Apr 01

Flourishes April Beautiful World Tour

Written by: iwona    29 Comments

Welcome to April Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!

If you do a little globetrotting with us and stamp our passports (leave us a comment), you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!! The catch is, you don’t know which country is going to be this month’s vacation spot (chosen blog) so leave a comment on each one by April 30th for your chance to win.

If you’ve jetted in from Meredith’s blog then you have arrived at the right destination. If you haven’t, perhaps you’d like to start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes Blog so you don’t miss any of the inspiration along the way!

This month our hostess is Anne-Elise and he challenges us to a childhood theme! This includes anything that reminds us of our childhood or something we did as a child. I knew exactly what I’m going to choose, right from the start…

Christmastime is one of my most cherished memories from when I was a kiddo. OK, let’s admit it – presents, above all. HA! 🙂 Although the Christmas ones, they were sweeter than ever. Firstly, I had to wait until after we finished supper. Then, we were waiting for the first star to appear in the sky (or whichever came second), only then I was allowed to claw at the packaging that I’ve been eyeing since the very morning… talk about early lessons in patience!
And then there was the whole magic of the Holidays that you surely all know everything about! Including Santa, this brilliant man that means so much to you when you’re little and don’t know any better. Sometimes it’s so good to stay blissfully unaware – I often wish Santa was real indeed, ticking off positions from my list of presents in the course of one night! lol

I used the unbelievably gorgeous stamp set called Santa I Believe, and Copic markers, black felt tip pen / white gel pen, to colour the image.
I kept adding different shades to the collection of markers I settled for initially, so instead of giving you the list, on the left there’s the photo of the lot.
The Ciao’s are BG96 & BG93 that I used for the holly leaves, E04 for the darkest shade of pink on the cheeks, and W3/W0 for the lightest greys.

You can also spy the patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye All Is Bright paper pad and a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock from Core’Dinations.

These two challenges helped me with the choice of layout and colours (click on the graphics to be taken to the corresponding blogs):


Thanks for taking time to visit me here in Australia, it’s time to grab your passports and board Flourishes Flight, your next destination is………

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29 thoughts on “Flourishes April Beautiful World Tour

  1. Wooow Iwona, your Santa is so beautifuly colored it took my breath away. Anyway the winter here in Slovenia just won’t go away so it almost feels like Christmas… 😀 Lovely card indeed but all your are always a joy to look at…

    Have a nice and peaceful Easter Holidays! Blessings to you and your family. Hugs,

  2. Oh my goodness, I wasn’t even aware of this FABULUOS Flourishes image – and you’ve knocked it out of the ball park with your gorgeous colouring, Iwona – glad you showed close-ups to be able to take it all in. A very SPECIAL holiday card!

  3. *thud* Your colouring is *amazing*!!! I mean, I have this stamp, so I know a lot of detail comes from it, but holy *wow* girl, this is incredible!!!

    BTW: I never believed in Santa, but I always have loved Christmas morning and opening up all my presents!!

  4. Stunning card! Your coloring on the Santa is absolutely gorgeous. Loved your Christmas memory. Thanks for including the Copics used.

  5. Oh, I love your Santa, I’m going to have to add this stamp to my wish list, this is the exact Santa image I have been after. Your colouring is wonderful, and the card is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. Penny

  6. You just BLEW ME AWAY.

    First, THANK YOU for joining the FF challenge again – I get so excited when I see your name in the gallery!!

    But more importantly, I LOVE that you used the theme to make a Christmas card – so perfect!! But mostly, HOLY COW did you bring that image to life!! I loooove this set, but am far too intimidated to colour it – but you did such an amazing job!! Pinning this one for reference so I can just hope to come close to your talent, my friend!

  7. Absolutely LOVE what you’ve done with this image, Chupa! And I especially love it with the less traditional aqua and clean white space. Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at FF!!!

  8. You’re so right…….who didn’t love Christmas as a child?!!! Your card is gorgeous and your Santa is so beautifully coloured, it looks like he could hop right off the card with a bag of goodies!

  9. Love it! I’ve never seen this Flourishes image before, it is wonderful and you colored it perfectly! How I wish I could color like this!! TFS God bless!!

  10. OMGoodness… what an absolutely beautiful card! I think we can all relate to Santa Clause in our childhoods. You created a lovely memory. Great job! Hugs…

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