Friday, March 16, 2012

All Things Grow with Love

Hello Friends! Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick's Day Eve! Any one have big plans for the weekend? We are expecting severe storms, so my family and I will be spending the day at home. I have our traditional St. Patrick's Day meal planned...corned beef, cabbage, roasted red potatoes and carrrots...I love the way the house smells when I prepare that meal. Anywho...enough jabbering.

I created a card for the Makeover Challenge at Paper Crafter's Library. Click HERE to see the inspiration piece. I kept a similar layout as the original piece and I also went with a gardening theme. I used my new stamp set from Flourishes, another one of my Black Friday/Cyber Monday buys. It's a really cute set and I'll be using it again real soon. You can find it HERE.

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ETA: not sure why my photos are showing up blurry. when you click to enlarge, it's crystal clear.
stamp set: From the Garden(Flourishes)
card stock: Vintage Cream(PTI)   Sweet Corn, Green Apple(GinaK Designs)  
water color paper:Stampin' Up!
patterned paper: Picadilly(Basic Grey)
ink: Timber Brown Staz-On(Tsukineko)   Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Tea Dye Distress Inks(Ranger)
dies: Classic Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
other: copper brads(GinaK Designs)  Rustic Twine(PTI)   button(Stampin' Up!)

I stamped my image on water color paper and colored it with Distress Inks. I really LOVE this technique...dare I say it?? Almost as much as I love coloring with Copics! gasp! It's so easy and relaxing. And, fyi...I use the ink pads themselves, not the re-inkers. I smudge a bit of ink onto an acrylic block and pick up the color with my water brush. I know in the videos, many people use re-inkers and that's great. I don't have re-inkers, so I use what I have. After the image was dry, I cut it out with Nesties and mounted it with dimensional adhesive. It's a simple card, but I like it. I'm trying not to add so many layers these days, so I can mail the cards without postal hassles.

One more thing, before I go...The generous ladies over at Paper Crafter's Library are giving away a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to Paper Crafter's Libray. If you've never stopped by the blog, click HERE to visit and to read all about the giveaway. It's quite a sweet deal.

And that is all I have for you today! Have a wonderful weekend!



Jeanne said...

Hopefully the weather won't be too bad for you today, Barb. I think what you are getting will hit us on Monday. In the meantime, I will enjoy our almost 80 degree weather (in March!).

Your card is simply wonderful. Love the focal piece colored so fabulously. The paper you chose is perfect as well. Excellent work!

The girls have a busy day on tap, so that means Mom is going to be busy getting them to where they need to be. LOL

Have a great day, enjoy your dinner!

Trina said...

This card looks great! The coloring on your pail is spectacular!

(not sure if you know, but your blog has word verification on...)

Kim Burmeister said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! So Springy! I love the the circle scallop. Your coloring is awesome.

Sheila H said...

Darling card, and your coloring is fantastic!