Thursday, April 4, 2013

Flourishes Release Week Challenge: Summer Lovin'!

Ahhhh..... summer will be here before we know it and... that means longer days, hotter nights, sitting under the stars and soaking up the nice weather. We know the grass is just starting to green up and spring flowers haven't even really begun to see their full glory -- but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate those warmer days ahead! We're getting in the spirit of outdoor fun now and if you play along with us, you could win Flourishes' entire April release! All you need to do is play in the...

Summer Lovin Challenge

HOW TO PLAY: To join us in this challenge, all you need to do is be inspired by this beautiful color palette above OR create with summer in mind! This one can be loosely interpreted -- bottom line, we just want to see the fun things you create! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCAPR13.  Enter as many times as you like, but know that if you use Flourishes stamps, your entry counts twice! You have until April 12, at 5PM EST to enter. Just make sure you link your creation up below using our Inlinkz widget. As we said, winner gets our full April Release. So get those fingers inky!

I love so many things about summer, but I've always loved to travel, so I pulled out my Dreaming of Florence set.

I stamped Dreaming of Florence out on watercolor paper and colored it in with Letraset Aqua Markers, then matted it with Color Made Easy Rich Brown cardstock, then tucked some Chocolate Laurel Venise Lace underneath. I wrapped some Ivory Jute Twine around the matted image, then added IvoryEmerald Coast, and True Blue buttons from the Color Made Easy line.

The OFFICIAL Rules…..
 Simply create a card and be inspired by the photo above or by... SUMMER!
 Entries need to be in by Friday, April 12th at 5 PM EST.
 Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entry.
 You must link your creation on this post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify.
 You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post.
 Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those that don’t combine will be in the running.
 If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCAPR13
 We’ll announce the winners Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post  on Saturday, April 13th, so check back then to see if you’re one of the lucky winners!

If you need a little inspiration, it’s never far away with our design team’s creations! Hop on over and see…

Amanda Havon
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


  1. So pretty, wouldn't it be fun to spend time there!!

  2. Great card Amanda! Love the rich green fields against the rustic background.

  3. Beautiful coloring Amanda and I love the rustic layout as well. Your image just POPS! :-)

  4. Amanda, your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! It is PERFECTLY FRAMED!!!!!! :)I could hang it in my home & it would look LOVELY!!!!!!!! :)

  5. This is lovely and oh I wish I could travel there myself. The woodgrain paper is a great matching iwth the image. Very pretty Amanda.

  6. How lovely..Beautiful scene.

  7. What a gorgeous card, Amanda! I love the woodgrain paper and the lace and the coloring and the buttons!! It's a joy to look at!


  8. Beautiful Amanda! I love the wood grain background and pretty black lace trim. :)

  9. Gorgeous summer creation Amanda! Love the warm feel of your Italian landscape - definitely looks like summer. Wonderful card!

  10. Beautiful card Amanda! Love the weathered board background!

  11. This is beautiful, Amanda!! Love that gorgeous landscape which you colored perfectly, I might add and the wood bg is awesome! :) I am so sorry I am so late seeing this....for some reason even though I am following you, none of your posts are showing up on my dashboard....? Help, oh wise one on blogs....

  12. Such a pretty summer scene! I love the DP and clean look.

  13. Now that would be an amazing summer destination! Love the rich Italian scene Amanda!


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