Friday, July 16, 2010

Flower Trio

Happy Friday!

I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful, kind and fun-to-read comments yesterday! It warms my heart knowing that you all give me your support and encouragement. It was very difficult being at work yesterday, that's for sure! I work later this morning again, but I'm so glad it's Friday! That means I have the day off tomorrow! My hubby and I are going to a local pool to catch some rays and do a bit of swimming! It's suppose to be 90 degrees! We both love the sun and dream of someday living much further south, preferably near an ocean! I can dream, can't I?

So, I've had this butterfly in my stash for the longest time. It's from the Hero Arts Antique Engravings clear set. I never really liked it and couldn't figure out why I colored it green and added magenta Stickles to it. But I hate to throw anything away. So I decided to pull out my Hero Arts Flower Trio and try to use some Copics to match the Stickles color. I only used two of the three flowers and ended up hand drawing the stems.



The sentiment is from this set here.

Thanks for droppin' in! I'm off to work. Lots and lots of gorgeous bouquets coming into the shop today. Love when they're so fresh and pretty. I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a great start to your weekend!

16 comments:

Kryssi said...

beautiful bold colors, barb!!! i wanna live by the ocean too!!!

Tiffany said...

It's a beauty Barb! Isn't it great digging into our leftover stash and finding a workable solution to match up our colors? I love the butterfly paired with the flowers! Have a great weekend and enjoy the pool time!

Virginia L. said...

So glad that you saved the butterfly! This turned out to be gorgeous!! and oh...about the ocean down south (somewhere in FL, maybe?), can I come and be your neighbor? xo

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

This is so pretty Barb! I love your butterfly! Have fun at the pool tomorrow. I'm with you - I'm a sun worshiper! :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful colors on this one, Barb! Your butterfly is gorgeous. Congratulations on being a new HA hostess too. You are perfect for the job!

Clare said...

Beautiful! Love those purple colors - I can never get purple to work with me, and you've done it perfectly!!
Know what you mean about having a hard day (I'm experiencing one now), but congrats on becoming one of the latest HA hostess's - you truly deserve it!! :)

Dawn said...

wonderful card Barb, - the butterfly is perfect colours... glad you were able to match up the flowers.

Nat said...

Hi Barb, Congrats on your new gig! I am so excited to see you as a hostess! You always leave such beautiful and encouraging comments, you are the perfect choice in my books!! Hugs, have a great weekend :) :)

Jill said...

WOW! Love your coloring on the butterfly! Simply divine, Ms. Hostess! ;)

alexandra s.m. said...

Great card!
I'm so so proud of you ;-)

{{{ BIG HUG }}}

Michelle said...

Hi, Been missing for a while.. So I dropped in to congratulate you on becoming one of the Hero arts hostesses:-)

Hugs!! I know you will be great at it:-)

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! Love the green/purple combo!

Heather Maria said...

I don't know how you didn't like the butterfly Barb - you coloured it so beautifully and there's such a pretty sparkle on it too. I love your striking colour combination and design Barb!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely butterfly and beautiful card.

Simone said...

Love the colours on this Barb! They go so well together! Stunning card :)

ivy said...

stunning color!

i worked at a supermarket chain in the pharmacy and next to our department was floral. i loved chatting w/ the floral mgr there and smelling & seeing the lovely flowers. i can only imagine me & you chatting it up!