Friday, February 8, 2013

A DIY Challenge!

Hi all and welcome to another fun-filled Friday here courtesy of Flourishes! Today we have a special surprise for you -- it's a one of a kind challenge where YOU pick the course of your challenge. That's right, it's.....

    Pick1ChallengeGFX


If you play along, you could win Flourishes' entire February release! How do you play? We start with three different choices, and you need to pick one out of each three! So, let's get started! First up, there are three sketches....

Pick1Challenge-step1 copy 

 Next, three color schemes....
Pick1Challenge-step2 copy
And finally, three embellishments...

Pick1Challenge-step3 copy

On to my creation!

So, as you can see, I chose the last sketch, picked up the Sunflowers set and then some scraps of paper. This is really a mix of papers Flourishes has sold out of that I had little scraps of here and there. Since it was of the yellows and greens in the third color scheme, I thought -- perfect! Since I followed the sketch, the layout is pretty self explanatory!

I stamped the sunflower on a scrap of Flourishes Classic White using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and then picked up my Copic markers (look below for a list of what colors I used). Add some stitching, some epoxy brads, some light yellow seam binding, a wooden button and.. ta da! All done!
Here's a close up! 



So there you have it -- a kind of DIY challenge where every card could, in essence, be different! Doesn't that sound fun? If you need a little inspiration, it’s never far away with our design team’s creations! Hop on over and see…

  The OFFICIAL Rules…..
  • Simply create a card using the Pick 1 formula!
  • Entries need to be in by Friday, February 15th at 5 PM EST
  • Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entry
  • You must link your creation on this post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those that don’t combine will be in the running.
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCFEB13
  • We’ll announce the winners Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post on Saturday, February 16, so check back then to see if you’re one of the lucky winners!
Remember, Flourishes' release week sneaks start next Wednesday — so mark your calendar! See you back here soon!

 ~Julie

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17 comments:

Becky said...

This card reminds me of Spring, which I can not wait for it to get here. Gorgeous coloring of this beautiful sunflower.

Karen W said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous coloring on the sunflower. What a fun hop!

Silke Ledlow said...

Julie, you colored the sunflower perfectly...this is so beautiful! Hugs ~S~

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Sweet card, Julie! I like the little pop of red with the ladybug. : )

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Julie! I love the bright, sunny color scheme and fabulous layout! I love it!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is one of my fave Flourishes images and you've highlighted it to perfection! Stunning card and in my fave pick of colors as well!

Cindy Lawrence said...

So rich and beautiful, Julie! Love the papers you chose, and the sunflower is colored so beautifully that you can really see the light hitting the petals. Gorgeous job, my friend!

Dianne said...

Beautifully colored background looks great with it.. Thanks for sharing..

Allison Cope Israels said...

So sunny and beautiful Julie! Love the colour detail of your sunflower. Truly beautiful!

TLady said...

VERY PRETTY JULIE!!!!!!!! (I like that flower stamp too!) AND you did a SUPER JOB on coloring it!!!!!!!!! :)

ChristineCreations said...

Ooo yummy gorgeousness. Such beautiful colouring Julie, and great use of that layout.

Deborah Anton said...

I am ready for Spring! Beautiful card full of rich buttercup yellows...

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Julie. Your sunflower looks awesome and perfect for the sketch!

dpkennedy said...

This is so warm and beautiful! Gorgeous creation!

Mary Ann said...

LOve your card,Beautiful card...

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful,Your coloring is great,I receive my magazine,Thank you very much for all the extra goodies,love it,thanks again,Have a Blessed day...

Diane said...

so colorful and cheerful...nice to see on this snowy, gloomy day here!!