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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An Iris for Evelyn

Good morning everyone.....hope you are having a wonderful morning!!! It is a little cool here...it got down in the 40's last night but will warm up to the 70's later today. I finally got my parent's pansies planted in their planter so hopefully, I can finish my pots today. Lowes is full of fall flowers and if I don't hold myself back, I will buy too many....I LOVE all the gorgeous colors!! Anyway....
The Splitcoast Teapotters were headed to Lynn, Massachusetts yesterday on Route 88 to help Anne's (jdmommy) mother, Evelyn, celebrate her birthday!! I was really looking forward to this party because, first, I have never been to Massachusetts, and second, I happen to know that Anne and Evelyn are real good cooks!! Since da Mudder is on a health kick, I thought I could talk Anne and Evelyn into making some sinful goodies for all of the rebels in the group...Whoohoo!!! You can find all Mudder's Teapot Tuesday details here. I will get this in the mail to Evelyn this afternoon!!
This is also for yesterday's Color Challenge on Splitcoast to use Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, and Pear Pizzaze. The Siberian Iris from Flourishes was watercolored with Tombow markers...I tried to match the challenge colors but my plum turned out a little bright. I don't usually create with so much white but I kinda like it on this...the iris really pops!!
Recips:
Stamps: Siberian Iris from Flourishes
Paper: White, Black,
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories: Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Tombow Markers, Clear ep, Nestabilities
Thanks for stopping by....have a great Wednesday!!!

26 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is beautiful, Joan! Love the colors, textures and your elegant design. This is such a gorgeous card!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Gorgeous card!!! It is just plain breathtaking. Ok, just left me speechless.

Shelby Goolsby said...

Oh wow beautiful!! It looks like a professional watercolor painting, so pretty.

Carole of Brum said...

I think it's lovely. The bright colours look great, and you did a great job of colouring. So nice! CoB

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous watercolouring Joan, so very soft and feminine! Lovely how you worked in the Baja Breeze:)

debbie said...

Such gorgeous coloring! A very beautiful card!

Benzi said...

I saw this beauty running by on my dashboard and had to come for a closer look. Simply gorgeous. I love irises. You've colored this one beautifully and I'm sure Anne's mom will adore it.I also use Tombows and a watercolor brush. Oh, I love pansies, too. My dh built me an apprx 4x7 flower box a few years ago and it is gorgeous filled with pansies.
O.K., I'll move on...just wanted to tell you how much I like this card.

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh My Joan!! This is so beautiful. Wonderful coloring and the white is perfect to set off the Iris.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Such a stunning design!! Love the colors and everything about this is so elegant!!HUGS

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Mmm, such a lovely card, Joan! I can almost smell it!

Monique said...

Wonderful job coloring this flower...Just Beautiful!!

Tiffany said...

So, so pretty, what an elegant design!

Broni said...

Wow, Joan, how gorgeous is this!!?? I even you and your planting of the fall flowers. I just haven't done anything this year!

Michelle said...

Magnificent, Joan! Your work is always simply stunning!!!

Tammy said...

Breathtaking card, absolutely beautiful!

Maria Matter said...

Stunning!!!!
I love how you colored this, just gorgeous Joan!
hugs & blessings!

Linda Palmer said...

Gorgeous coloring on the flower. Love the colors you used and the whole card is fabulous.

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow...pure gorgeousness...love the contrast/blend of colors with the bloom and the ribbon...classy

One4Joy said...

how fantastic, Joan! I love your use of color and the delicate embossed bg and the sheer ribbon...so pretty!

Jerri Jimenez said...

stunning Joan, this is one of my favorite stamps!

Becky said...

OH MY this is stunning, love the coloring.

Bev J. said...

Gorgeous card-great coloring and I like the ribbon color! tfs

maryr917 said...

your card caught my eye in the scs gallery-it'sso beautiful joan-love the iris and the awesome coloring-we have already had our killing frost here in Pittsburgh-just a few of my herbs are left

Dawn B. said...

LOVE this..what a pretty set to use. She is going to really like this card. Super job Joan.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh, Joan! This is beautifully coloured!!!

JulieA said...

Wow, girl, such wonderful flowers!!!! Love the way you watercolored them. And your background is beautiful, too. You are one talented lady!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us.