Friday, December 4, 2009

Floral Finesse Release Challenge!

It's almost that time! We are less than a week away from our sneak peeks for Flourishes December release! We, in the Flourishes Design team, are literally giddy! We can't WAIT until you see what we have to unveil for December - beauty doesn't even begin to cover it! To get you in the mood for our release, we're offering up a challenge where YOU can will all three of our new release stamp sets for December!

THE CHALLENGE: This challenge is all about the colors we love in our gardens and those feel good floral feelings. Use your favorite flower as the inspiration for your card or project's color scheme. Maybe you choose dusty pink and sage because it reminds you of the tea roses in your garden. Or, maybe you choose golden shades with hints of brown to remind you of the sunflowers you love in the field nearby! You choose! The contest closes at 5 PM Eastern on December 11th. To enter, all you need to do is link up your creation on THIS POST using the Mr. Linky box! will pick a number and the winner will be announced both at the RELEASE PARTY set for December 11th starting at 9PM Central Standard Time and also here on the Flourishes Newsletter!!

For my creation, I turned to two of my favorite colors found in those beautiful violets ~ rich purples and greens! While this challenge is just a color challenge, I thought - hey - I have a beautiful violet stamp set-- why not use it! :-)

After stamping the violets on my petite oval (Spellbinders die) in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, I used the Violet and Spring Greens Copic Collections to color my flowers. I accented the centers with an Inkssesntials pen and then outlined the flower with B0000 and blended with a Copic Blender pen to soften the lines. The rest is just matting! I used some My Mind's Eye and (green polka dot is unknown) and matted it up on a Flourishes Classic White Card Stock Base. The oval scallop is paper by Core-dinations. Add some ribbon, a button and some paper piercing and... you're pretty much done!

Here's a close up of the flower...

Gosh, just think... we only have to wait 6 months before we can see these beauties in real life! :-) Thank goodness I can stamp them at least! LOL!

Want to see what the rest of the DT created to spark some floral inspiration? Stop by and pay a visit to:

Christine Okken
Latisha Yoast
Stacy Morgan
Cindy Lawrence
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller

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