Monday, March 08, 2010

Flourishes New Store Celebration - Day One

Flourishes has been waiting to officially unveil its new home on the web for months and this week we're kicking off five days of fun and games to celebrate the big event! Today's challenge is a bit sketchy – literally. hostess and Flourishes artist Becky Fleck whipped up a special sketch just for our celebration! Use it for your own creation, link up here on the Flourishes blog and you could walk away the winner of our day one drawing for a goody bag from Flourishes (it's a fun-filled surprise!). If you upload to Splitcoast, please use the keyword FLLCCEL1. You have until Monday, March 15th at 6 PM EST to link up your cards!

Here's the fabulous sketch Becky has for us:

And here's my card using the sketch:

I'm using a newer Flourishes set called Let's Have Tea. This tea pot is actually sitting on a tray, but I wanted just the teapot for this card so I stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on Classic White card stock, colored it with Copic markers, and cut it out.

I was aiming for a vintage/shabby chic sorta look, so I did some distressing, both with a sanding block and with ink. And, I played around a little with some Distress Inks to make the mottled element. I used a shipping tag, cut off the top portion, and sponged several colors of Distress ink on, then spritzed it with water. The colors blended together and I like the look. It's like your own very subtle patterned paper--I'll be doing more of this. The rest is pretty simple: some lace, some buttons, and some sewing. The sentiment is from Tag Lines--stamped also with Memento rich Cocoa ink.

Thanks for stopping by for the first day of Flourishes new store celebrations! Be sure to check back in tomorrow to see what we have in store for you. And also be sure to check out the rest of today's offerings by visiting these DT and FOFDT blogs--you'll not be disappointed!

Maki Jones
Cindy Haffner
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Dawn Burnworth
Leslie Miller
Betty Wright
Dee Jackson

Stamps: Let's Have Tea, Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); shipping label (Office Max); English Garden (Making Memories)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Tattered Rose, Pine Needles, Old Paper Distress inks (Ranger)
Accessories: 3M foam squares, lace (craft store); Copic markers; Vintage buttons, Rustic Twine (PTI); sewing machine


  1. This is so sweet and vintage feeling! Great lace and papers with this teapot!

  2. Barbara, this is just exquisite! Beautiful colors, sewing, lace detailing, and coloring! Love the buttons, too! Beautifully done!

  3. Barbara this is beautiful.. I love the pretty paper you chose..It really accents your stamped image..Great job.

  4. I love this vintage look!!! Your colors are awesome!!

  5. Wow! This is really pretty. I love the papers and the softness of the teapot. Just gorgeous!!

  6. I love the teapot and the girlie look. So many stamps and so little time to create.

  7. Very pretty-like the dp you used and the spritzed panel-neat looking. tfs

  8. nice card. Love the lace detail.

  9. Ooh, I love the look of this, Barbara. Great choice of DP - it reminds me of something from Anne of Green Gables era. Well done!

  10. BE... STILL...MY...HEART! Oh my goodness girl, you knocked this one OUT OF THE PARK! Wow.

  11. Barbara, I don't always comment, but I always love your work and today is no exception! LOVE how everything you chose fits the tea theme so perfectly!

  12. Ooooooooh, ahhhhhhhh, this is so very pretty, Barbara! Love the vintage details with the paper, lace, and buttons. Sigh... can I just stay here with your lovely card for a while?

  13. Oh WOW Barbara! How beautifully vintage, especially fitting with the tea pot.

  14. I love your card. I just pulled out a teapot with roses stamp! I love your design and idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  15. Oh wow, I bet you just hated having to use all those buttons for the sketch! LOLOL BEAUTIFUL design, GF! Absolutely beautiful!


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