The blog design team is celebrating Flourishes release week with you. We are sharing two of the six sets that will be released this Friday!!! Christmas Drummers & Musical Score and Words. Cindy Haffner is our challenge host this week. She has a sketch challenge for you. Instead of it being just one sketch, though, it is a sketch four ways. The same sketch turned a quarter turn to give us four different looks. We like to call it a Sketch March in keeping with the drum and musical sets we are showcasing. So, you can decide if you want sketch option A, B, C, or D!!! You may even want to do all four!!! We would love to see which sketch you choose and what you create!!!
Up first is our challenge host, Cindy Haffner. Cindy is using sketch choice A. She used a die cut as the base of her card and a spellbinders pendant die to focus on the half circle behind the main panel. I love how it peeks out of the frame design ever so slightly. Cindy stamped the musical score background image on two of the background layers. Her focal image is the kneeling nutcracker. Cindy colored the nutcracker with Flourish Copic Color Collection in Flesh Tones 1 and Flesh Tones 2 ..... She cut out the kneeling nutcracker and popped him up for added dimension. She finished with a sentiment from Christmas Drummer set. Beautifully done, Cindy!!!
Next this week is Dee Jackson. Dee chose sketch D as her sketch to work with. She is using some basicgray dp for the background. Dee is using Flourishes classic white cardstock. Instead of a vintage feel to her card, Dee chose to use her elements to focus on a clean and sleek look. She colored the french horn using Flourishes Copic Color Collection in Buttercup. She stamped her image and sentiment using Momento Tuxedo black ink. Dee finished with some sheer coordinating ribbon and kaiser pearls. This is wonderful, Dee!!!
Next, is Kimberly Crawford. Kim is focusing on the Musical Score and Words set. Kim used some Cosmo Cricket dp. Kim is using an assortment of spellbinders die cut shapes that she distressed on the edges and sponged to create a vintage feel. She actually used a pencil to roll the edges to give an old-fashioned feel to the paper. I love this look and distressed design. Kim stamped the musical score background in green and sponged over the top as well. I love the combination of old world and modern elements. Not to mention all that wonderful sparkle. Kim finished with some coordinated gingham ribbon and little sentiment tag. Fabulous card, Kim!!!
Next up is Silke Ledlow. Silke is using sketch A. She stamped lightly the musical score background and added some like sponging to distress the edges. Her focal image, the standing nutcracker, is from the Christmas Drummer set. The nutcracker was inked in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with the Flourishes Water and Evergreen Copic Collection. I love the cracked glass technique with this image and design. Silke finished the card with the new Chocolate Kaiser Pearls and Satin Ribbon. The soft colors and detailing are beautiful!!! Gorgeous card, Silke!!!
Up next is is Betty Wright. I chose sketch B to work with. I am using Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock. I stamped the musicals score for my background. I heavily sponged the edges to create more of an old world vintage feel. I created another background layer for my focal area. I stamped this section using one of the little holly leaves with berries images along the other instruments, but I only colored the drum and cut it out to make it stand out. I colored with Flourishes Copic Color Collections in Dusty Rose, Daffodil, Flesh Tones 1, and Warm Neutrals. I finished with some gold pearls, gold cording, and a sheer ribbon bow.
Last up this week is Makiko Jones. Maki is using sketch C. Maki is using basicgray eskimo kisses dp. I love the colors and patterns. Maki curved the clear trumpet image ever so slightly when she mounted it, so when stamped, it would have this wonderful arc used to create this gorgeous trumpet frame. She clear embossed the trumpets using versamark. She used the Buttercup Flourishes copic color collection. Love the soft pink hue of the musical scored background peeking through. She layered with the sentiment from the Musical Score and Words background set. She finished with light blue satin ribbbon and kaiser pearls.
Please check out our individual blogs for more card details!!
Timestamp: 2009-10-13 03:45:01 UTC
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