Sunday, August 31, 2008

Featured Stamper #15 - A Dynamic Duo!

I've only been at it a short while picking the Featured Stamper for Flourishes but, my oh my, have I had a tough time picking with all the gorgeous creations out there. Once again -- I could NOT pick! I couldn't!
And, you are about to see why!

This week's winners are......
Christine Okken and Michelle Nadudvary!

Congrats ladies! I actually stared at my computer screen for what seemed like an eternity trying to pick between the two of you. Finally, I threw up my hands and said ---- you both win!!!

Let's take a peek at Christine's creation. It is a work of art with the Lilac set. I love the way she paired the lilac with a fun shade of green. I also love how she used the lady bug and grasshopper in the set to create her own background on the dark purple and behind the lilac. When you look at the flower - it is breathtaking with that vibrant watercolor look. See that shimmer on the flower? Fabulous! Put it all together with some paper piercing and elegant embellishments and you have a gorgeous card!
Michelle's card literally made my jaw drop. If you look at the set (click HERE to see) you realize that the Magnolia is just a flower and stem. When you look at Michelle's card - you see this network of perfectly matched up flowers to create a beautiful scene with those cute little lady bugs just crawling about! She did this all by masking her images. She used the Magnolia word, the single branch, magnolia with branch, single magnolia, single leaf, ladybug and in the bottom left corner there is a grasshopper. She colored this beauty with Prismacolor pencils.
Christine and Michelle, you'll be entered for the October drawing! Good luck ladies.

Now it's time to share who walked away with the free set for September. after putting all the winner's names in a hat, the name that rose to the top was.....
Stacy - A.K.A Twinshappy!

Congratulations Stacy! Can you PM me with your address and your pick for your stamp set? We'll get that mailed right out to you!

We hope you keep those submissions coming! We are continually inspired by what we see created with Flourishes stamps week in and week out! Speaking of inspiration, we have news we can't wait to share! Check back tomorrow to hear about a brand new partnership that will give you more inspiration and ideas on how to use Flourishes stamps!


Happylittlestamper aka Michelle N said...

Congrats Stacy on winning the stamp set, I can't wait to see what you do.

Happylittlestamper aka Michelle N said...

I am honored to be named a Featured Stamper. I am in really great company because Christine's creations are truly wonderful. Congratulations to you Christine. Your cards are very inspiring. You have a lot of talent and I am glad that you share it with us.
As for Julie. You say the sweetest things. Thanks.

Latisha said...

Congratulations ladies, what wonderful cards you made!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Congrats Christine and Michelle. Both cards are fantastic and I love the detail on both!

Whohoo!!! I won, I can't believe it. Now to choose a set...eek... Thanks for drawing my name, luck is my name today. lol

ChristineCreations said...

Well Julie....I would have chosen Michelle too :) It's a stunning creation. Thanks for your kindness and the featured stamper choices the past 2 weeks. What a blessing to see your name somewhere. It's so cool!

Congrats Stacy...well deserved, you've been creating some wonderful things with Flourishes.

Shirley said...

Both of these artists cards are spectacular!!!

Carol Southern said...

Both of these are stunning cards and I can see how hard it would be to chose one only.
Congratulations to you both.

Joan B said...

Gorgeous. Stunning. I love both of them!

Anonymous said...

Very Elegant! Did you use a special technique to get them to stand out or pop-dots? Both of you are not "just" card makers you are artists! Con.