Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Quick Post with a Card

I seem to completely run out of time in the mornings lately....hate when that happens. I made another fairly simple card last night, went to take a picture and the battery in the camera ran out of juice...hate when that happens too. Anyway, I embossed the Hero Arts Hydrangea stamp in white, on white card stock. Then used Wild Honey distress ink, with the resist technique, for the top of the flower. The same technique was used for the stem and leaves but to get the green color, I used a mix of Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass. Love the pretty green these two colors make. I also put some of both inks down on my craft sheet, picked up the colors with a small paint brush and added some more ink to give a bit of shading. I cut out the image and attached it with pop dots, onto the fun, brown polka dot paper. (looks black in the photo.)



I work today and tomorrow but have taken the weekend off to spend more time with my mom. I hope you all enjoy your day!

16 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card! The black p.p makes your beautiful Hydrangea pop!
Thanks Barb ~

Virginia L. said...

I love the backdrop for this hydrandrea image! Well done, Barb! Thinking of you and hope your weekend with mom is a special one.

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card Barb! I love your colouring and shading on the flower itself and that is such a beautiful green you came up with using those two inks (must remember that combination when I get those inks!). Enjoy your weekend with your mom.

Nancy said...

Fabulous card....love how you added the color, brilliant! Perfectly constructed too!
bless you,
nancy

lynda said...

Just popped home for lunch (I work 2 miles from home) and saw this card....love it. Great coloring, and thanks for the tips on how you did it. Always fun visiting your blog. Smiles!

Nat said...

beautiful card, this hydrangea is my favorite! Great job on this lovely card!!

Dawn said...

Just wonderful I am going to try this technique with the hydrangea. Perfect!!!

78thistles said...

Hi Barb. Just back from vacation and ready to check the blogs. Your card is so pretty. I love how the hydrangea just pops from the black background. I also like the different color you used for the hydrangea.

donna mikasa said...

Ooh, I love this, Barb! The hydrangea looks fab against the dark dotty background. Enjoy your "mom" time....

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is really pretty Barb. I love the hydrangea against the polka dot background! I hope you have a special weekend with your Mom.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb,Beautiful card and love how this turned out. The polka dot paper really makes the hydrangea pop. Great job.

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful and bold background for the Hydrangea! Love the colors you've chosen! Hope you have a lovely visit with your mom! Big hugs to you!

Simone said...

Absolutely stunning card Barb!! Love the polka dot patterned paper! Hope you have a great few days with your mum :)

Monika Reeck said...

The Hydrangea so lovely Barb and the DP so yummy...elegant card Barb...

Suzanne C said...

Lovely vibrant colors.

Ayana Posadas said...

Love this card, Barb!
Just GORGEOUS!!!