Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2-4-6-8-Help Flourishes Celebrate - A Banner Day Challenge

The final 2-4-6-8 challenge at Flourishes is 'A Banner Day Challenge'. Use a banner or pennant embellishment on your card. I needed a masculine birthday card so I chose the stamp set 'Bike Ride' for my card today, love this set. I also realized that I am severely lacking in more masculine images for my cards, will have to correct that. I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #166 found here.

Supplies - Card size is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"

Paper - DP - Victory, Lucky (CTMH), Navy CS (Bazzill), Indian Corn Blue CS (CTMH), Neena Classic Crest Solar White (for image)
Stamps - Bike Ride, Tag Lines (Flourishes), Blue Ribbon (CTMH)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand & Outdoor Denim (CTMH), Copics - B91, B95, B97, C1, C3, C5, C7, E21, E27, E29, E41, E43, E44, YG93, YG95, YG97, Black, 0
Accessories - Buttons, Tan Hemp (CTMH)
Other - Classic Circles Lg & Sm (Spellbinders), embossing folder (ProvoCraft), liquid glass, 3D foam

Monday, August 27, 2012

2-4-6-8-Help Flourishes Celebrate - Celebrate Colour Challenge

For the Celebrate Colour Challenge at Flourishes I decided to make a one layer bridal shower card. I don't often make single layer cards, not sure why, they can work up pretty quickly. I used the sketch 'Freshly Made Sketches #49'.

I masked off a 1-1/4" strip across my card using post-it notes. I then sponged on ink in the four colours of this challenge. Stamped the umbrella images in Versa Mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. A few score lines and a bit of baker's twine and it's done.

Supplies - Card size is A2

Paper - White Daisy CS (CTMH)
Stamps - April Showers, Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Blush, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue ink (CTMH), Versa Mark & White embossing powder
Accessories - Baker's Twine (May Arts), Bitty Bud (CTMH)
Other - corner rounder, score board & stylus (MS), post-it notes, heat gun

Sunday, August 26, 2012

2-4-6-8-Help Flourishes Celebrate - Sprinkles On Top Challenge

For the Sprinkles On Top Challenge, simply sprinkle something (beads, glitter etc.) on your card. I created a card today using Flourishes 'Gerber Daisy' stamp set. I sprinkled black seed beads on the centers of the flowers. I used Retro Sketch #26 for my card layout.

Supplies - Card size is A2

Paper - DP - Wings (CTMH), Sunny Yellow CS (CTMH), Black CS (Bazzill), Neena Classic Crest Solar White (for image)
Stamps - Gerber Daisies, Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics - Y02, Y08, Y17, YG93, YG95, YG97
Accessories - Black Seed Beads, Green Scallop Edge Organdy (May Arts), Black plaid ribbon (CTMH), black pearl (Kaiserkraft)
Other - Labels 4 large and small (Spellbinders), Argyle embossing folder (Darice), liquid glass, 3D foam

2-4-6-8-Help Flourishes Celebrate - Sweet Celebration Challenge

To help celebrate it's 5th Birthday, Flourishes is hosting a number of challenges this month. For this Sweet Celebration Challenge the focal image or sentiment should be sweet. I can't think of anything sweeter than a new baby, so I created a baby card for this challenge using Flourishes stamp set 'Hello Baby'.

Supplies: Standard A2 size

Paper - DP - my scrap bin, White Daisy CS (CTMH)
Stamps - Hello Baby (Flourishes), Solos S (CTMH)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics - R81, R83, C1
Accessories - pleated satin ribbon (May Arts), 5/8" white organdy ribbon, crystal flower (CTMH), lace (fabric store)
Other - Classic Ovals Small, Floral Ovals (Spellbinders), Heart embossing folder (Provocraft), 3D foam

Friday, August 10, 2012

Stamping on Canvas

Wednesday's Noon Time Challenge at Flourishes was to create a card with texture and Thursday's challenge at CASE Study was to think "Outside of the Box", or in other words try something new. I have been wanting to try stamping and colouring on canvas for a while so I thought that would be perfect to satisfy both of these challenges. I purchased some canvas from my local fabric store, stamped one of my all time favourite images from 'Hydrangea' using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it in with copics. After fraying the edges I sewed the piece of canvas to cardstock to give it some stability. I added more texture with some crocheted ribbon, seam binding ribbon, sewing and an embossed piece of cardstock that I tucked behind the canvas image.

