Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Be careful what you ask for! We had rain, lots of rain. Better than snow but it is still cold. I just took Molly to get her teeth cleaned and two lumps she has taken off. I hope she doesn't have to wear a lampshade as I can see her running full tilt into things.

My card today has taken two days to complete. I started by sponging DI in spun sugar, worn lipstick, wild honey, spiced marmalade and dusty concord on white c/s. Then stamped the flowers from Awesomely Artistic with versamark and black ink and heat embossed. I stamped the small fern in that set with Mellow Moss SU ink for the background. The flowers looked so bare so I took some DI markers and lightly filled in the petals.  I really didn't like that so I put it aside and left it alone. Yesterday I went back to it and filled in the petals with a WOS gold pen and now I love it. Embossed the sentiment and added a few sequins. I don't think you can see the shine but it is sparkly. I made this for my girlfriend's birthday next month. Be kind to one another.



11 comments:

Greta said...

Wowzer, Brenda--this is so beautiful! I really love your background & the soft coloring turned out perfect! She will love it! Stay dry & fingers crossed for Molly!

Colleen said...

Oh my, this is stunning, beautiful job with the background and that bouquet is so pretty, good thinking to let it sit and come back to it, sounds like the WOS worked perfectly! Hope Molly will be okay! Have a great day! We are a little cooler here today, good excuse to stay inside and play!! Heart Hugs!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Brenda!! The background looks amazing!! I love the beautiful flowers!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I hope Molly is okay!! Thankfully the rain stopped here and the sun is shining :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Brenda. I love the background - it looks fabulous. xx

MaryH said...

A wonderful sponging job, and you picked some very pretty soft colors for the lovely floral bouquet's background. I bet the WOS really did add a lot of shimmer to the image, and hope Molly heals well. Stay dry. TFS & Hugs

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo dear Brenda a stunning card, well done, love it all!! isn't it great how when you put something to one side and come back it is transformed by a simple change like that!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

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Darnell J Knauss said...

Brenda, this is so pretty!! I love all the sheen you achieved and your background is awesome!! I hope things warm up and turn sunny for you soon!! Enjoy your day!! (Oh, my, look at me - it's a TWO Exclamation Point Day!!) Hugs, Darnell

alexandra s.m. said...

Such a pretty and soft card Brenda!
She will treasure it forever!
xx

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! I bet your friend will love it! Hope Molly is healing up well!!

Mrs A. said...

Trying to chase my tail and back catch up on some blogs. Just spotted this card from the corner of my eye. I love the background you have created and the super colours too. hugs Mrs A.

Brenda said...

We didn't get any rain, and are very dry right now. Doesn't look like we are to get any anytime soon either. Love, love, love your card Brenda! Your background is simply gorgeous! Love that flower stamp and love how you did the flowers. You rocked this card my friend. Hugs, Brenda