Thursday, January 3, 2013

Love.... A Challenge

No LOVE is not a challenge :) , but we have a Love themed challenge for you at Flourishes this month!

It's almost time for Flourishes to take the lid off its January Release and like always, we want to give you a chance to win our newest sets as well! With the season of love fast approaching, we thought we better spice our challenge up with a little bit of amore! So, we are ushering in the....

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HOW TO PLAY: This challenge is a broad one that's all about LOVE -- use love as your theme, use letters as a focal point, or use the colors of love in shades of pink and red. The choice is yours! Here's what I made....


I knew I wanted to combine a Valentine's set (Love Sweet Love) with some of our pretty Letters in Blossom, for this challenge, so I knew I needed to do a layout that was long and lean.  This card is 4 x 8 inches.  I just love that beautiful basket of flowers with the love letter.  And I had some fun creating the "LOVE..." with  some red Kaiser Pearls.  

On the background layer I did some embossing with this gorgeous folder called Courtship (seemed fitting).  Also using it on the little accent heart as well.  I've added some pretty cotton crochet lace and red braid trim to accent, and edged that horizontal piece with Classic Scallop Edgeabilities dies to match the Lacy Circle die.  


Here is the inside of the card stamped in Love Letter Memento Ink....lots of room to fill in all the things I love :)  


And here is another peek at the colouring.  I love the mix between bluey-purple and red, I think it's a lovely and unusual combination.  



So, we invite you to play along with us.  If you do....you could win the January New Release sets!  

If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCJAN13. Enter as many times as you like, but know that if you use Flourishes stamps, your entry counts twice! You have until January 11th, 5PM EST to enter. Just make sure you link your creation up below using our Inlinkz widget. As we said, winner gets our full January stamp set release. So get those fingers inky!  If you need a little inspiration, it's never far away with our design team's creations! Have fun hoppping on over to see...
  The OFFICIAL Rules…..
  • Simply create a card using LOVE or letters as your focus!
  • Entries need to be in by Friday, January 11th at 5 PM EST
  • Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entry
  • You must link your creation on the Flourishes Blog on this post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those that don’t combine will be in the running.
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCJAN13
  • We’ll announce the winners Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post on Saturday, January 12 so check back then to see if you’re one of the lucky winners! 
Remember, our release week sneaks start next Wednesday -- so mark your calendar! We'll also have all of our releases available for pre-order at that time as well! So, check back some fun is brewing and we'd love for you to join in!

19 comments:

Karen W said...

This is just so pretty and love the combination of color and images.

Amanda said...

Wow Christine, this sure is pretty! Love the colors too.
Thanks for your kind compliments on my blog!
Have a great weekend.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Christine.

greetings karin

Mary Ann said...

Awesome card...

Cindy Lawrence said...

Goodness, that is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Christine! Love that color combo...yummy!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oooo, this card is gorgeous! I hadn't noticed the Love Sweet Love set before. It's on my wish list now!! I *love* how you've colored it!!!!

Carol Dee said...

Great long card. Pretty colors and cheerful.

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous card, Christine! Beautiful coloring!

Becky said...

This is beautiful. I love the "Love" :)

TLady said...

HOW PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!! I've been thinking on Valentines!!!!!! (It's ONE of my FAVORITE times of the year!) :) I LOOOOOOVE the lettering you used Christine! AND that basket of ROSES!!!!!!!!! (Takes me back to the days of being wooed, did I spell that right? by my husband! NOT that he doesn't STILL bring me flowers! HE DOES! :) )

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured image and letters. Such a wonderful card :)

Allison Cope Israels said...

Gorgeous Christine! Love your colouring and your colour palette! Can't wait to get started on my own card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fantastic! Christine these letters are awesome with the basket, oh I do love this. DH will love it! ;0)

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful coloring and I just love the long card!

Conniecrafter said...

like how you used the stamps together, such pretty coloring and embossed background for it too!

Belinda said...

This is just beautiful! Love all the colors

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply gorgeous! I like how you combined the basket with the letters :) !!!

Diane said...

Gorgeous~gorgeous!!

Theresa said...

Just beautiful! Love the color combo.