Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC16)! This week Silke Ledlow is hosting the challenge!!! It is all about shapes this week. Silke is challenging us to go square with our cards. A square has four right angles and fours sides the same length. We are stepping away from the standard A2 card and going square!!! Go square with us this week!!! We would love to see what you create!!!

Since I generally make most of my cards square, I chose to go smaller. This card is only 4.25 squared. A big difference to me from my normal 5.5 square. I am using the newly released DIY Topiaries and Many Sentiments sets. Instead of using one of the topiaries as my focal point, I opted for one of the smaller groupings of topiaries in the set to create a stamped background. It was super easy and fast to do with clear images to see where I stamped. I outlined each of the mini topiaries with a copic shadow marker(C1) to give the topiaries some definition.
I inked a spanish script background image in dark chocolate. I stamped off twice then stamped over the whole background. I sponged the background with Ranger antique linen and the edge with vintage photo to create an aged look. I wanted to use the sentiment as the focal image, yet have some topiaries in the background. I stamped off image once so the topiaries behind the sentiment are very subtle. Again, I sponged the the sides and edges. I finished with some gold pearls and tiny butterfly punches. I love the way it turned out!!!
Be sure to check out the other Friends of Flourishes Blog team
designers to see what they created for you this week.
Flourishes DIY Topiaries and Many Sentiments, CHF spanish script backgrounder
dark chocolate, raspberry fizz, ripe avocado, and gp white
ripe avocado, raspberry fizz, antique linen, vintage photo
Nestabilities, MS butterflies punch, gold pearls, sponges, foam tape, liquid glue pen


  1. Betty this is absolutely lovely!!
    --Hugs Becca

  2. VERY pretty! I love the topiaries stamped as a background and the tiny butterflies are such great accents!

  3. WOW!
    This is absolutely LOVELY!!
    I really REALLY like that stamped background!
    Such beautiful images--and beautifully done card!

  4. Betty I just LOVE how you did the bg!!! beautiful card!

  5. Beautiful Betty, Love it. Hugs Cindy xxoo

  6. This is so beautiful, Betty! I love the background you have created with the topiaries. This is a lovely set!

  7. Stunning, Betty!! I just love your homemade DP, what a great way to use this smaller image!! Love all the sponging too! :)

  8. Fabulous card Betty!!! I so love this idea of the smaller topiaries in the BG!!! For a minute I thought it was DP!!! I'm gonna have to remember this idea!!! Fab card all around!!!

  9. This is beautiful, Betty! I love the dp you created! Awesome!!! Thank you so much for the nice comment you left on my blog : )

  10. I absolutely LOVE what you've done with these smaller topiaries Betty! I'm so keeping that in mind. It has a pretty but vintage appeal!

  11. Oh Betty I like how you used the image as a background, wonderful job.

  12. Just beautiful, Betty! I love the background you made with the topiaries!!!

  13. I'm saying what everyone else is saying - brilliant background there!!!

  14. This is so fantastic! the entire thing is amazing, from the background, to the colors, to the butterflies.....love it all!


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