Monday, April 4, 2011

The Beauty of Springtime Colours

Hello Everyone!!!  It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's another Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!!  This month it's the Beauty of Springtime Colors! Soft shades that remind us of spring flowers sprouting from the ground - these shades are the focus of this month's BBB challenge! The color choice is yours! Link your Bring Back Beauty Challenge card here to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB09. You have until April 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! 

Today I've chosen to use one of my FAV sets - Butterflies and Blossoms!  I just love the beautiful Clematis and Butterflies and it just sings Spring to me!!!

I started with a base of Very Vanilla and layered with green bazzill, more vanilla punched with the MS Lattice Arch punch and then topped with some green Papermania Rose Garden DP and some pink taffeta ribbon.  The next panel is more Rose Garden DP matted with pale pink bazzill.  I stamped the Butterflies and Blossoms image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (RV000, RV10, RV13, G20, G21, G24, Y21, Y23, YR23, YR24, BG0000, E51). It was cut out with Large Rectangle Nestabilities and matted with green bazzill cut with Lacey Rectangle Nestabilities.  The sentiment is from the same set and has also been stamped in Tuxedo Black and cut with Small Oval Nestabilities and popped up on foam tape.  Next I added a pink taffeta bow (ribbon care of my sweet friend Angie!) and sprinkled a few Kaisercraft Blush Pearls.

Stamps - Butterflies and Blossoms (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Green and Pink Bazzill, Very Vanilla, Papermania Rose Garden DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Large and Lacey Rectangle Nestabilities, Small Oval Nestabilities, MS Arch Lattice Punch, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Bow Easy, Sewing Machine, Kaisercraft Blush Pearls, Foam Tape.

Just wait until you see the Beautiful Springtime Colours creations made by the other Beauty Girls!!!

Beate Johns

Cindy Coutts

Heather Jensen

Julie Koerber 

Laura Fredrickson

Yvonne Hagane

Hope you are inspired to stamp along with us!!  Thanks for visiting!!!!  :)


Marisa said...

I am SO ready for spring!!!! The cherry trees and magnolias are finally starting to bloom and it is SO nice to have some colour amidst the rain. Gorgeous flowers and colours on your card and loving the lacy squares and how you used the MS punch along the bottom. Have a great week :)

Beate said...

Kathy, your card is beautiful. Your coloring looks gorgeous! Love the stamps, the colors, papers and border trim you chose.
Hugs and smiles

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and this set!!

seamom said...

What a pretty card! A beautiful image, the lacy rectangle and the punch work at the bottom are striking elements. I love the square shape and the butterfly!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Yeppers this is one of your fave stamp sets, looks great with all the pink and green and everything in between!

Yvonne Hagane said...

This is just the perfect spring-card! LOVE the colors you chose and the coloring on the flowers is so beautiful. WOW!

Sheree said...

I love the Clematis set and you've highlighted it perfectly!!
I love the colours of papers you've chosen... so Springlike!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and coloring, Kathy! Gorgeous detailing and design! Lovely card!

Heather Rogers said...

This definitely screams Spring to me. I love the way you colored the butterfly. Such a beautiful creation. :)

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Kathy.. Your coloring makes these flowers come to life.. You did a great job.. Bring on the spring.

Jerri Jimenez said...

So beautiful Kathy, I love the colors you chose, as well as the stamps, a stunning Spring card!

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

This is just beautiful Kathy!! I love the pretty color combo, very Spring like!! I love this card and every detail on it my dear, tfs!!

aka: Princessheather

Amanda said...

This card is simply out of this world amazing!!!! Simply out, it's Beautiful!! :)

Leigh said...

Kathy, this is such a pretty card.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! The epitome of springtime! Sooooooo gorgeous, Kathy!

Sharon said...

Oh this is just beautiful Kathy! So pretty and feminine. I love pink and green together :)

Sharon x

Elizabeth said...

Such beautiful colours you used with this gorgeous set. The butterfly is one of my all time favourites.


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