Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Flourishes Release Challenge

Did you simply LOVE all the beauties you’ve been seeing today? I know!!! Well, I’ve got another card with another image from the set for today’s challenge, which is a sketch. Here’s the sketch:

And here's my card using another stunning image from Feminine Charm:

First of all I stamped the dress form image on Classic Ivory card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,  colored just the flowers with Copic markers, then cut it out by hand. Following the sketch, I used assorted patterned papers from Lost and Found: Blush, distressed the edges with both a tool and ink and did some stitching. I popped the dress form up on foam dots and added some seam binding, a twine-tied button, and the sentiment, cut out with my Grand Calibur machine and a Nested Lacey Pennant Nestabilities flag.

So, now it’s your turn! You can get all the challenge details on the Flourishes Blog . Hope to see tons of entries—you might just win a prize!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!

Stamps: Feminine Charm (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic Ivory (Flourishes; Kraft, Basic Black (SU!); Lost and Found: Blush 6 x 6 (MME)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Nested Lacey Pennant Nestabilities (Spellbinders); seam binding, button, twine, flat backed pearls, distressing tool, Copic markers, sewing machine


  1. Gawjuss! Love the pop of color from the flowers on the dress form! Very classy card!

  2. I love your papers, Barb!! You always have such nice papers and your coloring skills are making me jealous! :)

  3. Love it! I have that 6x6 paper stack also & it's a perfect compliment to the dress form. I'm really liking this set.

  4. This is gorgeous. I can see this becoming a fast favourite. I love your take on this stamp.

  5. Hi Barbara,
    I love what you have done with this stamp - some of the girls have made it look quite shabby chic, but you have made it look very elegant. It's lovely.
    Hugs, Anne P

  6. Oh my gosh! This is amazing! I love it! TFS Callyann
    I will be back for more!

  7. Oh la la... Love the colors and the shabby feeling to this! Beautiful card.

  8. Love the DP's you used and that ribbon is scrumptious!!!

  9. So sharp looking Barbara. The MME paper is perfection on this card. Beautiful use of the ribbon too!

  10. Gorgeous! Love the shabby-chic, and the crazy stitches all around are perfect!

  11. Oh my word, this is BEAUTIFUL, girl! I could just sit and stare at this one alllll day! LOVE!


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