Monday, May 30, 2011

Pretties


A while back my youngest would pick flowers, er, weeds and while handing them to me he'd say that he picked up some pretties for me. I'll take pretties, even if they are weeds, over dozens of red roses any day as long as they come with lots of love.

This past weekend TiffanyDoodles released some really pretty new petunia images. Please check out the TiffanyDoodles store. I used a few colors of glimmer mist to color the petals, leaves and jar after printing the image and sentiment onto plain white cardstock.

Trying to catch up after a weekend experience of camping. Remembering today all that served and are serving to make the country I live in safe and free. Thank you.

36 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is stunning, love how you've colored the flowers. And how perfect is the twine!

Lin said...

GORGEOUS, Karen! Love how softly these are colored! Must go check out that image - I love flowers in a canning jar!

Lynn said...

I love your story...can picture your sweet boys bringing you pretties! Your coloring is fabulous Karen...hope you get a good night sleep after camping :)!

lynn said...

little boys are the best! hope your camping trip was fun, karen:) lovely card and the jar looks amazing!

BabyBokChoy said...

lol, weeds are beautiful too right? Lovely card, I really like the soft colors, so watery-coloring-y :)

Brandi said...

Hope you had a wonderful time camping on this holiday weekend. This card is so beautiful! I can't figure out how you color these images but they are so pretty!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

my son used to pick the dandelions for me when he was little and then one day he discovered the neighbors yellow tulips :(

I love the card and that image is just perfect.

Lindsay said...

This is totally gorgeous Karen! Love those flowers in the jar! My fav!

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE LOVE your coloring on the image. so soft and beautiful! gorgeous card, Karen!

yyam said...

Ooh...just so pretty! Hope you had a great camping trip! Happy Memorial Day!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous gorgeous colouring as always and I love those soft colours against the grey. :) That big Hello rocks too.
Hope you had a good camping trip and that the menfolk took good care of their Ma! :)

Joan B said...

beautiful

Emily Leiphart said...

Awww, I'll take 'pretty' weeds over store-bought roses any day! I love the softness of this card, Karen.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh yes, I have a vase full of weeds right now from my little! Nothing more precious! This is stunning Miss. Karen it truly is! Your beautiful works of art takes my breath away every time! :-)

Dana said...

Oh, Karen!!! Such a stunner! Love those colors!

Amanda Winkelman said...

A very soft and inviting card! It's beautiful, really! Love your 'pretties' story! Those are the moments we remember forever as mothers!!!! So sweet!

Sharli said...

Hi Karen,
Oh, how I love your card! The colors are so soft and pretty!!! your story is wonderful, too. I had a similar experience this weekend - only I was the child! My love showed me his garden with great pride and I commented, at some point, how large and beautiful the dandylions were! Oops! They grow so big where he lives - I thought they were daisies or something!!! Well, they really ARE pretty! And you're right, with love.

Hugs!
Sharli

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful card Karen! Your colouring is perfect and I just love your 'hello'!

Be(e) said...

Oh my word, Karen, that is one beautiful card!!! You are the queen of stunning simplicity!!
Hope you may feel loved at least once a day for the rest of your life!!

aussiescrapper said...

You are so true, we are so lucky because of our brave servicemen, I am glad you went camping and Nate does the same thing, he picks dandelions which are weeds over here, I love it, this is an awesome card, I love Petunia's they are easy for me to grow, gorgeous card. Melxx

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty card Karen...love your coloring! Hope you had fun camping!

Chari said...

So pretty! Awesome coloring job on that jar, I'm totally impressed! :)

Heather Innusa said...

Beautifully done!!! I'm with you on the pretties ;).

artfuldelight said...

Beautiful card Karen! LOVE the image. :-)

Jenny said...

Love the subtle colouring Karen, Beautiful card :)
Jenny x

Aimes said...

This card is just full of pretties! Love the soft, delicate colouring of those petunias!
I played with glimmer mist yesterday and immediately thought of you (bet you don't cover your laptop and best pair of jeans with the stuff though - man, it goes EVERYWHERE! LOL!)
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Kendra said...

This is a beautiful card!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love how beautifully you colored this image

jen said...

oh my. I love the effect the glimmer mist gives as a watercolor! such a beautiful creation, and a happy story!! :D

Trinh said...

I'm with you on the weeds over store-bought flowers from my little one. Your card is stunning. Love the soft coloring of the image.

Sew-Ink said...

Very lovely, love the soft colors and the layout!

Dana said...

Just so beautiful Karen. And picked pretties in a tiny, clenched hand are better than store bought, pesticide-sprayed flowers for sure.

Pam W. said...

This is so very pretty. I love the soft colors and I totally agree that there is nothing better than receiving "flowers" picked by a child. Aahhh....it takes me back.

Amy said...

Wow, this is such a gorgeous card with all it's soft subtle colors. Love your story about the flowers!! Priceless!

alexandra s.m. said...

so so beautiful!
What a work of art!

TFS ~

Mari said...

My boy (now 5) loves to pick me dandelions - aren't they sweet? :) Gorgeous coloring on your flowers - your petunias are prettier that real ones!