Tuesday, June 1, 2010

On Vacation and Loving Every Minute!

Hello and happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a nice, long, holiday weekend! Mine was delightful! Lots of family time, outdoors, in the fantastic weather we've been having! The best part was not having to stop the day, rush to get ready and go to work! Love the slower paced lifestyle! Hmmmm.....maybe I'm ready for retirement? Good thing I have 6 more days left of vacation time!

So onto today's card. While visiting the Hero Arts blog this morning, I fell in love with Shari's card! I loved everything about it! The colors, stamps used, flowers and butterfly! So I decided I just HAD to make one too! It's very similar to Shari's and it was so fun to make!



I used a large Nestie die for the shape of the card. I stamped two different Hero Arts flowers and a leaf stem. Lots and lots of inks were used too! That was the fun part! Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Soft Lilac, Soft Pool and Soft Leaf. Hero Hues Lavender, Memories Dye Ink in Green, and three distress inks in Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint.....Whew! The sparkly flower is one I've had forever and I added a HA pearl and some gems to the center. I used a pretty, lavender, silk ribbon, along with some white string, to place behind the flower. Punched a couple little butterflies and done! A few of the same inks were used to distress the edges of the card base.

Thanks for visiting and I so appreciate the comments! They make my day! :)
I hope the start of your week is going well! Enjoy!

17 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, Barb! You did a fabulous job with the color layers technique!

Lin said...

This looks so fun! Beautiful colors! I want to try this, too.....Enjoy your time off, Barb!

Nat said...

wow, beautiful, love this technique. Super pretty flowers! :)

CinnamonSally said...

This is so pretty Barb, this was my favourite of Sharis' cards today to. You have made a beautiful job of it.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, love your card--you did a beautiful job and your results are wonderful. Love this technique and must try it.

Debbie said...

So Pretty, I had to try this right away too!

Agata said...

Great card! And all those blue and purple shades!

Tanya said...

Beautiful card! Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Dawn said...

Barb - this is just so beautiful. I can't wait to get home and try it out myself. Love the colours round the edge. - Awesome

Tiffany said...

This is gorgeous!! I know, I loved Shari's card too! She does it all so eloquently and I love the way you meshed the beautiful blue and greens together! I can almost hear how calm and at peace you are on your vacation! So happy for you, enjoy!

Nancy said...

Hello, Barb. You did a wonderful job with this technique. Your card is so beautiful! Thank you for all your kind words. Hugs, Nancy

alexandra s.m. said...

Love this cool toned card Barb!

Simone said...

Such a stunning card Barb! I sooo love those gorgeous colours you used! Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation :)

Suzanne C said...

Enjoy your vacation! Love the layering of colors on your card. Beautiful.

lynda said...

Hi Barb. Great card...I love your flowers and color choices. I particularly like the sponging you did on the layer under the top panel....nice! Sounds like you're really getting into your vaca! Enjoy the rest of it!

Jacqueline said...

Barb, thanks for the wonderful encouragement you were to me on my blog this afternoon - such an uplifting little visit - it means so much!
Glad to see that your inspiration is blooming with this beautiful flower card!!

Monika Reeck said...

I want to try this technique too Barb...your flower is beautiful...great color combo Barb....awesome card...hugs