Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Birthday Blog Hop for Jan Marie!


I'm so excited to be a part of Flourishes first ever Blog Hop, and what a super-special occasion to celebrate that Jan Marie our owner's Birthday!  The Design Team and Friends of Flourishes Team are all in it together!  So fun!

And even more fun, it's a mini-release of a brand new stamp set for her Birthday!  A set I think is wonderful, totally Flourishes but totally different too.  I really love Becky's design style, she brings something totally new to the team.  This new set, called Let Them Eat Cake was designed by our artist Becky Fleck with a Marie Antoinette flair and, just in case you wondered, it's available now HERE in the Flourishes Store!  (And have you SEEN the store?!  The new site is so fabulous!)


So, we've picked a really fun theme for the Blog Hop too...through the Decades with Jan Marie....celebrating the decades she's lived and highlighting the styles in each decade!  If you've arrived from Dee Jackson's blog you are in just the right place.  Head back to the Flourishes Blog if you get lost, and just to remind you it's a 2 day hop too, we'll be continuing with the second half tomorrow.

What decade did I pick?  Well, remember the days of tie-dye and wild colors together?  The 60's...it was the decade I was born in...toward the end of it (wink!).  I used this gorgeous set in a way I love, watercolor! 


First I embossed the cake with white EP on Flourishes European Watercolor paper, and then added this deep Bermuda Bay color with reinkers.  It looks so great as it resists the pattern of the stamp but washes beautifully into the paper.  I also embossed and stamped some of the flourishy elements from the set on the textured base.   I thought the fancy piercing, pearls and corduroy and silk ribbon added a lot of richness too. 


Want to win our new set? All you have to do is hop on through our celebration and leave a comment on all 14 of our designers' post this Thursday and Friday (seven people today, seven tomorrow).

Once you've left a comment on all 14 hop sites, you just need to leave a comment on the Flourishes Blog saying,  "I hopped through the decades with Jan Marie!" We will then randomly draw 2 names on Saturday at 12 pm CST from all those who participated. The winners will receive the Let them Eat Cake stamp set along with some other goodies!

So now you can head over to the wonderfully talented Maki Jones' blog to see what decade she was inspired by. 

Happy Birthday Jan Marie!

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Let Them Eat Cake;  Ink:  White Craft, Bermuda Bay; Paper:  Bermuda Bay Textured, Whisper White, Flourishes European Watercolor paper, Bermuda Bay Patterned DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Rectangles Nestabilities, Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, Basic Grey 1/2 Pearls, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Reinkers, Waterbrush, Piercer, Ornare Embossing Template, White Silk Ribbon, Teal Corduroy Ribbon from May Arts, Dimensionals.

115 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is gorgeous and a fabulous tye dye look and feel! :0)

Barbara said...

LOVE your tie dye look, Christine!!! Gorgeous color!

Julie Koerber said...

I absolutely love the variations of color in your delish cake Christine! What an elegant throwback! :-)

Makiko Jones said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Christine!! I love how you created the tie dye look. Wonderful stamped details, too!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Christine! Fabulous tie-dyed cake! :)

Dee Jackson said...

Christine this is beautiful!! I love the colors and the awesome background you made using the cake stand...wow!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Christine this is so ELEGANT!!

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful tie dye look and fabulous color!
Smiles,Deena

Peggy said...

Love the colors. God bless!

jengd said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the flourishes on the card to match the cake!

Leslie Miller said...

This would definitely be the prettier and more elegant use of the 60s tie dye! Gorgeous! Love how you used the stamps for your background, too. A very imaginative, not to mention yummy, creation, Christine!

Robbin said...

I love these colors and the tye dye look!!

Ravengirl said...

Looks delish! That Bermuda Bay color is fabulous on that cake!

debbie w said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Latisha said...

This is beautiful!!

Linda said...

Oh my, that cake is so stunning Christine...great job! xL

~Carolyn said...

Cool card -- yummy cake! Love the shading.

GrannyCharlotte said...

