Saturday, May 26, 2012

Summer Gladiolus

Isn't this a flower you don't see much of anymore?  Maybe it is just where I live they don't grow.  Maybe they are considered "Vintage"?  If you can enlighten me that would be great.  I remember these though growing up.  Our neighbor had a garden full of them. 

I used yellow designer paper and some Dusty Concord Distress ink for some background colors. I embossed my panels and then distressed them with the Dusty Concord distress ink. The diecut is Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles.  I colored my flowers with copic markers and outlined with crystal stickles. The corners are a Sizzix die.

This card was sent to one of my very best friends Mother-In-Law.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.  I appreciate it very much!

14 comments:

Catherine said...

Gorgeous and, love the bright colours on the flowers.....

KarinsArtScrap said...

you have gorgeous cards again carol.
and so beautiful designd.

greetings karin

Dr Sonia S V said...

The 3 colors stand out so well in the black and white! awesome

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Sandi Cl~ said...

Gorgeous card! I love gladiolas!

Anyway, I am a co-leader over at http://stuckonusketches.blogspot.com and was wanting to email you with a question. However, I do not see an email link. We are going to be starting some card challenges soon, Would you give me a shout at clarkson (dot) sandi (at) gmail (dot) com ??

Thank, Sandi

nwilliams6 said...

I think they are vintage but that makes them even better. Love your colors here my very talented friend! Love this cute sketch and all your 42,000 details! Hugz - lots of them!!!

Marisa said...

Yes, flower season is almost upon us :) Gorgeous design and image. Love the iron gate nestie you used to frame it.

Benzi said...

Oh, beautiful! I almost never see them anymore either. They are gladiolas, I am quite sure. I love them but don't grow them. As a matter of fact, I never see them in plant nurseries. My mother grew them when I was a young girl...I guess that does make them vintage. LOL

Benzi said...

Dear me, I forgot to say how gorgeous you card is...just thinking about those glads.

Colleen Dietrich said...

You are right, you don't see gladiolus much anymore. I had planted a few when we first moved into this house; don't know what ever happened to them. They are one of DH's fave flowers.

SO pretty, Carol. I feel like I'm at a road side stand, buying these flowers by the bunch.

Candy said...

I love glads! They grow great here in Indiana. I am just not energetic enough to plant them because you have to dig up the bulbs here in the fall and replant them each spring. I am more of a perennial garden person - plant it once and it comes back every year with little maintenance!

Beautiful card - love the summer colors!

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--these are just gorgeous!!!! I love the way you colored them in 3 different colors. They jump right off the card! You really did a great job with this card! TFS

marsha said...

Hi Carol! Glad I visited your blog, I love glads - I have a bunch growing in my beds every year. This is such a beautiful card and your colors really pop!
Hugs,
Marsha

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, not sure if this is the exact one you sent Nonie or not but I know it looks very much like it. I know you know that she passed on last week, but I wanted to let you know that when she passed she had 4 cards in her little basket by her chair that she kept looking at - this card one of of them. She loved it. Thanks so much for taking the time (and I know it was a lot of time) to send her a special card like this one. You are a doll! Hugz - lotz of them!!!

ecclesp said...

Hey Carol,
Where did you get the gladiolus stamp? Who makes it? I would love to try a card with it. If it comes out just one tenth as nice as yours I will be pleased!