March in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of September in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological spring is March. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological autumn is March. So this month we are asking you to create a project based on either Spring or Autumn.
Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creations HERE to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the
keyword BBB20. 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!
Here in Australia it is the beginning of Autumn - however Australia is a very large country and I live in a tropical climate where the seasons don't really change much. The trees are green all year round, it doesn't snow and in the Summer it can be incredibly hot when we aren't having downpours of rain from the monsoon!! I am not a gardener, so thanks to my Mum's gardening friend, Sue, I found out that these are some the flowers that bloom in our Autumn - Roses, Calla Lilies, Chrysanthemums, Morning Glories, Daisies, Nasturtiums, Irises, Zinnias, Hollyhocks. With this insight, I decided to use Zinnias for my card today!! :)
I've used a base of Aqua bazzill and layered with white (pierced), yellow bazzill and some Sidewalks DP. The vertical panel is white punched with the Deco Fan punch and topped with more Sidewalks DP. The Zinnias have been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (Y21, Y35, Y38, YG11, YG13, YG17, B21, B23, B26, C1, C3, 0). It's been cut out with Large Circle Nestabilities and matted with the coordinating Lacey Circles. The sentiment is also from Zinnias and has been cut out with Ribbon Tags Trio and attached with some aqua looped ribbon. To finish I've added a few yellow pearls to the top corner.
Stamps - Zinnias (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Aqua and Yellow Bazzill, White, October Afternoon Sidewalks DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Large Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon Tag Trio Shapeabilities, Aqua Looped Ribbon, Martha Stewart Deco Fan Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Kaisercraft Yellow Pearls.
That's all from me, don't miss the *Beautiful* creations the girls have for you today.....
Thanks for visiting and hope you play along and be inspired by the season in your part of the world!!!