November 28, 2016

Flourishes and Imagine Crafts Cyber Monday Blog Hop

Welcome to the new Flourishes first partner blog hop with Imagine Crafts. They sent our designers some amazing ink pads to work with while we created for today and we sent them some of our fabulous stamps! Thank you for joining us!


We are excited to share with you our designer’s creativity. Make sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog as we will be giving prizes away randomly from two blogs. Since it was my Anniversary on Friday and our attempts to celebrate were interrupted by a sick kiddo, please leave a comment for hubby and me!

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I started by creating a background using Brilliance Galaxy Gold pigment ink, sponging it through a stencil. Then I added some sponged inks to coordinate with the colour of the butterflies on the patterned paper. I inked the edges of the pink text packaging with Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink to distress it lightly. Enlarge the photo to see how  I added some Celestial Copper pigment ink to the edges of the scalloped cork circle and Brilliance Pearlescent Olive pigment ink to the center. More gold ink was added to the edges of some of the paper layers for extra shine.

The focal image is from Year of Flowers 1, coloured with Copics. I used non-traditional crocus colours, who says art has to be accurate after all??! I decided to match  the colouring to the shades of the butterflies so I used yellow and pink.

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Some details to notice: friend sticker (the light is hitting it strangely because it’s a glossy, puffy sticker, it’s underneath the tulip), mirrored cardstock hearts, Copic coloured wood veneer heart and ephemera: tag, ticket, pretty packaging from embellishments (pink text) and music paper. There are three colours of twine on the tag all knotted separately. I’ve never done that before and I love it. There are mulberry roses, sequins, gems and mini pompom lace. The final touch was the thanks sentiment cut from gold textured art paper.

Please hop along with us. You will get so much inspiration from both teams of designers. Don’t forget to leave as many comments as you can to increase your chances of winning!

Enjoy, Rebecca


Imagine Blog -

Barbara Thompson -

Toni Storie -

Alison Heikkila -

Beverly Cole -

Kren Kurts -

Neva Cole -

Roni Johnson -

Linda Lucas -

Davi Long -

Jennifer Vanderbeek -

Naomi Gong -

Vickie Yeakley -

Nadine Carlier -

Rebecca Ednie -

Gloria Hayoung Lee -

Mark Melnick -

Shirley Qu -

Martha Lucia Gomez -

Terre Fry -

Mary Prasad -

Trisha Traxler -

Monica Edwards -

Flourishes L.C -


Wendy Bellino said...

What a great collage you created! Happy Anniversary to you too, we celebrated 26 years on Thanksgiving Day. Thanks for sharing and I hope you get to celebrate soon!

Ravengirl said...

Bummer about your child being sick and delaying your anniversary celebration. You do have a wonderful card here.

Steph Ackerman said...

Great card and happy anniversary.

Mary Holshouser said...

Happy Anniversary.
Sorry the sick kiddo fudged your
plans - they seem to have a way
of doing that. You'll enjoy the
celebration even more when you
get to have it.
Love your project.
the layering is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Davi said...

Cool collage ! Love all the goodies you combined to make it very pretty! Conrats and Sorry you didnt get to celebrate your Anniversary but just think it will just be that much better when you do :)

Terre said...

Rebecca, the all the elements you used in the card I enjoyed seeing all of them. Hope your kiddos are feeling better

Jean Bullock said...

Love the layout, embellishment and layers. Well done.

Lovely Linda said...

Wow - so many details Rebecca - love the colours you have used along with the added shimmer. I hope youe kids are dping better and Happy Anniversary to you and your DH! :)

Unknown said...

What a fun whimsical card.. Thanks so much for sharing.

Vickie Y said...

Very pretty!

Nadine Carlier said...

Very pretty and fabulous job with your coloring!