Festive Flourishes Friday – Blue Challenge


Don’t be so "blue" this holiday season!  Join us for week three of the Festive Flourishes Friday Challenge!  The theme is just as it sounds ~ "You’ll be doing alright with your Christmas of white but I’ll have a blue, blue Christmas!"  Grab your favorite Flourishes stamp set and dress it up with a dose of blue!  It doesn’t have to be a Christmas card! Any style will do!

Remember, you can join into our challenge at any time and, if you make up past challenges and complete all four – your name will be thrown into the hat for a free stamp set of your choice! Link your card HERE to a blog post or your SCS gallery.  Don’t forget the keyword FFFC3 on Splitcoast! Of course, we’d love it if you added the FLLC keyword too so that your work shows up in the company gallery!

The inspiration for this card comes from the Flourishes I Love Roses set.  The roses are exquisite and I wanted to use them as much as I could.  I stamped and masked an entire background then colored it blue with a wash of color from my reinker.  Then I went back in and did a little bit of shading with the same color.  Then I cut out  the Spellbinders Decorative Frame set and sponged on the embossed swirls and added pearls.  I cut out the Spellbinders Labels One Die and added the sentiment from Flourishes Thinking of You set.  After ribbon, a sweet little crochet flower and a pin – this one is done!

Hop around and see what the other Friends of Flourishes have done with this challenge:

Cindy Haffner
Christine Okken
Dee Jackson
Kimberly Crawford
Betty Wright
Silke Ledlow

Don ‘t forget, you can enter your name for my blog candy until December 22 at 9:00am CST.    Be sure to tell me about your favorite Christmas tradition on this post HERE.

So good to see you…I hope you’ll stop again, and soon!


  • AngelaDecember 19, 2008 - 7:46 am

    Absolutely Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda K.December 19, 2008 - 7:51 am

    WOW! This is stunning. I love the color…blue is so pretty and makes this card look so elegant with that big white bow!! Great job..and I love the frame and all the detail that you added to it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • JanineDecember 19, 2008 - 7:51 am

    This is simply gorgeous Becca!!! We definitely are having a white Christmas!! The snow hasn’t stopped..!!
    Have a great weekend.

  • Jerri KayDecember 19, 2008 - 7:51 am

    Oh my gosh, Becca, this is beautiful, over-the-top gorgeous! I so love your blue roses!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceDecember 19, 2008 - 7:53 am

    Oh my gosh this is just too pretty!! I”m waiting for my sets to arrive and am so excited about these new sets. Your card is just stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerDecember 19, 2008 - 8:01 am

    Becca, Becca, everything you do is so amazing.ReplyCancel

  • denise (peanutbee)December 19, 2008 - 8:05 am

    This is breathtaking!!ReplyCancel

  • Merrily SchulzDecember 19, 2008 - 8:38 am

    Again your amazing just like your blog. I can’t think of that many new ideas and you can just whip them out and we all drual. Love your stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Deb VandersteegDecember 19, 2008 - 8:50 am

    Becca, this is just beautiful. It took my breath away. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent. Have a blessed Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Dee JacksonDecember 19, 2008 - 8:53 am

    This is Stunning!! I love the Roses in blue. I’m still waiting on my set to arrive. You have me wanting it RIGHT NOW!! Your bow is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Sue StrozykDecember 19, 2008 - 9:22 am

    This is so beautiful!!!! I love these colors for winter!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy JohnsonDecember 19, 2008 - 9:29 am

    This is so stunningly beautiful and elegant! I love the ribbon with the embellie in the center. The rose background is gorgeous! And I really love that nestie’s frame. I’ve never seen that before!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley HollandDecember 19, 2008 - 9:47 am

    Holy roses..this is gorgoues!! Love it..so soft and pretty!ReplyCancel

  • KimberlyDecember 19, 2008 - 9:49 am

    WOW! Beautiful! Actually beautiful doesn’t really quite make it!ReplyCancel

  • DianeDecember 19, 2008 - 9:58 am

    That’s a stunner for sure!!!!! I love the blue & white together.
    Great job with the roses, ribbon, pearls, flower…..WOW!!!!


  • Joan FrickerDecember 19, 2008 - 10:11 am

    Becca, this is beautiful. The colors are so rich and everything about it is just perfect!


  • Lastel/STAMPINSTELDecember 19, 2008 - 10:22 am

    Gorgeous !ReplyCancel

  • JenDecember 19, 2008 - 10:47 am

    REALLY really beautiful Becca! I love all the layers and textures! Wonderful creation.
    Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Barb FDecember 19, 2008 - 10:59 am

    This is so striking! And I LOVE the little crocheted flower w/ the pin… such a fabulous detail.ReplyCancel

  • KimDecember 19, 2008 - 11:16 am

    This card is so beautiful!!!!! Oh it’s so stunning!
    hugs~ KimReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanDecember 19, 2008 - 11:23 am

    Beautiful. Your cards are always flawless and prestine. Your ribbon doesn’t even have a crease or blemish. Lovely work.ReplyCancel

  • BettyDecember 19, 2008 - 11:24 am

    Becca!!!!!! Oh, my word!!!!! Stunning does NOT even come close to describing this blue beauty!!!!!! WOW!!!!! You have now given me an idea of how to use the rose…as a background. Beautifully done!!!!!

  • ConniecrafterDecember 19, 2008 - 11:24 am

    Oh Wow this is just Gorgeous, so love the blue and white combo, lovely stamping and that crochet flower just sets it off nicely, can I ask you who makes the flower? So enjoy your lovely work!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)December 19, 2008 - 1:14 pm

    Oh Becca,

    This is sooooooo pretty. I just don’t know how you keep coming up with these gorgeous cards time after time. It is absolutely stunning!
    I must also admit, that blue is one of my favorite colors. Keep creating.

