Monday, 6 August 2012

August Beautiful World Tour



Hello Everyone and welcome to the first Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!!!
Those of you who have been following Flourishes for a while will know that the first Monday of the month used to be the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge. As we celebrate Flourishes' 5th Birthday, there have been some changes and one of those is our team!
No longer are we a challenge team, instead we introduce FOUR new members - Sasha, Dina, Anne-Elise and Meredith, and each month we invite you to travel the world with us and be inspired by talented girls from all parts of the globe!!!
We are now represented by Australia, United States, Canada, Finland, England and Germany and each month one of the girls will be hosting the hop on the Flourishes blog, sharing a little about their creation and maybe even a little about their corner of the world!

So.....what does this mean for YOU?? Instead of being challenged to create and play along, all we ask is you do a little globetrotting and stamp our passports (leave us a comment) and you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!!! Yes, you heard right, leave a comment and have the chance to win!! The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this week's vacation spot (chosen blog) so leave a comment on each one by AUGUST 31st for your chance to win!!

If you've jetted in from England from Sasha's blog then you have arrived at the right destination. If you haven't, perhaps you'd like to start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes Blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way!!

This month the hostess is Kathy, and our theme is to be inspired by a SONG!
The reasoning behind my inspiration is a bit twisted, if you will... :)
I had "Lady In Red" by Chris de Burgh in my head all day today - oh yes, I'm a bit of a sentimental chick and I adore this song. Even though the lady in the song is "pictured" in a red dress, I always thought it to be a perfect one for a wedding, with a strong focus on the woman - in the center of attention and feeling immensely loved.
We didn't get a special dance at our wedding (hubby is not big on dancing), but I would totally choose this song if I had one... LOL
Anyway, this led me to pulling out the Wedded Bliss stamp set, and in turn creating this card...



I used the Whimsy M-Bossabilities™ folder for the main panel, which I partly matted with the flocked Kaisercraft paper (After Five) and embellished with some grosgrain ribbon.
The image/sentiment were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, on a piece of white CS die cut with Flourishes Tailor-made Classic Keyhole dies, and I backed it with the gorgeous frame from Antique Frame And Accents (also from Spellbinders).
I finished the card by adding a Kaisercraft ribbon bloom & some leaves cut with Taylored Expressions Leafy Branch die, and decorating the sentiment with pearls.

And here's my sketch inspiration... DS63:



I hope you've enjoyed visiting Australia - the next stop on your Beautiful World Tour is....



Thanks for visiting and happy traveling!! :)
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45 comments:

  1. ......and when you turned to me and smiled, you took my breath away...... oh my, that song makes me melt. Regardless of the non-redness on your card, I looooove your interpretation! So happy to be hopping with you today!! xo

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  2. BEAUTIFUL Chupa!! I love the damask (is that flocked?!) with the embossed panel next to it, and the crisp black and white colour scheme, with just the hint of champagne. SO gorgeous!

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  3. Gorgeous wedding card, Chupa! Love your die cuts and the beautiful background with the flower!

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  4. Iwona, this is fantastic! Love the story behind the inspiration! There are always chances to dance everyday! Beautifully done!

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  5. LOL!!! Iwona, your round about way of being inspired by a song is so YOU!!! I love your card - what a stunning wedding card that would be to give to a special couple!! As usual, a gorgeous, inspiring card!!

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  6. What a wonderful wedding card. Soooo beautiful and totally romantic. Gorgeous stamp and love how the brocade patterned paper goes with the dress. Love this card!

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  7. beautiful. Clean and simple. the toned down rose is perfect. Have a great day

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  8. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. stunning card!!! thanks for sharing and a chance to join the celebrations, happy 5th birthday :) x

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  10. Such a gorgeous wedding card! Love the b/w with just a touch of color!! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the inspirational tour!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  11. Such a lovely and elegant card.

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  12. Such a gorgeous wedding card, Iwona. Beautifully stamped, embossed and embellished. I love your song choice, which I agree is the perfect wedding dance song...so romantic!

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  13. Oooh how pretty! Love the black/white combo and the elegance of your design!!!

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  14. Beautiful card and that flower is fabulous!

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  15. I love the embossing and damask on your card, they match the stamp so well. The way you framed the stamped image and added the rose make it so romantic. Beautiful card!

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  16. So pretty! Love the embossing and that soft flower.

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  17. How romantic and the colors are so striking. Beautiful card

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  18. Such a great wedding card! Love the colour combo and the great silhouette you used. Thanks for the warm wishes re: the Mojo Makers too. Big cyber hug to you :)

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  19. Wow such a beautiful and dynamic card and a great song choice makes me go all gooey inside. Love the great design here and fab embossing , a real touch of class. Am off to see all of the other wonderful cards in the blog !

    Marie

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  20. Tres Bien Iwona...such a romantic song. Wonderful interpretation of the song. I love this new global team--Team Flourishes and as I had said in other post if the Olympics gave out medals I thing Team flourishes designers would certainly be contenders! Thanks for sharing.
    Jan Marie
    Flourishes

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  21. Beautiful card, very ellegant.

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  22. Oh that stamp is beautiful!

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  23. Stunning silhouette, perfect wedding card.

    Thanks for this fabulous blog hop.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  24. Beautiful!!! I just got done making a wedding box and memory book set with the Flourishes wedding set for my niece and I used some very simliar paper to what you did!!! Cool!!!

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  25. Hubby apologises. (Maaaa!)

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  26. A striking yet elegant card. Everything is perfect, nothing overdone. And by the way, drag hubby to the dance floor on one of your milestone anniversaries, preferably in a foreign land - worked with me! LOL.

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  27. Your card is perect in every way! Hiw romantic! Dancing together does not always take place on a dance floor....may you dance together through love many years.

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  28. Beautiful and elegant card Iwona! Love the textures and the softness of the pretty flower.

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  29. Welcome to the design team! It's so good to see art from around the world,
    including yours!

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  30. Very elegant Wedding card...love the pp and the embossing.

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  32. Chupa,
    How very pretty! I also love the song lady in red.

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  33. Stunning black and white color palette. Love the small pop of color.

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  34. Melanie Ann MacKenzie7 August 2012 at 20:54

    Beautiful and elegant. Cheers.

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  35. Very elegant and gorgeous...perfect song, too...I have some great memories of that song with my hubby...now if I could just fit into that red dress again...lol...loved ysour card!! :>)

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  36. This is just a fabulous elegant card for a wedding, love the classic colour combo, and pretty die cuts.

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  37. Now, I will be singing that song all day! What a wondefully, elegant card.

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  38. Very beautiful wedding card. Black and white is so elegant!

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  39. I love that song too! It makes a woman feel special...and speaking of special your card is down right awesome! Love it!

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  40. Such an elegant treatment of this image! Love all the texture, too!

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  41. A fabulous wedding card. I love the black and white with just the pop of colour from the peachy flower.
    What a great song choice. I think this has to be an all time favourite for the first dance as Mr and Mrs.
    Love Sheila x

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  42. Chupa, such a gorgeous elegant card, I especially love the dies you used and the way you framed it. Loving touring the world with you all.

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  43. Wonderful card!! Just the inspiration I need since I have a wedding to attend this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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