Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Playing With Flowers

Hi there!

I rarely write a post on Tuesday but my schedule at work has changed and I now have every Tuesday off. I took advantage of the quiet house this morning - got lots done, plus a card made - yay!

I decided to play with some flowers for my card. I had some scraps of aqua/teal colored paper on my craft desk and I love that color, so my card started there. I took out a few different die-cuts and a stamp/die-cut set from Sizzix/Hero Arts and went to work.



The white embossed flowers are from the Sizzix/Hero Arts set. The other, handmade flower was cut three times, sprayed with water, scrunched up, then left to dry. After adding the pretty brad in the center, I again scrunched it all up and carefully opened each layer. I haven't made one of these flowers in so long, and it was such fun - made me happy! :)

The leaves are from another Sizzix die-cut called Branch w/Leaves. The label is from Tim Holtz's, Styled Labels, and the sentiment is from the beautiful, Hero Arts set, Good Friends.

Before it was all finished, I thought the background could use something, so I decided to run it through the Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots embossing folder.

It's a 90 degree day here today - not only very hot, but humid too. It's been raining so much, off and on, the last few days, that the grass is beyond needing to be mowed, so I'm off to attempt that - without melting, I hope! (I do love the heat and really like mowing my yard too!)

Enjoy your day and happy creating! :)

31 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Such a pretty card Barb! Love the flowers and the die cut leaves. The sentiment in the label is really beautiful too! The butterflies and pearls add the perfect finishing touches!

Isha said...

Pretty flowers, pretty colors and Pretty card Barb!!! Love it:)

Maureen Morton said...

Great way to spend the day off, Barb! Creating a lovely garden card and spending time in your outside garden. Love all that is going on with this great card - lots of great color and textures and you are so good at placing your embellishments!! Wish I had that talent.

Cathy A said...

Gorgeous, I am loving your flower cards!

MarcyK924 said...

This is one beauty, Barb! Lucky us that you had the day off - such a treat for the eyes! LOVE all the die cuts! Hugs, Marcy

Please stay hydrated!

Virginia L. said...

Wow wow wow! You sure make great use of your Tuesday, Barb! This one is so beautiful! I love how you used the different elements (embossing, dry embossed,rolled flower...etc)and they look so awesome together! You have been doing very inspiring work lately! Keep it up, girlfriend! PS: Your new profile pic of your new hairdo is DARLING!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Sounds like a good day! Love your card. I am glad i am not the only one to use whatever scraps are on my desk to make a card. Send the rain to Indy. My grass needs it. :-)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Sounds like you have a fab day, Barb. And your card is gorgeous.

Pam W Merwin said...

I love the aqua - the flowers are gorgeous!

Jackie said...

That is beautiful! I love the teal colors for the flowers against all of the white.

Trinh said...

Beautiful design, Barb! I love the cluster of pretty blue flowers. Hope you were able to get the lawn mowed without melting. Please send the rain our way!

Greta said...

Really lovely card, Barb. The label adds so much & I never think to use them that way.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love your trio of flowers, especially the scrunchy one, Barb! I'll bet you're enjoying Tuesdays off - hope you didn't melt mowing the lawn!!

Lynn said...

I hope you didn't melt! I wasn't even moving and thought I was melting at baseball tonight!

Hope you had a fabulous day off...the bunch of flowers are beautiful.

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! This is really beautiful! Love your creativity with this design. WOW, the flowers are gorgeous!
Enjoy your warm days! :-)

Kara Lynne said...

You used so many fun techniques in your card today! Those flowers work well together. I love that scrunched layered flower with it's pretty brad. Sweet dainty butterflies too.

Anita Rex said...

Hi Barb! This card is soooo pretty! And yay for Tuesdays off! :> I love those flowers! And which die is that in the background? Lucky you with heat! It's been cool here and super rainy! Boo! :> Send some heat here please!

Annette said...

such a beautiful card...i love the embossed background and those flowers look amazing...I love this..

Tina said...

So sweet, Barb. You are a master of flower cards.

Dawn said...

beautiful card Barb. very pretty and romantic looking. Love the dotty white background and the label is so elegant looking.

DoodleSuze said...

Beautiful!
Love eveything about it!

walchowDesign said...

Pretty card and love the blues. Love your last decision of embossing the swiss dot on the bg!
Hope today's weather is better for you!

Rachel W K said...

very very pretty. the patterns on the flowers is great. enjoy the heat wave today!

Karen B. said...

Just lovely, Barb, what a beautiful color palette.

Robin K. said...

You were a busy gal on your day off!! Your card is sooooo pretty -aqua/teal is one of my fave colors and I love it paired with crisp white! We're having the horrible heat here too - hard to spend too much time outdoors. But temps may drop to the 60's by next week - boo! Would love a happy medium :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Lovely card Barb!
very elegant!!

Thank You~

Bethany said...

very pretty card Barb! I love the colors and the flowers! It was really hot here yesterday, but we were at my best friends house and we had a water battle with some jugs that we filled with water and a hose...that kept us pretty cool for awhile! Have a nice day!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous color combo and such wonderful textures Barb! I adore you scrunched up flower! I hope the mowing went ok and that you did not faint in that heat!

Monika Reeck said...

sweet Bookmark Barb....lovely girl colour...

would you mind to pop to my Blog :) I also join with a book mark in the same challenge...miss you :)

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely floral arrangement on your card. Love the die cut sentiment!

sheila said...

This is just a lovely card Barb. It really is so sweet and fresh and delicate looking!