Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!


Hello friends!  I'm so excited to share the news that I am guest designing for Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenges for the month of March!  This week's challenge is Embossed Corrugate - Use Real or Faux Corrugate on your project.

It's been "really cold" in Florida this week, which doesn't happen all that often (and yes, I know, "really cold" is relative!)...when the cold weather comes (even though the flowers are blooming and it's nearly Easter), it puts me in the mood to make wintry cards.  This one is a nearly monochromatic Christmas card, with the exception of some soft, coral-red holly berries.  The image was stamped with Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, and framed with a soft sponging of distress ink.

The corrugated paper was more kraft-colored than my designer paper, so I inked its ridges with Memento ink, then finger-painted it with ivory acrylic paint and spritzed it with some pewter shimmer spray to help it harmonize with the other colors.  That gave it the Winter White look I was hoping for.

Visit the Flourishes blog for more inspiration and details regarding the challenge.

Notes:
Flourishes Doves and Holly stamp
Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock
My Mind's Eye Unforgettable designer paper
corrugated paper
ivory acrylic paint
pewter shimmer spray
Memento ink
Copic markers
Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress ink
Spellbinders' classic ovals dies
sheer ribbon
velvet ribbon
Prima flower
sewing machine

13 comments:

  1. wow, this is just stunning.

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  2. Very, very pretty! I like the muted color palette, and its "wintery-ness" fits right in with the snow falling outside my window!! :)

    Tricia

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  3. a really wondeful card ...perfect hugs sassyxxxx

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  4. Loved seeing your name as the March guest designer, Deb! This card is beautiful with the perfect look you were going for with the corrugated strips. These challeges have always been my favorites on Tuesday. Guess I better go see what I can come up with. Thanks for the inspiration your pretty card gave me!!X0X0

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  5. So pretty Deb! Your coloring and ribbon treatment are beautiful!

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  6. This is super beautiful, Deb!! Love the neutral color tones and your coloring. I am very excited with your joining as a GDT this month!

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  7. Ooo la la Deb! Totally love your card. That cardboard works so beautifully into your design - awesome job on your first challenge girl! So happy to have you join us this month!

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  8. Love the cardboard you uses and the soft colors are so elegant!!!

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  9. How beautiful, Deb! Again, a very elegant card. Love the monochromatic look!

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