Sunday, January 12, 2014

Flourishes Release Challenge

By now I guess you all know I can't pass up a chance to win Flourishes stamps...although my heart sank a little when I saw it was a shaped card challenge. ACK THAT'S HARD! But not only did I stick with it, I even decorated the inside. Go me!

Definitely a challenge to photograph this card, since it didn't want to cooperate by standing up.


Supplies: Flourishes' Dahlia stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black & Gray Flannel inks; Milled Lavender distress ink; Bic & Spectrum Noir markers; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; classic small & lacy ovals; crochet mat by me


After colouring the dahlias, I added Dimensional Magic to the vases for a bit of shine, and lightly sponged the edges of the oval panel with Milled Lavender ink. 


For the inside of the card, I stamped the same dahlia image with Milled Lavender ink, and stamped the sentiment in Gray Flannel. I think that this card is going to head out to my little sister :)

This Flourishes challenge ends tomorrow, so still some time to give a shaped card a try! 

xoxo,
Jessi

12 comments:

Annette Allen said...

totally gorgeous.. and always love seeing your fabulous crocheted mats.. this is so pretty

jimlynn said...

Inside and out......gorgeous! Love the way you used the crochet circle.
Lynn

Donna said...

Ohhhhhhh so pretty!! Your colouring is awesome {possum}!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Jessi, I love this! Your beautiful image is so perfect for the crocheted oval! I didn't even think of doing something like this with a sediment on the back! Genius!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Beautifully colored flowers & beautiful card, Jessi!

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous colouring! Really, an allover beautiful card.

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, fabulous idea for the sentiment and the subtle image behind it.

Chris D. said...

Holy crow! This card is all sorts of fabulous, Jessi! Your coloring, that crocheted mat, the finished inside! Woo hoo! You go girl!

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for the reminder about this challenge, Jessi! I'd made note of it last week, but it totally fell by the wayside for me. Luckily, I had an hour of free time this afternoon and jumped at the chance to join in! Your gorgeous shaped card is just stunning! LOVE that you used one of your world-famous crocheted mats for the shape!

Barbara Murphy said...

Gorgeous!!! Your coloring is so amazing! I love the oval mat, your perfect crocheting and of course the inside sentiment. You know how to make Flourishes shine girl!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! Love that you used your crochet mat for the shaped card and the cool way that it opens - like an elegant pocket watch! Your colouring is perfect and I love the shine on the vases. :D

lostinpaper said...

mmmmmm, oval crocheted mats and with lots of pretty flowers too, WOW!