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4/25/2014

Purple Grasses

Happy Friday afternoon, and such a beautiful one it is in our neighborhood. Sunny, warm, but a very strong breeze is about. We have been able to open a few doors & windows. We have some fellas here putting down mulch, so that nice smell is permeating the house. Thanks to all who left comments for us to enjoy the DD. We did - immensely; it's just that her visit is always way too short. It seems as though she just arrives, then has to leave once again. Hopefully she will be able to return near the end of June. We did get our family legal business squared away, so that took up a good amount of her visit, but at least it's an item that we can mark done as a family.

The card share today is one that's been underway for a while. In the recent snippet cleanup, the colored image was found. Yesterday while moping around & missing the Kid, the card was finished.

- don't remember the stamp image. I think the stamp may have been inked with markers, then stamped. There's purple Spica pen on the flower heads, Distress Inks smudged around the die, which is either a S/Binder or a Sizzix rectangle.

- cardbase is a coffee colored prefolded card, bought on sale somewhere.

- background layer was inked with DI Lilac, Shabby Shutters and Victorian Velvet - which I think was the color smudged on the image panel, along with the Shabby Shutters. Spritzed with Tattered Angels gold spray. Let it dry, then embossed with a SU EF - maybe Vintage Wallpaper.

- Purple lacey layer is a S/Binder die, and the green top & bottom trim is a small die from the Exquisite Labels 11.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment die cut from a snippet of Distress Ink background paper.

That's it for today. Hope that you have a fantastic weekend in store, and that Spring has arrived in your area. We're hoping we've seen the last of the winter weather. Expecting some thunderstorms later this evening, but I won't feel sad if they blow on by us. Thanks for joining me this afternoon. Big Hugs.

34 comments:

Benzi said...

Your airy image is so pretty. I can almost see it blowing in the breeze. Beautiful lilac and green colors. The sponging really makes your image stand out.

Oh, I can imagine how you miss your daughter. It's so hard when they live far away.

Pippa said...

I just love this, especially the flowers. It reminds me that the bluebells are just coming into full bloom down in the woods! Must go and check them out again. ;)

Carol L said...

Very pretty card with those delicate dies and pretty flowers! I love the little bits of green bling!
Enjoy your weekend and I hope that nasty weather misses you!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Mary you keep getting better all the time. This card is a timeless beauty. I even enlarged it to see it better. The image is especially well done and initialed like a piece of art, which it is. Everything around it is like a beautiful picture frame. Hello indeed. Bravo for sure.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! So glad you have the family legal business taken care of. That's a relief - it's one of those time-consuming things that shouldn't be neglected. Your purple grass is beautiful - the whole card is pretty with those die cuts and color choices! Hope you have a nice week-end, too! hugs, de

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The image is gorgeous!! I love the dies you used!! I'm so glad you have a wonderful visit with your daughter!! Spring is definitely here...I saw my first hummingbird of the season today!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Mary. Your purple grasses are so pretty ... they look like a painting. Loll xx

Patti J said...

Very pretty, Mary! I might have to case this one! Sadly, I know all about time with family being too short! We have to cherish every moment with them! Hugs...

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Mary just love this card.. great image and so well done.. clever work.. Shaz in Oz.x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great snippets card, Mary! Nothing like a little creativity to help us feel less mopey!! I hope you avoid the nasty thunderstorms and your lovely spring sunshine lasts throughout the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Patricia said...

Good morning Mary,
A stunning card, love those delicate flowers and your wonderful design
Have a great day

Patricia x

Hazel said...

Very pretty card Mary, so glad you got all your legal work done and out of the way. I bet you are missing your daughter, but June will be here before you know it. Hazel x

Sarah said...

What a lovely card Mary, the image is fab (wherever it came from!!) and you have pulled everything together beautifully with some great textures too. Have a good weekend xx

SarahGeorge said...

Very beautiful card, Mary. I liked the image very much. Alll your Easter cards are soooo beautiful!!! :)

rachel said...

Hiya Mary - brilliant card - what a lovely image to find as a snippet! Fabulous! Thanks for your visits - I do appreciate it! Big Hugs rachel xx

Jan Frances said...

Mary what a lovely card. Loved the way you have coloured the image and mounted onto different shaped dies. Really lovely. xxx Jan

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Mary, I love the image and the die cuts.
Kevin xx

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card Mary!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design Mary, the layers are fabulous. It's cold here, Spring is slow to arrive... arghhhhhhhh! Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

Sheila H said...

Your colors and die cuts are so pretty, Mary. I really like the shading around the image. And the layers are beautiful. So glad you had a great time with your daughter - hope she comes back soon :)

vic said...

Hi Mary ooh this is super pretty I really like how you stamped the stamp with marker what a gorgeous result! Have a lovely weekend my friend,
vic x

Sue said...

Beautiful Mary the colours and die cuts are gorgeous , glad you had a lovely time with your daughter ..huggles Sue xx

jimlynn said...

It's just beautiful Mary! Love the little gems on the side but the image is awesome! SO lovely!

Sorry you're missing your daughter but know you have a grand time when she was there.

I really had to laugh at what you said about the mulch! We just finished mulching all of our garden! Two HUGE bags of the stuff. For some reason though, ours is the non smelling kind! Just a lot of work.

Lynn

Brenda said...

So love this card Momma Mary. The image is just beautiful! I love anything to do with nature and of course this image reminds me of wheat-which I love seeing waving in the fields. It also reminds me of the fox tail grass that we always chewed on at the farm. lol Or tickled someone with the fuzzy ends. So much fun. I love how you used the DI colors on the mat, they all work so well together. Love the embossing too as well as that green mat. The colors on this card are just lovely. Glad you were able to get the legal stuff taken care of while DD was home. I know all to well how short the visits are. It always seems like when we go down to SC we no sooner get there before it is time to pack the bags and leave again. I'm always glad to get back home to my "stuff" but sad to leave if that makes any sense. lol Part of my heart will always belong to SC, the other part to PA. Hugs

Sandy said...

It's hard to keep up with you Mary - but I will try! Another pretty card to add to your portfolio!
Sandy xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Glad you enjoyed your daughter's visit. June will be here before you know it! Love this card, especially the background - love the way you picked up the colors from the image.

Pat said...

I love the simplicity of the stamping on the topper so beautifully done, and the way you have jazzed it up with the gorgeous inking and the pretty embossing folder, and then the ornate dies you have tucked behind in lovely complementary colours. I'm sorry your DD's visit was so fleeting but will be lovely for you to see her again in the not too distant future. Our DS lives in Australia and visits are few and far between so I know how you feel. x

Bonnie said...

What pretty, delicate grasses, Mary! As always your layers are beautiful! We just don't get to spend enough time with our daughters do we?

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Mary , this is really beautiful, very simple stamps but you made a very beautiful card with it!! It's always great to see the children again , i'm very happy that Belgium is so small that I can see them every or olmost every week, when they have time!!

Greetings
Maria

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I'm loving the grass stamp, Mary!! Beautiful layering and colours!! Lovely card!!
Greetings from Africa!!

mamapez5 said...

Such a pretty stamp, and I love all the layers you have put it on. It has rapidly moved from spring into summer here during my couple of weeks in UK. It is always windy in April, but the sun is quite hot in sheltered places. Kate x

scrappymo! said...

What a pretty look...so soft and subtle. I am going to have to try the marker method and huffing as I really like the outcome. This is a great card Mary!

cards said...

I am glad this little image was found in the clean up; it is so soft and pretty.
Heather T

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your snippet pile must have been immense! And be filled with way better things than mine ever was. Great looking card with some more of those fabulous ornate mats.