Thursday, August 25, 2011

Flourishes Birthday Challenge

I'm helping Flourishes celebrate their 4th birthday! There is a challenge on their blog to create a card using your favorite Flourishes stamp. There is no way I can pick one favorite because I have many! They have some gorgeous floral stamps that I happen to own, so I chose one of their roses to play with. It's from the set called I Love Roses, Set #40. Here's what I came up with.



I colored the rose with a mix of Tattered Rose distress ink and water. I then added some darker shading with a Copic Marker. To make the butterflies, I first white embossed the Hero Arts, Flourish Trio onto white cardstock, then used mint colored, Liquid Pearls and water to paint over the image. After wiping off the excess paint and letting it dry, I use a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I love the shimmer that Liquid Pearls give! The sentiment is from the same Flourishes set. . .don't ya love the elegant font?!

The weather this week has been close to perfect and I've got 3 more days of vacation left. :) Hubby and I are going on my sister's boat tomorrow night with all my siblings and their spouses. Can't wait to see everyone! Then we have a good friend coming to stay for a week, starting on Saturday. Should be a fun weekend before heading back to work.

Hope you all have some fun plans too! Thanks for stopping by! :)





22 comments:

judkajudi said...

I am so happy that I can now leave comments! I love this rose and butterfly card, Barb! And I am so happy you are having good weather in Minnesota! Have fun with the family. Hugs.

Lin said...

Beautiful, Barb - good luck to you! And enjoy your family time!

Sue said...

Gorgeous Barb, your trail of butterfly's connect so well with your Rose and your sentiment is just the perfect finishing touch.
Smiles:)

joy said...

Such a pretty card, Barb! Glad you are have good weather for your vacation and that you will be spending time with your family! Enjoy your time off!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Barb!! Might want to enter in this weeks Play Date Cafe too - your colors are right on for it. Have a great time on the boat and with your friend!!

Barb said...

I was going to do that, Donna but Flourishes asks that you do not combine challenges. I'm hoping to use these pretty colors again, on another card, for the PDCC.

Michelle said...

Beautiful CAS design! Love the distressed the edges of the card and the shimmer on the butterflies! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Karen said...

Love that Rose Barb!!! Enjoy the rest of your vacation and the time with family & friends!

Dawn said...

Just beautiful Barb. That is a lovely rose

Maureen Morton said...

Barb, you are branching out in so many beautiful ways! This rose is a beauty, but you are the floral master! And the glimmer of those adorable butterflies.....too beautiful! I am so glad that you have some fun family plans - enjoy!

Rosemary said...

lovely card, barb!!

margaretart said...

Barb, what a beautiful card! Each step added something special. Love that rose, and glad to know about it---don't know Flourishes, so I will look them up.
Hope you have a joyous time on your get together!

Jill said...

Such a GORGEOUS cards! Love that trail of butterflies!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gorgeous coloring on your rose Barb. Enjoy your boating adventure!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful rose and the butterflies are gorgeous Barb! Enjoy your day with your family. Sounds like fun!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello dear!
I have missed your posts!!
Love your card and new banner!
Just beautiful

Thanks Barb!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful elegant rose! Love your row of butterflies. Lovely!

sheila said...

Hi Barb! This is such a great design! I love the rose image and how you have balanced it with the curve of butterflies. So pretty.

sandie said...

I just love the sparkle of the butterflies and the way you have placed them on the card. The simplicity of the single rose is stunning
Sandie

Brenda said...

That rose is so beautiful Barb! I love the details in the petals!

donna mikasa said...

So pretty! I love how the butterflies fly off the card a bit! Pretty colors, too!

walchowDesign said...

Such an elegant card, Barb! Love those butterflies alongside with the beautifully coloured rose!