Friday, December 9, 2011

A little feminine flair!

The folks at Flourishes are busy at work getting ready for next week's big reveal! New polymer is in the house and they can't wait to take the lid off some of the newest sets for December! In the meantime, here's one way you can win their entire release! You just need to play in the.....
HOW TO PLAY: Lace, pearls and flouncy ribbons - these are the things that make up a creation with a truly feminine flair. That's what is at the heart of this month's challenge. To enter, let's see how you add a dose of femininity to your cards or creations! Link your project up here ON THIS POST. If you upload to SCS, please use the key word FLLCDEC11. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don't please play anyway! The winner will recieve our entire December release. You have until December 16 at 5 PM Easterm time to submit. 

On to my creation! My feminine creation was actually inspired by a retired set from Flourishes that is making a big comeback.....


Last summer, Flourishes retired Lace and Trims last summer. Well apparently some weren't so happy about that, so Flourishes brought it back for a limited run for a great price! (Just $10) Call it an early Christmas gift! Here's a peek at the set..... 


My creation is really quite simple. Why? I used the sketch from this week's Timeless Tuesday challenge courtesy Silke Ledlow! Click HERE to check it out. Moving on! For the centerpiece of my card, I used the Sweet Nature set. I just LOVE the flower in this set -- it's so sweet and romantic at the same time. I thought it was perfect for this challenge. Pair it up with the Lace and Trims set and you have one girlie card! You can see, I cut the lace image in half and used it as a strip down the side of my card. I also added some stitching to give it a more realistic look. I added some beautiful ribbon and some gorgeous bling and almost done! My image was stamped on a piece of Classic Ivory Card Stock that had been cut with a Classic Oval Nestabilities die (cut thanks to my Grand Calibur) The image was stamped using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink and colored with Copic Markers. I used these collections: Fields, and Dahlia and then highlighted with BG000 and BG0000. 

One of the elements in the Lace and Trims set is this beautiful little lace medallion below. I used it as a classic backdrop for my "Thank You" sentiment (from the Hello Hyacinth set)

You can also see, I added some paper piercing around the oval as well. And that, my friends, is it! You'll have to make the rounds and see what the rest of the Flourishes gals did with this set and this fun-filled challenge!

Barbara Anders 
Dawn Burnworth 
Danielle Kennedy 
Julie Koerber-- you are here!
Stacy Morgan 
Tammy Hershberger 
Sharon Doolittle

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend. I hope you enjoy!

~Julie
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