Monday, 5 March 2012

BBB20 - The Beauty of Spring/Autumn

Welcome to a new Bring Back Beautiful challenge! A bit later than I should, but I'm happily chiming in with my sample... the theme this month is so FUN!
The challenge is The Beauty of Spring or Autumn. 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 creation here! 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.

I confess - living in the Southern hemisphere didn't teach my brain to follow things 'the other way around'. At least not yet - even if it's been a couple of years. I'm still getting all mixed up with the seasons and their equivalent months, it's all justso fundamentally wrong, that I can't process and remember it... hence my European side won, and I'm giving you a pure Springy card!

This lovely scene is from the Spring Has Sprung set, and the sentiment from Zinnias.


Supplies: cardstock: PTI (Fine Linen), white; paper: Pink Paislee; stamps: Flourishes (Spring Has Sprung, Zinnias); ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versa Color (Cinnamon); Copics; Nestabilities Labels 10/Shapeabilities Twisted Metal Tags & Accents; MFT Dog Tag Die-Namics; sewing machine; grosgrain polka dot & checked ribbon; buttons; lace trim

Now for the inspiration. I took the sketch from the first challenge at Retro Sketches (rs#1), and combined it with PDCC121. I adore both the sketch and the colours!

Make sure you'll visit the rest of the Team's blogs, to see what beauties they cooked up for the challenge!

Beate Johns
Betty Wright
Heather Jensen
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Laura Fredrickson
Yvonne Hagane

Thanks for stopping by, happy inking! =)


  1. Your card is so sweet and dainty! I love the little bunnies nestled in among the posies. Great job on the sketch and colour theme.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Wow! That was fast. Your card is beautiful and your coloring is gorgeous! I almost used the same image. I LOVE those bunnies and you made them look amazing. I also love the sketch and papers you chose. I might have to play along with that sketch.

    Hugs and smiles

  3. Your coloring is amazing and you've brought this image to life! Great layout and colors...perfect for spring!

  4. Awww.... aren`t those bunnies just the cutest!?
    Love the layout and the colors you used!

  5. I love the harmony in your design elements.

  6. This is SUPER GORGEOUS, Chupa! I am so happy you got a chance to play with us ~ thank you so much for joining us for our first restrosketch!

  7. Iwona, this is just fabulous girl!!! Your colour choices are awesome and love your colouring and design!! Beautiful card GF!!!!

  8. So pretty, Chupa! LOVE that fabulous, patterned background! Yummy! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  9. Gorgeous!
    I imagine it would be very diffiucult to keep seasons straight!!
    Thanks for playing along with us for our very first retrosketch challenge. :)

  10. What a beautifully colored scene!!! Your bunnies are TOO CUTE and I LOVE the use of the patterned paper! :)

  11. This is lovely Chupa! I love the sentiment you've chosen too, really perfect for those lovely little bunnies! Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

  12. Hi Chupa!!! Wow this card is SPECTACULAR! The bunny image is stunning! I'm so glad you played along in our first ever Retrosketches challenge! :)

  13.'s always so lovely to have you play with us in The Cafe and this entry is a great addition to the gallery : )

  14. What beautiful coloring! Beautiful!

  15. This is just so SWEET! Great spring colours, fabulous LO, and a gorgeous image!


  16. Goodness is this Ever Gorgeous! 8-) Love the Sweet image and your Wonderful coloring Miss Iwona! 8-) Wonderful take on the sketch too! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)



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