Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Get Inked - April 2011 - 4 Seasons Flowers!

I am so excited about this months stamps for the April 11 Get Inked Kit.... 4 Seasons of Flowers! 

Several people have asked for realistic flowers and here they are... Initially I couldn't decide on which flowers to use since there are thousands to choose from so I figured one from each season of the year would be a good place to start.  The flowers in the kit are: Spring - Tulips; Summer - Cosmos; Fall - Sunflower; Winter - Poinsettia.   There are also two small sentiments ~ Congratulations and Best Wishes. 

As a  little bonus there is also a seperate set of sentiment stamps available for purchase ~ Stylish Sentiments.  I don't know about you but I never seem to have enough sentiment stamps.  These are all basic sentiments in a nice clean script font ~ when paired with the 4 Seasons Flowers the possibilities are endless!

The stamping goodies in the kit this month are the Lollipop (rainbow color) Versa Color Ink Pad and some sparklie pink glitter embossing powder! 

And here are the cards created with the kit...

GI - April 11 - 4 Season Flowers 11

Wax Paper Resist...

GI - April 11 - 4 Season Flowers 01

Brayered Flowers...

GI - April 11 - 4 Season Flowers 10

Watercolor Flowers...

GI - April 11 - 4 Season Flowers 06

and several more cards all made using both the 4 Seasons of Flowers stamps plus the extra Sentiment Stamps.  All of the flowers were colored with a different medium to demonstrate how versatile they really are.

Stickles Flowers

GI - April 11 - Bonus Stamps 01

Watercolor Pencil Flowers

GI - April 11 - Bonus Stamps 02

Bic Marker Flowers

GI - April 11 - Bonus Stamps 03

I have a set of the 4 Seasons of Flowers stamps to share with you!

To be entered in the drawing, just tell me what your favorite flower(s) is(are) and why...

I have so many favorites for different reasons...Iris because it's so delicate, Lilac because it smells wonderful, Sunflower for it's bright sunny face, the bright blue blooms of the Chicory plant, etc... 
I could go on and on as I'm sure many of you can. 

You have until 4-23-11 to post your fav. flower to be entered. 

Good Luck Friends
and
Have a wonderful Day!!

56 comments:

  1. My favorite flower has always been the carnation. It is amazing to me to think that this flower isn't really so popular among artists.

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  2. My favorite flowers are the lilac and the hyancinth (sp?). They both smell beautiful, they were both favorites of my mother's, and they are also both purple!

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  3. I love the peaceful feeling I get from water lilies.

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  4. I love roses and lilacs for their scents. It would be hard to choose which would be my favorite, but if forced, I guess roses last longer and mine bloom more than once in a season.

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  5. What a beautiful flower set and, yes, one always needs a great sentiment set as well. My favorite flower would be a rose -- just love the fragrance and various colours available as well as it is my birth month flower.

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  6. My favorite flower is the Lily of the Valley. I love the look of the bells, but I think it's mostly because my grandmother always grew them.

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  7. Roni -

    What a beautiful garden of flowers you've cultivated! These are gorgeous!! I have three favorite flowers that I just love. I love the little violas called Johnny-jump-ups, I just adore those sweet little faces. I also love lavender, I'm upset because my plants died over the winter. So as soon as the weather is nice, its out to buy some more. I love the way they smell and I love to dry them and set them in little bags or bowls in the house. My other favorite flower are lilacs. I love their wonderful perfume. One of the things I love about all three flowers is that they all share some shade of purple, my favorit color.

    Elaine Allen

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  8. It is so hard to choose one favourite. I have always had a soft spot for wild meadow flowers. Picture a field of Poppies, Daisies, and Buttercups. Mother nature is an amazing artist.

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  9. My favorite flowers are the oriental Hellebores. They have now been bred in so many colours plus double ones and spotted inside ones etc. They are all so beautiful. They cheer up my garden being the first things in flower after the winter. They flower for ages and take whatever the weather throws at them. They also have seedlings as a real bonus.
    Pauline (from the UK)

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  10. My favorite is a tulip, any color, the more I can fit in a vase the better! The more I can fit in my garden, heaven! There was a flower farm by my home in Arizona and I think they thought I was crazy...sitting in the sun drawing them...sigh...

