Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Colorful Challenge, just for you!

The month of August has rolled in and many of us are beginning to think ahead to Autumn (oh Summer, please stay a little longer!). How about we throw a fun color challenge at you that mixes Summer and Autumn colors together and challenge you to create something with the potential to WIN our August New Releases! Here's a peek at the colorful palette!


.....a lovely teal, a rich rust and a neutral gray. What we love about this challenge is that all of these colors can be found in our Flourishes Color Made Easy Collections. Emerald Coast, Terra Cotta and either Cool Neutrals or Tonal Neutrals, isn't that great? 

Now, on to my card! I decided to keep my hues of this color combo just a little more vibrant. You can see that I did use the teal from the Emerald Coast Collection as a slight mat and my card base is the medium shade of the Cool Neutrals paper collection. 

As you can see, I started by using the Silhouette Cut File for Old Tea Rose. After my image was cut, I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and then picked up my Copic markers and started coloring! (See supply list below for a peek at what colors I used!) I knew I wanted to keep the layout a bit "different" so I just went to my paper cutter and started cutting angles. I moved over and added some paper piercing. and then let the layering begin. I added the sentiment, a button with twine and that was pretty much it for the front. Here's a close up....

And on the inside, I added a strip of grey decorative paper and then added the rose and some ink splatter on the inside. It's funny, my teammate Heather Jensen made a BEAUTIFUL creation (she can't show you yet) with some mixed media techniques and I asked her -- how do you get that fun ink splatter. I was nervous to even try. Well, she shared and I took the leap and tried it! I kind of dig the effect. Might need to try this more! 

And that, my friends, is it! Now you'll have to hop on over for some lovely inspiration using these colors! Here's what the design team has to show off.... 

  • Simply create a card using these colors in the graphic above
  • Entries need to be in by Friday August 16th at 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit HERE to be counted
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those entries that don't combine will be in the running
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCAUG13
  • Winners will be announced on Saturday August 17th over on the Flourishes Blog!
Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We'll see you here on Wednesday August 14th when our wonderful August Sneak Peeks start! Enjoy creating with these colors!



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Allison Cope Israels said...

It's so gorgeous Julie! I absolutely love how you coloured your old tea rose... truly stunning! Lovin' the angle of your patterned papers and all the depth of your card! Wonderful inspiration!

Silke Ledlow said...

Julie, your card is so beautiful inside and out! Have a great weekend...hugs ~S~

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow, this is so pretty, Jules! Love your layout, and that rose is colored to perfection! Great job on the ink splatter too! I'll have to try that!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! This st has become my absolute favorite stamp set of all times! It seems to go so well with whatever style you want it to go with. You did a fabulous job. :)

ChristineCreations said...

MMM, so yummy looking. The colors are so rich! Gorgeous coloring of that rose Julie, and an awesome layout!

Makiko Jones said...

Ahhh this is so pretty, Julie! Love the color of your rose and the cool layout! Your CAS style is fabulous, girlfriend!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love your stamp!!!

Linda Carson said...

Oh so beautiful! Love the coloring, design and splatters!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your rose looks wonderful and what a fun sketch with the angels and piercing.