Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Snowy's Owl Congrats & CHA Sneak Peek #2: Springtime Nature's Moments

Congrats to Renee, whose name was drawn randomly from Sunday's blog candy entries. (Renee, please email me with your address by January 31st to claim your prize.)

Renee M said...
What a cute stamp set, and your cards are adorable--you have great details and I love the green you used. The owl has the cutest expression :)
January 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Speaking of "great details," I'm delighted to show you these wonderful cards by Michelle Pearson! She made them using some of the stamps from our new Springtime Nature's Moments collection from artist Nancy Baier of Shady Tree Studio.

If you're a long-time fan of Shady Tree Studio, you may recognize this beautiful birdhouse:

Nancy has graciously allowed us to re-release it as part of the Inky line. I've loved this image since I first spotted it on her blog, where she re-drew it onto an art panel. Now I'm thrilled that it's included in 11162MC Birdhouse & Bluebird Clear Set.

You may recall our first releases in the Nature's Moments collection last July. Nancy has also drawn many new designs for this springtime update, including a little bird perched on a birdbath in 11161MC Birdbath & Feeder Clear Set:

One of my favorite aspects of Nancy's illustrations is how relaxed and serene they make me feel. For instance, this vignette from 11160MC Adirondack & Flowers Clear Set reflects the perfect quiet moment:

Can you just imagine sitting on that chair, enjoying a peaceful and sunny afternoon?

The same stamp set also contains this pretty watering can bouquet and coordinating saying:

Not every stamp in this collection is about being calm and tranquil, however. There are three additional clear sets, including some fun, lively designs for Easter and spring.

They'll be available for ordering on the main Inky website starting next Monday, January 14th. I'm excited to hear how you like them all!


Nancy said...

I'm so excited to see these images come to life :). Michelle has done beautiful work with the card samples, adding special details that make her creations sparkle!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards and congrats to Renee!

rlovew said...

Such precious pictures- they remind me of time with my grandmother.

Jennifer Scull said...

these are all absolutely gorgeous! I'm thrilled to see Nancy's artwork in stamps again! :)