Thursday, October 13, 2011

Celebrate the Season - Flourishes Noon-Time Challenge

Last release, we challenged players to come up with a fun and unique twist on a challenge, suggest it and they could win a chance to be in the Flourishes spotlight – not only would their challenge be picked, they would be the superstar of the day ushering the challenge as well! Our second challenge hostess this noon is the talented Linda Carson! We loved her challenge to tap Flourishes Tutorial Library and try a new technique on for size! 

How to Play: Simply scroll through Flourishes Tutorial Library here .  Once you find a technique or project that you’d like to give a try, have some creative fun and make it! After you’re done, be sure to share a link to the post on our tutorial library, so we can all see what inspired you! Be sure to link up to this post using our inlinkz widget. You need to do that in order to be in the running. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCORW2. You have until Friday, October 14th at 5PM EST to enter! Let’s get that name game started and get creative! Check out the Flourishes Blog for the challenge rules and then got find yourself a technique to try!

I am guilty of not trying different techniques so I jumped on this challenge as an opportunity to expand my horizons. I'd never tried the Faux Tile Technique so I decided to give it a whirl. And it was FUN!!!


I'm using another image from today's sneak, A Season Of Celebration. As Beate said in her video, it's good to measure and plan out how you want to do this so your tiles come out even. So, I did that and ended up with a 4 x 4 configuration. I stamped the image on Classic Ivory card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink before cutting it into tiles. Then I coated each tile with Glossy Accents and let them dry before mounting them on black card stock.

Here's a close up of the shine. I really love how this turned out and I *will* be using this technique again!

Check out what some of the other designers did with this challenge today:

Barbara Anders (<-- you are here!)

Thanks for stopping by! See you back here tomorrow for the final October sneak!

Stamps: A Season Of Celebration (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Basic Black (SU!); Wonder 6 x 6 (Authentique)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Glossy Accents (Ranger); seam binding, button, twine, sewing machine, distressing tool, tree stick pins (Maya Road)


  1. Freakin' FAAAAAAABULOUS design, Bar! This rocks the house! You need to frame this one!

  2. So pretty...I love the tile look and vintage Christmas feel of your card. :)

  3. Barbara this looks wonderful! Beautifully done.

  4. WOW Bar! What an awesome technique! This is fantastic!

  5. This is GORGEOUS, Barbara! I really like that set, and it looks FABULOUS tiled like that!

  6. LOVE this faux tile design! Works great with a silhouette image! See ya soon! :-)

  7. Great minds think alike!! Your card is awesome! Wish I were on your Christmas card list!!

  8. What a fun technique! It looks fabulous!

  9. This looks fabulous, Bar! Love the glossy tiles, and the image is so cute! Loving the looks of this set. Great card!

  10. The faux tile design works great with the silhouette stamps - love your vintage holiday paper!

  11. Love this technique! Especially adding Glossy Accents, will have to check out this from Beate. TFS!

  12. This is stunning! Such an awesome technique and gorgeous card!


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