Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Getting Things Done

Finally. Summer has arrived. And it's about time...I've never seen such an odd Spring, I swear! It's the perfect temperature today, at about 72 degrees, with little fluffy, white clouds interrupting a pretty blue sky. A gentle breeze makes it a perfect day. Spent most of the morning out working on my credenza. Sanding, washing, and painting. I need at least 5 days of 'no rain' weather in order to get the base out of the garage and get paint on it. Won't be happening this week. And I really need to get the darn thing painted too. In just a few weeks, the City is going to tear up our street and put down new asphalt...You know what a mess that's going to be! Since I've got the new computer up and running, I'd like to finish that credenza and get my craft room back in order.

Now to the card. And there's only one on tap today. Maybe more for tomorrow...We'll see. I'm playing along at WPlus9's Throwback Thursday. Pretty sure you all know what that means. I pulled out my Fresh Cut Florals (raise your hand if you love it as much as I do), because it's still one of my ultra favorite sets. I'll show you one of the cards that Maureen made, and from which I took my inspiration. Warning...It's gorgeous....


Swoon... Yeah, like that. You really need to go over and check out the other cards she's got posted, you'll want to join in the fun.


This is my version:




White on white on white. Base, panel, vellum. As mentioned before, I've used all WPlus9's Fresh Cut Floral stamps, and various inks. I stamped the wreath and the sentiment on the main panel, and stamped the flowers on the vellum. I added a few flat, silver sequins, three PTI rainstones, and a bit of silver thread on my white ribbon. That's about it. I think this will make a nice wedding card. Let me know if you think this is a "hit" or "miss."  Time for another coat of paint on my credenza, so happy dances on this Tuesday. 

28 comments:

Marybeth said...

Swoon........this is breathtakingly beautiful! Love the velum overlay, gives it such an elegant look! Oh your weather sound just perfect! Not sure why I live in such a warm place as I love cooler weather ....but we are blessed with the most beautiful winters. Gotta run,driving a few of the grandkids back home today then staying for ice hockey practice . Hugs and enjoy your day!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So Beautiful and pretty!!!

Nora N. said...

I love your CASE of Maureen's card. That WPlus9 set is my ABSOLUTE favorite set that I own, I think. There are so many ways it can be used. I love the way you used the leaves to make a heart and the vellum overlay is perfect to give it a softer look.

I am glad that your weather is finally more like summer. I prefer it in the 70's and dry. Not happening when you live in New England, though. The humidity is always there. Makes the hair look wonderful!!

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous - I love the softness that the vellum gives to the colours! We've had a pretty perfect day today, too, although it's starting to cloud over! Have fun with the painting!

Virginia Lu said...

Love your rendition of Maureen's card, Bev! Beautifully stamped indeed! The wreath design is so timeless, isn't it? Hope you get some dry weather to get errands done.

Lisa Lara said...

What a beauty Bev. I love the softness of the vellum.

Lynn said...

Swooning over here too. Beautiful! My go to floral is PS Reflections...love that set! So wonderful to chat with you tonight. I appreciate you my dear friend. xoxo

Becca Cruger said...

Oh-so-soft and ethereal!!! White on white looks good on you and I love all the sequin additions. Talk about projects, girl! You are a one-woman crafty wizard. I wish I had more DIY dogma, but I can't commit to a project that takes longer than 3 hours. Hence, cards! haha

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, Bev! Love the soft colours on the vellum.

I Card Everyone said...

Most definitely a 'hit' Bev! I'm whispering this: I don't have this set.... shhh.... but sure wish I did...
=]

~amy~ said...

Bev, you're card is so pretty...I love the white on white with vellum....I love vellum, yes, I do. That beautiful special day wreath is perfect!

sofia andersson said...

Aww, that's beautiful and white on white is always so elegant! And wow, you really seem to have a project there - hope all goes well with the painting!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Miss Bev...just love your gorgeous heart and that vellum, adds so much beauty and elegance to your already stunning card! Enjoy your week!!! Miss you lots.

Rose said...

Very pretty & elegant. Love the softness of the vellum.

Tracey McNeely said...

Hasn't thisi spring been crazy, I hope things dry out for you. Gorgeous card Bev, inspired by Maureen gorgeous card!

Martha said...

Bev, your card is so adorably sweet!
It's definitely a 'hit'!
I love that WPlus9 stamp set!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a soft and dreamy confection of a card, Bevie! Just sensational! I do hope you get a reprieve from rain so you can finish your credenza. I can't wait to see how fantastic it's going to look!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Wow, how stunning, Bev ... soft, delicate, dreamy ... and beautiful! I can imagine you creating this on the perfect day you described! Looking forward to seeing your finished credenza! Miss you heaps, sweet friend! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Kim S said...

I think I'm the only cardmaker on earth who doesn't have Fresh Cut Florals!! LOVE your sweet wreath with the sprinkle of sequins - it's so elegant topped with vellum.

I'm waiting for your craft room pix - so I can see the new computer. I am so jealous. My family IT guy (my 19-year) is anti-Apple, so as long as he serves as my IT guy, no iMAC for me!

Jen Mitchell said...

I love how the vellum softens the look of this card. It's gorgeous!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Geri said...

Gorgeous! I'm calling Winner Winner right off the hop on this baby!

Stamping the flowers on the velum is pure craft genius dear friend! You always come up with the neatest things! The white on white - soooooo elegant! Love it!

Deepti said...

Beauty! I love the muted colors u achieved by adding vellum :)

Petra Swart said...

So soft and sooooo beautiful, Bev!!!! What a great take on the inspiration card!!! Love it - definately a 'hit' and would surely make a stunning wedding card!!!!

Brenda said...

Wow! I love Maureen's card, but I am loving yours even more Bev. That stamp set looks fabulous, I'm a sucker for wreaths, and love that heart shaped wreath!The white on white on white is simply stunning. Love that ribbon you used and the silver thread with it. I think this will make a beautiful wedding card! I'm so sick of the rain. lol All it does here anymore. I hope it isn't a sign of the snow we will get this winter. ugh! Don't even want to think about winter! I hope you get your painting done. Hugs, Brenda

maryrose said...

Very pretty, with just a touch of sparkle! Perfect!

cm said...

Yes, Maureen's card is lovely and yours...lovely, plus! You've drawn inspiration from her, infused it with your special touches and the results...utterly gorgeous! I call it a 'hit' for a wedding card; one that will definitely be treasured by newlyweds. Love this!
Hugs~c

Kylie said...

Definitely a hit! So soft and pretty!