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Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Guest Designer!

It is time for the  Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC26)!!!

Did you know that every  last Tuesday of the month Flourishes has a new guest challenge designer?  I was ABSOLUTELY ECSTATIC when I was asked to be the Flourishes guest challenge designer this month!!!   When Betty got in touch with me I swear i couldn’t stop grinning for the rest of the day!!!  I was just so happy to be asked!!!   Then I got that anxious feeling,  you know…. those awful self doubts one gets… but that passed quickly because I was just too thrilled…after all I love working with Flourishes stamps and am so inspired by them!!

So, I chose to challenge everyone to go MONOCHROMATIC with their cards.  Use ONE color, or shades of that color,  along with ONE other neutral white or cream cardstock.   All supplies and tools are allowed!  I would love it if you joined in the FLOURISHES CHALLENGE with us!!

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I chose to make a long tall card. It is a whopping 8 3/4″ x 4″ .  When I’m making monochromatic cards I like to add interest in other ways, with an unusual shape or size, sponging for dimension and embossing for texture.

I used the Birds and Vine set, stamped in broken china (Tim Holtz) on whisper white card stock.  I used my Nesties labels 4 to frame the image.  The edges are sponged with Baja Breeze ink, and I added dazzling diamonds glitter to the vine for some shimmer.  The embossed panel was done using the Script embossing folder (a gift, thanks Peggy!!) with my cuttlebug, and sponged over with Baja Breeze ink.

Be sure to check out the Friends of Flourishes Blog team designers to see what they created for the challenge this week!

Thank You to the fabulous Flourishes team for this wonderful opportunity!! I always enjoy the Timeless Tuesday Challenges and I’m so happy to be the hostess this time around!!!   I hope everyone enjoys the challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by, you all make my day!!!


  1. Mary says

    Wow, just the best color ever! I love what you did with this idea.


  2. This is just beautiful….I cry when I think there is no more Cool Caribbean….such a great color and look how nice it looks here!!!


  3. Beautiful card, love the soft color of it, very elegant! Your challenge choice was fun, and inspiring! Thank you for visiting my blog!


  4. Congrats for being GD for Flourishes this week, and thanks for the challenge too! Your monochromatic card is just stunning! I love the colors!


  5. Deena says

    HI Mandy! You can buy all the Flourishes stamps at FLOURISHES LLC. I am in love with this set too!!
    Thanks for your sweet comments everyone!!


  6. Oh Deena this is gorgeous!! Thanks for the fun challenge:) What a honor to have you as a guest this week!


  7. Beautiful card Deena, very elegant and I love the fact that you have
    only used one colour against a base card.

    Vicki x


  8. Good Morning Deena!!!

    We are so thrilled that you are our Guest Designer today!!! Your card is gorgeous!!! Love the *Long Card* and the wonderful Baja Breeze color!!! Great details too!!! Enjoy your day!!! Hugs ~S~


  9. oh my….what a stunner of a card….that colour is just devine…all your little touches set it off perfectly! I am in love with that stamp you used…where is that from..I feel a shopping spree coming on!

    hugs mandyxx


  10. Deena, this card is so wonderful!!! LOVE the colors and all your wonderful details!!! Beautiful design!!! Thanks so much for hosting with us!!! I loved doing a monochromatic card!!! Thanks again!!! Blessings!!!


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