Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summer's Not Over Yet. . .

Hi everyone!

I'm having a difficult time saying goodbye to Summer. I will eventually have to get into Fall mode, but not just yet. The weather here has been so hot and humid again too. I'm also still struggling with my mojo, so I decided to get out the Alcohol Inks and play. I made the background for this card, using Sailboat Blue, Cloudy Blue and the Pearl Mixative. Then I stamped the Pattern Butterflies with StazOn black ink and added some white pearls. The sentiment is from this set.



Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice Tuesday!

17 comments:

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, this is a beautiful card and love those butterflies against the blue background. I agree with you, I am not ready for summer to be over with. I love flowers and butterflies and I have a hard time watching them fade away.

Lin said...

Lovely, Barb! That blue sky is beautiful - just like an autumn one :) And that sweet little pearl on the twine is so appealing!

Caryl W said...

Oh Barb...I really like the way you did the sky and very pretty blues!! Hero Arts sure has a lot of butterflies...every one I see I just want to get and this set is another I will add to my want list!!

Virginia L. said...

So gorgeous! I love the background for these butterflies! So eye-catching! You are absolutely right...summer IS NOT over (I just hate to think about the cold winter in Jan/Feb.)!! Enjoy while it lasts:)

AnitaRex said...

Such a pretty card! I am having a hard time letting go of summer also. But the weather is so bad here right now! Love the photo of your mom's hands! And it makes me want to pass my ring along to Ariel one day so she can remember me..

Kryssi said...

For the first time ever, I'm happy to bid Summer farewell... cause our AC in the bedroom is broken!! Gorgeous card, Barb! :)

lynda said...

Lovely, lovely card again, Barb! Love the blue background with the black butterflies...so striking! The twine with the little bitty pearl is a very nice finishing touch!
As far as summer I'm not a big fan. Love Autumn and the cooler weather and colors, smells, foods, clothes...everything about fall!

78thistles said...

Pretty card Barb! That blue makes such a lovely sky.

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful card, Barb. I love what you have done with the alcohol inks. I have some, but never quite made them work for me. It is definitely still summer where I live. Too hot!

donna mikasa said...

Such a gorgeous background, Barb! I've yet to play with alcohol inks and you make it look so fabulous! Love your CAS design...

Simone said...

This is so stunning Barb!! Love the blue background - so unique and gorgeous!

Nat said...

beautiful card Barb!! this background is amazing and so are these beautiful butterflies!!

Rosemary said...

a lovely card, barb! the blue background is so pretty.

Michelle said...

Such a great card, the alcohol inked background is so super duper pretty:-)loving the little pearl accents too!

Tiffany said...

Absolutely gorgeous background Barb, love it! And I totally smiled BIG when I saw your post title...in agreement with you! I can not imagine Fall quite just yet, it usually doesn't even get cold here in Southern Cal. until about the end of Oct...seriously!

Jacqueline said...

This is such a pretty card Barb! I love alcohol inks too!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful background! Love what you did with the alcohol inks and the butterflies are beautiful.