Saturday, December 1, 2012


Do you ever crave inspiration and look to sketches for help?  Some of the ladies from the Flourishes Design Teams and Becky Fleck of PageMaps are teaming up to give you some inspiration! Becky always has the best sketches! Every time I am in a rut with my cards, I pull out one of her sketches and it always gets my creative juices going!

For more info on the cards and sketches you can visit the PageMaps website here: PageMaps

Here is the sketch that Becky sent to use for my inspiration.

I love this sketch and I had many ideas, but I decided to create a card with a large stamped area, like a picture window. I made my card into a 5x7 size so I could fit my multiple stamped images in to create my scene.

I chose to use Flourishes "Field of Poppies" that I masked off and stamped multiple images of it onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock. I colored the flowers in with Copic markers then dry embossed a line around the whole image. I sponged in some clouds with "Tumbled Glass" Distress Ink, then I framed the whole card with Color Made Easy "Poppy" cardstock. Flourishes "Basque Red" ribbon from Color Made Easy was added with a sentiment from "Tiny Flowers and Tags" on the Tailor-Made Classic Tags die. Under the Basque Red ribbon is one of the Flourishes new "Perfectly Pierced Window Die" that I placed "Ivory Scalloped Guipure" lace under with a Zva "Corner Rhinestones" on top of it.
Here are the Copic Collections that I used to color the poppies:

Just one more thing before you go, the Gamblers sale at Flourishes is now up to 35% off on the Sale Page! This means all the items on our Sale Page are marked down to 35% off retail! I've seen the Sale Page and there are some Crazy Good deals! Items do sell quickly, so don't miss out!

Please visit the rest of these Flourishes designers to see their sketches and creations, for some extra inspiration!

Julie Koerber
Cindy Lawrence
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Ally Cope
Broni Holcombe
Heather Jensen
Christine Okken
Cindy Haffner

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


  1. Wow this is great, I love the colors and the poppies are perfect for this.

  2. Love your card! The clouds behind wind blown poppies, the flourish of bling and the it all!
    Thank you for sharing and the great inspiration! :)

  3. So pretty Amanda. I love the Poppy background and beautiful lace trim. :)


  4. WOW!!!! Your coloring on this Amanda is amazing - LOVE the way you made the poppies a background - super stunning!

  5. Oooh, Amanda, this is STUNNING! I can almost see the poppies blowing in the wind...gorgeous!

  6. Gorgeous card, Amanda! Love the poppies and the lace! Have a great weekend! Hugs

  7. I've always loved these poppies! And they are perfectly paired with that pretty blue sky!

  8. Super PRETTY Amanda I love those poppies!!~

  9. Oh my WOW, Amanda! Those poppies are AMAZING! Stunning card, girlfriend!

  10. Good golly! I just love your field of poppies Amanda! Gorgeous back ground colouring too! Fabulous use of the sketch!


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