Saturday, April 4, 2015

From the Desk of Barbara

Today I am using a stamp set that I have had and have not used before.  Don't we all have those?  Come on, I am sure you do.  I love this image and don't know why I had not used it before.  It is from Marcella Hawley when she was designing for Flourishes, no longer available. 
I will be entering this card in the Mod Squad challenge and the Simon says challenge this week.  Wonderful prizes and if you don't enter, you don't win.  My friend Kathy Krug came up with a fun challenge. 
Tick Tack Toe
I have done the bottom horizontal line.

Simon Says is celebrating their 6th birthday. 

Here is the card that I did.
Stamp set, Flourishes From the Desk of
Paper, MFT Steel Grey and Primitive White
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Design paper
Copic markers.
Black Pearls from my stash

It focal layer has dimensional foam.

Thanks for stopping in.  Have a great weekend.  It is bright and sunny here today, but still cold with the promise of warmer weather tomorrow. 
Happy Easter everyone. 


  1. Love your pop of color. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the <a href="http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.comçMod Squad Challenge</a>

  2. Love the bright colours in the background and just a touch on that beautiful stamp. So pretty Barbara.

  3. Oh isn't that a wonderful set, one I did not buy, but I do have many others. Love the design of your card and the colors and designer papers you used! What's really great is how you only colored only some of the flowers, LOVE that idea, looks fantastic! Happy Easter to you and Tom and the family! xo~

  4. Love the squared background. I need to remember this. Sometimes a busy pattern is distracting, but when you break it up like this it adds so much interest. Love that you only colored a few of the flowers. this is such an amazing stamp that the little bit of coloring draws attention to the detail of the stamp. Well done.

  5. Gorgeous colors, great design and I love the image. Ah, the good old days when Flourishes was around. This is a great card, and I love how you have used the black to mat the paper. I really LOVE this card!!!!

  6. Beautiful card! Love your color block background. Great focal image!

  7. I love how you colored portions of your image for a pop of color. Gorgeous!! Great background panels as well!!

  8. Beautiful card! Such a lovely image!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  9. Beautiful card and image! We all have some stamps that we never used I know I do! Glad that you finally used it because it sure is beautiful!

  10. LOVE!!!!! The hint of color on the image is so pretty! Great card my friend!