Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flourishes April Sneaks begin!

Orchids Graphic copy

The first of the April sets to preview is Orchids and I have used todays Color Throwdown challenge to showcase it.

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I chose the Cattleya orchid image from the set and colored it with Copic markers.

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I cut the image out with Spellbinders Labels Ten and sponged inside the die with Wheat ink from Versa Magic. The butterfly background paper is from Graphic 45, Once Upon a Springtime collection. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch, yellow cardstock with a vellum overlay and a teal pearl. The sentiment is die cut with Spellbinders classic rectangle and classic scallop rectangle dies.

The Flourishes design team has wonderful creations to share with us today so make sure you check them all out!

  • Barbara Anders
  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Dawn Burnworth
  • Julie Koerber
  • Leslie Miller
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Other Flourishes FUN this week!

    • Did you see Flourishes Spring Has Sprung Challenge that kicked off last Friday? You could win Flourishes ENTIRE April release! Check it out HERE.
    • Want to join our DT with some chatter, fun, games and giveaways! Mark your calendar for our Power Hour Release Party! It's set for tomorrow (Thursday) at 9 PM Central time! You'll find the party HERE in Flourishes' SCS forum!
    • Just like in releases past, you can save a BUNDLE with Flourishes new release bundle! Purchase all three new sets for 10% off! You can check it out HERE!

    29 comments:

    petra,s cards said...

    good morning, your card is just beautiful!!! perfect collouring!
    love the new sets!!!
    xx petra

    Leslie Miller said...

    I couldn't wait to see what you did with these flowers, Danielle, and this is gorgeous! Your beautiful, soft coloring and great design are everything I've come to look forward to in your cards.

    Cheryl said...

    All I can say is WOW,love your card.

    Anonymous said...

    Your shading on this orchid is astounding!! What a beautiful feeling to this card. A real pretty one!! Wow is right!!
    Beth Greco

    Karen W said...

    Wow these may be my new favorites. I love them and your card is delicious!!

    Riet said...

    What a gorgeous card Danielle.

    Hugs Riet.xx

    Emily Keaton said...

    What an amazing design and beautiful coloring!

    Broni said...

    Fabulous card, Danielle! I love how you showcased your beautiful orchids. And I love that wheat color you used for sponging too!!

    marcella said...

    I almost fell out of my chair when I saw this. What an incredibly lovely card, Danielle. WHOA.

    Sewflake said...

    Love the yellow and how you have incoorperated it into the elements on your card. Just lovely!

    Cindy Haffner said...

    BEAUTIFULLY done!!~

    Tanya said...

    Oh my goodness, gorgeous! your coloring is just amazing.

    Laura Pryor said...

    Danielle, your card is just beautiful! Beautifully colored, beautitful paper and details! WOW!

    carole (TruCarMa) said...

    Oh, this is gorgeous, Danielle! What a beautiful touch of spring staring back at me from my computer screen! So, so lovely!

    Dawn B. said...

    Beautiful card Danielle.. I love this paper and have some in my stash. Great choice.. Sweet little butterfly.. Adds just the right touch.

    terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

    I love daffodils and this one and the one last week are both fab!

    Carol Dee said...

    Beautiful orchid set. Stunning card. I am thinking I NEED more spellbinder labels, too, Hugs...

    Barbara said...

    Just beautiful, Danielle! Gorgeous coloring, of course--love your soft yellow!

    Mrs Ham said...

    Wow... This is gorgeous. I love the coloring.

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Very pretty coloring oh I like the added butterfly. This is delightful and pretty all around.

    Betty Wright said...

    So beautiful, Danielle! Wonderful design and coloring! Lovely card!

    ChristineCreations said...

    So beautiful Danielle! Gorgeous coloring...your yellows and greens just sing! :)

    Amanda said...

    Oh Daniele, you have such a wonderful and creative gift!! I always love your cards and this one is absolutely Breathtaking! :)

    Yogi said...

    beautiful card. Love the cluster of elements.

    Tammy Hershberger said...

    This is absolutely stunning, Danielle! Beautiful work!

    Sherry Kushibab said...

    Gorgeous card....great colors and design. Blessings.

    Lea L. said...

    This card is beautiful, and your coloring is amazing!! Wonderful job!

    Diane said...

    Again...your coloring is amazing...love it!

    Kristin Eberline said...

    Danielle, this is so elegant! I love your subtle, butterfly dp in the bg. Your coloring of the orchids is SPECTACULAR! Just beautiful, girl!