Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It’s release time again!

Flourishes is going to blow you away, yet again, with this months gorgeous new stamp sets!

First up:

Zinnias Graphic

This beautiful floral, designed by the ever so talented Marcella Hawley, is going to knock your socks off! Most of the design team couldn’t put it down once stamping began! Let me share my first creation with this set.

DPK_SneakPeek_Zinnias_orange_wm

I pulled all of my colors from the October Afternoon line Material Girl. I stamped the vase of zinnia’s on watercolor paper and painted it with various SU reinkers. I used my Spellbinders die Lacey Circles for the mat. The lace is a piece I had leftover from the 123Create 5th Ave kit. I created a bow with some narrow sheer green ribbon that’s been in my stash foreva, and I topped it with a Websters Pages sparkler. I wanted the centers to really stand out and my first thought was Flowersoft…but I wanted something less whimsical and began digging around in my stash. I found I have many containers of microbeads that were being neglected. I filled the flower centers with Diamond Glaze by Judikins then poured clear microbeads on top. While it was still wet I also poured on ultra fine glitter in Apricot by Recollections that Michaels is now carrying. It is very fine and just added the perfect amount of sparkle! It was really hard to capture in a photo, but hopefully below you can see it better.

DPK_SneakPeek_Zinnias_orange_closeup

So you know you want this set…want to know how to win it? Of course you do! Check back at noon CST on the Flourishes blog for a challenge that will give you a chance to win not only this set, but the ENTIRE June release!

Of course there’s the Release Week Challenge here where you have another chance to win the ENTIRE June release! Deadline to enter is Friday, June 10th at 5 PM EST.

Now, for you inspirational pleasure, check out the ladies below!

Barbara Anders

Christine Okken

Cindy Lawrence

Dawn Burnworth

Julie Koerber

Leslie Miller

Stacy Morgan

Sharon Doolittle

54 comments:

LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole, this is INCREDIBLE!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, I love all the friendly warmth of this card. And how you dressed up those flowers! Insanely gorgeous!!!

petra,s cards said...

whowwwww your card is beautiful love your collour choize!!!
xx petra

Passioknitgirl said...

I just LOVE this card--everything about it--your paper choices, coloring, ribbon and lace, and sentiment! And, I especially like the beads and glitter in the center of the flowers. Perfect! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this. It's gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Oh my!! Another incredibly beautiful creation. I was just at Barbara's and she used the same image; loved the colours that she used! But here's yours and it has a very different feel but equally as beautiful!! You ladies amaze me!!! The flowers centres are really striking, I can only image how much more pretty they are IRL. TFS
Beth Greco

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, I love this set!!

Mary Ann T said...

It always amazes me how different the same stamp can look depending on how it's colored and the papers used. Love this card...

Cammie said...

A beautiful warm card to showcase this lovely stamp!

Peachy Wessels said...

What a great card! I love this little bowl of flowers and your coloring and sparkles makes it so pretty!

Debbie D. said...

Wonderful choice of colors...so warm and welcoming.This image is just amazing.

Diane said...

Beautiful!!! Gorgeous coloring....love the papers you choose and the bit of lace....and the added Sparkle...goingto "mike's" today so will look for that glitter!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

OMG! What a beautiful eye full of colors! I just love this image and can't wait to see what else is coming....! Love the sparkles too!

Cindy said...

Love the papers you selected for the Zinnias, perfect for an "old-fashioned summer" kind of flower.

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS!!~

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful card! Love the Zinnias!

Barb said...

Oh, I love the papers you've used! They compliment your gorgeous coloring beautifully! The glitter is such a lovely touch too!

justsomestuffimade said...

Totally love your card Danielle! The glittery microbead dimenion on the flowers is genius!
TFS, hugs, Ruth S

Marcy said...

What a beautiful color combination and so cheerful.

Alaine said...

This has a really pretty Indian Summer look to it. It is gorgeous.

Sewflake said...

Beautiful fall colors with a vintage wallpaper feel with the papers. Very pretty with the added touch of a vintage sparkler.

Yvonne said...

Really beautiful!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! I love the idea of using the micro beads, and I just bought some, thanks for the inspiration!

Rosemary said...

absolutely beautiful!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sparkle in the center of the flowers! Very pretty and fun.

Makalah said...

Usually I'm not a big fan of orange in large doses, but this card makes it WORK! Thank you so much for sharing the flower center technique - I have a set of microbeads, but haven't figured out how to use them in a "less is more" way, so this is perfect! :)

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Danielle, This has such a country charm about it -- so sweet and soft looking. Thanks for the close up on the flowers -- that's stunning and I'd love to give that technique a whirl! :-)

Tiffany said...

This is so pretty! The touch of microbeads and glitter is just perfect!

creativearts said...

I love all of the fall colors you used and love the idea of using micro beads for the centers. This set is really growning on me!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Stunning coloring, Danielle! Beautiful card!

Evette K. said...

Fabulous card!!!!!! Your have captured the heart of the Zinnia. Great job.

Rita Ansley said...

This card is wonderful. I love the orange and yellow together.
Rita Ansley

Carol Dee said...

Ohhh, nothing says summer like zinnias. Yours are so summery! Hugs...

Kathy Bradley said...

Very pretty card and love the sparkle added - what a happy summer card.

Sherry Kushibab said...

That is one great layout and the DP paper and colors are so nice together. Your Nestie around the flowers and the little ribbon and saying are lovely. BUT I think you rock using the micro beads in the center of the flowers, an excellent idea and looks great.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful... Oh I love the apricot colors and the sparkle is perfect! Beautiful!

luvthatstampin said...

What a great card! Love all the sparkle, and I really love those papers. Great coloring job!

Angel said...

just beautiful, love the sparkle, great colors!

Emily Keaton said...

Zowie!! This is incredible. I love those beautiful colors you chose and the sparkle you added is the icing on the cake. This set looks SO versatile!!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Danielle.

Hugs Riet.xx

Theresa said...

Lovely card...lovely coloring and design.

ChristineCreations said...

This is just SO warm and lovely Danielle. Beautifully colored, and and I love the scale of the pattern you used in your papers too...perfect combination!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh so very sweet and dainty in the oranges!! And I love the shimmery glitz!!

Ravengirl said...

So pretty! Love the flower centers with your creative combination of beads and glitter!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great Card. I love the glitter it is almost like the middle of the flower is jumping out at you

Linda Carson said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! You should send it to someone who truly appreciates original artwork! My address is 3205.....

Laura Pryor said...

Hello. My jaw is on the keyboard! I think the best compliment I can give is that I am buying this stamp set. Otherwise, I'm speechless. SOOOO AWESOME!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Absolutely gorgeous Danielle!! WOW! I love the happy, warm colors you used to color the zinnias, as well as the dp!! What a stunning arrangement of color!!

Grace said...

Oh gorgeous coloring and love the sparkle! This is my favorite of the set... but love the whole set!

stampqueen said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the colors and the contrast with the white teapot!!!

Barbara said...

Simply stunning, Danielle! And I love the glittered centers!

Broni said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Danielle! Love the colors you used and all the sparkly goodness!!

Heather said...

This is sooooo beautiful!! Love that paper and your flowers are gorgeous!!!! I think I have said that to everyone today, but it's soooo true about them all. this set is amazing.

alicaz said...

Beautiful! Love the glittery flower centers and the whole card has a lovely country feel!

Pauline said...

Simply Gorgeous! Beautiful colouring, love the colours, paper, layout. Thanks for sharing your talent. Your an inspiration.