Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thinking of you....

Good morning!  What a beautiful morning it is in Missouri!

Today is going to be another short post.  I think I mentioned that I'm doing two workshops for a Women's Wellness Weekend at a YMCA about an hour from here on Saturday.  Well, you know what that means!  My craft corner would scare the socks right off of you!  I'm busy cutting and scoring and packaging kits.  LOTS of kits!  Tee hee....


Anyway, back to business here!  I took my friend Shirley some lunch last week, when she was too sick to get out.  Lo and behold, she had the above project ready for us to create after lunch.  Shirley is an A muse demonstrator, so it's always fun to visit and look at her fabulous new 'stuff'!!!  Edited:  I think this technique is in this month's Technique Junkie....   This technique was shown on an Amuse video.  We used four colors of ink, and some small finger daubers.  The leaves were stamped normally, by pressing the stamp into the green ink.  The butterfly, however, was inked using the daubers.  We daubed the yellow first, then the red, then the brown, and stamped.  Isn't that a beautiful way of shading an image?

There is an inspiration photo at Flutterby Wednesday today, that I think captures the colors in this card beautifully, so I'm entering this card in their challenge!


Hope that you all have a delightful day - back to the grindstone for me!  DH has some more surgery at 11:30, so can't waste any time!

Thanks for stopping by to say hello!  I don't know about the rest of you, but Blogger's newest form of word verification is kicking my butt.  Sometimes it takes me 5 or 6 tries to read the words and retype them.  If I'm in a hurry to get someplace, I may have to just stop trying.  That is happening a lot.  If you are noticing a decline in your comments and visitors, it may be worthwhile to complain to Blogger!  Just sayin.....

Take care, friends!
Blessings,
Patti J.

27 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Patti!! Your creation is just GORGEOUS!! Love the colors you've taken from the photo!! :) Good luck with your workshops friend!! HUGS

Gvendalen said...

Magnificent card! Branches and the butterfly are so beautiful also colors too. Good luck to you at a seminar with your friend.
hugs

Iris said...

Lovely card! The colors are gorgeous and that technique I have to try! Have fun at the workshops!

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Patti with some great colours. Have a great time at the workshop!
Hugs xx

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome card. I love how you did the butterfly. I had not thought of using daubers to ink the stamps - duh! I have been having trouble with word verification when I visit and try to post on some blogs, but I thought it was just me.

Lorie said...

Just a lovely card Patti!

Netty said...

Beautiful card Patti, its gorgeous and loving your fabulous butterfly. Praying all goes well with the surgery. Hugs Annette x

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is a beautiful design!
Hope your workshop is fun-love kitting and the excitement of making designs.
Word verification is a nightmare!!!
I am giving up after one try, it is so easy to turn off
Hugs my friend

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh Patti, what a beautiful card ... your butterfly is a real stunner!
(and no, my eyes can't read those words either LOL!)
Best of luck for your workshop, wish I could go!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Me thinks you were totally inspired by that photo! Beautiful colors! Hope all goes well with the DH. How nice of you to do the workshops. Sounds like work, but the fun kind.

Audrey Frelx said...

Patti, this card is so sophicated, and elegant looking! Very pretty. I really love the shape of the butterfly!

Hugs, my friend!

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful!!! But then so is mine!!! Need to correct - it did not come from TJ - but from an AMuse video. The watercolor technique was from TJ. I want to try this with some flowers too. I just got some fresh finger daubers.

Olga said...

I HATE word verification!!!! I'm like you, it's not plain and I have to read 3-4 times and finally I just give up. Your card is another gorgeous beauty too! Hope your hubby does well!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card! Good luck to your hubby!

Betty Benton said...

Lovely card -- very pretty butterfly! You are right -- Blogger word verification is the pits!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card - love the sponging technique you did for the butterfly! Thank you for joining us at FBW this week. I always enjoy seeing your work!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is absolutely beautiful!

have fun with the workshop!!!!

hugs :)

Auntie Em said...

You are a busy lady! First, the surgery went OK and DH is resting comfortably.
What a lovely friend you are to take some lunch to your friend, who was under the weather. You are always taking care of someone. {hugs} for you!

Love your card and the new stamping technique. I have some unused daubers I having been keeping and now I know what to use them on.
Thanks for sharing and hope today is as nice as yesterday. :)
We are supposed to get freezing rain and snow here on the east coast. Yuck!

Beate said...

Good luck with your workshops this weekend! Prepping is so much work. I bet you are glad when you are done.
The card is beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Carolyn King said...

beautiful card. esp love the butterfly! Good luck at your workshop!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Word verification is a HUGE bummer! I just use comment moderation! LOVE your card! I will give the dauber technique a go.... looks beautiful!

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous card, Patti! The butterfly really pops against the greenery. Thanks for stopping by during the Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

Sue said...

Patti, the card is beautiful, loving the butterfly! Yes commenting on some blogs is becoming a real chore with the new verification, I could not agree more!

Hugs
Sue

Amanda Mertz said...

Gorgeous card Patti! I love the coloring on the butterfly! I agree about word verification....Yuck! I changed mine to moderation a while ago to make it easier! TFS!

redwasher1 said...

Patti, this is so beautiful!!! It really pops!!

Donna said...

Nice card, and I know the two of you had fun stamping and visiting!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the bottom of the card, what is that? And I love the technique used for the butterfly. Hope Shirley is feeling better! Hugs, Curt