Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bring Back Beautiful/ Neutral Beauty

It  is time for another Bring Back Beautiful Challenge.  Let me tell you that I was totally intimidated...also let me tell you how easy this came together.  I enjoyed this challenge more than any I have ever done before.


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!


 I used the beautiful Cherry Blossom set.  It was perfect for this challenge.  I used Copic markers colors E31, E35, E37, W1, N0, 0.  Paper from Websters Pages/Market, My Minds Eye/ Mabel.  Cardstock from PTI/Rustic White, and American Crafts/Espresso color.  Spellbinders die in Fleur De Lis Rectangels, and White Baby Pearls  from Want 2 Scrap.  Ribbon/ Fine Linen from PTI, Twine and button are from my stash.  Tim Holtz Distress Inks were used inside the die/ Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  Memento inks in Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa were also used.  I also used the sketch this week at Card Patterns.



***GIVEAWAY***
I am having a giveaway.  I am honored that so many of you take time out of your day to stop by and leave me some love.  This is my way of saying THANK YOU!  I have a 6x6 pack of paper from Webster's Pages called Market.  It actually has 3 collections inside and each piece is double sided.  I also have a stamp set from my all time favorite company called Seeds of Friendship from Flourishes.  All you need to do to qualify is leave a comment (make sure you have your blog name and email address).  I will pick using Random Number Generator and I will announce the winner in two weeks.  I will ship internationally as well.  So it is open to everyone.  I would never leave anyone out.  Love you all! 
(If you do not want to be entered into my giveaway, please still leave a comment and just indicate that in there.)





The girls on the team have amazing samples for you to look at.  Please make sure you stop by and take a look.  They will knock your socks off.

Julie
Beate


Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather


69 comments:

Meredith said...

Heather, this is GORGEOUS. I love the sepia tone in your blossoms, and how much depth it adds. Gorgeous :) That stamp set you're giving away is gorgeous - it's on my wishlist :)

Kimberly Anne said...

Heather, I love the colors of your card. The orange is so pretty! And what a neat little giveaway! I love that stamp!

Jen said...

Oh Heather, this little beauty is gorgeous. I love the deep earthy colors. The sentiment is just perfect and always apt. The give-away sounds exciting. What neat goodies. You are not only a talented soul, but an ever so generous one as well! Thanks so very much.

Sabrina said...

Wow Heather, this card is gorgeous with a perfect color combination! Tq for the chance of winning the awesome giveaway ;) xoxo.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Oh Heather!!what more can I say... Your cards are always beautiful ... And this is one is so stunning .. I love the colors!! Simply gorgeous!!.. And I always enjoy myself here!!! Great giveaway!!! Thank you so much my dear friend!!! Have a great week ahead... Hugs .. xoxo

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OH WOW!!! Heather this is sooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! Your colouring is gorgeous and all your embellishing/accenting is stunning!

Ros said...

Ok ... so I know you make stunning cards ... but this one just totally blew me away ... I mean REALLY!! I keep going back to look at it ... I love everything about this and especially your colouring ... those flowers just pop right out ... a truly Fantastic card ... has to be my very favourite ... Oh and gorgeous frame by the way ... Off to wipe away the drool now ... Have a great day!

Liszha said...

Thanks for telling me you missed my cards. This one you made is absolutely gorgeous and that without using all this colors! Super!
I love the give away, I never saw the stamp before but it is so lovely!

papertrails leaver said...

Never knew I liked brown so much till viewing your delightful card! Seriously, I rarely use it, as a background mainly and then covered, but you created this beautiful card with such an empathsis on the brown, I gotta try it! Wow! Thanks Heather for getting me to come out of my box.

Marlies said...

Beautiful card Heather, love the natural colours and gorgeous flower stamp! A very stylish card!!
Hugs, Marlies

~amy~ said...

seriously gorgeous heather..love the mix of papers and colors!

Anonymous said...

Wow that's one beautiful card! TFS
Beth Greco (abgreco@globalserve.net)

Lindsay said...

