Thursday, August 15, 2013

Autumn Blessings



Welcome to our last day of August New Releases at Flourishes! We're thrilled with your response to these beautiful fall-themed sets, and to finish our week out we know you'll love today's little treasure too! You can celebrate all that Autumn has to offer with a spirit of thanksgiving. This beautiful and earthy set penned by Marcella Hawley features three main images, two accent images and six mix and match sentiments. Set measures 4 by 6.  It has a wonderful homespun feel and the Design Team had a lot of fun playing with it. You'll also be glad to hear that it has it's own cut-file for extra creating options.  Welcome to Autumn Blessings!

Marcy has done it once again in creating these little vingnettes for Fall that are gorgeous! 


Isn't that awesome?  I really enjoyed colouring this one!  I went for more of the no-line look by stamping the image with Memento Peanut Brittle ink, and then colouring with Copics.  The tones work really great for an autumn image.  I die cut it out with our Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals die.  Then I paired the image with this pretty pack from MME  - Indie Chic Saffron, some Flourishes Classic Ivory and Flourishes Color Made Easy Candy Pink cardstock.  



Finished with Terra Cotta buttons, some jute twine looped through them and a strip of lovely ribbon.  




I was really undecided about an outside sentiment, I just couldn't find a place I thought it would work.  So I opted to go without and stamped one on the inside instead.  The pretty little leafing element is part of the set too.  Memento Lilac Posies and Peanut Brittle ink.  I think each day does provide it's own blessings if you're willing to look for them!

 So while you're visiting the rest of the Design Team remember that you're also looking for one last...



Hidden among the Design Team's blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today's set! The more you comment, the better your chances.

In addition to this beautiful stamp set - we have something even more exciting to offer. This month's...

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If you like what you see with the cards above, you should click HERE and pick up our August Class in a Box Kit. The last one sold out in a matter of hours! With each kit you receive pre-cut paper and detailed instructions to make the three cards and 2 of each design for a total of six cards. Just stamp, color and put them together! When you’re done, save the full-color, glossy instructions to make all of these cards on your own in the future. It's inspiration delivered right to your door! The instructions are great layout ideas for any and all of Flourishes sets! The kit comes with the Autumn Blessings stamp set (SS256) embellishments, twine, buttons, trims and pre-cut decorative paper, the remaining Autumn Harvest 6 by 6″ paper pack plus card stock for card bases.You can check it out HERE! But, hurry before this kit is gone! Also, have you heard about our Overstock Sale? All sale items are an additional 25% off when you use the code OVERSTOCK25 in the coupon code box at the time of checkout. Keep in mind, this discount only applies to Sale Page Items. We have paper, ink, ribbon and even overstocked stamp sets! Click HERE to see for yourself and pick up some goodies before they are gone!  

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you would like a chance at winning all three of our now released August sets…
  • You can play in our Colorful Creations Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is TODAY FRIDAY August 16th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our August sets are NOW AVAILABLE and you can check them out HERE.  Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle. And, for even more creative options, there are Silhouette Cut Files for some of the stamp sets in this release -- Chrysanthemum Silhouette Cut File and Autumn Blessings Silhouette Cut File!
  • Join us back here on the Flourishes Blog tomorrow for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Thanks for your great support, and encouraging words again this month and we look forward to what you create with our August Releases!

43 comments:

guilinger2 said...

Beyond awesome!

Kathy Jones said...

Ooooooh.....how BEAUTIFUL!!! Gorgeous card and your colouring is spectacular!!

flourishes said...

Just beautiful Christine. I never think of orange and pink together but then I see it and say to my self.''Yes it does's work". Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.
Jan Marie

Madeleine Barnett said...

Christine, another spectacular card with this beautiful new stamp

Karen W said...

Beautiful Card, I love this set!!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card, must have this new set!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine, this is absolutely stunning! Love the way you coloured this fabulous new image.

Ava Gavloski said...

lovely card with such rich colors, gorgeous showcasing of the stamp set

Theresa said...

Beautiful card! Love the no line look...doing more of that myself. Great pairing of papers and colors.

KimCreate said...

Beautiful card in Christene style with the bright colors! Love this image!

