FLLC April Release Week Challenge!!

Hello everyone! 
I am so thrilled to share the exciting news! I am now a member of Flourishes Design Team!! I am very blessed and glad that they are not tired of me yet, lol. Anyway, this is my first post as a FLLC DT and hope you will continue to come back here from time to time :)

Flourishes's April Release Week starts this coming Tuesday! Here is the Release Challenge you can play along. 

"Ahhhh..... summer will be here before we know it and... that means longer days, hotter nights, sitting under the stars and soaking up the nice weather. We know the grass is just starting to green up and spring flowers haven't even really begun to see their full glory -- but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate those warmer days ahead! We're getting in the spirit of outdoor fun now and if you play along with us, you could win Flourishes' entire April release! All you need to do is play in the..."



Here is my Summer card :)

As you see, I didn't use any of the colors from the photo but I was inspired by the layout like the drink was focused with blur background :) I was also inspired the natural elements for the designer paper.

I used Sunflowers set and the sunflower was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Classic White cardstock. It was colored with Copic markers and then I masked the image to create the sky background. I sponged the sky with Memento Summer Sky using the blending tool and cloud template that I made my own with scrap.

The rest of supplies:  white cotton lace, rhinestones, CME paper -Rich Browns, Pistachio, designer paper, decorative edge punch

The OFFICIAL Rules…..
  • Simply create a card and be inspired by the photo above or by... SUMMER!
  • Entries need to be in by Friday, April 12th at 5 PM EST
  • Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entry
  • You must link your creation on this post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those that don’t combine will be in the running.
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCAPR13
  • We’ll announce the winners Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post on Saturday, April 13th, so check back then to see if you’re one of the lucky winners!

Be sure to check out other FLLC DT's creations too! 

Thank you for stopping by. 
Have a great day!



Karen W said...

So pretty and yes it looks like summer!! Gorgeous job on the sunflower also.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful Maki! That gorgeous sunflower just pops right off that pretty blue sky.

Julie Koerber said...

LOVE this Maki and I am soooo excited to see your name on the link list!! Love the background you created too -- so fun!

TLady said...

What a LOVELY CARD Maki!!!!!!!! :) There's NOTHING like Sunflowers on a Summer Day!!!!!!! :) All the elements, designer paper, even the die cut edge is WONDERFUL with this image! :) I THINK I'm ready for summer NOW!!!!!!!! :)

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful Maki! Your clouds look fabulous and the lace trim and bottom are wonderful. So excited to have you join the DT girlie! Whohoo!!!! ;0)

Becky said...

This is beautiful Maki. Love how you did the sky.

Amanda said...

Fantastic card, Maki! It makes me anxious for summer to arrive! I love your vivid colors and those beautiful clouds :)

Allison Cope said...

Totally a summertime inspired card Maki! Great sky detail behind your stunning sunflower image! Fabulous card!

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful card Maki and I love how you created the sky background! Gorgeous!

Heather Rogers said...

So pretty Maki! I love your lace trim and pretty cloud background. :)


ChristineCreations said...

LOVE this design Maki! The coulds are such a great background to the sunflower!

redwasher1 said...

Love your card!! The sunflower is colored perfectly!!


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