Friday, October 14, 2011

The Name Game - Flourishes

Happy Friday!

When I saw the challenge over on the flourishes blog, I wanted to play along. It's called the Name Game and it was Sue's idea. You use your initials to come up with a card. Mine are: B.S.E. The S is for my maiden name, which is Summers. I used blossoms for the B, stamping for the S and when it came time for the E, I could not think of anything. I'm sure you're all saying it out loud already, but it took me awhile. Then it hit me. . . .embellishments! Yay! :)


Flourishes Challenge by bdengler4 (Barb)



I used the Zinnea stamp set from Flourishes for my card. I love to color this image and used Copics to do so. the paper is from the 6x6 pack called, Memoir, from Studio Calico, and the pretty satin ribbon is yet another one from Vanessa - LOVE! I stamped the Hero Arts Music Background onto the green paper and added some flowers and gems for the embellies.

One more thing before I go. Sue is also hosting a 90-Minute Scramble tomorrow (Saturday) over at the Hero Arts Flickr group. I love these fun scrambles! Click here for all the details.

Thanks for your visit today and have a wonderful weekend! :)

30 comments:

Lynn said...

The flowers are gorgeous Barb. I love the bright, cheery colors! And the musical notes on the bottom I love.

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Barb! And it's so seasonal!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors perfect for the fall!

Rosemary said...

the zinnias are just gorgeous barb... you could just about reach out and pick them!

Maureen Morton said...

Love the idea of this challenge! And those zinnias - wow! Amazing coloring - I can almost smell them! You did good (again), kid!

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE this image, Barb! You've colored it beautifully :) Love all the different elements on this!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Your initials should stand for: Barb's Stamping Excellence! Happy Friday :0)

Judy1223 said...

Barb, way to use elements from ALL your initials! (I have to say, I am stumped by this one!) I love the lovely colors and embellishments you have used...beautiful!

Michelle said...

Incredible colouring!! Love how bright and cheerful this is! Awesome stamping Barb!

Sue said...

The card is beautiful Barb, what makes it stand out are the Zinnias;
the colour work with your copics is wonderful.
Smiles:)

joy said...

Very pretty and you have used the monogram challenge so nicely here.

BTW, I love that beautiful fall header you have - just gorgeous.

Tiffany said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous, Barb! What a perfect choice of 'tools' for your acronym. The colors on these flowers really pop!!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Barb - LOVE the colors on the flowers and embellishments!!! I can't believe you didn't use Embossing for the E!! LOL :)

AnitaRex said...

What fun challenge and i love seeing what you've come up with! Great job with the flowers! what a great card!

Brenda said...

Beautiful coloring Barb, this is such a beautiful image. This challenge really sounds fun!

Cathy Fong said...

Beautifully coloured. i love ur gorgeous card. with gorgeous colour combo too ^^ and the name challenge idea was fabulous!

Dawn said...

Your Zinnias are so pretty Barb... well done on your letters.... I'm thinking about how to incorporate MDT.

Tina said...

What a gorgeouscard. Such beautifull colors and your coloring is fantastic.

Karen B. said...

Wow is this ever gorgeous! You make those flowers pop right off the page with your coloring.

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful colours on this card Barb!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous cared! Love your beautiful bouquet!

Debbie said...

gorgeous vase of flowers, love those colors...I have been debating on this stamp set you may have just pushed me over the edge:)

Virginia L. said...

Love your choice of bright colors!!! Beautifully done, Barb!

CanadianScraps43 said...

So love your card Barb. Florishes stamps are so beautiful arent' they, but imagine how beautiful they are when you use them and bring them to life. I so love this challenge of yours and no, you weren't slow figuring out the letter E, but just so enthused with your creating that you remembered it later. Lol. Your too funny! Your such a joy to our Flickr group and it would never be the same without. Big Hugs.

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous card and fun challenge Barb!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh My Barb! You've outdone yourself!!
I love that card! amazing coloring too ;-)

TFS~

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful coloring on the flowers, Barb!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Gorgeous Barb! And love your new blog banner too. Hoping I have move time to stop by in a few weeks. :)

sheila said...

this coloring is AMAZING Barb! Your flowers are so vibrant! Love the colors that you have chosen to color your vase too....they just add to the "pop" of the flowers!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous! I love your colouring, Barb.