Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Flourishes Let's Hop Challenge

Welcome to the December Pre-Release Challenge at Flourishes!  It's going to be another great month of stamp sets coming your way next week and we want to start it all off with a very fun challenge.  It's a Progressive Challenge (like last month) but this month you need to find the steps and clues at each of the DT members today.  You should have come from Cindy's Blog, if you get lost along the way be sure to head back to the Flourishes Blog.

I have step number 4 which is an Inspiration photo!



And here's the card I created....


I wanted to keep the feeling of the design of the inspiration photo with the blocks of patterned paper taking on the feeling of the succulents in the photo.  I stamped the pretty ranunculus flowers from the set Sweet Nature, onto Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock with Toffee Crunch ink giving it that no-line look for colouring.  


The designers paper are new in the store, from Teresa Collins called Spring Fling.  It has the perfect tones for this design.  I cut out all the shapes with my Spellbinders hexagon dies in the smallest shape, then embossed over top after they were all attached with the beautiful Fireflies Embossing Folder.  I think it gives a great textured look and almost the feeling of a quilt.  The card base is cut with the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die that Stacy has used so beautifully often.  Then to finish it off I have some pretty scalloped rhinestones from the Spring Fling Collection, and some pretty crochet lace.  

And here's a quick peek at the inside.  I didn't want to take away from the design on the outside.


Now it's your turn to head to the lovely......Silke to get the next step for the Let's Hop Challenge.  

I hope you've had fun along the hop so far and I look forward to your designs with the challenge!  If you play along you can win the entire December New Release of stamps!    Be sure to link to the Flourishes Blog.  


22 comments:

Karen W said...

What a fun card, I love the Turq/pink combination. So much fun!!

Joan V said...

What a pretty card, as usual. So many gorgeous details to your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen McAlpine said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you added the hexagons and cut the base with a die. Love it all! I am hopping along to collect all the elements. Very fun!

TLady said...

WOW CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOVE the way you did the little octagones to mimick the succulants! AND the COLORS are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I LOOOOOOOOOOVED the EMBOSSING!!!!! AND the GRAND DIE you used!!!!!!! EVEN the little sparkling RHINESTONES you used!!!!!!!! GORGEOUUUUUUUUUS!!!!!!!!!! :)

Heather Jensen said...

Amazing girl! You always manage to sneak in some of the most fabulous little details. I love the lace trim peaking out at the bottom and the embossed hexagon pattern is genius. :)

Hugs~

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful Christine! I love the flow of the card...same pattern as the gorgeous inspiration photo!

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine, this is a beautiful inspired card...love the design! Hugs ~S~

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a fun way to use the inspiration photo. I think I might have trouble with this step of the challenge!! Hmmmm.....

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your interpretation of this gorgeous photo! The hexagon idea is genius!

Cheri said...

Love, love, love it!!! I never thought of using the toffee crunch to stamp those subtle lines...fabulous card! TFS

Marisa said...

Way to use the hexagons! Great take on the insp. picture!

Conniecrafter said...

Just Gorgeous, love how the embossing gives it that feel of beind quilted and the flowers are just lovely, pretty scalloped border! Lovely framing of the whole card!

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card! LOVE how you embossed the hexagons with the background.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow very pretty card christine.
great design and beautiful colors.

greetings karin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is super fun and fresh! I love this frame as you know, beautiful spring colors.

Ravengirl said...

I can definitely see the inspiration here!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Super pretty card, Christine!

SuzQ said...

very pretty card

Marlena M. said...

I love the movement and texture here Christine~

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card and papers. Love the embossing over the whole thing. It adds such beautiful dimension.

Greta said...

Just breathtaking!

Diane said...

Stunning~ystunning~stunning!!! Love everthing about this...and love the "hop" challenge...a wonderful idea!!