Friday, February 5, 2010

Pre-release challenge

What's your cup of tea?
Let's be inspired by the containers of some of our favorite kinds of beverages! Can't live without your daily grind or brew? Look at the label and be inspired by the color or layout of the package. Crave your daily Diet Coke? Use silver and red as a color challenge for your card! The sky is the limit with this challenge - so grab your favorite drink and let that creativity flow!
You can play until Friday February 12th at 5 PM Eastern and be sure to click on the
Flourishes Newsletter to link up your creation to Mr. Linky! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword: FLLCFEB10

I was inspired by a Starbucks cup, lots of white space, except for the middle where the label is, which is green and brown.  I really like the texture of the European water color paper that Flourishes sells, and really wanted to make a card out of it.  The leaves were stamped in Memento ink & colored in using Copic markers.  
tip of the day...
**I do not advise using your Copic markers to color onto water color paper very often.  The paper is very thick and will dry out your markers very quickly.  So if you want to try this technique, this is what I do.  I color in the image first a few times with the blender pen, then when you go into the paper with the colored marker, it will go on really easily and will not take as much ink.**
Next, I stamped the sentiment and decided something was missing.  Nothing seemed to work right, so I grabbed a Sakura Souffle pen, and made little dots, which made the card flow.
the image and sentiment are from the Sweet Violets stamp set from Flourishes

Check out what the rest of the Design Team did with this challenge:

14 comments:

~amy~ said...

fabbie clean & crisp card Latisha! Happy Friday!

Julie Koerber said...

What a sweet and simple creation! I never, never, never would have thought of something like this but it's oh so sweet!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I struggle so much with "clean and simple" and then I look at this and just say WOW! Your card is just beautiful!

Yogi said...

very simple and beautiful. It's very hard to say stop when there is so much white around. Lovely.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Simple and sweet, love the take on the starbucks!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Girl...NO ONE does CAS like you! Incredible! I love the watercolor paper card base...genius! :)

Christine said...

Now what a beautiful use of the Starbucks theme Latisha! WOW. I love the entire base of watercolor paper too, it's so rich looking!

Leslie Miller said...

Latisha, I just absolutely LOVE this! Never would have thought to use the Violet leaves like this, but it's brilliant! Your touch with the flowing dots is very creative and gives this card exactly what it needed, with a touch of playfulness to go along. Really exceptional!

Amy Sheffer said...

I'm completely smitten with this card, Latisha! So striking in its simplicity!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Love this card and all of the white space. Gorgeous!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

You blow me away! This is striking and down right gorgeous! Love the simplicity and the pop of colour. WOW!

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