Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Page Maps and Christmas challenge....


Every quarter, Becky Fleck of PageMaps dishes out 10 fabulous sketches to get those creative juices flowing with her CardMaps. Well, this month some of the lovely ladies from Flourishes did the honors and took her sketches to bring CardMaps to life with beautiful and creative samples for each and every sketch. To check out CardMaps for September, click here and then click on the CardMaps link on the left.
I combined the sketch from Becky with Flourishes Christmas Spirit challenge for Sept. You can read and play along with the challenge all of Sept. here. It's a great way to get your Christmas cards done early and you never know you might WIN a Flourishes Christmas set by playing along.
Dove and Holly has to be in my top 5 favorite sets from Flourishes and in my top 2 fav Christmas sets. So after I saw the sketch Becky had for me I just knew I was using this set. I colored the doves first using the Copic Collections Sky , Water and a touch of Warm neutrals. The leaves are colored using Evergreen and Spring Greens. I stamped on another sheet the holly on the sentiment panel and cut it out and popped them up on dimensionals. I also have the Doves cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I used the swiss dots folder for the bottom part of the card and the ribbons as the center panel. I thought this sketch was a lot of fun and very versatile with what you can do with it.


Check out what the other Flourishes girls created with their sketch:
Some exciting news also! Flourishes is now on Facebook. I have no idea how to even get there since I am personally not on Facebook but check it out if you are! :0) Hope you enjoyed all our creations. Have a wonderful day.

19 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!!! Stacy you ALWAYS do the most amazing things with those doves and this is no exception ---- absolutely gorgeous my friend!!! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Stacy!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful, Stacy!! Gorgeous coloring on those doves.

ChristineCreations said...

Just beautiful Stacy, the pop of blue and red against the white is awesome, great use of the sketch and beautifully colored.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is beautiful, Stacy! I love the image and wonderful colors. The texture is just terrific.

Kerri said...

This is soooo GORGEOUS!!! I love it, Stacy!

Betty Wright said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Stacy! The coloring, cutwork detailing, and Christmas elegance is quite stunning! Lovely card!

Monique said...

Totally Beautiful Stacy!!!

Tasha said...

So very gorgeous Stacy. Great image and choice of colours
love tasha xx

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, Stacy, this is stunning! I love your colors! Wow!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Stacy... I really love this set.. Such a pretty one for the holidays. You did a great job with your sketch..:)

Leslie Miller said...

Good Heavens, this is beautiful, Stacy! I love all the clean blue and white, yet it's colorful, too. Fabulous use of the sketch!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is just gorgeous Stacy!!

Peggy said...

I remember your previous cards with those doves! You work magic with them!! Beautiful, beautiful card!

Makiko Jones said...

Absolutely beautiful and stunning, Stacy!! Fabulous blue Christmas card!

Holly said...

Stunningly beautiful!!!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Holy cow, Stacy, this is gorgeous! Love your coloring and such beautiful blues in your image. This is beautiful!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

wow...this is beautiful!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Stunning!! An absolutely gorgeous card, Stacey.