Friday, November 9, 2012

Flourishes Progressive Challenge

Hi all and welcome to the kick off of Flourishes November release! Are you ready for a new spin on the release week fun? Well, we are! We've gotten some requests and comments lately that more folks wished they could play in our noon time challenges. They were fun-filled ways to win our release, but were too quick for many of you to play. So, we listened to your comments and this release - we're switching things up a bit!
Today, we're hosting a 4-step challenge that will give you not one, not two, not three but FOUR ways to win our New Release Bundle! Here's how it works! Throughout the day, we'll be revealing elements to our progressive challenge. Want the first portion?

STEP 1: Simply use this sketch! Just that easy! Once you are done, be sure to link up your creation below using the Inklinkz widget. HERE'S THE CATCH!!! If you want to be eligible for ALL FOUR ways to win, you need to be progressive and add  your creation to each step of the challenge. You can make 4 cards or wait until all four steps are revealed and incorporate all four steps into one card. BUT, even if you only make one card using all the steps, you need to link it up on all four posts. will chose four winners so we want to make sure you are counted for each step you used on your creation! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCNOV12 as your keyword for all four parts to this challenge.  You have until next Friday, November 16th at 5PM EST to enter – so get those creative juices flowing! You have a shot at four sets valued at more than $60! Woo hoo!

The OFFICIAL Rules…..
  • Simply create a card using this sketch!
  • Entries need to be in by Friday, November 16 by 5 PM EST
  • Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entry
  • You must link your creation on this post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those that don’t combine will be in the running.
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCNOV12
  • We’ll announce the winners Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post  on Saturday, November 17th so check back then to see if you’re one of the lucky winners!
 Check back on Flourishes Blog at 6AM CST for .... another clue-- STEP 2 is coming your way then!
Now for my creation.....
I actually made this for my DH as he was headed on a business trip to Washington DC at the same time Hurricane Sandy was going to hit. Luckily he did not end up going and stayed home with us. Now I have a card to give him another time, always prepared! :0)   First I stamped my image from A Guiding light onto classic white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink. I then die cut the circle using Spellbinders Classic circles and Scallop circles. My boat is colored using copic collections:

I did a little faux stitching around my designer paper from Authentique Loyal collection. This paper is perfect for masculine cards. Tied off my beautiful ivory iridescent ribbon with a button and kraft jute combo and voila! I do really like making masculine cards.
Be sure to check out the sketch from Heather  and Danielle  as they played along in Step 1,  sketch only with me. Don't forget about our Gamblers Sale!  Have a fun filled weekend!


The Craft Bucket said...

Simply gorgeous, I love it. Jane x

Colleen said...

This is breathtaking, another set on my wish list. LOL

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the challenge, Stacy! Great card!

TLady said...

PERFECT MASCULINE CARD Stacy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)LOVE this image AND your execution of it!!!!!!!! :) Your printed papers are PERFECT with this too! :)

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Stacy!
Hugs and smiles

Allison Cope said...

What a gorgeous first step creation Stacy! Love the ship and all your beautiful details! Masculine yet very pretty!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh I LOVE this!!~

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL...perfect masculine card Stacy! Have a great weekend...hugs ~S~

Tracy said...

The split of papers on this card is so striking. Beautifully designed Stacy. :-) Hugs!

rosalie said...

What a great masculine card and lucky husband that he has you to make his cards! Love the stamp set and just everything about the card!

April said...

Beautiful card! I love the image. You did a great job coloring.

ChristineCreations said...

This is so handsome my dear friend - and so perfect for the ocassion. I love that you kept the focal circle in one piece too...really suits the sentiment and design.

dpkennedy said...

Great masculine card Stacy! Really love it!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this card!! I'm going to pin it when I have a moment. Would love to case this if that's okay?
Beth Greco