Monday, January 9, 2012


Hi all, I'm back with another Flourishes Challenge! This one is a month long challenge so there is still time to play if you want. It's call the Beauty of Bling. Just include Bling and follow the posted guidelines, easy peasy!

Guess what? My Grandmother is 100 years old tomorrow!

Can you imagine? I made this card with her in mind but I'm not sure I can part with it! It took hours (mainly because I couldn't decide which of the pretty "Pink Paisley" papers to use) and is so pretty IRL....
I used the Lilac set which I won in the scavenger hunt on the Flourish Blog months ago and I hadn't inked it up yet. Love it! I colored it with the Copics below, cut it with an oval spellbinder. I loosely followed a mojo monday sketch from 2010.  I hacked up carefully trimmed a recollections bling swirl from Michaels to fit on the bottom of the card. It's sooooo yummy set off of the the black paper.

Question for you, for all that have one, do you think the Copic Air Brush System is worth having?  I got one for Xmas but I may return it. It seems like alot of trouble. What do you think? I sponged the ink on the above oval. I think you would have to mask every image you color to airbrush it but not sure.

I'm also entering this is a few challenges.

Tootles! Kim


  1. This is gorgeous.. 100 years old is amazing. I really like the way you colored your image. Unfortunately I don't have an air brush but have seen it demostrated and loved it. Your sponging looks great.

  2. Oh Kim this is really lovely and I don't blame you for wanting to hang on to it. :-) We lost my hubby's grandmother in December. She would have been 104 on the 17th of this month. It's a blesing to have them that long. :-)
    Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

  3. Beautiful card Kim! Happy Belated Birthday to your Grandmother! Love the mix of Flourishes stamps and pretty patterned paper!

  4. That paper is stunning, lovely image and the bling looks great too. I can understand you not wanting to part with it, LOL. Hope your grandmother enjoyed her 100th birthday!

  5. Beautiful colours, colouring, framing and of course the BLING!!! :)

  6. Beautiful! I love Lilacs and yours is amazing. Thanks for playing at Flourishes BBB. :)