Monday, April 4, 2011

BBB-- the beauty of springtime colors

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With spring officially here, that's what this month's Bring Back Beautiful challenge is ALL about! We want to see you infuse those beautiful spring time colors into your stamping creation!

HOW TO PLAY: Soft shades remind us of spring flowers sprouting from the ground - these shades are the focus of this month's BBB challenge! the color choice is yours! Link your Bring Back Beautiful Challenge card HERE on this post. If you upload your creations to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword BBB09. You have until April 30th to enter! As we unveil our challenge next month, we’ll share our True Beauties — those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured right here on the Flourishes blog and will recieve a Bring Back Beautiful Winner blog button to proudly display on their blogs!

On to my creation!

This card was created using one of Flourishes new stamp sets called Lenten Rose along with one of the 1,2,3, Create Kits (click the link to check out their current kit!) called Sparkling Spring. I just love how Flourishes takes the guess work out for you! I am becoming a "kit addict!" HA! The paper was layered and the pink decorative paper on the left was scored and the embossed lines were sanded a bit to reveal the paper's white core. I stamped my image on Flourishes Classic White paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored up the Lenten rose using Copic Collections grouped by Flourishes and I used the Fields and Peony collections and then highlighted with B000 and B0000 markers. I also sponged some Spun Sugar Distress Ink around the edges of my image. Add some pearl mosaics and some ivory silk ribbon and... fini!

Be sure to check out all the beautiful creations our challenge team whipped up this month all with springtime colors in mind!

Thanks so  much for stopping by! Hope you have a great start to your week and I'll see you back here soon!

15 comments:

Shannon White said...

Wow Ms. Julie! This is soooo Pretty! Love your card lay out and beautiful coloring! 8-)

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! Love your coloring (of course), love the set and the paper you used.
Hugs and smiles

Karen W said...

Beautiful card!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Wow those flowers look like you could pick them! Just gorgeous!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Oh my this is stunning Julie! I so love the soft pink sponging on the edges!

Sheree said...

Gorgeous!!! I love everything about this card!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Julie! The colors and patterns are wonderful and your coloring is fabulous! Lovely card!

Heather Jensen said...

So beautiful Julie. I love this image and the way you clored it. I especially love the hint of pink around the edges. :)
Hugs~

denise g. said...

Yay! Pink Roses!! Those scored & sanded lines in the pink paper on the left are neat-o! You've given me something to ponder once again. Oh and that ribbon is luscious. Thanks for sharing and happy week.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*SIGH* Miss Julie, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Your colouring is divine, wonderful design and love the big bow!!! :)

Bev J. said...

Beautiful card and coloring-love the image. My lenten roses are blooming right now-one of the first flowers to bloom early early.

Amanda said...

Julie, this is A wonderful, Wonderful card! I love all of the papers you chose and your expert coloring skills!! Another great card, Julie :)

The Septic Tank Blog said...

I have really enjoyed your site. Keep up the good work

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Julie. Gorgeous as always! I LOVE the softness of the pink around the edges. After seeing this I think I use brown around the edges way too much. Have a blessed week!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful! I love your soft pink sponging, the pretty papers, and, of course, your gorgeous coloring!