Thursday, October 27, 2016

Flourishes Friday Blog Hop–Use Pastels

It’s my week to host our Flourishes l.c. Friday Blog Hop! I decided to challenge the girls to make their card using only pastels except for stamped lines and sentiments which can be a neutral colour. I’m excited to see what the girls have made!

fl poppy thanks wm

I used the Year of Flowers 2 poppy image for my card. I coloured it very softly with Copic Markers on Flourishes white cardstock.The focal image was cut with a Spellbinders die. The background piece was cut with Simon Say Stamp dies (I cheated and used a rectangle die with stitching along the outer edge as a border stitching die on the left) as was the sentiment (also SSS)which was popped up on fun foam. A scattering of sequins from Lucy’s Little Things and some messy gold thread complete this soft and feminine card. The background papers are by My Mind’s Eye.

Isn’t this stamp set gorgeous? It’s perfect for so many occasions! Now it’s time to hop along! I’m sure you’ll be thrilled with the amazing cards the team has created!

Barb Thompson 
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Tricia Traxler

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered in: Retro Sketches 237


Monday, October 24, 2016

Tim Holtz Monthly Tag Challenge

This tag was inspired by the TH tag for September I believe. It used several fun techniques and I had a blast making it. I traded it away as I made this for a swap on If you like snail mail, I highly recommend you check it out.

th tag aug 16

The background was made with a mix of various colours of distress stain and a few inks brayered on. Then I added some die cut grunge paper coloured with metallic Distress stain. The dies for the branches are by CAS-ual Fridays, flower by Prima and the rub ons by Tim Holtz.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bee Well Soon

Our challenge this week on Crazy 4 Challenges was to make a card using bees or bugs.

bee well soon

I finally got the dies for these little bees by PTI. They are such a pain to cut out. But aren’t they cute? I’ve saved a few idea on Pinterest for using hexagons. I think the arrangement gives a cut quilt-y look without actually lining them up or actually sewing the pieces. I added a few sequins and some wood veneer shapes.

Enjoy, Rebecca

It’s Cookie Time!

Whew! It’s been a long but fun week. My last card features some fun cookie stamps for the Flourishes l.c release!

fl cookiesWM

I used the cookies to make a sweet place setting complete with placemat and mug of cocoa. Since the cookies are set in all directions and I hadn’t decided the placement until after I coloured them, I coloured them very simply without much in the way of shading or shadows. I added some browning to the edges of the vanilla cookies and a bit of a shadow next to the icing on the gingerbread cookies.

must be santa set wm

I coloured right over the sprinkles on the star cookies. When the ink was dry, I added Sakura gelly roll pen to the sprinkles then coloured with Copics over top. I do this on strawberry seeds too. It’s so much easier than carefully colouring around such tiny details. The background uses an embossing folder by Cuttlebug and I used patterned paper by Basic Grey. The mug die is by SSS.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our release week! 6 sets is a lot so I hope you’ve kept up! The girls have shown so many lovely ways to use all our new stamps! If you’ve missed some, each of the links below will send you not only to todays post but all of the Flourishes cards they’ve made!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Friday, October 21, 2016

Enjoy Your Vacation

It’s day 5 of our Flourishes l.c. release! Today I have a beach themed card in one of my favourite colour combos, ivory and aqua.

fl xmas sentiments wm

For sure this card will be miles different from the other designer’s cards because the other sentiments are all Christmas or holiday related! But when I read this one, I automatically saw a holiday card for my sister who travels all over the world, often to places with beaches. The paper is by Prima and the die cut by Spellbinders. I mixed a few paints to get the colour I used for the die cut. Underneath are lace, ribbon and trim with some accents of sequins, rhinestones and plastic star fish to round out the card.

xmas sent set wm

All the girls in the design team have some awesome cards for you to check out. Don’t forget to leave some comments along the way!

Flourishes Blog
Barb Thompson
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Tricia Traxler

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered In: Global Design Project #58