Friday, April 30, 2010

And to All a Good Night!

Happy May Day Everyone!  I hope that you are enjoying some sunshine wherever you are.  But, I have something for you today that has everything to do with icy cools not warm sunshine.  :)

Today begins Flourishes Christmas Challenges at the SCS Forum, it's designed to help you get a jump on your Christmas card creations (doesn't that always seem daunting in December?)  Every year I say, I want to have my Christmas cards out Dec 1....never happens.  Maybe this will be my year!

Stacy Morgan is going to be our hostess and this time she's challenged us to use a  fantabulous sketch.

And here's my icy cool Merry Christmas to All...

The card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.  I used this gorgeous wreath from the Seasonal Wreaths sets (a very good all year round set), and colored the Christmas balls with Copic Markers (Robins Egg, Sky, Water, Azure and Holly and Meadow Collections from the Flourishes store).  I also added the background set Holly, stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.  Because I don't really have acrylic blocks that are quite large enough for this background, I used my cool new tool too from Flourishes the Compact Stamp Press, it worked so well and I got a perfect impression.  It's designed to create scenes in one stamping impression, but it works great for big stamps too. 

The papers are Memory Box Spearmint, and I added some real and faux stitching.  For the faux stitching you can see I used my glitter pen to link up the stitches and it adds a really nice touch.

Here you can see a little of the glitter stitches, and the rhinestones I added into the wreath too. 

So, to play, just use this sketch to create a Christmas card using Flourishes stamps. When you wrap it up with a bow, just link up to the challenge thread on SCS and you'll be in the running to win a Flourishes Christmas stamp set of your choice! Just think, you'll get a jump start on your Christmas creations AND have a chance at winning stamps to make even more Christmas cards! Oh what fun it is!! Please use the Keyword FLLCNOEL1 if you upload to Splitcoast. You have until May 30th to submit your cards and Flourishes will announce the winner with next month's challenge!

We hope you play!

Just to remind you too, today is Our Daily Bread Designs New Release Day for'll want to check out the Design Team's wonderful creations starting at the ODBD Blog

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes Seasonal Wreaths, Holiday Greetings;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Prism - Intense Teal; SU Soft Sky, Sage Shadow, Flourishes Classic White Paper, Memory Box Spearmint DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels One Nesties, Copic Markers, Rhinestones, Piercer, Glitter pen, Faux Suede Ruffled Ribbon (Flourishes), Scalloped Punch, Floral Accent Shapeabilities, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine.


Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Christine! Love the soft hues of blue and the stitching and piercing are perfect! Gorgeous card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine! I like the blue soft colors and great idea with the sketch for the framing.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful
love the colors


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Christine!! I just love the soft blue and green hues. Gorgeous coloring, image and design!! The stitching and piercing are the perfect touch! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Delightful colors for wintery thoughts and springlike skies after a huge storm of four days! What a grand start to a greeting bundle of joy and sincere thought!
mttwenty-threestamper atyahoodotcom

Crystal said...

Oh my Christine I LOVE the colors you used...So soft and BEAUTIFUL!!!! You did an amazing job with this sketch...Love your creation!

Marisa said...

Love what you've done with the sketch, Christine. Fabulous card!

Dawn B. said...

What beautiful colors.. I love the way you used this set.. I just got it and can't wait to play with it.. Super job with the sketch too..