Saturday, October 12, 2013

Autumn Flowers

Happy Saturday!

In the last couple of days we've been feeling a change coming. The wind has picked up, the trees have really been changing colors and the air is much cooler this morning. I DO love fall, but I don't want to think about what's next! *SIGH*

So, instead of thinking about snow, cold and the long winter months ahead, I thought I'd create a card with some autumn flowers. I'm definitely not ready to give up putting flowers on my cards just yet!

I took out a bunch of Distress Paints again - placing them on my craft sheet, spritzing them with a bit of water and swooshing my watercolor paper into the inks. I always love the result 'cause ya never know what you're gonna get!



I stamped the SSS Whimsical Flowers onto patterned paper and then inked them up with different colors of Distress Inks. I also added a few white paint splatters and some white Enamel Accents to the centers. The sentiment is from Hero Arts - a wonderful set called, Made With Love.

Since I used some different color mediums on this card, I thought I'd enter it into the Moxie Fab World's Color Media Challenge. 

Okay, I'm off to get some yard work done before it gets too cold around here. Lots of dead flowers and veggies to pull, plus trimming down some of the bushes and plants. 

Enjoy your Saturday and thanks for stopping by! :)



34 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

That bg is to die for! I must get my distress ink out!

Laura Jane said...

Magical Bg Barb!
Well done:)

Pam W Merwin said...

Loving your card, Barb! What great fall colors :)

donna mikasa said...

Are you taking TH's Chemistry class? This looks like an example from one of his techniques! I love the fresh color combo--just gorgeous!

Barb Ghig said...

You must be selecting all the right colors Barb, because your background is AMAZING! I love the soft yellow and green...it really makes your flowers pop! As always, you chose the perfect sentiment and your card is gorgeous!
Enjoy your time in the garden...I'm dreading winter, too!

Lynn said...

It is an absolutely beauty Barb. The colors are simply fabulous!

Lin said...

Just love this, Barb - you know how much I love flowers, but my favorite thing here is the white dots - they really make everything POP!!

Joy said...

Fabulous mixed media looking card Barb, gorgeous work, hugs

Judy1223 said...

Well, Barb, you are becoming quite the mixed media artist! WHat lovely colors you combined, that background is gorgeous!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Gorgeous card Barb!! Love the colors

Dawn Turley said...

Just a delightful card Barb. I'm just starting to use some paints on my cards. You've made an awesome background.

nedergaard said...

Your card is so amazing, Barb... love all about it and the flowers are beautiful.

Have a great sunday
Hugs

Dotty Jo said...

This is simply fabulous Barb! Jo x

Brenda said...

This is such beautiful work Barb, seriously. I think you are a natural at this mixed media stuff and mixing colours. You could not have mixed more perfect colours together. Very inspirational!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your acrd Barb!
so artsy and elegant at the same time ;)
Thank You~

Virginia L. said...

So vibrant and striking, Barb! You are working wonders with the distress paint!

Cornelia W said...

Hi Barb, great card - have not been at flickr in ages... no time.... just wanted to say hi again...

Nat said...

hi Barb, I first saw your card on Flickr and fell in love, its stunning. totally love this card:) wishing you a great week ahead !!

Trinh said...

Gorgeous, Barb!

Deepti said...

You are working wonders with these whimsical flowers, every time you use them, the card turns out awesome :) love love this one :)

Melisa Waldorf said...

LOVE this card! Fabulous background. I love all the bright colors. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great week.

Helen F. said...

Awesome card, Barb! This technique is so perfect for fall flowers :)

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! WOW...what a BEAUTY this is! I love the pretty colors, & the artsy-feel to it! Beautifully done!

Hope you have many more lovely fall-weather days! ENJOY!

Maureen Morton said...

This is so glorious, Barb.......love how you are getting so artsy with color. I can't relax enough to do it. We are enjoying Indian Summer.

wandaguess said...

SOOO beautiful! I absolutely love this card Barb! XO

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! This is a stunning card!

Deirdre said...

So beautiful - love it Barb.

MarcyK924 said...

OH EM GEE!!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS card, Barb! Not only is your bg spot on, but your layout with those flowers is awesome! And that's my favorite sentiment too! XO

Robin K. said...

Your distress ink bg is amazing Barb! Love how you added the paint splatters!

joy said...

This is one gorgeous card, Barb! I love those SSS flowers and you have created some beautiful distress colors for them.

Greta said...

I really need to practice that technique as I love your background, Barb! The flowers are so fun--great card!

Michelle said...

Barb, this card is so beautiful! I love your background, and the flowers are too cute. The colours are awesome!

Cath said...

Hey Barb! Thanks for linking this up to the Color Media Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

MissDinTexas said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! What a stunning background watercolor effect you've created!!! Just out of curiosity which TH distress colors did you use..? Gosh I really MUST play around more with my TH distress colors & more often. Because like you said "Ya never know what your gonna get" but its always, ALWAYS breathtaking...that's proof of it , in the picture of your gorgeous card.Thank you for sharing
Happy Crafting
Dianne