Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Flower Card

Perfect, a flower card that I can submit to two challenges!  For some reason I am not feeling overly inspired at the moment and yet I really want to make cards!  Do you ever feel that way?  Maybe it's because of being away for Spring Break, I have to get back in the groove.

So, after spending a good day an a half with my MIL, I did manage to make a card this afternoon.  I coloured in the flower with my Derwent pencil crayons and used some Gamsol to blend the colours a bit.  (I was doing this whilst watching Idols from this week and I have to tell you that I am not a happy person right now about who they voted out!  There was most definitely a certain comedian who really, really (in my opinion) needed to be voted out for totally undermining the efforts of the other contestants  by his constant lack of respect for the actual competition!  Anyhow, that's minor in my life, but the sad thing is that it is not minor in the lives of the contestants who really and truly see music as their life!)

Anyway, here is my card for both the current Lily Pad/Simon Says Stamp challenge over HERE and the Hero Arts monthly contest over HERE.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah Solar White; designer paper (MME)
Ink:Versafine Onyx Black; Derwent colour pencils
Stamps:Hero Arts (Stencil Flower CG194; CL342)
Other:clear embossing powder; buttons (HA); Flax Twine (The Twinery); MFTborder die

I love how Gamsol blends the colours so nicely.  It was nice to play with this flower again, it's been a while!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend planned.  Tomorrow I  am going running in the morning, then going to the gym with Lisa to listen to a talk on healthy nutrition.  Hoping that on Sunday we go to somewhere near Brennan to see the Blue Bonnets!

Thanks so much for popping in for a visit and I am so thrilled to see some new visitors.  I am just waiting on a few stamps and then I will be posting maybe more than one Giveaway!


Barb said...

Hi Bren! I feel like that too at times when my mojo takes a hike - I want so bad to create and sometimes just can't. Love this beautiful card! The diagonal stripes look wonderful, and your coloring is so pretty - love the soft blues! I'm glad you played in the challenge at Lily Pad Cards!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi Brenda!
Gorgeous card. I love that big flower and your sweet palette of colors ;-)

Have a great healthy w-e ;-)

Dawn said...

Beautiful Brenda. Sometimes, simple and pretty cards like this are just what is needed to get the mojo moving. I really love the way the Gamsol makes the pencils so soft and pretty looking.

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Brenda, I know what you are feeling, I also want to make some cards but can't seem to get motivated. This card is gorgeous though such a pretty blue flower against your PP. Have a great weekend.

joy said...

Brenda, I really love the soft blues you used for this pretty flower. Very pretty!

Vicky said...

Love the big blie flower as a focal point! Such a beauty! Thank you for joining the fun at lily pad cards!

Lisa said...

Love this particular flower, B- so pretty :) And I also agree with Brab- the diagonal stripes really are an eye-catcher!

Rosemary said...

love that pretty blue flower on your sweet, sweet card, brenda!

Trinh said...

This is so pretty, Brenda! The effect of Gamsol on the watercolor pencils is like magic, isn't it? Hope you were able to check out some bluebonnets today. The ones in the hill country were spectacular!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda you loss of inspiration must have only been for a mere second... this is fabulous! Love how big and happy that flower is!

Michelle said...

beautiful blue flower! the center looks awesome with the buttons and twine! great mix of pattern papers!