Monday, May 2, 2011

The Beauty of a Flower!

They say April showers bring May flowers, so let's show off those beautiful blossoms! This month’s Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge is to be inspired by those gorgeous botanicals every stamper loves! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creation HERE to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB10. You have until May 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! 
Now everyone who regularly visits my blog knows that I LOVE flowers so this challenge is perfect for me!!!  Hyacinths are very popular at the moment if the Royal Wedding is anything to go by, since Princess Kate carried white ones along with lilies of the valley and sweet william in her bouquet.  I decided to make mine pink because the pictures I found were just so pretty!  :)  I stamped the hyacinth image from Hello Hyacinth in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (RV000, RV32, RV34, YG11, YG13, YG17, V95, BV000, E53, E55, E57, B000, B00, C0, C1, 0).
The base is pink bazzill and topped with white, light green bazzill and some Papermania Rose Garden DP.  The next panel is white (punched with the Deco Fan Border Punch) and more Rose Garden DP.  Across these panels I added some white lace and pink satin ribbon.  The hyacinths were cut and embossed with Label 17 Nestabilities using my Grand Calibur and then adhered to the front of the card.  I stamped the sentiments also from Hello Hyacinth on two small white panels and added them to the side of the image, a pink satin bow to the ribbon and a few Kaisercraft Snow Pearls to the top corners.

Stamps - Hello Hyacinth (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pink, White and Green Bazzill, Papermania Rose Garden DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Label 17 Nestabilities, MS Deco Fan Punch, White Lace, Pink Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Foam Tape.

Don't miss the other gorgeous creations that the Beauty Girls have made for you today!!!
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

14 comments:

Marisa said...

You're not the only one who loves flowers ;) You have coloured this one fabulously. Love the flower but can't handle their smell so nice to see them from afar LOL! Fabulous nestie to frame them and use of the MS punch and lace. Another classic Kathy beauty :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Gorgeous Flowers, nicely done with the challenge, great lace too!

Karen W said...

Beautiful card!!

Beate said...

Kathy, your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! I love your card. The soft and feminine feel of it.
Beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Joanna McDonald said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Your coloring
is exquisite!!!

Julie Koerber said...

JUST TOO PRETTY Kathy! I absolutely love the colors you chose and your drop dead gorgeous way you colored up these blooms!

Amanda said...

I think your coloring is Breathtaking! Your card and design is so crisp and clean I am so in love with it!! Perfect :)

Gab said...

so pretty

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - Love the colors and you coloring is stunning!!!

ChristineCreations said...

This is gorgeous Kathy! I love how the border punch complements the lace (which is gorgeous too!).

Christa said...

Hi Kathyj , this is a very beautiful card ! Wonderful flowerstamp and you have coloured them super !! Love from Holland , Christa.

Shannon White said...

Wow! your coloring is Amazing! Love this card and the color combo you used is just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Just beautiful! I love that crochet ribbon and your colors are so fresh! Beautiful card.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh! Dreamy and gorgeous! You amaze me every time!

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