Monday, February 23, 2009

Timeless Tuesday!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!!! Thanks so much to all of you who played along with us last week and used flowers on your card. We had quite a few beautiful cards to look at. Great work everyone!!! Keep reading to find out the winner from last week's challenge.

For those of you who are new to the site, the Friends of Flourishes blog team are bringing you exciting and different challenges each week. Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! Make sure you continue reading to find out how.

This week Silke Ledlow is hosting the Timeless Tuesday Challenge. She wants us to use vellum on our cards. There are all types of vellums. You have vellum cardstock, vellum paper, colored vellum, embossed vellum, printed vellum, and all kinds of vellum stickers and embellishments. In addition, there are many techniques that can be done using vellum. So, the challenge this week is to dust off your vellum stash and do something with it!!!!

Let’s go see the many different ways the blog team has used vellum.

Up first is our challenge host Silke Ledlow . She is using the Flourishes Thank You set in shades of purples. She has used vellum in two places on her card. The first is a background layer behind the flower. It is used to soften the designer paper and create visual interest. Her other use of vellum is the border punch. This is fabulous and the gem detailing is just perfection. Love how she colored the flower so beautifully, too!!!!

Next is Betty Wright. I am using the Flourishes Summer Botanicals and Many Sentiment sets. I am using some altered Basic Gray Urban Prairie dp found at the Flourishes store. I stamped and sponged each piece to create a more vintage feel. I love the solid coneflower image. I think it looks just as beautiful in colors as it does in silhouette. I used a vellum overlay sentiment tag!

Next is Cindy Haffner's . Her card uses uses the Flourishes February release Signs of Spring set. Cindy is using a scripted printed vellum envelop to create this boldly colored card which she accessorized beautifully with the tole daffodil flowers. The wonderfully colored flowers are so striking and dimensional. The little black die cut leaves just compliements the daffodils beautifully, too. Love how she included the Monet quote as the finishing touch!!!!!

Last up is Kimberly Crawford. She is using the Many Sentiments set to create this bold beautiful card. I love the Basic Gray, Sultry dp found at Flourishes I love the bold colored patterns and her wonderful stitched border. She used vellum cardstock to die cut the lovely butterflies. Love how she stamped the sentiment directly to the colored dp. She finished her card with just the perfect complimenting touches of organdy ribbon, and gem detailing. Great looking card!!!!

Be sure to check out each designer's blog links for more specific card details.

Becca and Dee could not be with us this week because they are in Florida finishing up a fabulous Flourishes Weekend Craft retreat with Copic class. I cannot wait to see photos of what they all did and learned these past few days!!!

Timeless Tuesday Winner(FTTC3)!!!!!

Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:12

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Rachel( Rachel V) Congratulations!!!!!

Rachel, email: and they will send you the gift card code!!!!
Just want to remind you all that when we started these challenges a few weeks ago we mentioned something about a monthly drawing. Well, everyone still has a chance to win. I will combine all comments with card links in order into a monthly drawing and have choose a monthly winner, too. So what does that mean to you? It means that any past challenges for the month you can still enter. The more you enter cards the better your chances. Also, it is very important to link back to the actual challenge comment section for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday. So, with Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenges you have more chances to WIN!!!!!

By the way, if you still do not have our lovely Timeless Tuesday blog button for your blog, check here for the codes.

Now, it is your turn to play in our challenge!!!!
Here are the Rules!!!!

  • Anyone can play whether you have Flourishes stamps or not. Of course, if you have Flourishes stamps, by all means, use them.
  • Use code word FTTC4 when linking to SCS or public gallery.
  • Leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. Please give a direct link to your blog post so we can see the the Flourishes challenge post and not just the generic page. To get the full link, click to read the comments. Another page will open that will have just the one card and your comments. Copy and paste that link here in the comments section.
  • If you use either your blog link or online gallery, please give an active Flourishes Newsletter link.
  • You can combine this challenge with as many others as you want.
  • The deadline to win is Monday at 5 pm EST.
  • Enjoy yourself!!!
  • Make sure you post your card link back here to the Flourishes Newsletter and use the code FTTC4 if you load your card to SCS or another gallery.

We cannot wait to see what you create!!!! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Your Flourishes Friends!!!


Julie Koerber said...

Fabulous, fabulous cards ladies! This post is just chocked full of inspiration! ;-)

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

Such stunning cards! Wow!!

I got to play along with week! :) Great challenge, I love velum but always seem to forget to use it!

Barbara said...

OMGosh! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, ladies!!! Gonna have to find time to try this one out!

Mandy said...

Vellum is so fun...I haven't used it forever. I stamped my vellum layer using some swirl stamps and white ink....thanks for the fun challenge.

The Rubber Maid said...

The cards are beautiful as usual and the challenge is a real challenge for me. I have trouble with vellum but decided to play anyway. You can find my card on my blog. Pat

Lois (clownmom) said...

Beautiful cards, ladies. Like Connie, I forget about vellum. Here's my card --

Pastor Terry said...

Finally got a chance to sneak this away from my wife. :-)

Happylittlestamper said...

Great cards girls.
here is mine for this weeks vellum Timeless Tuesday challenge

Anita said...

Here is my card. I love these challenges.

Deborah March said...

Great to have an excuse to use vellum again, I don't use mine nearly often enough!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful cards and such varied use of vellum. I have enjoyed having a go with it, as I don't normally use it - until now that is!!! Here is my card:

Thank you!!!
Lovely Linda

Barbara said...

More like Timeless Thursday, LOL, but here's my card:

Thanks for this challenge, Silke! I needed to get my vellum out and use it!

Deborah March said...

I’m experiencing SUCH a problem with my blog today. The pictures don’t seem to be showing up at all. I hope you can see this one.

Could you please delete the previous post for me? Sorry, and thanks!

Kay said...

This is my first Timeless Tuesday challenge; hopefully I'll get to more of them. Thanks for allowing me to play along.
Here is my card:

Happylittlestamper said...

I have just made another card for timeless tuesday. My ... Spring set came today and couldn't wait to use it.
The card is featured on my BLOG. Click on Happylittlestamper or go to the link

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

AWESOME cards ladies!! You made it seem SO EASY! Not!! But, I did it -LOL. Here is my card:

Katie Ann Brooks said...

hi- I had a ton of fun with this one. Thanks for the chance to play.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Thanks for the challenge. I did mine on my blog and I featured the basket weave stamp on mine:

Liz Williams said...

I used my favorite Flourish stamp to make this card with vellum. I used it to soften the colors a bit on the bittersweet paper from Basic Grey. I love tearing vellum so that's what I did for my card.

Michelle Giraud said...

Great challenge - it's been awhile since I've used vellum.

southernscraps said...

Beautiful cards by the DT! I used vellum to make a flower. You can see it HERE

Theresa said...

Gorgeous cards by the DT! I love using vellum and always forget to pull it out. I embossed mine with my Swiss Dots CB folder. Here is my card. Thank you!

inkedx2 said...

Got caught away from home in our snow storm so missed the deadline but wanted to share my creation anyway. Here is my card.


Anonymous said...

Here is mine had a lot of fun doing this. Thanks for the challenge Thanks Meg

Nancy said...

Didn't get this in last week even though it was finished, but here it is now. :)

sukes7 said...

gorgeous dt cards great inspiration. Here is my entry, I love using vellum