Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Are you ready to start peeking?


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Another beautiful floral from Marcella Hawley, this peony wreath is full of coloring loving blooms!
Peonies are one of my favorite flowers.  I have several in colors from light pink to burgundy that I support each year and wait patiently for those jumbo blooms to open up.  I just wish they lasted longer! They make a re-blooming lilac now…so maybe it’s just a matter of time!

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I began by stamping my image on watercolor paper and then painting it with various re-inkers and a water color brush.   I added a small amount of Lemon Flower Soft to the centers which I then dabbed with a YR23 Copic marker to tone down a bit.  I used a Grand Circle die to cut out the image and a Classic Circles large die for the sentiment, both from Spellbinders.  I sponged around the image and sentiment with the dies in place and I attempted to stitch around the image.  I say attempted because it’s not as straight as it should have been.  I am still getting used to the pedal on my new Singer!   I tend to zoom away, lol! 
All of the patterned paper is from MME A Beautiful Life.  I also used some May Arts Silk Ribbon and a butterfly charm from Pink Paislee.

Would you like to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…
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DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE MARCH RELEASE? Have you checked out our Pinter-inspiration Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges this week! To do that, all you need to do is check in -- on the Flourishes blog Wednesday and Thursday at noon! These fast-paced challenges are designed to spark creativity and give you another chance to win some wonderful goodies! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

Can’t wait until all of our sets are revealed Friday morning? Well, you can pre-order them now if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs! Just click HERE. You’ll also see that we are offering our special New Release Bundle again – 10% off if you purchase all three stamp sets in one bundle!
Now to see lots more sneak peeks and really get you drooling you need to check out all the designers samples below!

Barbara Anders
Cindy Lawrence
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy (that’s me!)
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle
Beate Johns
See you back here tomorrow for a new sneak peek!

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41 comments:

TikiBwana said...

Love your design-- color choices just sing!

Karen W said...

Just stunning, the papers and colors are gorgeous and of course the stamp is fabulous. What a wonderful hop, everyone has done a fabulous job and the wreath is just amazing!

Beate said...

Beautiful card, Danielle. Your coloring looks great. So does the flower soft in the center of your peonies.
Hugs and smiles

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous Danielle. I love the way you added the sentiment. Great job.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Danielle! I love the papers and beautifully colored peony wreath!

Unknown said...

I think I just had a mini heart attack. No, I'm sure I did. WOW!

Rosemary said...

absolutely beautiful!!

Carol Dee said...

Oh So Pretty Peonies. Sis's fav flower. May HAVE to get this set! Hugs...

Sharman said...

Beautiful job and your stitching looks straight to me.....Beautiful job. Great card.

Betty Benton said...

Your coloring of the wreath is super!! And you've set it off with a wonderful combination of beautiful papers!

Jan Garber said...

I love your card with the gorgeous colors and that pretty ribbon accent!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Danielle! That paper is just the thing to show off that beautifully colored wreath!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Love, love, LOVE this, Danielle! The Flower Soft centers and butterfly charm just send it right over the top. GORGEOUS! :-)

Debbie Dunham said...

What a beautiful card!

maryc1254 said...

I love the stitching on your card-I like that it is not perfectly straight and the mix of the patterned papers is absolutely gorgeous.

Janet said...

What a nice layout! Love how you colored the image too!

ChristineCreations said...

Such pretty watercoloring Danielle! I love the addition of the flower soft too!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Danielle.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kathi said...

This is soooo pretty! Love the mix of papers you used and the layout, just fabulous! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the stitching around the image!

Ravengirl said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love all the detail. It's such a tiny thing, but the twine tied around the silk ribbon is wonderful!

petra,s cards said...

wauw what can i say...... gorgeous your colouring is fantastic!!!
xx petra

Liz Williams said...

Fabulous in these terrific colors, which are my favorites!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Floral wreaths are my favoite. Thanks for the chance to win.
Mary H.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Danielle the flower soft centers are a great idea. So beautiful girl!

Lynda said...

Wonderful card, Danielle! Love the coloring!

Lisa said...

Love you design! Your layering is fabulous! The colors are awesome! Love it!
Big Hugs!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! And, I love the little blue butterfly charm with it.

Mrs. Hill said...

I like the twine around the ribbon. Gives it a great gathered look! Also the stitching looks good. Gives it a hand made appearance. Very beautiful!

Maryleva said...

I so love the way you put this card together. Just beautiful.

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely....as usual..!

Wanda Cullen said...

Your watercoloring is perfect on this gorgeous new image! I can hardly sew a straight line and can't image sewing a circle! Great job!

Karen L said...

This stamp set is so beautiful and everyone is doing an amazing job with it. Love your watercoloring technique...so perfect with those flowers!

Anonymous said...

love how you used the patterned pattern to showcase the peonies!!

Mary H (OKC)

annie said...

Gosh, just gorgeous, lovely and stunning...x

SHartl said...

Oh, I just love the way you colored this stamp. The patterned papers go so well with it...lovely!

Sue D said...

Beautiful! Great colors and I like the flower soft centers.

Greta said...

I love wreaths & you make me want to add this one to my collection! Beautiful card!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - lovely coloring!!!

Amanda said...

I know I'm a "little behind schedule" in leaving a comment :) But I am in awe of your card! It's simply breath taking and your coloring is perfect, Danielle :) I didn't even notice your stitching mishap, but I don't think anyone will notice, because your wreath is so beautiful and eye catching :)

Naomi said...

What a STUNNER! Beautiful colour combination, awesome LO, and such a fabulous image!

Naomi
xoxo

Tammy Hershberger said...

REALLY beautiful design, Danielle! I love the colors, layout, stitching... everything! And you have such an endless supply of great charms that are perfect on all your cards!