Tuesday, June 11, 2013

In Nature

Welcome to Day Two of Flourishes June Releases!  We're thrilled to show off more nature-inspired offerings for you today. One of the things that makes summer so special are those tranquil moments spent in the outdoors.  Think of those peaceful places of recreation or solitude away from the hectic schedule, celebrating the beauty and restoring power that nature has.  Today we bring you...

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You can feel the solitude in this beautiful and earthy set penned by Lauren Pope. Whether it's catching the great outdoors by canoe, or sitting by the lake front cabin, this set delivers a serene dose of nature. This 4 by 6" set offers two main images plus three beautifully scripted sentiments. Images are great for nature lovers or even for the men in your life!


I love the warmth and inviting nature of this set....it really does carry that peaceful and serene quality.  Places you'd want to be this summer.  I stamped the cabin scene from In Nature set onto Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then cut it with this diamond shape Spellbinders die, I thought it fit the shape of the illustration well.  The colouring is with Copics with a little pointillism on the trees to mimic leaves.  I added some masculine feeling photo corners from Scrapbook Adhesives to accent the design and used last month's 123 Create Kit called Prairie Chic for the designer papers.  I thought the barn-board paper and green gingham was a great match.  The card is 5 x 5 in size.  


I've added few details that aren't too fussy to really accent that masculine feel, some lime green braided trim, Chevron Striped Twill in Celery, a Color Made Easy Button and some Jute Twine.   The sentiment is stamped on our Flourishes Classic Keyhole Die and sponged to better match the background paper.  




We'll have some more beautiful creations to show you with the In Nature set, so take a trip on over to visit the Design Team today to see them, and don’t forget about today’s…

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 One of the Design Team Members is today’s Mystery Blogger.  If you comment on her blog you could be chosen to win today’s great set!  The more you comment the better your chances!
Along the way today you'll be introduced to the beautiful Trail Mix 123 Create Kit for this month too - here's a sneak peek at what's in it...

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AND NOW DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

How would you like a chance to win all four of our soon-to-be released June sets?
  • You can always play in our  Textures of Nature Challenge – there will be multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is Friday at 5 PM EST.  OR, play along with the gals for this week’s Timeless Tuesday Open Sesame 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 come back and join us each day this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting fun!
Come back tomorrow when we'll show you something that will have you ready to hit the open road!

30 comments:

Diane said...

Beautiful...your entire card comes together so perfectly...very eye catching!!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous scene, amazing card!

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. The copic colouring is wonderful and your selection of patterned papers is perfect.

Becky said...

What a beautiful card and beautiful image.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my is that ever pretty, just love the die you cut it out with and love the background paper for it too!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love the scene,awesome coloring!

Julie Koerber said...

Beautiful Christine! That pop of green just is too fun against the wood background -- beautiful coloring too!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful Christine! I love this scene and the barnboard backdrop and lime green accents set it off perfectly!

Joyce Casaldi said...

I just knew you would do something spectacular with this image!

Sabrina said...

What an exquisite card!! Just so gorgeous!!

alicaz said...

Fabulous outdoors-y card - the papers you used are super for that image!

Petti said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Love the scene stamp!

TLady said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL IMAGE CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS SCENE!!!!! ;) YEP, this a place to not just VISIT, BUT LIVE!!!!!!!! (Like ME!) :) AND it's an image NOT JUST FOR THE GUYS EITHER!!!!!!!!! FABULOUS JOB CHRISTINE!!!!!!! :) LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous card and details Christine!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Gorgeous Christine!! LOVE the wood paneling. It's perfect as a backdrop to your beautifully colored scene!! Love the sweet little banner and button too!!

Amanda said...

Love, love that bright pop of green! I love the rustic paper and the Copic coloring! :)

stampqueen said...

Great scene - love the bright greens!!! This would make a great set for watercolors!!!

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely beautiful Christine. I love the photo corners and pretty green trim. :)

Susie said...

Picture perfect, Christine! The wood dp was a great choice for your background. Lovely stamp set and card.

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Love how you colored the scene! Love the wood background! TFS

Heather said...

So pretty!! This scene is definitely peaceful and I love it combined with the woodgrain paper.

Makiko Jones said...

This is so beautiful, Christine! Love the weathered wood panel and your coloring is breathtaking!

Sue D said...

Great card design and I like the verse.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this serene and calming image especially against the barn wood panel. Beautiful card.

Leslie Miller said...

A very inviting scene and a wonderful masculine card! I love the papers and card design, too.

Lynne said...

Like putting this scene on barnboard.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Christine.

greetings karin

guilinger2 said...

beautiful and serene!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great masculine card, the layout is fun. That lace trim is vibrant and awesome coloring.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card...love the diamond mat and the beautiful colouring.