Hi all and welcome to the very first Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge! 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 first challenge with a look at one of the things that can evoke a lot of beauty in card making – COLOR!
Here’s your challenge: pick your favorite medium – watercolor, colored pencils, markers, alcohol inks… the sky is the limit! Show off your color and join us! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creation HERE to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB01. You have until August 31st to enter! As we unveil our challenge for September, 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!
For my card today, my inspiration was this wonderful Anna Griffin paper. I knew with rosy tones it would be a perfect match for the roses from Flourishes Year In Flowers 2 colored with Copic Markers. The focal panel of the card is set on Spellbinders Curved Rectangles and a layered frame created using Standard Circles LG and Standard Circles SM. Then I used one of the new Spellbinder die templates called Lacey Circles – it is interlaced with a swirly companion piece from Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday.
Stamps: Flourishes – Year In Flowers 2
Paper: Anna Griffin, Bazzill, Coredinations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Curved Rectangles, Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders™ Standard Circles SM, Spellbinders™ Lacey Circles, Spellbinders™ Fanciful Holiday, May Arts Ribbon, Pearl, Copic Markers
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/