Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Year of Flowers: Violet

For lack of a better post title I simply used the name of the stamp set by PTI.  A quick card I put together the other night.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah solar white; designer paper (Cosmo Cricket - Mini Deck: Tea for Two)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers
Stamps: PTI; TCM (sentiment)
Other: pearls; dimensional adhesive; corner chomper

I felt like coloring, nothing spectacularly difficult, but I enjoyed the process. I stamped, colored and trimmed the flower twice and adhered some of the petals of the second flower using dimensional foam.

It's been a long day.  I was in my car driving up and down the same roads so many times today I think I could drive that route with my eyes closed!  Checking on the house and watching how quickly things seem to be moving now.

And this evening ended so well when my beautiful friend Lisa Skyped me (she just returned from her holiday yesterday)!  Oh boy, it was so great seeing her and chatting as if we were in the same room!

I've eventually managed to catch some Olympic sports on TV and just switched on to watch a South African take the Gold medal away from Michael Phelps in the 200m Butterfly!  I was NOT expecting that but of course I am happy.

Ok, need to get a few things done before my eyes start closing!  I hope you all have an awesome day!


Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! I love the beautiful violet on your clean and simple layout. Wow, what a stunning upset that was! Hooray for le Clos though! :D

Stella said...

Maybe not spectacularly difficult but I love it. Beauty is often be found in "simple"things. We also watched the Tv when that South African took the gold medal; woohoo!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Brenda!!! LOVE those colours :)

Robin K. said...

The depth you created with your coloring is stunning Brenda!! Love how the flower looks against the plaid bg! Isn't modern technology a wonderful thing?! So glad you have a way to stay connected with your dear friend:)

Dawn said...

beautiful card Brenda. I love your colouring... beautifully done.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Brenda, I just saw that final too - I didn't know it was a South African - boy, he was so happy!
This card is so pretty, love the dimension on the flower and did you know that you won my blog candy yet??
Hope to hear from you soon sweet friend!

Maureen Morton said...

I often think I need to color for the peace and therapy......sounds like you do, too. This is precious! Coloring is top-notch. And the paper is so garden-perfect. Violets are one of my favs, altho I am not really a flower kind of gal. It must be exciting seeing your new home take shape - it will all be worth it. Hugs!

Pam W Merwin said...

Brenda, your flower is lovely against your background paper! Glad you had a Skype visit with your friend. We do that with our children and grandchildren - thank goodness for this type of technology :)

We are watching the Olympics also and enjoying them!

Have a beautiful day!

Lisa said...

Love the pop of color in your pretty violet Brenda! Glad to hear things are moving along with your house and that you had a nice chat with Lisa!

Judy1223 said...

Pretty flower and great coloring, Brenda! I saw that race, too...what a surprise!

alexandra s.m. said...

As soon as I saw your beautiful card I thought "an African Violet" I like these little flowers so much ;-) Is it true that they grow in the ground, just like that ?

Happy to hear you are well and that you could reconnect with your sweet Lisa

walchowDesign said...

beautiful coloring on the flower, Brenda! I saw how sad Phelp was too!

Elizabeth Allan said...

From start to finish your day sounded wonderful Brenda! Lovely card!

Trinh said...

Beautiful flower, Brenda. So glad you got to skype with Lisa; nothing like connecting with a dear friend. I have been staying up too late watching the Olympics but i just can't resist.

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda! WOW...that beautiful flower is STRIKING! It's like it almost pops right off the card. Love the coloring!

I hope all is going well with you and your family. I'm sure you are really looking forward to moving into your new home. Sounds like your day ended in a wonderful way.

Sending you hugs and smiles!