Archive for July 3rd, 2009

Whether you live near the water as we do here in Pensacola or not the lure of the water is great.  Summer nights, sunsets, the sound of waves crashing on the shore – what could be more relaxing? Because these are the sights and sounds of life on the beach – what better way to challenge you all to a fun contest than to invite you to put a taste of of the ocean into one of your creationsBy the sea challenge7a

Here in Pensacola, beautiful sugar white beaches abound; so do grassy parks.  It’s the best of so many worlds…white caps on the gulf or just absolutely flat water, the lone sail boat or the hundreds of boats that dot the waterfront. 4th of Julyfireworks are  spectacular  done from a special boat in the bay giving all a water front viewers or those that actually view from a boat.  The Navy Blue Angles call Pensacola home and that gives us another awesome free treat so many times during the year, but 4th of July and their homecoming are hosted over the coast of Pensacola Beach.  I guess you get the point that we love the water –the bay or the gulf-here in Pensacola. 

A By the Sea challenge is perfect for us that live here “where thousands live as millions wish they could” to quote a former Pensacola mayor.  And it is true! 

There are two trees in my mother yard, each over 450 years old and said to be the very oldest in the area according to the Florida foresters.  The young children love those trees, who’s branches are larger that most trees…swings, climbing are perfect for the mix of these trees and many a good time will be remembered.  FLLC’s Swing Set is perfect was this challenge….so here is another look at my card for today. 

I used Copics for this Challenge–lots of them

By the Sea Challenge Banner

Other items that I used for this fun card were:Copic Colorless Blender to push the colors away to create the sky;Light Blue Silk ribbon which I colored with the BG15 from the Water Collection –how fun is that…I got just the color I wanted;  three beautiful gold filigree flowers from The Finishes Touches Beautiful Brad Collection, Basic Grey and FLLC Classic White paper and Kaiser White Pearls….All available from Flourishes,llc.  So now it is YOUR turn to join the fun….and maybe win some prizes!


HOW TO PLAY: Try to incorporate the “feel” of the sea in one of your creations. It could be with a fun embellishment, a photo or even just a color scheme. Link your creation to this post or upload to Splitcoast using the keyword FLLCJULY. You have until Friday, July 10th at 5 PM Eastern to have your creation uploaded! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!WHAT YOU COULD WIN: All of our new releases that will be revealed starting next Wednesday, July 8th, right here on the Flourishes Newsletter.
To get ready for the big reveal and spark some ideas for our challenge, our Senior Design Team got their creative juices flowing! Here is a peek at a few of their “By The Sea” inspired creations!Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Thanks for stopping in the Atelier today.


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