Saturday, January 21, 2012

Trying to Get Well!

Hi there,

I have a few things to share with you today. I have a card to show you, but first I want to let you know that you have one more day to enter my giveaway. Click here for that. I will be choosing a random winner on Monday morning, Jan. 23, so stop back then to see if you're the lucky one.

Next, I'd like to thank everyone so much for all the wonderful comments and messages I've received for my news on becoming a member of the Lily Pad Cards design team. It warms my heart to have all that amazing support! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

I also wanted to let you know that I have been sick the last few days. I've come down with another cold, and this time it's accompanied by a fever. Not feeling much like creating or visiting blogs. I don't even feel much like hanging out on Flickr, which I usually LOVE to do. Hopefully, I will be feeling better soon, and getting back into the swing of things.

So the card I have to share today is from the CAS online card class. I've lost track of days, but I think this one is for day 9. Our amazing teachers showed us how cool it is to use colored pencils on black cardstock.


I took out an old favorite stamp from Hero Arts called, Wallpaper Flowers, stamped it in white, and used Prisma colored pencils. I decided the colors didn't pop enough, so I added some white highlights. I also stamped it a few more times, colored the flowers and cut them out to place on the edge of the card.

Thanks for coming by today - I so appreciate it! Happy weekend to everyone!

45 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh Barb! Poor you! Please feel better soon! I love this colouring on the black cardstock, it's really so effective! And I adore that you added some flowers on the side! Tuck up in bed and rest!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Barb!!! I hope you feel better soon. Sending you my thoughts and hugs.

Stamp In Style Suze said...

Lovely Card Barb and I hope you're feeling better soon!
Hugs
Suze x

Lisa said...

I literally JUST finished watching the videop for this and then I pull up my dashboard and there is your card! You did a wonderful job with it! It's a very cool technique, eh? So colorful on theblack- love it :)
Sorry to hear you're sick again! Feel better real soon! XX

Aundria B. said...

So sorry to hear you're not feeling well - get plenty of rest & take care of yourself. Love this card & can hardly wait to try it out too! Thank you for sharing this.

Donna Bowman said...

Love how the colors stand out on the black. I've done a technique like that before and forgot all about it - I'll have to try it again soon. Thanks again for the inspiration Barb!! Hope you feel better soon!

Jackie said...

I love your card, the colors just pop right off the paper! I do hope you are feeling better soon, just rest and take care of yourself.

joy said...

Get well soon, Barb!

Your colored "wallpaper" on black is fabulous - those colors look so vibrant. The pops of white are the perfect accent. Love the little cutouts on the side, too!

susanne said...

This is gorgeous! I love these pretty colours on your card Barb! I'm so sorry that you are running a fever and not well. I hope this passes quickly so that you are well soon.
Sending a hug, Susanne

susanne said...

... also Barb :) ...
YAY!!!CONGRATULATIONS !!!! for being on the Design Team for the Lily Pad Cards blog!!! :) It's wonderful news and it's made my day :)

Karen B. said...

Oh dear, I hope that you get to feeling better soon! Your card is beautiful!

Dawn said...

Get well soon my friend. I know how you feel having had a cold over the New Year period ~ that first few days isn't great. However, I am suitably impressed with today's card. Just beautiful.

Michelle W said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you are under the weather. I hope you get to feeling better soon.. Take care of yourself...drink plenty of fluids and get lots of rest.

I love you card. The colors really pop against the black cardstock base.

Cindy C. said...

Gorgeous card Barb! Those colours really popped against the black bg. Thanks for sharing.

Helen F. said...

This is a beautiful card, Barb! Looks like a fun technique.
PS: Sending warm wishes for a healthier you {{HUGS}}

Tina said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling good. Maybe you went active too soon the first time... Take a good care of you now! Love your use of the techique...I am just watching this time...

Doris said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. Hope you're better SOON!

Doris said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. Hope you're better SOON!

Suzanne C said...

Feel better! Love your bright flowers against the black background!

Lynn said...

Barb, I hope you start to feel better quickly! Your card for the CAS class is gorgeous!

walchowDesign said...

