Archive for September 11th, 2008

Today’s card is totally cased from my sweet friend Latisha.  She sent me this darling card that I used for total inspiration today.  Thanks Latish, for the inspiration and the paper used for this card.  Latisha’s card is a small 4 x 4 card.

Forest of Trees is another Marcella Hawley creation for Flourishes.  This is a wonderful set of the trees in our forests.  It has images of a great variety of trees and can be used for many seasons and many techniques.  Our wonderful design team has a great variety of techniques in their examples.

So here is my card:


 My card is a regular A2 size with a top fold.   As you can see I did not use one of the trees, but rather the small leaves that are a part of the set.  In Latisha’s inspiration card she had used a neat contemporary image that was a outline image.  To create my card I used a small oval Nestabilities and sponged Blush Blossom ink to create the oval image.  I chose not to outline the image feeling that the three leaves made enough of a statement to carry the card on it’s own.   I used some of the wonderful Graphic45 papers that Latish had sent me and they were busy…in this case less was more.

I used a piece of handmade paper, tore the three edges.  I don’t have that nifty punch to make it look like I tore the page out of a tablet, I had to be creative and ended up using my SU 2 slot punch and made a row of holes then tore the edge away.  A girl gotta to do what a girl gotta do!

The papers used are the retired SU Caribbean Blue with an overlay with the Graphic 45 papers.  I “tied” this together with a beautiful May Arts Morie ivory ribbon from Flourishes.  The images were all stamped in the Hybrid Palette Burnt Umber ink.

Please visit our designers blogs today and remember when you buy let us know which designer inspired you and we will pay her a real tip! Check the blogs for the codes by designer name on the Flourishes Newsletter.

Julie     Faith             Leslie         Linda        Susan  our Guest Designer…the ever creative Barb

as well as the other two Flourishes Nancy and SharonD

Don’t forget the New Release Special Bundle is available until the 17th of September….YOU get all three of this month’s releases for 10% off.

Thanks for stopping in the Atelier today.


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