Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Hi Everyone!

Has it really been almost three weeks since my last blog post!? Time sure flies when you're busy!

I've got a card to share with you tonight. I wanted to use some pretty colors, so I reached for three of my favorite Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Shaded Lilac.


I first white embossed the Hero Arts Tiny Ink Spots, then shaded the panel with the Distress Inks. I spritzed it with some Perfect Pearl water to blend the colors even more. I added Glossy Accents to the hearts and the die-cut letters are also from Hero Arts.

I'm glad the weekend is almost here, but I sure wish our weather would get better. It feels like every time our snow melts, we get another storm. As I'm typing this, we're in the middle of another one. Here's a couple of photos I took this evening.





 It would be so pretty if it was Christmas time, but doesn't Mother Nature know it's April 18th?! Our average high temperature on this date is 60 degrees, and by this time last year, I had mowed the grass four times. *SIGH*

Hope you enjoy your weekend and that it's sunny and warm where you are! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)




24 comments:

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card Barb. I love the gradient colors. I am sure you are done with snow. Crazy that it is still coming. Thankfully the warm weather had arrived here. We're hitting the little guys baseball games!

Laura B. said...

So happy to see a post by you! Love your gorgeous emboss resist. Looks so pretty!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love those colors too! Can't believe you are still getting snow! Hope spring comes soon!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I LOVE the pretty colors of your card...gorgeous gradient, amazing design! I hope the snow stops soon...for heaven's sakes! I know how busy spring can be (it is definitely MY crazy time), so I'm glad you were able to find some time to make a card. It was worth the wait...it is awesome!

sheila said...

This is just gorgeous Barb. I love these colors together and you have used them beautifully. How do you like working with the letters? I have been thinking of getting some but was wondering about using them in a "negative cut" for a card. And I hear ya with the snow......so done with it!

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler said...

hello from california..WOW what a weather! keep warm and safe :)
bibiana

Linda said...

The snow looks very pretty but NOT at this time of year! Just like you, I long for the sun so very much! Love your card, those colors remind me of the sea!

Dawn Turley said...

adorable card Barb. I can't believe you are getting such horrid weather. I know that we have been having a long summer and our autumn is late coming... but snow in mid April is not good.

Nancy said...

Hello Barb, glad to see you posting again. I just love the beautiful blues of your background. I do not envy you with the snow scene. Spring will be your way soon:)

Karen B. said...

Looks like my view from the window! Your card is so soft and calming.

joy said...

Hi, Barb! Good to see a post from you and a beautiful card it is, too! Love the colors and that background stamp is so versatile.

Sure hope spring arrives in full force for you soon!! It is a bit up and down here - 80's yesterday, 40's tomorrow!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! Love the simplicity of the design and your colour combination is absolutely beautiful!

Sorry to hear about the weather and hope it will improve soon!

judkajudi said...

I love how you are able to "do" all styles, Barb! This is gorgeous and so trendy~ I don't seem to be able to adapt as well!!

I'm flying to Wisconsin in two weeks ... you folks better get some better weather!! It's been 80 degrees here .. I can't do cold anymore!! Hugs.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Barb, so sorry to hear that you weather isn't behaving. We have one day sunny and warm, the next cold, windy and rain... but snow????
You shared a beautiful card though!!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, your card is beautiful, and serene. I can see why those are your favorite colors. I would send you some CA sunshine if I could.

Rachel W K said...

beautiful card! love those colors. i hope spring arrives for you soon!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card Barb. Spring has been slow arriving here too but at last it feels a bit warmer. Hope it gets better for you soon!

Lisa said...

Love, love that ombre effect! So beautiful :)
Your wintery photos are so depressing!! OMG- I thought it was bad here, but you are still getting SNOW! I feel for you since it's mid April for Pete's sake! Weather is just crazy all over the states this spring is what I have concluded. Stay warm and I hope it all melts fast!! XX

Brenda said...

I love how those colours are so perfect with one another Barb! I must give them a try! Gosh, I really feel for you with all this snow! The weather has really lost its marbles! Sending you warm hugs! xxx

Isha Gupta said...

AMAAAZING colors and card Barb!!! Your creations always give me a huge smile.

Joy said...

WOW!! Barb your card is stunning, love the colour combo and thanks for sharing your gorgeous snow flake photos..I know that you are looking for sunnier skies though, hugs

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the shading on your inky spot background, Barb - looks just like the falling snow - LOL! I'm soooo glad I'm missing that weather; it's been in the 80s and should get up to 90 today. Not that I'm rubbing it in or anything...

Greta said...

I was thinking about you when I heard Minn. was getting more snow--hard to believe when I see the sun & flowers here. Love this beautifully inked card! I've never seen the salty ocean ink--fabulous combo!

Helen F. said...

WOW, great card, Barb! Your white embossed spots must have been inspired by your beautiful photos ~ I know you are NOT feeling the love of more snow falling, but you sure have captured it's beauty in the pictures.