Monday, November 26, 2012

Timeless Tuesday: Silver or Gold

Good morning Flourishes friends! Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? Are you ready for Christmas? It's right around the corner and to get ready for it, our hostess Cindy is challenging us to create a card with : Silver or Gold! 

I love to decorate with both colors for Christmas, but I decided to use Gold, for my card color focus.

I used Flourishes "Poinsettia and Pine" image with Flourishes "Paperwhites" sentiment, stamped onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock in gold ink. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the Poinsettia and Pine cut file shape, that I stamped on to and popped up on pop dots. Then I used a punch with a few diecuts, ribbon, a paper doily, and a metallic gold design paper to create and finish my card.

Karen Wallace November's Guest Designer

Monday, November 19, 2012

Timeless Tuesday : Happy Challenge

Good morning fellow Flourishes friends!! Are you ready for another fun challenge? This week our hostess is Broni and she is challenging us to create a: Happy Card! 

I really love this challenge, because there are so many ways to interpret it! So I decided to create a card that shows what I love and what makes me happy. Our family loves to travel and I have been to much of Italy, also visiting Florence where the colors of the landscape are absolutely stunning and fabulous! I hope my card reflects the feel of the culture and my love of all things Italian. 

I used Flourishes new "Dreaming of Florence" stamp that I stamped onto watercolor paper, then colored in with Letraset Aqua Markers.

Grazie per la visita e buona giornata! 
(Thank you for visiting and have a nice day!)

Karen Wallace - November's Guest Designer

Monday, November 12, 2012

Timeless Tuesday : Go Natural

Good morning Flourishes Friends! It's Release Week again at Flourishes and they have a fun challenge and a Release Week sneak peak of the new "Inside and Out Just Because" set! The Flourishes Senior Design Team will be joining us this week, which is a real treat!

First of all, do you want to see a quick peak of the new set? Here it is!

Isn't it pretty? I know I'll be using it for everyone of those Just Because cards I always seem to need. 

This weeks hostess is Denise, and she has challenged us to: Create A Natural Card from her inspiration challenge photo. 

I love the soft cream hues of the photo, so I pulled out my new creamy canvas paper a nice texture and versatility.

I used Flourishes "Inside and Out Just Because" stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on top of canvas paper. I stitched around the canvas paper then added a square lace applique, some crochet & paper flowers, ribbon and a pearl strand. I placed that on top of some kraft paper and added a punched border to finish. 

Please visit the rest of the teams to gather more Flourishes Timeless Tuesday "Natural" inspirations!

Thank you for visiting and please have a great day! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Silhouette Images

Good morning Flourishes friends! It's time for another challenging Timeless Tuesday! This week Maki is our hostess and she is challenging us to : Use a Silhouette Image!!

I love the silhouette images but for as much as I love them, I can't decide on what paper I can show them off better! So when I found some canvas paper in my local scrapbooking store, I knew it was perfect for this challenge!

I used Flourishes "Father's Day" sentiment and image, stamped in Memento "Tuxedo Black" onto the Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole die. I stitched around the canvas paper then added a square lace applique, crocheted flower and a metal button that I added to the middle of it. To finish off the card I added a ribbon and some black rhinestone bling from Flourishes "Viola" 123 Create Kit.
I really love this card stamped on canvas paper, and everything all neutral colored so much so that next weeks card I stamped on the canvas paper, too.

Please visit the rest of the team to gather more Flourishes Timeless Tuesday "Fall Off The Page" inspirations!

Karen Wallace - November's Guest Designer

Thank you for visiting and please have a great day!