Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Flourishes Noon Time Challenge–Pretty In Purple


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… 


…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.


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.

Spring Clean Sale Graphic 2

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




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

    ~ Amanda :)

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

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

  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 rocked your cards this month lady!

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

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

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

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

  9. Gorgeous color palette and love your coloring technique!

  10. Beautiful card Barbara it looks fab!

  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!

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

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


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