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  11. All of you cards are beautiful! My favorite flowers are irises - I love the colors, fragrance and the grace of them.

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  12. Forget-me-not are my favorite flowers because there was always an abundance of them in my mothers garden and they were so tiny and cute.

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  13. Sweet Peas are my favourite flower. My mother used to grow them over the fence in our childhood home. Just the smell of these lovely little treasures brings back so many memories of my lovely treasured mother!

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  14. Pretty stamps! My favorites are Black-eyed Susans. I just love the colors!

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  15. The cards you created are beautiful!

    My favorite flower is the iris.

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  16. my very favorite flower is the pansy-- they always look so happy sticking up and blooming in the cold of winter. My other favorite is iris because they are such a harbinger of spring and I look forward to seeing them. but i love all of them really.... oh and the clematis that always blooms on my fence that i see in the morning on my way to work

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  17. #1 on my list of favorite flowers has to be lily of the valley. They're so petite and delicate, the scent is beautiful and they make a great dried flower too.

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  18. Great Stamps! My favorite flowers -would have to be the old fashioned tiger lilly for its bold orange color and spots followed closely by the bearded iris, again the color (I like the dark purple) and its stately composure.

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  19. Love your cards Roni!
    I have so many favorite flowers and I guess my favorite changes with my mood. Today my favorites are the Purple Passion Flower (just planted one in my yard and can't stop looking at it!) and I'm crazy for Pansies-love the colors!

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  20. I love peonies, so like a rose but only here for a short season.

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  21. My favorite flowers are roses and tulips. I like their shape, color & scent.

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  22. I love sunflowers, they always cheer me up and make me smile no matter my mood. They turn toward the sun and they smell wonderful if you can get close enough so the bees won't sting you.
    I love all the different ways you have coloured your examples Roni. What a great set of flowers.

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  23. My favorite flower is the sunflower. I love the way it turns its face to the sun, soaking up each ray. It is one of the last flowers to bow down to winter, and then provides food for the birds.
    Gloria S from Idaho

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  24. My favorite flower is Lilac, I just love the wonderful scent they have.
    Your cards are so pretty, love them.
    Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  25. My all time favourites are irises, they are just just so elegant and the rich deep purple is just so regal, the white is just gorgeous too. And crocuses, once you see them beginning to peep out of the ground you know that winter is starting to lose its grip, the swathes of colour are just so joyful you cant help but smile.

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  26. I like daffodil.......... because it's a spring flower. Winter is gone and I don't like winter.

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  27. my fav, well lets start w peonies, bearded iris reminds me of my dad, azaleas remind me of my mom, bleeding heart reminds me of my g'mom. the flower i HATE,.. spider mums, they creep me out

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  28. My favorite flower is the Cosmos. I just planted some seeds in my front flowerbed and i cannot wait for them to come up. They are so fresh and bright - they just put a smile on my face!

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  29. Beautiful cards Roni! Love the soft rainbow of colors.
    My favorite flowers are sweet peas! Lots of good memories of my Dad growing them every year on a string trellis in our backyard, and me picking a bouquet to take to my teacher. Love the smell of sweet peas and the lovely colors.

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  30. beautiful..... especially the watercolor pencil ones....

    I'd have to say my favorite flower is the Rose. They are so majestic and sadly it's the only flower I seem to be able to not kill :-).

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  31. My fave flower is Lily of the Valley - I love the delicate bell fowers and the intoxicating smell!

    Cindy

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  32. Picking a favorite flower is not easy. I am quite good at unintentionally killing my flowers, so I'll will go with lavendar roses. I once had one that actually thrived and produced gorgeous blooms. Their scent was noticeably different. Very soft.

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  33. Your flowers are so beautiful. I love each of your coloring techniques. My favorite flowers forever are "Johnny Jump-Ups" aka Violas. They just have such happy little heart shaped faces and bright colors. Then of course I have lots of other favorites but you only asked for one. :o) Thank you for such a great give opportunity.

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  34. I love crocuses because they mean that spring weather is not too far off!

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  35. sooo many lol..firrst Tulips..the coming of the beginning of summer.

