Monday, October 5, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC36)!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC36)!!! A big thank you to Francie Gumprecht(Francie G) for guest hosting with us last week. Also, a big thank you to those of you who played along with the out of the frame challenge. Keep reading to find out who won! I also have the September monthly drawing winner posted today, too.

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. decides who wins!! Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! Make sure you continue reading to find out how.

This week we have an announcement. You all know Makiko Jones from her Limelight work this past summer with Flourishes. The Flourishes decided to ask Maki if she would like to be the Blog Teams Guest Designer for October, November, and December. We are so thrilled to have Maki join us for awhile. Please give a warm welcome to Maki!!!

With that said, Maki is the challenge host this week! Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Maki is challenging us to make a card or project for a woman in our life and to use PINK as the main color. There are no limitations on theme. Whether you want to make a Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, or Congratulations card to name a few, just remember it is for the girls and to think pink!!! We look forward to seeing what you create!!!

Let's go see what the blog design team created for you Thinking Pink!!!

Up first is Makiko Jones. Maki is using the Gerbera Daisies and Think Pink sets. Maki chose to combine colors of pinks and greens for her card. She is using a basicgray houndstooth pattern dp and layered die cuts. Maki stamped the gerbera daisies several times using Momento Tuxedo black ink. She colored with Flourishes Copic Color Collections using Holly Hock, Dusty Rose, and Fields. She cut out some of the daisies and popped them up for added dimension. She finished her card with a pink bow and a layered scalloped circle of Hope sentiment from the Think Pink set. Beautifully done, Maki!!!

Next up is Silke Ledlow. Silke is using the Think Pink stamp set. Silke is using melon, crisp white, and black as her color scheme. The focus is think pink so the dominant color is pink. Silke stamped the T shirt and sentiment using momento tuxedo black ink . Silke softly colored the T shirt using Flourishes Copic Color Collection in Hollyhock. Silke finished her card with some black gingham ribbon with button accenting. For some striking detailing, Silke lined the sides of the card with some black rhinestones . Beautifully done, Silke!!!

Up next is is Betty Wright. I am using the Home Tweet Home and Gerbera Daisies sets. I am using a melon cardstock with Flourishes classic ivory cardstock, and kraft. I colored the branches, leaves, and bird using Flourishes Copic Color Collections in Holly Hock and Flesh Tones. I layered the largest spellbinders fancy tags. I softly stencil some light pink around the edges of my oval die cut. I added a small pink gingham Hope ribbon and sentiment from the Gerbera Daisies set. I finished my card with some kaiser pearls and clear rhinestones.

Cindy Haffner is next. Cindy is using the I Love Roses and Strawberries set. Cindy has designed a unique and dimensional tag. She combined several oval scallop die cuts to frame the single stem rose beautifully. She colored the rose using Flourishes Copic Color Collection in Hollyhock and Fields. She softly sponged the oval frame with some light pink ink. She added some texture and a Hope ribbon with burlap string wrapped bow. Love the clip with smile sentiment from the Strawberries set. Lovely tag and beautifully done, Cindy!

Next this week is Dee Jackson. Dee is using the Thank You set. Dee is using a combination of light pinks, dark pink, and white. Dee is using a solid distressed sheet of basicgray dp in the background. Dee stamped the tulips using Momento black tuxedo ink onto Flourishes Classic White Cardstock . She colored using Flourishes Copic Color Collection in Holly Hock and Evergreen. She cut out one of the flowers and leaves and adhered to the top of the others to create a fluid arrangement. Dee finished with a gorgeous satin pink bow!!! Beautifully done, Dee!!!

Last up this week is Kim Crawford. Kim is using the Think Pink stamp set. Kim is using some Basicgray Lemonade dp with shades of blues and pinks. She stamped one of the sentiments from the Think Pink set on ruled paper and cut out with a circle spellbinders die cut. She added a deep rich paper ribbon of hope. Lovely card, Kim!!!

Please check out our individual blogs for more card details!!

Maki Jones

Silke Ledlow

Betty Wright

Cindy Haffner

Dee Jackson

Kim Crawford

We also have the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday blog button working properly again. If you need the code, check here.

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Winner(FTTC35)!!!

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September Monthly Drawing Winner

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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 FTTC36 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!


Carol L said...

Congrats to Maki for being a guest designer and thanks for this inspiring challenge!! Beautiful samples as always ladies!!

marilynprestonn said...

What a beautiful theme again for this week. Congratulations to Maki for being guest designer for Flourishes. I enjoyed the challenge.

Kindly, Peggy

Rosemary said...

I'm so excited that you added Maki to your design team. I hope that when her "guest" spot ends you make her a permanent member! She is sooo talented!

Alison said...

This is the first time I am participating in one of your challenges! I am so excited to do so, as I have been working on this layout for a while. Great challenge! All of the inspiration pieces are wonderful!

The Rubber Maid said...

The cards are just beautiful as they always are. Welcome to Maki...a wonderful designer. Pat

Marie said...

Just love Makiko's work! Congratulations and enjoy being a guest designer. Thanks for the lovely challenge for October.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a challenge. Thanks for all the lovely examples.

Anonymous said...

The Pink Challenge was fun. Thanks for inspiring me to try something new.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful cards everyone, and another great challenge!

Lee said...

My second Flourishes challenge!! And PINK!! My favorite!! Thanks for all the FABULOUSLY gorgeous samples and a fun challenge!!!

Peggy said...

I posted the card on SCS last night with the right keyword but got busy today and just now made it to link with Mr. Linky!!
Great challenge! I love anything pink!