Thursday, August 9, 2012

August Release Day 2 Country Road

Thursday, 9 August  2012

Hello Blog Friends,

  Today we are moving to a slower pace of life with the release of Country Road.  This is another show stopper set done in silhouette by our own Lauren Pope. This talented artist has again and again produced silhouette stamps that have feeling and depth to them..heart touching depth.  This set will also touch many hearts, she taking us to the country roads.  Whether we grew up in a country location, vacationed there or visited someone in the country, this has a way for the majority of folks to voice a quiet ...hummmmm....

Let me introduce Country Road


 I must admit that I am not a cowgirl, but I did grow up in the deep south and we had family that own large tracks of land.  Summers meant trips there, picking and canning vegetables and some wonderful time on the porch swing or a rocking chair. My "son" James loves the country and everything about horses and farm life.  He coached me more than a little on this card.  How'd we do?


I used a sketch layout from my books of samples.  Authenique 6" x 6" Paper Pad "Genuine" was perfect for this card.  The card is 5" by 7".  This format allows for the patchwork and barn weather wood paper (MME-Howdy Doody 6" by 6" pad).  The navy paper is True Blue from Flourishes new Color Made Easy paper line.  James picked the nailheads --he said they look like the ones on jeans.  That made me think of the buckles I had from my Flourishes slides.  A piece of brown ribbon and I had a belt.  I love the little tag with the sentiment.  It also came from the Authenique Genuine pad.  Wanting to make a card with this look of feel?  Go for the flourishes.org front page, look just under the slides of card at Coo Tools--everything there to make similar cards!  Easy shopping.


Now it is time for me to send you on to the Flourishes Senior Team to see their creations.













Remember one of us is the Mystery Blogger today,

To win you must leave a comment.  Be safe and leave a comment at each DT's blog.  I know they all love reading your notes.

We also will have a Noon Challenge, so be sure to check the Flourishes blog for all the details.  We will announce all the winners at the Winner's Circle blog on Saturday.

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE? Have you checked out our Birthday Wishes ChallengeJust click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges! Try Wednesay’s challenge by clicking HERE to find out about the A Bit of Texture Challenge. Or…. come back today at noon for another fast paced way to win our full August release!  All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

Thanks for stopping by the Atelier today.  I would love for you to leave me a note, I really enjoy reading each and every one of them.
Ciao,





Supplies Used
Stamps: Country Road
Paper: Flourishes Classic White,Color Made Easy, True Blues;  Authenique-"Genuine"; MME Howdy Doody
Inks: Memento: Nautical Blue
Emblishments: buckle (slide) nail heads from stash

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22 comments:

  1. Check out that "belt". Such a cool card~I love the Genuine papers!

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  2. The patchwork is perfect for the feel of the scene. I also love the belt - just perfect! Thank you for sharing with us.

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  3. A wonderful country denim feel. (And cozy quilt.) great way to use this sset.

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  4. You did wonderfully! I love the sentiment on the stitched tag!!

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  5. You did a great job. I love the patchwork quilt. It feels like I'm down on the farm!

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  6. Perfect country road feel...love the patchwork...very clever idea!!

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  7. Beautiful card. Love the colors and all the squares!

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  8. wow, you and your son did a great job. at first my browser only let me see the top panel then i saw the belt underneath. just adorable.

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  9. Beautiful card, love the country feel to this. Great details using the brads and buckle.

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  10. Your son did a wonderful job coaching you on this lovely country card!

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  11. Beautiful, Jan Marie! Love the really rustic look with the papers and colors...finished off with the great buckle. Great set!

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  12. Quite handsome w/rustic details and beautiful papers!

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  13. Sue K (Australia)August 9, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    This card is amazing ! So manly with the "belt" across the bottom and the "woodgrain" paper - just love it -its awesome!

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  14. Great design and so many creative details. Love the stamp set!

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  15. This is country sweet Jan. I like the buckle and ribbon look, great idea.

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  16. Sweet card, Jan Marie! James did a great job helping you out!

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  17. Love your card Jan Marie. Great country feel for this fab new stamp set!

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  18. Great country theme card, you have the denim, leather, buckle, wood, and stars! All that's left that I can think of is the hat! :)

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  19. Totally lovin' the country feel to your beautiful card Jan Marie! Lovin' the wood grain! Awesome creation!

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  20. Love this card!!!! Feels like home!!

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