Friday, January 23, 2009

Flourishes Friday!!!!

It is Flourishes Friday!!!!! I decided to use the Flourishes, LLC Chairs set again. I love this set. It is so versatile. I really love upholstering or paper piecing, if you will, this chair. An empty chair can mean so many things. I thought this would be a good card for someone retiring or moving. I used the Many Sentiments set for the sentiment.

I decided to go with some warm tones and create some textures. The first thing I would love to say is that I used my Score Pal to make the score lines and create some texture on the middle panel. To read about my Score Pal story check out this link. What normally would have taken forever to do with the fiskars and stylus, I did in under a minute. Amazing tool!!!! Next,I started working on my chair. I paper pieced using a solid side of the MME dp. I cuttlebugged it to add some texture, then sponged it with Ranger fired brick. Next, I added some golden wheat Shimmerz. Once that dried, I sponged some more fired brick. I was going for a chintz looking upholstery, but after all that, it sort of has a leathery look. I still loved it so I kept it.

I finished my card with some flowers and a sentiment. There is a story here, though. Last Friday night Flourishes had a new release party at the SCS forum. It was a blast and a rush!!!! Prizes and games!!!! It totally rocked. Well, during all of our conversations, it came up that I have an issue with buttons. Latisha Yoast, one of the DT members, told me to go back and get that bag of buttons I started to buy and use them. Good advice!!!! I am happy to say that the two gold items in the center of my flowers are buttons!!!!! I got this really cool bag of metallic buttons at Micheal's using a coupon. I love the assortment and many do not look like normal two-holed buttons. How cool is that?!!!

Be sure to check the Flourishes Newsletter next Friday as Flourishes launches something your are not going to want to miss. I am sure it will be one of your favorites!!!!

Make sure you visit Julie’s Friday Friends of Flourishes Blog Team weekly roundup over at the Flourishes Newsletter, and also visit these Friends of Flourishes blogs to get the complete Flourishes Friday scoop Becca Feeken, Cindy Haffner , Dee Jackson , Kimberly Crawford , and Silke Ledlow

Here is the scoop: Flourishes Stampers Dream Weekend

Flourishes, LLC Chairs
The Paper Company's Blonde Column and cream, Riding Hood Red, MME 29th Street dp, and Scenic Route dp
Ranger tea dye, antique linen, fired brick, black staz on
Nestabilities, copics, sponges, gold pearl/domes, paper flowers, gold cording, dimensionals, circle punches, cuttlebug ef, score pal, buttons


  1. Oh Betty, you've done it again!! Your card is drop dead gorgeous!! I love the colors and the intricate work you did with the Scorpal really rocks!!

  2. This is fabulous Betty! I love the way you used the primas, and your coloring is incredible on that chair - so classy!
    Gosh... wish I lived in Florida.. not only for the class, but also for the weather. I'm tired of it being so cold WITHOUT snow *pout*!

  3. Betty you make that chair look so good.

  4. I love this image too! It's definately my style!! Your card is FAB! Great colors and primas!

  5. Beautiful!! I love the bg and the chair! You make it look so comfy!

  6. Betty...this is just FABULOUS!!! I love the red with the warm yellow!! And the swiss dotted chair...genius!!! GORGEOUS girl!!

  7. Beautiful Betty! Love your antiqued colours and the cuttlebug'd upholstery is so clever! Gorgeous!

  8. love the card
    and the buttons
    just stunning Betty!
    Are you going to the Copic class?

  9. Betty - I agree the chair is awesome!!! What a beautiful card - my friend!!!

  10. The chair looks fabulous!! I love the colors and texture! Gotta love the Score Pal:)

  11. WOW! What an awesome design Betty!! ;) I really LOVE what you did with the chair!! So creative!!


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