Monday, March 7, 2011

Neutral Beauty


Have you ever used neutral colors to bring out the depth in one of your coloring projects? Well, let's kick it up a notch 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 today's card I decided to use Flourishes' Waterlilies Stamp Set and stamped the waterlily three times in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured them with Copics (E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59) and then cut two of the images to create layers for a three dimensional effect.

I cut the sentiment panel using the Label 5 Nestabilities, sponged a little Antique Linen around the edge and stamped the sentiment from Cherry Blossoms in Memento Rich Cocoa.  The base of the card is created using Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip along with some some Basic Grey Capella DP.  The vertical panel is more chocolate, punched on one side with the single embossed curve punch and topped with cream crochet lace and some ivory satin ribbon.  To finish I added a few Kaisercraft Latte pearls to the corner.

Stamps - Waterlilies, Cherry Blossoms (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey Capella DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories - Copics, Labels 5 Nestabilities, Single Embossed Curve Punch, Cream Crochet Lace, Ivory Satin Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Foam Tape, Kaisercraft Latte Pearls.

Don't miss the gorgeous creations the other Beauty Girls have created for you today!!!

Beate Johns

Cindy Coutts

Heather Jensen

Julie Koerber 

Laura Fredrickson

Yvonne Hagane

Thanks for visiting and hope you join in the fun this month!!  :)

21 comments:

Joanna said...

A beautiful card!! I love the design and the coloring is exquisite!! Thanks for sharing.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely job with the lovely flower Kathy... all the BROWNS look fabbo! And that is one of my fave Con quotes!!

Liz Weber said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, love how good you make those colours look and your stamping is so elegant and effective, noice one!

Beate said...

Kathy, you already know that I am LOVING this card. Absolutely GORGEOUS coloring.Fabulous card.
Hugs and smiles

Yvonne Hagane said...

Oh, I love the dimension on your waterlilly, Kathy!! Gorgeous coloring too. As always your card is so elegant and classy!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Kathy! Love the dimension of your layered lily and your colouring is fabulous!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Woweeee! This is STUNNING. Perfect in every way. Hugs to you!

Marisa said...

Simply stunning flower, Kathy!! Amazing coloruing! Loving that DP and touch of lace too. Simply fabulous card :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Kathy! You did an amazing job as always coloring that beautiful flower and I love how you added dimension!

Rosietoes said...

It's a fabulous mix Kathy. One of my favourite colour combos. Love the way you have decoupaged the flower.

Edna x

Danni said...

Wow, just hearing the color choices I wasn't too excited but wow...after seeing what you did with them..wow!! Truly gorgeous!!!

Heather Jensen said...

Amazing Kathy. I love all the layers to the water Lilly. I really want that set too. :)
Hugs~

Julie Koerber said...

Ok, I don't often use the word Yummy to describe a card but yours is a french vanilla delight! Love the papers, embellies and the way you colored that gorgeous water lily! Nicely done!

velta said...

Love, love the colors on this card and your coloring on the image is perfect! Very lovely indeed!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh this waterlilie looks so good in brown. Kathy this is lovely, great dp and I like the way you have the sentiment centered with the lily on the side! Great card.

Betty Wright said...

WOW! This is so gorgeous in the rich hues of warm tones....and the paper toleing is stunning! Beautifully done, Kathy!

Peggy said...

Beautiful coloring and layering. I really like this coloring with neutrals.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

Your card is simply stunning! What a visual "pop" using neutrals.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! I'm loving this look! Some of the most beautiful cards yet! This is gorgeous, Kathy. Love all your choices. Very inspiring!

Gab said...

Such a pretty card

Leigh said...

A stunning card Kathy. Gorgeous colouring.

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