Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Flourishes New Release Day 1

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Welcome to day one of Flourishes’ sneak peeks for December! This release is full of floral fancy and today is no exception. When this set was just in the concept form, illustrator Marcella Hawley came to us with images from her own home. She not only loves to draw botanical images and dream about botanicals but she loves bringing them to life in her own garden. It’s really quite incredible. She pitched this concept based on what she loves to do in the winter months, dream about spring! And so, we bring you…..
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When winter hits, dreams of being in the garden begin with open sketch books, seed catalogs and garden journals – planning, plotting and envisioning sprouts and buds emerging from the soil. This set that measures 4”x6”, illustrated by Marcella Hawley features three vivid vignettes honoring these garden dreams and also features three beautifully scripted sentiments. If you like what you see, you can pre-order this set right now by clicking HERE! 
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My card features one of the sweet images from this new set which I stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock
, and lightly colored with Copics from the Flesh Tones 1, Terra Cotta, Sunflower, Iced Aqua, Pistachio and Peony collections.  I added some chocolate Kaisercraft pearls, and a Sunflower button tied off with some kraft jute.
Would you like to try to win this 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 who is the…
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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! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to see all the fun-filled way our designers have put their garden dreams on paper!
DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE? Have you checked out our Let’s Hop Challenge? Just click HERE  to find out how to play! You have until Friday, December 14th at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! Word on the street is, there might be more than one winner chosen for the Let’s Hop Challenge!  So get those fingers inky and good luck!
The good news? If you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can pre-order this set (along with the other two sets as well) and if you purchase all three sets, you can take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off all our new sets when you purchase it in the bundle. What fun! All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release. So, be sure to stick with us this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting goodies!
I’ll see you back here tomorrow for another new release sneak peek! This one is part of a continuing collection that honors the first blooms of the season! Yes, that was your hint! See you then, and thanks for stopping by!
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34 comments:

guilinger2 said...

what a great use of patterned papers!

guilinger2 said...

What a great use of pattered papers!

Mary said...

Very pretty,love your coloring...

Joan V said...

Tammy, what a gorgeous card, as usual. I love that you captured the curve of the pots with your circle die and that your sentiment is stamped right on that circle. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful, Tammy! I love the extra detail of the piercing around the circle. It really sets everything off perfectly!

Tricia

Connie MacFarlane said...

Your card is so pretty Tammy! I love this new image and you have set it off beautifully with great colours and designer paper! Great balance in your card design as well.

Patti said...

Tammy, I'm rather new to the flourishes gang and after going through the blogs I'm in awe of the work I see! Your colors "wowwed" me. I'm drawn to the soft pastels in most cases but your color use is inspiring. Time to go shopping for some new paper!

Patti said...

Tammy, I'm rather new to the flourishes gang and after going through the blogs I'm in awe of the work I see! Your colors "wowwed" me. I'm drawn to the soft pastels in most cases but your color use is inspiring. Time to go shopping for some new paper!

Patti said...

Tammy, I'm rather new to the flourishes gang and after going through the blogs I'm in awe of the work I see! Your colors "wowwed" me. I'm drawn to the soft pastels in most cases but your color use is inspiring. Time to go shopping for some new paper!

Sue D said...

Very pretty image and I like the papers you used.

JoanneO said...

Love the colors and the papers you used! Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Gorgeous Tammy! Love your colour scheme! Lovin' the greeting over your coloured image - gorgeous!

Julie Koerber said...

Tammy, you are a master of combining colors and patterns to make a card truly "sing" -- this is a beauty!

Terry said...

Tammy, could not wait to get to your blog for this Garden Dreams by Flourishes hop! Your work always uplifts! Did I ever chuckle in amazed color matching drawing out subtles and more! You did such a grand job of Garden Dreaming papercrafting.
Those chuckles were for all the simple lovely totally grand ways you matched up prints, embellies, and ribbon to pique the view in color matches/ enhancements just like we were doing quilting all day yesterday for summer house forest fire victims. Does that even make time out for Garden Dreams a thing to behold!! Your sharing have been wonderful to enjoy today, Tammy.
Keep Looking UP!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful! I love the color combos and papers.

Pattie J. said...

lovely card with your gorgeous pattern paper, and the special image. Makes you think of your spring garden planning....thanks for sharing.

Karen W said...

Great card!! Wonderful set also.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

I really like the colour of pattern paper you choose. Really nice. Cheers.

Ravengirl said...

This is so cute! I really love how the circle die cut follows the line of leaning pots! Well played!

Florence Turnour said...

Beautiful, Tammy!

TLady said...

SUPER JOB TAMMY!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOVE the floral paper!!!! Just a LITTLE PAPER PIERCING!!!!!!!!!!! AND the WAY you stamped the SENTIMENT to the side of the image, overlapping just a little! Your card is SOOOO ATTRACTIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Cindi said...

The yellow button pulls together the entire card. Great job.

Linda Carson said...

Beautifully done!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card! Makes one want to go fiddle in the ground!
Thanks for sharing!

Miriam said...

Love everything about this card Tammy! Great the way you mixed your patterned papers and layering the sentiment over the image.

Silke Ledlow said...

Tammy, this is another BEAUTY! I really like the pierced accent!

Rosemary said...

so pretty... the button just finishes everything off perfectly!

dpkennedy said...

Love this color combo! So warm, soft, and comforting. Very pretty!

ChristineCreations said...

Gorgeous earthy feeling card Tammy. Awesome layout too!

Nancy said...

What a great Spring inspiration. Beautiful card Tammy. I love the balance of the circle with the button and pierced holes. Great design!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great coloring and oh those papers are perfect with the image. The piercing looks awesome!

Diane said...

Wow....this is so beautiful...love hearing how she comes up with the designs..and this set is so me!!

zehra said...

Lovely colors, beautiful card

stampqueen said...

Great card!!