Monday, February 8, 2010

Last of the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Anniversary Challenges

I did this card as part of the Flourishes Anniversary Challenge. It is my favorite Flourishes stamp even though I haven't used it before now. I was slightly intimidated by the amount of stuff on it to color.  Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Anniversary Challenge FTTC52F  I really really tried to do all of them, but alas we had to be out of town this weekend, so I was limited.

I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black on my favorite paper for this - Hammermill Color Copy Cover. It is soooooooooo smooth.

I colored it with Copics:

R22, 24, 27, 29, 59 for the Flowers
R24, 27 for the berries
R22, 24, Y21, YR21 for the Pomegranates (I think I may have added a bit of E31, but not sure)
G94, 99 or YG67, 63 for the Evergreen (I used both)
G21, 24, 28 and YG25 in the different leaves (for the really bright green I used the YG25 as the base and layered over it with the G21, 24 to give it some difference from the other leaves.
Y21, 23, 26, 28 for the yellow berries
E33, 35, 37 for the pine cones

After I was done with the main coloring I added some clear, gold and Green Spica to different spots to highlight and also a little white gel pen.

I then cut it out with a Nestie and used Sky Blue Brilliance ink and dabbed (or really circled it) onto the edges). I mounted the image on black cardstock that had been spritzed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. I then cut it out so there was just a fine line of the Nestie - I had used the biggest Nestie to cut the image out so I had to cut it - but I like it because it is a really small frame. I mounted this on a gold shimmery cardstock. The gold shimmery cardstock was mounted on a black card base that again had been spritzed with the same glimmer mist. I then added some bling, and stamped the sentiment in Versafine and clear embossed it

I love these Flourishes stamps BTW. I don't own many of them and I am not associated with the company, but they are really detailed and stamp so crisp with Memento it blows my mind. The one problem I have with clear stamps is that they don't do detail. Not so with these stamps. If you don't own any of them - you should give them a try!

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you visit again soon for another card!


  1. You colored this?!? WOW I am so impressed!! It is gorgeous!

  2. Very pretty, love the bold colors!

  3. BEAUTIFUL!!! This is just stunning...simply stunning!!

  4. It is so vivid and life-like. Just beautiful.

  5. Wow! Awesome coloring, I wish I could do this great of a job coloring.