Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Flip It Sketch Challenge!

Snowy Greetings from up North!  It’s white and fluffy in my neck of the woods, so it’s feeling very Christmas-like here.  Welcome to the kick-off of our December release! Today two of the Flourishes Design Teams are ushering in a challenge and YOU could walk away winning all of our new sets for December! Here’s how to get in on the fun. All you need to do is play in the…..Flip it Sketch Challenge!


We have two great sketches for you to choose from and I chose to work with the more horizontal sketch for this design, making a card for one of the girls in our High School group that I just baptized last week.  It was so special!  

What I love about these sketches is the slightly wonky angles.  I think it really adds interest for the eye to follow along.  

I started with a couple of sets from the beautiful Flourishes Blossom Collection, Letters in Blossom and Summer Blossoms.  I began by stamping the various smaller blossoms from the Summer Blossoms set onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I also die cut a smaller shape from the Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames Die for the pretty letter, adding a little bough of flowers popped up from the Summer Blossoms set to work with the sketch.  I picked some colours I knew she’d like as her favourite color is blue, and I coloured up all the elements with Copics.  

To make the layers of the sketch work I used our Color Made Easy - True Blue Collection of cardstock, adding some soft white lace, blue seambinding, enamel dots and the light stamping of the Sending Love sentiment in Summer Sky Memento ink.  To differentiate between the blue layers of cardstock I did add a little embossing to the darker blue layer.  

I love how pretty and feminine it turned out!  And so personalized too, which I think is special.  

Next week we’ll be bringing you our December edition of new Flourishes Stamps, that you’ll love!  Because we know you want a chance to win these great sets,  We have two fantastic angled sketches for you to play with.  All you need to do is pick one of them and create!   Play in the challenge and you could win our whole December Release!

  • Simply create a card or project inspired by either of the sketches.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday December 13 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 FLLCDEC13A or FLLCDEC13B
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post here on the Flourishes blog on Saturday December 14th, 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 December 11th when our lovely December Sneak Peeks start! Enjoy the inspiration and creating! And now for some wonderful Sketchy Inspiration, our Design Teams have some great angles to show off to you:


Leslie Miller said...

So pretty, Christine! Love how you turned those Summer Blossoms into beautiful designer paper. Lots of coloring. Great sketch, but you really made it special!

TLady said...

I WONDERED WHEN you would post these sketches!!! LOL SOMEBODY posted them EARLY yesterday!!! hee-hee!!! :) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your card Christine!!!!!!!!:) That was MY THOUGHT, to stamp a pattern on one of the layers! ;) LOOOOOOOOOVE that die too---still in Santa's bag for me! :) LOVE what you've done with this set!!! :) One of those sets on my NEXT LIST! ;)

BJ Searcy said...

Love this wonky card, it is beautiful, love the colors,blue is my favorite color also. The way you put the "bling" in the corner is very interesting.

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely stunning Christine! I just got the alphabet stamp set the other day and your card inspires me to pull it out and create away! Stunning details and colouring. Great use of the sketch!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful Christine.

gr karin

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful card, GORGEOUS colors!

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is gorgeous Christine! Love the asymmetry of this sketch. Love your beautifully stamped and coloured flowers.

Marsha J Reed said...

Wow! I love the blues. Very pretty!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Vibrant and fresh! I love the flowers on the background and awesome colors.

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, it makes for a gorgeous background and lovely monogram!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - LOVE how you colored the flowers!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Mmm...this is so YUMMY, Christine! Love the colors you chose, and the perfectly colored flowers. Absolutely fabulous, dahling!

Cheryl said...

Christine, this is just beautiful, and what a thoughtful way to remember the special occasion! It took me a sec to realize that you colored the background as well as the monogram layer. Wow! I love the strip of ribbon and bit of lace you added, too, and the random dots balance out the card perfectly.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Beautiful Christine!! Love your rich, detailed coloring!! And the background is just stunning!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful Christine! ~S~