Friday, July 3, 2009

Beach Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge?

Summer nights, sunsets, the sound of waves crashing on the shore – what could be more relaxing? Because these are the sights and sounds of life on the beach - what better way to challenge you all to a fun contest than to invite you to bring a taste of of the ocean into your creations! 

HOW TO PLAY: Try to incorporate the "feel" of the sea in one of your creations. It could be with a fun embellishment, a photo or even just a color scheme. Link your creation to this post or upload to Splitcoast using the keyword FLLCJULY. You have until Friday, July 10th at 5 PM Eastern to have your creation uploaded! We can't wait to see your creations! 

WHAT YOU COULD WIN: All of our new releases that will be revealed starting next Wednesday, July 8th, on the Flourishes Newsletter blog.


Here is my card, that I created, I was inspired by the vibrant wildflowers that grow along beaches.  I used the Summer Blossoms stamp set for my card.  I stamped the stems in Palette Chartreuse ink, to get the lighter color, I generation stamped, thats where you stamp the image again without re-inking the stamp.  The flowers were stamped and colored in using Copic markers, then cut out and popped up using foam tape.  The card base is kraft & the ivory paper is the Classic Ivory paper that Flourishes now carries (if you color with copics you will love it!! & only 4.99 for 25 sheets of cardstock, such an awesome deal!!).  I hope you decide to play along, the July sets are awesome and all scream summer!!
"hello friend"
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14 comments:

~amy~ said...

Oh Latisha, such a beautiful card...love your choice of stamps.

Ann said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous colors!

Amy said...

OMgosh this is so beautiful! I love the layout and the bright colors.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Latisha simply perfect! Great colors, flowers and I like all the white space!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh, Latisha, I LOVE the FRESHNESS of this card! I can almost smell the sea air nearby!

NancyK said...

Oh my - this just jumps off the page! What a gorgeous and stunning card!

Dana Joy said...

Oh so beautiful Latisha. Can't wait to play the challenge today.

jengd said...

Beautiful! I have to admit, before stumbling on your page a few hours ago, I hadn't heard of Flourishes. I love the products though- I'll definitely be looking for you more often. Though I obviously don't have any products, I thought I'd play along with the challenge. I was just about to post an ocean-themed card this afternoon (no where near as nicely colored as yours... much more cartoony if you will) so why not. :)

Pam said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Silke said...

Such a beautiful card - Lathisa!!! Perfect take on the challenge :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Leslie Miller said...

You continually amaze me, Latisha. I'm so in love with this card. Dreamy and beautiful and so very summery. Oh, my, just gorgeous!

Chris said...

very pretty!! love those flowers!

ChristineCreations said...

Your flowers look so beautiful and delicate Latisha. Gorgeous!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

OMG...this is just gorgeous! Love the flourishy stems you created!

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