I'd like to take a moment to say good-bye to the lovely Denise Marzec. Today is Denise's last day with the FOF team. Strangely enough, today is actually both our FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY with Flourishes! Yup... one year ago today, we both joined the Flourishes Family. Denise, I wish you all the best with your family and friends. I know you will be sadly missed by all the girls on the team. I wish you well in your future endeavours, whatever they may hold for you! Best wishes to you! I know we'll be see you around! Big hugs!
I also wanted to say a quick thank you to all the people who were concerned for my family. We live about 45km East of Calgary and if you are not aware of Calgary's (Canmore, High River, South Eastern BC) situation, it was flooded late last week as our area was doused with tons of rainfall in a small amount of time. Thankfully, even though we live on a lake, we were not directly effected by the flooding as the lake is not connected to a river source of water - only rainfall. The only ill effect we suffered, was our loss of Internet because our provider is located inside the flood evacuation area and they removed all the power sources to the affected area on Friday afternoon. Thankfully it came on late yesterday. I'm so relieved!
Now... on to this week's challenge...
This week's challenge comes from the lovely Broni! Broni is challenging us...
...to create a card or project inspired by water! (FTTC226)
You could use watercolor, water scenes, colors of water, etc. Whatever you think is water related. Have fun with this one!
For my project this week, I decided to make a card featuring the new "In Nature" stamp set from the June release...
Classic White Cardstock using a Spellbinder's die and then stamping the tent & canoes image onto the cardstock using Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink. I also cut and folded my card base using "Sugar Cookie" cardstock from the Color Made Easy Paper Collection ~ Sunflower.
Then I used the following Copic Collections to colour in my image...
Classic Ivory Cardstock that I added some Ranger "Wild Honey" Distress ink to.
Then I created the patterned paper and layered ribbon aspect of my card. For this, I used the Flourishes June 123 Create Kit - Trail Mix. I also added some bright Primrose Seam Binding ribbon too!
This kit, called Trail Mix features a 6 X 6" Bo Bunny Trail Mix paper pad, 1 yard of gold burlap ribbon, 2 yards of brown seam binding ribbon, 2 yards of kraft jute, 1 pack of wooden buttons, 2 yards of two-tone green ribbon, 1 pack of copper pearls and 1 pack of embossed mini-brads. What a bounty of card-making fun!
Now... go on and check out all the fabulous water inspired creations the rest of the Friends of Flourishes Team as created today...
- Allison Cope -- you are here!
- Broni Holcombe
- Cheryl Lea
- Deborah Anton
- Denise Marzec
- Jenny Gropp
- Judy Rozema
- Katie Sims
- Berni Cuttino, our June guest designer
Don't forget to check out my Flourishes BLOG CANDY too! Click the banner at the top of the blog or click HERE for details. This is the last week you can add your comments to WIN!!!!
~ Ally ~
Sponsored by: Flourishes LLC
stamps: Flourishes (In Nature)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic White & Ivory
patterned papers: Flourishes 123 June Create Kit
die cut shapes: Spellbidners
ink: Memento, Copic, Ranger
buttons, ribbon, jute: Flourishes 123 June Create Kit