Tuesday, May 11, 2010

For the Graduate

Hello everyone! I hope all the Mom's out there had a wonderful Mother's Day! We had a great weekend away, meeting with friends we have not seen in years, and enjoying the beauty of God's creation! Then yesterday our daughter and grandkids came for a visit and we had a great time together, ending with a yummy dinner at Olive Garden. Yum.... not getting on the scale today though!LOL!

Today I'm showing you a graduation card I made for the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge to make a graduation card. I used the newly released set "For the Graduate" for my image, and "As you Graduate" for the sentiment. To make a different layout I cut my water colored image in half and spread it out, so that I could put the sentiment over it in the middle. The sentiment is airbrushed lightly. I do need more practice on that!!! LOL! I kept my embellishments very simple because I wanted the stamps to pop, not embellishments. The base is Papertrey, the blue is from my stash and the image is on Aquarello Watercolor Paper. The corners are Spellbinders flourishes.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless your week.

19 comments:

JazzyH said...

Beautiful!

Crystal said...

Grace, I love the spread effect of this image ... a wonderful idea! Love your coloring too AND I think you did a beautiful job with the airbrushing !

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Grace. Love the layout of this and love the coloring.

Crystal said...

Grace this is GORGEOUS, oh my word sweetie I LOVE that scene and the sentiment on top, what a GREAT layout and beautiful color choice!!!! Stunning work as always...BTW I wanted to thank you sooooo much for the sweet card you sent me..I loved it!!!! Big Hugs Crystal

Irena said...

very beautiful card :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Grace,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Karen W said...

This is just gorgeous! I love how you cut this and spread it apart.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous card Grace! I just love your coloring and how you split up the panel!! Gorgeous take on the graduation challenge my friend! You rock!
hugs,
Chris

Earline said...

Love your card and the colors that you use.

MaxineD said...

Grace this is a stunner! Love the way you split the scenery image.

marsha said...

Beautiful and so elegant looking!

Hugs, Marsha

Randi said...

Grave, this is stunning!! I love the beautiful colors and how you extended the the image of the bridge! It is beautifully colored all that it is missing is me sitting on a park bench watching the water.

Francie G. said...

This is just beautiful, Grace! Wonderful coloring and I really like the sponging of the sentiment panel!

Carolyn Bounds said...

You have created an awe inspiring masterpiece!!! Your image is colored beautifully, and I think you did a top notch job with the airbrushing:o) I also love the placement of your sentiment...over the bridge, as God is the bridge between the known and the unknown. With Him...there is nothing to fear!!! A truly captivating creation!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh Grace - this is so stunning!!! Such a fantastic use of colour!!!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

aooo, what a beautiful peacefulness from this card. A lovely way to glorify God!

Hugs!

Lori said...

This is so beautiful! I like the airbrushing, and you'll keep getting better!

ChristineCreations said...

I just love the softly colored sentiment front and center Grace, and the beautifully colored scene behind it! Gorgeous!

Kelley said...

So much cool stuff going on here!!