Monday, May 6, 2013

Glamour Girls!

Hello Flourishes Fans!  We have a special treat for you today because we are kicking off the festivities for Day 1 of our Flourishes‘ Sneak Peeks for May and we have teamed up with the Friends of Flourishes Team to play along with the Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week. Want a little peek at the set we’ll be showcasing today?


Our Glamour Girls stamp set, illustrated by Lauren Pope, is a fabulous collection of lovely ladies and some classic "girl talk" sentiments perfect for all those charming gals in your life.  This classy stamp set arrives just in time for Mother's Day!  What more can you ask for?

Now on to our challenge… Denise Marzec is our Timeless Tuesday Challenge hostess this week and for her challenge this week, we want to see you use some "BLACK ACCENTS" (FTTC219) on your card or project.  Let's see you use some black matting, black die-cut images, black ribbon, or try the ever-popular "chalkboard" technique that's popping up all over the blogging world.

Here's my fun glamour girl...



Isn't she adorable?  She reminds me of a young Audrey Hepburn.  And I wanted her to really have that glamourous look, so I really used a lot of black on this card. I used the Silhouette cut file that will be available in the store for this stamp set, and then stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black on Flourishes Classic white.  She's coloured up with Copics and I popped up the flower in her hair/netting for some added va-va-va-voom!  One thing thats really cool about this set is the pearl choker that's included in it and I used it with VersaMark ink and embossing powder for the background behind her on the black layer.  You can see also see how I used it just beneath her elbows on the white cardstock as well.  



The Spellbinders Die on the background layer is A2 Locking Loops.  I thought it went perfectly with the pearly theme.  On this picture you can see the rhinestones, pleated satin ribbon and the popped up flower.  



Today we have both our Flourishes Senior Design Team AND our Friends of Flourishes Team sharing their "Black Accents" inspirations with you!  Take a moment and leave some love on all of our designer's blogs.  

Come and hop along and visit with all of our super talented Flourishes designers and join us in our challenge this week for a chance at winning our ENTIRE new May release!  Yup...that's right...you could win our entire release just by playing along.  Check out the Flourishes Blog for further challenge details.  Good luck everyone!   All the sets that we will be showing you this week are already available for Pre-Release and our New Release Bundle will be available at a discount!  Looking forward to a great week!

27 comments:

Theresa said...

Sophisticated lady...love the color combo that you chose!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Christine..Love the design of your card and what fabulous coloring of this gal.

Iulia said...

Wow, this is such a gorgeous card, so rich and full of elegant details! Love all those swirls and the image is simply gorgeous!
Hugs, Iulia

Marisa said...

Totally fun card!! Love the dramatic colours :)

KimCreate said...

Gorgeous!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning card in these colours Christine and a fabulous image.

greetings karin

Sandy said...

great use of the gal & black background & black trim

Mojca said...

Waw this is so amazing! hugs! MOjca

TLady said...

WOW!!!! SHE IS GLAMOROUS CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) You did an EXCELLENT JOB on her!!!!!!!! SUPER COLORING!!!!!! AND OVER-ALL SUPER CARD!!!!!!!!!! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Glamourous is right! I do love the classic colors you used, awesome idea embossing the pearls for the background. Just gorgeous Christine!

Broni said...

Christine, this is just gorgeous! LOVE all of the lacy, shiny black goodness of it!! And I love that we both saw that she was wearing black gloves!! Great minds!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Holy canoly Christine! I just love your shiny black back ground with the necklace stamps - cool! Totally lovin' the colouring of your sassy dame - her hair is gorgeous! That's one hot card!!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER...love all the details!!! Gorgeous card!!!

Susan Kennedy said...

Beautiful!! I love the die you used.. that is awesome!! I love all the black and the little touch of red! Gorgeous coloring too!! :)

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Sentimental Susan}

Julie Koerber said...

oooooOOOOoooo --- love the posh black background with those fabby pearls! This is so fun Christine!

jonim52 said...

Love this image!

Diane said...

Classy and elegant...and the red is a perfect touch....I think these stamps are awesome!!

Catherine Pooler said...

WOW! I'm amazed at how you colored that rose. Beautiful!

stampqueen said...

Glamtastic :) Great card with a cute image!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So very BEAUTIFUL!!~

Makiko Jones said...

She is so elegant and pretty! Love the frame and the embossed background you created!

Helen said...

Glamourous is certainly the word here! Love the red and black and that background is inspired!

dpkennedy said...

Love this! She's gorgeous!!

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful! I love all the cut out details and embossed background!

guilinger2 said...

your coloring is divine!

Heather Jensen said...

She is beautiful! I love the classy black and red color combo and pretty dies you used. :)