Monday, September 6, 2010

Bring Back Beautiful -Rustic Beauty

Hi everyone!  Whoa, it's been over a week since I last posted, but things are crazy with my garage remodel and back to school preparation.  I will post some garage pictures in a day or two.

Now, on to today's post!  Welcome to September's Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful challenge!  I want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who played along in our very first challenge.  Check out the August True Beauties over on the Flourishes blog!

This month's theme is Rustic Beauty.  As the leaves start to change colors to usher in fall, we want to see your rustic beauty.  Interpret this challenge however you like – want to use a little distressing? Shades of rust? Things that look aged or antiqued? You choose!  Just make sure the end result has a rustic feel to it! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge card to the Flourishes blog here.  If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB02. You have until September 30th to enter!  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 Flourishes Sunflowers set.  Sigh... wait, make that a HAPPY SUNFLOWER sigh!  I love this set.  I stamped the largest sunflower image on cream cardstock and then again on a scrap piece.  I colored them with my copic markers and cut out the entire image and only the center and 6 petals on the second one and popped it up on dimensionals.  I added a touch of yellow stickles in the center.

I used a layout from of the CardMap sketches that the Flourishes DT are helping to sponsor this month.  Details can be found on this blog post.  Here is the link to the 10 CardMap September sketches.

My card uses a tiny bit of lace that I had in my sewing scrap box, a touch of sponging, a little distressing on the sunflower petals and some Zva Creative Rhinestone flourishes.  I don't consider myself a "rustic" girl, but this turned out pretty rustic, I think!  

Oh and I also decorated the inside of the card!  Yep, GASP!  It seems I rarely have time to touch the inside lately, but my girl Amy always does such a fantastic job, I just HAD to case what she did on this one

You ready to Bring Back Beautiful?  Check out my fellow Beauty Girls and see what Rustic Beauty they created!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Sunflowers
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - Vintage Cream, Terracota Tile and Autumn Abundance PP (PTI)
Accessories - Zva Creative rhinestone flourishes, copic markers, scrap lace, sponge



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20 comments:

  1. Well how gorgeous is this - inside and out!!! I just love the dimension and the luscious colours!!

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  2. *Sigh* This is just STUNNING! Your coloring on the sunflower
    is just amazing, and the layout design is so beautiful!

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  3. WOW! This is Lush-Ious! I love the colors and papers! I Love it all! :)

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  4. I'll say...beautiful in and out.

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  5. Oh Michelle! I love your coloring and the bling is fabulous and the perfect addition to this card. All of your work is innovative and unique!

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  6. What a beautiful... and uber feminine card. Just dazzling girl with all that bling and the fabulous coloring! Have a great rest of your weekend! :-)

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  7. So pretty! Love the gorgeous details!

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  8. This is a stunner girl! Love that bling, I so need to get some! How is the driveway, can you go on it yet?

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  9. Just YUMMY looking Michelle! Aren't these sunflowers amazing!? Love the little touches of shimmer and the layering and the bling!

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  10. Oh, Michelle...i love this!!! That sunflower with the PTI paper is genius :) I do a van Gogh unit with my students and then we paint HUGE sunflowers to display in a paper vase...this reminds me of that :) Love sunflowers:) Gorgeous bling flourish :)

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  11. Oh this is gorgeous! Love the tiny bit of glitter inside the sunflower and all those blingy flourishes!

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  12. Michelle, your card is gorgeous inside and out! LOVE that big sunflower image, your coloring, that gorgeous lace and beautiful bling!
    Hugs and smiles

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  13. Just beautiful and I like the way you gals show the inside of your cards. Yours colors and that sunflower are beautiful.

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  14. What a sweet card!! The dimension is absolutely dreamy!! I love the detail on the inside also. Absolutely beautiful!!

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  15. This is so pretty! Love the fall colours and that bling is gorgeous!

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  16. Outstanding! Absolutely gorgeous...it definitely brings back beautiful! I'm seriously in love with this one!

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  17. Simply gorgeous card...inside and out!!! Your sunflower looks awesome!!! Hugs ~S~

    PS: Your new drive way turned out beautiful!!! ~S~

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  18. another beauty! wow! that flower sure makes a statment. love it.

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  19. Very charming, sweet, and sunny in all its rustic beauty, Michelle! The bling, the glitter, and added dimension are awesome touches!

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  20. Gorgeous! And the inside is just as pretty as the outside!

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