily! SO BEAUTIFUL!

Hugs,
Naomi

Tammy Hershberger said...

Julie, this is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful colors, especially with that bright pop of pink and I love the doily peeking out from behind the wreath!