Thursday, June 7, 2012

10 Minutes to Wonderful!

Hi all! This time next week, Flourishes will be wrapping up its sneak peek week with three new beautiful sets being unveiled! So, to get ready for the big reveal….the DT is ushering in a fun-filled challenge to give you a chance to win each and every one of them! Mark your calendar — the fun starts NEXT WEDNESDAY!!

All you need is ten minutes and a dash of creativity to play in our latest Release Week Challenge! It's one that gives you a chance to WIN our entire release for June!




HOW TO PLAY: Let your creativity shine AND don't take a long time to do it! This challenge is all about those 10-minute creations. Clean and simple layouts that can be done in a jiffy is what we are looking for here! Entries must be in by June 15th by 5PM EST in order to be in the running for the entire June Release! If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FLLCJUN12! Winners will be chosen at random but one lucky person will be chosen to have their card featured here on the Flourishes blog! Remember to link your creation below using our Inlinkz widget!

Now, it should probably be clear to you that 10 minute creations are not exactly my forte....but it's fun to do something out of your comfort zone sometimes!


What helped with the 10 minute time guideline (It's more of a guideline right?  Cause it was more like 15 minutes :)   was that I knew what I wanted to do already in my little noggin'.  I knew I wanted to create a central, soft pastel panel with the banners overtop.  And the banners are fast and super easy to do.

I chose the awesome Birthday Pennants set because it not only has the great pennants, but also wonderful smaller elements to the set that make for great backgrounds.  Which I then softened with my Letraset Blending Marker.  My dear friend Julie did this technique a while ago and I loved it, here's a pic of how it's done...


(Click on this picture to make it larger).  Take your waterbased inks, here I just grabbed some SU! ink, and stamp an image.  Use your Aqua Marker right away to spread the ink lightly around the image, it will pick up some of the ink and soften the effect of the color, spreading it out slightly.  It worked especially well with the green ink.  Don't spread too much for too long or your paper will start to break down.  Easy Peasy :)

While you are out and about hopping around, take a minute to see what our fine designers have created!

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken (you are here)
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber  it's her Blog-A-Versary....and she has blog candy!
Sharon Doolittle 
Stacy Morgan 
Tammy Hershberger

So get those creative juices flowing — it could help you win some fantastic polymer! And… don’t forget to link up using our Inlinkz widget to be eligible! Happy Friday and Happy Stamping!

Stamps:  Flourishes - Birthday Pennants;  Ink:  SU!  Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party;  Paper:  Flourishes Classic White, Pool Party;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Pennants and Lacy Pennants Dies, Seedling - Art Nouveau Embossing Folder;  Basic Grey Buttons, Twine.  

15 comments:

marilew said...

10 minute creations are exactly what I NEED! I'll be watching

Betty said...

LOVE the colors. Very pretty and hard to believe it was 10 min. What a great concept. Trouble is I can do a card in 10 min, just takes 2 hours to figure out what. LOL

Sewflake said...

Great technique dear friend, I will be giving it a try. Fun card making your own bg papers, something I very seldom do. Most cards are 10 minutes in the making, just hours to come up with a concept!!

Barbara said...

This is so pretty, Christine! Love that mix of banners!

Marisa said...

Waht a darling little flower image you used to create the BG adn lovely touch with the banner.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful christine.

greetings karin

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SO pretty Christine! LOVE the colors and the layout on this!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Christine this is wonderful and look at you.... less than 15 min. ;0) The banners are darling!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Christine. I love the banner and tag combo. :)

Hugs~

Denise Marzec said...

That background you created is BEAUTIFUL!....I'm going to have to remember to try that technique!

Conniecrafter said...

such a lovely background to your pretty pendants!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Love your background, Christine! I must remember to use that sweet little rose from that stamp set!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a pretty effect on the background to soften the colors! Love your card!

Greta said...

Beautiful card--looks like it would take much longer than 10 min!

dpkennedy said...

I love the banners Christine! So pretty!