Monday 6 January 2014

January Flourishes Beautiful World Tour

Hello and Happy New Year!
Welcome to your stop here in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 
this month's Beautiful World Tour with creations by talented designers 
from around the globe showcasing beautiful Flourishes sets!
If you've arrived here from the Sasha's blog, you're in just the right place,
but if you've just come across my blog and don't want to miss any of
the fabulous creations,you might want to head back over to the
Flourishes blog for the full list.
Don't forget that you're in with a chance to win one
of the fabulous Flourishes sets simply by leaving comments,
and you have right up until the end of January to leave your comments!
This month our hostess is Anne-Elise who is challenging us with the theme 


For my vintage card I used one of my favorite Flourishes sets, 
Old Tea Rose - the beautiful flower image is coloured with copics 
and sponged lightly with Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap to
 "age" or tone down the colours for a more vintage hue.  
I masked the flower and sponged using a lattice stencil while 
the oval was still in the die, then splattered the whole panel 
with a little bit of Dylusions ink spray and a paintbrush.
Here's a closer look:

The edges of the butterfly are embossed with gold ink to pick up on the 
gold of the cord.  I've been hoarding a little jar of vintage buttons
that I got at St. George's Market in Belfast, and this seemed to be the 
perfect time to pick out a small gold button as the finishing touch for the butterfly!

Thank you so much for stopping by today,
I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!  
Now it's time to head on over to Finland to see
what beautiful inspiration Anne Elise has for you!


loulou said...

Beautiful card. Your colouring of the rose is gorgeous and I love the stencilled background and the splatters.

Sasha said...

I love the colours of your gorgeous vintage card, Bridget. And although I still haven't used mine, this is one of my favourite stamp sets. Such a beautiful butterfly, too x

tanja said...

Beautiful card

Barbara said...

What a great technique that you used here. I love that stamp set, one that I will put on my wish list. Thanks for the close up, you put a lot of detail in this one.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, so beautiful, Bridget! I just love this image, and Iove how you've used these colors and the lattice stencil to add some wonderful depth and interest. What a gift God has given you to create such beauties! Hugs for the new year! Love, Cheryl

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Lovely card. Yellow roses are my favourite so of course I think it is perfect. Cheers.

TLady said...

GASP!!! HOW GORGEOUS!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the YELLOW!!!!!!;) I JUST GOT this stamp set from "SANTA!" ;) Now, to duplicate your FABULOUSNESS!!!!!!!!!!:)

Gretchen Wilson said...

Beautiful card and I love the extra elements that you used like the background.

Lorianna said...

AWESOME card you made. I love all your little extra special details. Your coloring is amazing.
Thanks so much for sharing your Fabulous talents with all of us!

Unknown said...

Your rose is just divine! You have given it just the perfect amount of 'vintage' treatment. Thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

The colors are so beautiful, I love yellow. Beautiful!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful background on your focal image.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow! This is beyond gorgeous, Bridget! The way you colored the rose and background is amazing.

Unknown said...

Loving the greens and yellows, fabulous stitching and beautiful lace. Great accents with that gold cord under the pretty butterfly and topped with that fantastic gold button. YOWZA! :)

Unknown said...

Green and yellow are two of my favorite colors always make. Great combo. I've never used stencils in my paper crafting; may haveto start, add dimension.

Jean Bullock said...

All the elements of this card are absolutely gorgeous. Love the techniques you used. For a moment I thought the flower was fussy cut. Well done.

Sandy Hoy said...

This is so cheerful! Love the colors and the detail, that button is perfect on the butterfly! TFS!

Anonymous said...

I love your colors and how you used spray and distress inks along with Copics. A really cool way to combine techniques!

Katie Sims said...

Bridget, I am almost speechless....your card is incredible! I think this may be my favorite one I have seen you make....I love the background on your beautiful bloom, your coloring is exquisite! As gorgeous as this is on the screen, I can hardly imagine how wonderful it is IRL..that is going to one very lucky recipient! Lovely, lovely work! :)

Sue D said...

Gorgeous--I like the butterfly and the lace trim.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - I love this stamp and you have colored it beautifully!! Love the button and the butterfly too!!

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Bridget! Love your beautifully colored flower, the lace and the pretty butterfly! Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

This is so beautiful! Your embellishments are just perfect for this flower card...your lovely lace, and pretty vintage button.