Sunday, September 2, 2012

Flourishes Beautiful World Tour - Remembrance...

Somehow, August has flown past us, and it's the first Monday of September already! That means that it's time for this month's Hop around the World with the Flourishes Beautiful World Tour team!


Thank you so much to everyone who hopped along with us last month and left us all wonderful comments. It was so wonderful to see all the enthusiasm for the new team!

If you landed here from Dina's blog, then you're on the right track... if you're here by surprise, you may want to go back to the Flourishes blog and start your travels there!

Remember, as you continue through your travels in this month's tour, you have the chance to *win* a FREE Flourishes stamp set! All you have to do is leave a comment on each designer's blog as you travel by us, to be entered into the random draw. Of course, there's a catch: you don't know which country is going to be this month's "Vacation Spot" (chosen blog), so make sure you leave everyone a comment, for your best chance!

This month, our hostess is Anne-Elise, and our challenge was to Remember a Friend. Friends are the family we hand pick for ourselves, and where would we be without them? They're our shoulder to cry on, our partner to laugh with, someone to share ourselves with. So this month, we are remembering those friends with our cards, using the possible themes of Sympathy, Missing You, Thinking of You or even Wish You Were Here.

I decided to create a card using one of my favourite quotes, which just happened to belong to a perfectly fall-themed set, Falling Leaves. This was a perfect sentiment for this month's theme, and I really love what it conveys - that life is really all about the little moments that happen in a flash, but stay with you forever.


I used the rock-n-roll technique when I was inking my leaf silhouettes, to give them that fall-kissed look. Then I stamped over those with the larger, maple leaf outline stamp. It reminds me of the trees at the very start of fall when they are in their full glory before they become bare for the winter.

Here's a close up:

That's it from me for today's tour... but the rest of the team has lots more inspiration for you!

Now it's time to set off for Australia to visit:


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39 comments:

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Meredith! Love your falling leaves! Great technique!

Dina Kowal said...

I looooooove your card, Meredith! There is such a perfect balance of outline, white, and color, and the rock-and-rolled red edges are such a perfect contrast with the greens and yellows. Gorgeous.

Kathy Jones said...

Meredith, I just love how you've used the leaves to create that stunning background and the sentiment is *perfect* for this month's theme!!! A stunning, inspiring card - gorgeous!!!

Sasha said...

Your card is fabulous, Meredith! I love how you captured those beautiful fall colours on your pretty falling leaves, and such a lovely sentiment, too x

Marie said...

The background that you created to showcase the sentiment is simply beautiful. Love the color palette.

shanna said...

Beautiful card & quote!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Love your rock and roll technique with the variation of solid and outline stamps. What a fabulous card. Love that sentiment too.
Beth Greco

Lynne said...

Love the way you tipped your leaves with red color. Very pretty.

Geri said...

What a gorgeous Fall card Meredith!! Love your colors!!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Fall is definitely in the air. What a beautiful card.

Jackie W said...

Hello from the U.S. Such a pretty card, I really love how you have stamped the leaves. Fall is my favorite time of year-so colorful. TFS

K. Joy said...

I love the rustic look of fall on your card! It is hard to believe that it is time for the leaves to change and fall already! The colors on your card are so pretty, and i love the little pins stuck in the ribbon. Thanks for sharing!!

Mad for Paper said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Your technique and layering of the leaves is stunning.
Ang

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a pretty fall-ish card! I love the changing leaves and changing seasons!!

Dottie said...

I will remember this card as fall approaches for it is so pretty. I love the leaves and the layering of stamps. Beautiful colors as well.

Camilla said...

What a wonderful card.....Its Avery prettymaderia. Love the colors.

Patti Katai said...

Beautiful! Love fall cards...thanks for sharing!

coolnana72 said...

Beautiful card Meredith. I love using the rock and roll technique when using a leaf stamp.

Chris said...

Very beautiful card and such a wonderful design with the background leaves. Love the sentiment too. :)

Karen W said...

Very pretty!!

Linda Carson said...

Oh that's lovely! Looks like the leaves are just blowing in the wind! Fabulous creativity!

Edna said...

Wow, beautiful background stamped and colored, perfectly matching with the panel. It is adorable.Thanks.

christi said...

i love the subtleties of your card. wonderful colors. great job on it.

Betty Wright said...

Be still my heart! Meredith, you just made this set come to life with these wonderful tones and design! Beautifully done!

pam said...

very pretty thank you for sharing

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card for fall...love the colours you chose for the leaves and the sweet sentiment.

Ravengirl said...

This is really gorgeous! I love all the detail! The distressed edged panel behind your main panel adds lovely texture and the shape of your sentiment is so unique!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the fall colors and the leaves- beautiful! The sentiment is wonderful : )

Heather Jensen said...

You go girl! I LOVE your background stamping. So happy you are part of the Flourishes family now. :)

Hugs~

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!! Love how you used the leaves on the background!!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Meredith. Love the sentiment and the fall coloured leaves. Ours are just starting to turn here in Ontario.

zehra said...

wow, i am so enjoying this hop, your card is lovely, the background is fabulous love the colors and the beautiful quote

lisa808 said...

Beautiful--love the leaves, sentiment, and embellishment.

Anonymous said...

Love your card. Reminds me of the beautiful fall leaves that have already started turning in our area.

Margie F.

Caitiumom said...

Fallings leaves, is perfect for the coming season.

Dana Nelson said...

So gorgeous!

Carla said...

Another wonderful autumn or fall card.
Like the colouring you did on the leaves

KristiDaroci said...

great idea for making the leaves look so realistic

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