Sunday, July 25, 2010

orange flower and hugs

Hello!  Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday!  I can't believe how fast this weekend has gone by!  It has been quite hot here so we hit another splash park with the kids today and had a blast!  Lately a lot of people have been commenting on my tan, it seems to be easier to get a tan now as a mom than before when I would sun tan!  How funny! (Don't worry I wear a high spf, who wants to burn?)  Today I have another card to share with my new flower stamp.  I actually made this card before the wedding card but with challenges I shared the other first.  I enjoyed playing with spraying water mixed with perfect pearls and made I think 12 different orange flowers and cut the best up for this card:


I love the second photo of this card as you can see the glimmer the flower has from the perfect pearls!  I cut the flower into two parts and put pop up dots in between the layers to add depth.  I embossed the flower in white and than using the ink pad colored it in.  With the top layer after I sprayed it with water and perfect pearls mixed together I heated it dry with my heatgun, with the bottom layer after I sprayed it I let it air dry and got a different look and a darker color!  I had a lot of fun playing around!   This card fits the current challenge at PaperPlay   which is to make a card with blue, cream and a color of your choosing.   And this week the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday challenge is to have stamping in your project, which I do with the flower and the sentiment!  I also embossed the blue paper with my new Cuttlebug folder, which I currently cannot find in my mess of a craft table, love those big circles! (I also just noticed the CAS-tastic challenge is a summery card, and to me this is quite summery with the fun bold colors and gorgeous flower! Had to enter it!)

Well I hope you all have a great ending to your weekend!  I can hear my children waking up from there naps right now so I better run and make dinner!

18 comments:

Dawn said...

Anita... this is a lovely card. Love the blue and orange together. Looks lovely and I can see the sparkle. I love using the water and Perfect pearls together. Love the big dots on your embossing. Will have to look out for that one!!!

~amy~ said...

Absolutely lovely!!!! One of my fav color combos!!

Lin said...

Yummy color combo, Anita! LOVE this flower - it looks good in any color, doesn't it?

Barb said...

So pretty, Anita! Love all that shimmer from the Perfect Pearls! Gorgeous color combo!

Barbara said...

Anita, this is so pretty! I love the colours together!
:-)

Vanessa said...

Wow, that shine on the flower is beautiful! Love your card, Anita!

TesaB said...

Sooooo pretty!!! The flower stamp is magnificent, and I love how you paper pieced it with dots! And perfect pearls - mmmmm!!!

Heather Maria said...

Anita, I'm delighted to see you've joined us on PaperPlay this week! Your card is gorgeous! Love the design and colours. Your flower looks amazing - wonderful layering, shimmer and the beaded centre is so beautiful!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous flower, I love these two color combo together!

Karen B. said...

My son is sitting on my lap reading Google Reader with me and he says Oh I like that one. You should make that one mama! I agree! He's got some good taste. Lovely card.

Sarah said...

So pretty! LOVE the blue/orange combo! Striking!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty, Anita! love the color combo and the simple design!

Deb Neerman said...

This is gorgeous!

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Diana said...

The flower is just stunning. Love orange. Thanks for sharing. Come visit www.designsbydiana.typepad.com

Julie M said...

Beautiful card, Anita - I love that flower - and the vivid colours and strong textures you've used are fab.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Sherri Thompson said...

Anita, this flower is beautiful! I have never tried misting the Perfect Pearls-I think I need to buy some, lol! Love your color choices, too!

Michele Gross said...

Love this! I'm a sucker for polka dots :)

Kate Dupuis said...

love the butterfly card Anita. I remember your wedding too you were Stunning!!!

 

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