Thursday, August 22, 2013

Flourishes Watercolor Focus

Today the Flourishes Senior Team is going to do something a little different! We're going to spend this Friday on a Technique Focus we think you'll enjoy. It's one that's very "hot" in the cardmaking industry right now, watercolor. You'll see many examples of some great watercoloring techniques along the way with the Design Team. We're also going to focus on a product we have in store that's great for watercoloring, AND it's in our OVERSTOCK Sale too! It's our Letraset Aqua Markers, which are perfect for watercoloring, and on sale - who can beat that! 

I love the new Chrysanthemum images.  They just feel so free and wispy.  So I decided to use Flamingo Pink on the blooms and Celery on the leaves.  The nice thing about these water color markers is their two tips.  The fine tip is actually a bit lighter than the thicker nib, making it easier to make a contrast with shading.  I used a watercolor brush to blend the colors.  I used Watercolor paper as my base and stamped the image with Versamark and embossed it with Black Embossing Powder.  The border piece was dicut using the A2 Bracket Borders One dies by Spellbinders.

As well, we wanted to remind you that today is our last day to purchase the August New Release Bundle at a discount. Here's a reminder of how beautiful the August sets are:




So you can head on over to the Design Team and see their Focus on Watercolor today. But don't forget to keep reading here...there's more for you!
Here are the details about the sale: If you click HERE, you can take a trip to our SALE page you'll find hundreds of items with prices that will be slashed at the time of check out! Just add the coupon code OVERSTOCK25 and 25% will be deducted from your total. This coupon code will ONLY work on SALE PAGE items. We have inks, paper, embellishments, ribbons and even overstocked stamp sets. On those items with sale prices, you will be able to take an ADDITIONAL 25% off! It's the deal of the season! So click HERE to shop early for the best selection!

So glad you could drop by today.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!
Happy Stamping!

Stamps:  Chrysanthemum (Flourishes)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes), Watercolor 
Ink:  Versamark, Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Flamingo Pink and Celery Aqua Markers (Letraset), A2 Bracket Borders One dies (Spellbinders), Wrinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique), Vintage Glass Button (Melissa Frances), Crystal Stemps (Bling Stam), Corner Rounder Punch, Watercolor Brush


Allison Cope Israels said...

Lovin' the light and wispy feel of your card Tosha! Gorgeous colours and I love that die cut edge piece! Stunning water colour creation!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I so glad Flourishes had there Designer Focus on you today. It was so much fun reading about you, your life and how you came to become a designer for Flourishes... Love your style, ALL of them, and todays card brings in several different elements all into one... Love this look!!!

Julie Koerber said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love, love, love your bow for starters -- it is just the icing on this beautiful cake! your coloring is so crisp and pretty too! The die cut edge? Just gives that little something extra. Lovely Ms. Tosh! Hope the move this weekend goes well!

Makiko Jones said...

Simply stunning, Tosh! I love how you colored the image. I enjoyed reading about you and I hope I will get to meet you in person one day!

JoanneO said...

I love the soft, feminine look of your card. Beautiful water coloring.

ChristineCreations said...

Hope you're doing well moving your girl! This is stunning lady. I love the softness, the beautiful edge with the pretty wrinkled ribbon too!

Heather Jensen said...

This is so clean yet very elegant. I love your bow and pretty die cut border. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! You do know that I had to get these 2 spellbinder dies after I saw what you were doing with them. you enabler you... I love them and your card is beautiful!

Lenoria said...

This is so gorgeous, I love the softness of this card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Beautiful design! I am going to need some of those brackets!!!

Conniecrafter said...

pretty coloring of the dainty flowers, just love your border treatment with the ribbon!

Pet73 said...

Very, very elegant!

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