Friday, March 09, 2012

Flourishes March Pre-release Challenge

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Hello folks!

Last month, we let the cat out of the bag and told you that once in a while we'd usher in what we called a Pinter-inspiration challenge. We're getting on the Pinterest bandwagon and even have a Flourishes page HERE showing not only all of our sets but cards and techniques that inspire us! So, today's Pinter-inspiration is one inspired by the website Design Seeds. Here's a peek at what they do!!!

March Pinterinspiration copy

They take an image and then, produce a color palette taken from the gorgeous photo! You'll have to check out their website
HERE for their literal daily inspiration! I could literally spend hours on their site!

HOW TO PLAY! So, do you want a chance to win Flourishes entire March Release? All you need to do is be inspired by the color palette above and use it in a creation! Once you are done, just link up here using the inlinkz widget and you will be in the running. You have until Friday, March 16th at 5PM  EST to enter! Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don't -- play along anyway -- you would win some! The winner will receive all three sets and our new Tailor-made die that will be unveiled in our newest release starting NEXT WEDNESDAY! If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, don't forget to use the keyword MAR12PIN! Good Luck! 

Need some inspiration? Be sure to hop on over to our DT member’s blogs to see what fun they whipped up using these gorgeous shades of green and purple

March sneaks start on March 14 so get ready for some gorgeous offerings, as usual! To get you in the mood, I have a card using the inspiration piece and A Year In Flowers, Set 1. Have I mentioned how much I love all of these flowers? I thought so ;-)

I started by stamping the image on Classic White card stock and with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloring it with these Copic Collections:

Evergreen Collection:


Robin’s Egg Collection:

Robin's Egg Collection

Sunflower Collection:

Sunflower Collection

Lilac Collection:

Lilac Collection

Then I cut it out with a Labels Eighteen Nestabilities die and my Grand Calibur machine and popped it up on some lace and some of my favorite lavender plaid ribbon—I love the way this ribbon ties! The sentiment was stamped on a Classic Oval Nestabilities die, which was also popped up. I finished it off with some of the new Candi embellishments in Chocolate Limes.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now you must go see what the rest of the DT have for you today:

Barbara Anders  (<--you are here!)
Julie Koerber
Cindy Lawrence
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle

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Stamps: A Year In Flowers, Set 1 (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Enchanted 6 x 6 (Memory Box)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Labels Eighteen and Classic Oval Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); Copic markers, lace, ribbon, Candi dots, foam dots




  1. Wow this is so pretty. My pansies outside are looking just like this with all the rain and warm sunshine. This is gorgeous.

  2. What strikes me right off is the vibrancy of color in your flowers. Very pretty!

  3. Lovely! I almost used the pansies too! The paper is so pretty!

  4. Gorgeous card, Barb! You always find the prettiest papers. Love your layout and beautiful coloring!

  5. Gorgeous card, Barb! You always find the prettiest papers. Love your layout and beautiful coloring!

  6. loooovely, sooo lovely! beautiful papers and wonderfully colored flowers. love it, Bar.

  7. I've always loved these papers, they are perfect for this color challenge Bar! Gorgeous rich purples in your coloring too!

  8. You rocked this challenge, Bar! Boy, is this ever gorgeous! I sure do love the paper. So dainty to go with the pretty pansies. They're an old fashioned flower and you designed your card to fit them perfectly.

  9. Very pretty Barbara! Your rich coloring is awesome and great papers.

  10. Wonderful, my pansies are in full bloom as well. You post is so well done

  11. So lovely Barb, beautiful layout and coloring.

  12. all the yummy layers!!

  13. Gorgeousness!!! Fabulous coloring!!

  14. Beautiful card. Love the colors


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