Friday, March 9, 2012

It's Pre-Release Challenge Time at Flourishes!


Good Friday morning!

Last month, we let the cat out of the bag and told you that once in a while we'd usher in what we called a Pinter-inspiration challenge. We're getting on the Pinterest bandwagon and even have a Flourishes page HERE showing not only all of our sets but cards and techniques that inspire us! So, today's Pinter-inspiration is one inspired by the website Design Seeds. Here's a peek at what they do!!!

March Pinterinspiration copy

They take an image and then, produce a color palette taken from the gorgeous photo! You'll have to check out their website HERE for their literal daily inspiration! I could literally spend hours on their site!
HOW TO PLAY! So, do you want a chance to win Flourishes entire March Release? All you need to do is be inspired by the color palette above and use it in a creation! Once you are done, just link up here using the inlinkz widget and you will be in the running. You have until Friday, March 16th at 5PM  EST to enter! Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don't -- play along anyway -- you would win some! The winner will receive all three sets and our new Tailor-made die that will be unveiled in our newest release starting NEXT WEDNESDAY! If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, don't forget to use the keyword MAR12PIN! Good Luck! 

These colors are really beautiful, but I have to admit that they really stumped me!  I think I pulled it off though.

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First I cut a piece of Flourishes Classic White card stock with a Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole die then I used the lovely set Birds and Vines.  I stamped the large vine image with a VersaMagic Dew Drop in Eggplant with the die still in place so that I would have a nice clean border.  Then I sponged around the image with a VersaMagic Dew Drop in Spring Pansy.  I lightly colored in the leaves on the vine with Copics-as it smears chalk ink,  I had to be extra careful not to touch the lines.  I used a Quickie Glue Pen and some Martha Stewart glitter and added sparkle to the flowers. Then I stamped a bird with the same ink in Turquoise Gem and cut it out and added it to the sentiment which is from the Tag Lines set.    The polka dot paper is a scrap and I don’t recall the maker.  I did emboss a white panel with a swiss dots folder from Cuttlebug. 

Need some inspiration? Be sure to hop on over to our DT member’s blogs to see what fun they whipped up using these gorgeous shades of green and purple!

Barbara Anders
Julie Koerber
Cindy Lawrence
Christine Okken
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle 

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14 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh, I LOVE Design Seeds....such gorgeous inspirations! And your card is so pretty....delicate and airy!

Tammi said...

Love that color combo, your card is beautiful! ~hugs

Dawn B. said...

You make me want this stamp set now.. This is gorgeous. I love the way you added the little bird. Great job.

Carol Dee said...

Thanks for the link to the really cool color site! Pretty card. TFS, hugs...

ChristineCreations said...

I really need to pull out this set more often, its so delicate and pretty. Love how you've used the bird on the sentiment too!

Leslie Miller said...

Yup, you pulled it off! The plums are difficult to work with when it comes to designer papers. There's just not a lot out there in plum. Love this delicate image. Pretty card, Danielle!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just beautiful, Danielle! You've brought new life to this set! :-)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh so pretty, I like that you went with more of the greens that purples. Very pretty Danielle!

flourishes said...

Thanks for remindiing me of this set. You have used is beautifully.

Carole said...

Oooh, so lovely Danielle. Haven't got this stamp though, another to add to my wish list.

Sewflake said...

I just love the background stamp from Birds and vine, it is under utilized. Great job with colors and all of the details!

Denise Marzec said...

Sooooo beautifully done, Danielle!

Diane said...

Soft and gorgeous....love it!!

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous card!!!!!