Monday, January 28, 2013

Timeless Tuesday: Vintage Card

Good morning and happy Tuesday, Flourishes friends! It's time for another Timeless Tuesday and this week I am challenging you to create a: Vintage Card!

I love any and all things things vintage, especially cards, don't you? I love the soft colors, textures and designs, they just speak to me :)

I used Flourishes Lenten Rose that I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored in with Copics and fussy cut out. I matted my image with a paper doily that I sponged with Old Paper Distress Ink. Then I stitched around on my DP and matted it with Rich Brown CS, and added silk ribbon that I placed a Dresden Heirloom button over.
Here is the list of Copics that I used:

Please visit the rest of the Timeless Tuesday Team for more inspiration!

Lea Lawson - January's Guest Designer

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Timeless Tuesday #204

Good morning Flourishes Friends! Welcome back to another one of our great weekly challenges! This week, Cindy, our hostess, is challenging us to create a card with: 4 Brads/Pearls, a Circle, and a Fishtail Flag!

I love this card recipe idea! I was really inspired to go many directions, but in the end I decided to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) a card from Meredith MacRitchie. Meredith is from the Bring Back Beautiful design team, one of our sister teams here, in Flourishes. HERE is a link to her card with inspired me (it's the 4th picture down), and if you have a minute, take a look around her blog, she is truly creative!

Here is what I created, being inspired from Meredith's card.

I used Flourishes new "Just My Type" that I stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa onto Flourishes Classic Ivory CS, then I stamped some brackets on top and under the Just My Type sentiments from Flourishes "Sweet Violets". I used Teresa Collins "Now and Then" 6x6 stack that I distressed and matted with Rich Brown Color Made Easy CS. I cut a circle out of it using a scalloped circle die, and layered my sentiment and a paper doily over it. I used Color Made Easy's "Argentina" brown ribbon, Laurel Venise Champagne lace, Kraft Jute, Poppy Button, Crystal Trinket PinsVintage Kraft Fishtail Flag pin that I stamped Flourishes "Tiny Flowers & Tags" on it and added pearls as a finishing touch.

Please visit the rest of the Timeless Tuesday Team for more inspiration!

Lea Lawson - January's Guest Designer

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Timeless Tuesday: Poppy, Emerald & Rich Browns!

Good morning Flourishes Friends, it's Tuesday and we're back with another challenge for you. This week our hostess, Broni, is challenging us to: Use Poppy, Emerald and Rich Browns On Your Creations!
WOW! Ok, I have never used all of those colors all at once so this was a perfect challenge, for me!

Because these are some pretty bold colors I kept my card design very simple.

I used Flourishes "Flowers and Frames" stamp set stamped in Memento "Summer Sky" ink, to create my frame around the sentiment. The sentiment is from Flourishes "Mother's Words Of Wisdom" stamp set that I stamped in "Rhubarb Stalk" Memento ink. The blue and white DP is from Theresa Collins "Now & Then" paper pad, and layered with Flourishes Poppy, Emerald Coast and Rich Browns CS under it. I diecut a piece of vellum with a Spellbinders Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames die, and edged it with more Memento "Rhubarb Stalk"  ink and placed it under my sentiment and added some Color Made Easy "Basque Red" ribbon under it and added a flower to finish my card.

I have to say that I love this color combination and how they compliment each other so nicely! I may try another card with these colors again!
Please visit the rest of the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Team for more Poppy, Emerald & Brown creation inspirations!

Lea Lawson - January's Guest Designer

Thank you for visiting and have a great day! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Timeless Tuesday : Old and New!

Good morning Flourishes Friends! Are you ready to create? This week our hostess is Denise, and she is challenging us to make something: New!! You can use some new stamps, make a card with a happy new year sentiment, or take a card you've made in the past and make it new by recreating it with some changes/improvements. You can interpret the "new" theme however you wish! What a great challenge, I love it!

I decided to remake an old card for the "New" challenge, so I chose a card I made early last year. I had a computer virus last fall that deleted all of my pictures I've had for the last 10 years, so I apologize but all I have is a link to the card I chose. You can find it HERE.

I generally kept it the same, but used one of Flourishes new  December stamp releases and added a punched edge to freshen it all up, keeping with the new theme.

I used Flourishes "Winter Blossoms" that I stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento ink and colored in with Letraset Aqua Markers, fussy cut out with a craft knife and popped up on 3D popdots. I used Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock for my card base, then added some Laural Venise lace and May Arts Champagne ribbon to finish my card.

Please visit the rest of the Timeless Tuesday Team to gather more inspiration for this challenge!

Lea Lawson - January's Guest Designer

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!