Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC20)! I am hosting this week's challenge. I am challenging you to get inspired from Kim Poloson's posters. Search through the many posters to find an inspiration piece. As with all inspiration pieces, there may be one or two things in the photo that inspires you whether it is an element, layout, or color scheme, or you may want to recreate the whole look. There are so many wonderful ones to choose from you will probably want to play several times. Make sure you include a link in your write up as to which one you chose and why. We would love to see what you create!!!

I stumbled upon Kim Poloson's art last year. I remember just looking through the pages of her art and thinking these would make some of the prettiest cards. I also thought that many of the images looked fabulous with Flourishes stamps. Now, this was before I started designing for Flourishes. Now, over a year later, I just knew I had to use it for one of my challenges for Timeless Tuesday. I truly hope that you enjoy persuing the many posters as much as I and garner much inspiration along the way.

For my inspiration pick, I chose Blooming Paris II . I am using the newly released Waterlilies set. I just love this flower. I stamped several and sat down with my NEW...soon to be released...Flourishes Copic Color Collections and started coloring. I colored and cut out my water lily flower using the Spring Greens, Fields, and Hollyhock color collections. I actually used some of the petals on the flowers to create some leaves. I just colored those in green, cut them out, and placed them under the lily. I did edge all the cut work detailing with The Warm Neutrals collection using the 100 marker..which is technically black.

For the large pink portion of the card, I used a soft distressed piece of solid basicgray paper. I am using the black line Jenni Bowlin paper for my center text background section. I stamped one of the sentiments in this set several times to give the look of the inspiration piece. I finished my card with an ivory organdy ribbon bow and the wonderful gold pearl domes. I really love how 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.

Cindy Haffner
Connie McCotter
Dee Jackson
Kimberly Crawford
Silke Ledlow

STAMPS Flourishes Waterlilies, SU En Francaise

INK Palette Noir, PTI dark chocolate, Ranger antique linen, Palette Pink Toile

PAPER PTI vintage cream, smokey shadow, SU pink pirouette, Jenni Bowling, basicgray

ACCESSORIES Copics, sponges, glue dots, foam tape, dimensionals, gold pearls, ivory organdy ribbon


  1. STUNNING,Betty!! WOW...your waterlily is just breathtaking! Love your take on this inspiration piece. and the whole inspiration website! LOVE it!!

  2. Wow, Betty, this is so gorgeous!!! I think I am going to go for the bundle, I like all of the new releases. The waterlilies are SO lovely.

  3. this is so beautiful! a piece of art... worthy of any wall.

  4. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!! Perfect interpretation of the poster - Betty!!!

  5. What a beautiful card! I can't wait to get my set!

  6. Stunning! Love the coloring on the waterlillies, they look so real! The DP you used is perfect, what an eye for detail.


  7. Gorgeous card, Betty! Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!!!

  8. Beautiful card and what a wonderful challenge . The posters are just great for card making ideas. Very clever on your part to use them in this challenge. Pat

  9. So beautiful!! I love this new set!! And love all your text papers with it!!!

  10. What a wonderful blog, your card is beautiful. And Kim Poloson's art is so inspiring thank you for sharing the site.
    I look forward to visiting your site often.

  11. Wow!! Is this ever gorgeous Betty!! Holy, moly cow!! LOVE the colors and the different scripts!! And your coloring is fabulous!!

  12. Oh my, oh my, Betty...this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I just LOOOOOVE this new stamp set and your coloring, colors, papers, design...everything is sooooo FABULOUS!!!!

  13. Be still my heart!! That is super gorgeous!!

  14. Stunning creation Betty!! Love your lily and the text behind your gorgeously colored image!!

  15. Gorgeous! Betty your lilly looks awesome, great layout too.

  16. This is so gorgeous, Betty!! So feminine and soft!


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