Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Spring Showers

Here we are in one of my favourite times of the month....Pre-Release Challenges at Flourishes!  It's a favourite because that means new release Sneak Peeks begin next week!

Last month, we let the cat out of the bag and told you that once in a while we'd usher in what we called  a Pinter-inspiration challenge. We're getting on the Pinterest bandwagon and even have a Flourishes page HERE showing not only all of our sets but cards and techniques that inspire us! So, today's Pinter-inspiration is one inspired by the website Design Seeds. Here's a peek at what they do!!!


They take an image and then, produce a color palette taken from the gorgeous photo! You'll have to check out their website HERE for their literal daily inspiration! I have re-pinned many of their palettes from their site!
So today we get to play with gorgeous shades of plum, purples and sea foam greens.   I was in the mood for something spring so here's my take on the colors...



A little splish-splashing in the rain in these pretty rain boots.  This is from one of my favourite spring time sets from Flourishes - April Showers.  I stamped the rain showers and umbrellas on the background layers, the sentiment is from another set Spring is Sprung.  Then colored up the main image with Copics, sponging the inside edges of the Postage Stamp Die.  

A little Candi in Iced Gems as accents :).  


As you can see I created a little puddle under the boots which I love to do with this set.  Add Crystal Effects overtop left to dry for about 30 minutes and you have a perfect shiny puddle.  

So, please join is in this color inspiration challenge!  You could be chosen to win the entire new Release this month.  And you'll be delighted when you start to see the sets next week.  They are gorgeous!

HOW TO PLAY! So, do you want a chance to win Flourishes entire March Release? All you need to do is be inspired by the color palette above and use it in a creation! Once you are done, just link up here using the inlinkz widget and you will be in the running. You have until Friday, March 16th at 5PM  EST to enter! Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don't -- play along anyway -- you would win some! The winner will receive all three sets and our new Tailor-made die that will be unveiled in our newest release starting NEXT WEDNESDAY! If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, don't forget to use the keyword MAR12PIN! Good Luck!  

And join the rest of the Design Team to see their beautiful Color Inspired Creations

20 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous card christine.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

wauw cristine love your stunning card these stamps are still on my wishlist ha ha ha!
xx petra

Dawn B. said...

I am needing some pretty boots like this with all our rain. Your sponging is so pretty. Great job Christine.

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, loving the boots with these colors! Very pretty layout and lovely coloring!

The Rubber Maid said...

What an adorable card! Love this color combo and the great dies. Pat

Marisa said...

Now those are some fun boots :) Great use of the colours and loving the postage stamp frame.

Cindy Lawrence said...

So very pretty, Christine! I nearly used this same image! :-)

Conniecrafter said...

Love what you came up with from the inspiration image, cute coloring of the boots and just love the puddle :)

Leslie Miller said...

You did a great job with these colors. They work well with the rainy background and the whole idea of early spring. Our springs are usually very wet. Pretty!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wonderful Christine! I like the puddle under the boots too, very clever!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful done! Tons of creative inspiration!

Carole said...

Absolutely delightful Christine. Love how you colored the boots.

Rose Ann said...

I love those rain boots, and the colors are so pretty!! Love the postage stamp shapes too!!

Denise Marzec said...

Gorgeous, Christine! Love that image!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Love this Christine - and love your use of those particular Nesties - I always forget to pull them out because I perceive them as hard to work with. but you've made them shine! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Christine LOVIN those colors, FABULOUS!~

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty Christine! I love that set and have not inked the boots yet. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Hugs~

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous card and I just love those boots!!!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful! Love those cute boots!

stampqueen said...

Those boots are adorable - I am lovin the colors - hope I can find the time/energy in time - its been a long week!!!