Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dogwood Branch


Hi all!!! Last weekend my sister and I went grocery shopping. We go together every weekend. We then went to the farmer's market where we purchased fresh seedless watermelon, cantelope, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and corn on the cob. Yummers!!! I took the tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions and chopped them up. I then put them in a Rubber Maid bowl and put Italian Dressing over it. It was so delish! After that we both went to see a movie. What a great weekend we both had! Good thing is, we never take it for granted and we know we are blessed to have each other!

Anyhoo, on to my card, which is as simple as simple can get. I used white metallic cardstock and text paper from Paper and More. I then used a Cuttlebug folder (sry I do not know the name of it) to emboss the background. Colored the Dogwood Branch from Serendipity Stamps with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I used a corner punch and dimensionals and that is it! I figure that I can use this simple card for many occasions, just to have on hand when I need it.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and thank you for your visits and awesome comments!

18 comments:

Julia Aston said...

How lovely Velta! the embossing is so pretty and your floral stem is beautiful!

You won the WMS stamp set from my last weeks sketch posting Velta!!

please e-mail me julia.aston@comcast.net with your name and address and I'll send it right off to you!!

I'm so excited for you!

Grace said...

Hi Velta! Oh goodness this is beautiful!!! I love the embossing folder and these blossoms are just so pretty! You are blessed to be able to get together with your sister weekly! Mine lives 3000 miles away and my other one is in heaven so I am so happy for you to have these special times together! Your fresh product makes my mouth water!!! Have a wonderful week!

Carol L said...

What an elegant & stunning card!! I love the embossing along with those beautifully colored flowers! WOW! And what a blessing to be able to enjoy your sister's company every weekend! You are blessed:)

Lisa Somerville said...

So pretty! The metallic embossed paper frames your beautifully colored dogwood wonderfully!

Jerri Jimenez said...

So gorgeous Velta! I love the embossed background, it's perfect with the gorgeous Dogwood flowers.

How wonderful that you were able to get together with your sister for a little bonding time (and loads of fun too!). You're very blessed to have a sister to share crafting with. {{{hugs}}}

Rosemary said...

wow... your card is absolutely gorgeous, velta!! love the embossing and how you colored the image.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Velta - this is a delicious piece of art. What a wonderful job you did colors this beautiful image.

Congratulations on winning Julia's blog candy. How lucky for you! I can't wait to see what you create with it.

Beth Norman said...

Very pretty. So very elegant. Sometimes less is more as they say. You didn't mention what movie you saw. Donnie and I just saw The Green Lantern because that was his favorite comic book as a boy.

Kim Piggott said...

Sounds like you and your Sister have such a special relationship Velta she is so lucky to have you.
Your card is absolutely beautiful!
Love those flowers and your border is so very pretty!
hugs
kim x

Elena said...

What a great weekend you had! And salad sounds so delicious!
Love this card! Really like how you framed flowers in the embossed frame! And your coloring is very pretty1

"Um Buggin" said...

Hi Velta,
What a gorgeous card my friend! I love the nice clean lines and white/white is so perfect for the image. You always do such a perfect job on your coloring too. Thank you for all your prayers and visits while I was MIA. Looking forward to seeing more of your stunning creations.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Mary Dew Lee said...

What an elegant card Velta! And I love your story of your market outing with your sister. How lucky you are! While you spent the weekend eating your fruits and veggies - I spent the weekend weeding my cucumbers, zuchinni, tomatoes - so that I'll be able to start eating them soon! Tomorrow it's off to pick blueberries!

Leslie Miller said...

This is soooooo beautiful, Velta! It's one of my favorite kinds of cards, all white and CAS with a beautiful colored image. You did a fabulous job on this. It sure would be nice if they put those CB folder names directly on the folder. Once you throw away the packaging, the name is gone. I have to label mine 'cause I know someone will always ask. This one is called Grace's Frame. Love it! Love hearing about you and your sister. Every girl should have a sister, or at least some awesome girlfriends. I have the latter, but I don't think it's quite the same.

Elly said...

Wow Velta, your card is gorgeous!!!

hugs, Elly

Anonymous said...

And this past weekend I made my dear sweet sister push the grocery cart with car seat, while *I* carried *her* precious granddaughter, who smiled at everyone, through the store. Everyone thought she looked just like me...her Auntie Boo! LOL

Donna said...

Nice card! I love Dogwood trees in bloom.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

So elegant Velta!! I just love the framing and embossing!! Your floral stem is gorgeous!!

hugs,
Chris

Rose Ann said...

Sounds like a wonderful time with your sister, Velta!!

Your card is gorgeous, and you've colored the dogwood so beautifully!! I love that embossed frame as well!!