Friday, May 3, 2013

Warm Happy Day

We're excited to welcome you to May's Release Challenge at Flourishes! May brings most of us to those warmer sunny days anticipating summer, and in some cultures May Day is celebrated by presenting loved ones with flowers or ringing the doorbell at someone's home and leaving behind a basket of flowers and treats....today we're bringing you flowers of our own, asking you to be inspired  by the colors in this beautiful illustration... Colorful+Creations+May+Challenge

HOW TO PLAY: There are so many beautiful combinations you can be inspired by! Choose all of the colors in the illustration - or pick three that work together for you and create! If you play along with us, you could win Flourishes entire May Stamp Release! If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCMAY13. You can enter as many times as you like, but we want you to know if you use Flourishes stamps, your entry counts twice! You have until Friday May 10, 2013 at 5 PM EST to enter.    Have fun getting inky!
With this challenge, we also want to let you in on a little secret! Do you like the image above? Well, next week you will see this very flower in its full glory as our designers sneak peak the work of a brand new artist at Flourishes -- Sam Pickard! Sam hails from England and many folks have seen her work on her blog - Planet Sam. We are so excited to share this artist's work on polymer! We know you will love what we have in store!

My creation is with the Gerber Daisies as it was still on the table from my last creation. Pretty much loved that creation so I cased it again. If you missed it you can find it HERE.  I stamped the flowers onto classic white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink.
Colored with copic collections:



Once colored and cut out around the leaves I added dimensionals to the back. Die cut the Spellbinders Timeless rectangles again. Layered with some designer paper and the Color Made Easy Rich Browns cardstock.

Layered some more of the white crochet ribbon along with the Color Made Easy Candy Pink Pink Aster ribbon around the center. More flourishes pearls the corners, I did move my sentiment from the last one. My sentiment is from Tiny Flowers and Tags that is die cut with our Tailor Made Classic Tags die. Added some ivory jute to tie off the sentiment tag and my Color Made Easy Poppy button. Voila! I think I need to make more of these. ha ha! 
Be sure to check out the creations from the design team:
  THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Simply create a card using 3 or more of the colors of the inspiration photo above
  • Entries need to be in by Friday May 10th, 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit to be counted
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those entries that don't combine will be in the running
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCMAY13
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner's Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday May 11th, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!


18 comments:

stampqueen said...

Oh beautiful gerbers!!! Wonderfully colored!!

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS Stacy! Am hoping to play along and win May's release!

Becky said...

Stunning card! These daisy's are beautiful.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Oooo...awwww! Gorgeous Stacy! Love the lacy frame and your daisies just POP with colour! Awesome use of the colour palette!

ChristineCreations said...

Stacy - this is so gorgeous and intricate. Beautiful details and amazing cutting girl!

TLady said...

WOW STACY!!!!!!!!! I feel like you're offering up a BOUQUET of flowers for your readers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Feel I need to go get a vase!) :) IT'S ABSOLUTELY LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! PERFECT!!!!!!! :)

Julie Koerber said...

One word -- BEAUTIFUL! Love the way you colored these buds up and man, that layout is divine!!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh Stacy - how beautiful! The coloring is amazing and I love the pearls and the beautiful frame. GORGEOUS!

Tricia

dpkennedy said...

The lace frame is perfect with your gorgeous Gerbera's! Love this Stacy, so beautiful!

Vicky said...

So gorgeous and pretty hun...and I hope you have a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally gorgeous Stacy!!!

Tracy said...

I am in LOVE with this card! Absolutely gorgeous spray of flowers Stacy and mixed with the bling and pretty frame for an exquisite creation. Hugs!

Angel said...

gorgeous, girlie! love the pearls behind those sweet flowers!

Linda Carson said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork Stacy!

Kathy D. said...

Hey Stacy. If you get a chance come see us at Clearly iStamp tomorrow as I will be hosting 4 challenges for National Scrapbook Day!! Would love to see you!!!

Kathy D.

Makiko Jones said...

Oh my goodness!! This is super gorgeous! The delicate frame and pearl swirls are just perfect for your Daisies!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, I actually gasped when I saw this. Gorgeous, Stacy! 'Nuff said.

Heather Jensen said...

My oh my! This is a real beauty Stacy. I love that pretty die cut card base and perfectly colored Gerber Daisies. :)