Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Meteorology

"According to the International Cloud Atlas that was published in 1896, there was a cloud classification system which gave numbers to clouds according to their altitude. The highest clouds given the number "0" while fog was considered a "10." The "9" category included any cloud below 50,000 feet that was still high enough not to be considered fog. Today we call these thunderstorm-causing formations cumulonimbus clouds."

(I found that on the internet, but darned if I could locate the site to source....) I haven't been on Cloud 9 for a while, but it sure was fun to participate in the Cloud 9 Blog Hop for September! Here's the inspiration picture:


I was inspired by the general hues of the picture as well as the flow of the bird cages. I went with the blooms from Wplus9's Ever After set instead of the cages. The treatment is one I'm quite fond of- painting with spray mists.


{On a side note for myself: The little one learned of 9.11.11 today in school where some bad people attacked a whole bunch of good people and how a whole bunch of good soldiers have helped us stay safe. He finished with a definitive God Bless America.}

30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colouring on those roses, Karen, and thanks for the Cloud 9 definition!

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  2. Wow! Great use of neutrals here! The blooms look amazing Karen!

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  3. Oh God Bless your little one...love how they can state such difficult situations with such passion and understanding in their young little minds.

    Love your beautiful card...the colors are amazing.

    PS Is the TCM going to have a Sept release? Want to order your sacrament set, but might wait if there will be a new release too :)

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  4. What a beautiful card Karen... Love it... hugs..xoxo

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  5. This is gorgeous! Those flowers are fantastic!

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  6. Love this-- want to play... yikes... not enough time :)

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  7. Oh, the little ones learning about 911 all over the world. So sad, I know they need to know but I feel like they loose some of their innocence. So sad. Hugs to you and them.

    I never knew that about the clouds. I want to try the painting with spray mists, beautiful results!

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  8. Gorgeous card Karen
    and I love the faded tones ;-)

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  9. I always love the way you transition into your posts, Karen, and your card is so pretty with these neutral tones!

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  10. wow love how you colored these flowers...they look amazing..you are great with those mist...i am not very good with them...the color looks amazing...love this card.

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  11. BEAUTIFUL, earthy colors! I love those blooms~

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  12. WOW super awesome card...love the look of that coloring!!!

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  13. Wonderful interpretation of the inspiration photo! Your flowers are gorgeous--LOVE the colors!

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  14. yes, God Bless America! Your card is so lovely!

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  15. Yes, 9/11 is a tough one to teach. The point got across though with your little one, God bless America! Gorgeous colors on your blooms. So happy to know about the phrase, "cloud nine".

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  16. this is so beautiful :)

    how sweet your little one ended with God Bless America :)

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  17. What a beautiful take on the inspiration photo, Karen! The coloring technique you used is fantastic - such a beautiful, rich color! So glad that you were able to join us for this month's Cloud9 Blog Hop!

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  18. That is such a great take on the inspiration picture. So beautiful, Karen! You are a whiz with the spray mists! That's sweet about your little guy. :)

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  19. Love the rustic feel to the card. Great take on the picture, Karen! Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Cloud9:)

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  20. Oh I love the info on the clouds at the start of your post. Your card is lovely - the coloring on your flowers is so soft and elegant! Love your take on the inspiration photo!
    God Bless America! Your son said it so well! We all remember....always!

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  21. Karen, your info on clouds made me smile. Isn't it amazing what we can find on the internet! I won't speak for anyone else, but most days I feel like I am almost in a fog!

    Your card is beautiful. I love that you used colors from the same color family - so soft and elegant, Karen!

    Thank you SO much for joining us at Cloud9! Have a great weekend!

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  22. Another fabulous card Kare. And your little one's message is precious!

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  23. I love the effect you achieve with this type of painting Karen. The blooms look almost tea-stained...which is lovely. Beautiful design.

    It's sad that little ones have to learn about any bad things in our world, but good that he understands though. He's got it down pat.

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  24. wonderful take on the inspiration photo. love how you colored the flowers and really like the vintage look. beautiful card, Karen!

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