Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Winter Blossoms


It's day 2 of Flourishes' Sneak Peeks for December and today brings a beautiful illustration - part of a collection that Flourishes is offering to make your world bloom.... all year long!

This gorgeous set is part of The Blossoms Collection, a beautiful array of late winter blossoms illustrated by Marcella Hawley features a bouquet, corner stamps, and pieces to create your own borders or frames. Add in a trio of all occasion sentiments and you have the perfect set to create cards for every day correspondence.


I LOVE this gorgeous set.  The flower sprays are stunning and the main blossom image will make your little heart swoon when you stamp it (can't wait to show you that one soon!).  I stamped the blossom sprays in Stazon Ink on watercolor paper and then watercolored the images with my Letraset Aqua Markers.  The pigment works beautifully on the pretty blooms, then I carefully trimmed out the images with my scissor as I was in the mountains colouring, not at home, so I couldn't use my handy dandy Silhouette cut files.  

The papers are older Bo Bunny, called Garden Girl, and the pallette was just perfect for the design.  The sentiment is stamped onto Flourishes Candy Pink Cardstock with Memento Elderberry ink, then die cut out with our new Perfectly Pierced Classic Windows die.  

Here's a closer look at some of the detailing too.  I laid down some 1/8 inch Scor Tape and added glitter to create some lovely glittery lines to the design.  The sparkle is so pretty!  I've embellished with some lush velvet ribbon, and then added some of our beautiful signature pink scalloped lace.  

The set measures 4 by 6" and is the perfect companion to sister sets Happily Ever After SS199 and Letters in Blossom SS198. If you like this set, you might also like our Summer Blossoms set featuring summer florals or our Autumn Blossoms set featuring Autumn florals.


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 the gorgeous creations that our ever-so-talented design team fashioned using these beautiful blooms!

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!

We’ll see you back here tomorrow for our final new release sneak peek! This one is part of a continuing collection that gives you mix and match sentiments for any and all occasions! All of our new sets will also be live in the Flourishes store -- can you hear us all squeal? We're excited to share! See you tomorrow!

33 comments:

Dianne Guilinger said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors!

Linda Carson said...

Love the vivid colors! This beauty will bless someone's life!

Amanda said...

What a beauty you have created! Love the colors - well, actually, the whole card. It is just WOW!
Thanks for sharing!

Karen W said...

So gorgeous!! I love it all!

Madeleine Barnett said...

Christine, this is absolutely beautiful - wonderful colours

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! Love those markers, it looks water coloured with more control. So pretty!
Beth Greco

Cindi Flass said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors.

Joan V said...

Wow, stunning card. I just love those flowers. Thanks for sharing.

zehra said...

This is beautiful, this is gorgeous

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Wow, the vivid colours are amazing. Cheers.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Christine! Love the beautiful colours and the way you watercoloured the great new images. The velvet ribbon and lace are the perfect touch.

naneruth said...

Very lovely card.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful coloring and lace treatment on your card, Christine! I like your rounded corners, too. I always forget about that, and it is such an easy elegant accent!

Conniecrafter said...

the flowers are just lovely and great for framing, such pretty coloring matching your lovely paper, beautiful!

JoanneO said...

Love your coloring and the layering. Gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

your card is simply stunning!!

Sue D said...

Beautiful--very pretty colors and I like the lace trim.

Marisa said...

Beautifully coloured and the lace is the perfect embellishment. Nice to see a breath of spring in the middle of Christmas cards :)

Gretchen Wilson said...

Christine this is gorgeous, love the purples, of course I love anything purple.

Nancy said...

WOW Christine, You did an amazing job, as always, with this gorgeous set. I love how the lace trim at the bottom, actually continues the flow of the top portion of the DP. Beautiful colors and coloring.

TLady said...

HOW PRETTY CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the purples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwww another gorgeous card Christine.

greetings karin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Vibrant and very pretty Christine. Your lace is wonderful as is your coloring.

Pattie said...

So very pretty! I love the colors!

Diane said...

Look at all that gorgeous detail...and lovely colors, too!!

Shanna Shands said...

I love the Bo Bunny papers with your stamped image. Beautiful job.

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my goodness! To say this card has style and pizazz would be an understatement! BEAUTIFUL colors and fabulous layout -- so very classy!

zehra said...

Awesome color, love the purple card

Anita said...

The coloring is great! Really nice.

Mary-Anne V said...

love the purple and sparkle on this card.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, Christine... the lace is a perfect addition!

Allison Cope Israels said...

So beautifully vibrant! Love the violets and greens you used! Gorgeous Christine!!

Heather Jensen said...

WOW Christine! I love the glittered accents and lace trim. So very elegant. :)

Hugs~