Thursday, August 8, 2013

Blowing Wishes Your Way


August+RW+Challenge+GraphicThe month of August has rolled in and many of us are beginning to think ahead to Autumn. How about we throw a fun color challenge at you that mixes Summer and Autumn colors together and challenge you to create something with the potential to WIN our August New Releases! Here are the colors: A lovely teal, a rich rust and a neutral gray. What we love about this challenge is that all of these colors can be found in our Flourishes Color Made Easy Collections. Emerald Coast, Terra Cotta and either Cool Neutrals or Tonal Neutrals, isn't that great? Some of the Flourishes Design Team were blessed to be able to gather together just a few weeks ago in Yellowstone National Park for a wonderful weekend. We realized that there was some beautiful scenery right in front of us that matched the colors of our challenge this month, so we thought we'd show that off to you as well... DSC_0036-WM

Beautifully colored mineral Ink Pots in just the right shades!

My card is pretty straightforward.  No fancy techniques.  I stamped the pinwheels, from the Flourishes set Pinwheels and Popsicles, with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, colored them with Copics,  and put them in a decorative paper diecut flower pot (Spellbinders).

Here are the Copic sets I used:
 

Now, for some lovely card inspiration with these colors, here's what the Design Team has to show off…
THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Simply create a card using these colors in the graphic above
  • Entries need to be in by Friday August 16th at 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit to be counted
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those entries that don't combine will be in the running
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCAUG13
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner's Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday August 17th, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!
Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We'll see you here on Wednesday August 14th when our wonderful August Sneak Peeks start! Enjoy creating with these colors!
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Stamps:  Pinwheels and Popsicles (Flourishes)
Paper:  Gathering (Authentique), Classic Ivory (Flourishes) 
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Accessories:  Flower Pot die (Spellbinders), Copics, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter), Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Natural Burlap String

10 comments:

Allison Cope Israels said...

How fun is that!? Totally love the little pot of pinwheels Tosh! too cute! Great use of all the rich autumn colours too!

Silke Ledlow said...

Tosh...I love this idea...the pot with the pinwheels ROCKS!!!! Awesome take on the colors GF!!! Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Lawrence said...

DeLICIOUS, Tosh! What a great choice of stamp set! That flower pot is too stinkin' cute too!

Heather Jensen said...

Alright, Ally stole the words right out of my mouth. LOL Totally love the little pot of pinwheels. Too stinkin' cute! :)

ChristineCreations said...

This is so cheerful and fun Tosha, you picked the perfect paper too, I forgot all about that pack!

Makiko Jones said...

Oh how sweet!! I love the stamps of your choice! The pretty papers are just perfect for the color combo! Very creative as always.

Julie Koerber said...

Squeal! I love this Tosh! This card just makes me smile with those fun little pinwheels sitting there. You rocked this color combo and had the PERFECT paper to back you up. Fun!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the colors and the pinwheels look great in the cup!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Totally cute with the pot and pinwheels!

Joanne (jojot) said...

rich in color and design

 
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