Friday, September 9, 2011

Flourishes Pre-Release Challenge - Colors of Fall...


Even though we don't want to admit it, Fall is in the air. And if you look down fashion runways, it’s here and trend reports are already raving about the new “in” colors! So, as we get ready to turn up the shades of the season in our closets, why not incorporate some of those “in” colors in our cards as well? So the graphic above shows the yummy colors that Pantone says are in for the fall season ahead! It's almost time for another fabulous round of new release stamps from Flourishes, which means today we have the Pre-Release challenge for you! By participating in this challenge, you can have the chance to win the entire new release.... three fabulous new stamp sets which we'll start sneak-peeking for you next Wednesday. Oh, and by WE I mean the Sr. Design Team at Flourishes.... the team which I am now a full-fledged member of!!!!!!!!!!! Smiley from millan.net I'm so freakin' excited to get to share that news with my readers today! And I'm so honored to get to work alongside some of the most fabulous designers in the biz on this team!

For my card, I started out with four of the colors from the chart above... honeysuckle, cedar, coffee liquer and quarry. I found that the Vanity Fair paper pad from My Mind's Eye was a good match with those choices, so that's what I started working with along with the beautiful Hollyhocks stamp set from the August new release. My image is colored on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock with Copics from the Peony and Evergreen collections. Other supplies used are linked in my supply list below.

To join us in this Pre-Release Challenge and be in the running to win the entire new release, simply incorporate one or more of the above colors on your card or creation and you’ll be in the running! After you create your card, be sure to head over to the Flourishes blog and link up using our Inlinkz widget. You’ll need to share your link to be in the running! You have until September 16th at 5PM EST to enter! This month we have 3 new stamp sets to share. The previews start next Wednesday and just think, you could WIN them all!

Need some inspiration to get you started? Stop and see what all the design team members have created for today using the Fall colors...


And as a special treat today, to celebrate my new position on the Flourishes team, I have some stamp sets to give away! Remember last month when I had three sets to give away when I joined the Dirty Dozen at Splitcoaststampers? Well, the lucky winner already owned two of the stamp sets and graciously told me to pass them on to someone else, so I still have those two to give away! Leave a comment here if you'd like a chance to win the Wedded Bliss and Country Charm Labels stamp sets! Deadline to enter is Tuesday, September 13th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, and I'll announce the winner with my Flourishes sneak peek on Wednesday!

Happy stamping! Thanks for stopping by today and letting me share my happy news!









Stamps: Hollyhocks (Flourishes)
Cardstock: Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Stampin' Up!
Designer Paper: Vanity Fair 6x6 (My Mind's Eye)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia (Tsukineko); markers (Copic)
Accessories: Large Circle Nestabilities, Blossom Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon (May Arts), pearl flourish (Zva)

27 comments:

Gailanne said...

So glad you're on the Flourishes team...congratulations. And I would LOVE to win the Wedded Bliss and Country Charm Labels sets!

dinkuminkum said...

Hi Tammy,
Congratulations on being on the Flourishes DT - you will do their stamps proud. I love the card you have made this time - your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing, and thanks too for the chance to win stamps. Hugs,
Anne P.

Misti said...

Congratulations, Tammy!!! How exciting!!! I'm not quite ready for fall either, but your card makes those fall colors look spectacular!

Sue D said...

Congratulations and lovely card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well you are the busy stamper! Not sure how you are getting it all done -- You Go Sistah!


Congratulations on yet another team!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Tammy. I love the way you colored your morning glories. We had so many of these growing up on our farm. Great memories. Welcome to the team. You will love it here.

Amanda said...

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS, Tammy!! I am so proud and excited for you!!! I love all of your card creations and they picked a Winner to be a part of Flourishes Sr. Team!! I'm so happy & excited for you!! :)

I love your card and how you used the colors so Gorgeously! I love, love that image and you made it look so real :)

Thank you also, for a chance to win some Flourishes sets, one can never have enough of them!!! :)

dpkennedy said...

This is stunning! Your coloring and these colors are perfect! I love the big soft bow too! We are so glad to have you join the Flourishes family!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Welcome welcome welcome sweet lady! :) And this is a gorgeous card to kick it all off. Love the feminine feel, it's beautifully done!

KimCreate said...

Congrats on being a Sr. designer for Flouishes. Your cards are always super fab! Thanks for the chance to win some stamps!
Kim

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful Tammy...love hollihocks and you did them up beautifully. So happy you made the design team I know that is a great honor and you deserve it. Pat

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Tammy. I like the flourishes pearls behind the flowers gives it that whimsy feeling I think. Wanted to say again, welcome to the team! :0)

Tanya said...

I don't need the stamps, lol, but I did want to give you a big congrats on the DT hun! You deserve it, your projects are always gorgeous!

Ida said...

Wow! Congrats on your fabulous new DT position with Flourishes. Your card is just awe inspiring. So very lovely. Thanks for the chance to win the stamp sets.

Betsy said...

Congrats on the Sr. Design Team!!! Your card today is gorgeous ~ I LOVE those flowers! Thanks for the chance to win some stamps!

Heather Jensen said...

You go girl! Woohoo for you. I love that little jumpy happy face. So fitting. I am so excited for you. Such an amazing accomplishment. Your work is amazing...I can see why the ladies chose you. Congrats sweetie. :)
Hugs~

Crystal said...

Tammy, CONGRATULATIONS on your DT gig! Know we are all going to be inspired and love your creations !

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Tammy, this is gorgeous!! What a great start to your work with the Senior DT! Congrats! You're going to have a FABULOUS time!!

Newbie said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Tammy, on getting on the Flourishes team!! Your card is GORGEOUS! Beautiful colors and coloring! I can see why you made the team! Again, CONGRATS!!!!

Barbara said...

You already know I'm over the top excited for you!!! So happy we get to work together on yet another team! And you already know I love this card--GORGEOUS coloring and a fabulous design! Love it!

Indy said...

Congrats for being on the Flourishes DT! Your card is spectacular!

Debra said...

Congratulations on joining the Flourishes team!

Debra said...

Congratulations on joining Flourishes!

gg nurse said...

Beautiful card--love the pearl flourish!

Shannon White said...

Gorgeous Card Miss Tammy, just Stunning! I am not here for your stamp giveaway lol, only wanted to wish you Huge Congratulations on your Senior DT status! You sure deserve it with all your amazing talent! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Karen W said...

Very pretty, the soft colors are so soothing. I can't wait to see the new sets, Flourishes flowers are always to pretty.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Congrats my love! You will do such great things with Flourishes stamps. Hugs!