Sneak peek and release party tonight!

February 13, 2009 at 1:00 am 12 comments


It’s day three of Flourishes sneak peeks and this third set comes to us from the talented Marcella Hawley.  Marcella always gives us gorgeous images and her Signs of Spring set is no exception. My sneak peek shows off the spring basket – just one of the eleven images included in the set.

Watercoloring seemed the perfect choice for this image, and it was so very easy.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Palette ink Burnt Umber and used water based markers in green, purple, yellow, blue and pink, along with a waterbrush, to add color.  Basic Grey’s Euphoria Paper, blue sheer ribbon and blue brads were also used. The base card is from a box of textured cards from JoAnn’s.

Now – take a closer look at the basket – doesn’t it look like real wood grain?  No, that’s not my fabulous coloring and yes the image itself does  have some grain lines it in, but the trick I used was to stamp the image on real wood veneer paper!  It’s not designer paper made to look like wood – it is actually wood veneer.  Pat Dowden (aka the “wood veneer man”) from Dowden Wood & Paper Crafts,  was kind enough to send me some samples of this paper and it was the perfect paper to use!  It was easy to stamp on and can be embossed as well.  It comes in a wide range of wood tones, with the grain very visible.  It was the perfect medium for this image!


Please check the Flourishes Newsletter for your chance to win this set, and find links to the great Flourishes Design team for their take on this set.

And don’t forget – tonight is our release party over at the Flourishes Forum on Splitcoast.  Join us for some fun, a chance to win some prizes and the full reveal of all three new sets for February.



Entry filed under: Flourishes Designs.

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karen Witter  |  February 13, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Those are very pretty colors you chose and you did a lovely job watercoloring.

  • 2. Laura (scrapnextras)  |  February 13, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Beautiful colouring and gorgeous colours Nacncy! Love it!

  • 3. Julie Koerber  |  February 13, 2009 at 8:29 am

    This is just beautiful Nancy! And, how nice of the “wood veneer man” to send you some fun things to work with! It’s perfect!!

  • 4. Stacy Twinshappy SCS  |  February 13, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Awesome coloring, the basket looks great! I like the soft springy colors of the dp too.

  • 5. Christine Okken  |  February 13, 2009 at 11:33 am

    How cool that you used wood veneer paper! And I love the soft spring colors.

  • 6. Leslie Miller  |  February 13, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    This is so delicate and sweet, and you chose the perfect papers as a background for this pretty image. I think I have some of that paper you used on the basket. What a great idea!

  • 7. Hope  |  February 18, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    very pretty it looks so springy

  • 8. Janine  |  February 18, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    WOW!! This and the others from the release are just beautiful!!

  • 9. Cheryl Penner  |  February 27, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    So cute! That totally looks like spring!

  • 10. dianets7  |  March 5, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Hi! I’m finally back from vacations and online. What a beautiful set of images you’ve been releasing! They are all gorgeous!

  • 11. Cindy Haffner  |  March 11, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Wow gorgeous.

  • 12. Bela White  |  March 15, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Hi there: just loving refreshing….


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