Monday, August 23, 2010

August CCC

Here we are again, with another Monday. And my vacation is officially over as of 6:00 tonight, when I'll be back at work. It's always the worst day. Tons of things to catch up on! It'll be a week of digging through boxes to look for my fall decorations and switching over the flower department from Summer pinks and blues to Autumn yellows, oranges and browns. *sigh* Not my favorite thing, but it has to be done. I just hate saying goodbye to all my favorite colors!

So today I want to share two cards. One I received from Trinh and one I sent to Linda. Both for the August Card Chain Challenge that Deborah hosts every month. It's such a fun challenge, and if you haven't yet participated, you REALLY SHOULD! Believe me, you'll love it! Here is the card that Trinh sent to me. It is so beautiful!



Isn't it just the coolest?! I love the way she used the trees to show all four seasons and the sentiment is so perfect! She also sent me some beautiful digi images of several flowers and some dragonflies. So sweet! You should pop over and check out Trinh's photostream here. She has such a fun style and does some beautiful work! Thank you Trinh, I love the card and the images!

Now on to the card I made for Linda. I really struggled trying to come up with something, using Deborah's sketch. I ended up using only a portion of it, flipping it sideways and also using the theme of friendship.



I clear embossed the poppy image three times and colored them in using Nancy's technique, which she showed on the Hero Arts blog last week, coloring with water color pencils and blending with Copics. It was a fun way to color in the flowers. It took awhile to get it the way I wanted it to look, but I like the results.

Hope everyone has an easy Monday! Thanks for visiting! :)

18 comments:

Diana said...

Love both cards Barb! I have that first set from a while back. Love those trees. Thank you for being a frequent visitor on my blog!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love those poppies! Beautiful card :-)

Debbie said...

What a beautiful poppy card, great coloring!!

Deirdre said...

Both beautiful cards, missed the CCC this month... hopefully manage to do next month. Love them both.

CinnamonSally said...

Love both these cards Barb great colouring on the poppies. I missed the CCC this month as we were away. Will definately be back in September.

lynda said...

Oh Barb...I love the poppies! Love the way you colored them. I missed the CCC also, and hope to get back next month. Trinh's card is lovely, also. I'm sure we'll be seeing lots of fall goodies from you, once you get yourself back to the real world! I love, love, love fall, and it's colors!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Trinh's card is beautiful and your poppies are fantastic! Both are gorgeous cards! Sorry you have to go back to work today. That's always tough after a vacation!

Nancy said...

I'm loving your Poppies and how you turned the sketch on its side...so clever. You colored them so perfectly too! Thanks for sharing Trinh's card love her style!
bless you sweet friend!

Tiffany said...

Absolutely stunning! Love both cards, love all the new tree silhouettes from HA that have come out, so pretty!

AnitaRex said...

So sad your vacation is over! :< No fun! Love those two cards! Great to receive one, and great to send a beautiful one!

alexandra s.m. said...

Good luck getting back to work.
I love your cards barb!

Rosemary said...

both cards are soo pretty, barb! sorry you have to go back to work!

Tanya said...

Beautiful poppies! Love the coloring technique it makes them really pop!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, love your poppie card--it is gorgeous. I'll have to check out the techneque that you used. Great job.

Simone said...

Barb your poppy card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you coloured them - they really pop!

Nat said...

love these poppies!! awesome card Barb:)Such a great design!!

Jacqueline said...

You received a beautiful card,but you sent a gorgeous one as well!
Hugs

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic cards sent and received. Love those poppies one of my fav's. The text background on the trees is wonderful!