Welcome to Day 2 of Flourishes Sneak Peeks for May! Those April showers have brought May flowers and we're bringing a beautiful flower to you today too, it's a brand new set from a brand new illustrator for Flourishes! We'd like to introduce...
If you've been following me a long time you know I really do love to watercolour, but don't always make the time for it. But this image really lends itself to watercoloring as well as other mediums. Though I have to say - I went really out of my comfort zone with it, and did a very loose water-colour ...sort of a watercolouring without borders theme. :) I added quite a bit of moisture to my watercolour paper before I coloured to get the bleed effect, and I let the colour have a mind of it's own to some extent. Though I feel a bit out of my "zone" showing it to you...I really do like the overall effect, it's very organic.
I began by stamping the images from Old Tea Rose onto watercolour paper (cold pressed) with VersaFine ink. Isn't that little butterfly pretty? I watercoloured with a mix of Ranger Distress Re-Inkers, and watercolour markers. That way you get the bleed with the reinkers and then the finishing details with the markers. I washed in the background, then flicked some colour onto the paper to get the dots, and then sponged the edges of the Spellbinders Circle die with Tea Die Distress Ink. I actually distressed the papers (Teresa Collins - Now and Then) as well to get them to be just the right tone to match the main image.
A few fun details to finish it all off...wood buttons and jute twine all on a Flourishes Classic Kraft cardbase. And, here's the inside of the card:
You can find out more about our new Illustrator Sam Pickard HERE. You'll want to see all beautiful inspiration that the Design Team has for you with this set, and you'll want to be sure to comment because...
One of our Design Team Members is the Mystery Blogger of the day! That means commenting on her blog puts you in the running to win you today's Old Tea Rose Stamp Set! You'll have to comment to find out who it is!
Want to see all the beautiful things you can create with this gorgeous flower? We love it so much we've invited some extra friends to the party. Head on over and see…..
- Friends of Flourishes Team Coordinator Allison Cope
- Christine Okken (you are here)
- Cindy Lawrence
- Danielle Kennedy
- Heather Jensen
- Julie Koerber
- Maki Jones
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- and BBB Team Member Dina Kowal
A gorgeous new kit called Prairie Chic ready for spring and summer creating. You'll see it along the way as you visit some of Design Team today and the week ahead. We do all the coordinating for you with beautiful papers, ribbons and embellishments.
DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?
If you want a chance to win all four of our soon-to-be released May sets, you can always play in our Colorful Creations Challenge – there will be multiple winners there! OR, play along with the gals for this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Check out the links for the official rules! Also, if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can Pre-Order this set (along with the other three sets as well). You can also take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all four together in a bundle. 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 fun!