Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC17)!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC17)! This week we are introducing our first Flourishes Guest Challenge Host Connie McCotter(cmc2stamp)! Thanks so much Connie for hosting this week!! Connie is challenging us to sponging on our cards. Sponge coloring, sponge distressing, sponge shading, and sponge stenciling to name a few are some of the hottest techniques in stamping. So, grab you ink pad and sponges and add a little sponging to your card. We would love to see what you create!

I am using Flourishes Thinking Of You and the Vintage Wallpaper stamp sets. I stamped my background and focal image using versamark. I embossed both in black. I sponged colored and shaded the background in verying shades of yellow inks with just a touch of some pumpkin pin ink to create the different hues of light to dark. I stenciled the focal image using the oval nestabilities as a stencil and sponging on the inside. I love the dramatic effect of these colors and sponge techniques. I finished my card with some facet buttons that I colored with a permanent marker. I used one of the cuttlebug embossing squares to dry embossed the white border. I decided to leave this border white with no sponging so the focal background and image would pop. I finished my card some black satin ribbon.

Be sure to check out the other Friends of Flourishes Blog team
designers to see what they created for you this week.


Kimberly Crawford

Silke Ledlow

Cindy Haffner

STAMPS Flourishes Vintage Wallpaper and Thinking of You sets

INK Versamark, summer sun, barely banana, so saffron, pumpkin pie

CARDSTOCK GP White, PTI pure black

ACCESSORIES sponges, Nestabilities, cuttlebug square, button, permanent marker, foam tape, black satin ribbon, glue dots


  1. Beautiful betty, y9our coors are so striking. Hugs Cindy xxoo

  2. Oh my, Betty! That background stamp looks just like beautiful DSP!! Love, Love Love these images, and the colors you used!! STUNNING!!

  3. Oh Betty yellow never looks so cool! Beautiful card!

  4. How gorgeous this is, Betty! I love the contrast of the black and yellow, and the white cb bg is fab!! Great job!

  5. So striking - Betty!!! What a beauty!!!

  6. Betty this is AWESOME!! So gorgeous and love those colors...WOW!

  7. Betty, I love the yellow!! What a stunning card!

  8. LOVE this card, Betty! It is just so awesome! The colors are wonderful together -- this is so elegant! And how cool that Connie is the Guest Host!


Thanks so much!

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