Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Topiary Plant


Another CAS card today but I like this one SO MUCH BETTER! In fact, I may just send it to myself! I'm not real sure if it's the image, the pink, or the bow..but whatever, I'm leaning toward liking this one. It seems like lately I'm not liking anything I do....but I guess we all go through that from time to time.

This image is from a Hero Arts set called Pots, Plants, and Posies. It was one of the stamp sets that I received from my friend Kristin! It also has some other wonderful images in the set and I'll be using those soon. I used some Green Galore and Pretty in Pink CS from SU and embossed the pink with the Birds and Swirls embossing folder. The ribbon is Pink Pirouette and the bow was completed using that fantastic little tool - the Bow Easy! The image has been colored with SU markers and Prisma Pencils.

Sorry I forgot to give everyone an update on this past weekend with the new granddaughter. She's just the cutest little baby you've ever seen - OF COURSE! I did get to spend alot of time holding and hugging so it turned out to be a wonderful weekend. Hubby bar-b-qued a brisket that was out of this world and we had very nice weather - although a tad bit warm. So all in all it was a great weekend.

This is for the following challenges: Corrosive Challenge (use Pastel colors) and Creative Inspirtations Paint (inspired by Spring), and Hand Stamped Sentiments (pink).

Thanks for stopping by................

Lynn

36 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

This card is gorgeous, you should keep this one right on your desk. Love the colors and the image with the colors you used. Your bow, is perfection, I forget about my Bow Easy, guess I should try it again. I agree with cards, I have been going through the really don't like my stuff, guess we are just harder on ourselves, but don't be your cards are beautiful and fun. So glad you had a great weekend with your granddaughter.

Marilyn said...

Very pretty Lynn! I love the pink, the ribbon & the image. Your colour combo is fab!

jaydee said...

Lynn, this card is breathtakingly pretty. The colors are fabulous - as is the bow. I love the fact that the bow is actually on the right hand side of the card, too. All round - gorgeous.....
Now..... grandma.... what fun having a whole weekend of hugging and loving a new grand-daughter. That's just FABULOUS!
big hugs
jaydee

Nicole said...

Such a pretty, happy, springy card! :)

Lone Pine Designs said...

This is such a pretty card and the bow is the perfect finishing touch! Love it!

KER said...

grandbabies are sooo wonderful...glad you had some time with the new dgd...as for this card...uh you could send it to me (j/k)...i really love that image...and the colors are wonderful for it...good work with the embossing and the ribbon

Monica said...

So glad that you got to spend time cuddling your brand new grandbaby. Hearty congrats!

This card is just so sweet and the shade of pink looks awesome. Tell Kirsten that her stamp is delightfully cute. Love the way you have coloured the pot - I mean the shading in the pot.

Hugs,

Monica

Kristin Moore said...

It's beautiful Lynn, I can see why you like it! Nice and soothing, soft and pretty. Just like that new grandbaby I bet! Congrats!!

MiamiKel said...

It's beautiful! So soft and subtle, so beautifully done - just perfect! You should enter this in the Corrosive Challenge :) This week is pastels! (I don't work for them or DT, lol, I just read that on my friend's blog!) Lovely, lovely Lynn!! x0x0

Jeremy and Samantha said...

what a beautiful, card love the colors!

Peggy said...

Such a pretty card! I love pinks and greens together!
I say, go ahead and send it to yourself! Lol!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

gorgeous! i can see why you want to keep it yourself!!!

Anne Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lynn! Your image is colored beautifully, as always. I really like the fun placement of the bow, too. Congrats to you on the new grandbaby! How exciting! Sounds like a great weekend to me.

PS: You should also enter this one in the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week. It would be perfect! ;)

Maricel Fabi said...

Love this card... very pretty!

Laura said...

Hello Lynn, Cas i love!! this one is soooo cute. Hope your feeling better.

Tammy said...

Fabulous Lynn, love the bright pink! Perfect.

Andrea said...

Love this pink card! I can't quite figure out my bow easy-will have to give it another go!

Carol L said...

This is so beautiful Lynn!! I love every single detail, especially the gorgeous pink color!

Karen said...

Beautiful card Lynn and sometimes we need to keep the ones we like and give them to ourselves, so often we are last on the list. Congrats on your new baby grand daughter, you will enjoy her. And to be able to BBQ - wow, people are still skiing at the resort about 45 minute drive from here.

Shannon said...

This is gorgeous! Very simple, yet elegant. Love your color choices. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

jojoscraps said...

This is a really pretty card Lynn! So soft and sweet and the embossing is a perfect touch.
Congrats on that new Grandbabe.
Jo xx

Kirei na Kami said...

Breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL!!! Talk about pretty in pink...this card is it and then some!!! I am so happy you joined us in this week's Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge!!! You have definitely captured the loveliness of Spring with this creation!!! I hope to see more of your inspiring work in future challenges:)

Hugs!!
Carolyn

inkedx2 said...

This is a beautiful card. Love your coloring on the topiary. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

Robbie

StampingMinnie said...

Your card is lovely -- so dainty and pretty. I love it. Thank you so much for participating in the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge. Please come back again. I love your coloring.

Carrie said...

Pretty in pink!!! This is lovely. I really like that topiary and I love how you colored it.

Dana said...

Oh yea!! I love this! It looks like you've got your mojo back, huh? Your cards are always great but I know after being away from it for a bit it takes me awhile before I start to like mine again too! Your weekend sounds absolutely divine.. grandbabies and brisket?? We are blessed aren't we??
Hugs~
Dana

Nana Connie said...

Love everything about this card, Lynn! The image is fantastic, the colors you chose go perfectly, the embossed background, the bow... Oh, that bow! How did you have any time for cards when you had a baby to hug all weekend? :-) Hugs.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Love your beautiful and simple card! So elegant! The added embossed background is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!

Kendra

Cibele Glazer said...

Absolutely stunning! We are entitled to keep a few cards for ourselves you know ;) and this is one I WOULD keep! Congrats on the new little one.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this gorgeous topiary! What a delicate beauty, Lynn!

Helen said...

This is really pretty - I LOVE topiary images

maryr917 said...

no wonder you want to send this card to yourself-it's so pretty in pink-a big congrats on madeline-hope you will post a picture of her soon

Ronnie said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the image, and pretty embossed in the background!

stampinbygenny said...

I love the layout and how you colored the image. The embossed background is perfect for the image. Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

TrishG said...

oooh, this is lovely. Beautiful colors and I love that ribbon. Great layout for the long image.

Sharon Keanly said...

I'm a PINK girl, so this card is particularly appealing on the eye for me... Beautiful work dear, no wonder I call you the Queen of C&S, this is the perfect example. Outstanding! LOVE it! hugs Sharon x ps So pleased you sent it to yourself...LOL you deserve it!!!