Tulip Time 43

Mona Pendleton | Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 9:05 AM | , ,

 Hi there! YAHOOOO! The weekend is almost under way~do you have any BIG plans? Not much going on around here just a small birthday celebration for my step son Connor who turned 15 on Wednesday :) Along with some girly gifts my sweetie gave me a bouquet of Tulips, (my favorite flowers), for Valentine's Day. I took a few photos of the gorgeous Tulips to share with you. Below is a pic taken in the light tent:
verses natural light:

and another taken in natural light:
 These beauties were the source of inspiration of the Easter card I made last night:
For sketch inspiration, I played along with the awesome Cardabilities Sketch #25.
I used the Dryer Sheet Technique on this card for a softer look:
and shown below is a pic of the Copic markers I used:
So what's your favorite flower? That's all I have for today~thanks for looking. I'll be back tomorrow with an all new Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge~hope to see you then :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: JustRite Stampers Breath of Spring Borders and Centers, JustRite Stampers Happy Everything Mini Tag Kit
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-138 Petite Ovals LG, S4-236 Labels Eleven, GC-001 Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection
Ribbon: Vanilla Bean Vintage crinkly ribbon Courtesy of Kimberly @ My Craft Spot

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43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Pauline said...

Mona this is so pretty, love the crackled effect on the flowers, and the stitching is perfect! Lovely card.

1CardCreator said...

The tulips are beautiful. I love the tulip card too, that is a fun technique, thanks for the link.

Ros said...

Lovely card and beautiful flowers ... I have 3 vases full of tulips right now ... I too love them ... I appreciate the photos and the comparisons you did ... but they all look good to me ... Have a lovely weekend Mona ...

Yesnir said...

Mona, lucky girl, I love your beautiful card! I love your dryer sheet technique; great results! That bouquet is gorgeous and photographed so nicely! Your DH is a keeper!

Dawnll said...

Oh your flowers are just so beautiful- remind me spring is around the corner.
I really like your dryer technique you used. I haven't done this for awhile and it always looks so great.
Thanks for sharing.

Julia Aston said...

What lovely tulips Mona! and your inspired card is so pretty with the dryer sheet muting the tulip stamping! you amaze me with your steady stitching around the oval!! I love tulips too but have to say that daffodils are my fav! a true harbinger of spring when the street vendors in Boston have the dafs for sale in their buckets as I pass by on my way to work!

Jan Evans said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful Valentine's flowers with us! Those tulips are so gorgeous! Speaking of gorgeous, I love your beautiful card! That image is so stunning with the dryer sheet technique! Great job!

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous Mona! I love that image and the dryer sheet technique, I will have to try that sometime! Those Tulips are so pretty!

Kara said...

i love tulips and your card is just gorgeous...dryer sheet technique huh?..i'll definitely have to check that out..looks awesome!

~amy~ said...

I love your tulip bouquet...such pretty flowers! Your card is gorgeous..neat technique!

Norma said...

I love your tulips Mona! Both the really and stamped versions! Stunning!

Teamjes said...

Love tulips they remind me of my mum , beautiful card Mona ♥

Diane Jaquay said...

What a gorgeous vintage card this is! The tulips are divine!!!

Julie Ranae said...

Really beautiful and full of the hope of spring indeed!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is gorgeous, Mona! Lovely colored tulips and your real life bouquet is a great inspiration piece!

Monique said...

Oh the tulips are so pretty Mona.. I was just thinking that I wish I would have planted some in the fall ... Your card is just gorgeous as usual... Put a smile on my face and hope in spring will be here soon...Have a great weekend!!

Sue Hester said...

Mona, your flowers are so pretty and I adore your card too! Tulips are amazing!

Heather Jensen said...

A true beauty! Love the sweet tulips stamp. I have been meaning to use the dryer sheet technique again too. I love how it makes an image look so soft. Beautiful! :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Mona - love the added booknote under your image, the dryer sheet tech adds that nice soft touch. Lovely tulips too! My favorite flowers are the Peony and Lilac - both remind me very much of my grandparents.

Linda L said...

