Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flourishes New Release #1 - Hydrangeas


It's new release time again at Flourishes and this month we're rolling out some more gorgeous stamp sets for you to enjoy!  Starting with today and this beautiful new Hydrangea stamp set, beautifully illustrated by Marcella Hawley!  Below is my card using this new stamp set...



The colors I used on my card come from the Color Throwdown challenge for this week, and the layout is the Retro Sketch #10.  I was SO inspired by Iwona's beautiful card using the same sketch, and so I CASE'd her just a little bit with my design and the way I did my sentiment.  I used the Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities on my design, coloring the hydrangeas on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock with Copics from the Hydrangea and New Leaves collections.  The papers I used are the new PB&J from Basic Grey, and the gingham ribbon is May Arts.  In the background is a Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder.





Now, be sure to take note of this special announcement, too... Flourishes is having a big Spring Cleaning Sale through this Sunday!  You can take 15% off a huge variety of embellishments, Spellbinders dies, embossing folders, tools, and paper in the Flourishes online store!  Just be sure to enter the code SPRINGCLEAN when you check out!

Would you like to win this new 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!


SENIOR DESIGN TEAM



DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE MAY RELEASE?   Have you checked out our  Home Sweet Home Challenge?  Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which start today at noon with another one ushered in tomorrow at noon!  Both are fast-paced and fun challenges that will give you yet one more chance to win our full May release!  Check out the Flourishes blog for all the details each day!   All challenges will close this Friday at 5:00 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!











Stop HERE for more details on today's Color Throwdown challenge, as well!  Thanksabunch!


45 comments:

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous!!! Beautiful coloring on your flowers.

kathy/North Carolina said...

I just love hydrangeas, and backing the image with a "brick" wall is genius!

Colleen said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the colors :)

Anonymous said...

Love it! The embossing folder looks so good with it! Pretty colours too.
Beth Greco

Dawn B. said...

The coloring on your florals and leaves are fantastic.. I love the way you used this stamp set. Great job.

Cammie said...

Love how your card has a rustic, country look! Beautiful blossoms!Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Tammy, this is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring, and I especially love your layout! Great design and texture! Definitely going to CASE this one...when I get this set! :)

LeAnne said...

I love this, too, Tammy! The papers are terrific and I recognized the sketch right away!

Becky said...

Beautiful job on these hydrangeas, beautiful colors and layout.

Laurie M. said...

Love the card, colors, everything!

Barbara said...

There's so much to say about this card, from the awesome brick embossing to the beautifully colored image, to the fabulously executed layout. Can you tell I love it?

Allison Cope Israels said...

Gorgeous card Tammy! I love all the distressing and the colours you chose. Very beautiful!

Lynn Put said...

This is fabulous Tammy! So much goodness in one card! I'm lovin' all of the wonderful texture, your pretty colored hydrangeas and the green gingham ribbon!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love the design of this card and the color scheme is fabulous! Great layering!!!

Colleen said...

Tammy,
This is so warm feeling. The design and all the extras really make the feel of the card come to life.

Rosemary said...

wow... that is one beautiful card!

ChristineCreations said...

Beautifully done Tammy! I love how this layout showcases the blooms. Awesome use of these colors too.

Amanda said...

Tammy, what a clever design for your card! I love the colors and the pretty ribbon and twine you added, too :) And ok, I love the embossed brick wall effect (I would never thought of doing that!!) :)

~ Amanda :)

Pattie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love this set!

Julie Koerber said...

All I have got to say is YUM! I love, love, love those colors Tammy -- so fresh and springy and delish! Your card layout is divine too making this an A+ in my book! :-)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Tammy this sure does pack a punch of colors! Gorgeous coloring and great layout!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the colors and that gingham ribbon!

directmailscrapper said...

THis is my last stop on the hop -- and this one COULD be my favorite... Just love it. I'm always hesitant to use only a portion of a design -- you used it beautifully!

KimCreate said...

Beautiful card!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tammy! Fantastic coloring of the beautiful hydrangeas! Love the way you cropped them!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so fabulous, I love it

Kittie said...

Tammy, your coloring on the gorgeous hydrangea image is fantastic. I love this.

Kathi said...

Gorgeous card as always! I love the layout and color combo and you colored the flowers beautifully! What a fantastic idea to use the brick wall embossing folder! I have one but have never used it!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - I love hydrangeas!!!
You have colored them perfectly!!

Lin said...

WOW, these colors just jump out! Beautifully done, Tammy!

Linda Carson said...

Bravo! Perfectly colored and beautifully designed...as usual...!

Sue D said...

Wonderful--great coloring and I like the brick background and gingham ribbon.

Wendy Thompson said...

Great card Tammy love it.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Really gorgeous card, love the detail on your card. Thanks for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your combination of colors and patterns on this card! Beautiful!
DeniseB

Mrs. Hill said...

Beautiful coloring on the hydrangea. I love that the button matches! :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

Those hydrangeas are beautiful! Love the gingham ribbon!!! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Tammy! Love the colours of your blossoms and the embossed brick wall.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is stunning, Tammy! Love the vivid colors and fab coloring!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa....your hydrangeas are absolutely gorgeous, Tammy...such fabulous coloring and I love the sketch!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy,

This card of one of my favorite flowers is SUPERB!!! Your choice of color and layout are fantastic, Congratulations!

Cariños,

María Alba Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

Theresa said...

Great coloring of this flower. Perfect button for the card.

Makiko Jones said...

Gorgeous card Tammy! I love your beautiful coloring and detail!

Broni said...

What a gorgeous way to use the colors, Tammy! I love how you stamped the hydrangeas on the narrow rectangle!

Lori said...

Those flowers are colored perfectly, Tammy! Love the layout, too.