Monday, November 1, 2010

Comfort Me With Apples


Hello Everyone!!  It's time for another Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!  As we enter into the busiest time of the card making season, we want to see how you use beauty and artistry and wrap it up with a bow… with ribbon! You don’t have to create a bow, just show us your favorite way to add elegance to your cards or creations with ribbon. Link up your card for the Bringing Back Beauty challenge here (link to post) to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB04. You have until November 29th 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!

Today's card is made using the new Apple of My Eye set by Flourishes.  I had such a good time colouring in these apples and seeing them come to life - I think I was a little crazy deciding to cut it all out, but I did love the finished effect!!!  There is a quote from the bible which is also in a favourite book of mine that goes "Comfort me with apples: for I am sick with love"..... I wonder who knows which book it comes from!  ;-)

I started with a base of aqua bazzill and layered with Very Vanilla, punched on the bottom with the Deco Fan border punch, and the added a piece of Thrift Shop DP.  Towards the bottom I added some ivory crochet ribbon and topped with some ivory satin ribbon.  Above this I added a piece of VV that had been cut with Label 8 Nestabilities and stamped the sentiment from Flourishes' Apple of My Eye set.  The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (R02, R22, R24, R29, G20, G21, G24, G28), then very carefully cut it all out and popped it up on foam tape to the side of the sentiment.  To finish I added an ivory bow and a few Kaisercraft Blush pearls under the sentiment.

Stamps - Apple of My Eye (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Aqua Bazzill, Very Vanilla, October Afternoon Thrift Shop DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Label 8 Nestabilities, MS Deco Fan Border Punch, Ivory Crochet Ribbon, Ivory Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft Blush Pearls, Foam Tape.

Don't miss the Beautiful creations by the other Beauty Girls!!!

Beate Johns
Cindy Coutts
Julie Koerber
Michelle Woerner
Yvonne Hagane

That's all for today, thanks for visiting and can't wait to see all your beautiful ribbons!!!  :)

16 comments:

Kerrie said...

Stunning, those apples look delicious.....

Sharon said...

WOW +++ Kathy your apples look amazing!! So do those pretty blossoms! BEAUTIUFL CARD :)

Sharon x

Beate said...

Kathy, I LOVE your layout and coloring. Your card is BEAUTIFUL!
Hugs and smiles

Yvonne Hagane said...

Oh my GOSH! Kathy, you never cease to amaze me!! Your card is just DIVINE! So much elegance - it`s a stunner!

Julie Koerber said...

This one is off the charts beautiful Kathy! That apple just pops of the card and your coloring is out of this world!!!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Kathy, this is such an elegant beauty! Your coloring is perfect.

Dawn Burnworth said...

Gorgeous work here Kathy.. I love that you cut it out.. It really highlights the image.. Great job.

Marisa said...

I feel like Spring when I see this card! Love that bottom border punch. Beautifully done :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

THUD! Absolutely breathtaking. The coloring on the images and all the cut work -stunning! Big hugs to you girlie!

Danni said...

Oh this is just so pretty!!

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my word! This is so gorgeous and beautifully colored, Kathy! The cut work detailing alone is spectacular! Wonderful muted tones for the base to make those even more delicious Totally rocked the BBB!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Kathy!! I love your paper, colors, punching and coloring! Stunning my friend!
hugs,
Chris

Colleen Dietrich said...

Kathy, awesome card! And I like that quote from the Bible. I have never read that one before. TFS!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Kathy this is fabulous! The gorgeous colored apples against the soft colors really make them pop. Awesome card.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, you do make the most beautiful cards, Kathy! Always a pleasure. This is sweet and stunning. Love the apples cut out!

Edna Morrisedie said...

The apples are lovely, and I like that they frame the side of the sentiment panel, looks great!

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