Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FTTC186 Christmas Inspiration

I am back for the second week as the September Guest Designer for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge, thank you so much to those of you who came and commented on my card - it is so appreciated!!


This weeks challenge is brought to us by Amanda who has challenged us to an inspiration challenge - a Christmas theme with a photo from Pinterest as our Inspiration.  I have chosen this photo:

and was a great inspiration with the Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood stamp set - it doesn't get more 'Christmas' than that!

The image is coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits, lots of layering of colour - so much fun I must admit - colouring is very relaxing, almost therapeutic!

The flower has been popped up onto foam tape to give that added dimension that I love, it is then layered onto the Spellbinders Labels Twenty Seven, followed by the Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, each layer having foam tape between it.  My Dies have been cut using the Grand Calibur.

Seam Binding, a stocking charm and a remnant of braid finish off the card.

Please stop by the FTTC design team blogs for some wonderful inspiration, these girls are amazing...we would love to see you play along.

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!


  1. Hi Linda. Must do the prisma colouring class with you. You do such a wonderful job.

  2. So very pretty and I love the braid!


  3. Linda this is amazing - yet again you have created a beautiful card with simple 'ingredients'.

  4. This is beautiful Linda! It has an almost vintage feel with the red/green tones in the petals. Wonderful!

  5. What fabulous coloring on your gorgeous poinsettia, Linda!! And I love that awesome layout!

  6. WOW Linda. I love your Poinsettia. The charm is darling too. :)

  7. Seriously gorgeous, Linda!! I love the two-tone colors on the blooms! So realistic!

  8. I love, love your card, Linda! The way you layered it and colored it in! This is simply one Stunning card! I think my favorite part are the lacy dies peaking out from behind the octagon Spellbinder :)

    ~ Amanda :)

  9. Love your colouring Linda and have just put in a preorder for the stamp.

  10. Linda, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Your coloring and shading with the color pencils are amazing!

  11. Gorgeous card, Linda! Love your beautifully colored poinsettia and the cute little charm! Have great weekend!

  12. How pretty! Gorgeous coloring on that poinsettia! How fun to have you joining the Timeless Tuesday team this month! :)


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