Saturday, April 23, 2016

Mother's Day, Friendship, and a few other goodies!

Hi there blog friends ~
I have 4 cards to share, so there are lots of photos. Let's get right to it...
In alphabetical order ~ My first card is for this week's challenge at CASology for the Cue Card 'Mom'



The flower (from SSS) was colored with Peerless Watercolors, and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Stamps. I added a few PTI Rainstones, but they're hard to see on screen.

My 2nd card is for Muse and Virginia's View, who is having a Link-Up Party, and her theme is ‘Any type of friendship card'!

Tracey McNeely created this gorgeous card for us at Muse:


 Here is Virginia’s inspiration card...isn’t it beautiful?!




And, here is my card:


I went with Tracey's design and color palette, and Virginia's theme of friendship. Everything on this card is from Papertrey Ink (Bloomers, Wet Paint, Turning a New Leaf).

OK, my next card is for this week's Make it Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink for the technique 'Faux Brush Lettering':


I used my MISTI to stamp each shade of pink once, then with a watercolor brush, I painted the words. In person, there is a bit of variation in the colors of each letter.

My last card is for the current SSS Flickr Challenge for the theme 'Ink Blending'

 
 I used several shadow inks for the background, then added the hills and Village die cuts.

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31 comments:

Hannelie said...

Beautiful. Gorgeous. TIMES FOUR!
Hugs to you Barb!

sandie said...

Wonderful cards Barb. I love the first one, the placement of the same really caught my eye. Have a fun Sunday x

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness Barb what a packed post. I love every single one of your gorgeous creations! Your colouring and ink blending and stamping is done perfectly on each one! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology and Muse this week! xo

I Card Everyone said...

Barb each card is charming in its own special way! That SSS flower will be loved by your Mom! You've put your skills to good use on Tracey's design, and OH how I triple love that thank you!
=]

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards Barb - especially love your MUSE card

Barb said...

Oh, Barb! These cards are all sooooo gorgeous! Love each and every one of them! You have such an eye for color and design! Your last card is blended so beautifully! I always love when you play in the SSS Flickr challenge! Thank you! ♥

Ardyth said...

My you've been busy! I love seeing the versatility of your talent through the different cards! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Barb!

jintyoo7 said...

Oh my, my! Barb, a beautiful gallery of cards - you have been busy! They're all absolutley gorgeous :-)

Kathy Mc said...

All four cards are just lovely, Barb! You really know how to rock those challenges.

Bobby said...

What a great group of cards, Barb. That single bloom on your Mother's Day card is lovely, and the Tracey inspired card is wonderful. I love the inking behind the houses and bravo to you for trying the lettering. It looks fantastic.

Kay Miller said...

Wowzers!! Some beautiful cards you've made here Barb! I am loving all of the pretty flowers and that blended sky is just awesome! Really gorgeous work on all of these! Hugs and happy week! :)

Joyce said...

Oh, Barb. Such a wonderful post. I love to come here and see lots of beautiful cards. Love them all. Love the simplicity and pretty coloring on your Mother's Day card, the bright and beautiful flowers on your Hello friend card, the wonderful pink ombre on your thanks card, and finally, the gorgeous sunset and houses on your final card. Thanks so much for including CASology in your crafting this week.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!!!

Rosemary said...

this post is definitely packed full of loveliness, barb!! each one is so unique and pretty...

Greta said...

They're all beautiful, Barb, but I especially love your card for Muse with the gorgeous grouping of flowers!

Karen L K said...

Nice cards & all different looks!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Oh Barb! It's always such a treat visiting your gallery!! Forgive me if I've said that before!! Your CASology creation is so beautifully CAS - I can see the subtle embellishments - just perfect. Your MUSE card is so pretty. I love the addition of foil to that 'hello' sentiment. Your 'thanks' card reminds me that I need a MISTI...! And finally, your ombre inking in the last card is so beautiful!! I love how you have incorporated light into the tiny windows too! Leaving your blog very inspired! Thanks so much for linking up one of these beauties to CASology this week!

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous collection of cards, Barb! I adore the sweet flower on the first card - thanks for sharing with us at the CASology challenge this week!

lostinpaper said...

Your cards are all brilliant, love those sweet white layered die cut houses and the ombre backgound!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Barb, where do I start?? What a beautiful colourful mix of cards. So much beauty on the page I love them all.

cm said...

A feast for the eyes, my friend! Your quartet of gorgeous has me smiling! Your flowers, whether as a single or in an arrangement, are incredibly pretty. Faux brushed lettering: perfection! The town and vibrant sky: so lovely! Smiling brightly in seeing your expression of abundance creativity!
Hugs~c

foleysfriend said...

Love your beautiful interpretation of Tracey's Muse card; A friend would love to receive this card <3

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Beautiful cards!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, this post is full of eye candy! Wonderful cards...all of them!!! I especially LOVE your CASology card, the yellow flower frames in a fine black frame is just gorgeous, a perfect mother's day card. Thanks for playing along with us this week!

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Wow! You've been busy - but busy in a happy way! Your cards are all so wonderful and I love the look of your clan style. Gorgeous work!

Virginia Lu said...

Look at your gorgeous creations! Do you love the MISTI or what? That gradient stamping is out of this world! I love the friendship card that you linked up to the Virginia's View Challenge! Thank you, Barb! You are so kind!

Amy Sheffer said...

These are all so beautiful! Great job with the faux brush lettering! So glad you've played along!

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely cards Barb

Cindy C. said...

Wow so many beautiful cards on this post, love them all! Especially the one for Virginia's link-up party!!

Monika Reeck said...

Woooww they are all adorable cards but my fav really fav is the one with houses sooo great BG you made and so clean that house in white
this house also in my wish List Barb
woul you mind to send it in black an white Barb
loveee so much an adorable houses card

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards Barb. The colors are so inviting.