Thursday, November 7, 2013

November Challenge - Grab a Cup!

November brings crisp, cool days that might find you heading into your favourite coffee shop to grab a cup of warmth, and dwell in that inviting aroma that only a cozy cafe can bring.  I could smell a coffee shop all day - but I’m not a coffee drinker - I’ll leave that to my husband who loves it!

This month we’re inviting you to “Grab A Cup” with us on the Flourishes Senior Design Team and be inspired by this fantastic photo as you create something equally warm and inviting. Next week we’ll be bringing you our November edition of new Flourishes Stamps, and we can’t wait! They’re absolutely fabulous! Because we know you want a chance to win these great sets, “Grab A Cup” and be inspired by this great coffee and treats photo as you create. Play in the challenge and you could win our whole November Release! Your keyword for entering into online galleries is FLLCNOV13.

I absolutely love the richness to the inspiration photo and wanted to give this design a similar feel with deep colouring, woodgrain and warmth.  I began with Flourishes Winter Blossoms set that had been cut with the Silhouette cut file that goes with this set on Flourishes Classic White card stock.  Then I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with some beautiful shades of Copic Markers.  I know it’s not realistic to have teal blossoms and brown berries, but that’s where the inspiration photo led me!  I embossed a woodgrain pattern into the deep brown of the Rich Browns Color Made Easy Cardstock to match the woodgrain in the inspiration photo, inked some of the smaller blossoms from the set in Memento Teal Zeal ink on the Emerald Coast Fishtail banner and added some  texty designer paper from Echo Park - Reflections Christmas.  

Embellishments include some pretty sequins, some silver metallic string inspired by the silver spoon in the photo and some seambinding in rich brown and emerald coast collections from the store.  

So come on and jump in on the challenge with us here’s…..

  • Simply create a card or project inspired by the photo above.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday November 15 at 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit 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 FLLCNOV13
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday November 16th, 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 November 13th when our delicious November Sneak Peeks start! Enjoy the inspiration and creating! And now for some wonderful Grab a Cup Inspiration, the Design Team has some beauties to show off to you:


frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful card Christine.

Angelica Schmidt said...

Such gorgeous colors and coloring! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving such a sweet comment on my card! Have a Blessed day!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

SO pretty, Christine! I love the deep rich colors!

KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooowow what a stunning card and gorgous colours Christine.

gr karin

Barbara said...

Beautiful card you've created Christine, you've captured the feel from your inspiration photo beautifully.

Marisa said...

Looooove teal/turquoise with brown and your flower cluster is gorgeous!

Petti said...

OMG it is totally fabulous card!

TLady said...

WOW CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the BLUES & BROWNS TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!:) Your card has MANY INTERESTING ELEMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)GORGEOUS, AS USUAL!!!!!!!!!!(Don't expect anything less from such a TALENTED LADY!) :P

Donna Phelan said...

PERFECT colors and coloring! I could smell a coffee shoppe all day long as well.....AND drink it all day long too! mmmmmm

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love how you colored the flowers!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty Christine! I like the blossoms in the blue shades, great sketch and colors. Just so pretty all around.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Oh Christine, this is just stunning! I love the intense colours and the beautifully colouring. You have certainly captured the feel of the inspiration photo. Love it!

Jean Bullock said...

How absolutely beautiful! Love the stamp you chose and the coloring is remarkable.

Allison Cope said...

Ooooo.. so rich and lush Christine! Love that you used the colours from the photo - they're so inspiring! So luvin' all your layers and details!

Heather Jensen said...

I almost used this image too! ;)

I love your pretty blue flowers and perfectly matching patterned papers. :)

Marlena M. said...

STUNNING colors and design Christine~

Silke Ledlow said... the rich colors Christine!