Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Flavor Of Tuscany

Welcome to day three of Flourishes release with one of our very first scenery stamp set. I love creating a scene!  Especially when it is a single stamp and color image. 
Today I have two views of the same card.  In this first picture I had stamped the Florence scene on watercolor paper note card with versa fine onyx ink. I like this pigment ink when I am going to use water on my paper. In real life the image on my card looked very "flat" when viewed face on, although, like some finished cards, they look better in pictures than they do IRL. Be that as it may, I cut out the center of the stamped image then backed it with Early Espresso card stock, then popped that panel up in the same spot it was cut from.

Looking at the two cards here I am not sure which I like the best. I am aware that my perception of the design could all be an illusion because of the angle of the photo and the difference in backdrop colors. In any case the top card looks just as good as the one below. 


No matter the outcome, "Flavor Of Florence" is a fun set to work with. Just take a look at what the team has  designed to see just how much fun you could have "creating a scene"!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber – D.T. Coordinator
Sharon Doolittle
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Heather Jensen

Today is another change to win today's stamp set.  All you need to do is leave a message on each blog, on Saturday one of comments will be chosen from the mystery  bloggers..... blog.  Take a few minutes to hop around to all of the ladies not only to leave a comment but to see inspirational ideas.


DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE NOVEMBER RELEASE? Have you checked out our Be Progressive Challenge? Just clickhttp://flourishes.org/2012/11/be-progressive-the-final-step/"> HERE
to find out how to play– there are four ways to win! Play along in this week’s http://flourishes.org/2012/11/timeless-tuesday-195-plus-a-sneak-peek/">Timeless Tuesday challenge  and that’s another way to win! Play along in the Be Progressive Challenges before this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! (You have until Monday at 6PM EST for the Timeless Tuesday challenge!)  So get those fingers inky and good luck!

If you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can pre-order this set (along with the other three sets as well) and if you purchase all four sets, you can take advantage ourhttp://shop.flourishes.org/New_Release_Bundle_p/nrb_nov2012.htm"> New Release Bundle
and get 10% off all our new sets when you purchase it in the bundle. What fun! All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with another special surprise! So, be sure to stick with us this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting goodies!


We’ll see you back here tomorrow for another new release sneak peek! This one will have you taking yet another trip to a far away place to witness some beautiful botanicals! Come back tomorrow and see what fun we've dreamed up! See you then!

22 comments:

theneon said...

You have truly captured the Tuscany countryside.

Karen W said...

Beautiful and great spotlight card, wonderful job on lining all that up.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful Sharon! Love the way you highlighted and popped part of the image.

Colleen said...

Sharon,
Looks stunning on the watercolor paper and the way you added the extra layer with the center of the image is brilliant!

alicaz said...

both card look great, love the simple landscape and the popped up one is very cool too!

HappyCrafter said...

Thank you for showing us two versions of the card, it sure helps give ideas and helps us see the versatility of the stamp. Both came out lovely.

TLady said...

WOW SHARON!!!!!!!!! I LIKE them BOTH! It IS AMAZING though, how just a little change can change the card SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!:)
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the watercolor with this!!!!!!!!!! :) SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Missed your card yesterday!)

Diane said...

Very pretty....lots of gorgeous coloring there!!

zehra said...

sweet and beautiful

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love this popped up on the Espresso panel! Why don't I think of these techniques?!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

What a lovely card.

stampqueen said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I love the second one best!!

Mary-Anne V said...

I like both of the designs but the second is my fav. Since the tiny border just defines the image.

Tosha said...

Great job, yours showing flooded the mind with all kinds of things to do with the stamp...labels for wine or herb oils came to mind first.Thanks for the share.

ChristineCreations said...

Both great cards Sharon, but I love how the inset looks with this image too. I really sets it off.

dpkennedy said...

I love how you pulled the image out and framed it! It just pops off the page now...and it's gorgeous!

Ravengirl said...

This looks marvelous! I like how you have most of the scene matted in black and the rest of the scene carries over onto your card base. Very cool!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Two beauties Sharon! Love your colouring on both cards! Gorgeous!

Belinda said...

Lovely cards!!

guilinger2 said...

Both cards are perfect!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I really like the way this was matted with the image half off the panel. Great coloring and looks inviting.

Cynthia said...

Fun design, Sharon. I like how the scene continues outside the focal square.