Sunday, November 4, 2012

Flourishes Beautiful World Tour - May Your Season Sparkle...

Happy Monday, my friends! We blinked, and another month passed... how does that keep happening? But, since it's the first Monday of the month, it's good news... it's time for another trip of round-the-world inspiration from the Flourishes Beautiful World Team!


Before I get to the goods, there's some good news on my blog this tour! The random winner from last month's tour was drawn from all the comments left on my blog! Mary Anne V, you're the proud new owner of a free Flourishes stamp set of your choice! Please contact Kathy at inspiredtostamp@live.com.au with your choice and mailing information!

This month, Betty is our hostess, and being that the holidays are just around the corner, and snow will quickly be falling in many parts of the world, we were challenged to capture that magic by incorporating sparkle into our creations this month. Add glitter? NO problem!

Now don't forget: not only are you able to feast your eyes on lots of sparkly beauty on your tour, but you also have a chance to win! Every month, one of the designer's blogs is chosen at random, and one of the commenters from that blog wins FREE Flourishes stamps! You never know which one of us will be chosen, so make sure you leave comments on each stop around the world! And just as importantly, don't forget to check back during next month's tour to see if your name was drawn!


You should have arrived here from Ann-Elise's blog. If not, head over to the Flourishes blog to start from the beginning! I decided to use a monochromatic colour scheme for this one, and create a very pretty, feminine holiday card. And then I figured out how to keep adding more and more sparkle... wouldn't want to back down from a challenge, right?


Now, at first glance, I am sure you're thinking "that doesn't look *that* sparkly..." Well... a girl has to be subtle in her glitter overload, right?

Here's how I added it all on:


First, I grabbed my glue pen, and added some glitter to the snow on my vintage ornament image (from the All That Glitters stamp set). It is difficult to photograph just *how* pretty this looks. You can also see that I used a sparkly silver cord on my tag.


Again, not shown so well in the photo, but that snowflake embellishment is covered in glitter. Oh, and a sparkly rhinestone never did anyone any harm!


And finally... the sentiment itself! I chose this one from the Holiday Sparkle set (was there any other choice?), since it fit the theme so perfectly.

Sparkly enough for ya? *wink*

Now, onto your next destination, sunny and warm Australia with:


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22 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty monochromatic card. Love the feminine colours contrasted with teh shabby chic edges...Love it!

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous pink Christmas card, Meredith! Love the pretty ornament, the beautiful bow with the snowflake and the lace! So beautiful!

Sasha said...

Your card looks fabulous, Meredith! I love your sparkly bauble, the pretty pink and lots of beautiful embellishing:) x

Alshandra said...

Beautiful card. Love the details and sparkle :-)

Becky said...

Beautiful card and beautiful bow.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

I love it. Lots of bling. Cheers.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Good golly Meredith! This is STUNNING! I am in love with your holiday colours! Simply wonderful card this month!

Nancy said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS in Pink!!!

Karen W said...

Very pretty and gorgeous color!

Kathy Jones said...

Who would have thought a Monochromatic Card could be sooooo sparkly!!!! :) Looooove all the glitter on your pin cone and that button/ribbon treatment is incredible!!!! Love your fabulous card!!!! :)

Sue D said...

Very pretty color and I like your glittery accents and the lace trim.

Colleen said...

Meredith,
Love, love love this one. Such charm and glimmer all at once.

Brenda said...

Lots of pink and lots of sparkle.
Thanks.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is perfectly sparkly! This is a wonderful image-reminds me of childhood Christmases, and it is just gorgeous in pink. Love it!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so sweet and pretty! Love that doily piece and also the trim. Great sparkle too!

Ravengirl said...

This is plenty sparkly and beautiful to boot!

Helen said...

Beautiful Christmas card - so different with the pink and lace.

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful -- love the "old-fashioned" look of your card!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the little snowflake charm too!!!

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful Meredith! Gorgeous in Pink!

Geri said...

What a perfect sentiment for this challenge and your lovely creation! Your card is drop-dead gorgeous!!! Really love the color you chose!

Lisa H. said...

oh, my! this is a beautiful card. LOVE the details you added, the touch of glitter to the top of that pinecone. lovely.

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