Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Flourishes Noon Time Challenge–Pretty In Purple

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Hi, there! I’m back now with my card for Flourishes Noon Time challenge for today: Pretty In Purple. Get all the deets at the Flourishes Blog.

I decided not to color the image from the soon-to-be-released Hydrangeas set for this card, but to ink it up with colored inks instead. I used my Memento Dew Drops ink pads and simply inked it up with different colors. There might be a little overlap, but it’s not noticeable since I stamped on lightly patterned paper, for just that reason. I worked quickly with the two colors and used a water-based marker to fill in the brown stems, then “huffed” mightily and stamped. I LOVE how this turned out and can’t wait to try it on some other large images.

I wanted this card to be vintage-y, so after I stamped the image I tore the paper around it, then distressed the edges with
Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I used the
Double Embossing technique for the lovely old-fashioned font sentiment… 

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…then some Kraft trim that I LOVE, some green gingham ribbon, and a butterfly charm to finish it off.

Here’s the inside with another sentiment from the set.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you back tomorrow for the second day of May sneaks! But in the meantime, be sure to check out what a few other design team members have for this challenge and join in!

Dawn Burnworth
Danielle Kennedy
Sharon Doolittle
Maki Jones

Here's a few things you'll want to know about this release:

  • Take advantage of a special limited time only deal and grab all of the new sets for May in the New Release Bundle at 10% off the total price. Get all the details HERE.
  • Don't forget the Home Sweet Home Challenge is in progress AND, don't forget to check the Flourishes Blog for today's Noon Time Challenge--another way to win a prize!!
  • All winners will be announced on Saturday, May 12th, at Noon CST on the Flourishes Blog.

And if that wasn’t enough, Flourishes is having an Inventory Reduction/Spring Cleaning sale—15% off all embellishments, papers, Spellbinders dies, embossing folders, and tools.


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Now’s the time to get your hands on some of those goodies you’ve been wanting. Use the code SPRINGCLEAN at check out. Sale runs through Sunday, May 13th, 2012.

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~Supplies~
Stamps: Hydrangeas (Flourishes)
Paper:
Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Manila Basics (Basic Grey); Concord Crush DSP, Concord Crush, Kraft (SU!)
Ink:
Memento Rich Cocoa, Grape Jelly, Cottage Ivy Dew Drops; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug, Textile embossing folder (Provocraft)

 

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16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous, Barb!! I love that you stamped on DP/PP, it really makes your card look fabulous :)

    ~ Amanda :)

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  2. So pretty and what a great idea to ink it up with the dew drops. Beautiful card!!

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  3. OMG - Barbara, your card is stunning! I LOVE the hydrangia! The butterfly charm is so right for the card!

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  4. Bar, this is just stunning. I can't get over how fabulous it looks just inked and on the dp. That's what I was talking about...you rocked your cards this month lady!

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  5. Lovely, I like how youstamped on something other than white or cream CS> The butterfly is perfect.

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  6. just fabulous and so elegant!!!!!
    xx petra

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  7. Oh my Gosh, how gorgeous!!! Love this card!

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  8. Oh, Barbara, your card is just gorgeous!

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  9. Gorgeous color palette and love your coloring technique!

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  10. Beautiful card Barbara it looks fab!

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  11. I so love this card! Immediately grabbed my attention when I saw it on the blog. Wonderful combination of images with that pp & your design is terrific!

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  12. Barbara, this is so beautiful!! I love your Hydrangea!

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  13. I love this! It looks fabulous on the patterned paper!

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Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!

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