Thursday, March 7, 2013

Colorful Creations Challenge




Welcome to the March Pre-Release Challenge at Flourishes!  We have some beautiful things coming your way next week and we want to kick it all off with a challenge for you to jump in on.  Aren't these colours gorgeous?  It really makes me think spring, and I had a really fun time creating with them.  


I really love how this turned out!  I pulled out the very lovely Botanical Bookplates Volume Two set and inked the larger image onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I coloured it all up to have the feel of some vibrant patterned paper with my Copic Markers.  After it was all dry I ran the cardstock through this lovely Fireflies Embossing Folder (on sale!).  I LOVE the effect and how the embossing runs through the flowers as well as pops out of the white space. The effect of the embossing is even prettier in real life.  



Then I colored up the pretty framed pansy image from the set, cutting it out with our special Tailor Made Classic Bookplate die, designed to fit this set perfectly.  The cardstock is from our Color Made Easy - True Blue Collection and Sunflower Collection.  I've added some pretty cotton crochet lace, blue seambinding and snow white pearls.  





Now we invite you to join us on this lovely colour challenge too!  Simply make a card with these colours and link it up on our Flourishes Blog.  All the Challenge rules will be posted there as well.  It's your chance to win the entire March release!  Sneak peeks begin next Wednesday!

Also, before we go, we'd love to fill you in on a fun sale you can use to stock up -- it's FLOURISHES FLASH SALE! That's right, if you don't take advantage, it will be gone in a flash! Everything, store wide will be 10% off -- even our SALE page. Some items on sale have already been marked down 55% -- so this makes those deals even sweeter. Our sale closes Sunday at 11:59PM -- so shop now for the best selection! Simply use the code FLASH10 in the coupon code box at the time of check out.

For more colourful inspiration see the rest of our wonderful Design Team!

20 comments:

Karen W said...

Oh Wow this is gorgeous and I love the set you used on this. Coloring is wonderful and how fun!!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful card,Love your coloring...

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine this is absolutely stunning! These colours are perfect for the pansies.

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness - this is SO cheerful and GORGEOUS! I love these colors! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring me!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Christine! Your colors are vibrant, love the textures with your gorgeous coloring. One of my favorites you have made. ;0)

TLady said...

CHRISTINE! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! LOVE all the color!!!!!!!!! :) AND EVERYTHING you've done with this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!! :) GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wowsers Christine! Stunning! Love the beautiful patterned paper you created - your colouring ROCKS! That's cool that you put it through the embossing folder - I'd never think to do that! Awesome card!

Pattie J. said...

WOW! this is gorgeous, and what alot of love ant time put into the design. Your coloring is super. Love the embossed effect. just terrific.

Becky said...

OH my word, this card is Stunning..Stunning.

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful blue colors!! Lovely composition!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is gorgeous Christine,what a bright colour, love it.

greetings karin

Bobbi Miller said...

Just STUNNING Christine! My heart is doing a big happy dance! You are truly the master of Copics! I bought some books to learn how you make these so real looking. You can almost reach out and smell those gorgeous flowers! On to buy some more goodies! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Makiko Jones said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Your coloring and design are A-mazing!

Helen said...

Oooooh! How absolutely gorgeous! I love this colour combo and you have really made it shine.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I like how you've used both the flower and the bookplate of the flower on the same card. What a great idea!

Tricia

Amanda said...

Christine, this is the most amazing card! I love the deep, deep blue shades and the embossed vine look on your background! You really made such a perfectly beautiful card :)

~ Amanda

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring, great design and just love the background stanping and embossing!

Liz Williams said...

This blue has just grabbed my attention. Love bow you made use of the flower stamp repeating on this card!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine, this is gorgeous...love this design :) !!!

Leslie Miller said...

Gasp! Gorgeous!