Oh my word girl! How amazing is this?! Great work on the coloring, it's fantastic!

miss vio said...

my friend Heather.. you are a dear. and your cards are some of the best in the world... I can almost taste the yummy warmth of this one! :) thank you for sharing and for being a wonderful bloggy-friend!

Tracy said...

You did such a beautiful job with your Copics on those flowers Heather! The card is gorgeous. Lovely giveaway too.
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Linda R. said...

WOW!!! Heather this is absolutely gorgeous.. your flowers are colored so pretty.. Well done with those copics... Looks like a yummy giveaway..

Hope you have a wonderful Monday..
Hugs, Linda

Rizzi said...

LOVELY CARD HEATHER, YOU DID A BEAUTIFUL JOB CREATING IT.
LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.
HAVE A NICE DAY.....RIZZI

Cheryl Nelson said...

So incredibly beautiful! It is always a treat and an inspiration to visit your blog!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Oh, this is a stunner, Heather! Your coloring looks amazing and the sponging is beautiful too.
Beautiful!

diana said...

Lovely card! Thanks for this example showing how a neutral colour scheme can be used to design a beautiful card.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love it Heather! Fabulous design, beauitful colouring and I love the pop of orange!

Beate said...

Heather, your card looks AMAZING! I love that splash of Orange, the new die, the pearls. Beautiful card!
Hugs and smiles

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh so pretty Heather! You did a fab job coloring those beautiful flowers! That satin bow looks awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie said...

Oh my shabby goodness, Heather, what goes better than WP papers and Flourishes stamps - yummy! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies :)

Your card is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!

Charlotte said...

Oh, my, your card is sooooo gorgeous! I just LOVE it! The colors, the softness, of it. And, love the sentiment you used. And, you are so generous to offer WP pages and Flourishes stamps! (My e-mail is aar6005@aol.com)

Debbie Pippin said...

Your card is awesome, so glad to see these colors used, I have wanted to use them but just didn't know how. This was a great challenge!

Karen said...

Hi I love the card in the neutral colours beautiful Karen TB Ontario

donna calamari said...

Your success is well-deserved. I have been following your blog for almost a year and your work is always beautiful. Don't ever feel intimidated; you are a rock star in the stamping world.

Geri said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors, never would have thought to use those together, Thanks for sharing and inspiring me everyday......

Anonymous said...

A very beautiful card, I love the colors and the stamp you used. I just happen to have that one.Thanks for sharing. mlvschreiber@starpoint.net

Julie Koerber said...

Too lovely for words Heather! Love that pop of orange too! The colors are just so peaceful and serene!

Denise said...

This. is. stunning. Hold the phone kind-of beautiful. I'm in love.

And the give-away? Icing on a lovely cake! ;)

bikim said...

sooooooooooo pretty!
:)
Happy week,
Rosa

sharman said...

I love the colors of this card. It is just beautiful. I love how soft and pretty it is. Thank you....

PatS said...

Awesome card! I love the sepia color accented with DP and orange CS. Very creative!

plsakron at aol dot com

Cherry's Jubilee said...

You really rocked that challenge, it is gorgeous! cherry

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous! I love this set and in the neutrals it looks AWESOME! Oh fabulous design girlie.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my WORD! Gorgeous! Huge WOW, Heather! I simply love the neutral shades with that amazing touch of orange. Brilliant choices all around!

Jean Martin said...

Oh WOW Heather! This is stunning! I have to join this now!!! I love that Spellbinders die you used! Gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! Everything works together so well. Wow.

Peggy said...

Hi! I just found your blog from Beate's blog. No, I have never used neutrals to color depth. It is a very interesting concept and I have loved seeing what others can do with their coloring. This is a beautiful card. Lovely giveaway. I don't have a blog so I don't know if that eliminates me from the giveaway.
God bless,
Peggy Allen 4allenfamily@gmail.com

Stella said...

It's always lovely to visit your blog and you already knew Im impressed by your coloring skills. This card with all the neutral shades is breathtaking; love it.
Thanls for the give away; what a lovely idea dn that stamp..sigh...it's to die for :)
Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful colors and coloring of the image!

