Thursday, June 6, 2013

Flourishes June Release Challenge!!

June is such a beautiful month!  At least in my neck of the woods it's full of green, and blooming outdoor colors and textures.  In just a few short days we'll be unveiling a new round of stamps at Flourishes inspired by the outdoors.  We're really excited to show them to you.  So today,  we're challenging you to be inspired by the TEXTURES of Nature!

HOW TO PLAY:  Create something with an outdoorsy texture in mind - or use an element from nature as part of your design.  It could be the texture in an embossing folder that has woodgrain, leaves or vines, it could be a leaf rubbing behind your image, something glossy like rain or shiny like a berry.  The interpretation is up to you!  If you play along with us, you could win Flourishes entire June Stamp Release!  If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCJUN13.  You can enter as many times as you like, but we want you to know if you use your Flourishes stamps, your entry counts twice!  You have until Friday June 14, 2013 at 5 PM EST to enter.  Just be sure to enter your creation below using our InLinkz Widgit.  Enjoy exploring those nature textures!

I was inspired by the soft textures of baby chicks so I pulled out my Easter Wishes stamp set.

I stamped my Easter Wishes out on Classic White cardstock in Versafine Black Onyx ink on top of a Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames diecut. Then I colored my image in with Copics and mounted it on popdots on top of a Spellbinder die shape, which I matted some cardstock from the Color Made Easy in Rich Browns, behind it. I added some yellow flocking to my chick image for my texture and then used some Color Made Easy ribbon from the Sunflower collection in Antique Gold, a black button and some Metallic Silver String cording tied to a Tailor Made Classic Tag die with my sentiment from Easter Wishes, as my finishing touch.

How would you like to be inspired by our Senior Design Team before you get started?

Hop on over to:

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

  • And be sure to welcome our NEWEST Senior Design Team Member - Tosha Leyendekker
  • !!  See more about her HERE. We're so excited to have her with us!

         Simply create a card using any textures from nature, or inspired by nature!

  • Entries need to be in by Friday June 14th, 5 PM EST

  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice

  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit to be counted

  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post

  • Please DO NOT combine challenges.  Only those entries that don't combine will be in the running

  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCJUN13

  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner's Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday June 15th, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!

  • Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create!  We'll see you here on TUESDAY June 11th when Sneak Peeks start!


    1. Darling!! Your chick does look so soft and sweet, and I love the diecut background!

    2. Awwww such a very sweet chicky! And I love the elegant simplicity of your design, as well as the piercings - they pack a wallup of a punch!

    3. Super cute Amanda! I love the colouring of our little fuzzy chick! Gorgeous!!

    4. aaa flocking on a chick...SO cute! Adorable design Amanda

    5. WOW!!!!!!!!!! SO CUTE!!!!! AND that background die is GORGEOUS with this!!!!!! :)

    6. This is darling Amanda, your little furry chick is too cute.

    7. So cute Amanda! I love the way you colored up that darling chick and the splashes of black really add a bit of drama -- pretty!

    8. This is so darn cute! I like how you added some flock for texture. :)

    9. I agree...this is very cute! Love the background die :) !!! Hugs ~S~

    10. Adorable and the yellow flock is a perfect addition!!

    11. Chick! Chick! Beautie! great take on the card!
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    12. so sweet and pretty! Love it!

    13. Super pretty card and I love how you got the inspiration! I love the black and yellow combo and the beautiful background!


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