Monday, January 6, 2014

Flourishes January Release Preview ~ Day 1

Hello all and welcome to a very special kick off to Flourishes' January Release! Not only are we ushering the new release in with a fun-filled Timeless Tuesday Challenge but we are showcasing a set designed to honor Flourishes' owner and founder: Flowers for Jan




FlowersForJanGraphic Wisteria, Peonies and Bearded Iris -- all three of these flowers are favorites of Flourishes' founder and owner Jan Marie Caruso. Sentimentally illustrated by Marcella Hawley, these beautiful blooms honor the lady at the helm at Flourishes. Three breathtaking flowers paired with three beautifully scripted words and five accent words. This 4" by 6" set is sure to be one you reach for just to send creations to friends far and wide for any and all occasions!

FTTC253 Get in Shape NEWIMAGE Would you like to win this set along with the other two sets being released this month? All you need to do is play along with us!!! We have a special treat for you today -- two actually! First, in honor of Jan Marie and this very special set, Flourishes' Senior Design Team is joining along in this challenge to give you double the inspiration!  Katie Sims, our lovely challenge hostess this week has got a fabulous challenge for everyone this week...Create a SHAPED card.

I chose to work with the Wisteria image, and a diecut shaped using some Spellbinders dies.  I wanted a somewhat trellis or iron look to the background, so I used a trio of Spellbinders dies and layered them with dimensional tape.  I then stamped the Wisteria image 3 times, colored them with Copics, and fussy cut them.

Here's a closer look at the details.

 

Here's a look at the inside.



Mystery-Blogger-GraphicThat's it for me today.  Now, as you hop around getting inspired on ways to "Get In Shape", don’t forget to try to figure out who the Mystery Blogger is.  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.

Here are the links to the Copic Collections I used today:

http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Buttercup_Collection_p/co%2001.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_ICE_BLUE_Collection_p/co-54.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Morning_Glory_Collection_p/co%2036.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Sketch_OLIVE_GREEN_Collection_p/co-63.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Violet_Collection_p/co%2010.htm

That's it for today.  Stop by tomorrow for a peek at another new set being released this month!
Happy Stamping!
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Stamps:  Flowers for Jan (Flourishes)
Paper:  Flourishes Classic White, Antique Cream (Creative Imaginations)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Copics, Tapestry, Labels 28 and Decorative Labels 28 dies (Spellbinders), Designer Trim (Webster's Pages), Silver String, Vintage Button (Bazzill), Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty) 

52 comments:

Frances Krug said...

The wisteria hanging from the top over that beautiful die cut is breat taking.

Susie12509 said...

Beautiful cards as always. You are a wonderful inspiration to us all. Keep up the great work.

Linda Carson said...

Wow! Love this exquisite beauty!

Janis said...

(gasp) Gorgeous. (speechless)
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Karen W said...

Oh Wow your coloring on those tiny flowers is fabulous!! I can't wait to get this set!

Pauline said...

Tosha, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you designed this card, great idea for the trellis. Just an overall beautiful card!

Cammie said...

Wow! Such a stunningly elegant card. I am in awe of your coloring and cutting.

loulou said...

Totally, absolutely, utterly gorgeous. I love the white background, it wonderfully highlights your fantastic colouring of the wisteria. Amazing fussy cutting too.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card! Love that gorgeous image on the inside of the card too!

Betty Benton said...

Stunning card using several dies! Wonderful idea.

Katie Sims said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Tosha! Your coloring is stunning and it was truly a stroke of genius to use that trellis look as your background die.....amazing! Here in Georgia, Wisteria grows wild everywhere in the Spring! Your card reminds me there are warmer days ahead! (Especially since it is 6 degrees here today...in GA!....sheesh!) :)

Angella D. Crockett said...

GASP!!! What an amazing card, Tosh! Look at that fussy cutting...you go, girl!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! HUGS!!!!

TLady said...

OH TOSHA!!!! ALL that WORK--fussy cutting has PAID OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)WOW!!!!!!!:) AND A GORGEOUS SHAPE TOO???? BE STILL MY HEART!!!!!!!!!:) LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the COLORS you've chosen too!!! :) GOOOOOOORRRRRRRGEOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Donna Phelan said...

