Friday, August 5, 2011

All About Color!

Lisa our Bloggers Challenge leader has challenged us with three colors for this week!  The shades used are up to our own interpretation, so I used various shades of purples, plums and greens.  My color challenge piece is also going to visit Fashionable Stamping Challenges for their first challenge of "Anything Goes."
I embossed the Stampin up image in brown and then used chalks to color in the flower and leaves.  Once I like the color, I did a light spray with matte sealer.  I also highlighted the embossed background paper. The idea for the flower came while visiting Sherry's Blog and she has a tutorial link. You should go look at her flower, because it is really lovely.  I used some brown and white fabric netting.  The white was sprayed with Glimmer Mist Huckleberry to give it a purple color.  I kind of made up my own rules for the flower.  After I die cut four of each color, I folded in half, and in half again and then took the little end on the right and folder it over.  I then twisted the bottom edge away from me and added Glossy Accents on the points and laid each section on the flat side to dry. Once dried, they were glued down to a grungepaper circle.
For Pink Saturday, I am sharing a watering can that I had painted years ago in a class.  My Mom and me took this class together, so it holds some special memories for me.
 
Have a most wonderful weekend and as always, thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit.
 
Chalks, Stampin Up - greens and purples
Vintage Phone Distress Ink, Old Olive SU
Clear Embossing Powder
Glimmer Mist Huckleberry

42 comments:

Robyn said...

very nicely done, so cute. Hope you have a fun pink weekend!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Just lovely.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jil

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your pretty card- the chalked flowers are so pretty...OK off to check out the flower tutorial. And, WOW- how fun to take a class with your Mom- love your painting- love the tulips!

Linda R. said...

Your card is so elegant and gorgeous. I just love it.. And you did such a great job on painting that can.. So talented my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the soft look of the chalked flowers and the texture from the netting flower.

Diana said...

Love the card and the watering can :)
Thanks

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous card! The watering can is so cute too but love the card!

Lisa said...

Hi Terry, I never think to pull out my chalks. I really like how the colors came together in the hues you used. Lovely! And how sweet is that painting you did with your Mom--a true keepsake.

Sharon said...

Love your gorgeous card! The button and tulle embellisment looks amazing!!! Love your pink watering can too - very cute & have a happy PINK Saturday!!!!

Martha said...

My oh my, is that ever gorgeous! Wonderful color combination and I love the netting flower. Yum.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Terry Sweetie...
What a wonderful pink share. You are so artistic with your cards. So pretty. I love the shades of color. Off to check out the flower tutorial.

Oh before I forget, how wonderful is that painting on the metal can. Memories of you and your Momma. What fun that must have been together. I can hear the laughter and chatter as you work side by side. So pretty sweet friend.

Have a glorious weekend. Country hugs and much love from Phoenix, Sherry

Bethe77 said...

Love your can! I havent tried stamping yet. Im afraid I may fall in love with it and I already ahve so many projects and things started that arent finsihed. Guess I will have to wait fro retirement.
Love your work it is beautiful!
Blessings

craftattack said...

Lovely work, that watering can is just beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

Michele said...

love your purple plum and green creation and your charming pink staurday watering can! a lovely post Terry. xo

Cheryl said...

oh hun that really is one gorgeous elegant card just love it to bits,and as for that can hun wow super talented its just brilliant hugs cherylxxx

august2011 said...

What a great idea: painting a galvanized watering can. You di ever so well.

Willy said...

Wonderful card and lovely painting, Terry!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely that you were able to take a class with you Mom. Love the soft colours and the netting in the beautiful card,

Lucy x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love the soft gorgeous color combination. it has a wonderful vintage feel! just lovely!

Christine said...

I like the card. Love the dark colours. The tin can is so cute.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful card - love the added embossing and flower blossom! Wonderful painting on the watering can! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card and an adorable watering can!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

REally love your card and the colors and this teddy bear with the tulips...wow...beautiful and done with your mom,,,makes it very special indeed. Hope your weekend is grand.

Ira said...

Wonderful and totally elegant card Terry! And I just LOVE your watering can, goodness what a fab coloring job!! You're ubertalented my dear :-)

Sherry Edwards said...

I like how you've interpreted the colour challenge on your beautiful card Terry. More practice needed you say with the flower - I don't think so - it's beautiful, I love the wispy-ness of it and it perfectly complements your card.
Thanks for the mention - I'm feeling all 'celebrity' now - LOL xx

ps, your painted watering can is adorable.

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a lovely card Terry and your watering can is just precious!!! And Extra special since you created it with your mom!
hugs Lynn

lynne said...

Terry
this is a beautiful post.
I will start with the watering can. I am so glad you shared that with us and what fun that you took the class with your Mum.
Then the card. Oh wow this is so elegant and beautiful.
Have a great weekend.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful pieces.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, the flowers are gorgeous. Love your watering can as well. Yvonne x

Ali Manning said...

A great pair of projects, Terry!

Micupoftea~ said...

Sophisticated color scheme, love the embossing! Happy Weekend~
shawn

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
what a beautiful card.Love the colors - so soft and dreamy!!
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs,
Marie

Jan said...

Good golly woman, can you paint or what??? The water can is drop dead gorgeous!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
WOW, what a beautiful entry and I love the piece that reminds you of your mom--I can just imagine how special that is to you.

Sending big (((hugs))) your way for a Happy Pink Saturday AND Sunday too!!!

XO
Cindy

Basement Stamper said...

fabulous card, love the tulle flowers. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge.

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful color challenge card. I love how you used the colors. The flowers are simply lovely.

CuddlyBunny said...

Excellent color piece! Lots of depth and texture!

And your pink watering pail is wonderful ... especially the story that it represents!

Shirl said...

Awww Terry what to say everyone seems to have said it all.

Elegant ... which it is

Gorgeous ... oh so

Soft and beautiful colour tones ... my fave colours

Need I go on ... it is stunning.

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful creation with us at our very first Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

Hugs Shirley x x

Jingle said...

Your card is gorgeous!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, love the softness of it. Your watering can makes me smile.

Ida said...

Great job with using the colors for the BC Challenge. Love the Tulle Bow you added.
Your watering can is just precious.

Fliss said...

You have been busy Terry and yet another gorgeous creation. Just love it!
Thanks for sharing it with us at the first Fashionable Stamping challenge and hope to see you again.
Fliss x

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