Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Share Handmade Kindness - Easy Breezy Coneflowers

Hello Friends! And happy Wednesday! We are mid-week and staring Thanksgiving right in the face! I can't believe how quickly November is moving. I still want to color pumpkins and scarecrows, sunflowers and hay bales! But Christmas is calling!

Well, for today's card share I used another Power Poppy digi and I created another card to send off in the spirit of sharing handmade kindness. Please click on the photos to enlarge them.

I used the sweet Easy Breezy Coneflower set. I printed the image onto a piece of smooth white card stock that had been die cut with a stitched rectangle die. Then I colored it in, using my Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. I have been on the road with my daughter for the last several weeks and colored pencils have become my go-to coloring medium. They are no muss, no fuss and when it's time to clean up and move on, I don't have to worry about things that need to dry or might smear, etc. More about the "on the road" comment coming up in a later post.

After I finished coloring, I went around the flowers with a pale blue Copic marker to add a little shadow. Then I went over each petal with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I added a few sparkly butterflies and a sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it off. I flush mounted the focal panel onto my card base and that was it.

I finished the inside, as well. I used the sentiment from Sunflower Power, another Power Poppy set.

And since I had already made a stack of envelopes, I grabbed one that coordinated and this little card is ready to be sent off to another friend!

**I am entering this card into the EMBELLISH THIS challenge at Power Poppy.**

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate you!


digital stamps: Easy Breezy Coneflower, Sunflower Power(Power Poppy)
card stock: Dark Chocolate(GinaK Designs)
patterned paper: Curio Collection(BasicGrey)  envelope made with Sunflower Harvest-retired(Close to my Heart)
specialty paper: Glitter Paper(American Crafts)
dies: Stitched Rectangle(Simon Says Stamp)
punches: Butterfly Trio(Martha Stewart)
bling: 4mm Espresso, Mossy Green, Marigold sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)  Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush 
other: envelope punch board(WeRMemory Keepers)


Anonymous said...

I see you’ve been busy with another pretty design! I love the tiny gold butterflies! Thanks for much for another great card at Power Poppy!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous, Barb! I think you and those pencils have a beautiful relationship. You coloring is fantastic. I like adding that bit of blue for the shadow. And I completely love the addition of the little gold butterflies. Be still my heart. Gorgeous card. Looking forward to hearing about being on the road. Sounds like an exciting adventure. :) Barb, I forgot to mention in my comment on your previous beautiful sunflower card that the recipients sure are lucky to receive such beautiful cards. Thank you so very much for sharing!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Barb, this is beautiful, and I love your pencil coloring! You are an enabler! I have some pencils, but I'm delighted to see what you are doing with your new set. I love this image and it makes such a beautiful card. And your gold butterflies are perfect with your scattering of sequins. Stunning, and it's one that matches those envies. Fabulous! Hugs!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

I love sunflowers - and your's are outstanding!! Just beautiful - thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Jones said...

Another Gorgeous Creation!!! Love your butterflies and added embellies!! Thanks for playing along again with us at Power Poppy!