Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Once More with Color Layering

Morning all!

Well, I started back at work, with a short shift last night. All day yesterday, I kept saying to myself that I wish I didn't have to go back! To my surprise, I had a nice evening of catching up on all the things that pile up when one goes on vacation. Today will be my first full day back in the flower department and even though I think I could easily be retired without getting bored, I am looking forward to seeing my wonderful customers, friends at work and of course all the gorgeous flowers!

I have a card to share today. I posted it in the Flickr pool yesterday, but not on my blog, because I wanted to share the fabulous card I received from Kathy Racoosin instead. If you didn't get a chance to see it, scroll down to the post just below this one.....you WILL NOT be disappointed!

One more thing before I show you my card. Make sure you pop on over to Dawn's blog for a wonderful giveaway to celebrate her 250th post! So nice of her! :)

Okay, here is my card for today.



The card base is a pre-made one from an old "Card Kit in a Stack" from DCWV that I found at Micheal's for $3.00. You didn't really think I actually added some sewing on a card, did you?!.......I didn't think so! I wanted to do another card with the color layering technique. The text in the background is an Inkadinkado stamp, and I also used the Silhouette Spray and Wild Bouquet, along with the sentiment, all from Hero Arts. Both butterfly punches are from Martha Stewart.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm off to play with the flowers! It's especially nice to do that, when the weather is rainy and gloomy like today. I hope everyone has a fabulous Tuesday.....smile lots! :)

15 comments:

Nat said...

wonderful layers Barb! I love how you added the gems to these sweet butterflies and your super stitches too! Love your card!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous card, Barb. I love the bright, cheerful colors you used. Have fun playing with the flowers. To be surrounded by so much beauty must be awesome! Hugs, Vera.

Deirdre said...

Beautiful Barb. Love it.

AnitaRex said...

Such a pretty card! Sometimes it's no fun to work! But working with flowers sounds really fun! I would like to the talking to customers part! :>

Kathy (krolski) said...

I really like your card Barb. I love the colors, flowers and the butterflies! Such a pretty combination!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love that you take your work into your cards. :) The flowers and work must bein inspiring your beautiful cards.

Anne said...

What a great card Barb- love the layers and colors. So sorry you had to go back to work, that is always the worst part about vacation!

Sarah said...

Love the bright reds, greens and blues together! Great layering too!

Lin said...

Hi Barb, I'm back in blogland :) Thanks so much for checking up on me.
I always enjoy your cards; you can see how much your career inspires them!

Simone said...

Barb this is such a pretty card! Love your colour layering - its stunning! It's always hard to go back to work after some time off, I wish i could spend my days crafting instead of working too! :)

lynda said...

Love this card, Barb....really enjoy the bright, happy colors! Great job on the color layering. Isn't it such a fun technique! Gotta love Hero Arts Blog! Glad you enjoyed your vaca, and easing back into work. I'm sure you're a huge asset to the people you work for! Thanks for your continued encouragement....and THANK YOU for your plug over there on the right with my blog listed! You're a sweetheart!

Tiffany said...

Striking colors, wow, so love the two differing stamps you've used!

Jill said...

Love the bright colors and layers of stamping! you've combined so many different stamps into a cohesive whole!

Nan Harrison said...

Thanks for sharing the color layering technique and Kathy's card too. Wow!! I wasn't familiar with her work. Thank you for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

Such a pretty card - you are so good with your flower stamps!