Monday, March 07, 2011

BBB-08 - Neutrals



Happy Monday!

It`s the first Monday of the month and that means it`s time for another Bring Back Beautiful challenge!
Have you ever used neutral colors to bring out the depth in one of your coloring projects? Well, let's kick it up a knotch and show you just how beautiful your stamped creations can be without any color at all! That's right, this challenge is to color up your card with neutrals - shades of grey, sepia tones or even black and white!



Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge card HERE to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB08. You have until March 31st 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!





For my sample I used A year in flowers 2 stamp set, and colored the roses with different shades of brown, using Distress Inks. I cut out the colored image and popped it up with dimensionals. I hope you`ll join us with this fun challenge!
For more inspiration, have a look at these beauties:

Beate
Cindy
Heather
Julie
Kathy
Laura

Thanks so much for stopping by!

41 comments:

Merry said...

So beautiful.....everything goes so well.

Susie said...

You did a wonderful job with this challenge - your card is so beautiful.

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Så nydelig!
Ha ei god uke!
Klem :)

Solveig said...

Så nydelig!!
Ha ei flott uke!

Oliwiaen said...

I love the vintage feel about this card!

Corine van der Zee said...

Beautiful card, details and love the brown color you used!

Hugs Corine

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!! Yvonne your colouring is INCREDIBLE!!! Beautiful design and love the pearl/twine accents. Gorgeous!

Aina said...

Å, så lekkert! Rosene ser jo ut som de kommer ut fra kortet...
Fantastisk! :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow yvonne this is gorgeous, I like it.

greetings karin

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING!!

Deb said...

Your card is Ohhhhh so lovely....very victorian feel...love it!
Hugs
http://debby-paperpearls.blogspot.com/

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

What a stunner! I love how you layered the flower and your colours and colouring are amazing!

Beate said...

Oh my goodness. I am in love! I love that you added just a bit of green, LOVE your coloring and that you popped up the image. Stunning creation!
Hugs and smiles

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Very pretty. Perfect coloring, stitching and lace! Fabulous card!!

Charlotte said...

Absolutely beautiful! Loved the way you used Distress inks to color your image, and then how you cut it out and popped it up.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Yvonne,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Karen said...

This card is lovely the colours are beautiful Karen TB Ontari0

Donalda said...

As always dear it is breath taking. I so love your coloring of that beautiful image. Hope you are well. Hugs

Heather Jensen said...

Wow Yvonne. This is so pretty. I love this set and the pretty paper you chose to use as well. :)
Hugs~

Julie Koerber said...

wow... Wow.. WOW!! Gosh Yvonne, I am not sure how you do it. Even without using color at all, you have so much depth and beauty. I knew you would rock this challenge!!

melody said...

so great to see you creating..i've missed your work chickie ~ hope you're doing well!

and wow ~ another stunning peice of work! so elegantly done!

HUGZ

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous roses... who says brown roses aren't pretty. hee hee Great shading and coloring Yvonne, these truly are beautiful!

ellabella said...

Love your card - such a beautiful inspiration!!
Janine

Conniecrafter said...

So Beautiful, love the combo of papers and the way you used the lace, ribbon, sting and gems all together, very striking!

Cathy said...

Wow oh WOW what a beauty! TFS!

Betty Wright said...

These is so stunning and beautifully done, Yvonne! Gorgeous!

Peggy said...

Beautiful card. You are so good at this crafting thing.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Leslie Miller said...

Have mercy! These roses look sculpted! Incredible, Yvonne! I'm really loving these neutral tone creations.

velta said...

can I use the word "astonishing?" My goodness girl...you have the nth degree on coloring! This is just beautiful...no other words to describe your creations! TFS :)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Another fantastic composition and as allways a perfect coloration.
Have a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Stunning as always Yvonne!! I adore your coloring! And love the dp and colors!! WOW!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

OH this is so beautiful Yvonne!! I just your elegant style and your coloring is gorgeous!! I may have to try this challenge. The neutrals are beautiful! Stunning design and layout!

hania739 said...

Śliczna karteczka

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Completely stunning and beautiful!!

Anna said...

I love your cards mom! :)
i wondered if i could get a card, and give it to my teacher? he had birthday...
today we had an english writing-day.
wonder what grade I get.
say hi to mommo from me!
Love you

xoxo

by the way... i have drawn a new drawing. www.teante.blogspot.com

Happy Quilling said...

Because I admire your work so much, I've awarded you on my blog! Come and pay me a visit to see it! I will be truly honored! >:D< Hugs.

Diana from Happy Quilling

Annika said...

Oh my. I admire the utter perfection of your cards, the multitude of layers and design elements and how every single detail is carefully thought through - but most of all I am just stunned by the beauty of your projects!
Hugs
Annika

cdjcape521 said...

your work is phenomenol~~I look forward to each and every post!

Shannon White said...

Wow! This is just Gorgeous! 8-)

Kathy said...

I LOVE your coloring!!!! I use prismacolor pencils mostly, but you always make me want to try distress inks!!!

DJreflections said...

wow! This is so elegant! Love the way you colored the flower.