Saturday, February 4, 2012

Flourishes Release Week Challenge

I'm back after a long absence from scrapping and blogging, and boy did I miss it!
I'm just in time for Flourishes Release Week challenge. This challenge is a :

We need to use Black & White plus 1 extra color. I decided to use Yellow as my extra pop of color because I love the Black & Yellow color combination.

I used a Flourishes set I had forgotten I had: "Sweet Peas". I colored them in with my Tombow markers: 025, 026, 090, 991 and Distress Ink "Peeled Paint". I cut it all out with my craft knife and popped it up on popdots, then used a Clear Glitter Gel Pen to highlight certain areas on the flowers. I used Creative Imaginations paper and Flourishes "Classic Ivory" Cardstock paper behind the flowers. The Spellbinders "Labels One" is used to frame the flowers.

As you can see on my last post date it was before Christmas. My family and I had decided to spend all of Christmas break together and to try not to use our computers, but to just enjoy our family time together :) It was different not making cards and blogging, at first, but then I got used to it and enjoyed our vacation time. Then at the end of Christmas break, someone introduced me to "Pinterest" and I was hooked!! This year our whole family is going to go all handmade, no matter what, and if we need anything we can't make, it has to be from a Garage Sale, Second Hand Shops or from Craig's List. So Pinterest is a Gold Mine of ideas for me :)
Just when I was going to jump back into crafting and making cards, one of our immediate family members domestic partner passed away unexpectedly. It was such a shock to all of our families. My heart goes out to them and I am just broken hearted about it. Please pray for that situation, everything's been so overwhelming on my family member. It just makes understanding the "why" so hard.

Thank you for visiting and Happy (very) Belated New Year :)


  1. This is gorgeous Amanda! I can't believe you cut out that image-it's perfect! Your coloring is just beautiful too! Love your gifting idea for this year-way to go! Sorry about the unexpected loss too, that's so hard. Be strong! So glad to have you back and playing along!

  2. Amanda, it's good to have your back. I missed your amazing creations. This card looks amazing. your coloring is gorgeous!
    I am glad you had a good time during your computer free family time. I am sorry to hear about the loss in your family! Hugs!

  3. This is gorgeous Amanda.. What a great idea to go computerless..I am not sure we could survive. Sorry for you loss. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes. I am loving Pinterest too.


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