Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Flourishes


     Flourishes is lighting the candles and getting ready to sing to honor their fourth birthday! And, as a way to celebrate, I’m happy to say I was hand-picked to help them have a bit of a party as a designer for their customer appreciation hop! The only challenge here was to create a card or project using my favorite Flourishes stamp set. Read on – I’ll tell you how you can win some Flourishes goodies too!




     My favorite Flourishes set is Sweet Peas.  I love the unique shape of each flower and how easy they are to color.  The stamp speaks for itself in that it can stand alone without a ton of embellishments.  I also like the array of colors in sweet peas so you can make a colorful bouquet or use a single color.
     For this special occasion I made an easel card.  The sweet peas are colored with Copics and lightly airbrushed around the edges. Paper is by Memory Box.  I used pop dots on some of the petals and May Arts ribbon with a Webster's Pages bling.  Spellbinders and Martha Stewart make up the punches used.

     What can YOU win during this celebration?  Take a peek at this fun and festive blog candy!
    
     If you'd like to learn more about how you can win all of these stamp sets, just click HERE to read up on today's hop and challenge.

     If you arrived here by way of CHERYL's blog then you are on the right path!  If I was your first stop, you'll want to go back to the Flourishes blog and start this hop from the very beginning!

     You have until September 1st at 5 pm CST to enter!

     Next up on the hop is Pattie. 

Happy Birthday Flourishes!!

    

48 comments:

  1. What a lovely card, Linda. You've colored the flowers beautifully.

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  2. Absolutely stunning! Gorgeous colouring and I love the easel design!

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  3. love the lilac flowers...so beautiful!

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  4. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, so soft and elegant!! I love this stamp set also, hard to choose just one!!

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  5. Wonderful card! This sweet pea image is gorgeous and your colouring is FAB! Congrats to Flourishes on four FAB years!

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  6. Love the easel card and your design. The sweet peas stamp is beautiful and so wonderfully colored. I may have to add this one to my collection.

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  7. Hey GF, sending you hugs and sloppy wet kisses! Your art is so beautiful, your use of color is devine....just like you!

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  8. Just beautiful. Love the Sweet Peas...one of my favorite flowers. :)

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  9. OH MY, what a beauty! Such delicate coloring and a beautiful design to show off the sweet peas! Thank you!

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  10. You colored the flowers beautifully.

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  11. Beautiful card! I just love this image and purple is my favorite color!

    Lauren

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  12. Fabulous job with the Sweet Peas. Soft and super lovely. Pat

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  13. Beatuiful blues and purples! Happy Birthday Flourishes.
    Kim

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  14. Those are gorgeous sweetpeas and the soft background is so very pretty. Like how you popped up some of the petals :)

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  15. beautiful card. Love the coloring and the monochromatic tone.

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  16. This is so pretty and dreamy. Love the colour you chose for the sweet peas.

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  17. Your sweet peas are colored beautifully! The easel card was a perfect choice here too! Love this fabulous card!

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  18. wow, wow, WOW!!! Your sweet peas are just breathtaking and I love the design. You are right, great flowers don't need a lot in the way of extras - it's the simple things like fabulous coloring, a beautiful bow and some popped up effects that make this card a stunner! Thanks so much for helping Flourishes celebrate! What a treat!!!!

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  19. I love those sweet peas - SO very "sweet"! The coloring is perfect and the whole card is just fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win some Flourishes stamps.

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  20. wow, wow, and WOW!!! absolutely GORGEOUS!!

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  21. What a stunning easel card -- your colors are gorgeous!

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  22. Absolutely stunning easel card Linda! It's so soft! That beautiful ribbon really finishes it off!

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  23. I love these sweet peas, and the lilac is just perfect! Beautiful card

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  24. Oh what a beautiful card!! I have this set and I love how you colored the Sweet Peas in blue, I must try this.I never thought to color them blue but they look stunning!! Love it!!

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  25. fabulous coloring of that beautiful image

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  26. Very pretty--great coloring.

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  27. Sweet Peas are such a lovely flower - and you've really brought them to life with your wonderful coloring. The card is just gorgeous and ever so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Love the card what awesome colors used. Thanks for sharing and my mom loves sweet peas.

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  29. I love easel cards. This is so pretty. Beautiful colors and embellishing.

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  30. You totally captured sweet peas with this card! Love that sheer bow, the colors are FABULOUS!

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  31. What a gorgeous easel card! LOVE the purple too!

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  32. I love easel cards and this one is STUNNING!

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  33. Gorgeous easel card, Linda! Your coloring is fantastic!

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  34. This is beautiful! I love your coloring and that fabulous sheer bow.

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  35. Gorgeous easel card! Fabulous shading/coloring!

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  36. A beautiful easel card, loved the colors, really cool

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  37. Beautiful coloring! I really like this set too!

    Blessings!

    Kathy

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  38. Oh how pretty! This has long been one of my favorite Flourishes sets and I love it in blue! Gorgeous card!

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  39. Sooo pretty! I'm a sucker for a beautiful easel card!

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  40. Such stunning coloring on these sweet peas! Beautiful!

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  41. Love sweet peas & love that stamp & the card you made! I can see why it's your favorite set. I can see I need to get some Flourishes stamps!

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  42. Love the colors you've used, and the coloring itself is perfect! I also love that sweat pea stamp, but do not owe it. I live in the Netherlands, not that easy to get hold of Flourishes stamps here! Going to get out my favourite Flourishes stamp I owe just now!

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  43. Fabulous Card! Love the colors and your coloring is superb!
    Blessings Bernie

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  44. WOW this is beatiful! I love the colors. It's just gorgeous.

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  45. What a gorgeous easel card! I love your coloring and the beautiful feel of this card!

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  46. Gorgeous coloring, love the soft ribbon with it!

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Thanks for such encouraging comments!