Tuesday, September 8, 2009


It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesay Challenge(FTTC32)! This week Cindy Haffner is our challenge host. She is challenging us to a sketch she has designed. As far as sketches go, there is not much of an explanation necessary. You can turn it and modify the shapes to fit your size card, but in the end, it should still look like the sketch. Good Luck!!! We cannot wait to see what you create!

For my card I am using Flourishes Rejoice and Waterlilies sets. I am using Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock and Flourishes Copic Color Collection in Water, Sky, Daffodil and Cool Neutrals. My goal when I set out to make this card was to use a Flourishes Christmas set to make a non Christmas card. I have been really wanting to use this color combo for awhile. As soon as I saw this angel, I thought it would be so beautiful to color like I added color to a black and white photograph. I really love how soft and serene the angel looks.


For my soft embossed background I am using one of the new Spellbinders Impressibilities Flourish. I love how deep and rich the impression is with this very delicate template. In keeping with the sketch, I needed to find a sentiment that would work. I ended up using the one from the Waterlilies set. I used one of the new ornate Spellbinders fancy tags for my sentiment. I stenciled my sentiment with the aqua mist and a touch of the smokey shadow ink. Love that look.

I added a Spellbinders pinking nestabilities to the top corner and layered with a cuttlebug swiss dot folder for some added texture.


I used one of the images in the Rejoice set to stamp a background panel for the aqua mist horizontal panel. I used aqua mist ink and sponged the edges to blend the look.

I added some silver cord that I threaded through the ornate sentiment fancy tags, silver and cream pearls, and ivory satin ribbon to complete my ephemeral design. It does have an old kind of dreamy quality to it to me. I love how it turned out! Which is why this sentiment works for me.




Be sure to check out the other
Friends of Flourishes Blog Team Designers
to see what they created for you this week.
Cindy, Dee, and SilkeLink
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!




Stamps
Flourishes Rejoice, Waterlilies
Paper
smokey shadow, aqua mist, so saffron, Flourishes classic ivory cardstock
Ink
Aqua mist, smokey shadow, so saffron, ranger antique linen
Accessories
nestabilities, MS border punch, sponges, silver pearls, cream pearls, satin ribbon, silver cording, fancy tags, impressibilities, Flouirshes Copic color collection, cuttlebug ef, foam squares, glue dots




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Faith





I interupt this blog post with another card! This card is for today's color challenge(CC235)!!! Thanks, Emily for some wonderful colors. This card is also for the Flourishes Feel of Fall sketch challenge.

I am using Flourishes
Sweet Peas (for background) and Timeless Quotes for the sentiment. First, I stamped the large sweet pea image in old olive to create an outline background. I love this look and need to do it more often. I sponged ranger antique linen around the edges to soften. I layered two of the same EK Success border punches.

I used one of my new spellbinders impressabilities template. I now have two of these. WooHoo! One I used on the first card in this post and now I am using the Floral and Stone design. I love the deep impressions made with this delicate metal template.

I used a rectangle spellbinders and the swiss dot embossing folder. Next, I used a spellbinders label five shape to frame out the layered oval sentiment . All of the Flourishes classic ivory cardstock was sponged with ranger antique linen ink. (I must say that while this cardstock is fabulous for coloring with copic markers I am equally amazed at how beautifully it accepts sponge detailing on the edges. Wonderful product). The oval sentiment was stenciled. I added some ivory sheer ribbon to keep the colors soft and a layered flower with a halfback ivory pearl. I finishes with some gold pearl accents.


Stamps
Flourishes Sweet Peas and Timeless Quotes
Ink
Old Olive, eggplant envy, ranger antique linen
Paper
The paper company, black, Flourishes classic ivory, eggplant, old olive
Accessories
EK Success punch, nestabilities, organdy ribbon, layered primas, spellbinders impressibilities, foam squares, glue dots, sponges


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24 comments:

  1. Your card is really pretty. I always appreciate the hard work that goes into making cards. I just found your website, and I must say that I have really enjoyed your posts. Is there anyway that I can receive your posts when they come out?

    Thanks.
    Marthamh 2 at aol dot com

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  2. Gorgeous card, Betty. LOVE the color scheme!

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  3. Your card is beautiful. I love this sketch design and the colors you chose.

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  4. Super gorgeous - Betty!!! Love this angel image and it works perfectly with this sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

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  5. Betty your card is gorgeous, I love what you did with the sketch, BEAUTIFUL!

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  6. Wow Betty, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! You always have so many beautiful layers, embellishments and details in your creations...it's amazing!

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  7. This is just beautiful, Betty! Love the softness and the beautiful embossed background!

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  8. This is SOOOOOO STUNNING, Betty!! Wow Wow WOWW!! Love your colors and that awesome ribbon/cord treatment. FABO!!

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  9. WOW!!!! STUNNING!!! Fabulous colour combo, beautiful image and colouring, love the sentiment tag and that wonderful embossing!!! You have combined so many elements and they all work so beautifully together!!

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  10. this is wonderful-love the embossing and colors!

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  11. Wow!! I've never seen this set look so gorgeous!! I love the soft colors you used and man your coloring is just gorgeous!!

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  12. Wow!! I just love that angel and your colors!! What a divine card Betty!! I really need to order some Flourishes sets!!! Gorgeous girl!

    hugs,
    Chris

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  13. WOWZER!! Betty, this is just stunning!! Such a gorgeous image and your details are so amazing!! Beautiful take on the sketch!! HUGS

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  14. How gorgeous is this!!! Love the beautiful elegance of this image.

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  15. Im new to your blog, but this card is exquisite! I love the colors and how you utilized the nestabilities =)

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  16. Hi girlie! This is just STUNNING!!! Hugs,

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  17. Wow Betty! TWO beauties today!!! I KLOVE the ODBD one!!! You rocked the CC gf!!!! Oh my goodness... the layout, the punched edge, the beautiful layering and texture... and the bow! Wow!!! Love the first one too! I will try to play the sketch challenge this week! Looks great!

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  18. I love this Angel card Betty. So soft and Serene. Great use of the sketch.
    Hugs Michelle

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  19. Wow, they are both gorgeous cards and of course anything from Flourishes I love

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  20. My comment is just like everyone else's....gorgeous and beautiful. The silver cord on the angel card adds that special touch.

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  21. Betty these are both stunning!! The colors and layouts are both magnificent!!
    --Hugs Becca

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  22. I think you did a stunning job with this angel Betty! She just glows! Great sketch too!

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