Archive for December 23rd, 2011

Snow Beautiful in Pink

Today Flourishes is having a Free for All for our theme.  We have a very special family that we have watched the children grow through the years.  Their third child has finish her high school and is off to be an Au Pair for a French family for six months before starting college.  I wanted a very special card for her as a Bon Vonage and here it is. Along with the card will be a journal for her to record this  wonderful experience.  It reminds me of my very first trip to  Europe and how much my world expanded.  I kept a journal and reread it once a year.

It is a variation of another card I did using the same Snow Beautiful set.  I love these little Purple Finches.  Here in Florida we don’t have snow or Purple Finches, I know of these great little birds from a calendar page–a most amazing place to learn about so many things in the world–calendar pages.

The Snow Beautiful set and our custom Tailor-Made Keyhole dies are a perfect pairing.  I promise I will have another take on this set for winter cards…It is destined to be a go to winter card.  The pink cardstock has been hugged in a Couture Creation 5″x7″ folder,Tied Together.  I just love the Coutre Creation having this larger size of embossing folders.  The detail is just great.  We will soon be adding them to the Flourishes store. The images were all colored with Copics –and I had just a touch of bleed through on the pinks…I hurried the process just a tad.  It is topped with  Flower Soft white and of course, a little glitter.  Tiny brown velvet ribbon and white lace are both from Flourishes.  The sheer wide white ribbon is layered with satin pink pleated ribbon then festooned  with ivory iridescent faceted crystals–they just pick up the colors so beautifully.

Here we are just busy baking and decorating.  We don’t actually decorate until the last week of Advent as we are still in a waiting time and getting ready for the coming of Christ.  Our Advent wreath is lite each night for supper.  At Thanksgiving I bring out my Spode fine Christmas china. The pattern is Christmas rose.  I purchased them at the Spode factory outlet in England.  Sitting on the floor in the shop,I ran my fingers around each plate then set it down to make sure is was level as these are all the seconds in the factory.  I loved the process and treasure the dishes.  I plan to share our holiday celebration with you over the next few days.

I know everyone is very busy so I let you scoot to the Flourishes Senior Design Team to see their lovely creations.  We are all highlighting the sets from the December bundle and the Tailor-Made Keyhole dies.   So off you go to visit.  Also, this is the last day to take advantage of Flourishes New Release Bundle — 10% off all new release sets if you buy them in a bundle. You can check out that fabulous deal HERE! 

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Sharon Doolittle
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger

Thanks for stopping in the Atelier….I treasure your visits


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