Friday, August 9, 2013

Rusted Flowers

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Happy Friday and welcome to Flourishes August pre-release challenge! The month of August has rolled in and many of us are beginning to think ahead to Autumn (oh Summer, please stay a little longer!). How about we throw a fun color challenge at you that mixes Summer and Autumn colors together and challenge you to create something with the potential to WIN our August New Releases! Here are the colors: A lovely teal, a rich rust and a neutral gray. What we love about this challenge is that all of these colors can be found in our Flourishes Color Made Easy Collections. Emerald Coast, Terra Cotta and either Cool Neutrals or Tonal Neutrals, isn't that great?

Some of the Flourishes Design Team were blessed to be able to gather together just a few weeks ago in Yellowstone National Park for a wonderful weekend. We realized that there was some beautiful scenery right in front of us that matched the colors of our challenge this month, so we thought we'd show that off to you as well...

Beautifully colored mineral Ink Pots in just the right shades!
 Today I have used Dahlia's that is stamped onto Classic White Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink.
Colored with Copic Collections:

Simple layers today using Color Made Easy Terra Cotta and Cool Neutrals paper collections. I scalloped the one edge of the Terra Cotta and added a paper doily underneath my panels.

Scored the edges of the stripped designer paper from Echo Park Beautiful Life collection. A few hints of sparkle and a few of the My Minds Eye Oxford enamel dots. Voila!
Here is a close up of the flower pots as I tried for the first time the technique using the blender pen refill and some textures of a wash cloth. I do like how this looks although maybe should of done a bit more of it. I am still learning...  ;-)   

Be sure to check out the creations from the design team:
  • Simply create a card using these colors in the graphic above
  • Entries need to be in by Friday August 16th at 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 FLLCAUG13
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner's Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday August 17th, 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 Wednesday August 14th when our wonderful August Sneak Peeks start!


Silke Ledlow said...

Stacy, this is beautiful! Happy weekend...hugs ~S~

Cindy Lawrence said...

Beautiful, Stacy! Great set choice too...heheh (great minds). Love the texture on your flower vases! You did that beautifully!

Heather Jensen said...

Love your blue Dahlias! This is so "you" and I LOVE it! :)

ChristineCreations said...

Good for you on trying out the textured look! It really gives you the feeling of having a clay pot :) Lovely Stac!

TLady said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE this Stacy!!!!!:) AND your coloring is FABULOUS!!!!! (I LOOOOOVE to use my Blender Pen too! I haven't been "taught" though! Just winging it every time!) It would be INTERESTING TO LEARN!!!!!) SUCH PRETTY DAHLIAS!!!!!!!:) AND I'm LOVING those enamel dots lately!!!!:)

Marisa said...

Fabulous colouring of this wonderful image! Great use of the colours too. Lovely creation :)

Makiko Jones said...

Soooo pretty, Stacy!! Love your use of those colors and doily layer! Fabulous CAS card!!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! I saw it on FB. It really stands out!

Linda Carson said...

PS...your photo on the Card Maker blog was lovely! Congratulations again Stacy!

Julie Koerber said...

I even like these beautiful blossoms in blue! This is so fun with the doily and splash of pearls --- so pretty Stac!