Tag Archives: YearOfFlowers

Flourishes Friday Blog Hop – Under the Mistletoe

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Flourishes Friday Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, then you are in the right place. If not, please head on over to the Flourishes Blog to start from the beginning.

This week,  Rebecca has challenged the team members to create an Interactive project.

Let’s take a look at what I came up with (warning, this post is photo-heavy):

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Let’s take a closer look at the details…

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Finally, let’s take a look at how I made it interactive…

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I have to admit that making interactive projects is not a strong-point of mine, by any means. So, I decided to take the simple route. I created a pocket on my card front which houses a removable tag with a hidden message on it, “MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE”. The poinsettia image is from Year of Flowers 3 and I coloured it using Copic Markers and then cut-out the image and popped it up on my tag. To embellish the tag, I used a sentiment tab sticker from the same collection as the patterned paper which is by Teresa Collins from a couple of years back…to polish it all off, I added some of my favourite gold twine and several red jewels.

Here is the blog hop list:

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are Here —> Naomi Gong <— You are Here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

I am sad to say that this is the last time our lovely DT member,

Tricia, will be joining us and I will truly miss seeing her beautiful creations!

Anyway, thank you so much for joining us…I hope you enjoyed your stay!

Your next stop is Rebecca’s blog.

Naomi

Flourishes Free for All Friday Blog Hop – Red as Poppies

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Flourishes Friday Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, then you are in the right place. If not, please head on over to the Flourishes Blog to start from the beginning.

I hope all of you in the United States had a wonderful Thanksgiving, yesterday, with your loved ones.

This week, I have challenged the team to make their projects Red as Poppies in honour of Veteran’s Day or Remembrance Day, here, in Canada, which we observed two weeks ago.

Let’s take a look at what I came up with:


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I used the poppy image from Year in Flowers 2. This image was coloured using Copic Markers and then cut-out using Flourishes Tailor-Made Classic Hourglass Die Set (a personal favourite). The sentiment is from Bushel of Thanks. This was then mounted over some adorable polkadot patterned paper by October Afternoon. Next, I matted this in black and attached it to my card base. Finally, I embellished my card very simply using some black enamel dots and some metallic tinsel cord (another favourite).

Here is the blog hop list:

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are Here —> Naomi Gong <— You are Here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Anyway, thank you so much for joining us…I hope you enjoyed your stay!

Your next stop is Rebecca’s blog.

Naomi

Flourishes Friday Blog Hop – Pastel Colours

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Flourishes Friday Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, then you are in the right place. If not, please head on over to the Flourishes Blog to start from the beginning.

This week, Rebecca has challenged the team to use pastel colours.

Let’s take a look at my project:

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I stamped the image from Year in Flowers 3. The image was coloured using Copic markers. I always choose my patterned papers first, then I match my markers to the paper. I used some cute springtime papers from Simple Stories. The frame was die-cut using Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass Die Set. I then wrapped some gold twine around the frame and secured it with a simple bow. The image was popped up over the frame and then adhered over a paper doily. Last, I added some sentiment stickers and some white enamel dots. This was then attached to the card base and voila!

Here is the blog hop list:

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are Here —> Naomi Gong <— You are Here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Anyway, thank you so much for joining us…I hope you like what you saw!

Your next stop is Rebecca’s blog.

Naomi

Flourishes Release Day 5 – Christmas Sentiments

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of the Flourishes LC Release for October!

If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, you are in the right place. If not, please see the Blog Hop List below to start from the beginning.

Today, we are showcasing Christmas Sentiments, a fabulous set designed by Beverly Cole.

Here is my project:

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For the main image, I used the Year of Flowers 3 set. I just LOVE poinsettias for Christmas and this one is beautiful with the greenery! I then popped this up on a die-cut frame which was cut using Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass Die Set and sponged with Distress Ink in Old Paper (my absolute favourite colour of Distress Ink). This was then popped up over some plaid patterned paper using foam tape. Next I added the sentiment strips. Finally, I added my favourite gold twine and some white enamel dots around the poinsettia image.

Here is a peek of what the stamp sets look like:

Here is the blog hop list:

Flourishes Blog

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are here ——> Naomi Gong <—— You are here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Thank you so much for popping on by – I hope you enjoyed your visit! Your next stop is Rebecca’s Blog!

– Naomi

Flourishes October Release Day 1 – Year of Flowers

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Flourishes LC Release for October!

If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, you are in the right place. If not, please see the Blog Hop List below to start from the beginning.

Today, we are showcasing three new stamp sets, Year of Flowers 1, Year of Flowers 2, and Year of Flowers 3. These beautiful floral stamp sets were all designed by the lovely Beverly Cole.

Here is what I created:

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I decided to feature Year of Flowers 3, using the mum image. I coloured the image using Copic Markers and fussy-cut the image out. I then cut a piece of patterned paper using Flourishes Tailor-made Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames Die Set. I then stamped the sentiment from Fall Tree using a navy blue ink. Next, I traced the outline of the Classic Frames die so that I could mat the sentiment frame. This was then layered over some other patterned papers and attached to the card base. Finally, I embellished with some gold twine and some gold glitter enamel dots.

Here is a peek of what the stamp set looks like:

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Here’s a peek at the other two sets:

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I love all three stamp sets and know that these are sets that I’ll be coming back to frequently.

Here is the blog hop list:

Flourishes Blog

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are here ——> Naomi Gong <—— You are here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Thank you so much for popping on by – I hope you enjoyed your visit! Your next stop is Rebecca’s Blog!

– Naomi