Bring Back Beautiful #1


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.  

Card Recipe:
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:

Becca Feeken:  (That’s me)

Cindy Coutts:

Julie Koerber:

Kathy Jones:

Michelle Woerner:

Yvonne Hagane:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  • Sharon FieldAugust 2, 2010 - 2:49 am

    This is absolutely breath-taking!ReplyCancel

  • YvonneAugust 2, 2010 - 2:56 am

    WOW WOW WOW! This is just drop dead GORGEOUS! Love your coloring on that beautiful rose, and all the elements looks truly amazing!ReplyCancel

  • racheAugust 2, 2010 - 3:05 am

    Beautiful beautiful card. I really love it. thanks so much for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • BarbaraAugust 2, 2010 - 3:08 am

    Gorgeous as always !! I love the way you interwove the Lacy circles and the Fanciful Holiday pieces . But Where did the corners come from??ReplyCancel

  • Kathy J (Wattle)August 2, 2010 - 3:19 am

    ***GASP*** THUD!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!! Becca this is beyond stunning!! I LOVE THIS!!! The Spellbinder work is breathtaking and your colouring is GORGEOUS…not to mention that incredible bow!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisAugust 2, 2010 - 3:35 am

    Beautiful work Becca, I love how you framed the main focal. Your coloring of the image is superb. Just so beautiful. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • NancyAugust 2, 2010 - 3:38 am

    Everything about your card is stunningly gorgeous! Love your gorgeous card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellAugust 2, 2010 - 4:32 am

    This is jaw dropping, stop breathing, pick me up out of the floor gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • linda dekkerAugust 2, 2010 - 4:51 am

    Wow that is so gorgeous,
    hugs LindaReplyCancel

  • Diane HovAugust 2, 2010 - 5:56 am

    You have the most beautiful cards…….I guess when a person is beautful inside, it just bubbles on the outside, too…because you certainly seem to have both…love your creations!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie KoerberAugust 2, 2010 - 6:19 am

    Becca, you never cease to amaze me with what you can do with a punch or a die — this frame is a true wow– and you make it look so easy, even though I know it’s not! Love the beautiful roses nested inside. The word regal doesn’t even begin to cover it! :-)ReplyCancel

  • CandiAugust 2, 2010 - 6:55 am

    Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • KimAugust 2, 2010 - 6:57 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. Amazing… are just amazing.ReplyCancel

  • SuzziAugust 2, 2010 - 7:03 am

    You blow me away with your talent. Talk about gifted.
    Who is the lucky recepient of this? Whoever it is they are the luckiest person in the world. Hope you do a video on the interlacing.

    Thanks for allowing us to share in your glory of cardmaking.ReplyCancel

  • Kay MAugust 2, 2010 - 7:16 am

    Your cards are “one of a kind” and fantastically beautiful! I check your site everyday and just “swoon”! TFS! :)ReplyCancel

  • SuzziAugust 2, 2010 - 7:25 am

    I figured it out, LOL.ReplyCancel

  • BernieAugust 2, 2010 - 7:49 am

    Words fail when ever I see your art. Brilliant!!! Beautiful!! Stunning!! When I grow up I want to make cards like Becca.
    Hugs & Blessings

  • Michel EAugust 2, 2010 - 7:59 am

    Love the card.ReplyCancel

  • Christy Farneth-KerrAugust 2, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Very pretty Becca :) I never expect less!!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaAugust 2, 2010 - 8:26 am

    This is gorgeous Becca, I love what you do with spellbinders :)ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterAugust 2, 2010 - 8:31 am

    Oh my what a gorgeous card, so elegant, love the colors and your coloring of the roses is beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy CouttsAugust 2, 2010 - 8:44 am

    Becca, your layering, ribbon, pearls, coloring, and all of the detail that’s in this stunning card is just exquisite. It’s definitely an privilege to be amongst all of you on this new design team.ReplyCancel

  • BeateAugust 2, 2010 - 8:46 am

    It was so great to see you again at CHA! You are the queen of Spellbinder creations. Your frame is to die for! What a stunning card!
    Hugs and smilesReplyCancel

  • loretta lockAugust 2, 2010 - 9:03 am

    Becca, I love the frame you created for your image. Boy, I am really not wired to think this way spatially, so it’s a skill I truly admire! Love all that pink.ReplyCancel

