Thursday, April 4, 2013

Summer Lovin' Challenge


I LOVE pink lemonade!!  I just had to get that out there :)

Welcome to the April Pre-Release Challenge at Flourishes!  This month's theme is a fun one:  With spring here and warmer weather on the way, let's get ready for a heat wave on our cards and creations! Simply make a card with nice weather or summer in mind and you'll be in the running to win our April Release! FLLCAPR13.   

When I think of summer, one of the things I would love most would be to have a wrap around porch on my house with a lovely wicker chair to sit in and read or to have a little pink lemonade with my friends :)


So here's my summer scene on my dream-wrap-around-porch.  I've paired Flourishes On the Porch set with a sentiment from Flourishes Inside and Out Congrats.  Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Flourishes Classic White, then cut out with Spellbinders - Decorative Labels Twenty-Two die.  I like the fact that you can thread ribbon like this light teal velvet through the side part of the die.  The papers are Flourishes Color Made Easy Emerald Coast Cardstock and MME - Remarkable.  



As you can see, I did a little paper piecing with colouring on the pillow and throw.  I love how cozy it looks.  Tiny touches of accents with some Candi and two little tabs of wrinkled brown ribbon.  I really love how this turned out.   It definitely says lazy summer days to me.




So how about you join us in the Challenge?!  It's a great way to get a little summer in your day, and you could win the April Stamp Releases from Flourishes!  Sneak Peeks start next week.  Just head on over to the Flourishes Blog to see all the contest rules today!

Now you can visit the rest of the Design Team to be inspired by their Summer Lovin' Creations...




  • Amanda Havon
  • Christine Okken (you are here)
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Heather Jensen
  • Julie Koerber
  • Maki Jones
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Stacy Morgan
  • 19 comments:

    Marisa said...

    Your colouring of that image is SUPERB!! Great colour combo too. Oh how I can't wait for the lazy days of summer!

    TLady said...

    OH YES! There's NOTHING BETTER than to sit on a covered porch & sip something yummy, with birds chirping!!! sigh! Your creation is BEAUTIFUL CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!! I'm just waiting for a little more warmth to sit out on my porch! (Nope, NOT a wrap-around but, it works!) :)

    Karen W said...

    Gorgeous card and beautifully colored!!

    Connie MacFarlane said...

    This is beautiful Christine! Love the colour palette.

    KimCreate said...

    ooooohhh, wow! beautifully colored and gorgeous use of patterned paper!

    Betty said...

    Oh my your coloring is fantastic. Love the colors and layout too.

    Julie Koerber said...

    This is just so serene Ms. Christine! I am with you -- sitting outside with something cool to drink and fun to read is -- well the best! Beautiful creation(as usual!!!)!

    KarinsArtScrap said...

    beautiful relaxing card Christine.

    greetings karin

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Cozy up with a book and start reading.... now this is my kind of summer. Very pretty Christine. Great masking for the pillow and beautiful die cut.

    Mrs. GraceWorks said...

    Ooo - I'd like a porch, too, please! I love the colors you chose for your card!!!

    Becky said...

    wow, love the colors and design of this card.

    Amanda said...

    So lovely, Christine! I love the color combo and the design! each layer is amazing!

    Amanda said...

    So lovely, Christine! I love the color combo and the design! each layer is amazing!

    Kathy Jones said...

    Love this Christine!!! Absolutely Stunning card!!

    Heather Jensen said...

    So pretty Christine! That looks like one comfy chair. I love the die you stamped the image on. :)

    Hugs~

    Conniecrafter said...

    great relaxing scene, love your paper piecing!!

    Katie Sims said...

    Love this beautifully colored image!! It certainly does make me want to go sit on my porch...if the weather will just warm up a bit!! :)

    Makiko Jones said...

    Ahh....this is my kind of summer activity! Love the color combo and DP with this image!

    redwasher1 said...

    wow... I love this !! I want this set!!