Monday, June 29, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC22)!!!! Thanks so much to all of you who participated in last week's sketch challenge. Keep reading to find out who won!

The Friends of Flourishes blog design 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.

We have a lovely challenge for you this week! It is the last Tuesday of the month, so it is time for another Guest Challenge Designer! Today we welcome Linda Lucas(Lovely Linda) all the way from Australia! Welcome, Linda!!! Linda is challenging us to use our chalk!!! There are so many techniques that you can do using chalk. Whether you want to color, sponge distress, create popping pastels, chalkboard technique, or another technique of choice, the point is to dust off that chalk container and Chalk It!!! We would love to see what you create!

Let's go see what the blog design team created for you this week using chalks!

Up first this week is our challenge host, Linda Lucas. Thanks so much Linda for hosting this week's challenge. Linda is using the Chairs For You and Ornamental Elements sets on her card. Linda is using some Memory Box dp. Linda stamped the chair and colored with chalk to coordinate with the dp. She embossed and cut out the ornamental element and urn then attached to the card using dimensionals to complete her scene plus add visual interest. Wonderful colors and dimension, Linda!!! Just beautiful!!!

Next this week is, Silke Ledlow . Silke is using the Summer on the Patio and Sweet Violets stamp sets. Silke is also using some Basicgray euphoria dp. Beautiful colors and design, Silke. Silke stamped the floral image using versamark then colored each flower and leaf with chalk as well as the watering can. She finished her card with some deep rose satin ribbon and a sentiment from the Sweet Violets set! I love the colors and the popping pastel technique with this image. Gorgeous card, Silke!!!

Next, is Betty Wright. I am using the Sweet Peas and Sweet Violets stamp sets. I am using some Basicgray sultry dp. I think this is one of my new favorite color combos. I am using the Flourishes classic white cardstock. I colored my sweet peas using the Flourishes Copic Color Collections in Hollyhock and Spring Greens. I used chalk to enhance the stripes on the background section that I stamped in versamark. I finished with ribbon, a tag, and sentiment from the Sweet Violets set.

Cindy Haffner is next. Cindy is using the Spring Ephemerals stamp set. Love these colors! To create some texture Cindy is using the Spellbinders flower impressabilities. She created a cording frame around the edge of the card. Love this look. Cindy framed the silhouette flower with the Spellbinder's label four shape. She used chalk to create shading and dimension around the framed image. She finished the look with some dainty butterfly brads. Beautifully done, Cindy!!!

Next up this week is Connie McCotter. On behalf of the Flourishes and the blog design team we would like to let Connie know just have much we have enjoyed her guest designing with us this month. Thank you so much, Connie!!! Connie is using the Patriotism on Parade set. I just love the fireworks sky background Connie created using one of the images in this set. The technique is called background burst. The vibrancy of the colors is beautiful. It really shows the detail of the image in this set. Wonderful patriotic card, Connie!!! Please check out the Designing for a Cause Challenge to see how you can help with the Wounded Warrior Project and Cards for Heroes.

Last this week is, Dee Jackson. Dee is using the newly released Life, Love and Lemons set. Dee used chalks to enhanced the embossed image of her embossing folder background. She colored the lemons image using Flourishes Copic Color Collections. She is using the Daffodil and some of the Spring Greens and Fields color collections. Dee also enhanced her ribbon treatment with shades of the daffodil copic collections markers. Lovely card, Dee!

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

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Winner(FTTC21)

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Carla(stargirl) You Won!!! Congratulations!!! You need to email: for your coupon code!!!!

Don't forget it is not too late to still win not only for FTTC22 challenge but also for any challenges for June. Go back and complete a few and add your link to the list for that challenge to compete for the monthly winner drawing!!!

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 FTTC22 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!


Stacy Morgan said...

Wonderful cards girls! Each one is so pretty!

Sewflake said...

This are just stunning, each one has a technique that I just have to try. I can say that I will be visiting each and every blog to see the details. How do you all do it? Each week is better than the last!!!!

Grace said...

ALL gorgeous work ladies!!! I love each one... each so different! Congratulations to Linda and what a great challenge she came up with!!!

LeAnne said...

Wow, these samples are awesome!

Primitive Seasons said...

where can I find directions on the background burst technique. Wonderful!


Judy Rozema said...

I love how these samples are all so unique and beautiful and then have the unifying chalk theme! Just gorgeous work from everyone!

Congratulations, Linda!!! That is just awesome!

StampinCathy said...

Congrats Linda! All the cards are just breath taking!

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful cards, everyone! Here is my project using chalks:

Thanks for the chance to win!

Carol L said...

What beautiful samples today for inspiration! I love playing along with these fun challenges every week!
Here's my chalked card:

marilynprestonn said...

What magical inspiration again this week and to see our LovelyLinda as guest!

Here is my entre for this week:

Thanks for looking and enjoy.

Trina Kuriger said...

Great challenge Linda, i love using chalks.I used the Chalkboard technique. Here is my card.

Sabrina said...

I had fun with this - and managed to get it done early in the week instead of rushing at the last minute.

Kelly said...

I love this site! So many beautiful ideas and projects! Here's mine for #22 using chalks:

Thanks for looking--K

Carla said...

Wonderful challenge! Here's mine:

BTW, I'm thrilled to have won the coupon this week!! What is the coupon, exactly?

Banu said...

Neat Challenge. Here is my entry.

The Rubber Maid said...

Lovely work as always and a great challenge, as I think we tend to forget about using chalk on our cards. Pat
my card is at

Angel said...

another set of gorgeous cards!!! here's my poppin' waterlilies card:

thanks for making me break out my chalks again!!!

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Unknown said...

I'm so sorry for the double posts...I linked wrong post TWICE!!

Here is mine (3rd try, lol):

Anonymous said...

The dt cards are stunning!! I am so happy that my sweet friend, Linda is hosting this week's challenge too! I have made my card: A Walk in the Woods

Liz Williams said...

Loved the wonderful cards this week. Here is my card for this week's challenge:

Maxine aka Kiwime on SCS said...

Here is my effort - the white did not show very well in the scan :-(.

Beautiful samples on show :-)

Michelle said...

I'm home and straight into making cards.
[URL=""]Here's Mine[/URL]
rubber hugs to you all, PS thank you for all your good wishes.

Linda said...

WOW what FABULOUS cards by the DT!!
Here’s my card.

Dawn Frost said...

I love all of the cards they are so elegant. Great challenge thanks! Here is my card.

Maxine D said...

here is another attempt using chalks.... :-)

Cheryl Walker said...

I love all of the DT's cards they are all soooo very pretty!!! Also wanted to say thank you for my very first order and here is a link to my card on SCS

Also I did add this one to my blog as well!!

Thank you all for this wonderful challenge!!! I did enjoy this very much!!! And love my new stamps:)


Reeca L. said...

I really had to brush the dust off the chalks!! I just loved using them again. I will not let them fall by the wayside ever again.. Here is my card

raindropecho said...

This was fun! I don't know how to work with chalk, so it was a really challenge.
Here's my card

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Beautiful Cards! What ispirations you all share.

Here is my project.

Tracy said...

Hi, I am getting this one in under the wire, it took a while for inspiration to start. I spent some time just looking at my craft desk and stamps LOL. Gorgeous samples for inspritation!

Rosemary D said...

Wonderful cards, of course! Here is my entry for the challenge:

Lunet Media said...

very pretty cards, nice works, samples are good