Thursday, July 4, 2013

Flourishes Sketchy Challenge

It's July! And we're ushering in a brand new month of great stamps in the coming week from Flourishes! So that means a great new challenge we're inviting you to join us in! This month it's a fun sketch to get your creativity jump-started, and you can learn about all the details at the end of this post. 

One of my mom's favorite flowers was the purple pansy, and when I saw this sketch, I thought the pansies from the A Year in Flowers 1 would fit beautifully in an octagon shape.

So I colored them with Copics using purple hues and framed them with dp from Prima's Lyric 6x6 pad.  I also embossed the background using a Sizzix embossing folder, and scored around the "ticket" at the top.  The "Nature is the Art of God" is a sentiment from Ferns and Fiddles.  And the butterfly was just fussy cut from the dp.

IRL this card is very dimensional.  I used some pretty thick foam mounting squares, but it's so hard to capture with a camera.

I'm the tail ender here, but I've included the links to the other creative Design Team members in case you missed a stop along the way.

Now, for some lovely inspiration with this sketch here's what the Design Team has to show off...

  • Simply create a card using this sketch in the graphic to the left.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday July 12th 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 FLLCJUL13
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner's Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday July 13th, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!

Here's a list of the Copics I used:

Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We'll see you here on TUESDAY July 9th when Sneak Peeks start! Have fun with the sketch!


Stamps:  A Year in Flowers 1 and Ferns and Fiddles (Flourishes)
Paper:  Lyric (Prima), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine) and Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Copics, Octagon and Fancy Framed Tags One dies (Spellbinders), Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Scor-Buddy


Tricia T said...

How elegant!

Heather Rogers said...

WOW, this is absolutely stunning! I love the vintage feel. The butterfly and black paper look so classy. This makes me want to pull this set out again, your pansies are gorgeous. :)

ChristineCreations said...

So richly put together Tosha! Love the layering and depth of colour

Anonymous said...

Tosh, what a great color fest to explore this Fifth following Fourth of July. Good to see you on board dt!
Keep Looking uP! mt23stamperatyahodc

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous, Tosh!! Love the hexagon shape and your take on the sketch! Beautiful vintage look too.

TLady said...

WHAT A LOVELY VINTAGEY CARD!!!!!!:) I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!! :) IT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!:) WOW!!!!!!!!!;) PERFECT!!!!!!:)

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous coloring, and love what you've done with the sketch!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!! Love the purple pansies and the dark background!!

Mary Ann said...

Gorgeous card!Love the flowers,AWESOME coloring!!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Very pretty vintage collage. Pansies are a fav or mine.

Stacy Morgan said...

Dark, rich and beautiful. I like the butterfly popped up and awesome design.

Silke Ledlow said...

So pretty the vintage feel of your card!

Petti said...

i love this card!

Unknown said...

Argh, love the card. Just had to comment on how beautiful your colored pansies are. My favorite flowers!

Connie MacFarlane said...

This card is absolutely stunning Tosha! I have no words - just stunning!

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