Oh my gosh I just love the softness of that image. It is hard to mute down copics for a shabby chic look I find but this is perfect. I have no idea what a dryer sheet is though....here in Australia we obviously don't use them....or I don't at least. Must go and investigate....thanks Mona. Cheers!

Barbara said...

Oh Mona, thanks for sharing these beautiful tulips with us! What a gorgeous bouquet! Your DH is a dear heart! Your card is so beautiful!

Brenda Holman said...

Mona, I always love your dryer sheet technique! The stamps almost look like I could feel their softness through my computer screen! This card is so elegant and beautiful! Your photos of your real tulips are all gorgeous! Lucky girl!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the dryer sheet overlay on your beautiful tulips. Gorgeous flowers from your DH. My favorite has to be roses. Love them!

Isabel Jett said...

Mona, what an awesome bouquet your hubby gave you for Valentine's Day! I love your photography! So beautiful! And your card is so stunning and elegant! I love that dryer sheet technique! Awesome results!

S said...

Hi Mona--The tulips are so beautiful.....they are such a pretty flower, don't you think. What a lucky girl!!! And the card is just wonderful....colors are so nicely muted, calming, with a laid back feeling.....remember years ago when we weren't always in a rush. Another beautiful piece of work. Sue M.

Pammy said...

Wow, I love those tulips you received for V-day! Such beautiful flowers and they are matched by the beauty of your wonderful card! I love that dryer sheet technique! That's on my list of things to try soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Tulips are the best flowers in the world. My fave too. Love the paper you used on this. :)

Kelly said...

Wow I adore tulips!!! I love your magnificent card and your gift of tulips! Beautifully photographed too!

Teri Holister said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers and card, Mona! Tulips are one of my favs but I'm a sucker for roses!

Millicent Forester said...

Phenomenal card! That dryer sheet technique produces such a soft elegant result! I also love the beautiful die cut frame! Also you are a lucky girl to get such beautiful flowers!

Mirna said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love those tulips, Mona! Scott did such a great job! And you did a fabulous job with this amazing card! Love that dryer sheet overlay! It makes the image soft and "dreamy"!!! Love it!

Laural said...

Wonderful design, Mona! Love that fabulous tulip stamp and how you softened it with the dryer sheet! So very pretty! Also, you received a beautiful bouquet of flowers! Tulips are one of my favorites!

Theresa Camden said...

Wow, those tulips are magnificent! I love tulips so much, they might be my new favorite! Beautiful and creative card, Mona!

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous flowers with us! Your DH did a great job! I love your beautiful card too Mona! Such a beautiful image and they dryer sheet makes is so dreamy! The PP used is gorgeous too with your perfect stitching!

Stella said...

Here is The netherlands - homeland of tulips - speaking :). My oh my yours are gorgeous. The ones you received and the ones you created. They are fabulous. And your stitching?? P-E-R-F-E-C-T!!
Gorgeous Mona; as always :)

Meredith said...

Huh, that's a good question. Gerbera daisies, probaby top my list, but I love most bulbs, and roses are always a winner! ;)

I love how the dryer sheet adds to your image... and I envy your ability to sew around that oval so tidily... beautiful!!

ScrappyFelicia said...

How do you do such perfect stitching every time, Mona? Wow, this card is so beautiful!

Michelle Breston said...

Love these tulips both real and inked!!!! They are some of my favorite flowers! I love the nice effect the dryer sheet gives to your lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Melanie said...

Fabulous card, Mona! That dryer sheet really softens the image so nicely and then your black stitching really accentuates things so nicely! Your results are always so jaw dropping! The tulips are definitely up there as my favorite flowers! Your DH did a great job!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

beautiful tulips from your sweetie and beautiful card! love the soft look. super pretty! thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday! *hugs* steph :)

Andrea M said...

How sweet of Scott! Beautiful tulips!!! And the card they inspired is GORGEOUS! Love the dryer sheet technique (may have to give this a go sometime)! The interrupted stitching is GORGEOUS! Such a beautiful Easter card!

PaperMomma said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous tulips! Love the soft technique! WOW!

Silvia said...

Another beautiful card, Mona! I love the softness of it and those tulips are gorgeous. These are my favoritie flowers! You rocked that sketch too!!!


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