Hello fellow Flourishes fans! It's Tuesday and we're here with another fantastic Timeless Tuesday Challenge for you! Have you checked out the latest and greatest Gambler's Sale this week? You don't want to miss this... it's 20% off everything in the store. Things go fast, so shop now to ensure you get all those stamps on your "must have" list! Click here for more details and your shopping code. This week Allison is our hostess and she is challenging you to create using the newest Pantone Color of the year... Radiant Orchid... but any shade of purple will do!
According to the Pantone View, "Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute™ has been designating a Color of the Year to express in color what is taking place in the global zeitgeist. A color that will resonate around the world, the PANTONE Color of the Year is a reflection of what people are looking for, what they feel they need that color can help to answer. Not necessarily the hot fashion color of the moment, but a color crossing all areas of design which is an expression of a mood, an attitude, on the part of the consumers."
Now that we have all of the details for our challenge, let me show you my card! Purple is not a color that I normally work with so this was a great challenge to get me out of my color "box". I thought the With Gratitude stamp set would be perfect....the cone flowers from this set are gorgeous and so are the beautifully scripted sentiments!
I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black on to Flourishes Classic White card stock that I had die cut with a Spellbinder's rectangle die. I then colored my image with Copics and stamped the adorable thank you sentiment across the bottom of my image using some Craft colored ink for a subtle horizontal line across the bottom. I then stamped my main sentiment with more Tuxedo Black ink on more white cardstock, cut out using Spellbinder's Labels Eighteen die and sponged some purple ink on it. I added a few layers with some patterned papers from Paper Studio and some solid purple cardstock, did some stitching, added a ribbon and my sentiment and called it a wrap! OH, I did add a little sparkle in the centers of my cone flowers with my Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen. I don't think you will be able to see that in the photos, so just pretend- k?
I love, love, love the sweet sentiments in this set!! The font is so delicate, don't you think? And...drumroll please...not a speck of gold leafing anywhere....can you believe it? :)
Well, that is pretty much all for my card today, but you know what's next....you have a ton of inspiration to see from my wonderful team mates...including our Senior Design team! Yes, they are joining us this week for our challenge! Have fun using purple in your creations this week! Take a moment and leave some lavender love on each one of our designers' blogs, then go create your own purple masterpiece, link up to our site and play along with us! See you there and I am so glad you could stop by today for a visit! :)
- Allison Cope
- Cheryl Lea
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Deborah Anton
- Jenny Gropp
- Julie Koerber
- Katie Sims
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
Stamps: With Gratitude
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Crumb Cake and Elegant Eggplant-SU!
Paper: Flourishes Classic White card stock, Patterned papers from Paper Studio
Other: ribbon, Atyou Spica Clear Glitter pen, foam dimensionals
Copics: V01, V12, V15, V17, YG00, YG01, Y04, G40, G43, G46, G28, YG91