Monday, June 28, 2010

A YAY! and a *boo*


Here are the cards I made for the challenges at Splitcoast today. The flower card is done with a technique called Pounded Flowers, and they are real flowers literally pounded and crushed to give off the colors they possess. I started with a bright RED Bee Balm, but the colors came out pink. Strange. I really expected RED! The sets I used for this card were Believe in You, and a sneak peek of a July set called Flourishes and Frame from Mark's Finest Papers.
The second card is for the CAS, to use celery, blue, and pumpkin. I used MFP sets Ferns and Chickadees, Ladybugs and Carnation, and Speedy the Cat's Friends.



Now the Yay and *boo* - DH and I have to go to a wake today for the mother of one of our oldest friends. She was in her 90's, and very ill. A blessing. After the calling hours comes the YAY! We are meeting up with Julia (artystamper) and her DH Kent, for dinner. I can't wait to see her again. This will be the first time our DH's will be with us. It should be great fun.

Speaking of great fun, I hope your day is full of it!!

10 comments:

  1. These are soooo wonderful Anne!!! both of these designs are sooo creative and beautiful! I LOVE the butterfly on the first one!

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  2. Ohhh gorgeous - love that star burst look! And your nature scene is beautiful

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  3. Love both cards Anne! I really want to try that flower technique Joan gave us today! and your little field scene is so cute with the little critters!

    Looking forward to seeing you tonight GF!!!

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  4. The flower pounding scared me away and I screwed up my CAS tag...it was too busy...oh, well...I'll just enjoy your beauties!!

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  5. love your technique card anne-I also stayed away from this technique-now I am not sure why-I have more than enough flowers in my yard to experiment with lots of colors
    hope you had fun at dinner

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  6. Amazing the difference in the colors, huh? This shade is beautiful! Love how the card turne dout, Anne. Both cards are wonderful! Enjoy yourself tonight. Sounds like fun!

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  7. Love all of your recent, beautiful cards!! I'm having trouble keeping up with all of my blogging, cardmaking and commenting now that school is out but I haven't forgotten everyone. Promise!

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  8. Beautiful pounded flower card! I have always hesitated to try this technique.
    The butterfly and frog is just as cute as it can be!

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  9. You did a fabulous job with the pounded flowers, Anne!!!! Isn't it amazing how the colors turn out so different that what you expect!!! You have created such a beautiful card with it, too!!! Love the adorable frog card....glad you didn't use the smashed frog technique on this...LOL!!! Hope you and Julia had a great time..wish I could have been there!!!

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  10. Great job with the flower pounding, hope dinner was great!

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