PageMaps & an Up-Lifting Birthday!

Free for All Friday with BorderHappy first Friday in 2014!! We want to extend our best wishes to each of you for the New Year!

Since this is the Friday before Flourishes new release, you are probably wondering where our Pre-Release Challenge is? Well, we decided to let the Friends of Flourishes gals run this month's challenge! Be sure to tune in next Tuesday and play along with the Release Week Timeless Tuesday Challenge! We'll have three winners that week for the FULL release! Play along as many times as you want for multiple chances to win!

Now for some fun today, the Flourishes Senior Design Team has a bit of beautiful variety to show off. Some of the team got to play with Becky Fleck’s new round of January Sketches at PageMaps and others on the team are going to surprise you with some of their own creativity.

I was one of the lucky ladies to receive a fabulous sketch from Becky and here is the amazing sketch I was given...
http://pagemaps.com/
Click the image above to proceed to the PageMapssite 
for more fabulous sketches to be revealed on Saturday!

I just loved the sketch that Becky sent me!  I decided to create a simple boy birthday card.  I think I'll end up using it as a birthday card for my husband and send it to him at work so he has something on his desk from Spencer and I this year.

I started my 5x7 card by creating a card base using Classic White Cardstock.  I also cut 4 identical rectangles from the same cardstock and stamped my sweet images from the new "Lots of Thought" stamp collection in navy ink.  I coloured each image using Copic Markers and matted them with red cardstock.

For my sky back ground, I stamped the sun/cloud image from the now retired "April Showers" stamp set. I used my Copic airbrush and colouring in between the clouds.  My large "Happy Birthday" sentiment is is from the "Sentimental Favorites" stamp set.

Such a simple card but super cute!

Join these lovely ladies for some fabulous inspiration to kick-off your New Year! 
I'm also entering this card for the CASology challenge for this past 2 weeks... #76: Party:
http://casology.blogspot.ca/2013/12/week-76-party.html
Happy stamping everyone!


~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

Supplies:
stamps: Flourishes  (Lots of Thought, Sentimental Favorites, retired ~ April Showers)
cardstock: Flourishes
patterned papers: Echo Park
ink:  Stampin' Up!, Copic
other: thread.

10 comments:

  1. WHAT A COOL CARD ALLY!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOVE IT!!! BRIGHT & CHEERY!!! AND JUST FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE what you've done!!!!:) AND what a FUN SKETCH!!!!!!!!!:) I LOOOOOOOOOOVE ALL the MIXING OF STAMP SETS!!!!!!:)

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  2. FAB birthday card. Great bright bold colors! Love the cropped images, really, really LOVE that!!!

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  3. This is totally fun. The clouds are a great touch. I adore how you just used part of the images. Very fun Ally!

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  4. Absolutely fantastic. Love how you used different images in the squares that really fit the sentiment.

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  5. This is super cute, Allison. I love how you stamped the images off the paper. :)

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  6. I love how you used these images in the rectangles! Way too cute Ally. It gives the card such a whimsical feel!

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  7. Perfect colouring on this sweet card! So glad you joined us at CASology for this challenge!

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  8. I love how that creative mind of yours works Ally!! LOVE your panels and all the white space on your images. I have such a hard time making things white, and it's so striking. You are a constant inspiration!!

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  9. So incredibly creative and FUN! Love the colors and all the little extras you used to tie this all together. I'm with Tosha -- this one is so striking! Love it!

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  10. I really love how you used that sketch, Ally--beautiful coloring & great card!

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