Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Friendship & Flowers

Hello again and welcome to Day Two of November Sneak Peeks! Now that you’re all warm and cozy from our fantastic hot-beverage set yesterday, today we’re going to celebrate all that’s warm and special about friendship.


I decided to make a vintage Tim Holtz inspired tag.  I used various Tim Holtz distress ink pads to achieve this look.  The seam binding is hand dyed with the distress inks as well.  I absolutely love Sam's images for my mixed media projects.  They have such an artistic flair to them, and the long stems work great for tags.

The pretty Swarovski crystal charm is a cell phone charm that my mom made for me many years ago before smart phones were so popular.  Beading was my mom's hobby that I dearly miss.  She was always making pretty beaded bookmarks to match each book she was currently reading.  When she passed away I made sure to get all of her bookmarks.  I gave a few away to close family members so they would have something to remember her by.


SUPPLIES USED:

 Introducing….
Friendship&FlowersGraphic

This set, illustrated by Sam Pickard will send sunshine to any friend - near or far! With a beautiful pincushion flower at the center of this set, you'll find a beautiful butterfly and beautifully scripted sentiments add just the right touch. Set measures 4" by 6”. We think it has the perfect heartfelt friendship sentiments in it and we know you’ll love it! The Design Team did a great job celebrating friendship with this set and we know you’ll be inspired. And, while you’re hopping and looking at their creations, don’t forget to try to figure out….

Mystery-Blogger-Graphic

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 Flourishes’ November Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released November sets…you can play in our Grab A Cup Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY November 15th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our November 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 three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through November 22nd, so you have to act fast!
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, November 16th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we share a set we know will become a staple element you’ll reach for time and time again. Don’t distress…it’s coming soon!

Heather

31 comments:

Lynnda said...

Beautiful vintage tag Heather!!...Loving the background especially! Awesome... hugs...x

frommycraftroom said...

Great tag. What a lovely memory of your Mum. Thanks for sharing.

loulou said...

Great mixed media tag. How lovely to be able to use your Mums creations in your art.

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous tag, love the colors!

Ros Crawford said...

Lovel your pretty tag ... the side stitching is very eye cayching

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS! Great use of that stamp and the colors are fantastic! I love seem binding ribbon, so versatile! The added border punch attached with stitching is a nice accent! Great tag!

Linda said...

Absolutely stunning.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful tag and the charm is perfect for it - and a great memory too!!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous mixed media tag Heather! I love what you have done here with this new set. How wonderful is that, that you incorporated one of your mom's creations. Love it!

Nana Griffin said...

Cool tag, Heather!

TLady said...

WHAT A SUPER LOOKING BOOKMARK HEATHER!!!!!!!!!! :) I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE ALL of the things you've stamped on this!!! :) It's QUITE INTERSESTING & I LOOOOOOVE the COLORS!!!!!!!:) AND what a LOVELY WAY to remember your mother!!! MAYBE, we'll be seeing more bead work on your creations????:) LOOKS FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;)

jj said...

Love how you combined the "Tim stuff" with this stamp set. They really go together.

ChristineCreations said...

This tag is just gorgeous Heather! You do such a great job mixing patterns, inks and elements to create depth! Such a lovely tribute to your mom too.

windinstarsranch said...

Whew I need to make a couple of those. Very interesting way to make a thanks for loving me for a friend gift tag.

Maria said...

Such a lovely tag with warm colors and beautiful image, Heather! Love the beautiful bead charm placed from your Mom. Beading is truly a skill to be cherished. And, what a wonderful tribute to your Mom with this lovely creation!

polycrafty said...

I love the rich colors of your tag. It's like a summer heat wave which sounds good in this chilly fall!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Love your gorgeous tag! Have a Blessed day!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Lovely tag, the beads are a great touch.

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous tag! How special to have your Mom's charm added....very special.

Tracy said...

That is a great tag, love it!!!!

Davi said...

Heather I love your fabulous tag!! The colors you used have a wonderful vintage look and the stitched on border is a perfect finish :)

Jacqueline Smith said...


Fabulous tag, love the colours! Another great set to have!!

D- said...

BEAUTIFUL tag. It would make a wonderful bookmark. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Diane said...

Beautiful tag, and one you will cherish with the pretty charm from your Mom....a gorgeous "memory" piece!!

Heather said...

Such a fun tag! It feels so warm and inviting.

Theresa said...

Great tag...love the vintage look! Great stamps!

Jean Bullock said...

How pretty. Love the colors. Well done.

Leslie Miller said...

Alcohol inky fabulousness! Love that bit of stitching holding the eyelet scallops on the side. Tags give you a chance to use up some of the chunky stuff in your stash. This looks wonderful, Heather!

Sue D said...

Wonderful and very special with the charm your mom made.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! And, perfect for showcasing that pretty charm from your mother.

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh...this is another fab tag!

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