April 3, 2010

Spring Daffodils

Hello friends. We're definitely seeing signs of Spring here in Kansas. These beautiful, yellow Daffodils came up in a flower bed that I was sure Eric killed off. But the little beauties popped up again this year. :) I took a little bouquet just like this up to my mom with the card I made her. She loved the card and the flowers. And I just bought lots more bulbs to plant this year. I just love the early Spring flowers.
I was inspired to create a card using Nichole's beautifully illustrated Year of Flowers: Daffodils stamp set. I stamped the smaller flowers with Palette Burnt Umber ink. Next up, I got out some of my shimmering pearls and pearl ex paints from my stash. Using an aqua painter brush filled with water, I colored the flowers easily using a few shades or yellows and oranges. It's very hard to see from photos but the end result is very shimmer and luminous. I finished off the flowers with some Vintage Glass Glitter. You can find lots of colors from Star Lit Studio.
Here's my finished card along side my pretty jar of daffodils. I used papers from The Girls' Paperie patterned paper for my card base. The ribbon is Lemon Tart Luxe Satin that I colored with a few Copic markers.
A little closeup of the shimmery flowers and the colored ribbon.....
And for the inside of my card, I stamped the word *daffodils* and gave it a color wash of my shimmering paints.
Hope you're enjoying this Easter weekend. The girls have friends over and they're having fun together. They've colored eggs and hidden them already....I hear Eric mowing the yard for the first time this year.....Jordan's having a hissy fit because she can't find her Ipod case....and I'm sipping on a Diet Dr. Pepper from Sonic that the gang brought me on the way home from Jordan's guitar lessons. I also have my Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints out and am creating a beautiful mess in the art studio for a very colorful kit coming soon. I love it when I say art studio, don't you? Well, I think I'll walk up and get the mail and maybe just keep on walking over to my mom's house to see how she's doing. Tonight there's a fish fry at the community building so no need to worry about supper. Have a blessed day everyone.

15 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

Such pretty Daffodils!

The card is amazing. Love that glass glitter...it makes them come alive. I need to try the Copics on the ribbon. It looks amazing. :)

Happy Easter
xxx

mamajulie said...

I love the community fish fry--what a great tradition. Just as "old-fashioned" as planting daffodils.

Alice Wertz said...

i wish we had a yard that i can grow our own daffodils!!! your card and flowers are so beautiful! love that unique colored ribbon, too!

Tricia said...

Beautiful Mish! Love your daffodils, and I'm sure your Mom was thrilled with them, too. Hope she's doing well. Your cards are just lovely! Happy Easter!

Kimberly Ann said...

Beautiful daffodils! The real ones and the card :)

I believe the paint you used is called Twinkling H2O's. Gorgeous watercolors with mica - love them! Its from LuminArt.

Lisa Foster said...

WOW! Absolutely Beautiful!
Hugs,
Lisa

Nancy said...

Love your daffodil card!
Aaahhhh to be able to plant/grow your own daffodils. One of my favorite spring flowers and I buy mine from the grocery store. *grin*
Have a wonderful Easter!

patriciad said...

Beautiful card. Isn't Spring just the best feeling ever? When those flowers start popping up it just gives me a big ole case of the happies. Best to you and your sweet family for a lovely Easter. I'm having 12 for dinner tomorrow so I best get back to my slicing and dicing. Cheers!

Dee Dee said...

Beautiful daffodils, and love the inside of your card. :)

dolcreations said...

Such a beautiful card Mish! There is that beautiful paper! I must tell you...I love coming to see your gorgeous creations, but I love hearing your stories. My all time favourite had to be that snake story! I felt like I was right there!!!! Have a wonderful Easter weekend. P.S. I just found out one of my daughters friends comes from Kansas! The nicest family too!!!!

Shirlann said...

Happy Easter! Just stopping in to say hi and again how much I enjoy your blog and your inspirations....stories too!

Ree Donnelly said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty, Mish!!

Dinners and Dreams said...

Your blog is full of beauty. I'm glad I found it.

Nisrine

Sharon Keanly said...

A beautiful card. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration. Love visiting your blog. Hugs Sharon

Ree Donnelly said...

So pretty, Mish! I am in LOVE with that YOF Daffodils set! Check out my card if you like!

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