Sunday, May 8, 2016

3 Cards & a Tag

Hi there,
Before I begin, I would like to wish all the mom's a very Happy Mother's Day! I hope you all have a lovely day, and that your family is spoiling you!

I've been busy in my craft room, and have a few things to share with you...Let's get started ~

My first card is for this week's challenge at Muse. My super talented friend, Michele Ferguson, created this beauty for us:

I used the same color palette and the Sweet Havana stamp set for my vase, and PTI Bitty Bouquets for the flowers:
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My 2nd card is for the May Challenge at CAS Mix Up. I was really inspired by Loll's card Here, and used my new dies from Concord & 9th for my focal point:


To fulfill the requirements for the challenge, I used the emboss resist technique for the background hearts, and gold embossing powder for the sentiment. The bird was watercolored with Brushos, and just for fun, I used SSS white woodgrain cardstock for the branch. I was very happy with how it turned out...Thanks for inspiring me, Loll!

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Next is a tag for the current Tag You’re It Challenge. Susan Wuthrich created this really cute tag to inspire us...Here is my take:




The brick wall is an older MFT stencil, and the little girl, dog and grassy hill is from Mama Elephant. My granddaughter enjoys getting tags like this in the mail, attached to a bag of homemade chocolates...she's 9 years old, and lives far away, so it's fun!

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My last project (if you're still with me) is a card I created for this week's Case This Sketch Challenge. Sam Simpson's sketch is perfect for another new butterfly die from Concord & 9th:



I embossed a scalloped circle, then blended a bit of Sea Glass ink behind the butterfly, which was colored with Peerless Watercolors. The die cut sentiment is from Reverse Confetti, and was also colored with Peerless. Here is a close up of the scalloped circle:

   


Thanks so much for stopping by, and for hanging in there with me...Enjoy your day ~






35 comments:

Ksenija said...

Barb, great entries for all three challenges, specially for Tag You're It! - Sweet Kobylkin

Joyce said...

Wow, Barb. You had a wonderfully crafty day. I love all of your cards. They are all so beautiful and well done. Love coming by to say hi, and seeing all the crafty goodies you have created. Happy Mother's Day.

Loll said...

Gorgeous cards and tag Barb. Looks like you've been having LOTS of fun creating!! Your beautiful bouquet of flowers in the jug is so sweet and a great take on Michele's beautiful card. Love your tag with the sweet little girl walking her dog -- how cute is that??!! Super cute! :) And LOVE the soft pastel shades of your sponging and beautiful butterfly die. The embossed circle is so cool and what a great design element.

But it's the gorgeous bird on a branch with the embossed heart background and gorgeous colours from your sponged background and watercoloured bird that really made me gasp! Literally gasp!! Gorgeous, and thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous post, Barb! Love your take on Michele's card with the perfect coloring and what a great take on the CTS sketch!

jintyoo7 said...

You have been "crafty" ;-P Beautiful cards and tag!

Bonnie said...

Oh, my, Barb! What a beautiful gallery of cards (and tag)! I love the sweet purple flowers in the pitcher. And your mixed media card has so much dimension and texture and is still perfectly CAS! I'm wanting that awesome butterfly too. Had never heard of that company. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Betty Keefe said...

looks like you've had a super crafty day - i haven't accomplished nearly as many cards - wonderful cards - love your pretty jug of flowers, your bird is gorgeous as is the butterfly card - and darling little tag - and HMD to you too.

lostinpaper said...

They are all so very wonderful Barb, thanks for reminding me that I too have the Sweet Havana stamp set and that beautiful butterfly and multicoloured sentiment, they are magical!

Rosemary said...

what an amazing set of cards, barb!! each one so unique and lovely!!

I Card Everyone said...

You, my friend, have had a fantastic day of crafting!!! I am so please to find TWO of them in the galleries I play in =] Your Muse card is gorgeous, Barb - love those PTI blooms just as much as the Lilacs! Thank you for playing cards with us at Muse and for the lovely butterfly who's visiting at CTS!! There is always beauty to be found here... always! xx
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Lisa Lara said...

What a feast of eye candy Barb.

Anita in France said...

What a treat, Barb ... so much loveliness in one post! Beautiful bitty blooms in that fab pitcher, stunning brusho bird against those sweet hearts, adorable little tag scene and such a delightful, delicate and dainty butterfly! What a wonderful visit! Hugs, Anita :)

Dawn Turley said...

