Sunday, August 01, 2010

Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!



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! I used Rangers Distress Inks as my coloring medium:



Show off your color and join us! Link up your Bring 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! Also, check out what my amazingly talented fellow team members made for this challenge:

Beate Johns
Becca Feeken
Cindy Coutts
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Michelle Woerner

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps: Waterlilies by Flourishes, Archival Ink Jet Black, Rangers Distress Ink Reinkers, Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Lg, In Spades Pendants, In Spades Borderabilities Petite, pearls

49 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh goodness, I always get excited to see a new Yvonne creation...this is just pure prettiness!

Ann said...

I'm not sure where 'bring back' comes into your creations Yvonne as they are always show stoppers. More a case of 'carry on' being beautiful.
Ann xxx

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OH MY WORD!!!! Yvonne this is beyond stunning!!!! Such gorgeous colouring and the way you framed it with the spellbinders is just exquisite!!!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

AS usual, just BEAUTIFUL!

Andrea said...

My oh My,
what a beautiful card is this, love it (all your cards)
love the flower in it too
hugs andrea

Sue K (Australia) said...

wow - this is jaw dropping gorgeous - im going back in for a look at all your other cards as this is my first visit here - what a discovery - wow wow wow

Becca Feeken said...

Yvonne this is absolutely heavenly!! What a stunning and masterful creation!! Simply beautiful!

Anneke klerks said...

What a beautyful card!!!
greetings anneke

torico said...

Another STUNNING creation, Yvonne! So sweet, so elegant and absolutely beautiful.

Karen W said...

This is way beyond gorgeous!! I agree with everyone else, that is just stunning as always!

Anne said...

Just amazing!

Julie Koerber said...

Yvonne, you color with distress inks like no other! I would never have thought to try this had I not seen what you have done long ago. So... thanks for this beautiful inspiration!! I love the white on white look too with the hint of pink -- just breathtaking! :-)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwww, so GORGEOUS!

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING Yvonne.

Beth Norman said...

Thud. Sorry, I just fell off my chair. Another stunning card by Yvonne.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Wow!! Great card. Just love the layout in great colors.

Velta said...

Stunningly Beautiful Yvonne!! I love the colors and the layout!!! :)

Cindy Coutts said...

Oh my gosh! I just about fell out of my chair when I saw this beauty! Perfect coloring, layout, you name it. Stunning creation Yvonne.

Loretta said...

Oh, Yvonne!!! This card is lovely. I had to really look at it to figure out what you did with the nesties - Brilliant, by the way! I'm so glad to see you back on your blog. ((hugs))

Marlis said...

Das ist eine traumhaft schöne Karte . Wie immer !!!!!
Liebe Grüße Marlis

Michelle-Jersey Girl said...

This card is STUNNING! Thcolors...the image...the florish...the embellishment...possibly one of my most favorite cards I have ever seen!

April said...

Beautiful card! I love everything about it!

Renkata said...

OMG Yvonne, that is so elegant and beautiful card.

Theresa said...

WOW!! That's not even the correct word. Your card is just stunning. What a beauty.

Betty Wright said...

GASP! Absolutely stunning, Yvonne! Amazing coloring and exceptional detailing! Gorgeous!

Beate said...

Yvonne, your card is stunning! Your coloring is beautiful and your Spellbinder Pendant frame is gorgeous!
Hugs and smiles

Monique said...

Wow..Gorgeous

Leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork!

Donalda said...

This is just breath taking dear. I just so love coming here and visiting your gorgeous works of art. Hugs

ChristineCreations said...

AMAZING Yvonne! You've given that lily life and I love it paired with the softness of the cream colors.

I'm so thrilled to see you on the BBB Team! You are such an amazing addition!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hei
Så koselig å se ett nytt kort fra deg igjen. Dette var virkelig nydelig. Så vakkert fargelagt og utrolig delikat layout.
Ønsker deg en hyggelig uke.
Klem Gunn :-))

Leslie Miller said...

Well, Yvonne, you and beautiful are synonymous and that's just all there is to it. I don't think you know how to make a card that's not beautiful. It just comes naturally to you. What a perfect designer you are for this team. I'm SO enjoying seeing all these BEAUTIFUL cards! This is simply GORGEOUS!

Marina said...

Oh Yvonne! I'm once again speechless...
Your card is stunning and I just love it!

Hugs,
Marina

Marge said...

Stunningly GORGEOUS! WOW!!! So glad to see another jaw-dropping creation here! TFS!!!

Francie G. said...

Your work is outstanding! The design and coloring are perfection! Gorgeous!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey sweet friend...welcome to the Flourishes family!!! Your card is AMAZING Yvonne!!! Love everything about it and may I just say your coloring is WOW!!! Hugs ~S~

Makiko Jones said...

Hi Yvonne!! Welcome back to the Flourishes family!! I'm so excited to see your work with BBB challenge every month!
This is just amazing!! You coloring with distress inks is super fabulous!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Holly aka Toy said...

Oh my word! Breath-taking, Yvonne! It's nice to see you post, too. I've been missing your gorgeous work!

Hugs

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow it's a beautiful image and your coloring is great yvonne
very beautiful card

monique langenberg said...

i just want to make you compliments for als your cards!!
they are really amazing!!!
greetings from overseas
monique

Pysselbus said...

Oooopps! Hade helt missat ditt nya inlägg!! Det är gudomligt!! Helt underbart!!! Fattar inte hur du kommer på hur du ska använda spellbindersen på dessa alla sätt??? Helt OTROLIGT vackert!

Kram
Linda

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Absolutely beautiful! The coloring, the layering, just everything is wonderful!!

Janie Printz said...

There's nothing left to say !!! These ladies have expressed everything I feel and more ... OMGosh lady, your cards are from a whole "nother" level of AMAZING !!!
I'm so glad I stubmled onto your blog as it has been the end to a great day ... WOW, !!!
Hugs, Janie

Susan (rainy) said...

Absolutely amazing, Yvonne. "Beautiful" only begins to describe your exquisite work.

loftylass said...

Yvonne this is stunningly beautiful. The flower is beautifully coloured and shown off to perfection by that gorgeous frame.
hugs
H

melody said...

you amaze me! your work is so inspiring chickie!

hugz
melody

Holly aka Toy said...

My jaw just hit the floor. This is amazing!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!!! This is gorgeous! I love how you layered the dies here and your coloring is so pretty! I just love your style!!