Friday, June 7, 2013

Textured Thank you

In just a few short days Flourishes will be unveiling a new round of stamps inspired by the outdoors. We're really excited to show them to you. So today, we're challenging you to be inspired by the TEXTURES of nature!
HOW TO PLAY: Create something with an outdoorsy texture in mind - or use an element from nature as part of your design. It could be the texture in an embossing folder that has woodgrain, leaves or vines, it could be a leaf rubbing behind your image, something glossy like rain or shiny like a berry. The interpretation is up to you! If you play along with us, you could win Flourishes entire June Stamp Release!
If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCJUN13. You can enter as many times as you like, but we want you to know if you use your Flourishes stamps, your entry counts twice! You have until Friday June 14, 2013 at 5 PM EST to enter. Just be sure to enter your creation below using our InLinkz Widgit. Enjoy exploring those nature textures!

This challenge was interesting to me and rather difficult at first. The next door neighbor to our right has these beautiful almost hawaii like flowers with glossy leaves. Very similar to the ones in this picture to the left. They have these gorgeous red flowers that bloom every year and the leaves are smooth and shiny. The leaves on the Orchids seemed a really close match and with some liquid glass they would be smooth and shiny all the same. I stamped the Orchids onto classic white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink.
Colored with copic collections:

Layered onto some of our Color Made Easy Candy Pink and Sunflower collections. My frame is using Spellbinders Resplendant Rectangles die. Wrapped some of the Color Made Easy Candy Pink Festive Fuchsia ribbon and white lace trim around the base. Then tied off some Color Made Easy Sunflower Antique Gold into a bow. These fun Theresa Collins summer stories enamel spots are great accents for cards.
This is a close up so you can see the liquid glass on the leaves all shiny and smooth.

  • Simply create a card using any textures from nature, or inspired by nature
  • Entries need to be in by Friday June 14th, 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 FLLCJUN13
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner's Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday June 15th, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!
Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We'll see you here on TUESDAY June 11 when Sneak Peeks start!


Rosy Newlun said...

Wow, the way you colored the fringy edged flowers looks so textured! It draws my eyes right into the card! Great job!!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Absolutely fabulous Stacy! I too use nature for inspiration and colouring all the time! The plant your neighbor has sounds very interesting. I love the colours and textures you chose for your orchids! They look stunning!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful Stacy! Awesome coloring job girl, and I LOVE those glossy-leaves, nice touch!

Katie Sims said...

Wow, Stacy...your orchids are so vibrant they just pop! Your coloring is beautiful and I think you captured the shiny leaves wonderfully with the glossy accents!

Marisa said...

Loving all that yellow and the gorgeous border.

Cheryl said...

Stacy, your card turned out beautiful. I really like all that yellow with the dark pink accent, and that die you used is gorgeous! Great job on those leaves. This is a "challenging challenge." I haven't been able to figure out what to make yet, myself.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

ChristineCreations said...

This is gorgeous girl! You did a fabulous job even when it was challenging :) I love the gloss on the leaves...and all the yellow and layers are beautifully done!

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty! Love the color that you used!

TLady said...

OoooOOoooO!!!!!!!! VERY NICE STACY!!!!!!!!!!! :) I LOOOOOOOVE IT! AND the shinny leaves too!!!!!! :) GORGEOUS COLORING!!!!!!!!!! :) ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, this is gorgeous! Love the yellow and the glossy leaves. Your coloring is over the top!

Julie Koerber said...

Gorgeous color Stac --that pop of yellow and the way you colored up those orchids makes me smile! Love the layout too!

Debbie said...

These are stunning orchids. Love the yellows!!!


Silke Ledlow said...

Stacy, your card is GORGEOUS!!! The liquid glass is such an awesome touch!!! Hugs ~S~

Amanda said...

How beautiful!! I love your design and your bright, cheery colors! Simply perfection :)

Makiko Jones said...

This is stunning! The bright yellow and green are beautiful together! I love how the liquid glass looks on morning dune.