The Friends of Flourishes blog design team are bringing you exciting and different challenges each week. Flourishes gives away a store gift certificate each week and everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! Make sure you continue reading to find out how.
This week Silke Ledlow is our challenge host. Silke is challenging us to a technique. We are to try Stamp Misting. You ink the stamp, mist with water, then stamp. You can decide if you want your stamp mist image to be the background, focal image, accent element, or all three. We would love to see what you create!!! Here are two tutorial links from SCS to help you. One and Two.
Let's go see what the blog design team did with the Stamp Misting technique challenge!!!
First up is our challenge host Silke Ledlow. Silke is using the Spring Ephemerals set. For the challenge, Silke is using shades of melon and olive to emphasize this beautiful silhouette flower. I love the variation in colors the misting technique gives. It looks watercolored. I guess, in a sense, it is!. Silke combined pattern, scoring, piercing, ribbon, and some silver pearls to complete her card. Beautifully done, Silke!!!
Up next is is Betty Wright. I am using the Rejoice set. For the stamp misting challenge, I focused on the background. I also used an outlined image. I used alittle too much water, but I really love the effect and kept it. Once it was dry, I sponged the edges. I used the same image for the focal image and used Flourishes classic ivory cardstock and Flourishes copic color collections in Dusty Rose and Evergreen. I finished with a few tiny touches of bling!!!
Cindy Haffner is next on our technique challenge showcase. Cindy is using the Summer Blossoms set. For the technique challenge, Cindy stamped the leafy image in olive. Love the subtle variation of color with a more detailed fine image. For added visual effect and to give some definition, Cindy misted additional colors. Cindy combined embossing texture, piercing, and corner accent with ribbon detailing to finish her card. Gorgeous, Cindy!
Last up this week is Kimberly Crawford. Kimberly is using the Autumn Flourishes set. For the stamp mist technique challenge, Kim chose to create die cut leaf accents which actually become the focal image in the arrangement. The technique is done the same...ink, mist, stamp, but afterwards, Kim cut out the shapes, added some sponge coloring and color misting, then darkened the edges for an added effect. Love the colors, the design elements, and details!!! Wonderfully done, Kim!
Please check out our individual blogs for more card details!!
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Now, it is your turn to play! Here is what you need to know!
- Anyone can play whether you have Flourishes stamps or not. Of course, if you have Flourishes stamps, by all means, use them.
Use keyword code FTTC34 when linking to SCS or public gallery.
Be sure to use the Mr. Linky to be eligible for the gift certificate drawing!
If you use either your blog link or online gallery, please give an active Flourishes Blog link.
You can combine this challenge with as many others as you want.
The challenge runs from Tuesday, 12:01 am until Monday at 8 pm EST Enjoy yourself!!!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by and playing Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge with us! Don't forget to use Mr. Linky!!!!Your Flourishes Friends!