Thursday, April 4, 2013

Best Wishes

Ahhhh..... summer will be here before we know it and... that means longer days, hotter nights, sitting under the stars and soaking up the nice weather. We know the grass is just starting to green up and spring flowers haven't even really begun to see their full glory -- but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate those warmer days ahead! We're getting in the spirit of outdoor fun now and if you play along with us, you could win Flourishes' entire April release!


I colored these pretty Zinnias and did a lot of fussy cutting around the edges and glued them to some patterned paper.  I then took my C1 Copic marker and went around the edges of the image to try and give it some shadows.




All you need to do is play in the...
  SummerLovinChallenge 

SUPPLIES USED:

  HOW TO PLAY: To join us in this challenge, all you need to do is be inspired by this beautiful color palette above OR create with summer in mind! This one can be loosely interpreted -- bottom line, we just want to see the fun things you create! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCAPR13. Enter as many times as you like, but know that if you use Flourishes stamps, your entry counts twice! You have until April 12, at 5PM EST to enter. Just make sure you link your creation up below using our Inlinkz widget. As we said, winner gets our full April Release. So get those fingers inky! If you need a little inspiration, it’s never far away with our design team’s creations! Hop on over and see…


  The OFFICIAL Rules…..
  • Simply create a card and be inspired by the photo above or by... SUMMER!
  • Entries need to be in by Friday, April 12th at 5 PM EST
  • Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entry
  • You must link your creation on this post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those that don’t combine will be in the running.
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCAPR13
  • We’ll announce the winners Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post on Saturday, April 13th, so check back then to see if you’re one of the lucky winners!
 I used the sketch over at Mojo Monday for a little help on my card design.


Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather

32 comments:

TLady said...

SOOO BEAUTIFUL HEATHER!!!!!!!!!!! Your coloring is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! :) AND I LOVE the striped paper with this! :)

Kathy Humphrey said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the coloring and the papers...what brand are they?

Karen W said...

Looks like sunshine!!! Beautiful card!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, Heather! This is BEAUTIFUL! Wow! Gorgeous coloured flowers!!! Love your pretty creation!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Heather! Love all of the bright summer colours.

Sasha said...

Beautifully coloured florals, Heather. Such a lovely layout, too. Gorgeous card! x

Geri said...

Oooo, such gorgeous colors, Heather!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,Love your coloring...

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous!! your flowers just pop right of the card ... beautifully done ... I wish it would warm up here!

KimCreate said...

Absolutley Gorgeous! Beautiful papers

Julie Koerber said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the almost 3d look that adding the shading around the flowers gives! TRULY beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Full of zip, zing and summer! Very pretty Heather, those zinnias are fabulous!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! I like the fussy cutting myself and it looks fabulous Heather. Nicely done for the sketch and beautiful coloring as always.

Shannon White said...

Wow!! Just Beautiful Beautiful Miss Heather!! Love your Fab coloring on the zinnias! And Goodnes that is some serious fussy cutting girly!! Wowie!! Looks Fabulous Lady!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Becky said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful design paper.

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! Those are some Beautiful bright patterned papers you combined! LOVE your flowers bunches, Heather!

Amanda said...

Beautiful! Those Zinnia's are amazing! You always pick the best papers, too! :)

Linda R said...

This is such a pretty card. I just love your fuzzy cut flowers here. They look beautiful. Nice coloring my friend.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Hugs~

Allison Cope Israels said...

Beautiful summer inspired card Heather! You brightly coloured flowers definitely remind me all the beautiful summertime blooms! Fabulous card!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty Heather! Love the fun bright colors and great straight stitching!!

Lynnda said...

So beautiful !!! I love the colors here... Awesome ...Heather... hugs.x

Katie Sims said...

You colored these zinnas beautifully!! They just POP off the page! Love the text bg too!

Maria said...

Love those gorgeous zinnias! Such a pretty colorful card, Heather! Makes me want to hurry spring right along! It's a warm day here today, but very windy. I think spring will be here very soon! Take care, hugs!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Heather! Your colorful bouquet is just lovely and wonderful take on the mojo sketch!

Leslie Miller said...

Ooooh, pretty colors on these zinnias! A beautiful, warm, summery card, Heather!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty! Love the sweet flowers and mix of fun patterned paper!

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Heather! I love the pretty papers, and your fabulous colouring on those beautiful flowers. Great sketch too!

LindaS said...

Gorgeus card.

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful summer card!! The bright colors are just perfect and I love your coloring as always!

Davi said...

This is gorgeous Heather!! I love the stripes and dots together with the zinnias! The coloring and being cut our really show them off beautifully ;)

ChristineCreations said...

The way you've cut out the zinnias almost looks like you stamped on the patterned paper...this is so pretty Heather!

redwasher1 said...

You have done a wonderful job on this challenge and I say bring on the sunshine!! Beautiful card.

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