Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pretty Paper Plus Hero Arts

Hi there!

Geez, I feel like I haven't done this in so long. Nice to be posting here again! I have a card to show you today. It took awhile to put it together but I like the way it turned out. It's not my usual style either. Maybe that's why it took so long! :) I'll be sending this to a friend who is going through a tough time right now.



I started with some of the beautiful paper from a Webster's Pages pack. I stamped the Fabulous Flourish on a couple of edges with Hero Hues Latte chalk ink, then added a scalloped edge with some patterned paper from Basic Grey. I found the Hero Arts Stencil Flower in my scrap basket all embossed and colored. I just stamped La Lettre here and there on the flower with the same chalk ink.The pretty crocheted flower added to the center was a gift from a Flickr friend. I just wish I could remember who sent it to me! I added a dragonfly from the Antique Engravings set and the sentiment is from the new With Sympathy set. A few brown pearls finish off the card.

It's been very cold here with even colder temps on the way, but I've decided that I would much rather have colder temps than any more snow! We're having lots of trouble trying to throw the snow up over the 7 foot mounds on the sides of the driveway! And to think we're only a third of the way through winter! Yikes! Hope you're warm, wherever you are! Thanks for stopping by! :)

23 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Lovely flower and the paper is gorgeous!

Nancy said...

This turned out so nice Barb! Such gorgeous details!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, this card is gorgeous--love the color of the flower and the paper is gorgeous, too. Your friend will love this card. You take care and stay warm. Hugs to you. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog and on Flickr.

Lin said...

Gorgeous, Barb! LOVE that Websters Pages paper! You added just the right touches!

AnitaRex said...

Lately it's been snowing here, and more on friday! :> Such a pretty card! I love the crocheted flower in the middle! Goes so well with the webster's page!

Dawn said...

The background is beautiful. Websters Pages paper is really lovely. I love the colour you stamped the sentiment in Barb,... it really ties the card together.

Judy1223 said...

Barb, this is lovely! I love the colors, and the latte chalk ink on the sentiment is perfect! Sorry to hear it is so cold there...we had more snow this morning and they are predicting more on Thursday! Stay warm!

Simone said...

This is so pretty Barb! Love the colours and that soft chalk ink :) Wow that is a lot of snow! Stay warm :)

Brenda said...

Hi Barb! YOu have done an awesome job experimenting with this style! I love all the elements you put together. That Websters pages paper is so beautiful, I am too afraid to buy it because I probably will never cut into it! Love your flower! Fantastic card. Keep warm, and hopefully this cold weather is over before you know it!

Sue said...

Well Barb, when I saw the card I thought this is one 'out of the box for Barb' it is truly a lovely piece of work, you have put it together wonderfully.
Smiles:)

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh Barb, your card is so feminine and has plenty of yummy details!
Thank you ~

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful! I love how pink and coral go so well together - so pretty!

Virginia L. said...

LOVELY touches and details in this card, Barb! So glad that you try something different...it's fun, isn't it? Excellent job you did!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Love this very romantic, shabby feel! It really is so elegant, love that large stencil flower!

Clare said...

So fabulous! That flower is just gorgeous! It may not be your usual style, but it's still amazing!

Know what you mean about the color weather and snow! Brr - it's freezing here too!

CanadianScraps43 said...

This is so elegant and has such a Vintage feel to it. Love what you have done with the flower. Love that sentiment too. Great job sweetie.

Rosemary said...

a lovely card, barb!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Pretty!

Lynn said...

Oh...this is really pretty...love the background paper! Stay warm...we're about to get some more snow tonight!

Deirdre said...

Barb, just beautiful. Take Care, sending you hugs, Deirdre

sideoats + scribbles said...

Barb, this is simply beautiful! Your friend will love it!

We're supposed to go down to 27 tonight -- that's really cold for us! Yesterday it was 70!

Keep warm and lotsa hugs! :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Barb this card is stunning! So pretty! Sorry about the cold. We had to escape Indiana and go to FL just to warm up a bit. Stay warm. Big hugs!

Sanne said...

Gorgeous card Barb!