As summer is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, we are enjoying the warmer temperatures and many are going on vacation. Make a creation with the theme of summer or vacation and link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creation HERE to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB12. You have until July 31st to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog! We are also really excited to welcome two new faces to the team - Mona Pendleton and Iwona Palamountain!!! They are two incredibly talented girls and we are thrilled to have them join us!!! :)
For my card, I've chosen that perfect vacation set - Beach Life! I've stamped the sand and toys stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card, then masked it and stamped the chair, and then stamped the drink. I've coloured my image with Copic Markers - E31, E33, E35, E37, E000, E00, E02, E11, YR000, YR02, YR04, YR07, YG00, YG11, YG13, YG17, C1, BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, G12, 0. As you can see, I've gone with an orange and green theme - so imagine that drink is a long, cool Midori Splice (my FAV cocktail!!!). :) The base is constructed of Old Olive, White, Pumpkin Pie and some Haiku DP that I found deep in my stash! The middle panel is more white and more Haiku. Across all of this I've added some white grosgrain ribbon. I've cut the image out with Small Circle Nestabilities and matted with Pumpkin Pie cut with Pinking Circle Nestabilities. I've added the orange grosgrain ribbon over the top of this panel and stamped the sentiment from Sunflowers just above it. To finish I added some diecut leaves and branches and topped with a couple of prima flowers and a clear rhinestone.
Stamps - Beach Life, Sunflowers (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Old Olive, White, Pumpkin Pie, Haiku DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Small Circle and Pinking Circle Nestabilities, SU Leaves Die, Prima Flowers, White and Orange Grosgrain Ribbons, Kaisercraft Silver Rhinestones.
Don't miss the gorgeous creations from the rest of the team today!!
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you play along with us this month!! :)