Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yellow Roses

We are back from an extremely hot vacation in Pensacola!  Hot as in Farenheit! I thought Texas was bad, boy or boy, it was opressive over there!  I was expecting more of a constant sea breeze and during my first morning run the whole romance of running by the sea went out  of the window in bottles of perspiration!  However, the beach did grow on us by the end of the week and we found that we loved it from 5pm until dark!

Coming back after a break from crafting I thought I would rush into my craft room and within seconds I would be literally popping out one card after another!!!  Yea, right!  No such luck, in fact, it has been a very frustrating two days!

I eventually turned to the CR84FN blog for some inspiration and to my delight, I found this:


This is this weeks' colour challenge!  I love yellow and kraft together! Don't you!

I made a very simple card using Mustard Seed distress ink, embossing powder and vellum basically.

Paper: PTI cardstock; Neenah
Ink: Versamark; Mustard Seed DI
Stamps: Hero Arts (CG179; CL383); Unity
Other: White embossing powder; Pearls

I love that Rose Background stamp from Hero Arts.  And a butterfly from my favourite set (Antique Engravings) embossed in white on vellum, yum!  And then this awesome sentiment from an Itty Bitty Unity stamp and I was a happy girl once again.

Hero Arts is also having a challenge this month and one of the options is to feature "creatures".  I have no idea what their specific definition of "creatures" is but Shari showcased a beautiful  example with a bird the other day, so hopefully a butterfly qualifies.

Ok, enough for one night, let me go and see if I can put a few more cards, or at least ideas, together!  Thank you for visiting! (And listening!)

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Brenda! Your yellow rose card is simply gorgeous...(Way to go Yellow Rose of Texas!) The yellow and kraft are a beautiful combination! Your embossed vellum butterfly and sentiment are perfect! You've inspired me with these colors. Since I love using kraft, you've inspired me to try yellow with it! Hmmm!

YES, OH YES, this summer heat is extremely brutal! We are now at 62 days of 100+ temperature days...and...haven't had rain in a really long time.

Take care!
-Martha

joy said...

Love this card, Brenda! It is "perfect" just the way it is :*) That rose background stamp is so pretty and I love the vellum butterfly. Welcome back!

Barb said...

Beautiful, Brenda! Love the combination of that pretty background stamp and your gorgeous, vellum butterfly! Welcome home!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Brenda! What a beautiful card! That butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Lisa said...

Brenda this is lovely! The background is beuatifully done and that is one fabulous butterfly!

walchowDesign said...

"Perfect just the way" you made this card as the sentiment suggested. Love the bg stamping on the mustard and the vellum buttefly gives an elegant touch to it!

Jacqueline said...

What a gorgeous card! Even having to perspire on the beach would be punishment for me - so glad you got used to it!

Dawn said...

Your card is wonderful Brenda. Even if it was hot, it is nice to get away from home for a break.

Debgem said...

This is just so beautiful. I do like the backing paper with the pretty rose, but you vellum butterfly is stunning! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Michelle said...

Antique Engravings is my favorite too! I love the butterfly on vellum and I love this beautiful card, Brenda!

Lisa said...

Love this mustard yellow with the white! That stamp makes a stunning bg and you know I love it when you do the vellum butterflies- it's a beauty :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Welcome Home Brenda. Your butterfly stamped on vellum is fabulous!!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, brenda! love the vellum butterfly against the yellow and kraft...

Stella said...

My oh my that rose stamp ( on my wishlist now:)!!!!). And a fabulous take on the challenge. I love that butterfly. In fact; love the whole card:)!!
X

Alice Wertz said...

this is gorgeous, Brenda! love love how you used those colors. so very elegant. LOVE!

Emily Leiphart said...

Hope it's cooler at home! ;) This is really beautiful, Brenda. I love the colours and the way you've stamped the roses in white on kraft. The butterfly is a great embellishment, too.

Sue Lelli said...

Brenda, I'm in Destin and I don't care how hot it is, it's the beach! LOL! LOVE this card! LOVE LOVE LOVE the rose backgroud and the vellum butterfly!

margaretart said...

I see I'm in a long list of admireres! Lovely card---every element so perfectly combined. I grew up in Texas and had to smile about your comments about all the heat. Nothing like it! Stay cool, now and keep the gorgeous cards coming!

Lee Mae said...

Just scrolled down from the OWH hop posting and I have to say all of your cards are just beautiful. CAS is my favorite kind of card and I am so inspired by yours. Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop today. I really needed it!

Andrea M said...

Brenda, this is STUNNING!! Love that beautiful vellum butterfly! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Martha said...

Hi, Sweet Brenda! I had to come admire your gorgeous card one more time on your blog, (and since I'm having a hard time sleeping). Everytime I look through my "favorites", this gorgeous card of yours always speaks to me. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! I always look forward to seeing what you'll create next.

Sending you BIG HUGS, my friend!