Oh wow that dies is as stunning as your colored image! Love your beautifully colored wisteria! TFS!!!

TLady said...

P.S. LOOOOOOOOVE the little bit of TULLE at the top with the silver cord & SPARKLY brad too!!!!!!:)

Lynne said...

Great sentiment, lovely card.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely stunning Tosha!!! Love the layered background you created with your diecuts. Your colouring and fussy cutting of this fab new image is out of this world. Love everything about this beautiful creation. Thanks for the inspiration!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my goodness. Your coloring here is astounding! So different, it's just genius!! Love your beautiful card - thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

This card is nothing short of stunning. Your colouring is perfect and it is so beautifully accented. Bravo to you.

Kathi said...

Oh my gosh, this is so stunning! I love how you layered the dies for such an intricate look! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the touch of bling with the silver cord and pendant!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done, Tosh!!

pgc said...

Very pretty

Maria said...

So stunning...well done!

Cynthia said...

Stunning design, Tosha! The hanging wisteria, trellis and sparkle embellishment are lovely.

Becky said...

I love the softness of your wisteria blossoms. This set is a winner and I can't wait to get it.

Nana Griffin said...

You did a wonderful job fussy cutting out the flower. Lovely card.

JoAnn said...

Each card along the hop is a piece of art. You girls did Jan Marie proud!

Marsha J Reed said...

So pretty! Love the inside and out.

Barbara said...

WOW! Your wisteria is so pretty atop all those lovely layers and embellishments. Pretty dies too. Love this card and sentiment.

Barbara said...

This has been an amazing hop, but I think you left the best for last. This card is truly amazing and it looks like a wedding chapel all by itself. I could never imagine anything so beautiful.

ChristineCreations said...

Tosha this is a true beauty! The trellis idea was brilliant and I completely love how you coloured the wisteria. What a gorgeous blend of shades!

Theresa said...

Love how you used the dies for this beautiful Card!! And this set is a must have.

Heather Jensen said...

I absolutely adore your gorgeous shaped card design. You always manage to create such elegant designs.

stampqueen said...

Stunning - love all the layers - looks like a garden trellis with the wisteria!!!

polycrafty said...

The white die cut background makes me think of a trellis. Looks beautiful with the wisteria!

loyaz said...

Wow - what a gorgeous creation - thanks so much for sharing

loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Liz Williams said...

Wow, I must have saved the best for last. You have done an awesome job on that diecut work and those wisteria are beautiful. I have a few things in common with Jan, I love those flowers too and of course, am a huge fan of the way Marcella draws them.

Sue D said...

Very pretty and elegant!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful as always girl. The frame is very elegant and I really love the way you have done the flowers. Just beautiful.

Tosha said...

Very, very beautiful!

Allison Cope said...

Good golly... it's beautiful inside and out Tosh! Love the colouring of your delicate flowers! Totally cool die cut layering too! Awesome!

Diane said...

Gorgeous...I always love how you have the insides so beautifully finished....makes me wish for spring!!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautifully elegant card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Cheryl said...

Stunning! OMGosh, this card is amazingly beautiful! Gorgeous coloring and design, and the die cut layers are fantastic! Oh, I just LOVE this!

Anonymous said...

My, oh my! Tosha, what a lovely delicate wisteria showcasing card you have crafted! I have to go back and look at the card every now and again just to get the beauty set in my mind beyond all the enjoyment it brings to my crafting heart. Thank you for sharing your talent, simple beauty.
Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatydc

Yvonne said...

love it!

Graciellie CH said...

Oh so so pretty... Thanks for sharing...

http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

Iris said...

Lovely card - beautiful coloring and I love the tulle ribbon and the bling.
isoscia at aol dot com

Angelica Schmidt said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a Blessed day!

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS card...the shape is striking and I love all the sweet little details!

Deborah Anton said...

Stunning Tosh!! And you fussy cutting is amazing! I don't know if I could do that. Love the trellis look background and the shape you chose for the card.

Anonymous said...

Jaw Dropping Gorgeous! Really love the trellis / iron look with this one. nise

 
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