Monday, March 5, 2012

The Beauty of Spring or Autumn

Hello Everyone!!!  It's the first Monday of the month, so that means it's Bring Back Beautiful challenge time again!!!  This month gives you an option!!  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!!!

17 comments:

Sandra said...

I love this card - the colours go so well toghether :)

Sandra said...

... whoops ... 'together' !!

Pam said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors.

Beate said...

Kathy, your card is GORGEOUS! Beautiful coloring (of course), wonderful layout and paper choices.
Hugs and smiles

Beate said...

Kathy, your card is GORGEOUS! Beautiful coloring (of course), wonderful layout and paper choices.
Hugs and smiles

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh, Kathy... this is some drop dead gorgeous colouring! (but I wouldn't have it any different from you, my friend!) xxx

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so lovely. Those are the flowers of late summer/early fall here in Atlantic Canada and they are always so pretty. Your pretty gingham and posy print in the background are perfect choices.
Thanks for sharing your lovely work! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

What a WOW creation, Kathy! Totally LOVE this card!

Yvonne Hagane said...

This is so beautiful Kathy! Those zinnias are colored to perfection, and as always you sure know how to put things together to make it look fabulous.
Hugs.

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured flowers. They just pop off the page! Love the bit of white trim down the side and great DPs. Hope all is well with you ((hugs))

ChristineCreations said...

This is gorgeous Kathy! Such fantastic coloring, and I love your papers!

Lisa S. said...

Your Copic skills are amazing and you really bring your images to life. I love your blog Kathy and always enjoy my time here!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great job with the flowers Kathy, they look lovely! Nice papers too!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Kathy! Love the papers you've chosen, and your coloring is, of course, incredible! :-)

Leslie Miller said...

Such gorgeous colors to represent your sunny autumn weather! Oh, I love the warmth of this and your fabulous coloring and design. This warms me up through and through and makes me think happy summer thoughts!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Kathy! Your coloring is absolutely stunning! Beautiful coloring and design!

Shannon White said...

Goodness this is So Beautiful and cheery! Love your Wonderfully colored image and the Pretty dp's you chose for your Fab layout! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

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