Monday, June 15, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC20)!!!! Thanks so much to all of you who participated in last week's designer paper challenge. Keep reading to find out who won!

For those of you who are new, 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 Betty Wright is our host. I am challenging you to get inspired from Kim Poloson's posters. Search through the many posters to find an inspiration piece. As with all inspiration pieces, there may be one or two things in the photo that inspires you whether it is an element, layout, or color scheme, or you may want to recreate the whole look. There are so many wonderful ones to choose from you will probably want to play several times. Make sure you include a link in your write up as to which one you chose and why. We would love to see what you create!!!

Let's go check out what the blog design team has created for you this week with the inspiration challenge.

First up this week is our challenge host Betty Wright. For my inspiration pick, I chose Blooming Paris II . I am using the newly released Waterlilies set. For the large pink portion of the card, I used a soft distressed piece of solid basicgray paper. I am using the black line Jenni Bowlin paper for my center text background section. I stamped one of the sentiments in this set several times to recreate the look of the inspiration piece. I colored and cut out my water lily flower using the soon to be released Spring Greens, Fields and Hollyhock copic color collections. I finished my card with an ivory organdy ribbon bow.

Up next this week is Cindy Haffner. Cindy chose as her inspiration pick the Bel Bouquet IV. She is using the Spring Ephemerals set. This is a wonderful solid line stamp set that looks perfect in color or in silhouette. Cindy has combined some rich sponge detailing with this lovely set to create some depth and a vintage look. I love how Cindy used the Spellbinders label four and sponged within the frame to create added dimension and texture to the card. Beautifully done, Cindy!!!

Next up this week is Connie McCotter. Connie chose Back to the Garden I as her inspiration pick. Connie is using Butterfly Moments and Flourished Words stamp sets. I love how Connie recreated the look of the poster using some wonderful patterned designer papers. Of course, the highlight of the card is her wonderfully colored butterfly. The sponge distressing just adds so much richness to the overall look. Just beautiful, Connie!!!

The next card is Dee Jackson. Dee chose Le Jardin Secret II as her inspiration pick. She is using Peony, Thank You, and Autumn Flourishes sets to recreate the look in the inspiration. I love how she used the solid leaves from the Autumn Flourishes set in a tone on tone. The thank you script sentiment saying is beautfiul stamped at an angle. I love the how she cut out and colored the peony and used it to finish the the look. Of course, all of the sponge detailing really adds to the overall feel of this card. Wonderfully done, Dee!!!

Next, is Kimberly Crawford. As her inspiration pick, Kimberly chose Garden Shadow I. Kim is using the DIY Topiaries, the newly released Life, Love and Lemons for the sentiment, and Autumn Flourishes sets for her card. I love the Autumn Flourishes image used to recreate the look of the flourished elements in the poster. The punch borders and score line detailing along with the sponge distressing puts some fabulous finishing touches on this card. The topiary image with sentiment are just perfect to finish the look. Terrific card, Kim!!!

Last this week is Silke Ledlow . Silke chose Tuscan Fruits II as her inspiration pick. She is using the newly released Life, Love and Lemons stamp set. This is a fabulous new fruit set. You can choose whether to make them lemons or limes. I also love the terrific sentiments that come in this set. I love the clean, simplicity of the poster Silke chose. She did a wonderful job recreating the look with this set. I love the overall colors, patterns, and coloring!!! Lovely card, Silke!!!

Be sure to check out each designers blog links to get more detail card information!

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Winner(FTTC19)

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By the way, if you still do not have theTimeless Tuesday blog

button for your blog, check here for the codes.

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 code word FTTC20 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 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 challenge runs from Tuesday, 12:01 am until Monday at 8 pm EST
    Enjoy yourself!!!

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

Your Flourishes Friends!


Liz Williams said...

Thanks for the great challenge, Betty. These samples are just the prettiest.

NancyK said...

What incredible inspiration pieces and even more incredible designs by these ladies! These are all WOW cards!

Liz Williams said...

Here's my card:

Carol L said...

What a wonderful challenge and such beautiful cards, you have all created!

Here's my card, a special one for my Dad, this Father's Day!


The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful inspiration from the posters and the ladies did an awesome job...gorgeous work. Pat
mine is at

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful inspiration challenge! The DT cards are over the top gorgeous this week too!! Thanks for the inspiration! Here is my Mediterranean Floral II card.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the great inspiration challenge, Betty!
All of the creations are soooo gorgeous!! Wow!!

Here is mine:

Maureen said...

This was such a great challenge - all of those posters were incredible! I will definitely be drawing inspiration from there again in the future! Here's my take:

Karen W said...

They are all gorgeous cards, I hope to get to play this week and just ordered the lillypad set, I love it!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello ladies - what a fabulous gallery to be inspired by! Thanks Betty! Here is my card:

Thank you for the opportunity to play - I have loved it!! God bless you!

marilynprestonn said...

Here is my card for this week's wow challenge. Thanks ladies for having me and Betty for this sweet inspiration.

Thanks for looking and enjoy.

Irit Shalom said...


NWFlamingo said...

Thanks to Pile It On! I found your blog and here is my creation:

Etha said...

wow what a wonderful challenge. The DT samples as always just BLOW ME AWAY!!! soooo pretty, all of them!! I hope I will have some time SOMEtime before next tuesday to play. Heck I may even get my new stamps by then :)

Jeanne Forsyth said...

What a wonderful challenge - I love all the DT's work, they are all so beautiful!
Here is my card.

Deborah March said...

FABULOUS inspiration! I used a poster for one of my cards posted here:

Shauna K said...

Great DT inspiration and wonderful art inspiration too! Here is my take on her work :)

Rosemary D said...

Wow, some gorgeous cards up this week. I had never seen Kim Poloson's work. Beautiful! Here is my card:

Sandy said...

What a great choice for an inspiration challenge. My card is up at SCS, and from there you can link to the inspiration I chose.

Rebecca Forsyth said...

The design team never fails! You guys are amazing. Love this weeks creations. I have posted my take on the challenge here:)

Liz Williams said...

I enjoyed this challenge so much I had to do another one:

Emilia said...

What a GREAT challenge!!!
This is my card:

Sabrina said...

Gosh, what inspiring cards - and that site! I got lost in all the floral photography posters and had to pull myself back into the right section. Wish there was more time in a day, there are at least two more cards I'd love to make...but unless I get more time before Monday, this is it:
It's based on the Bel Bouquet poster, just changed the colour and flower.

Unknown said...

WOW those posters are wonderful! It was hard to choose just one...but here's my card on my blog


LeAnne said...

All of these samples were just lovely....I really enjoyed looking at the posters, there were so many beautiful ones, it was hard to choose! Great inspirational material!
Here is my creation:

Julie Campbell said...

Very fun challenge--my first inspiration challenge. Love all the samples!

Here's my card:

raindropecho said...

What a great site to find inspiration! I will definitely be going back there if I need some.
Here's my card

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Great challenge. Here is my card.

Dawn Frost said...

This is my first time doing a Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge. Here is my card:
Loved the challenge!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Fun challenge - lots of inspiration to be found on that site! Here's my card:


NinaB said...

I love this challenge. Kim's posters are just gorgeous. Here are my cards:

Anonymous said...

Kim's posters are wonderful inspiration! Here is my second card, this time from her pear poster.

Apple green Topiaries


Ali Manning said...

This was a REALLY fun challenge - Kim's prints are amazing. Here's mine:

-Agnes- said...

Here is my entry. The inspiration I chose is Botanique 2 - it looks old and could have belonged to the people pictured in my card.