Archive for July 13th, 2011

Day 2 July Release Sweet Nature

Today we are releasing one of my most favorite of flowers.  Sweet Nature is another in the beautiful botanicals by Marcells Hawley.  Once you see it you too will love it’s delicate, soft and romantic feel.  Ranunculus have always eluded me.  I wanted them for my wedding  however by August these beautiful posies are gone from our horizon.  Living in Florida makes these gorgeous beauties an impossibility.  I “googled” these wonder flowers and here is part of what I found ”

“Persian buttercup, Ranunculus asiaticus, produces beautiful flowers in a wide range of reds, yellows, oranges, pinks and whites with petals that appear to be made of crepe paper. The flowers rise above the dainty foliage on long slender stems. They make beautiful cut flowers that last a long time if cut while still in a bud.”

Let me unveil Marcella’s take on this beauty:

Here’s my first card with this set:

I am including some other beautiful photos I got from the internet.  You will recognize these flowers and we often see them in wedding magazines,









And this one:









but then look at the color I found:









I have certainly digressed but hope I have inspired you to add this beauty to your stamp collection.  I certainly will be on of my “go to” sets.


Visit the Flourishes Designers and see their love creations.

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Thanks for stopping in the Atelier today.


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Today at noon CST Flourishes posted a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch.

It’s one where — if you play along — you could win Flourishes entire release for July! Pretty exciting, right? So, let’s get to the action!



HOW TO PLAY: See this sketch above? All you need to do is make a card or creation by using this as your inspiration and you’ll be in the running! It’s just that easy! With four stamp sets on the line, what are you waiting for?

Here is my card using the new Honeycomb background.  This is an amazing stamp.

  Marcella actually watercolored this image and we made a stamp from the image.  It stamps beautifully.  On my card I stamped onto So Saffron paper and Memento ink in Daffodil.  For the smaller image I used Flourishes Classic Ivory paper and the same Memento ink and got a was able to infer a both positive and negative image.  The small image was stamped in Memento Black and colored with Copics.  Spellbinder dies Oval and scallop ovals really set this image off.  A bit of May Arts Ruffled edge ribbon and Vintage brad just set it off.

This card is for Mike, “the shipping guy” aka my dh.  He is off in Europe visiting with children and grandchildren and this will be part of the welcome home package.

Now it’s your turn at taking the challenge and here are


  • Entries need to be in by Friday, July 15th by 5 PM EST
  • Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entries
  • You must link your creation on this post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post.
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges, while we love challenge chasers, we want to give those that follow the rules a chance at a prize valued at more than $60
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCJUL01


Need a little inspiration? Check out these fine ladies creations to get those creative juices flowing! All of our sketch designers are showing off our new set Bee My Honey!

Don’t forget to make your challenge entry count by linking up below using our Inklinkz Widget!

Link your creation on the Flourishes Blog.


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