Monday, October 12, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC37)!!!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC37)!!!

Thanks so much to you all for playing along in last week's Think Pink challenge!!! Keep reading to find out who won!

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.

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!!!

Let's go see which sketch each blog design member chose and what they created with the new releases!!! Keep in mind we are all using two sets that will be released this Friday night! These sets are called Christmas Drummer and Musical Score and Words!

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!!

Maki Jones

Silke Ledlow

Betty Wright

Cindy Haffner

Dee Jackson

Kim Crawford

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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 FTTC37 when linking to SCS or public gallery.
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  • 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!

Your Flourishes Friends!


Carol Southern said...

Wow what a talented bunch of ladies you are. I love seeing what you all come up with each week.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards, ladies!!! Absolutely STUNNING!

Renee said...

So what the design have to be? Does it have to be x-mas or can it be anything?

Betty Wright said...

Renee!!! The theme can be anything. All you have to do is choose one of the sketches...A, B, C, or D. Hope that helps!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

I really love the cards this week as always but these are just so lovely. Makes me feel like Christmas is in the air. I joined in and used Mr. Linky...well I used him but promise I didn't abuse him. Pat

Gisèle said...

I just had to do this challenge. It was fun. I'm looking forward to doing more. Thanks!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Just beautiful work! You always leave me with loads of inspiration!

Alison said...

I needed to make Thank You cards, and this prett sketch helped me get them done!

Our Little Inspirations said...

You ladies always blow me away with your stunning creations each week! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and great sketch choices!

Betty Benton said...

I meant to add my card for the October challenge. Sorry, sorry! Can you moderators delete it? Thanks!

ruffedgedesign said...

As always, the cards are gorgeous.

marilynprestonn said...

Always fun to find the new challenge. I love this sketch in different ways. The inspiration from the design member team is fabulous.

Kindly, Peggy

Peggy said...

Beautiful DT cards! Thanks for a great sketch!

Glenda Atkins said...

Amazing cards once again from an amazing design group.

Cook22 said...

I used sketches A and B - and was amazed at the difference just rotating it through 9 degrees made - thanks for the great sketches.