    Johnny jump-ups..love them..they make me smile cause they do jump up all over the yard..lol

    Carnations if im being given flowers..
    pansies..so so pretty..i have some winter pansies..and they are so pretty..

    lots more..but those for now..loves ya

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  36. My favourite flower in spring is the lilacs (purple of course) - I have to have at least one bouquet. Aside from that I love lavender roses. Of course I love pansies - have to plant at least some by my front steps every year. The list goes on.

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  37. I recently discovered your blog and have had a great time visiting your older posts. Thanks for the tutorials. My favorite flower is a shasta daisey. They are prolific in the summeer and make good cutting flowers,all in a large bunch, or added to other flowers as filler. And, they are easy to dye so I can customize the color.

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  38. I love all types of flowers and picking one is near impossible! I love tulips. I adore daffodils. I grow all kinds of lilies and Ornamental Poppies. All of these flowers have their own appeal to me. Some are soft shapes while others are spikey! But all are beautiful!

    I would so love to win these new stamps and the kit that goes with! Then I could have more flowers all year long!

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  39. Any kind of wild flower. Hiking in the mountains I fell in love with columbine, desert paints, tiny cactus blooms hiding underneath leaves from larger plants. Sometimes you really have to look to find the treasures hidden away waiting for discovery. The tiniest blooms grow on the tundra at the top of the mountains. I have many photos of the flowers I have met on my travels.

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  40. I was trying to pick just one flower from all of my favorites. I think I have at least one for every season.
    spring-iris
    summer-day lilly
    fall-mum
    winter-amaryllis and then I looked up on the wall above the computer and hanging there is a picture painted by my good friend Susan of poppies and that is my favorite.

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  41. Roni, I think you demonstrated the versatility of these stamps superbly.
    My favorite flower...blue hydrangea

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  42. I love daisies because they seem like such happy, perky flowers. Great stamps and cards, Roni!

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  43. My top3 are roses, peonies and tulips.

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  44. It is a toss up between dutch iris and peonies. They make lovely bouquets, light up the garden, and let me know that it is almost time to be able to get out into the garden (if the rain ever lets up).

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  45. I love Iris' the most. Unfortunately, I am really allergic, and they all make me sneeze.....so pictures of them are awesome! Love all of your card samples with this set- lots of *pretty* going on!

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  46. My favourite flowers are probably peonies, as the y are just so showy :-) but I alos love roses with a scent and pretty bloom, and hellebores- as they are a pretty show of colour in the middle of winter. Lovely flower stamps Roni and cards x

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  47. Those are super cute and tender. Right now I´m in Argentina, away from my home and family and I would like to send them cards for Easter. I think I will use cards like yours for that. Fortunately, I´m in an apartment in buenos aires where I can do everything at any time and I have all the materials I need here.
    thanks for the ideas!
    Kim

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  48. Iris, Calla Lily, Hydrangea

    Katina
    kjkouklaATHOMAILDTCM

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  49. My fav flowers are daffodils. I think they are just the happiest flowers ever!

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  50. I love Lilacs for their scent. It reminds me always of my mom. She loved them and had them in the backyard. When I smell them now I think of home years ago and it brings a tear to my eyes..

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  51. I think the flower stamps are beautiful. I have several flowers that are favs.Orchid cuz they're my fav color and very delicate. Carnations cuz of smell. Streisand roses-color (purple)& smell. Then purple lilacs, and night blooming jasmine both because of smell.. Lastly Peonies- My grandpa would grow these. So now when I smell them they remind me of him. And the smell!!!! OMG Incredible!!!!

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  52. My favorite flower is the amarylis. They almost looked artificial because they are so perfect!

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  53. My favorite flower is the amarylis. They almost looked artificial because they are so perfect!

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  54. My favorite flowers are the tulip and the carnation. I love how long carnations last so you can enjoy their beauty for a very long time.

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  55. These flower stamps are beautiful -- don't you think you could make countess cards from them? My favourite flower -- iris reticulata. It's the tiny iris (6" high) that blooms with the snow drops. When I see that, my heart just soars. Spring is here!!

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  56. My favourite flower has to be a Wisteria, I have a great big Wisteria in our backyard that my husband gave to me for our anniversary and took 7 years to finally get a flower on it. Now it is massive, but unfortunately blooms for a very short period in the Spring, but I still love it. I look forward every Spring to seeing the large pendulum-shaped flower clusters.

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Thanks for your thoughts and comments!