Hi all and welcome back to Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge! If you weren’t with us last month, this team was started by Flourishes to truly showcase beauty in card making – whether it just be in a beautifully colored image, a fabulous way to incorporate an embellishment or a new twist on a card layout. Today kicks off our second challenge . . . as the leaves start to change colors to usher in fall, we want to see your Rustic Beauty.
Interpret this challenge however you like – want to use a little distressing? Want to use shades of rust? Want to use things that look aged or antiqued? You choose! Just make sure the end result has a rustic feel to it! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge card HERE. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB02. You have until September 30th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!
As I thought of this challenge the golden tones of fall came to mind and then the glint of gold. I picked some rustic tones and offset each layer in gold. I created a tone on tone background using Damask Background and then used the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment from the Autumn Flourishes set. The focal panel of the card is set on Spellbinders Labels Seventeen and a small tag adorned with leaves from Spellbinders On the Vine Border Grand is the next layer up. I colored the leaves and vine with Adirondack ink pads. Pearls and a multicolored bow with a pearl pick finish the card. Even though it looks orange, the card is mainly gold and rust, I promise :-)
Stamps: Flourishes – Damask Background, Autumn Flourishes
Paper: Bazzill, K&Co, Vellum
Ink: Versamark and clear embossing powder, Versafine Onyx Black, Adirondack Oregano, Rust, Butterscotch
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Labels Seventeen, Spellbinders™ On the Vine Border Grand, Ribbon, Gold Pearls, Crystal Pen, EK Sucess Labels Punch
I hope you’ll join in and create a card that Brings Back Beautiful. Don’t forget to hop around and see the cards created by all the other Beauty Girls.
Beate Johns: http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Becca Feeken: http://www.amazingpapergrace.com/ (That’s me)
Cindy Coutts: http://cindycoutts.com/
Julie Koerber: http://outtoimpress.blogspot.com
Kathy Jones: http://inspiredtostamp.blogspot.com
Michelle Woerner: http://stopandstamptheroses.blogspot.com/
Yvonne Hagane: http://yvonne-anabelle.blogspot.com/