Monday, August 2, 2010

Bring Back Beautiful


 Hi everyone!  I am so thrilled to be a part of a brand new Flourishes challenge called Bring Back Beautiful!  This team was started by Flourishes to truly showcase beauty in card making – whether it be in a beautifully colored image, a fabulous way to incorporate an embellishment or a new twist on a card layout. This challenge really focuses on cards showcasing beautiful stamping.

As we introduce the Bring Back Beautiful Challenges, our first challenge focuses 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 Bring Back Beautiful Challenge creation on the Flourishes Blog 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. 

 My card uses the floral image from the set, Spring Bouquet.  Isn't it amazing?  There are so many coloring possibilities with this beauty.  I chose to use my Copic markers, I fell in love with Copic markers over a year ago and have never turned back!!

The pattern paper is all from the Memory Box, Jubilee.  The soft patterns in this collection just make me smile!!

You ready to Bring Back Beautiful?  Check out my fellow Beauty Girls, what AMAZING talent!!
and last but NOT least,

Huh?  Right?  What a team!!  Be sure to check them out and see what they did with COLOR!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

This is a pre-scheduled post as I am out of town.  Please scroll down for my Verve Anni-VERVE-sary post.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Spring Bouquet
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Flourishes Classic white cs, black, Jubilee PP (Memory Box),
Accessories - blue sweet blossom (Zva Creative), pink grosgrain, rectangle nesties (Spellbinders), stickles, edge distresser, white lace trim (Melissa Frances)

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25 comments:

  1. WOW Girlie!!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS my friend!!! Such divine colouring and love the dimension you've added!!! The lace and ribbon treatment is pretty spectacular too!!!

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  2. What a BEAUTIFUL bouquet!! The coloring is absolutely gorgeous and I just love how you`ve put it all together!

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  3. This is such a beautiful card Michelle! You definitely brought beautiful back with this! Love it!

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  4. Michelle, this is seriously amazing girl!! That bouquet coupled with your superb coloring makes for an absolutely stunning card!

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  5. This is just downright charming Michelle. I love the way you colored this up (you're right the options are endless) and then added some shabby extras -- just reminds me of that old elegance we'd see in our grandparents' day. Truly lovely! Or, should I say beautiful! :-)

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  6. Michelle, I don't know what to say because I'm left speechless. Beautiful doesn't seem to be enough. This card is absolutely exquisite and stunning.

    Hang in there with the kitchen remodel!

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  7. Michelle, this is beautiful! I LOVE that you popped up the big flower. I love that image and your coloring! Awesome card.
    Hugs and smiles

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  8. hmmm....I don't know why you need to bring back beautiful, because it never left you :) LOL always stunning creations...I really need to see your studio!!!! You seem to have the yummiest paper and ribbon :)

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  9. This card it SOOOO pretty! That popped flower is darling!

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  10. Gorgeous! Congrats on being a part of this new team.

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  11. Congrats, Michelle!! What a lovely treat amidst all the renos :D Fabulously coloured image and a lovely card!

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  12. WOW! Michelle, this is gorgeous! Beautiful detailing and coloring! Fabulous card!

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  13. Just gorgeous Michelle! And I'm so thrilled for you to be on this team! Definitely bringing back beautiful!

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  14. this is gorgeous Michelle, congrats on being apart of this team...wow!

    enjoy *~*

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  15. Michelle, I'm so glad to see you on this team! You certainly do know your way around beautiful! One of my favorite images and you did it proud. Wonderful coloring and such a nice touch to bring dimension to the bouquet the way you did. Love it!

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  16. So very beautiful, Michelle! Amazing coloring!

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  17. OMG...welcome to the family GF!!! So fun Michelle!!! You all are a fabulous team and I'm so looking forward to all your challenges!!!

    Your card today is simply gorgeous!!! Love this Set too and your colored it so perfectly!!! Hugs ~S~

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  19. Gorgeous Michelle! Love the lace and ribbon and that darling flower. I always struggle adding flowers to flower image cards, and there your's sits just as perfect as a picture!

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  20. Beautiful Michelle! Your coloring is wonderful, great job with the new challenge!

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  21. Two Words...

    BEAUTIFULLY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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  22. THUD! wow! this is one beautiful card. your coloring is stunning!

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  23. This is so pretty.. This set is one of my favs.. So happy to see you on this team.. Your coloring is perfect. Sorry it took me so long to get over here and comment...:)

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