The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, March 18, 2011

Flourishes Speed Challenge

Tonight was Flourishes' March Release Party on SCS. It was a fun time (I won a $10 gift certificate to use in the Flourishes store. Yippee!!), and I'm just loving this release!! During the party, Flourishes revealed their first-ever Speed Challenge. It's a sketch (shown below) and the winner could nab the entire release. I know, right? The catch is that it must be posted to the Flourishes blog within 12 hours of the end of the release party--that's 10 a.m. Central Time on Friday, March 18. It's past my bedtime, but I zoomed to my stamping table and threw this together.
It's not my most polished (and it's too late to get very creative with this sketch! No thinking out of the box here), but I think it will do nicely as one of my birthday thank you notes!

Here's the sketch we were to use:
I'm also playing along with Papertake Weekly (to use 3 of something--I used 3 rhinestones) and Delightful Challenges (show some green).

Thanks for taking a peek at what's making me happy today in the middle of the night. See you again soon!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes A Year in Flowers, Calendar Set #1; Flourishes Peaches and Cherries (sentiment)
Paper: SU certainly celery CS, MFP CS, BasicGrey Kioshi DP, Canson watercolor paper

Ink: Palette noir black, Ranger tea dye distress ink, various inks for watercoloring
Accessories: Fiskars 2" circle punch, SU scallop circle punch, SU scallop border punch, SU small oval punch, watercolor brush, foam tape,sponge dauber,sheer ribbon, rhinestones
Techniques: watercolor painting, ink distressing

12 comments:

Oney said...

It looks great Emily. Even if you did create it in the middle of the night!

Be blessed,
Oney

Crafty Math Chick said...

Looks like a winner to me Emily - Good luck, and congrats on the $10 GC, WOO HOO! Love the plaid and the three little rhinestones, like this sketch too!
~Meredith

Smita said...

That's a gorgeous card!! Lovely colors too...

Hugs,
Smita

wearestampers said...

Perfect sketch card! Congrats on your win!!
Pam

Linda R. said...

Well that sounds like a fun challenge.. And your card looks wonderful. I don't think I could create anything that pretty at midnight..

Hugs, Linda

Marisa said...

Love green and yellow - happy sigh :) Great touch of sponging around the edges and your flowers are wonderfully coloured. Congrats on the Flourishes win :)

Julie Koerber said...

I think it's absolutely lovely and was so jazzed when at the party you said -- off to print off the sketch! I said... Hhhhmmm... wonder what Ms. Emily will be up to! You didn't disappoint - this is a beautiful card! And now, you have one socked away for the future! :-) Way to go!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Emily this is so pretty. I think you did a great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Speed Challenge!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This card is AMAZING, Emily! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! :)

Benzi said...

Wonderful card and congrats on the $10 certificate..that'll be fun.
Love that dp you used.

Miria said...

Adorable springy card, Emily. Thank you for joining Papertake Weekly, Miria GDT

leslierahye said...

Super card! beautiful flower image!
Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges! I love your Spring Green Card!!