  • CatherineAugust 2, 2010 - 10:14 am

    A super work of art Becca!! Just beautiful!
    Did you use a scalloped circle spellbinder for the inner circle? I’m not quite understanding it all.
    I agree… a video tutorial on this one would be great!
    Your an inspiration to sooooo many!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Deb VAugust 2, 2010 - 10:26 am

    Miss Becca! This is so very elegant. Just gorgeous. You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your talent. Have a blessed day.ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsAugust 2, 2010 - 11:31 am

    Oh Becca!!!
    This is drop dead gorgeous!!!
    I love the way you have used the many Spellbinders to make your lacy circles. You have coloured the roses beautifully. The ribbon and all the pearls are just perfect!
    I just don’t know what else to say…….ReplyCancel

  • BettyAugust 2, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    GASP! Beyond amazing, Becca! You outdone yourself on this beauty and that was no amazing feat! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Regina NAugust 2, 2010 - 12:25 pm

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • MarcieAugust 2, 2010 - 12:31 pm

    Wow Becca,
    Takes my breath away. Gorgeous just doesn’t do it justice. But then you always do gorgeous. Love the intricate framing and your rose is beautiful. Colors too!

  • MoniqueAugust 2, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    So elegant… Your blog is so inspirational!!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy BaxterAugust 2, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    WOW Becca! This is gorgeous! You always make the most beautiful, elegant cards. Your use of Nesties blows me away!

    Hugs, MindyReplyCancel

  • Linda C.August 2, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    You never took away beautiful!! Your artwork is always beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • ChristineCreationsAugust 2, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    So beautifully framed Becca! This is exquisite!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie AramowiczAugust 2, 2010 - 4:26 pm

    All of your cards are beautiful and this one is no exception. Thanks for the inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • Dotty AAugust 2, 2010 - 5:31 pm

    Beautiful, Just Beautiful!!!
    Just LOVE all your creations… I too like many of your flowers check you Blog daily sometimes a few times a day.
    Thanks for all your Tips and Treaks that you share too!!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah HooperAugust 2, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    Your work is so amazing, I don’t see how anyone could top you. Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekAugust 2, 2010 - 6:48 pm

    My word, lady, I don’t know how you do it! But I sure am glad you do. The interwoven frame is fantastic. You really know how to manipulate paper. And the little hearts in the corners – are they punch-outs from a photo-corner punch? TFSReplyCancel

  • Michele KovackAugust 2, 2010 - 6:48 pm

    This is such a stunning and elegant card! I am so glad I got the chance to meet you in person….you are so sweet!!!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BurnhamAugust 2, 2010 - 7:42 pm

    Another gorgeous creation by Becca. Love all the details. TFSReplyCancel

  • Carol RAugust 2, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Gorgeous card! Love the different lacy cutout patterns highlighting your beautiful roses.ReplyCancel

  • RufusAugust 2, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Becca, you’ve done it again! Made me look at the elements of the die cut sets in a whole new way. I swear I look at some things and think what am I ever going to do with that? Then you show me some creative way to use it! You really do think outside the box. Can I be you when I grow up????!!!

  • Leslie MillerAugust 3, 2010 - 12:35 am

    I’m feeling overwhelmed by all this beauty! This is a stunner! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Glenda BrooksAugust 3, 2010 - 5:37 am

    This is just too beautiful for words! Another beautiful creation. You are such an inspiration to me! Such a class act!ReplyCancel

  • janeyAugust 3, 2010 - 10:01 am

    Bring Back the Beautiful is right!!! Amazing card and use of Spellbinders. I hope they realize what a blessing you are to their designer team. Thank you so much, Becca, for sharing this with us.ReplyCancel

  • Clare CurcioAugust 3, 2010 - 11:38 am

    Becca, once again, I am not worthy! *bowing down*

    This card is the perfect example of God’s gift to you! I love it!

    God bless you mightily,


  • Fran GumprechtAugust 3, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Gorgeous in every way, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleAugust 3, 2010 - 5:25 pm

    Your cards are always beautiful and breath taking!ReplyCancel

  • Makiko JonesAugust 3, 2010 - 11:46 pm

    Super gorgeous, Becca!! The way you use the Spellbinders dies is always beyond fabulous! My wish list is getting longer and longer…lol.
    Welcome back to the Flourishes family!!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HornerAugust 4, 2010 - 9:05 am

    You are so right. It is beautiful! No one could bring out beautiful better than Becca.