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Archive for January 13th, 2012

Hello Friends,

  Today draws to a close the three days for our Flourishes January 2012 Release.  The newest set in the Flourishes line is Love Sweet Love.  This set speaks of all things love, chocolate, heart and flowers, and, OK today we added a twis,t a cookie bouquet.  That is Love Sweet Love.  Here is a peek at this sweet, sweet set:

For today I choose the basket of love in the form of tulips and lilac, two of my favorite flowers;  but neither will grow here in the Florida panhandle.  In my virtual garden of coloring they are both found often.

If you expected this to be pink, I have disappointed you as I chose a light aqua as my dominate color.  I had lots of fun coloring the image using these Flourishes own Copic Collections:

I had a lot of Copic markers on my work space.  One of my new luxuries this year is to have a part-time studio assistant.  Oh my does this make a difference in my day.  Well I am here to tell you she almost passed out when she saw all the markers astrew.  “Not to worry”, I told her they are labeled to it’s easy to clean up, she chuckled and let me continue on in my own little corner of the world. 

Once the image was colored I trimmed it and had I looked at this through the camera lenses before I continued I would have gone back and re trimmed.  Lesson learned.  I used a new to me embossing folder from Couture Creations called Hedged Maze.  I simply love it.  It is a full 5″x7″ folder that makes really deep impressions.  We hope to have these in the store real soon.  I also used another embossing folder on a second layer.  It is new to our store and it is called Debonair Edges by Craft Concepts.  After the image was embossed, I sponged with  white craft ink and let it dry, then I cut the images apart using only the square image.  I cut two pieces of Flourishes Classic White paper with Spellpinders Lacey squares, using the two largest dies.  I added a May Arts Twill in Turquoise and then layered it with another piece of woven ribbon from my stash.  A small strip of white lace finished off the bottom.  I made a bow out of May Arts Two Tone Light Blue ribbon.  At the very top a piece of 1/8″ Velvet ribbon was added.  In this picture it looks dark but in real lfe it matches the turquoise nicely.  Some crystal findings from Michael’s finished it off for me.

Well enough gushing for today.  It is time for me to send you on to the designers taking part in today’s release.

Barbara Anders
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle
Heather Jensen
Beate Johns
Cindy Haffner
Mona Pendleton

Of course we want you to have lots of chances to win some or even all of this month’s releases so we have a Mystery Blogger

and a Noon Time Challenge in which you can take part…lots of chances and even more if you leave me a love note from this post.

Thanks for sharing your time with me.

Ciao,

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