Timeless Tuesday "Open Sesame" with a Sneak Peek!!!

Hi all and welcome to day 1 of Flourishes’ fabulous sneak peeks and our Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!  You'll get a few opportunities to WIN our entire new June release stamp set just by playing along!  For the remainder of this week we will be sharing our newest stamp sets with you!  Aren't you excited?!  I sure am!

Since Sneak Peek Day 1 overlaps with the Timeless Tuesday Challenge, we have some amazing projects showcasing our newest beautiful floral stamp set by Marcella Hawley today...
This stunning new stamp set features a glorious spray of wildflowers along with some wonderfully heartfelt sentiments.  It will be a 'must-have' on your shopping list this week!

AND...another way to win...
You need to find out who today's Mystery Blogger is!  Hidden among the Design Team is one Designer who has this set to give away.  Comment on that blog and you could win today's beautiful Picking Wildflowers set!

For my challenge this week, create a card or project
 that moves or opens in a non-traditional manner (FTTC224)!  

In other words, create a card that doesn't just open normally.  Maybe it has a third panel like a tri-fold card or it has a greeting tag that pops up when you pull a ribbon!

There are lots of fun tutorials you can try out.  Here are just a few examples of some great card tutorials that will fit perfectly for this week's challenge:


For my card today, I decided to create a Center Step Card for my second card creation.

I began by creating my card base using the Bouquet cardstock from the Color Made Easy collection ~ Crocus.  Then I cut a rectangle of Flourishes' Classic White Cardstock and stamped my large poppy bouquet from the new "Picking Wildflowers" stamp collection using Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink.  I matted my image with the medium shade of purple, Snapdragon, from the Color Made Easy collection ~ Crocus.


I coloured my image using a TON of Copic markers from the following Copic Collections:

For my finishing touches I stamped some back ground subtle stamping using some delicious Memento "Elderberry" ink. I added some gorgeous Mango Orange seam binding ribbon from the Tiger Lily Color Made Easy collection.

Today we have both our Flourishes Finest Design Team AND our Friends of Flourishes Team sharing their "Open Sesame" inspirations with you!  Take a moment and leave some love on all of our designers' blogs.
Come and hop along and visit with all of our super talented designers and join us in our challenge this week for a chance at winning our ENTIRE new June release!!  Yup... that's right... you could win our entire new release just by playing along. Don't forget to comment as you go along because one lucky commenter today is going to win our new "Picking Wildflowers" stamp set!

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.

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by: Flourishes LLC.

Supplies:
stamps:  Flourishes (Picking Wildflowers)
cardstock: Flourishes
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic
ribbon:Flourishes
tools: Copic Airbrush
gems: Doodlebug 
other: thread, ribbon embelly.

37 comments:

  1. WOW!! Such fabulous coloring Ally!! The poppies just "POP", and the other flowers and butterfly are gorgeous too!!

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  2. What pretty die cuts, layering and design! Your coloring is amazing!!!

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  3. So pretty card! New stamps very beautiful. hugs, Helena

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! The colour combination is wonderful and your colouring is stunning.

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  5. Very pretty, the center step card is wonderful and this set is gorgeous!

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  6. Beautiful colors and coloring.

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  7. Gorgeous examples! And love the stamp set!

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  8. Allison, BOTH of your creations are stunning! The first one for the challenge that was done in pinks and blue greens was so pretty with it's soft coloring and then this one is just knock your socks off gorgeous with your bold coloring and bg papers! You really outdid yourself this week again! Thanks for such a fun challenge! :)

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  9. Absolutely stunning Ally! Love the way you coloured this great new image. The purple sets everything off beautifully.

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  10. Stunning color! Wow! Just very bold and beautiful! And I love how you circled the Copics you used. Cool graphic stuff in this post too. :)

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  11. Oh my... gasp... this is a work of art Ally! Love the sponged layers and the fabulous color! Wow.

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  12. What vibrant colors! Such a beautiful card and beautiful coloring.

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  13. What vibrant colors! Your card is just stunning.

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  14. Oh my goodness.. Your card is just absolutely so amazingly beautiful!!

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  15. WOW! The bold colors on this card are gorgeous against that dark purple. I love the white accents and that beautiful orange ribbon and butterfly balance each other perfectly. Then, you have the same exact image on the Flourishes blog colored in soft, muted colors and it is just as gorgeous! Can I just say it again...WOW! Amazing Talent!!!

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  16. Girl, this is so elegant looking! I love the purple and orange together and your use of the beautiful dies! Gorgeous movement cards! And I love the way you circled your copics too :)

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  17. Ohhh, the purple is so pretty and I love the new image!

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  18. Another gorgeous creation Ally! I love the pop of orange against the purples. And that added texture of the die strip along the bottom ties it all in!! Beautiful!!

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  19. What a beauty Allison. I love the purple decorative side panels and perfectly colored wildflowers. :)

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  20. OH ALLY!!!!!!THIS IS SOOOO REGAL!!!!!!!! :) (I DO believe that thistle IS a symbol for something SPECIAL!!!!! MAJESTIC!!!!) I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!! AND LOOK AT YOUR COLORING!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  21. This card is a beauty! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Great card, beautiful colors. I like the way u used the Spellbinders sideways across both sides of the center step card.

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  23. Wow, love your colour palette. Beautiful colouring in of the stamped flowers too :-)

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  24. This makes me think of the California poppies that dot the hills in the spring. What a lovely card you've created. Love that purple, red, and gold on the butterfly and ribbon - wonderful compliment of colors.

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  25. Now this show cases the flowers beautifully, fabulous Ally!

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  26. Great fold and very pretty coloring.

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  27. Beautiful card...and a beautiful combination of colors!!

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  28. WOW!Great design,Beautiful coloring!Wow,great stamp!

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  29. Wow!! This is a stunning center-step card!! I really like how you did the side panels (I always have the greatest challenge knowing what to do with them).

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  30. GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE YOUR CARD!!!

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  31. Wonderful card! Love the colors and layers! Pretty image! TFS

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  32. Beautiful - love those bright colors!!!

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  33. This is so gorgeous! I love your color combo and this flower image is another stunning Flourish flower(s)! LOVE those popppies.

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  34. Gorgeous step fold card, Ally!! I love how you colored the image and elegant look!

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  35. This is gorgeous Ally! Love your card folds and your coloring is fantastic!

    Thanks for your kind words...I miss you all already! I will be stopping by now and then, so you can't get rid of me that easily!

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  36. I love the new set and hope to make something beautiful like this with it.

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  37. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors!

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.