Thursday, October 11, 2012

Flourishes October Release DAY 4.....

Howdy friends!!!

Are your ready for DAY 4 of the Flourishes October Release?!?! Today we have a beautiful Holiday Set for you...this one is called NATURALLY MERRY.......


Send out Christmas wishes with a natural and earthy flair. This beautiful set, illustrated by Marcella Hawley, offers an elegant sugar pine cone and a sprig of holly. Pair these beauties with three elegant Christmas expressions and you have the making of a gorgeous set perfect for the holidays. 



Here is what I've created........



Here is how my card came together....my card base was created with the Flourishes Classic White CSThe Design Paper is from the My Mind's Eye Breeze Collection. The sentiment and the main image were inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and the pine cone was colored with these Copic Markers ~ E00, E27, E29, G82, G85, G94 and Colorless Blender. Next I embellished the card with a Doily,  some May Arts Solid Iridescent Ribbon, some Gold Metallic String,  a Button and some Prima Smoky Crystals. Before I put my card together I decided to ink distressed the edges with the Ranger Tea Dyed Pad.





DO YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL SET?????  



Then all you have to do is leave some love by visiting the Senior Design Team Members listed below and guess who the Mystery Blogger is ~

                                                                           Christine Okken
                                                                           Cindy Lawrence
                                                                           Danielle Kennedy
                                                                           Heather Jensen
                                                                           Julie Koerber
                                                                           Sharon Doolittle
                                                                           Stacy Morgan
                                                                           Tammy Hershberger 

Here are a few more ways to win some Flourishes October Release goodies.....how about playing along in our THINK PINK Challenge?!?!You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which kicked off YESTERDAY and ANOTHER ONE TODAY at noon! Our noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win our full OCTOBER Release! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!The good news? If you like what you see on our designers' blogs today, you can pre-order our NATURALLY MERRY SET (along with the other four sets as well) and if you purchase all five sets, you can take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off all our new sets when you purchase it in the bundle. 

Don't forget to check out our fabulous new 123 Kits... called Viola



It’s full of beautiful lavender, teal and blue hues that are perfect for the icy months ahead! Just click HERE to see this kit and all it offers in the store!

Thank you for stopping by today....hope to see you again tomorrow when we reveal the next Flourishes Set.



                                                         Hugs, ~Silke~  

29 comments:

Amanda said...

Those pine cones look so real!!
I just love your creations - all of them.
Mystery blogger might be Julie Koerber.
Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Sheri said...

Those are the prettiest pine cones ever! Another one out of the park!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card, the pine cones are magnificent.

Diane said...

I agree, the pinecomes looks so real, I almost reached up and touched them....Gorgeous as always!!

Mary said...

Beautiful...Love it...

alicaz said...

beautiful card! love the colors and the layout too!

Anonymous said...

The pinecones look like you picked them off the tree, beautiful. Mary L Schreiber

Connie MacFarlane said...

Silke this card is so elegant and pretty. I love the way you coloured the image, looks so real. The placement of all the elements is perfect and I love the bow. Great new set!

Betty Benton said...

This pine cone is a fabulous stamp! Love how you've paired it with that great sentiment and the ribbon and bow treatment -- how gorgeous is that??!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wow Silke... one of the most beautiful cards I've seen! I love the soft distressing and your gorgeous bow just makes those pretty pine cones POP! Love everything about it!

TLady said...

HOW MUCH TORTURE CAN A WOMAN TAKE??????YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want this set!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Silke! YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(Ok, I confess! I don't have as many Copics as you do! Nor, do I have all the Flourishes stamps! BUT, I NEEEEEEEEED to be a Flourishes SOMETHING!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOVE this set!!!!!!!!!!!!) YOUR CARD IS GOOOOOOOOOOOGEOUUUUUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sigh! Can I take more?) The polka dot paper looks FABULOUS with this! Your image, COLORED PERFECTLY! LOOKS 3-D! (BE STILL MY HEART!!!!!!!! ) :)(Trying to regain my strength here!)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is so pretty! I love how the pine needles look real peeking out from under the (absolutely gorgeous) bow treatment!

Carol Dee said...

Nicely done. You have colored and shaded the pinecones so well they look 3D. Stunning card.

Marisa said...

That is some awesome pinecone colouring!! They look like I could reaach out and grab them. Great card.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Lovely design, Silke! That golden orange ribbon is just perfect with these rustic pinecones!

Janet Swofford said...

I love your elegant creation! I love the contrast between the rustic color combination and the elegant ribbon treatment and doily! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :-0
Inky hugs,
Janet

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty...I love the doily in the background!

ChristineCreations said...

I love how warm this looks with the orangey toned ribbon Silke! Great card!

belldoubleyou said...

I love the brown/golds with the white -- like an early morning winter walk in a snowy wood.

Linda Carson said...

Love the richness of this beauty! Quite lovely!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, the doily is such a great idea, and your pinecones look wonderful Silke.

Heather said...

So pretty! Love that sentiment and your bow! That added little twine bow is the perfect finishing touch.

Ravengirl said...

Such a pretty card! I love the doily backed sentiment and the golden colored ribbon!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card! Love the way you tied the gold ribbon in the button! Such wonderful inspiration.
Beth Greco

dpkennedy said...

This is very pretty and elegant Silke!

HappyCrafter said...

Such a warm and inviting card, great colours and ribbon treatment.

Theresa said...

This is a merry and bright card! Fantastic pine cone!!

Kim said...

I love the beautiful coloring on your pine cone. This is so elegant and pretty.

Heather Jensen said...

Oh my girl! This is a beauty and love that ribbon. :)

Hugs~