Friday, May 4, 2012

Flourishes May pre-release challenge

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Let your creativity shine by being inspired by something in your home - it could be the color scheme of a room, a painting, vase or floral arrangement - the sky is the limit on this Home Sweet Home Challenge! Please take a picture and show the inspiration piece in your post. Entries must be in by May 11th at 5PM EST in order to be in the running for the entire May Release!
So here’s my inspiration photo. This trio of vases in a chicken wire basket sits on the windowsill above my kitchen sink.  I am always sticking in sprigs of something or other to root or just a few flowers, like these calibrachoa (Proven Winner superbells) that broke off of a larger plant I bought recently.   The basil is beginning to show roots and will be planted outside soon. 
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So I was both inspired by the flowers as well as the colors.  I used several images from the April Showers set. 
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On Flourishes Classic White card stock I stamped the bucket of tulips first then covered it with a mask.  Then I stamped the boots and the trio of tulips so they are behind the bucket.   I colored all of the images with Copic markers then shaded around the image with Prismacolor pencils and oms.   I cut out the image and mat with Spellbinders dies Curved Rectangles.  I then sponged around the image with Distress Ink in Antique Linen with the die still in place.   All of the paper is from the Authentique Splendid paper pad. 
The ribbon is faux suede ruffle and the flowers are from Prima, several layered together with a button and twine in the center.   The sentiment is layered on a Grommet Tags die cut and topped off with Kaiser adhesive pearls.   The trim along the bottom was created with a Martha Stewart border punch. 
Visit the Flourishes blog for all of the details to enter the challenge.  Then make sure you check out all the inspiration our design team has in store for you below!

18 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is just beautiful, Danielle! Your masking, stamping & coloring are divine. LOVE that ribbon too!

Carol Dee said...

Lovely card, great set. Have a fabulous Friday. Hugs...

Carole said...

I absolutely LOVE THIS GORGEOUS CARD!!! The paper you chose is stunning and really enhances the colors on the stamped images.

Riet said...

So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

ChristineCreations said...

Danielle, you ROCKED this card. The composition of the boots and tulip bucket is masked beautiful, and that's some awesome coloring! I love it!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Danielle this is wonderful. I find that I say your creations are delightful a lot and its TRUE. This is another delightful and springy card. I just adore how this came together.

Donna said...

Very cute card! Love the boots and the colors you used!

Dawn B. said...

I think this would be an awesome stamp.. don't you? I love this idea and may have to steal it.. beautiful card too.

flourishes said...

This card is precious beyond words. Great masking and colors.
Jan Marie
Flourishes

Kary said...

So beautiful, Danielle!! Love your choice of stamps and your beautiful colouring. Love this!

Leslie Miller said...

Very pretty, Danielle! Love how you combined the images. Your photo is just fabulous, too. What a fun challenge!

Maria said...

Gorgeous! Love all the soft colors, perfect coloring for the sweet image, and lovely ribbon!

petra,s cards said...

verru stunning card and colours, these lovely stamps are still on my wischlist!
xxpetra

Julia Aston said...

Love your pretty basket with the cuttings that inspired you Danielle! and your card is just lovely with the boots and tulips!

Amanda said...

Danielle, This is too amazing for words!! I have always admired your talent for mixing colors and creating such lovely cards :) This has to be my absolute all time favorite card of yours :)

~ Amanda :)

Marlena M. said...

I love your inspiration piece AND your card! The layers are so pretty. Your coloring skills are amazing.

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful card and a great interpretation of your inspiration vases!

paulatracy said...

Gorgeous coloring Danielle! Flourishes has some very pretty/girly images. I love your color choices, so summery.