    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • Lavonne (tweetygirl)December 19, 2008 - 1:25 pm

    Becca, I agree with everyone else’s posts! So very beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • DealbaidaDecember 19, 2008 - 2:06 pm

    WOWIE Becca, this is absolutely stunning. Such beauty and elegance. WOW! WOW! WOW!


  • Debbie OlsonDecember 19, 2008 - 2:15 pm

    Becca. this is incredibly elegant–I love everything you do!ReplyCancel

  • ChristineCreationsDecember 19, 2008 - 2:35 pm

    holy cow Becca! You are the perfect bow tie-er. Wow it’s stunning. And the blue rose background my goodness, it looks so beautiful done that way. Wow you just bless me with looking at your creations, I love your artistry!ReplyCancel

  • Silke LedlowDecember 19, 2008 - 2:50 pm

    FANTASTIC CARD – Becca – your card is sooo elegant!!! I love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • ToshDecember 19, 2008 - 3:05 pm

    What an elegant beauty Becca!! Love your framed sentiment!! So creative and gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Twinshappy SCSDecember 19, 2008 - 3:29 pm

    Becca this is gorgeous! I love the ribbon and the fancy frame is a wonderful touch.ReplyCancel

  • Linda EDecember 19, 2008 - 4:35 pm

    This is another “WOW” card, Becca. From the color and the stamp to that great crochet flower, this card is stunning! Did you make the flower or was it another of your great embellishment finds?ReplyCancel

  • Jan ButlerDecember 19, 2008 - 5:26 pm

    Another lovely creation! A feast for the eyes!ReplyCancel

  • sue mDecember 19, 2008 - 5:32 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful becca! thankyou so much for showing.ReplyCancel

  • NorineDecember 19, 2008 - 6:51 pm

    I love everything you do this is so pretty

    Thanks for always sharing with us


  • SitaDecember 19, 2008 - 7:39 pm

    STUNNING Becca!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • LatishaDecember 19, 2008 - 9:06 pm

    WOW, Becca you are the bomb diggity girl LOL, your work always leaves me so inspired!! Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Julie KoerberDecember 19, 2008 - 10:13 pm

    Ok girlie, I have one word for this card — exquisite!!! I don’t know how you do it– gorgeous cards week after week! You’re an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia LuisaDecember 19, 2008 - 10:56 pm

    Everytime I visit your site I prepared to loose my breath !
    Your work is just marvelous.
    Congratulations on your milestone!ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}December 20, 2008 - 2:19 am

    What a soft and peaceful card – that background you created is amazing!!!
    hugs, JamiReplyCancel

  • Bev J.December 20, 2008 - 6:26 am

    Beautiful-love the rose background. tfsReplyCancel

  • Gidget-TrishDecember 20, 2008 - 6:55 am

    Oh my gosh this is gorgeous!!!!! It just took my breath away! Wow!!!!! You are so gifted!!!!!

  • Leslie MillerDecember 20, 2008 - 10:52 am

    So very pretty, Becca! Every element adds up to such a lovely finish. The crochet flower is a wonderful touch!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BurnhamDecember 20, 2008 - 12:18 pm

    Wow, another gorgeous creation by Becca. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Amy ShefferDecember 20, 2008 - 12:39 pm

    Becca, this is gorgeous beyond words!! Definitely one of my favorites ever!!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHDecember 20, 2008 - 5:33 pm

    Good evening, Becca. Your card is an absolute dream. I love the colour blue and your work on your background is superb. Truly elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia JonesDecember 20, 2008 - 5:37 pm

    It is hard to tell which of your beautiful cards that I like the best. Each one is just drop dead gorgeous.


  • Laurie in MNDecember 21, 2008 - 2:49 am

    Gorgeous card. I love the blue for Christmas.

    I may have entered my comment more than once for the blog candy. I keep getting an Automatic Update message that interupts anything I type or send so I don’t know if the comment posted.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry107December 21, 2008 - 11:28 am

    This is sooo awesome!! I just had to take a look at the Decorative Frames!! -darn- now I want them!!
    Your work is such an inspiration-is makes me want to be better!!!ReplyCancel

  • Paola NormanDecember 21, 2008 - 1:10 pm

    Wow you are a true artist. Simply gorgeous. I am speecheless.ReplyCancel

  • hbDecember 21, 2008 - 7:43 pm

    Becca, how do you keep coming up with such gorgeous gorgeous creations? You just have a never ending creative flow… truly a blessing; for you, but especially for *us*!
    Merry Christmas – may it be filled with God’s blessings for you and those you love!ReplyCancel

  • Linda DukeDecember 21, 2008 - 8:29 pm

    Becca, this is gorgeous!! You truly have a beautiful gift/talent. I so love your work. When ever I’m in a slump I visit your beautiful art. Thanks for sharing your beautiful gifts with us. Merry Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BeesonDecember 22, 2008 - 2:48 pm

    What a beautiful card – it is just magical!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieDecember 23, 2008 - 10:43 pm

    Oh WOW Becca, your gorgeous blue roses background is STUNNING!! I think the other elements of the card complement the scale of those gorgeous flowers perfectly! TFS!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne HurlburtJanuary 2, 2009 - 8:08 am

    Wow, love your cards. Would you mind sharing the pattern for the crochet flower ?? Have a great day, Hugs n’ Stuff, LynneReplyCancel

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