Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Garden Dreams

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....


I went pretty simple on the image for this one, I didn't want to over do it.  I distressed the cardstock edges for the stamped image and layered it on a Spellbinders die cut out in chocolate colored cardstock.



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 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!
Or.... 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!
We’ll see you 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!

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Thanks for stopping by,
Heather

35 comments:

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card the colours, image and layout are so beautiful.Caroline xxx

guilinger2 said...

This is so pretty! I love the glasses!

Dianne Guilinger

Mary said...

Beautiful card,love the new stamp...

Ros Crawford said...

This is so lovely ... what a beautiful image this is ... reminds me of summer ... reading in the garden ... A long way off I think ... we have thick frost here!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful coloring, Heather!

Joan V said...

Heather, this is so soft and pretty. I can just imagine sitting and scanning over a seed catalog. Thanks for sharing.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous card Heather! Love the soft colours of the image and ribbon, made me think of spring.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

That orchid image is beautiful!! It reminds me of my Mom's house, because she has one sitting on her kitchen table. : ) I love your button treatment, too!

Lisa said...

Love the softness of your card Heather and the ribbon color is lovely!

Sue D said...

so pretty--I like the colors you used.

JoanneO said...

Love your card! Makes me think of summer! Great coloring.

Allison Cope Israels said...

So pretty Heather! I love the soft, subtle colours! Sweet card!

Julie Koerber said...

Beautiful colors Heather -- love how soft and rich this looks at the same time!

Terry said...

Heather, smart use of BG paper enhancing orchid leaves Flourishes Garden Dreams green. Thank you for enlivening dreams during a heavy wet snow fall outside my window. All those graph paper garden layouts will have to wait while stamping Garden Dreams uplifts others with January and February greetings. You go, girl.
Keep Looking UP!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So beautiful, Heather! Love how you colored this sweet image!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors.

Pattie J. said...

beautiful card, love the watercolor effect and that gorgeous bow. The chocolate cs brings the image to focus..well done...thanks for sharing

Karen W said...

Very victorian and pretty!

Ravengirl said...

I think you have colored this just right! I love how delicate looking the flower is and how simply the sketch is colored.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Really pretty card. Cheers.

Lynnda said...

what a beautiful card Heather.... love the green.... so pretty!!! hugs...xoxo

Florence Turnour said...

Pretty orchids! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jinny Newlin said...

Swoon! This chocolate and aqua color palette is divine! So pretty, Heather!

TLady said...

OH MY HEATHER!!!!!!! THIS IS A TO DIE FOR CARD!!!!!!!!! You colored your image PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!!!!! EVEN the GREEN is matched up perfectly to your designer paper! AND the flower is SO DELICATE LOOKING because of the soft coloring you've done!!!!!!!!!!! WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! :)

Cindi said...

Love your choice of papers, they really set off the stamp set.

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful card and image. I always love those satin ribbons you use. Your colors are scrumptious!

Amanda said...

Not because I love orchids, but this sure is one beautiful card! Make me wanna go see if mine is still happy :-)
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful...and I really like the earthy colors you used on this card!

Rosemary said...

so very soft and dreamy!

ChristineCreations said...

So elegant Heather. That brocade paper is really the perfect touch!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Now this one says country spring to me, wonderful feel to this Heather. Very pretty.

Diane said...

Very delicate and pretty...and I like the glasses, too...a wonderful new release!!

zehra said...

This is gorgeous, love it

Nancy said...

I love the soft warm colors you used.
So BEAUTIFUL!!!

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous card. I just love the image. The soft way that you colored this looks amazing..

Hugs~

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