Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Let the Peeks Begin!

Hi all and welcome to day one of Flourishes' sneak peeks for December! This release is full of floral fancy and today is no exception. When this set was just in the concept form, illustrator Marcella Hawley came to us with images from her own home. She not only loves to draw botanical images and dream about botanicals but she loves bringing them to life in her own garden. It's really quite incredible. She pitched this concept based on what she loves to do in the winter months, dream about spring! And so, we bring you.....

When winter hits, dreams of being in the garden begin with open sketch books, seed catalogs and garden journals - planning, plotting and envisioning sprouts and buds emerging from the soil. This set, illustrated by Marcella Hawley features three vivid vignettes honoring these garden dreams. Also features three beautifully scripted sentiments. Set measures 4" by 6". If you like what you see, you can pre-order this set right now by clicking HERE!
I love to browse all of the seed catalogs and begin planning my garden even while there is still snow on the ground.  It’s so hard to wait to get started!!
I began my card by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Flourishes Classic White Card Stock and coloring it with Copic markers.  I cut out the image with Classic Ovals  from Spellbinders and the mat behind it with the Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals.  I then used the Perfectly Pierced Classic Hour Glass for the sentiment.
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The patterned paper is all from the MME On The Sunny Side.  I embellished it simply with a button from MME Breeze button pack and some kraft jute.
Would you like to try 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 who is the…
 
One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to see all the fun-filled way our designers have put their garden dreams on paper!
DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE? Have you checked out our Let's Hop Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You have until Friday, December 14th at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! Word on the street is, there might be more than one winner chosen for the Let's Hop Challenge! So get those fingers inky and good luck!
The good news? If you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can pre-order this set (along with the other two sets as well) and if you purchase all three sets, you can take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off all our new sets when you purchase it in the bundle. What fun! All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release. So, be sure to stick with us this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting goodies!
Come back here tomorrow for another new release sneak peek! This one is part of a continuing collection that honors the first blooms of the season! Yes, that was your hint! See you then!

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

This set will be perfect form my gardening mama! very pretty!

Dianne Guilinger said...

This set will be perfect form my gardening mama! very pretty! (sorry, I didn't want to be annonymous!)

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is just darling, Danielle! Love that die for the sentiment, too... it's perfect!

Joan V said...

Danielle, this is so pretty. I love the sentiment out to the side. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a GORGEOUS card! I love the colors and combo of papers you used to set off this beautifully colored image!! And the plaid button is such a fun touch. Wonderful work!!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Your card is so pretty Danielle! Love the clay pots in this new image and the way you have paired it with the great new oval die.

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like your coloring, the layout and the cute button.

JoanneO said...

Love the layering on your card. Great coloring, too. Very pretty.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Gorgeous Danielle! Great use of all the pretty new dies!

Julie Koerber said...

Love this Danielle - your layout, coloring and all the little extras are divine!!

Anonymous said...

Danielle, What fun to see that zig zag print paper up to the nines in good look. Have been wondering what to do with a portion remaining in the 'idea box' aka scrap box! Thank you, bunches!
Overall design of this lovely card reminds me of a key...I looked twice to spy one peeking from under an embellishment! Well, that was my take on such a key to winter dreams of Garden Dreams papercrafting and graph paper soil plotting!! You've been there! making lovely greetings in bronzing dreams. Thanks for the lively perk to my mind's eye all over the garden covered with a fresh layer of white moisture desperately needed in these parts by farmer/ ranchers and gardeners. Keep Looking UP!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love your coloring and the papers are so pretty.

Pattie J. said...

such soft and dreamy colors, with the thinking of spring gardens. lovely layout. an a very cute button to get your attention....thanks for sharing.

Karen W said...

Wow this is so soft and pretty!! I think this new set will be on my wish list!

Ravengirl said...

So cute! I love this little image and it's colored to perfection!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

I really love the soft gentle colours you chose to use. Really lovely card. Cheers.

Florence Turnour said...

Cute card! Thanks for the inspiration.

TLady said...

LOVELY IMAGE AND you've paired it up WELL with the designer papers!!!!!!!!!!!! Equals FABULOUS CARD!!!!!!! :)

Cindi said...

How cute, love your card. TFS

Linda Carson said...

Lovely!

Amanda said...

Such lovely soft colors! Just Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

How doesn't dream of spring and beautiful new flowers? This is great!
Beth Greco

Silke Ledlow said...

So pretty Danielle!

Rosemary said...

so very pretty... love the soft colors!

ChristineCreations said...

Awesome coloring and sponging Danielle. Really gives it a feeling of warmth and sunshine.

Nancy said...

Beautiful card Danielle, Fabulous card design & coloring. Love those new dies and stamp set.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Another pretty and warm feeling creation. I like this sketch very fun!

Diane said...

Very pretty..love the sentiments, too...perfect for my garden scrapbbok I am doing!!

zehra said...

Sweet card, lovely colors