Monday, September 06, 2010

Rustic Beauty!



Welcome to the Bring Back Beautiful challenge for September!
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? Want to use shades of rust? Want to use things that look aged or antiqued? You choose! Just make sure the end result has a rustic feel to it!



I chose to create a set of tiny cards for this challenge. I just love to make tiny cards! I used the Cherry Blossoms stamp set, and did the coloring with Rangers Distress Ink.
To give them a rustic feel, I used Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles. I also did a lot of sponging and some hand-stitching to finish them off.



Please link up your Bring Back Beautiful Challenge card here . If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB02. You have until September 30th 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!

Last, but not least; You`ll have to check out what the rest of the team made! You will LOVE these beauties:

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

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

46 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh Yvonne - once again you have created a truly stunning card!! Love the vintage cream and deep, rich purples!!

Carol Q said...

Gorgeous and what neat stitching!

Amanda said...

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing card, and that includes the rest of your cards on your blog! :) So beautiful, I love your work!! :)

Eva Helen said...

Så vakre kort i nydelige farger og fint med den sømmen rundt.Vakkert fargelagt!

klem Fra Eva Helen

torico said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, Yvonne! Love your color choice and hand-stitching.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my I totally adore your beautiful cards Yvonne!
Stunning work!
hugs
kim x

Clare said...

Yvonne your work is totally breathtaking. I so look forward to your posts and to see what amazing cards you have made!!!. Hugs Clare xxx

Donalda said...

This is just beautiful dear. I so enjoy when you make a post. Hugs

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love those deckled nesties. Your sponging and coloring is AMAZING!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Åhh, dette var nydelig som vanlig.Du har så mange fine blomsterstempler,jeg finner liksom ikke noen når jeg skal kjøpe.
Hvilken størrelse er det på disse kortene dine. de ser så nette ut.
Ønsker deg en flott uke.
Klem Gunn**

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! It such a treat every time you post!

Cindy Coutts said...

WOW Yvonne! This is a stunning card and frankly, I've never seen anything remotely close to your design, colors, nothing. It's truly a beautiful, one of a kind creation!

Gro said...

Nydelige kort :o)

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Yvonne... you have me wanting to create a set just like this!! What a gorgeous set and I love these cherry blossoms even in rustic shades. Well done girlie!

Mercy said...

holy WOW, yvonne! these are just absolutely gorgeous! what a classy and elegant design!

Kathy said...

WOW Yvonne this is just gorgeous!!! Love how your simpler cards look anything but!!! Such a beautiful effect with the distressing!
Hope all is well and have a lovely week!
:)Kathy

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Just beautiful Yvonne! I love the layering with the sponging and stitching dimension. The cherry blossoms done in the lavender palette is PERFECTION! Hugs,

ChristineCreations said...

Just stunning Yvonne! Fantastic depth in your coloring, such warmth!

Alexandra said...

Welcome back Yvonne, I missed your regular posts. I'd almost given up, only checking every few weeks back to your blog.
I was happy to see your name in the list below post for BBB02 in Becca Feecan's blog, so of course I had to come see what beautiful projects you've been making. I love them all, these stamped images are gorgeous, your cards are stunning. Thanks for posting and for sharing these beauties.
hugs
Alexandra

Renkata said...

ohhh Yvonne I have missed your gorgeous cards.
FAB!

Becky said...

Yvonne this is fabulous, love the colors and the design is awesome.

Susie said...

Breathtaking!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Yvonne,this is so wonderful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Theresa said...

Your work is truly amazing. The cards are just breath taking.

Elly said...

And BEAUTY"S they certainly are!!!!

hugs, Elly

Kaia said...

For noen vakre kort....
Nydelig motiv og dies, og kjempeflott oppsett.
Klem fra Kaia

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so beautiful, Yvonne. I love the soft vintage feel you have created with those colors!

Velta said...

Simply stunning Yvonne! I love your sponging and the purple color of the flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Merlie said...

Beautiful cards, Yvonne!

Beate said...

Wow! Yvonne, this is GORGEOUS!
Hugs and smiles

Mickie said...

Oooo, I like it, I like it. Very neat card.

Becca Feeken said...

Yvonne, these are nothing less that absolutely stunning!! You are an absolute master with color - these are perfection!!

kANNAdyjka said...

You are a real artist! I'm so glad, I'm your follower-so much inspiration from you!

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous Set Yvonne!!! The sponging & hand stitching are perfect....love how you colored this beautiful Flourishes image!!! Hugs ~S~

Makiko Jones said...

What a gorgeous set of cards, Yvonne!! Amazing coloring and distressing!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful!

Marlis said...

Die Karte sieht wieder sehr edel aus !!!
Liebe Grüße Marlis

Dawn B. said...

Oh my gosh Yvonne.. Your stitching is fantastic. I love that you used that tiny stamp to create these cards.. What gorgeous coloring. Great job.

Sue from Oregon said...

So beautiful!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card yvonne
love the flower and your coloring
I love that sponging too


greetings karin

Susie said...

Thank you for the comments on my blog. Your cards are just beautiful! Wow! I would love to try to CASE one of your cards, but I know I couldn't do it justice.

Leslie Miller said...

These are fabulous petite vintage beauties, Yvonne! Your coloring is always divine, and your sponging around the edges has such a soft appearance. Very lovely!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

I always get excited when I see you have a post Yvonne, because I'm never disappointed!! Everything you create is stunning, as is this fabulous set of purple beauties!! WOW!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous! Oh I love the blossom and your layout. I have to case this... well try to case it. lol Beautiful Yvonne! Your work just inspires me! Love it.

melody said...

what a beautiful set of cards! you always have such an eye for details!

kelly said...

Yvonne, These cards are wonderful. Love the stamp and the rich colour.

Kelly