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! Random.org 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


14 comments:

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! I love the way you did your sentiment with the paper piercing and your coloring is perfect! Have a great weekend!

Joan Fricker said...

Oh my goodness Julie, this is gorgeous. Your coloring is beautiful and I love the paper too!
Great job on all of it!!!

Joan

Connie M. said...

A stunning creation Julie!! WOW..your coloring and colors are all just soooo AMAZING!! The button and bow are the perfect touch!

The Rubber Maid said...

So beautiful..love your color combo and the sweet violets. Truly an elegant creation. Mom

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Julie! I really need to learn to color like you, maybe this coming summer when I visit. :0) Gorgeous Violets and colors.

Yipee! Thanks for coming for a looksi. said...

Just beautiful color combo. I love how you have the scallop under the fleurs just peeking out!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Your colouring is absolutely perfect! Gorgeous card!

Barb Schram said...

Spectacular, Julie! LOVE those colors too! You are right, at least we can stamp those beauties! Hope you are doing well! Have a great weekend, my friend!

Latisha said...

I love the the colors on your card. This is just gorgeous!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Julie this is so pretty. I love the colors and the offset panels. Just gorgeous coloring!

Leslie Miller said...

Ahhhhhh, this is so very pretty, Julie. Just aglow with color What a wonderful card!

veronica said...

love your colors. your patterned paper is a terrific choice.

Jenny Gropp said...

This card is so vibrant with the rich purple tones! I'm totally gonna play along in this challenge!

asela said...

Beautiful card and coloring! love it