Monday, January 3, 2011

Bring Back Beautiful_edited-2

Hi all and Happy New Year! It's the first Bring Back Beautiful challenge of 2011 and this one actually takes a trip back in time!

HOW TO PLAY: The Beauty of Vintage: Take a trip back in time with this BBB challenge and show us some vintage beauty on your card or creation. Use a little lace, a vintage looking button or some decorative paper with an old time feel. Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge card HERE using the McLinky widget to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB06. You have until January 31st 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!

Need a little more inspiration? Be sure to pay a visit to all our Beauty Girls to see what they cooked up with a vintage flair!

Cindy Coutts
Heather Jensen
Kathy Jones
Yvonne Hagane

On to my creation! When I think vintage, I think papers that look like material that you might use for a quilt, I think lace, velvet and buttons. I think distressed, sewn edges and soft, almost washed out images. So, that's exactly what I tried to accomplish!

Using the Berry Sweet set, I stamped on Flourishes' European Watercolor paper using Versafine Sepia ink. I used Distress Inks to watercolor my image afterward. (I learned that distress inks make great inks to use with watercolor thanks to my BBB teammate Yvonne!) I used Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint and then accented my image with Adirondack Butterscotch ink.

Here's a close up!
The rest is just matting it up! I used Spellbinders Eyelet Circles die. After I embossed the shape, I did go back and sand the edges to give it a distressed feel. Add some beautiful Crochet and Velvet May Arts Ribbon,a button, a stitched edge and a little flag style sentiment and.... voila! The papers I used were BasicGrey Green at Heart and Olivia. Done!

Hope you make time to play! I'll have some more fun here on the ole blog later this week so, be sure to tune back in! :-)

23 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Julie this is GORGEOUS!!!!! LOVE the colours you chose and your raspberries look incredible!!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your coloring is awesome on this one. It looks like you could pick those berries and eat them right off the card. Just Beautiful!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous, Julie! Happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is lovely vintage Julie! Your card looks like a quilt. Love the velvet ribbon and the distress ink berries. Happy New Year.
Beth Greco

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Julie this is yummy goodness right here. Beautiful coloring and I like the ribbon you used.

Jenny Gropp said...

Miss Julie..... this is YUMMY!!!!! I'm gonna try and play along!!!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Oh I love those berries and love to color them! You did a fabulous job Julie. What a wonderful card with great papers and ribbon. It's perfect!

Beate said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Your coloring is gorgeous!
Hugs and smiles

Becky said...

Beautiful card, Julie. Gorgeous colors and coloring.

Yvonne Hagane said...

I love vintage, and I really get the "vintage feel" looking at this gorgeous card! The colors are beautiful and the coloring is stunning!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! Julie, this is very beautiful indeed. I love the coloring on the berries. Really well done my friend! Hugs,

Amanda said...

Oh Julie, That Is a Beautiful Card!!!! I love the watercolored look you created! A beautiful card perfect for that vintage look! Perfecto :)

ChristineCreations said...

Just beautiful coloring Julie, on those berries, you really captured vintage with the lace and papers! It loos delicious!

denise g. said...

This is sure pretty! You can never go wrong with pink, especially when you're doing vintage. And I must say for a girl that ain't THAT old, you did vintage quite nicely. I may have to try watercoloring with my distress inks. Thanks for the inspiration!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the raspberries!!!

Merry said...

This is simply stunning. Wonderful papers and image. Terrific colouring.

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous Julie.. Love all the cards this month. Great job.

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Julie,
Well, I do think that you brought Beautiful back. This is just gorgeous!

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Betty Wright said...

Julie, this is wonderful! The coloring is absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully done!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, sigh... Lovely, soft, sweetly, deliciously vintage. So very beautiful, Julie! Happy New Year!!

Janie Printz said...

Simply gorgeous, love the colors & your magnificent coloring of this beautiful image. Pretty paperss & such a sweet fitting sentiment.
Hugs, Janie

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is gorgeous, Julie! BEAUTIFUL coloring on those berries! I have GOT to make time to give this challenge a try!

dpkennedy said...

Stunning Julie! Your watercoloring is fantastic!