Thursday, August 8, 2013

August Color Challenge

The month of August has rolled in and many of us are beginning to think ahead to Autumn (oh Summer, please stay a little longer!).  So the Flourishes team is throwing a fun color challenge at you that mixes Summer and Autumn colors together.  Your challenge is to create something with the potential to WIN our August New Releases!  Here is the color combination.


A lovely teal, a rich rust and a neutral gray.  What we love about this challenge is that all of these colors can be found in our Flourishes Color Made Easy Collections.  Emerald Coast, Terra Cotta and either Cool Neutrals or Tonal Neutrals, isn't that great? Some of the Flourishes Design Team were blessed to be able to gather together just a few weeks ago in Yellowstone National Park for a wonderful weekend.   We realized that there was some beautiful scenery right in front of us that matched the colors of our challenge this month, I thought I'd show off a picture I took...


Beautifully colored mineral Ink Pots in just the right shades!

And here's how I played with the colours...

I decided to go with more of an Autumn theme with the colours and pulled out my Autumn Blossoms stamp set, using the corner elements from the set, stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black onto  Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock.  It's such a pretty set and I love the little bits of colouring you can add to it.  

I rounded two of the opposit corners of the main panel design, placed it on a stamped layer of our Color Made Easy Emerald Coast Paper (stamped with Memento Teal Zeal and embossed), then I die cut a Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals die, cut it in half and then placed that at opposite corners in the design, finally adding a layer of Terra Cotta Cardstock which I had stamped with elements in the set in Memento Potter's Clay ink.  

Finishing details are some pretty Slate Gray Braided Trim and Saville Row Candi Dots.  

I think it's a perfect Autumn Thank You card for the stash!

+ BG90, BG93, BG96 

Now, for some more lovely card inspiration with these colors,  here’s what the Design Team has to show off…
  • Simply create a card using these colors in the graphic above
  • Entries need to be in by Friday August 16th at 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit at the Flourishes Blog to be counted
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges.  Only those entries that don’t combine will be in the running
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCAUG13
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post on the Flourishes blog on Saturday August 17th, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!
Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create!  We’ll see you here on Wednesday August 14th when our wonderful August Sneak Peeks start! Enjoy creating with these colors!


Allison Cope Israels said...

I guess we were thinking alike! LOL! I used the same stamp set for mine too! LOVE all the rich teal over the burnt-orange. Stunning details Christine!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card and use of color Christine! Have a great weekend..hugs ~S~

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Beautiful coloring!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

So lovely, Christine! I especially love the look of the embossed and stamped teal layer...stunning!

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty flowers to frame the sentiment, like the texture you used on the background piece!

Heather Jensen said...

So beautiful Christine. You have a way with putting together some gorgeous cards. I like how you cut the die cut in half and used it as tabs. :)

TLady said...


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Christine.

greetings karin

Makiko Jones said...

This is so beautiful, Christine (well, your creations are always beautiful!) Creative layout and way to use the die. I love the colors of your clusters too.

Julie Koerber said...

Beautiful layout my friend and I love the hint of stamped images on your blue paper. Beautifully colored and embellished!

HappyCrafter said...

So beautiful! I love the textures of the different layers and fabulous colouring.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful fall card, what a cool sketch!