Friday, August 6, 2010

It's Almost Release Time for Flourishes!

Hi all and welcome to the challenge we use to heat up the fun around Flourishes! It’s Release Week Challenge time and that means a brand spanking new set of stamps is about to be unveiled! Since the summer is winding down, we thought we’d focus on the pint sized people in our lives that seem to have all the fun!

So, grab some creativity and take…

The Challenge:
With the dog days of summer winding down, kids far and wide are trying to squeeze in as much of the great outdoors as they can before fall rolls in. Remember those fun neighborhood games that your parents couldn't drag you away from as a child? Our challenge this month is to be isnpired by a kids game! For example, use a red and green combo that's inspired by a game of Red Light/Green Light. How about a tag on your card to tell some one "Tag... you're it!" Four square anyone? What about a little flag on your card to represent a game of capture the flag? Enter, and you could walk away with all three stamps in Flourishes’ August release! You have until Friday, August 13th at 5 PM EST to enter for your chance to win. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them but if you don’t, please play along anyway. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCAUG10. Keep in mind, in order to be eligible, you need to link your creation HERE in this post using the inlinkz linky. We can't wait to see all the kids at heart!

For my creation, I decided to be inspired by a little "Hide & Seek!" A map is good for that... right??

This card isn't really what I'd call my normal style -- I wanted it to be a little rough around the edges and I wanted the Antique Map to really take center stage. Not much to share here in the way of details -- stamp the map on kraft card stock, crumple the page up, add some Antique Linen Distress ink to accent the creases, a sentiment from the A Guiding Light set, some twine, some antique brads and last but not least, I took the NEWS symbol from the map background, colored it up with markers and then set it on it's own as a kind of focal point for my card. That's it! Done!

Be sure to stop by the Flourishes Design Team’s homes on the web to see what childish fun they created! I know you won’t be disappointed!

Christine Okken
Dawn Burnworth
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Julie, this is just lovely. I think you did a wonderful job. I love everything about it!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card and colour theme, very clever working in the map as inspired by the hide and seek game!

Beate said...

Oh....new releases? I can't wait!!!! I know I want them all. LOL

Your challenge card looks wonderful! Yes, the map definitely works. When I saw your card, I thought you might have been inspired by the game "Risk".
Hugs and smiles

ChristineCreations said...

Oh so smart for Hide and Seek. It's so elegant and rich too Julie, great colors! Love that compass popped up too.

Hope everyone is getting settled in back home! Glad you're back safely.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, for Heaven's sake! Hide and seek, scavenger hunts, Risk (like Beate suggested)... this could work for lots of things. And what did I do? Tiddly Winks -- oh, I could laugh myself silly! I have to say, I've had fun with this challenge, especially Laura's couch cushion sandwiches -- tee hee! Your card is very beautiful. Love the rich colors and the curled edge.

csheldon1 said...

What a great idea.....love the compass and the colors.


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Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous colours and I love that map! Fun take on the challenge too. Makes me wonder why I couldn't think of that!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome! Great great idea for hide and seek! I really like the colors and idea Julie.

Silke Ledlow said...

Very clever Julie!!! Your card is perfect for the *hide & seek* game!!! Love this beautiful card!!! Hugs ~S~