What a great post. Lovely cards and tags.

Ardyth said...

Wow you've been busy! Love your mixture of flowers in your beautifully shaded jug! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Barb!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Barb, all your die cut cards and tag are so creative and fun. I Love your style and so happy you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

Lynne in NI said...

All fab projects! :)

Susan said...

Wow Barb, you've been busy. Terrific work, as usual!

Bobby said...

My goodness, Barb. And goodness it is. Your cards are all so wonderful. The coloring on your pitcher is perfect, and your stencil inking is fantastic.

TK said...

Sooo many gorgeous things to oogle at! 1) Great take on Michele's sweet card; 2) Love that sweet bird in front of your stenciling, which reminds me of him sitting in front of a window screen; 3)adorable tag for a sweet granchild is always good; 4) beautiful butterfly, and I LOVE that you embossed the circle behind it!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful interpretation of the Muse card, Barb.

Cat Craig said...

Wow Barb, you spent time wonderfully in your crafty space. Your cards are just lovely as usual. You obviously take time and care in making them. Your tag is just too doggone cute (I really couldn't help myself) and I love the imprint of the die on your Case card. Such a wonderful collection of art Barb!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Barb what a wonderful collection of cards, I don't know which one to comment on first. I saw the bird one over at the new CAS Challenge and just love that bird, the colours and the background. So so pretty. Then the Muse card is a brilliant inspiration from Michele's card, the butterfly well its on my list of what I want/need next and love all the ideas I am seeing. Yours is so soft and pretty and finishing off with that brilliant tag. All the layers and colouring you have been so busy. Love it all.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, you have been busy, love 'em all... but came to visit b/c of the Tag You're It project and what a great mix of goodies. I'd love chocolate with a tag on it!

TaeEun said...

Such pretty cards and an adorable tag, Barb! Love the softness of all your creations on this post, even on the sentiments! Beautiful watercoloring using brushos and peerless!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all wonderful! I especially love your last card though -- it's so pretty! Great take on the sketch!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness where to start! All FOUR of your cards are perfection Barb. Your interpretation of Muse is lovely, that Concord & 9th bird is one of my favourites and I love how you coloured the bird, super cute tag for Tag You're It and finally a lovely take on the CAS(E) this Sketch! You have been busy busy!

Kelly Szafron said...

Wonderful projects! Thanks for joining the challenge at Tag You're It! Your tag is adorable.

Jeanne J. said...

HI Barb! Lots of great projects ! Dont ever expect me to choose any one over the others! Love them all for different reasons.. the background with the bird, the butterfly in the circle, and the girl walking the dog.. all great!

cm said...

Your cards and tags are sheer delights, my friend. A lovely bouquet of flowers, a charming bluebird, a darling little girl and puppy...so incredibly sweet. Of course, you know that the butterfly steals the show for me...and my heart! Love it! The best part: that butterfly set has fluttered its way my direction. Waiting for the 'right moment' to give it a play!
Hugs`c

artful-notions said...

Barb, I came to comment on the tag, and got treated to a smorgasbord! Wonderful, beautiful cards, you've been busy in the craft cave, I see. And now for the tag. Adorable! Love that sweetie being pulled by her pup, and what a lovely brick bg. I have 5 granddaughters and 6 grandsons. And they all love getting cards and tags from gma!

Hannelie said...

All so beautiful Barb!
Wonderful to see one of the beauties linked up at CTS... thanks for playing with us!

donna mikasa said...

Such wonderful projects, Barb! I love them all, especially your take on the sketch! The embossed circle and that gorgeous butterfly--so creative!

Greta said...

You are one talented, productive crafter, Barb! I love all your work, but the last card is my favorite! I never take the time to emboss with my dies because I have to think about how to do it, but you've inspired me! I have that C&9 butterfly on my wishlist & now I really want it!

Nora N. said...

I am totally glad the I stopped by your blog today. Your creations are STUNNING!! You rock at being able to produce so many beautiful creations!!!

Susan said...

A beautiful batch of cards! I love the sweet tag with the little girl and her dog. But most of all I love the card for CAS Mix Up - love the bird against the heat embossed and sponged background! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.