Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Release Challenge - Christmas with a Twist!


Happy Friday Flourishes friends!  Can you believe there are only 81 days until Christmas?  In a few days we'll be giving you our October edition of new Flourishes Stamps all with a Christmas theme.  And because we know you want a chance to win these beauties, this month we have a Color Challenge with a twist!  Your challenge is to create a Christmas Design without the use of the color Red or Green!  Get creative and give all of those other colors in the wheel a chance to show their holiday style!  Play in the challenge and you could win our whole October Release!

I really wanted to play with colours that I don't normally use so I decided to do a cool palette with some pretty purples and greys.  I absolutely love this snowman from Warm Winter Wishes.  His cute stripedy scarf wrapped around his neck and that cute touque make me smile every time.  I stamped on Flourishes Classic White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I went for some really soft grey and purple tones in the colouring, trimming out the scene with a little white border.  I took our Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Hourglass Die and cut out a white shape and sponged the inside of it with Memento Gray Flannel ink to provide a little backdrop for the snowman.  I also used the Gray Flannel ink on the Flourishes Color Made Easy Cool Neutrals Cardstock with other elements from the set.  I love how the ink and the cardstock pair together.  I also stamped mittens on the Color Made Easy Crocus cardstock in the background as well.  

Accents include some lace and some shiny metallic Candi to accent.  Below are the Copic Collections I used.  

I know you'll want to play along this's

  • Simply create a Christmas themed card or project without the colors of Red or Green in the design.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday October at 11th at 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit on 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 from other sites or locations.  Only those entries that don’t combine will be in the running.  Because this challenge means winning new Flourishes sets we want to see your beautiful creations made specifically for this challenge.
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCOCT13
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday October 12th, 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 October 9th when our gorgeous October Sneak Peeks start! Have fun with those colors! And now for some wonderful Christmas with a Twist inspiration, our Design Team has pulled out all the stops to get your Christmas creativity jump-started:


Connie MacFarlane said...

Great card Christine! Love the purple and grey palette.

Conniecrafter said...

too cute, your colors are great together, gives the card a feel of a winter evening

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Adorable, Christine! I really like your color scheme and that snowman is ALWAYS a good choice!! : )


Donna Phelan said...

Ooooh he's so cute and looks quite chilly with the colors you used, so glad he has a scarf! :)

Marsha J Reed said...

Gorgeous card, Christine. I love snowmen and the purple and grays are beautiful.

KarinsArtScrap said...

super cute christmas card Christine.

greetings karin

Makiko Jones said...

So cute and pretty Christine!! Love you picked purple for the snowman. Fantastic coloring!

TLady said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL JOB you've done on your card Christine!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!:)The PURPLE & GRAY is TOTALLY COOL!!!!!!!:)

Heather Jensen said...

This is darling, Christine. I love the purples and grays. :)

Allison Cope Israels said...

Awww... love the colours you chose for your holiday card Christine! I love all the tones of grey with the fabulous purple! Super cute snowfella too!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super cute... my favorite snowman well one of them. Perfect colors girlie!

Silke Ledlow said...

LOL...great minds DO think alike :) !!! I love your purple snowman...he is my favorite guy too!!!

Misti said...

Cuuuuute!!! Your colors are fabulous!