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card! I like the sentiment on the inside where it didn't cover up any of the pretty card front.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Stunning! I hope your the mystery blogger and I'm picked! Love this set!

petra,s cards said...

this one is absolutly stunning!!!
xx petra

Heather Jensen said...

Love the no line look, Christine. I love how you cut around your patterned paper to make a scalloped border. :)

HappyCrafter said...

This came out really pretty, great job with the paper piercing.

Joyce Casaldi said...

I just had to add that I love the embossed circle under the image.

TLady said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL CHRISTINE!!!!!!! Your coloring is FABULOUS ALWAYS!!!!!!!:) I LOOOOOOOOVE the colors you've chosen too!!!!This is SOOOOO COUNTRY & FALLISH & JUST DOWN HOME!!!!:) Which I think EVERYONE gravitates to when Thanksgiving/Fall comes around! LOOOVE the way you did the BUTTONS TOO!!!!!!:) SUPERB JOB!!!!:)

Joan V said...

Gorgeous card, Christine. I love the no line look with the ink you chose to stamp the image. I really makes a difference. Thanks for sharing that tip. This is such a lovely image. Thanks for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, the no line look with this image is lovely, pretty paper and designs to go with it!

JoanneO said...

Beautiful card! I love the Victorian Oval die with this stamp. So perfect. And as always, your coloring is right on!

Nana Griffin said...

Very lovely!

Cheryl said...

OMGosh, Christine, everything about this card is beautiful! Your color palette is stunning--I love all the pink. It seems like an unusual color for an autumn image, but it's perfect, and how awesome that the border cut on the scalloped dp follows the pattern on the paper so well. Of course, though, my fav part is your amazing coloring on the image. The Peanut Brittle ink looks great. It almost colors the wheat and sunflowers for you, and was perfect for adding a bit of rust to the can. Love, love, love it!

Tamara D said...

Your card is AMAZING!

Pattie J. said...

beautifully done, and thank you so much for showing the inside as well. love your design. A long with you gorgeous coloring, that Lacey table cloth caught my eye.

Nancy said...

WOW Christine, Your card is over-the-top GORGEOUS. And this stamp set is to die for. I need you to spend a week with me and teach me to color like that. It's beautiful!!!

Louise H. said...

Christine, your colors are so striking. What a lovely card! Thanks, Louise H.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Pink and orange... now why didn't I think of that!?! Stunning card! Great papers to go with your gorgeous image! Fabulous creations this week Christine!

Cheryl O said...

Wow, what artwork!! This is gorgeous! And, I would never have thought of putting the pink background paper with the autumn colors, but it pulled in your flower so perfectly!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Wow Christine, I love this -- it looks like you just watercolored it up yourself! I love the pink accents too --- gives your card such a happy glow!

Sue D said...

Very pretty coloring and papers!

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

WOW each set gets better and better! I love this card and of course, your coloring! So beautiful and fall like! :-) thanks for sharing!

Kris B said...

Very pretty card! Love this image, beautiful flowers! TFS

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

Christine, you never cease to amaze me. Colors outstanding, the papers you use are great and I would not have thought to put pink in with this mix. Great card!

Judy Sander said...

That set is just beautiful and your card image lures me to buy it. It's in my wish list.

Linda Carson said...

Oooooo most EXCELLENT artwork!

Heather said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! Your coloring is stunning!! Maybe part of it is using the lighter ink, but the image looks so real! And I love that die you used; so elegant.

Carla said...

I'm impressed! I mean, floored, really! I love it and I'm a little jealous of your coloring! Okay. A lot jealous.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Christine, your coloring is always so amazing!! ALWAYS!! And I love how you think out of the box! Love the scallops and the splash of pink!

Makiko Jones said...

Wow! This is so beautiful, Christine!! Your coloring is amazing and love the light outline color! Beautiful autumn colors too.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty! The colors are so smooth and perfect. Wonderful fall card.

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous card Christine! Love, love, love the colors you chose!!!

Parker said...

You've used my favorite colors, so I will HAVE to say, great card... of course, it really is. I love it.

Terry said...

Christine, so Wowed by your including a sentiment and wee graphic inside the card for conversational flow and more great stamping. Professionally done, A+ all around! Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahodc