Thursday, January 2, 2014

Friday and a Becky Fleck Sketch

Happy first Friday in 2014!! We want to extend our best wishes to each of you for the New Year! Since this is the Friday before Flourishes new release, you are probably wondering where our Pre-Release Challenge is? Well, we decided to let the Friends of Flourishes gals run this month's challenge! Be sure to tune in next Tuesday and play along with the Release Week Timeless Tuesday Challenge! We'll have three winners that week for the FULL release! Play along as many times as you want for multiple chances to win!

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Now for some fun today, the Flourishes Senior Design Team has a bit of beautiful variety to show off. Some of the team got to play with Becky Fleck’s new round of January Sketches at PageMaps (sketches available Saturday) and others on the team are going to surprise you with some of their own creativity.


I’ve used two beautiful Flourishes sets to create a card my kids gave to my Dad for his Birthday - Antique Map and A Guiding Light.   I thought the smaller images from the sets like the compass from the map set and the little lighthouse would work perfectly on these postage sized pieces stamped onto Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock.  I coloured these with  Emerald Coast Copic Collection as well as the Fuschia Collection of markers.  

On the notebook style background layer of Color Made Easy - Emerald Coast cardstock, I used Memento Teal Zeal ink, Ranger Distress inks in Tea Stain and Vintage Photo to “age” the layer.  Then White Craft ink to give the “picket fence” in the background a white wash. This was made with Classic Kraft cardstock that had been put through a woodgrain embossing folder .  I layered the paper to look like an older run-down fence.  


A few finishing details include Ivory Jute Twine, Enamel Dots, and an old photo corner brad I had in my collection of stuff!

Here’s how my pretty sketch looked:


Join these lovely ladies for some fabulous inspiration to kick-off your New Year!

10 comments:

TLady said...

VERY NICE CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!! :) THIS looks DIFFERENT from your USUAL STYLE!! I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!:) I think YOUR DAD WILL TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, I love how you used the smaller images, I always have a hard time thinking of how to use them in my cards, great inspiration!

Donna Phelan said...

Love the sets you chose. Brilliant!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wow... OH I LOVE LOVE what you did with this sketch. Your little postage stamp images is so cool, I have to try that Christine. Beautiful card and I am sure he will LOVE it.

Allison Cope said...

Oooo... I LOVE your card Christine! I love how you used the map image. Cool distressing and great colouring!

Frances Krug said...

I love the colors and the theme.

Leslie Miller said...

Another of your excellent masculine cards! I hardly recognized the stamps you used, but, of course, I do have them. Love how you cut the images smaller for a collage-like effect. Great job, Christine!

Heather Jensen said...

This looks amazing, Christine! I love what you have done and how you used this set. You always have such creative ideas.

LOVE your new blog design. I am looking to update mine very soon as well. :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a wonderful collage of images Christine!! Love your coloring...as usual. And your white distressing really adds a perfect punch!! Gorgeous!

Julie Koerber said...

What an amazing and well thought out creation Christine! I am digging all the texture you added -- just a gorgeous card!