Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Flourishes Home Decor Challenge




To celebrate the release of 3 new home-related stamp sets, Flourishes is having a challenge. The idea is to find something in your home and use it as inspiration to make a card. The DT came up with the most gorgeous and creative cards. They are choosing one lucky winner to give the new sets to. I wanted to get in on this challenge because,.....well, it challenged me. (I long ago gave up on the idea that I might ever win anything free, so I don't do the challenges with that as my main goal. I mean there's still hope, but miniscule at best when it comes to me.) Anywhoo, I have a Charming Tails piece in my craft room that I just love. I bought it with my daughter, for my daughter, but it graces my craft room because she still resides here. I decided to attempt to capture that for my card. Most everything I used is from Flourishes. The coffee cup is from "Coffee with Friends". The large flower and the leaves are from "Poppy Patch" and the small flower is the coneflower from "Summer Botanicals." The sentiment is from "Mixed Greetings." The pearls are "Blush" Kaiser pearls, and the background paper is from Memory Box's "Grove." I colored my flowers and leaves with copic markers and adorned the edges with Stickle's Stardust. It is all mounted on Bazzill dotted swiss CS. The green and white ovals, cut with my Nestie's, are from SU and PTI. Be sure to check out the cards the DT did, and I think there's still time to get in on the challenge, but hurry. Thanks so much for looking.

9 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Karen this is beautiful! I love your inspiration piece, but your card is a wonderful take on it. BeautifuL!!!

Joan B said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh girl you rocked this challenge, excellent job.

Julie Koerber said...

Brilliant Karen! I love, love, love your inspiration and the card you created!!! Fabulous!

Carolyn Bounds said...

You have created another stunner!!! This card IS your inspiration piece...just two dimensional! What a beauty!!! I hope you win those new sets because you nailed that challenge right on the head:o) Gorgeous!!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Karen!! This is positively gorgeous! Love what you've done with the coffee cup and the flower coming out of the box (oval). It is so beautiful. LOVE this!!

Cindy said...

Karen, this is just beautiful. I'm sure this will be the winner. I love your inspiration piece also. It is adorable.

Rachel said...

This is such a beautiful card! so elegant, i love it!!

flourishes said...

MrsK this is a wonderful inspiration and a wonderful card!