Friday, May 14, 2010

Congrats with Pastels

I made this card for a girl in our neighborhood who is graduating this year from high school. She loves flowers and pastel colors. I white embossed the Long Stem Flowers onto white cardstock and used the resist technique with Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed and Spun Sugar Distress Inks. I love the pretty green result you get from blending the Tumbled Glass with the Mustard Seed! I also added a bit more color to some of the poppies with Copics.

The sun is suppose to make an appearance today! I can't wait to see the brilliant blue sky after 10 days of clouds and rain! Everything is going to be even greener than before! My irises are getting so big this year! I'm looking forward to their blooms! And my peonies are just huge! They are about 4 feet high already, with quite large buds! I'll be sure to take pictures! I will be planting the gardens (both flowers and vegetables) in about 2 weeks. Frost is still a possibility this time of year in Minnesota, so I like to wait a bit longer.

Enjoy your day! Make it a good one, with some fun and time for yourself! :)

17 comments:

Dawn said...

Barb -This card is just lovely. Those colours together are so pretty and I love how you have added the touch of colour with the Copics.

Simone said...

So beautiful and bright Barb!! Love all the colours and those big buttons are cute! Hope you get some sun soon! Its been freezing over here as we start getting into winter :)

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful rainbow effect!

Diana said...

YEAH for you. Awesome card and awesome blog!

Lin said...

Beautiful pastel rainbow, perfect for a graduation card! Love it!

Joy said...

What a beautiful card Barb, love the bright, cheery colours, stunning.

AnitaRex said...

I think she will love it Barb! Such great colors for her! Love the buttons! I really hope you see the sun today!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Barb, this is stunning! I love the bright colors. Great card! :)

Deirdre said...

Barb.... love your card, bet the grad will too. Jealous of your peonies.... I had some... but they take a few years after planting to bloom and in the makeover of my garden - they got the heave ho!!! Think I might sneak some back in!!! ADORE them and sunflowers too. Have a great day.

CinnamonSally said...

Such a bright cheerful card, love the colours and effect with the resist. Lovely.

Ayana Posadas said...

This is SO pretty Barb!!!
I love the colors! :)

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh Barb... You poor dear... Working nine days in a Row!,, yeowww that's a lot! Happy to hear your first day off was beautiful :) I love your first card so elegant and striking at the same time. The grad card is perfect reminds me of tie dye that the teens love. Have a great day! Hugs,Kathy

Monika Reeck said...

2 lovely cards dear...love your first and second card..so happy color and love the mix of the color on BG...great creation dear...hugs

Jill said...

Love both of these! Such a GREAT colors!

Jenny said...

Yuck I would HATE to work so long you poor thing. Great cards... love them!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Suzanne C said...

What gorgeous rainbow of colors! Lovely card.

Tiffany said...

Love the bright and fun, very cheerful colors on the poppy card! It's like a rainbow of icecream! Yum!