Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Flourishes September Release ~ Day 4



  
Today we're back with snowy slopes, country crisp temperatures, and a cozy house waiting for Christmas decorating. This set, Country Time Christmas, illustrated by Lauren Pope will have you heading for the hills in search of the perfect tree. This earthy and scenic image is paired with five different sentiments and a flurry of snowflakes swirling in the winter sky. Set measures 4" by 6". 
 
Mystery Blogger Graphic 
I love...seriously LOVE this scene from Country Time Christmas!  It just warms my heart, and is so beautiful and fun to color.  I wanted a true blue sky (it's actually richer in color than the photo shows), with some snowy slopes, so I cut myself a hilly mask, and sponged the Tumbled Glass Ranger Distress Ink to the top for the sky, and lighter along the bottom to make snowy hills.  I then stamped the image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and colored it with Copic Markers.  After diecutting it with a Square die (Spellbinders), I inked all the edges with Brushed Corduroy Ranger Distress Ink.  I sponged on some Cloud White (VersaMagic) ink around the Grommet Tags die (Spellbinders), inked the sentiment with Versamark, and embossed it with White Embossing Powder.  I used my white Sharpie to add some snow to the trees again too.
 
 The Design Team created some wonderful country Christmas designs to show off to you in our Blog Hop today.   Don’t forget to look for: Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. 

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you would like a chance at winning all five of our soon-to-be released September sets…
  • You can play in our Get in Shape Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY September 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • Play along in our Timeless Tuesday Challenge Make a Good Impression, you can win our entire new release in this challenge as well! See link for rules.
  • All five of our September sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all five sets together in a bundle. This discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
  • All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • Come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Here are the links Copic Collections I used:


 



 


Thanks so much for dropping by today.  I hope you're enjoying all these previews and the creative designs the Flourishes DT has been sharing.  Our last set tomorrow will wrap you up in celebration!

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Stamps:  Country Time Christmas (Flourishe)
Paper:  French Kiss (Glitz), Kraft (Flourishes)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Brushed Corduroy and Tumbled Glass (Ranger Distress Ink), Versamark
Accessories:  Copics, White Sharpie, Square die (Spellbinders), Jute Ribbon, Red Twine, Wood Heart Button (Prima), Brads, Corner Rounder Punch, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter)

33 comments:

guilinger2 said...

this looks like a great stamp for us here in the Colorado rockies!

Marsha J Reed said...

Love the distressed look you gave your card. Great scene.

loulou said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. I love your colouring, that sky is magic and your paper selection work wonderfully with this beautiful image.

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card, love your layout

Tamara D said...

Stunning card! Love this Country Time Christmas set!

Karen W said...

Beautiful card!!! I love these sets! I love the whole release and can so many uses for them even after the holidays

Kris B said...

Gorgeous! Love the rustic feel and the neutral tones! Your coloring is beautiful! The red twine gives a perfect pop of color! TFS

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely stunning Tosha! Everything from the DP's, the distressing, twine & button accents to the beautiful way you coloured this image makes this card a real winner. Love it!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Beautiful!

Teri said...

Gorgeous!

Nana Griffin said...

Beautifully done! It is all so very lovely.

Miranda said...

Beautiful!!!

DJ Rants said...

Wow, such a perfect Western Christmas card!! Love the distressed country embellishments!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ACK!!! Rugged gorgeousness... You and me both girlie, I LOVE this set. The heart is perfect and your coloring outstanding!!! I am loving this...

Marisa said...

Fabulous - love the double coloured twine bow!

Jan Garber said...

Your card really captures the country feel with the wood tones and distressing! Perfect!

Amy Marshall said...

Wow. Beautiful. Love the distressed look and the twine bow. The way you colored your image is amazing.

ChristineCreations said...

You did such a beautiful job giving it a rustic cozy feel Tosha. In Spanish we'd say guapo - handsome :)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Amazing card, Tosh! I love the tattered rustic look of your card; so appropriate for the image.

Heather said...

Fabulous!! Love your twine bow and creating the chalkboard for the sentiment is such a great idea to go with this set. It fits so well.

Tracy said...

Awesome card, love the rustic look and feel of this card!

christi said...

your card has such a great rustic feel. love the layers.

Sue D said...

I like your coloring and use of twine.

Karen Letchworth said...

Tosha: I love your style, and really enjoy the rustic feel to this. You and your DT are amazing, and I've had SO much fun being inspired on the hop this week. What a FAB release! Flourishes has amazing stamps, and this new release will be a huge hit with you gals showcasing these amazing stamps SO beautifully. Thanks for sharing your talent. I've fallen IN LOVE with this release from Flourishes Stamps, and thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Sierra Winters said...

Hi Tosh! Your card is SO awesome and I love all your textures. I've really gotten to know Flourishes Stamps through this blog hop and I'm LOVING this release. Thanks for sharing all your awesome cards.
Sierra Winters

D- said...

I LOVE how you framed up your wonderfully colored image. LOVE it. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Belinda said...

I love the way you did the pretty sky ! A really pretty card!

Donna Phelan said...

Love your design and layers, the coloring and that rustic heart charm and mixed twines! This is a keeper for sure! Stunning!

Theresa said...

Love the rustic look of this beautiful card. Great coloring of the scene.

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome coloring of the scene and just love the sponging around the sentiment and use of the different colored twine and distressing!!!

Makiko Jones said...

What a beautiful card, Tosh! Your detail and distressing touch are just perfect for the image! Love the sentiment with white too.

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely stunning, Tosh. I love all the texture that you added. Such a beautiful card. :)

Pet73 said...

Wonderful!

 
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