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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Flourishes Release Week Creations

It's time for a new stamp release at Flourishes! I love playing along with all of the Release Week Challenges. Here we go . . .

Up first is my card for the B&W+1 challenge, FLLCFEB12, to use black and white with a pop of just one color. Here's my take:

I used two Flourishes stamps sets to create this card: Medallion Motif and Feminine Charm. I'm also playing along with Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge #114.


Next I'm sharing my entry for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #155, which is to use bird images/elements for your creation. I don't have any Flourishes bird stamps, so I made my own bird for this card:

I used two Flourishes stamp sets for this card: Damask Background and Strawberries. I'm also entering this in the Love is in the Air Challenge at Simon Says Stamp, in the Anything Goes Challenge at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge, and the "La-La-Luv You" challenge at the Kraft Journal.

This week's first noon-time challenge, FEB12PIN, was to be inspired by this lovely photo:

And here is my clean and simple interpretation:

Believe it or not, I used three Flourishes sets to make this relatively simple card: Country Charm Labels, Country Charm Borders, and Life Lines.

Finally, here's my creation for the second noon-time challenge of the week, Framed (FLLCFEBRW2). This challenge was to use a frame of some sort on your creation. I made mine from washi tape printed with a fancy gold picture frame pattern!

I used two Flourishes sets: A Year in Flowers 2 and Tag Lines. I heat embossed the roses image on watercolor paper and painted it with dye inks. This card will go to one of my aunts in a few weeks. Her favorite flowers are yellow roses!!

Thanks for taking a look at my Flourishes creations!
Emily

34 comments:

Jingle said...

Just wonderful cards!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones Design!

Debbie Carriere said...

What a gorgeous array of cards!!! love the dress form, the bird cut out and the pink/black combo is divine!!

Diane said...

All three are beautiful......am partial to the dress form one, as I love the dress form stamps...but all are lovely!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

all your cards are just gorgeous, Em!

Marisa said...

Lovely mix of cards, Emily. Love the pink and black one.

Lisa said...

Pretty group of cards Emily! Well done all around on your colors, designs, sketches ...!!! The pink & bllack is my favorite, love the label, sparkly heart & pearls!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! One for each card! LOVE how you MADE the bird! LOVE the flowers and heart belt on the first! LOVE the color combo on the third!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Emily these are all wonderful! I adore the way you framed your tag and dramatic with the black panel. Wonderful cards all around. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Challenge.

onecraftymama said...

I love all of them, Emily! The bird is simply genius (love that pearly stick pin and all the lace!) and the black & white card....love the pops of red on the dress form, and the embossed sentiment, and the CAS pink & black? Holy smokes, did you knock them all out of the park :)

Bonnie said...

AAh! That pink and black is breathtaking! I love your flourished bird too. Did you freehand that? And I love black and white with a pop of red. Especially for Valentines. You have been busy Emily!

ChristineCreations said...

Emily! Gorgeous cards! I love the pop of red on the dress form, and how you've used the medallion....and the classy-ness of the last card for the inspiration is stunning! Love how the Country Charm borders look around the black ribbon!

Ruby said...

Sorry if you get this twice, my last comment didn't seem to save!

Your cards are all lovely, but especially your first one, it's beautiful! So... did you pop by the PDCC blog to see the latest colours? What d'ya think?!! Lovely aren't they!

Karen B. said...

Holy cats, you've got great cards in this little post! Each is so very pretty! Love the designs.

Beate said...

Emily, you are on a roll! All three cards look gorgeous. Love the bold colors and beautiful image on the first card, your soft colors and bird on the second and the elegance and big bold strip of the third.
Hugs and smiles

dpkennedy said...

These are so beautiful! Love the elegant dress form with those bold red flowers! Your pinter-inspiration is just gorgeous-love the black banner you used on it! Thanks for playing with Flourishes!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Aww, all the three cards are so beautiful. For the 1st card, I personally Love the color combo, black-white-red composition are simply great. For the 2nd one, love your 'bird' creation, it just brilliant, love the layout!! And for the last one, love the simplicity, sweet and lovely detail..

Benzi said...

Super cards, Emily. I thought the first was my favorite until I saw the pink and black...love it. They're all super!! Of course you've made a very pretty bird, too. Way to be crafty.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Awesome collection of cards! I love the B&W, but the last one calls to me also! Great job on making the bird! ;o)

Linda said...

Here are three really great cards!! WOW you've done an excellent job on them all :)


Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Simon Says Stamp! Good luck!

*hugs*
Linda (Guest Designer) xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

OMG, you and I were TOTALLY thinking the same with the dressform card!! Wait'll you see next week's PDCC card. TOO funny! Anyway, it is truly lovely, and those roses on the bodice are so pretty!

On the bird card, I think you are pretty clever for making your own bird, and I do love that damask very much!

The pink and black card is, like, a dead-on take on that challenge! You knocked my socks off with that one. :)

Anita said...

These are all so pretty Emily, but the last one is my fave. I just love pink, black & white together and your card is gorgeous.

Marlena M. said...

Girl, you are on a roll! One gorgeous creation after another. My fave is the black and white! Love the pop of red.

nwilliams6 said...

Emzi, every one of these is awesome! I love them all and can't even pick a fav. I think the bird and lace one would probably win if I had to pick one. Obviously, you were very inspired this week! Hugz, I miss ya!!!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wowzers! Gorgeous cards Emily! You've been busy! Amazing work!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

yyam said...

Oh my! You are most certainly on a roll! These are just fabulous creations Emily! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, look at all these stunning cards, I think my favorite is the last one.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

These are all positively stunning cards. It made me think of the jewelry I bought this week for $11 and have been having fun with. I need to take a picture of it for my blog. The pretty framed roses are awesome too. Beautifully done!

Lisa Arana said...

Stunners! I really love the cas one. But I'm a cas kind of girl.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow these are all gorgeous!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Ribbon Carousel!!!!

Kandi Phillips said...

These cards are all so amazingly gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Makiko Jones said...

Wow Emily!! You've been busy with creating! All of them are so beautiful and fabulous! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC!

Kazan Clark said...

Your work is fabulous. I love your interpretation of the sketch at Skipping Stones Design too.
Hugs
Kazan

Wendy said...

All of your cards are fabulous!! Thank you so much for playing along with Skipping Stones Designs this week!!!

Stephanie said...

Emily, your cards are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSD!