So exciting to get two posts in one day, eh? ;-)
According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, which begins on January 23, 2012 and ends on February 9, 2013. So, what does this predict for 2012? Success and Happiness! To play, simply be inspired by the colors of this beautiful dragon with rich red, orange
and even pink. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCJANRW1. You have until Friday, January 20th at 5 PM EST to enter. Once you are done with your creation, be sure to link up to the Flourishes blog post using the inlinkz widget. You need to do that in order to be eligible!
Here's my card:
Okay, so I went more pink than red or orange, but I must admit that I think this is my absolute favorite card I've made for this week's release. I definitely had the most FUN making this one! In addition to the gorgeous images from the From the Heart stamp set, I got to use one of Kaiser's Decorative Wood Bird Cages. Cool, isn't it?! I didn't even do a thing to it...no distressing or coloring or anything, cuz I love it just the way it is on this card. :-)
The beautiful patterned papers are from the appropriately-named A Happy Heart pad from My Mind's Eye. The image was embossed in white and colored in using Prima watercolor pencils. I haven't played with those babies in forEVER...too much fun! I used Gamsol and blending stumps to blend the colors together. Oh, I should mention that this was on done on kraft cardstock...love the deep, rich tones that resulted.
As with everything else Flourishes carries, the ribbons on this are just LUSCIOUS! The Textured Two-Tone Fuchsia Ribbon is fast becoming a favorite (...used it on the last card I made too!), and the Pink Chiffon Floral Trim is just about the most gorgeous stuff I've ever used! I added a Basic Grey Glazed Brad, a couple of pretty pink pearls, and a sweet little flower embellishment that I colored with the RV66 Copic marker from the Raspberry Collection.
Check out what the rest of the design team members have cooked up for this challenge:
Have fun with the challenge, and have a fabulous Wednesday, friends!