Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flourishes Release Week - Noontime Challenge #1


Hi all, and welcome to our first noontime challenge for the July release at Flourishes! It's one where -- if you play along -- you could win Flourishes' entire release for July! Pretty exciting, right? So, let's get to the action!



HOW TO PLAY: See this sketch above? All you need to do is make a card or creation by using this as your inspiration and link it up over at the Flourishes blog, and you’ll be in the running! It’s just that easy! With four stamp sets on the line, what are you waiting for?
We want to thank Barbara Anders for coming up with this beautiful sketch! You can see her adorable creation on her blog today!
THE RULES:
  • Entries need to be in by Friday, July 15th by 5 PM EST
  • Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entries.
  • 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! While we love challenge chasers, we want to give those that follow the rules a chance at a prize valued at more than $60!
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCJUL01.
And here is my creation using the sketch! The Bee My Honey stamp set is ADORABLE, BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING! You will LOVE it! It's wonderful for summer, but also has TONS of possibilities for use again at Valentine's Day! Can you image how cute the bee hive would look in pink? LOL

For my card, I broke out the "Hattie" line of Stella & Rose papers from My Mind's Eye... I can't believe this is the first time I cut into this beautiful paper! Obviously with the bee hive image, the oval just didn't work for me, so I used my Labels 1 Nestabilities to cut out the image, framing it with another die-cut in black. My card is accented with some black twill ribbon (thanks Bar!), some black KaiserCraft pearls, and the sentiment was stamped on a flag from the Nestabilities Nested Pennants dies. My image is colored with Copic markers on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock.

Inside the card, I stamped the new Honeycomb stamp on the left in Pumice Stone distress ink, then accented with more papers and a scalloped border, and added another sentiment and a bee from the Bee My Honey stamp set.


Need a little more inspiration? Check out these fine ladies' creations to get those creative juices flowing! All of our sketch designers are showing off our new set Bee My Honey!
Don't forget to make your challenge entry county by linking up below using our Inklinkz Widget on the Flourishes blog!
Thanks for buzzing by today.... happy stamping, and good luck!


21 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Tammy!!~

Allison Cope said...

Beautiful card Tammy! Love the colours you used!

Julie Koerber said...

You know what lady? You and your coloring blow me away time and time again. This layout while clean has so much depth because of what you do with those markers! :-)

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! Truly creative inspiration!

Karen W said...

Pretty colors, I love it!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous and creative! The sponging and shading around your new, super image is just perfect.

Cindy Lawrence said...

GORGEOUS, Tammy! The shading and black accents give this such an incredible richness! ...and your coloring?! Oh my word, it's BEAUTIFUL!

Pauline said...

Beautiful Tammy!

Betty Wright said...

Tammy, this is wonderful! Beautiful colors and amazing coloring! Awesome!

Leslie Miller said...

I've had such a great time seeing everyone's cards with this darling set! Looks like we're all loving the bee skep, especially, but all the stamps in the set are awesome. You've done an amazing job with your coloring, Tammy!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun set. Love your coloring and choice of colors.

Jodi said...

Really love your card. The colors are so pretty. Thank you for showing the inside of the card also. I find it so difficult to figure out how to finish the inside to live up to the beautiful front of the card. You ladies have inspired me. I'm going to give this challenge a try for my first one ever!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Tammy. Love the papers and your coloring is stunning. :0)

Anonymous said...

Tammy, liking that honeycomb interior touch of classy graphic on the card's inside base. Always one to have a touch of something stamped on each surface before a card is okay ready, I appreciated your flair and fashion blending all the elements for a most sweet card! Now, if only I could locate some more honey straws to gift a diabetic who stashes the straws in a walker tote pocket for those emergency blood sugar highs/lows lifts. huh?!! yes, another mission to challenge. Thanks for sharing your talents, Tammy.
Keep Looking UP!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is beautiful! Love it!!

Marlena M. said...

Wow, you even did the inside! Beautiful card! ;)

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful card and colors Tammy! Your coloring is just breathtaking! Wow!!

Ida said...

Fabulous and Beautiful!

wendyp said...

love this stamp set!!! And I know I"ve told you before but WOW, your coloring is amazing! Gorgeous!! have a happy weekend!

Shannon White said...

Wow! This is really Beautiful Tammy!.. Love the Wonderful dp's you used too. And you coloring is Fabulous, as always.

Hugs
Shannon

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty! Great colors! I love the black mat peeking out under the main image!