Saturday, May 21, 2011

My Friend

I have a special girlfriend who I wanted to know how thankful I was that she was in my life. She is one of my best friends and our deal is needlework. She doesn't do paperarts but really appreciates anything I do. Her Mom was an artist so that was a major part of her life. I decided to use this digital image as she loves irises.  It came from LaPashe.com. This is one neat site (for me, anyhow). They have a template for a very cool standup card and sell fantastic images that you use with the template! It was so much fun getting the stuff I sent for (they are in the UK) on the day my friend was here and I had given her this card!!
By the way - one of you asked me for the maker of the big guy with the dog - it is Mo Manning of digitalpenciltwo.com. Sometimes when I get a comment, there is no email address. If you don't get a thank you from me, that is the reason - I had nowhere to send it. Also if you ask me a question, I will answer you if I have an email. If you are not sure, you could email me directly at barbanjohn@comcast.net. Also, please remember that I am an amateur, still working on improving my techniques. I love to pass stuff along.
So here is my card for now:


The yellow with the ice cream cones is the inside - that is DP. I fell in love with the paper and just had to use it! And I am the stickle queen! Here are the copics I used on the iris:YG11, YG17, V12, V15, V17, Y11, Y17, C3. That is a spellbinder's die with a Gina K sentiment. Think I covered about everything. I did learn something very important though - I put the iris on dimensionals and then stickled the edges. If you do it the other way around, it can lay flat while drying and won't be all ruffly. Do you love that purple paper???? I made it!! It is done on a shiny paper with Tim Holtz' alcohol inks. Made it long ago and just wouldn't use it on anything! A lot of it shows here, so I thought it was perfect.
I am in the process of making a graduation card for one of the grandsons. I could be through with it, but it seems lacking something. So it will sit until the inspiration hits me, or I have to give it to him!! It is done with Edwin (of Magnolia fame). Hope you enjoy this card - it was soooo much fun to make! You know one of those that just falls in place?!! Hugs to you all and a great big thanks for following me! Sure inflates my ego and keeps me going!! Barb F
Here is a close up so you can really see the paper. I wish there was someway you could see the shine. It sure was fun to make. I did learn though not to make a whole lot of papers in advance. For some reason, they don't actually go with anything unless its by accident. Better to make them when you need them. That way you can  put all the colors you are using into them. Problem is, its so much fun to make the papers, that you don't want to stop!!  I did make the main paper that I used on the upcoming graduation card as I made the card just because I couldn't find the right paper!!!! Bye, again!!

12 comments:

Sheri said...

Both of them are beautiful but the iris are my very favorites. They look real! You did a fantastic job and I am sure your friend was just over the moon with your card

Mel said...

Beautiful iris and I love the inside. Your coloring is beautiful.

Billie's Scrappetique said...

Very pretty. I love bling!!!

ScrappySandie said...

Very, very pretty! I love irises too!Nice coloring! Your friend will LOVE it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards- I always admire your great eye for color!!!

Christina C. said...

Barb, your card is beautiful....love the way you colored that gorgeous iris...stunning! Yes, yes, I can relate to glitter! I love bling!!!!

Trish D said...

The Iris card is gorgeous Barb. I *think* I have that stamp, I should use it more. Well done.

Danielle said...

Your iris card is my favorite -- love those flowers! The glitter is gorgeous... and I love how you inked the edges of the tag.

cathylynn said...

VERY NICE!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Ellis said...

Wonderful card you've made, inside and out! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Norma said...

Barbara, both cards are beautiful, but the iris one is my fave. Love all the glitter. Gorgeous iris image and your colouring is fabulous.
Hugs,
Norma

Linda said...

Wow these cards are so beautiful!!!! You did a great job!!!!