Tuesday, May 17, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers......

Anyone who knows me at ALL, and my stamping style, knows that this week, I was doing the happy dance when I HAD to stamp flowers....I will ALWAYS choose flowers over anything else... so being told I HAVE to stamp flowers is like being told I HAVE to eat DOVE DARK CHOCOLATE OR ELSE!! Such punishment is not hard to take!! HOWEVER, the first flower card I made last night was a total dud....and I stayed up way to late making it....and then I hated it! So this is card #2, and I like it a lot better. :) You win some, you lose some, even flowers!! ;) I colored this using what I call "marker layering" - would anyone want me to do a tutorial on this technique soon? It's really so easy, and I think comes out looking not too shabby! These great flowers are available in the brand new mini catalog. You can go straight there and SHOP if you want them by the button on the sidebar!! SO pretty!!! So, flowers.....can we do them again next time??? EVERY TIME???? Happy Tuesday everyone!!! Until next time, Karen

14 comments:

Carol Dee said...

YES... I would love a tutorial :) I saw this set in the mini and really love this image. That is one WOW bow!!!! Have a wonderful week. Hugs....

Diana Gibbs said...

Hey honey,
Definitely, will see you at convention!
Lots of hugs and love,
Di

Terri said...

Karen, YES, YES, and YES to a tutorial! You are the best and any help would be awesome!

bcyhand said...

You do such awesome work, I would love to have the how too's.....


thanks!!

Jill Thomassen, Flutist, The Antares Musicians said...

You are SO talented. Beautiful card. I am looking forward to the tutorial and now I "need" this set.

Thank you,
Jill

Elin K. said...

YES! This is lovely, and I'd love to learn a new technique. :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great job with the flowers!! And the big fancy bow is gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

The red and black really pop on this beautiful creation Karen!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hi GF!! Seems like FOREVER! Sure miss you over at the dirt pile :(.

I am telling you between flowers and red and black - this is YOUR GIFT to us and I thank you alot!! Beautiful creation my friend.

Wanda Cullen said...

Such timeless and classy colors...LOVE this combo! Love this sweet image and you've colored it so beautifully!

Peggy said...

Beautiful coloring technique Karen! Would love to see a tutorial. Fabulous Fabulous card!

Bev Gerard said...

***swooons***
Marker Layering by Karen Barber ...
This title is on my "must read" list indeed! So ... the premier date is ??? ??? I think I missed that crucial bit of info my dearest!

~Bev

Kelly Birrell said...

I love this card! That wide ribbon just sets the whole thing off! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheri said...

Please do a tutorial on marker layering. The flowers are so pretty.