As the leaves start to change colors to usher in fall, we want to see your rustic beauty. Interpret this challenge however you like – want to use a little distressing? Want to use shades of rust? Want to use things that look aged or antiqued? You choose! Just make sure the end result has a rustic feel to it! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge card here.

If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB02. You have until September 30th 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!

Make sure to check out the blogs of fellow challenge team members:

Becca Feeken
Cindy Coutts
Kathy Jones
Julie Koerber
Michelle Woerner
Yvonne Hagane


For my sample I used the Flourishes set Wreath of All Seasons and a sketch from a previous Flourishes challenge. I stamped the sunflower wreath in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut and embossed with Circle  Nestabilities and colored with Copic Markers (Flower leaves: Y17, YR15, YR14, Flower center: E97, E99, E08, E19, Leaves: G82, G94, G85, Wisteria BV01, BV02, background: custom color 1/5 YR31, 4/5 blending solution). The image was layered on a slightly bigger Chocolate Chip circle and a Chocolate Chip piece cut and embossed with  Spellbinders Fancy Tags.


The card base is a 4 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ piece of textured Chocolate Chip cardstock folded in half. A 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Weathervane October Afternoon paper was sanded and adhered to a sanded 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of The Thrift Store October Afternoon Paper. The layers were stitched to a 4 3/16″ x 5 7/16″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. White May Arts Silk Ribbon was tied around the vertical strip before the main image was adhered with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the same set. It was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut with Petite Oval Nestabilities and airbrushed with Copic Marker BV02. To finish the card off Pearl Kaisercraft Pearls were colored with BV02 to match the rest of the card and adhered to the top right corner of the card.

I hope you have time to play! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and smiles.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

27 Responses to “Bring Back Beautiful Challenge #2: Rustic Beauty”

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Beate!!! Love these rich colours and that wreath is exquisitely coloured!!! 🙂

  2. Wunder…wunderschön liebe Beate.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  3. A true, rustic beauty, Beate! Love the colors, the sanding and of course your outstanding coloring!!!

  4. So pretty, as always!! I love your cards and creations! You have such a talent for being so creative! 🙂

  5. Your card is wonderful…I love the rich tones you used and your coloring is excellent! Well Done!

  6. This is absolutely breathtaking, Beate! I just adore coming to your blog everyday to marvel at your wonderful creations! The layout and design of this one is just perfect. You have such a talent for adding all the right little details that just make everything work so well together. Beautiful!!

  7. Your card is gorgeous! It reminds me of the ceramic disks set in wrought iron. Love it!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  8. Gorgeous! Your floral image is beautifully coloured and your bow is delicious!

  9. STUNNING Beate! You are such an inspiration to everybody! You truly have a gift and thank you for sharing it with all of us.

  10. This is just stunning Beate! You always add those finishing touches that make cards “sing!” — like the light blue that you added to your sentiment tag to make the blue in your wreath pop, the stitching the pearls… Beautiful! 🙂

  11. Hi Beate! This is just beautiful! I love your coloring, that gorgeous bow and the pops of blue are PERFECTION! Hugs,

  12. What gorgeous depth and color in this beautiful card Beate!

  13. Beate, this is gorgeous!!! You have, once again, inspired me to get to my craft room and get busy! Love your card, and I adore that beautiful bow!!

  14. Your coloring is inspirational! What a beautiful image which you showcased beautifully! Stunning creation, Beate!

  15. Wow – great papers and great colouring. Love the overall feel of this card. Great work.

  16. So pretty Beate!! Your coloring is magnificent!!

  17. Oh wow – this is simply beautiful. I love the brackets around the main image – it is very visually pleasing. Thanks so much for sharing.


  18. A truly beautiful bring it back Beate! The colors are gorgeous as well as that image!

  19. So pretty! I love the coloring on your wreath.

  20. Just gorgeous, Beate! LOVE those sunflowers! Hope you made it home safely. . .it was GREAT to see you again!

  21. Oh I wish my bows looked like that when I tied them! I love the colors, sanding, and the stitching. Hopefully I will get a chance to participate this week with this challenge!

  22. Gorgeous rustic inspired card Beate!!! Love this design!!! Hugs ~S~

  23. This is so gorgeous, Beate! The distress look & clean white silk ribbon combo is so fresh and fun…just like your blog :):)

  24. WOW! Totally beautiful and so intricately colored, too, Beate! That is hard to do! Lovely distressing, colors, and design!

  25. LOVE how you used the fancy tag!! such a beautiful card, Beate! love it!

  26. So pretty, Beate! I love this wreath and haven’t even colored it yet. What a gorgeous fall card!

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