Sending you speedy recovery hugs, Barb!

Lovely card. Like the striking colours on the black cardstock. Can't wait to try this technique!

Rachel W K said...

what a beautiful look this created, i wanna try it out myself! And i hope you feel better and somebody brings you some chicken soup :)

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Heather Maria said...

Yikes Barb, I'm obviously well behind with all the news - big congrats on becoming part of the Lily Pad Cards DT!! Your card is amazing! Love the way you've coloured the flowers and they look so striking against the black - will have to try that technique! Hope you're feeling better soon:)

MarcyK924 said...

Oh, you've had a rough Winter so far with your health! You NEED to get better to create your gorgeous inky goodies! I adore this technique - I learned it a couple of years ago from a SU rep. I have one on my photostream. I love the double stamping - it really makes the colors pop! BEAUTIFUL!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, dear! So sorry to hear that you are under weather - again! Not fair. You have had a wild year - maybe time to curl up and take care. Wish I could bring you some chicken soup. Love this card - you sincerely rock (when you are well). So, please get well. xox

Anne said...

Love this fun and bright card today Barb- hope you are feeling better real soon dear friend!

Sue McRae said...

I just love how vivid and happy the colours are on black paper!Hope your feeling better soon Barb!

Michele said...

Beautiful! Love the pop of colors against the black paper!

Annette said...

aww so sorry you are not feeling well.. Get lots of rest and feel better soon... :)

your card is amazing with all that wonderful color and lovely design...love it

Kit said...

I am also unwell so I know what you mean when you say you dont feel like doing much in blogland. Hope you feel better soon. I just wanted to say that the card you have made is lovely :o)

Tiffany said...

Wonderful, Barb! Really love the the vibrancy of the flowers! Get better soon! This time of the year is so bad for many folks! Wish we were immune to getting sick! Big hugs to you!!

Trinh said...

Love how you used the coloring technique on your pretty card! And I'm so sorry to hear you are not feeling well, Barb! Hope you are back on your feet soon.

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE that card Barb...I so want to try this!! Congrats on the DT....So Very happy for you!! Hope you feel better real soon.... Hugs!

Arlene said...

Gorgeous.

alexandra s.m. said...

I sure hope you feel much better soon Sweet Barb!
That card is GORGEOUS!!

TFS~

Ger said...

STUNNING card, those flowers are popping! Hope you're feeling much better. Ger x.

Deirdre said...

Barb, sorry to hear that you are unwell - wishinig you a speedy recovery.

Judy1223 said...

What a beautiful card, Barb! I love the flowers on black cardstock with colored pencils, that is amazing. I do hope you feel better soon!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gorgeous contrast of colorful flowers against the black! Feel better soon Barb!

sheila said...

First of all....I hope you feel better....it seems like the colds are leaving Wisconsin and must be heading west.....sorry! Secondly, CONGRATUALATIONS TO YOU!!!!! I love that you are a Lily Pad design team member! How great for you to be recognized for all the wonderful creations you make! And thirdly, your card just ROCKS!!!!! really, seriously ROCKS! I ams o going to have to pull that stamp out again....I just love it and and totally forgot about it. You did it justice!

Kim Y. said...

This is very pretty!

Simone said...

Barb this card is stunning! So sorry you arent feeling well but also a HUGE congratulations on the Lily Pad Cards design team! :)

donna mikasa said...

This. is. amazing!! I saw Jennifer's card at CAS--yours turned out gorgeous! Like it glows in the dark! (Does it?)

And my added congrats to being on the Lily Pad DT! They are soooo lucky to have you on board to share your creativity! Can't wait to see!

Lisa Carroll said...

this is STUNNING, Barb! great job with that technique! wasn't the CAS class amazing?! totally loved it!

hope you're on the mend soon... sick with a fever to boot is the WORST. :( not sure if my comment enters me into your drawing, but please exclude me if it does. ;) hugs!

CanadianScraps43 said...

So sorry to hear that you have been sick. I know I am late wishing you well but I hope that you are on the mend and back to feeling better. Your card is such a lovely array of colourful goodness.