Tip - Just a note about working with canvas. I wanted my final piece to be square with frayed edges. If you have worked with fabric before you know that sometimes the warp and weft of the fabric isn't always straight. So, before you stamp your image take the opposite diagonal corners of your fabric and pull on your fabric along the diagonal (repeat with opposite corners) until the threads run straight up and down and across. Hope that makes sense.

Had a tough time getting a good picture today, very overcast. This card is so pretty in real life.

Supplies - 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Paper - Green print - Avonlea, Avonlea Off White CS (CTMH), Yellow stripe (scrap bin), Green CS (Bazzill), canvas (fabric store)
Stamps - Hydrangea, Botanical Bookplates Vol. 2 (Flourishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics - B91, B97, BG75, E31, E44, YG93, YG95, YG97, Indian Corn Blue reinker (CTMH)
Accessories - Round Studs (CTMH), Antique brad (SU), crochet lace (Kaiserkraft), 1/2" seam binding (MayArts)
Other - Labels 4 (Spellbinders). embossing folder (Provocraft), sewing thread, 3D foam

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Timeless Tuesday #181

It's release week at Flourishes and with it comes lots of opportunities to win some of their new stamp sets. Yesterday's Timeless Tuesday challenge is a sketch challenge. Here is my take on it using Flourishes 'Botanical Bookplates Vol 2'. This is my first time using this set, just love the pansies. When I was young I remember all of the different coloured pansies my father grew in his greenhouse. They are such a happy little flower with an almost unlimited range of colours. I chose to colour blue pansies today, one of my favourite.

Supplies - Standard A2 size

Paper - Sophia, White Daisy & Pear CS (CTMH), Neena Classic Crest Solar White (for image)
Stamps - Botanical Bookplate Vol 2, Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics - B24, B29, B32, YG13, YG17, YG67, Black
Accessories - Sparkles, Sparkle Flourish (CTMH), 1" Satin Ribbon (fabric store)
Other - Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Small & Large Circles, Labels 4 (Spellbinders), Corner punch (SU), Bow Easy, 3D foam

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Flourishes!

Flourishes is celebrating it's 5th Birthday and to celebrate they are giving everyone an opportunity to win their August release simply by creating a birthday creation. I made this birthday card using classic resist technique. Just stamp with Versamark on glossy cardstock, when dry rub ink over the image, rub off the excess and polish with a cloth, easy peasy.

Supplies - Card size is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"

Paper - Dotty For You, White Daisy CS, Glossy White CS (CTMH)
Stamps - Gerber Daisy (Flourishes), It's a Party (D1497 CTMH)
Ink - Versa Mark, Black Staz On, Dutch Blue (CTMH)
Accessories - 1 1/2" striped ribbon (May Arts), Rhinestones (Shabby Chic), Button, White Baker's Twine (CMTH)
Other - Dots Embossing folder (Provo Craft), Large Circles, Lacey Circles (Spellbinders), 3D foam

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Timeless Tuesday #180 - CASE a DT

Good morning everyone. Yesterday I finally spent some time in my craft room and was able to create a card for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge . This week's challenge is to CASE a card in the Design Team gallery. This was a difficult challenge in that there are so many beautiful cards to choose from it was hard to select just one. I finally decided on ***this beautiful card*** by Dawn Burnworth.

Here is my card

I love the vintage feel of Dawn's card. My card ended up with a slightly different feel than the one I had pictured in my head, but I do love how it turned out. I stamped the beautiful hydrangea image with black Staz On on regular cardstock and coloured it in lightly with my water brush. I used Rangers Antique linen for the stems and leaves and a very light touch on the outsides of the blossoms. Then I touched the center of each blossom with Pansy Purple again using my water brush.

Supplies - card size 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Paper - DP- First Edition, Black CS (SU), Colonial White CS (CTMH)
Stamps - Hydrangea (Flourishes), Dreams Come True (CTMH)
Ink - Jet Black Staz On (Tsukineko), Antique Linen (Ranger), Pansy Purple (CTMH)
Accessories - 1 1/2" Black silk ribbon (May Arts), B&W check ribbon, bitty opaques, Heirloom Assortment (CTMH), paper doily
Other - Labels Two (Spellbinders), Water brush (CTMH)