Christine: I love the colors you used on the card. The tie-dye look is neat. Thanks for sharing.

Candi said...

Wow what a vibrant card the colors really pop!

Laurie said...

This is a really gorgeous card, Christine. I love the color you've used and the watercoloring effect is really pretty with these new images. Way to go!

Laurie said...

Very pretty! I love the tie dye look.

Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) said...

Oh this is just magnificent! Love the tie die look, must copy that sometimes!!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Love your tie dyed cake and ribbons!!
Beth Greco

Karen W said...

Beautiful I love your colors on this.

Jackie said...

Love that tye dye look and how you pierced the flourish to go with the ones at the bottom of the card. Beautiful.

Rama said...

Loved the colors and coloring of the cake.

Lynda said...

Beautiful color Christine! Perfect for the dye tie look.

flourishes said...

Just wonderful and yes the 70's were all tie dyed and peace. thank you for this lovely card...I just love the technique and the stunning results. Thank you for making my day wonderful!
Jan Marie
1flourish

jonim52 said...

Love your card, wow the Bermuda Bay looks awesome.

Carol Ballinger said...

The color you used is so different but I love it. You made a beautiful card.

StampinCathy said...

This is one groovy tye die look! You are so creative and inspiring.

yvonnew said...

what a beautiful card. Everything about the card is beautiful!

Betty said...

Very pretty. The color is awesome

lillianchild said...

Your card is just GROOVY !!!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER Christine this looks delicious and so gorgeous!!! Love your card!!! Hugs ~S~

Charlette Finley said...

Oh we all remember tie dye! Great job on your card and the color choice is right on!

Anonymous said...

Christine, paperpiercing accents of pearls swoosh Jan Marie's H - Bday cake! You go girl!
mt23stamper

sundayshine said...

I like the color scheme. I wouldn't have thought of that.

Dru said...

Really beautiful - love the colors!

Sandra said...

beautiful! Love the colors.
Sandra

JenMarie said...

OMGosh! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

L. Brown said...

Love the beautiful colors. Beautiful card.

Denise Morgante said...

The colors of this card make it the best. Love it!!

Renkata said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colour which you have used.

Dawn B. said...

I was a 60's baby too. Towards the beginning Yikes.. This is beautiful Christine. I love these colors. So much great detail. I am going to learn alot from your stamping..:)

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, so lovely! Love that Let Them Eat Cake set!!

Kathy said...

Lovely card, very sophisticated looking!! Gorgeous!

Stampin Cats said...

Love the card. It is so beautiful.

Yogi said...

very nice card. Love the colors, very reminiscent. I'm only a couple decades older than you, so fond memories. BIG GRIN

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just beautiful, Christine! I love that fab cake image and the colors you used are just perfect.

Rose-Marie Gross said...

Wow- LOVE that color...lovely job with the piercing and embellishments too!

Jeanette5241 said...

Love, love, love, the colors in this card. The pearls add the perfect touch of pretty. Nice, NICE, N I C E job!

Jeanette5241 said...

Love, love, love, the colors in this card. The pearls add the perfect touch of pretty. Nice, NICE, N I C E job!

Jeanette5241 said...

Love, love, love, the colors in this card. The pearls add the perfect touch of pretty. Nice, NICE, N I C E job!

Jeanette5241 said...

Love the color use on this card and the pearls finish it beatifully. NICE!

buzzy said...

Wow... this card is fabulous!

buglady said...

The colors are super lush on your card. Love the pierced flourishes.
Aloha, Kate

sharon d said...

Great card, love the colors.

momof5sons said...

Great tie-dye effect. I can't believe all of the great takes I'm seeing on this image!

Cheryl said...

Wow! Love the colors of the card. Just beautiful!

Ret said...

Christine, this card is fantastic! It's gorgeous!!! Love the colors!

GaMtnScrap said...

Beautiful card! LOVE the color of this, and all the little details like the pearls and the trim. Great job!

Tish
a/k/a GaMtnScrap

Lynne said...

Wonderful detail.

ashjoy said...

