Monday, November 12, 2012

A Sneak Peek .... and a Challenge!


Hi everyone! I have a double dose of fun today. For starters, the design team and Friends of Flourishes team will be showing off a fun little set that will be released this week. AND, I also am also helping usher in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Want to see the first set that's been sneak peeked this week for  Flourishes' November Release?
Give the inside and outside of your cards a dash of pizazz with this fun new set from Becky Fleck! Inside and Out Just Because is the perfect little sentiment set for all occasion creations! There are so many mix and match sentiments packed on this 4" by 3" set! If you like what you see, you can pre-order this set today!

On to this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge! It's one that hopes to deliver a bit of inspiration! Just take a look at the photo below and make something that is inspired by the colors or objects you see! Check it out...

On to my creation! I decided to be inspired by the color dots at the top and decided to make my creation tones of brown - green browns, rose browns and tans. 

I started by stamping the Just Because portion of the set with Memento Toffee Crunch. Then, I took the I Care and stamped it using Rich Cocoa. I used Classic Ivory. From there, I figured out how large my panel would be above. On this, I stamped the scripted background in Toffee Crunch and the flowers in Rich Cocoa from the Sweet Nature set. Then... I grabbed my Copic Markers! I used E04,  E81 (from the New Browns set) and E84, and E87 and then blended with YR0000. 

Here's a peek at the flower! So subdued and almost "antiqued."


I edged with gold leaf and matted it on some brown card stock (one of the lightest shades from the CME Rich Browns Collection), added some gold cording and... ta da!

And that, my friends, is it! If you want to play along with this week's Timless Tuesday challenge, just click HERE for all the details! 

Like I mentioned, the design team is teaming up with the Timeless Tuesday gals so you have a lot of hopping today to see all the fun creations! And... you should know that one of the ladies below is the...


You don't know which lady is the Mystery Blogger, so be sure to leave comments on all of these fine ladies' blogs! Why? One of them will be drawing a name from the comments and the winner gets our new Inside & Out Just Because stamp set! Woo Hoo!!!  So, get hopping! 


I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek and this one will have you grabbing a glass of wine and heaving overseas! :-) Yes, that is your hint! See you back here then! 

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28 comments:

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the soft shaeds you used.

Karen W said...

So soft and pretty, very elegant!

Joan V said...

Julie, this is so gorgeous. I am really loving this sentiment set. Your rose coloring is great. Thanks for sharing.

Silke Ledlow said...

Julie, this is so naturally beautiful! Love how you used this set!!!! Hugs ~S~

Connie MacFarlane said...

Julie your card is stunning! I love the beautiful brown tones and the perfect balance of the card. Great new sentiment set!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Good golly Julie! This is one STUNNING beauty! Lovin' the antiqued feel and your use of the new stamp set is fabulous! Awesome!

Monica said...

Really pretty. Love the colors & design.

Sheri said...

I love the word stamp you used to combine it with the flower. Such a pretty card. Love the font of the verse as well

Colleen said...

Julie,
This is so stunning! Love the brown hues. Yes it almost looks antiqued.

ChristineCreations said...

This is gorgeous Julie...beautiful coloring on the petals!

Amanda said...

Julie, I love your card!! Your flowers look Ravishing!! I love your soft antique-ish colors and glow! I actually saved the image to my computer to refer to it when I need an antiqued floral look :) Thank you for being an inspiration to me :)

~ Amanda :)

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is SO beautiful, Julie! Love the new stamp set, and your neutrals are fantastic. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Julie. I love the gold touches with the soft coloring, just beautiful.

TLady said...

Julie! Your card is DEFINATELY ELEGANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the gold added to it! AND your image is FABULOUS along with THE SENTIMENT!!!!!!!!! :) PURELY LOVELY ELEGANCE!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Carol Dee said...

Love this. great floral image.

Mary-Anne V said...

Great card...love the neutral colours and pretty rose.

Sue D said...

Very soft and pretty colors.

HappyCrafter said...

This is so elegant, what a beautiful rose.

Cindy Haffner said...

Just GORGEOUS!!

Broni said...

Simply beautiful and elegant!!

dpkennedy said...

This is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Eeeek that is gorgeous! Love any vintage look and stamping in the Toffee Crunch really adds to the feel of it. Mmmm beautiful!
Beth Greco

Carole said...

Gorgeous, I love it!

Diane said...

so soft and pretty...love these new sentiments...a great idea!!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, how gorgeous! I love the look of this card! Great colors!

Greta said...

I love your card--elegant!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is so subtle, and GORGEOUS, Julie! Beautiful design!

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, Julie! Love it! Hugs