Thursday, June 6, 2013

Blueberry Love

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June is such a beautiful month! At least in my neck of the woods it's full of green, and blooming outdoor colors and textures. In just a few short days we'll be unveiling a new round of stamps at Flourishes inspired by the outdoors. We're really excited to show them to you. So today, we're challenging you to be inspired by the TEXTURES of nature!


I have a few outdoorsy textures on this card that I thought would work for a wedding card.  I started with Flourishes Berry Sweet set stamping in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Flourishes Classic White cardstock.  Then I cut it out with our Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Window Die, colouring with Copics and then sponging the inside of the die with Memento Summer Sky ink.  I love the contrast between the rich blue on the berries and the soft blue of the background. 

The textures begin with the three little branches tied together with ivory twine.  I love the Bible verse that talks about how a cord of three strands is not easily broken.  I think that works perfectly for a newly married couple.  Then for the next texture I used our beautiful scalloped edge ribbon that looks just like rose petals.  And finally the last texture is in the vine-like embossing folder in the background on the True Blue Cardstock layer.  


Here's the Copics I used...



Now we'd like you to join us in the Challenge too!

HERE'S HOW TO PLAY: Create something with an outdoorsy texture in mind - or use an element from nature as part of your design. It could be the texture in an embossing folder that has woodgrain, leaves or vines, it could be a leaf rubbing behind your image, something glossy like rain or shiny like a berry. The interpretation is up to you! If you play along with us, you could win Flourishes entire June Stamp Release!  You have until Friday June 14, 2013 at 5 PM EST to enter. Just be sure to enter your creation on the Flourishes Blog using our InLinkz Widgit. Enjoy exploring those nature textures!

How would you like to be inspired by the rest of the Senior Design Team before you get started? Hop on over to:
Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We'll see you here on TUESDAY June 11 when Sneak Peeks start!

19 comments:

Tosha Leyendekker said...

As always, your coloring is superb Christine, and the blues on your card are just dreamy!! Gorgeous!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Perfect Christine and I love your coloring of the berries! That's a lovely scriptural message to use. Beautiful!!!

Mary Ann said...

Love your card,Very Pretty!Great colors!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Stunning Christine! What a great way to tie in a verse fit for a new couple! Love your natural textures - especially the twigs! Awesome!

Cheryl said...

Wow, Christine! This is just gorgeous! Those blueberries look good enough to eat, and all the textures you adding are fantastic..especially the twigs tied with twine. Lookalike I've hot another card to add to my CASE list! :)

Katie Sims said...

Christine, I absolutely love this idea for a wedding card! Your blueberries look like they are about to pop off the page....your coloring is gorgeous! The tiny branches tied together with twine is one of the sweetest embellishments ever!! Love this!!

Marisa said...

I do love my blueberries!! Freeze 50 - 60 pounds every year :) Fabulous mix of blues and love the added twings!

TLady said...

HOW PRETTY CHRISTINE!!!!!!!! (Is this a sneak peek too?) LOOOOOOOOOVE the Blueberries!!!!!!! :)WONDERFUL COLORING!!!!!!!!!!! :)

TLady said...

DAH!!!!!! It's that LOVELY BERRY SET!!!!!!!!! :) Hmmmm....You've got me THINKING....!!!!!!!! :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card and love the colour Christine.

greetings karin

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a great natural embellishment! Beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yummy and so breezy feeling, does that make sense? I like the blue and white, awesome layout and great idea with the twigs.

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, your blueberries are colored to perfection, and I simply love the twigs tied with twine for your texture accent. A lovely card in vibrant summer hues!

Julie Koerber said...

How fun is this to add a piece of nature to your card! Love the blues Christine and a beautiful layout as usual!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS!!! Your coloring is amazing Christine!

Linda Carson said...

Looks good enough to eat! Love the blues!

Diane said...

Beautifully done....the textures you choose are perfect...the 3 little branches, and that beautiful ribbon...so pretty!!

Amanda said...

Love your blueberry color and those pretty twigs!!

Makiko Jones said...

I love your take on the challenge, Christine! This is such a beautiful card and the twigs are a nice touch!