Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New Release - Always Blooming

It’s Day Two of our delightful December Releases at Flourishes!  Today we have another stunner for you that combines beautiful botanicals with very meaningful sentiments.  Introducing….

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Send some strength to those you care about with this touching set penned by Sam Pickard and embellished with beautiful sentiments courtesy of Dina Kowal. It's a set that's perfect for those times when a friend needs to know that you care. It features five scripted sentiments with heart warming messages as well as a group of beautifully drawn winter roses. Set measures 4" by 6". Ideas are blooming plentifully in our design team creations with this gorgeous set.


I will always love a great floral set - but I think it’s the sentiments in this set that just win you over.  You’ll see some really meaningful words of encouragement and support in the creations with this set.  Always Blooming is a real beauty!  

I wanted to go an entirely different direction with this design and colour the winter roses more like a poster rather than the realistic colour you might find on them.  I found some older MME - Bramble Rose designer paper with these great corals and greys and that was my colour palette.  I stamped with Memento  Tuxedo Black onto Flourishes Classic White card stock, then cut it out with this beautiful Spellbinders Die, Opulant Ovals to cut it out.  I coloured up the design with my Copics and used a combination of Cool Grey Neutrals and Warm Grey Neutrals to colour the leaves, it matched the tone of the paper better.  The petals are done with a mix of Sweet Pea and Dahlia Collections.  The cardstock is also from our Color Made Easy Collection using Tonal Neutrals and Terra Cotta Collections.  Braided Trim and Enamel dots are the accents.  


Isn’t that an awesome sentiment?  I think it makes the card, and would be such an encouragment to the recipient.  

While you’re hopping and looking at our DT creations, don’t forget to try to figure out….

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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 of winning.

Do you want to win Flourishes’ December Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released December sets…you can play in our Flip it Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY December 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our December sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through December 20th, so you have to act fast!
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, December 14th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we share a cover all the happy thoughts you have for others throughout the year!

28 comments:

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card. I love your color palette, your pretty patterned papers work beautifully. Amazing coloring on the flowers, and a sweet sentiment to finish it off.

loulou said...

I love this card. The way you have coloured the flowers is fantastic. Such an amazing technic almost like watercolour with copics. Love all the white. I'm such a shocker at loosing all my highlights when colouring.

jonim52 said...

Lovely card, gorgeous papers and colors.

Kitty said...

Your card is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration

Kathleen

stampqueen said...

Stunning - I LOVE that color combination and the DP is perfect match for that image.

Donna Phelan said...

I love how you put those colors together! Great layout and I am in LOVE with that sentiment....oh and those flowers ain't so bad either! ;)

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful Christine! Love your colour palette and the way you coloured the beautiful florals in this new set.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!!Love the stamp!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous coloring, just love how your paper compliments it so well and I like the layout of the card!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely stunning, Christine! Love the gray and coral colors together, and your coloring is fabulous, as always! Hey...we used the same paper pack...and the exact same sheet from it! lol Great minds, my friend!

TLady said...

CHRISTINE! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! AND the Designer papers you chose are WONDERFUL with this!!! THIS IS PERFECTLY DONE!!! :) (I should tell you, I got a little "SNEEK PEEK" on this yesterday when I went over to the Flourishes Web site! The little thing that scrolls through....) I LOOOOOOOOOVE this floral image!!!!!:) I LOOOOOOVE flowers too!!! :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love, Love, Love these colors Christine!! Your leaves just made me sigh! I can never think out of the "green" box. And your blooms...oh to have one ounce of your coloring skills would make me ecstatic!! Love the dp's and sentiment banners too! WOW!

Allison Cope said...

This is stunning Christine! I love your choice of die and colours. A beauty indeed!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Christine.

gr karin

Frances Krug said...

Fabulous coloring on the flower.

Marsha J Reed said...

Love the card and the papers and how your brought it all together!

Becky said...

The treys and pinks are just gorgeous. Love this new set!

Becky said...

This is beautiful, Christine. Love these flower!

Liz Williams said...

A beautiful card and looks like a fabulous new set.

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Such beautiful coloring and beautiful design!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Beautiful card. Wonderful colours.

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful Christine! ~S~

Nana Griffin said...

This is very pretty!

D- said...

I love your card. Great colors and sentiment. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

polycrafty said...

Such a beautiful color scheme, and a powerful sentiment! I love it!

Heather Jensen said...

I love all of Sam's stamp sets. You did a beautiful job showcasing her designs. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful, Christine! Your color choices are wonderful, and the sentiment is so very useful and encouraging.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wow... beautiful, the leaves are so cool. I like the coloring on this, wonderful card.