Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Flourishes December Release

Hi all and 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!  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, illustrated by Marcella Hawley features three vivid vignettes honoring these garden dreams. Also features three beautifully scripted sentiments. Set measures 4" by 6". If you like what you see, you can pre-order this set right now by clicking HERE!

For my creation using Garden Dreams I thought I would keep it simple. I stamped my image onto classic white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink.

My image is colored using copic collections:




The beautiful designer paper is from Echo Park called This n That which is perfectly paired with our Color Made Easy Collections Poppy. My ribbon is from the same CME Poppy collection that I tied off with some jute twine. Added a button center with a few added pearls to the corner. Like I said fairly simple today.


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…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!
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26 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very pretty, Stacy! Gorgeous coloring!

Joan V said...

Stacy,I love your card. Great layout and a clean and simple card to CAS. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a pretty card - so crisp and clean and simple!! This is a gorgeous set!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Your card is so pretty Stacy! I love the seed catalogues and packets on this new image.

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the beautiful paper.

JoanneO said...

I like your card because of the simplicity and great coloring. Very nice!

Allison Cope Israels said...

So lovin' this card Stacy! I love all the white space around your beautifully coloured image! Gorgeous!

Julie Koerber said...

Love this CAS creation Stac! I think the papers you chose are just perfect for the image and make that fabulous coloring just pop!

Terry said...

Stacy,You've hit the graphic nail on the head! That's the look last year's seeds and gloves have awaiting a better moisture year. Your Flourishes stamping work Garden Dreams carry intended hope as the snow falls outside my window. We pray for moisture to accumulate heavily in the mountains for spring and summer runoff so gardens won't be a next year hope as they were this year. Thanks for your uplifting coloring and shared Flourishes stamping. Keep Looking UP!

Cindi Flass said...

Very pretty! I love the sweet colors.

Pattie J. said...

Very pretty and lovely colors. thanks for sharing.

Karen W said...

How pretty!! Very neat set!!

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous work! I find so much cheer and happiness in the colors!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Really pretty Stacy. Your cards are always elegant. Cheers.

TLady said...

LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Makes me want to start planning a garden!!!!!!!!!! :) There IS SOMETHING about getting your hands dirty isn't there? SUCH A LOVELY JOB STACY!!!!!!!!!! :)

Cindi said...

Very pretty, love this set

Cindi said...

Great job on the card. Love your use of color

Amanda said...

Another one of your beauties! Just love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is just dreamy!! Love your creation. So pretty.
Beth Greco

Silke Ledlow said...

So pretty...I really like these color you've chosen!

Rosemary said...

so very, very pretty... lovely coloring!

ChristineCreations said...

Pretty peaches lady :) The touches of red are great too to pull in those juicy tomatoes :)

Diane said...

Looks like a wonderful new set...very pretty!!

zehra said...

Lovely card, beautiful colors

Nancy said...

Beautiful card Stacy,
It's so refreshing to see simple cards once in a while. I think I've forgotten how to make simple cards.

stampqueen said...

Pretty card!!!