Cathy said...

Such a beauty! Gorgeous creation!!!

Betty Wright said...

GORGEOUS, Heather! WOW! So rich and divine! I love this image in the set and the warm tones/neutrals really make for a striking card! Beautifully done!

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card! I am so happy to have found your site as your work is inspirational!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Heather this is just GORGEOUS!!!~

Dana Gustafson said...

A gorgeous card for such a beautiful and generous crafter! I love the golden glow you made with ink around your flowers. So very "Heather"! THanks for the chance to win your prize...but the real gift is coming to your blog everyday to see what you've made! *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Heather you are super talented - lovve your design style & your coloring is gorgeous!!! Your giveaway is amazing too!!!
(email addy parsons1243@aol.com)

Dawn B. said...

Oh my gosh I NEED that die.. I love it. What a pretty card Heather. I saw this challenge and thought it was awesome. Your coloring is perfect. Great job. Hugs.

Vanessa said...

This is perfect, Heather! Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!!!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

I love this card Heather! Your copic coloring is top notch!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Heather, your cards are always so beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

czrodlowski at gmail dot com

Elise said...

THIS card - *twack, *swack, *clunk! It just KNOCKED ME OUT! Positively, absolutely and undeniably GORGEOUS! YOU, my dear - got it GOIN' ONNNNNNNN! Sincerely, doll - YOU R FABULOUS! This creation has me ALL kinds of giddy! Yipeeee!

P.S. YOU give-away ROCKS! Yipeeee!

Sarah said...

A Beautiful card Heather love your detail the die and image are stunning Dp's beautiful and layout is fabulous, colouring amazing as always.
Thanks chum so much for this chance to win your gorgeous Giveaway Bless you, wee love you too!! Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Sarah said...

Hi Heather
Forgot to say about the verse's I do these on my PC then print out and choose whatever font you like and size, I find it really useful it's great for male cards I think it's easier to just put a verse or poem on front of card, but then I do love wording on a card!! thanks for your kind words take care Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Janice said...

Hello Heather :) am new to you blog and what an pleasant surprise to know that you are having a giveaway. Love the details on your card and will definately be dropping by soon.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is absolutely stunning Heather!! Your coloring and sponging are super fantastic!! And I love how you framed the sentiment!! What a beauty!!

Angelica said...

What a gorgeous card, so elegant, beautiful combination of colors and patterned papers.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Loved this challenge and your card just shows how beautiful shades of neutral can be. Fabulous shading and highlighting on your flowers.

Caroline said...

I simply love all of your cards, the layouts and the colours, your blog is such an inspiration to me. Thank you for all the fabulous cards and projects that you post. x

Ronnie said...

Oh my goodness your card is stunning! This is my first time to visit your blog and I will be following you as soon as I post this comment!

Netty said...

Wonderful card! I just love the colous and the image is so beautiful even in only one colour! I think a card can hardly be more suitable for that challenge!
I also wanted to thank you for the chance to win these beautiful papers and stamps!
Hugs

dstandard said...

Your work as always is just amazing - gorgeous my lady!

grandmalee said...

All I can say is WOW! I need to try using the neutral colors like this, but I know mine won't even come close to the elegance you've achieved here! Fabulous giveaway! Flourishes has too many fabulous stamps for me to choose a favorite!
grandma_lee_t AT yahoo DOT com

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful card! I'm just finishing up my Bring Back Beautiful entry and am making the rounds on the DT samples. What a fabulous giveaway, too. I hope you haven't awarded it yet!

harmonie said...

Lovely card! I like the way the orange strip looks so outstanding against the brown.

Cheryl said...

OMG, Heather! I saw this at the bottom of the last post I commented on and had to check it out. Stunning!!! I love sepia (my profile photo is sepia-tized), and this is a magnificent rendering of it. I just love your blog...I always know I'm going to be wowed every time I visit. ~Hugs! Cheryl

scrapinnut620 said...

Heather,
Your card is so beautiful. Often, I forget how beautiful a neutral card can be. Thanks for sharing.

Lissette

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