Monday, April 16, 2012

Techniques

If you've been following my blog for a while you know I very seldom try any type of new technique.  Talk about being "stuck in a rut" - right!  LOL!  Yesterday, I decided I'd take the plunge and at least try a little something different.  Nothing fancy by any means, but new to me anyway.....



I masked off an area in the center of the card and then sponged a layer of Tumbled Glass blue (intention was to make it sorta look like clouds - but not actual clouds) and then stamped the image from SU Fabulous Florets over it.  The flowers have been stamped, colored, and then popped up on the image.  The sentiment (also SU) was stamped and then pearls added underneath it, to the centers of the flower, and a small bow around the stem of the flower....and bingo...it's completed!

I'll enter this is the challenges at Just Us Girls (Technique challenge - sponge a layer), 2 Sisters Challenge (Flowers), and Lily Pad's Flower Challenge.

Before I sign off for the day I just wanted to thank everyone so much for the wonderful birthday wishes on Saturday!  I received some beautiful cards from several of you and I appreciate each and every one of them.  This birthday was one of the big ones - yep, I turned the big SIX FIVE (I know I look MUCH younger though! LOL).  I'm just so thankful I made it this far and it's nice being a "senior citizen" now because everyone seems to have more patience with me!  LOL!  I had a great day and all the wishes I received from you made it even more special.  Thanks!

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


44 comments:

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! I like how you've stamped the sentiment to match the flower colour and that bow tying the stem is so neat. Great technique too.
Happy Belated Birthday to you and I'm sorry I missed it. And you don't look sixty five either... unless your photo was taken in 1961 and you just haven't updated it! hahahaha... seriously though, glad it was a good birthday!

Anne Temple said...

Love that blue strip and the coloring on your flowers is fantastic! Great design too.

Linda w said...

I hope you will try more techniques now, because you totally rocked this....and trust me as a 57yr quiet little British girl...that is not a phase I use often lol. Well done, and thanks for the inspiration. Hugs lin

Carol L said...

This is just gorgeous Lynn, and you should try new techniques more often, because this turned out great! I love the blue panel with the pink flowers - what a pretty combination!
I'm glad you had a great birthday and now I can officially welcome you to the golden oldies club :)

Lynn McAuley said...

Such a pretty card, Lynn, with that gentle blue sponged section in the background of your pretty popped up blossoms!! Well done!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Gorgeous card, love how you sponged the area and it looks like clouds. The flowers are beautiful with great dimension. I would say you did a great job on this technique. Glad you had a great BDay!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is stunning Lynn, I love it!
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Oh wow Lynn, very pretty! You need to try more techniques because your card is beautiful!

Glad you had a wonderful birthday!

E.T. said...

Such a pretty card Lynn. A very happy birthday to you. Lots of love and good wished too.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Girl!! Love how you did the flowers.

Connie C said...

First, fabulous job on the new technique, Lynn! Love the blue and pink combo. Second, how could I not have known it was your birthday last Saturday????? Gosh, I feel terrible for not having gotten a card to you. Well, it's written on my calendar now and hopefully, I won't forget next year! Happy Belated, my dear friend.

Linda said...

This is lovely Lynn! The flower is lovely and your sponge technique looks fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Gemma said...

Absolutely stunning hun, those flowers are gorgeous & love your masked cloud panel behind...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Oh Lynn!!!!!!!!!! I feel terrible I didn't know it was your birthday on Saturday!!!!! But now I have it written down on my calendar!! I hope it was a great day!!!

OK - you NEED to try more techniques if you master them this fast!!! This is just awesome!!!

I love the sponged background! And those flowers are GORGEOUS!!!!!!! LOVE THEM!!!!

Maria :)

Donna Hanley said...

WOW Lynn, this card came out extremely pretty. I love it. You really should not be afraid to do more experimenting with new techniques. I'm so happy your enjoyed your big day. Now I wish you a great week.

Chaitali Narla said...

Very pretty! This is so lovely and CAS. Great job!

Karen said...

Love your card Lynn. You did a great job with stepping outside your boundaries and creating the cloudy effect. This is one of my favourite sets.

Lisa Kind said...

This is very pretty! I love the offset rectangle in the center and the stamped flower over it! So glad you tried a new technique! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Happy belated birthday!

Shannon White said...

This is Soo Pretty Lynn! Love the shaded BG and your Flowers are just Beautiful! Sweet touch with the tied bow on your flower stem! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

P.S. So sorry I missed your Birthday Lady! I hope it was a fun and Wonderful as you are! 8-)

TrishG said...

Beautiful card, Lynn! Love the mask/sponging. Great job with that floret image. Love the placement of the sentiment and all the embellishments.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the popping flower!! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

Lynn said...

So clever! I love how you masked off the background layer! Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Oh my! This is so elegant! Simple and lovely.

Davi said...

How very pretty this is Lynn! I love the popped up flowers makes them look so real :)

Sharon said...

Love your card Lynn. It is stunning! So pleased you had a good birthday honey. May you enjoy many more, hugs Sharon

Vicky Hayes said...

The masked strip with the cloudy texture makes a fantastic background to your beautiful flower Lynn. And a belated happy birthday to you, hope you had a lovely day!

Valchen said...

Beautiful and elegant! Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog!
Hugs,
Valentina

Bonnie said...

I love the way you've sponged at an angle! I love that it's a bit unexpected. Beautiful flowers too.

Gina said...

Gorgeous card! And way to go trying something new. I get stuck in a rut too sometimes and I have found if I try something new that helps. And wishing you a very happy belated birthday!

Shawna said...

I am so glad you tried something new Lynn --- this card is just LOVELY!!! And Happy Birthday girl!!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love the clean design. The bow and pearls are such elegant accents.

Laura said...

Oh lynn, Im slapping and kicking my self riht now. I'm even hating myself right now. I cant beleive I missed your birthday. Happy belated birthday. WOW!! 65 You sure do look younger and thats no joke.Oh taking my mom everywhere has saved me money...LOL. we get deals everywhere here in Modesto. I hope you had a awesome birthday.

Hugs,Laura

Laura said...

Oops I forgot to leave a comment On your card. Cuz I was to busy slapping and kicking myself. LOL. Your new technique is wonderful I love it. well at least YOUR new technique. TFS

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! Lynn, this is stunning! I love that sponging... gonna need to try that some time! Lovely!!!

Cibele Glazer said...

This is o pretty! I like the way you masked the background on an angle. Do you need my address so you can send it to me? lol

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is gorgeous, Lynn!!!!! What a great idea to sponge the area behind the flower..it really does look like clouds!!!!!

Joan Ervin said...

oops...forgot to wish you a belated Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you day was super special!!!!!!

Margaret said...

First of all... Happy Birthday! Hope it was the most wonderful day!
Love your beautiful card! I really like the blue sponging behind the image! Such a wonderful way to fill in some 'white space'!

Tammy said...

WOW Lynn this GORGEOUS!! I love this card!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! :)
Hugs, Tammy

MiamiKel said...

I am sorry that I missed your special day! I've been a bit spacey lately and do hope it was a day filled with blessings! Your cardnismgorgeous .. You are such a creative lady and a real inspiration to me! Xoxo

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this fabulous card- you made it look really easy too- which I know it was not......! I hope you had a fabulous birthday!!! {HUGS}

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Beautiful flower card - great coloring!! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad! Hugs, Karin

Karen Howard said...

Lynn, this is really stunning! I love the blue background and the pearl in the center of the flower is the perfect finishing touch! Hugs, Karen

Monica said...

Another beaut!!!

Hugs,
Monica