Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thinking of You

Hi there blog friends ~
I have 2 more cards to share today...I really love this week’s sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch, so I created another card using a stencil.





Just before the Stenciled class started, I bought a package of Martha Stewart stencils, and although most of them are too big for a card, I liked this small sailboat. I die cut the circle, and used distress inks to create the image.

For my next card, I used 2 Hero Arts stamps which I've seen on cards by dozens of card artists (I'm always late for the party). I finally put them in my cart so I could play with them too, and stamp them up for this week’s challenge at The Card Concept. We are being asked to create a card using a ‘Floral Theme’, and while I didn’t go with the color combo in the inspiration photo, I did use a lot of flowers! I’m not sure which category this card falls into ~ I think it’s either Clean & Layered or Classy & Elegant...hopefully, the DT gals will know for sure!



I stamped the Delicate Blossoms with Versamark and colored them in with my Copics. I also made masks for the flowers and stems and stamped the Old Letter Writing script on to the card base. Then, since I was already stepping way out of my comfort zone, I used Bitty Dot patterned papers  and vellum butterflies!
 

Well, that’s it for me...Take care  ~
Barb




Supplies: 

Sending Hugs
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Say it in Style
Ink: Versamark; Hero Arts - Pool, Soft Pool; Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Festive Berries
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White; Avery Elle - Sapphire
Dies: Lil’ Inkers - Stitched Circles
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
Stencil: Martha Stewart - Nautical Study


Thinking of You
Stamps: Hero Arts - Delicate Blossoms, Everyday Sayings, Old Letter Writing
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White, Aqua Mist
Patterned Paper: Papertrey Ink - Aqua Mist Bitty Dot
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts - Banners & Arrows; Memory Box - Butterfly Border
Markers: Copics - BG11, BG13, BG15, G06, G09
Gems: Prima Marketing - Pearls

27 comments:

Rosemary said...

boy... you are one busy girl, barb!! fab set of cards... the second one is gorgeous!!

Betty said...

your poppy card is so lovely in those colors - it's always been one of favorite hero stamps - the vellum makes it all so soft - your little sailboat is so cute.

KayM said...

Oh these are both wonderful Barb! I just love anything nautical! Your little stenciled sailboat card is just adorable! And the poppy card..... oooooooooh that is just stunning! I love it stamped in the blues! So fresh and springy!! Lovely work!! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

These are both fantastic, Barb! I love the stenciling and sponging on the first card and the second one is so soft and pretty. Beautiful layers on both cards!

Virginia L. said...

Beauitufl designs--both of them, Barb! For the 1st card, I love the use of colors and contrast for the sentiment with the background. Your poppy flowers are simply gorgeous! So glad that you are having fun with challenges!

Marybeth said...

Both are beautiful! Love the navy and red card. Your flower card is so elegant, light and airy. I seem to buy a day late too...

Cat Craig said...

Love both cards, the poppies are gorgeous in those blue/teal shades. Fantastic work Barb!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both fabulous! I love your stencilled sail boat -- it's so sweet! And your coloured flowers look amazing!

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are wonderful Barb, love the subtleness (I know that's not a real word) of the stencil boat and the elegance of those flowers is TDF!

Jean said...

Both are gorgeous!

JJ Bolton said...

Your first card is just CAS goodness! And your second card is pure perfection! The awesome coloring, the vellum, the layout! It all works to perfection!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm scrolling backwards coz I'm behind. These are both awesome cards, Barb! That vellum beauty is pure perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

Linda said...

The second card certainly doesn't seem like it is out of your comfort zone, Barb. This is simply beautiful.

shirley-bee said...

Sweet sailboat stencilled card, and I love the softness of the flower card. Great job on both of them, Barb!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Barb, you are so sweet on your comments and also comments on the Paperie spot! I must say you are enabling me, I ADORE the blue thinking if you card and the lovely delicate way you have treated the blooms. so gorgeous that I MUST get them and play as well, the dancing colors are so beautiful! You already know I am a HUGE fan of yours, you are so sweet!...now off to see where I can get that lovely stamp.... Hugz!!!

Caryn said...

That poppy card is just gobsmackingly beautiful!! Love it.

Hugs,
Caryn

Angela said...

Barb, your card is super GORGEOUS!

Cathy said...

2 gorgeous cards Barb. The sailboat looks fantastic in those nautical colours. Love those blue poppies and all of the delicate details on this card, Cathy x

Deanna Dean said...

Two great cards. I've seen a lot of people useing this flower stamp too. Someday I'll just have to get it. So glad you joined us at The Card Concept this week.

ThePurplePlace said...

Special thanks for the very kind and wonderful comment you left on my blog! It really means a lot to me and I'm very grateful.

Second, I am blown away once again at these latest two cards. Living on the coast, your first card makes me feel right at home and would be loved by everyone in our area. It's very New England like and your colors are perfect.

Then...oh my do I LOVE LOVE LOVE the second card...that wonderful light teal color and think your Copic coloring is fantastic!! I also really love the card design and think you'll do very well in the challenge!!

I'll also be excited to see what you come up with this week for the MUSE challenge and am very happy to know you'll be playing!!!

Thanks again my friend.....
Hugs,
Lisa

Lisa H. said...

wonderful cards. I loooove pretty blue on the the flowers. really stunning!

aileen (mum) said...

Love the card with the blue flowers, so soft and pretty. I have this stamp need to use it again.

ChristineCreations said...

The blue flowers look completely dreamy! Beautifully done!

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow this is beautiful!
Laura

Angela said...

Barb, such beautiful soft blues for your gorgeous card, and congrats on your win!

Graciellie CH said...

Congratulations! I knew your card would win from the moment I saw it on The Card Concept challenge. It is very, very well done.

Darnell J Knauss said...

My dear, I'm delighted to be popping back to congratulate you on the well-deserved recognition from CCC!! Hugs, Darnell