Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bunch Of Daisies

Happy Sunday!

I hope you`re not completely intimidated by the colors of this card... Orange is in fact my daughters favorite color, and she suggested that I should do a card in that color. I did!

I colored the image with Marvy Le Plume Markers and Distress Inks, and aged it a bit with Vintage Photo (Distress Ink).
And as you see, I`ve got my brand NEW spellbinders dies!! Oh boy, do I ever love those lacey dies! They are actually square shaped, but I made them a bit longer to fit the image.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps: Bunch Of Daisies by I Brake For Stamps, Archival Ink Coffee, Distress Inks, Marvy Le Plume Markers, Spellbinders: Labels Fourteen, Lacey Squares, Pearls, ribbon, eyelets, butterfly from Karen-Marie Klip, Papers: Graphic 45.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Happy Tuesday!
Summer vacation is over, and soon the kids will be back at school... Even though It`s sad to see the summer fade, It`s great to get back to everyday-routines!
I`ve spent the last couple of days getting organized before everyone is off to school and work:)
For the card I`m sharing today, I`ve used a GORGEOUS image from Serendipity called Goldfinch. I decided to do the monochromatic look and colored it in different shades of blue, using Distress Inks.

I kept the layout pretty simple, and added some piercing around the edges. I also added some Distress Ink (Antique Linen) to the edges to give it more of an aged look.
The outer border is made from the Lotus Borderabilities Petite Die Template by Spellbinders.

As always - thank you so much for stopping by!

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