Thursday, October 13, 2011

Flourishes - The Show Me Challenge

     The Flourishes team challenged their followers to come up with fun challenge ideas.  If they chose your idea you win an opportunity to be the hostess of your own challenge using one of the new stamp sets in the release.  One of my ideas was chosen!  That means I'm the hostess of today's challenge on the Flourishes blog!  My challenge is called the Show Me Challenge.

How to Play: Simply scroll through Flourishes Tutorial Library here. Once you find a technique or project that you’d like to give a try, have some creative fun and make it! After you’re done, be sure to share a link to the post on our tutorial library, so we can all see what inspired you! Be sure to link up to the Show Me Challenge post using our inlinkz widget. You need to do that in order to be in the running. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCORW2. You have until Friday, October 14th at 5PM EST to enter! Let’s get that Show Me Challenge started and get creative!

     My card is from the new set Seasons of Celebration by Lauren Pope.  The technique I chose was Faux Tile.  This technique makes silhouette stamps come to life.  Through this window we'll watch the kids decorate the tree.  You can imagine their excitement!
     I used cat eye Memento inks on the tree, tree stand and box.  The background was airbrushed.  Patterned paper is by Webster's Pages.  The glittered snowflakes and embossed Christmas tree are Spellbinders.
     The golden beads used to decorate the kids' tree were also used under the bow and around the snowflakes. 

     For all the details on the Show Me Challenge along with the other release challenges this week visit the Flourishes Blog.  For more fabulous inspiration using the Seasons of Celebration set visit these design team ladies:

Barbara Anders
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Heather Jensen

      Hope you'll join in this challenge and try a new technique!  Have a creative day!



  1. Great job with the faux tile technique. I love the glow behind the tree. :)

  2. This is beautiful, your coloring is wonderful.

  3. Linda, your card is just beautiful! The shading, design, technique, stamp set -- all fabulous! Congrats on your idea being chosen. It's certainly a great idea for a challenge!

  4. Wow, what a fun card! I think you have truly captured the essence of the Christmas spirit here!

  5. wauwww your card is fabulous love the tuturial and love you pretty warm colours!!!
    xx petra

  6. This is the prettiest card I have seen with this set. You did a fabulous job.. Love it. Thanks for joining us this week Linda.

  7. I love your card with the Orchids, but this one is my favorite! Congratulations on your wins!

  8. sweet little scene and love the tile technique here

  9. Linda, I saw this card on the Flourishes blog and just gasped! How gorgeous!! I love how you used the tile technique and how you airbrushed all the golden light in the background! So beautiful!!!


Thanks for such encouraging comments!