Sunday, May 25, 2008

Flourishes First Featured Stamper!

Oh, WOW!!! I had no idea how hard it was going to be to select only one person as Flourishes first Featured Stamper -- there were so many fabulous entries!!! Thank you one and all for playing along this week!!! We at Flourishes have thoroughly enjoyed viewing all of your wonderful creations and look forward to many more as the weeks continue!!!

And now I am pleased to announce --

Flourishes 1st Featured Stamper

Lois, a/k/a Clownmom

Congratulations, Lois!!!

And Flutter by Butterfly Iris is the card that was selected, made using Siberian Iris and Two Scoops Designer Paper by Basic Grey.

There are many things that I really love about this card. First and foremost is the beautiful way in which Lois colored the Iris, using her Prismacolor markers. Her shading is lovely, the Iris looks very realistic, and I love the fact that Lois has taken the time to research a variety of Irises on the internet, find out their proper names, and then color them as they would be in real life. Lois has a variety of Irises in her gallery that bear the names of and mimic their real life counterparts!!! Way to go, Lois!!! What a wonderful way to come up with such realistic and wonderful looking Irises!!!

I also really enjoy the square format that Lois used, the way she made use of the Two Scoops Designer Paper as an interesting background, and her use of Nestability dies by Spellbinders to showcase and frame her Iris!!! And the accents added by the brads and butterfly just finish it all off so nicely!!! A wonderful creation, Lois – thank you so much!!!

And once we are talking about the Siberian Iris stamp set, I’d like to show you another card that Lois made from the same set, featuring the small topiary stamp. I just love this topiary stamp and consider it a total bonus in the Siberian Iris set as it can stand on its own as a main image stamp every bit as well as the Iris can!!! Here is Triple Topiary Thank You.

Again, Lois colored her images with markers, lightly sponging the edges which really softens things up, and used her Nestability dies by Spellbinders to cut and frame the topiary images. The sentiment is done with Flourished Words, a set of small and elegantly scripted sentiments that can be combined in a variety of ways to form unlimited sentiments. This card is an excellent example of how great that little topiary stamp is!!! Thank you so much, Lois, for all your gorgeous creations this week with Flourishes images. You may view Lois’ entire SCS gallery here.

We encourage you all to play along this coming week for our Flourishes Featured Stamper #2. All you need to do is create any project at all using Flourishes images, upload to SCS, and link to the Flourishes forum on SCS. You can read the complete details here.

As winner of this week's Flourishes Featured Stamper, Lois' name will be put in the drawing for a prize to be drawn on July 1. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us Lois, and good luck in the drawing!!! We look forward to many more of your wonderful creations!!!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA and all who so graciously serve and give of themselves to protect our freedoms!!! Hope you are all off to a wonderful week!!!

Sharon Johnson


flourishes said...

Congratulations Lois...our first featured stamper. Well deserved!

Latisha said...

Congratulations Lois!! Your cards are really beautiful.

Carol Southern said...

Congratulations to you Lois. Your cards are fabulous.

Julie Koerber said...

Congrats to you Lois! Your cards are just stunning! I can see why the "Flourishes" chose you to be their first featured stamper! Way to go!

Leslie Miller said...

Lois, I've been thinking all along that you do beautiful work with Flourishes' stamps! Congratulations on being the first Featured Stamper, a recognition you so deserve. Now, good luck in the drawing!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Way to go Lois!!!! I knew this card was a winner the moment I saw it!! Absolutely GORGEOUS and I agree with Sharon in the fact that you have taken the time to research this beautiful flower for the proper name and color is above and beyond ... GREAT cards!!! You certainly deserve this honor! First rate stamping!!!

nancy littrell said...

Lois, I love how you showcased your beautifully colored and framed Siberian Iris. Your DP background and brads are just the perfect touch too. TFS and Congrats for winning :-)

Jennifer Buck said...

These are really very pretty! Congrats, Lois! You are so well deserving of this! Your cards are awesome! :)

Markie's Mom said...

WOW! Congrats Lois!!! Love the awesome cards Lois created here! WOW!