Friday, August 5, 2011

Celebrating the Summer Sky!

Oh these days of summer! Sadly, they will be gone before we know it - so let's celebrate this time of year now! Flourishes is getting it's warehouse ready to release four brand new sets for August and this release truly celebrates summer's best! Since you love a good challenge to get you in the mood for the week of fun -- let's roll out this month's kick off challenge -- it's one where you could win Flourishes' entire August release!

HOW TO PLAY: With the warm sunny days, come beautiful sunset skies. Let's celebrate that on our cards and creations! This color challenge is open to interpretation! Sunsets are so unique - some have mostly shades of red and orange, others can light up the sky with purple and pink hues! Pick your favorite sunset colors and share your inspiration. After you create your card, be sure to go to the Flourishes Blog and link up to the Shades of Sunset Challenge Post! You have until August 12th at 5PM EST to enter!

On to my creation! I was really inspired by this photo above with the shades of purple. So, I wanted not only golden shades but a dash of purple too -- and what better flower than Flourishes' Sunflower to make my creation, right?

To make my card, I just stamped my image using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on Flourishes Classic White and colored up my flower with Copics - I shaded differently though. Since I wanted my flower to look more sunset kissed - I actually chose shades of rose and purple! (R20, R01, R0000 and V01, V0000) For my actual flower I used the Sunflower, Flesh Tones 2, Poppy and Fields collections grouped by Flourishes. You can see all the collections HERE. The rest is just matting up my image! I used the Spellbinders Labels Eighteen (cut thanks to my Grand Calibur). The paper is a mix of BasicGrey and Memento. Add some white cotton ribbon and a bow... and voila!

Here's a close up!
Need a little inspiration to get you on your creative way? Check out what our DT whipped up with a gorgeous sunset in mind!

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber -- you are here!
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger -- She's graciously filling in for Dawn this month!

Thanks for stopping by! We can't wait to see what you create!

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