Friday, February 6, 2009

In Living COLOR!

This month on the Flourishes Newsletter the focus is all about COLOR!

The Senior Design team is kicking off the month by showing you ways you can be inspired by objects all around you! We picked what we thought is one of the most beautiful things in nature for an inspiration challenge today - and, here it is...

....a peacock feather! Don't you just love the shades of bronze, lime green, turquoise and that vivid royal blue? I know I do! So, how did I take this image and spark some creativity in my craft room??
When I found this paper at --- of all places-- the dollar store, I knew it had a perfect home. Doesn't it look like it was created for the tulip from the Stamp Simply Thank You set? I stamped my image in Burnt Umber Palette ink, and then.... I used some bleach to take the color off my Kraft colored cardstock. I wanted to make sure my colors were vibrant! Then, I used Twinkling H20s to give my flower an extra bit of sparkle!

Here's a close up! This baby really does shimmer in real life!

Add some brown satin ribbon, a ribbon slide, some bling and a fun sentiment and.... you're done! Here's one last peek!
Do you want to be inspired? Simply use the colors in the feather to make your own creation! This is actually a Flourishes challenge with prizes on the line! The winner of the random drawing will win all three of Flourishes new releases set to be unveiled a week from today! For all the details, just click HERE! Can't wait to see where this inspiration challenge takes you!

Happy Creating....

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