Love it!

Michelle said...

Your card is so pretty. TFS

Shirley N said...

OMGosh this is gorgeous. LOVE your colors and embossing!

silvia said...

Pretty card!! LOVE the color gradients in the cake!!

Donna Amos said...

Your card was gorgeous and Your creation was very unique!

Gloria Westerman said...

It's the 60's colors....they had cars in that color.....great job and you card is beautiful....

Thistleblue said...

Christine, your card is stunning! The colours are beautiful! Well done and thank you for sharing!

Off to hop some more.
Hugs
Michelle
x

The Pink Spot said...

Beau-ti-ful!!!

Angel said...

love the color combo and all those pearls, gorgeous set!

Cherie said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love the colors! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine!

I love the birthday card you made for Jan Marie! I love the background. It is great with the different textures and looks! Bermuda Bay is such an awesome color for this card!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

leenda said...

WOW! Beautiful color Christine! This blog hop is making me hungry!

equinegold said...

Christine you took this beyond words! Your tye dye look is luscious eye candy! Your colors are soooo appealing, and using the white embossing with the water color is the most striking and shows the intricate design of the stamp so wonderfully. Great Job!

Dainty Diva said...

I truly love the colors you chose and the resist is a super cool idea.

Anna Matthews said...

Just love it, and love the colors!

stampmonkey said...

Love the teal color and the way you colored the cake. Just lovely!

Sillyfilly said...

This is a stunning card. I love the colors.

erinallport said...

beautiful!!!! so nice!

Sheng said...

I love how you use just two colors. It came out really simple and elegant.

Sunny said...

This is amazingly beautiful.

Karen Linarez said...

Love that card! My favorite color, too! Beautiful cake, love the flourishes, this really is a set for me!

Elaine M said...

Great job with the watercoloring - and the little pearls just set it off. Happy Birthday Jan Marie!!

Cammie said...

How pretty! What a great take on tie-dye.

Grenouille Greetings said...

A divine colour scheme! I love how the light is reflecting on your cake! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Peggy said...

Love the green, love the tye dye, love the combination of embossing and watercolor!! Happy Birthday, Jan Marie! And thank you, Christine.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

One of my very favorite colors! Gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Great card. That cake is beautiful!

LindaCCC said...

OOOOOH! I love the colors. This is so much fun seeing the creativity with the same stamp set!

stampqueen said...

Totally awsome card!!! LOVE< LOVE< LOVE the cake - will have to do one for myself :)

Christy B said...

I am speechless....this is incredible!

Rose Ann said...

Your embossed cake is so gorgeous, and coloring so beautifully...Christine!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Christine, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! That tie dye look is awesome!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Anonymous said...

Wow, I wouldn't have thought of this color but you made it work. It's lovely!

Pam Tatko said...

Gorgeous, love the color!

Carol said...

This is gorgeous.

shruti said...

elegant card... love the color...

Stephanie Smith said...

Great tie dye inspiration.

Chris Pochatek said...

I love the color...Who would have thought it could come out so beautiful!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Well it is my 50th Birthday too! so I share it with Jan Marie! how awesome - love the set too! HUgs always! G

Little GTO said...

This is absolutely opulent!
Sharon L

Sue said...

Your card is so pretty - love the mix of textures with the accessories. Perfect.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow what a beautiful card love the colors!!!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

wow, I just love it, great colors.

Sonya said...

Christine your card is very lovely and I absolutely love it. Welcome to the team and keep up the great work.

Janet L. said...

Great, great card! I love the colors and details.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhh, now you KNOW I'm lovin' these colors. BEAUTIFUL, girl!

Sandie C said...

This is stunning - love all the detailing in this card. TFS

imastampin said...

Gorgeous! I love this color.

DeniseB said...

Gorgeous card! Love the color!
DeniseB

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, Christine. Love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing. :o)Louise

Eva said...

Ohhh..this is gorgeous!!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely. I wonder how many of us still have some piece of tiedye around somewhere?