Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Flourishes August Release - Chrysanthemums

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I'm so excited to be joining the Flourishes Design Team today as they showcase this new stamp set! "Chrysanthemum" is a new offering from illustrator Sam Pickard and it showcases the unique blooms of the Chrysanthemum flower that is a staple for fall color and bouquets. This 4 x 6 set contains several arrangements of single or grouped flowers, a buzzing bee, plus wonderful sentiments which I designed, with a sunshine theme. It's sure to bring wonderful cheerfulness to your designs on those crisp Autumn days that are coming. And for even more creative options, we'll have a cut-file available for this set as well. So we want to show of some of our Chrysanthemum creations to you today and there's a chance for you to win today's set! All you have to do is find:

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 Hidden among the Design Team's blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today's set! The more you comment, the better your chances.
Here's my project using the set. I wanted to use my Inktense pencils, so I traced out a circle, and filled it with stamped flower images. I colored in the flowers first, using a very sharp pencil, then blended with the brush tip of a blender pen.



I covered all the flowers using a Sakura clear glaze pen, then filled in the rest of the background with a dark blue pencil and blended with a water brush. The glaze pen adds a slightly raised, glossy finish to the flowers, and also acts as a resist medium, so that I can watercolor around and even over those areas without losing the detail of my coloring. Much easier than cutting a mask, or using masking fluid.


Here's an angled shot in full sun so you can see the effect of the glaze.


After my background wash was dry, I added in the shadows using dry Inktense and Prismacolor pencils.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you would like a chance at winning all three of the soon-to-be released August sets…
  • You can play in our Colorful Creations Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY August 16th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three August sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all four together in a bundle, this discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
  • All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • Head back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner's Circle where we'll announce all of our winners of this weeks' challenges!
Many thanks to the Flourishes Team for letting me join in the hop today!
Thanks for stopping by!

38 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! Such an intense depth of color! Love it!

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  2. The dimension you were able to achieve is awesome!

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  3. Lovely technique and such gorgeous stamps too!

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  4. My jaw dropped--this is just stunning. I love your interpretation of
    Sam's newest set for Flourishes! Thanks for all you do for Flourishes.
    Jan Marie

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  5. I just love you interpretation of this newest set by Sam for Flourishes. Thanks for all you do for Flourishes.
    Jan Marie

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  6. Thanks for sharing the details of how you coloured this card. Fab colouring and great card.

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  7. I love it! It looks like the stamped image is below the other parts of the card, wow it just pops. And learned something new I had no idea I could use the glaze pen the cover my colored area to keep the other ink or whatever I use off of that area. Thanks for the new technique.

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  8. Lovely card, gorgeous image!

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  9. Love the technique that you used. Such intense color and great use of the stamps.

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  10. Absolutely stunning Dina! Love the way you coloured your flowers. The airy feel of the gorgeous orange bow adds the perfect touch to these great new images.

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  11. Wow! This is stunning! Such vibrant colours and yet a simple design, I love it!

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  12. WOW, this is different and gorgeous Dina!! I love your coloring with the prisms. The contrasting colors look awesome!!

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  13. So very lovely! Great technique and love the blue and orange.

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  14. I can't stop staring at this Dina. You've won my heart.

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  15. Very pretty, love the layout.

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  16. This card is outstanding! Looks like the flowers are popping off the paper. Fantastic job
    Sandy C

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  17. Donna Whitten8/14/2013 11:47 AM

    Just lovely!

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  18. WOW! I am so excited to see the effects of colored pencils and how you made this gorgeous creation. When first looking, They looked real enough to touch. ,,,thank you for the details. super creation.

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  19. What a cool idea very oriental. Thanks for sharing. Love this set.

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  20. You never disappoint me with your beautiful creations. This card is gorgeous. Thanks, Mary L Schreiber

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  21. Amy Marshall8/14/2013 12:12 PM

    Stunning, absolutely stunning. I love it. The colors pop and the coloring is incredible. Did not know about the clear glaze pen- I need one.

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  22. Beautiful Dina. You are an amazing artist.

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  23. Dina! You're one of those Designers that just BLOW PEOPLE'S SOCKS OFF!!! :) You do the MOST UNEXPECTED THINGS! :) Your flowers look like they're FLOATING in a pool of water! TOTALLY LOVELY!!!!!!!:) LOVE EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE!!!!!!! :)

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  24. I have to try your technique! I love the depth and the way the flowers stand out.

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  25. Oh my goodness! Dina, this is absolutely stunning! Your coloring is always breathtaking but the way you added the depth...Those flowers look 3D! Wow!

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  26. stunning! great colouring skill!

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  27. Ooooo . . . this is so pretty!! A great color combo and a really fun technique.

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  28. Such a fantastic card! I love how you colored it. I love this stamp set, too!

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  29. Oh Wow! This is gorgeous - love that big extravagant bow!

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  30. Wowsers Dina! I love the way you used your glaze pen - never thought to do that! Your colouring is amazing as always! A gorgeous card!

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  31. Wow this is gorgeous! What a great tip. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  32. I find this card very cheerful.

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  33. Oh Dina, your Mums card is like an advanced stamping art class! Wonderful techniques for a beautiful stamp set!

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  34. Great technique to save the effort of masking. Never thought to use my Sakura glaze pens for resist. Thanksfor the tip. Lovely card and stamp.

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  35. Beautiful card, Dina, love the 3D look!!!

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  36. Breathtaking! Love the way you colored the flowers! Beautiful colors! TFS

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  37. The flower has good technique. I like it.

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