Thursday, November 7, 2013

Flourishes Pre-Release Challenge

ImageNovember brings crisp, cool days that might find you heading into your favorite coffee shop to grab a cup of warmth, and dwell in that inviting aroma that only a cozy cafe can bring. Grab A Cup” with us on the Flourishes Senior Design Team and be inspired by this fantastic photo as you create something equally warm and inviting. Next week we’ll be bringing you our November edition of new Flourishes Stamps, and we can’t wait! They’re absolutely fabulous! 

I chose to use two sets:  Country Time Christmas and Christmas Music

This scene just seems so warm and thoughtful to me.  I picture this rugged, tough cowboy bringing home the tree for his kids and wife to decorate.  And the sentiment fits perfectly!!

Okay, I don't have any blue in my image, but I thought the warm chocolate colors worked.  (The jacket and jeans are blue...does that count?)  I stamped the Christmas Music background with Jumbo Java Versamagic ink and distressed it with Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Ranger Distress Inks.  The Cowboy scene was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Pastels.

That's it for me, now...
Because we know you want a chance to win these great sets, “Grab A Cup” and be inspired by this great coffee and treats photo as you create. Play in the challenge and you could win our whole November Release! Your keyword for entering into online galleries is FLLCNOV13. THE OFFICIAL RULES:

This month we’re inviting you to:
  • Simply create a card or project inspired by the photo above.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday November 15 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 from other sites or locations. Only those entries that don’t combine will be in the running. Because this challenge means winning new Flourishes sets we want to see your beautiful creations made specifically for this challenge.
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCNOV13
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday November 16th, 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 November 13th when our delicious November Sneak Peeks start! Enjoy the inspiration and creating! And now for some wonderful Grab a Cup Inspiration, our Design Team has some beauties to show off to you:

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you've been inspired to get creating!!
Happy Stamping!


Stamps:  Country Time Christmas and Christmas Music (Flourishes)
Paper:  Classic Kraft (Florishes)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Pastels, Paper Clip (Ranger), Distrezz-it-All (Zutter) 


Anonymous said...


Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic scene, I love the rustic feel you gave to it!

ChristineCreations said...

It’s the perfect cozy warm creation Tosha! Totally captures the feeling of the inspiration. You are so gifted at distessing and cozying designs up!

Marisa said...

Fabulous western card!!

Unknown said...

Yup! I would say the jacket and jeans count! I get the whole warm feeling from your card & sentiment! Well done!

TLady said...

IT WORKS TOSHA!!!!!!!!!!:) LOVE the ruggedness of this card!!!!! VERY MASCULINE & EARTHY!!! YOU'VE DONE A SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!:) (I've been thinking Christmas too lately!!! WHO CAN'T!!!) :)

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous Tosh! I love the rugged feel and one of my favorite Christmas sets.
Well since you have a little bit of blue we will let it count. BUT... you owe us all a My Fro Yo for letting it slide. Bawahhahah... Oh you know I love ya girl!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Great job Tosha! Love the warm and rustic feel of this fabulous card.

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool card. I usually don't enjoy distressed edges but they work perfectly here and enhance the look of the card. Well done.

Allison Cope said...

Stunning Tosh! I would totally need a big cup of steaming joe after a winter ride like that! Beautiful card creation this week.

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful vintage creation. I like the torn paper and distressed edges. :)

Marlena M. said...

This is awesome, Tosha~love the western feel!

Silke Ledlow said...

Tosha, this is such a gorgeous rustic card!!!

Ravengirl said...

Mmmm, so very pretty! I like the Christmas music background and how subtle it is!

Donna Whitten said...

Great card!

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