Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm today's Timeless Tuesday host

It's time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC60.....and whooo-hoooo, I'm your host today!

Thank you Betty and all the Friends of Flourishes Girls for inviting me! I'm so honored to join you all!

I decided on an inspiration challenge....and well, I couldn't decide on just one picture, so there are THREE for you to choose from over on the Flourishes Blog under FTTC60! Head on over and check them out. I hope you find them to be inspiring and fun. Here are direct links to the FOF girls and their FTTC60 posts: Maki, Barb, Cindy, Silke, Dee, and Betty.

I picked this photo to use as my inspiration...



...and here's my card that I came up with...



I liked the color combo in the photo, the little rolls of brown plaid on the chair, and how that bright blue chair just pops against all the cream and light blue. All stamps are from my Flourishes Beach Life set and my card is 4" square. I heat embossed the palm trees on Bashful Blue in the background to mimic the walls in the photo, added the strip of Brocade Blue along the middle for that pop of bright blue, and added a strip of brown/cream plaid paper along the bottom like the rolls you see in the inspiration picture. I sponged some clouds in Ballet Blue and sand with Close to Cocoa on the main panel, stamped the adirondak chair in Memento Cocoa and colored it up with Copic markers. I also added small dots of Platinum and Eucalyptus Stickles to the sand and grass under the chair. The sentiment tag is up on foam tape and the layout is Karen G's Sweet Sunday Sketch #61.

Here's a close-up of the embossing and sparkle...



Have an AWESOME day!





SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Flourishes Beach Life
Paper: PTI Cream and Chocolate Remix DP, SU Bashful Blue and Brocade Blue
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamark, SU Close to Cocoa, SU Ballet Blue, Copic Markers (E41, E42, G24, G40)
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Tag, Embossing Powder, Foam Tape, Blue Brad, Natural Twine, Platinum and Eucalyptus Stickles
Card Size: 4" Square
Technique: Sponging, Sponged Sky, Heat Embossing

29 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

WAHOOOOO I'M SO THRILLED THAT YOU ARE OUR GUEST DESIGNER!!! Your IC photos are awesome and I had to go back and forth...LOL...tough choices!!!

Anyway, I love your beach card!!! Your interpretation is perfect!!! Beautiful card GF!!! Hugs ~S~

Alex said...

Congrats on being the GDT Denise, that is FABULOUS!!! This card ROCKS, it is so very pretty and the inspiration piece is great! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Leslie Miller said...

I love a blue and white color combo, and better yet with that touch of soft brown. Very nice with the white embossed palms and that bit of sparkle. You've really captured the fresh, beachy feel with your beautiful card, Denise!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, you really nailed this inspiration challenge! such a soothing card... beautiful.

Becky said...

I like the color combo also :), and this card is beautiful. Love the white embossing.

Our Little Inspirations said...

what a beautiful card that just makes me want to sigh with contentment! I love those embossed palm trees!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Congrats on the Guest Designer gig! Great challenge! LOVE your card - makes me want to head somewhere warm!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Ooh, that is PRETTY, my friend! Love the gorgeous color combo and the stickles in the sand...fabulous!

Betty Wright said...

Denise, we are so glad to have you join us for the week! Your challenge is fantastic and just fun! Your card is wonderful and just so beautifully done! Lovely card! Again thanks so much!

Dawn B. said...

LOVE the way you used this set today.. It is so pretty. I am so happy to see you hosting today.. We are heading to the beach next week and can't wait.

Makiko Jones said...

Yippie!! We are so glad you are hosting today's challenge!! It was super wonderful inspirations to work with!
Your card is super beautiful...just breathtaking!! I love the white embossed image on the background. Fantastic detail, girlfriend!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Absolutely adorable Denise, your colors are perfect, I'm ready for the beach!

Cindy Haffner said...

So excited that you joined our
FOF family, thanks for the fun challenge, your card is FABULOUS!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Very serene and calming. Glad you are hosting this week! Whohoo

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration piece!!

Barbara said...

Girl. GIRL!!! OMGosh! It's perfection, just perfection!

It was so awesome having you join us this month and I LOVE your inspiration challenge!

Niki Estes said...

This is so pretty, Denise! The colors, embossing, everything just make it feel so relaxing.

Lori said...

How come I knew when I saw the colors it would be a beachy card *wink* you do them SO well!! :)

LeAnne said...

Ah, I NEED this vision today, as I listen to the wind and dry out my soaking wet hems of my jeans!!! Lovely take on the inspiration piece!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Woo hoo girl!! They could not have chosen a better host!! Gorgeous card!! Love your coloring and design!! Great colors!

Holly said...

Beautiful cards! The heart balloons are just adorable!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! I love this! I love the white embossed palm trees, and the twine accent. Beautiful card!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love this challenge and Thanks for inspiring us all. Lovely card and a great challenge. Pat

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is so 'shore' friendly in the soft blues and whites....give one the feel of a lovely cottage

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card Denise! LOVE the soft colours - I feel like I could just sit in the chair and totally relax. Love how you did the sentiment too :-)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Denise! Love that image, the great embossed BG, the colors. Everything! :o)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

CONGRATULATIONS Denise!!! WOOHOO!!!! Love the pic you chose and the card you made is simply gorgeous!!!

Joan said...

Congratulations!!!!! What a wonderful card too - dreaming of palm trees!!!!

Linda Beeson said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE that lawn chair.