Monday, August 16, 2010

Silver Anniversary

So, I loved the technique Nancy showed us on the Hero Arts blog today and wanted to give it a try. I was asked by a friend to make a card for a married couple, celebrating their silver anniversary. I thought it would be fun to use Nancy's technique with black and gray. I started out coloring the hydrangea and butterfly, from French Writing with Butterfly, with gray and black water color pencils. I then used a lighter gray Copic marker and the colorless blender to blend the colors. I think I could still use some practice, especially with blending, but I do like the way it turned out. It's a fun technique and I plan on giving it another try using some different colors.



I stamped the French Writing with Butterfly twice and cut out just the butterfly to layer it on the stamped image. The hydrangea is also cut out and placed on the card using dimensional adhesives. The sentiment is stamped inside the card.

Hope you are all having a good start to the week!

Thanks for stopping by today!

22 comments:

Trinh said...

Ooh this is so elegant, Barb! Love how this turned out and I will have to give Nancy's technique a try also.

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous, elegant anniversary card Barb! Love your design and you did wonders with that technique - the hydrangea and butterfly look fab!

Nancy said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous...I really mean it, I'm not just saying it! This is gorgeous! I love how you think....using the black and gray, it has such a classy and elegant look, so perfect for a silver anniversary!
blessings to you!

donna mikasa said...

Wow, you're fast, Barb! This is so pretty--I love the b&w look. A perfect Silver anniversary card!

Hannah said...

love the combination of stamps here - classy and elegant - perfect for the anniversary card!

Virginia L. said...

This is simply gorgeous! Love the silver shine and subtle coloring, Barb! So inspiring!

Rosemary said...

a lovely anniversary card, barb! the couple receiving this card are just going to be blown away. thanks for stopping by my blog, i hope you come by again soon. :)

Sarah said...

Stunning! Perfect for a Silver Anniversary!

Michelle said...

Barb, this card is just blow your mind good. I had to literally pick my jaw up off the keyboard. Even as a thumbnail over at flickr it was breathtaking. What a perfect and gorgeous card for a silver anniversary. Your ROCKED it girl! :)

Simone said...

Barb this is so stunning! Love everything about this! Your colour blending is perfect! Such an elegant card :)

Jacqueline said...

Hi sweet lady.. beautiful design!
Have a great day today!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow love ths Barb, you've certainly cracked this technique, I really must try it as this is so beautiful.
Hugs Sallyx

alexandra s.m. said...

I absolutely LOVE IT Barb ~

Tiffany said...

Absolutely stunning, it looks so regal! Love the classy beauty it instills, what a wonderful anniversary card!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Barb this is really really ELEGANT card...love the butterfly and the flower....sooo funtastic...I will try the Nancy's technique also after this :)

Deirdre said...

Barb, this is just so beautiful - love it. So elegant and classy... beautiful.

Jenny said...

Sooo pretty Barb, love it!! :) :) :) :)

Deirdre said...

Barb... you won the digi on my blog... be sure to email me and I will arrange to get the digi sent to you.

Thanks for taking part in the first ever Mami Doodles blog hop. Congrats. Deirdre

Lin said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Well done!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the elegance of the silver, black and white.

Anne said...

Hi, Barb! This is STUNNING! So stunning I am almost speechless! :-)

lynda said...

Hi Barb....this is a gorgeous card. You have certainly mastered the blending technique! Love the black and gray, and silver! It looks so very elegant.