February 22, 2011
Hellooooo!! Before I begin, I just want to thank everyone who stopped by my blog and left a comment on last week's FTTC card. I am overwhelmed with joy to have received so many nice comments. Thank you so much!!
I'm here for this week's addition of the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge, FTTC106.
This week Tammy is our hostess and she has challenged us to make a birthday card. Here's what I designed:
As soon as I saw that this week was a birthday challenge, I made a little note to myself to use the "Nurture Yourself" sentiment from the From the Garden stamp set. I also knew I wanted to go bright. Hopefully you are not needing sunglasses to read this post! These awesome, fun papers are from the Hippy Girl line from KaiserKraft. I colored this lovely From the Garden image in pinks and aquas and sort of built my layout around that focal image bit by bit. I also used a couple of the die cuts from the same paper pack which really helped to coordinate everything. I think it came together nicely with the addition of the green bow and orange button accent. I also added my sentiment to a little pink flag and I cut the end with my pinking sheers.
I'm actually really happy with how this turned out now that I'm looking at it here. It's bright and fun and the sentiment really plays to a birthday theme!
Sadly, this is my last week as February's Guest Designer for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge. I can't begin to thank Tammy enough for having confidence enough in my work to ask me as the first Guest Designer in her position as coordinator. And I can't thank the lovelies of Flourishes enough for their generosity and for having me. It's also been amazing to be working alongside some of the most fabulous designers in the bizz AND receiving comments from them... Oh, Happy Day!!
I truly feel like I've done some of my best work here at FTTC and I really think it IS because of how it challenged me to think differently. I am certainly NOT going to be a stranger here at Flourishes! I started out a wee bit intimidated by the intricately designed stamps and I leave a true fan who is quickly learning how to use new products in a design style I feel confident in!
And thank you to you for journeying over here, leaving wonderful and inspiring comments which make me so happy!!
Please come play along! Visit the Flourishes Blog for all the details and info on how to!
Stamps: From the Garden(Flourishes)
Paper: kraft(PTI), Hippy Girl(KaiserKraft)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ripe Avocado ribbon, button(PTI), twine(The Twinery), circle nesties, sewing machine, paper piercing tool