Archive for October 3rd, 2007

Flourishes unviels new sets!


Flourishes releases three new stamp set today.  Flourished Christmas, Rejoice and Sweet Treats.  All three promised to be fun and creative aids in your creation.  Each of them can be seen at the Flourishes web-store. 

Let me introduce you to our newest Flourish.  This newest stamp is an angel, isn’t she!  We are mighty proud of her.  She is part of the new Rejoice set that we released today.  This set is full of possibilities with both images and words that we think it should be in everyone’s stamp collection.  As we worked on the designs for this set we had in mind to use the classical elegance of historic images and words, but as always we wanted to add a fresh new twist.  This little lady is the result of much colaberation with Marcy Hawley and us.  She has had many revisions from our first concepts and we are delighted with Marcy’s final interpretation .  The rest of the set, which I will share with you over the next days and weeks, are the original calligraphy of my friend Joan Machinchick.  The words and images can stand alone, but combined the impact of this set is far reaching.  We hope you will share our enthusiasm for this set. Our design team has sent us many sneak peeks  this past week.  Please visit their blogs and see the many ways they used our new sets.

I stamped the Angel in Hybrid Burnt Umber ink and then water-colored her using the new SU! In Colors and Blush Blossom.  Detail was added with Gold Painty Pen and Jelly  Roll iridescent pens.  The base of the card is Purely Pomegranate and brushed gold metallic papers.  I’ve kept this card very simple to highlight all of her elegance.  I am sure that I will present her in many ways as I work with her, but this first card  I wanted just the image to stand out. 

I have a string of cards to display over the next few days and hope you will visit the Atelier and see them all.

 Rubber Hugs  & Ciao

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