Thursday, December 12, 2013

Flourishes December Release Preview ~ Day 3



LotsOfThoughtsGFXWell, we’ve arrived at our last day of December New Releases at Flourishes! Haven’t they been true blossoming beauties? Today, we’re pleased to bring you one more! It’s an all occasion set that celebrates some of the most delightful events with wonderful playfullness! This stamp set is called Lots of Thoughts for a reason! With six whimsical images illustrated by Marcella Hawley, you have just the right mix of sentiments for birthday, congratulations, thank you and cards of encouragement. It's the perfect set for any and all occasions! Set measures 4" by 6”. Ideas are blooming plentifully in our design team creations with this sweet set.

I love hot air balloons, and have even ridden in one a couple of times over Lake Tahoe in Nevada.  It's an experience I treasure and will never forget.  I also love the sentiment "You Lift Me Up?" So this was a "no brainer" for me.  I colored two balloon images with Copics and then set to making my sky background for them.  I thought the splotchy background from the So Distressed set would make beautiful clouds.  And so it did!!  I used So Noted, decorative paper, by Carta Bella for my base, and some Spellbinders dies as well as some Enamel Dots and Viva Decor Pearl Pens to dress it up.

Here are a couple of close up's, (one without all the extra elements) so you can see how great this image is for clouds.




Here are the links to the Copic Collections I used:

http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Daffodil_Collection_p/co%2002.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Dahlia_Collection_p/co%2033.htm

http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Flesh_Tones_Collection_1_p/co%2020.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_OLIVE_GREEN_Collection_p/co-63.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sky_Collection_p/co%2013.htm
http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_WALNUT_Collection_p/co-64.htm



Mystery-Blogger-GraphicDon't forget, while you’re hopping and looking at their creations, don’t forget to try to figure out who the Mystery Blogger is.  Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our last day of Mystery Blogger. 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 Flourishes’ December Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all newly released December sets…you can play in our Flip It Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is TODAY December 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our December sets are available now HERE! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through December 20th, so you have to act fast!
  • We’re also excited to offer companion Silhouette cut files for these new sets. Check them out here!
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog tomorrow, Saturday, December 14th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!

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Stamps:  Lots of Thought, So Distressed (Flourishes)
Paper:  Classic White (Flourishes), So Noted (Carta Bella), Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Onyx (Versafine), Soft Stone (Hero Arts Shadow), Cloud White (VersaMagic)
Accessories:  Copics, Labels Twenty-Eight, Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight, Scalloped Borders Two (Spellbinders), Cream Pearl Pen (Viva Decor), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins), Corner Rounder Punch 

30 comments:

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

Such a beautiful card. Love it.

Linda Carson said...

Picture perfect artwork.....as usual!

Barbara said...

What a darling card you've made. I love the balloons against your gorgeous sky. Your sweet embellishments bring the whole scene to life. Lovely card.

D- said...

I LOVE your wonderful card. Your terrific coloring is highlighted wonderfully in the dressed up frame.TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

jonim52 said...

Love the hot air balloons, what a fun stamp set!

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the die cuts and layers and how the colourful balloons float above the pastel background. The so distressed clouds are fantastic

Karen W said...

This is adorable!! I love the images in this set!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is so pretty! I really like the elegance of your card and dp, and the dp is perfect for the balloons!!!

KimCreate said...

Such a cute set! Love all the occasions it covers. Your card is very nice.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Tosha! Love the colours and design. Great job creating the cloud background for this fab new image.

stampqueen said...

Adorable card - love all the layers!!

Becky said...

Love your double ballon ride! The perfect all purpose set to have.

Tosha said...

Nice card love your sky looks like an oil painting sky. Thanks for sharing.

Parker said...

I didn't think to put TWO balloons on a card. Looks terrific and so does the coloring. This stamp set is wonderful.

Frances Krug said...

Love the sky background and the colors you chose for the balloons.

Donna Phelan said...

That's a beauty! Just fabulous! TFS!!! I think I love this whole set! :)

Melanie MacKenzie said...

What a terrific card! Cheers.

Marsha Reed said...

Very pretty card!

Barbara Nies said...

Uplifting card! lol Beautiful card with gorgeous details.

Deb H. said...

Beautiful card. I love the use of the pearls.

Nana Griffin said...

Beautiful! Love those air balloons, colored nicely.

ChristineCreations said...

Adorable! LOVE that cloud paper, and great shape for this design too girl! I bet the hot air balloon ride was gorgeous. Something I’d love to do! Not that I like heights, but the peacefullness and beauty must be amazing!

TLady said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS CARD TOSHA!!!!!!!!!!!:) THIS is one of the reasons I'll be HAPPY to get the SO DISTRESS SET in Santa's bag for me---I NOTICED it was PERFECT for skies!!! :) AND I LOVE these little balloons!!!!!!!!!!!!:) I haven't ever been on a Hot air balloon ride, always thought I'd like it, but my hubby was a paratrooper!!! :) THAT'S as close as I'll probably get to that experience!!! LOL :) GORGEOUS CARD TOSHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) LOVE ALL the DETAILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Angelica Schmidt said...

Love the hot air balloons! Gorgeous card! Sure love this new stamp set, so many choices! Have a Blessed day!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

I agree, Tosh, the clouds are great! Your card is wonderfully unique with the soft pastel papers contrasted with your richly colored balloons. Beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

that is a great sentiment to go with your balloons, like how you colored them and the sky background is perfect! Love the use of your dies!!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

Allison Cope said...

How super cute is that? Love the way you created your cloudy sky effect with the So Distressed stamp - so clever! Another gorgeous and creative card Tosh!

Heather Jensen said...

How pretty! I love the delicate bordered bottom and sweet little hot air balloons. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super cute! I like the colors and great shaped card.

 
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