Wow! Thank you all so much for all of the excitement over this release! Are you ready for Day 3? If you are just joining us, be sure to check out Day 1 here and Day 2 here. Remember, the entire February 2015 Release will be available for purchase beginning February 5th at wplus9.com and at many of your favorite retailers as well.
Today I have a few more projects for you featuring new products from the new release.
Featured Products - Available February 05, 2015
PURE COLOR Storybook Collection
After all of the "cute" over the past few days, I was in the mood to go a little more subtle and simple. Forals are always a win in my book and Botanical Bunch is just a timeless set. The large floral bouquet included in the set is perfect for those of you that like to color, and the solid foliage images are great for those who prefer to stamp.
I chose to focus on the solid images today as I wanted to give you a closer look at some of the new inks in our Storybook Collection.
Our newest gray - Fairy Dust - is a beautiful soft gray that is neutral in tone. It pairs beautifully with so many of our existing colors! I especially love it when paired with Sweet Nectar dye ink, Black, and Cashmere cardstock.
To create the background pattern, I simply stamped several of the images from the Botanical Bunch set in these colors. I die cut two tags, once from Cashmere and once from White card stock using our Timeless Tags 2 Die and layered them together.
In fact, I love the layout and colors so much...I did a second card using the same supplies and stamping for a completely different look.
This time, I opted to use the Hand Lettered Thanks Die to cut "thanks" from my panel after I had stamped it. I then die cut "thanks" 3 more times from White card stock and glued them all together, one on top of the other using Multi Medium Matte. I then glued the "thanks" die cut from the stamped panel onto the top of the three already glued together and inserted them back into the negative space of the panel.
See the Sweet Nectar border there? I just colored the edges of a white mat using a sponge dauber and Sweet Nectar dye ink. Now I had a matching mat for my focal panel. I just love how simple and sophisticated this turned out.
Another of my favorite new colors is Falling Star. Believe it or not, yellow is my favorite color. And this one is a nice muted yellow more on the cool side. Not to bright but not to "baby" yellow either. I especially like it with Lake House and Cranberry Crush.
I think these images look great with our Hand Lettered series, don't you?
Before I go, I wanted to show you the newest stamp set in the "Nicole" series. So many of you enjoyed the Miss You Lots stamp set, that I decided to do another one. To showcase her, I wanted to show you how you can take her beyond just cards.
She is generously sized at approx. 4" tall so there is plenty of room to color and really pack in some detail. And when you add her kitties and a little scene around them, it makes a great piece of art to hang. I chose to watercolor her using Distress Inks and frame the finished piece using a 5x7" mat.
Isn't she adorable! Here's a rundown of the colors I used:
- Skin - Tattered Rose mixed with Wild Honey (Worn Lipstick for her lips, Stormy Skies for her eye)
- Hair - Vintage Photo with a little Wild Honey for warmth
- Dress - Wild Honey (Wild Honey mixed with Victorian Velvet for the shadows)
- Collar and Socks - watered down Frayed Burlap
- Kittens - Black Soot, Wild Honey, and Vintage Photo
- Wall - Stormy Skies
- Floor - Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo
- Rug - Stormy Skies, Victorian Velvet and Shabby Shutters
Are you ready to see more from the Design Team? Be sure to check them out because they are rocking this release with tons of inspiration and great ideas for these products!
Design Team Inspiration
Would you like to win the Botanical Bunch and Pick of the Litter before you can buy them? Just leave a comment below by 10:00 a.m. EST on 02/04/15 to enter and I will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Releaser Winners page by noon on 02/04/15.
Don't forget, I'll be back tomorrow with a recap of the February 2015 Release along with a chance to win the entire release including a set of the PURE COLOR Dye Ink Storybook Collection, so be sure to come back. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!