Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flourishes Art and Letters Noon-Time Challenge

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Are you ready for a little challenge? Today’s Flourishes Noon-Time Challenge has to do with creating a little art :) I’m all about that so this challenge was right up my alley!

Arts & Letters Challenge Graphic copy

This challenge is a simple one -- make art out of... Letters! Whether it's a simple monogram, or a decorative word to share - the highlight of this card or creation has to be all about letters! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCJUNERW2. All entries need to be in by June 15th at 5PM EST in order to be in the running to win our June release!

I’m using Letters In Blossom for my framed Christmas project. I used these soft pinks and greens in my living room and carry it through in my Christmas decorations for that room.

I started with an inexpensive prefinished 5 x 7 frame and distressed it up a bit with a sanding block and some distress stain. Then, I stamped the letters for “JOY” on

Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored them with these Copic Collections…

Lenten Rose Collection:
Lenten Rose
Rich Brown Collection:


New Fields Collection:


…sponged it with some Antique Linen Distress Ink, matted it, and adhered it some matching patterned paper before putting it in the frame. Voila! Christmas art! I can’t wait to display this on a table or shelf this year!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you back tomorrow for the third and final day of June sneaks! But in the meantime, be sure to check out what a few other design team members have for this challenge and then join in!

Amanda Havon
Stacy Morgan
Cindy Lawrence
Maki Jones
Heather Jensen
Julie Koerber

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 10 Minute Creations 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, June 16th, at Noon CST on the Flourishes Blog.



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Stamps: Letters In Blossom (
Classic White (Flourishes); patterned paper from stash
Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: frame, sanding block




  1. Barb, this is such a beautiful Christmas idea!! Why didn't I think of that? I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" your idea for a Christmas gift this year :) You have so many stylish ideas :)

    I love how you matted everything in and sponged it in. It really brings your eyes to those beautifully colored in letters :)

    ~ Amanda :)

  2. Beautiful Bar, very soft and delicate feeling.

  3. Wow, how pretty and simple to make! I'm sure this will be a cherished Christmas decoration for years to come!

  4. This is beautiful and would be a lovely gift. TFS

  5. I just LOVE that frame Bar...the distressing is great on it! And the JOY letters and flowers are so pretty. Beautiful!

  6. Joy - that's the word I've taken as my motto, so I love what you did today! This set is gorgeous!

  7. This is simply fabulous Bar!! I love the word you created.

  8. So pretty Bar -- I love how you use stamping for home decor. I've loved all of your banners and this, I am sure, will be great for the holidays! Too fun!

  9. gorgeous! these Monograms are amazing!! such a wonderful idea!!

  10. Love your Christmas project! So beautiful!!

  11. Wow! Your framed image is beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles

  12. Beautiful! I thought I might be able to do without this alphabet - but now I'm not so sure! Beautiful Christmas gift!


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