Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Tulips with Burlap



Easter is getting closer. In my area, the dogwoods, tulips, daffodils and cherry trees are blooming. What a beautiful sight after such a terrible winter.

I don't have a lot of time recently for anything but CAS cards but when I get the chance, I play in  the Mixed Media challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Mix62 was to use tulips with at least 3 kinds of medium-acrylic, Gesso, ink, etc.  Last week I was able to combine it with the Free for All challenge-tone on tone.  I used white on white, layer to base.

I painted my tulips using Americana Acrylic paint in Napa Red and used Gesso.  The burlap stencil is done with the same paint in Camel.  The stems are done with Hauser med. green and lt. green acrylic paint.

Recipe:
Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Blessings
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Americana Acrylic Paint/Camel, Napa Red, Lt. Green and Hauser Med. Green, Glossy Accents on one tulip, Tim Holtz burlap stencil, Marianne Design Creatables die/tulips

34 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

Very nicely done CAS card Benzi. Like how you colored the tulips. Not much for blooms in our area yet everything is coming up. SOON.

Donna Hanley said...

With the stencil as your backdrop those tulips really pop nicely. Great card.

Marisa said...

Looky at you going mixed media :) Love this - tulips are my favorite flower and I love the BG stenciling. Fabulously done :)

Carla S. said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous mixed media piece, Brenda! Love the CAS design and pretty tulips! Everything is in bloom here, too! Love it!

Beebeebabs said...

Another beautiful card!!!

Doreen said...

Love the image,just gorgeous.xxx

Inkyfingers said...

I love tulips and this card would look wonderful framed on the wall Brenda!
Hugs
Carol x

jimlynn said...

Love that background behind such lovely flowers. What a wonderful card for Easter too!
Know exactly what you mean about having no time these days - but I'm loving all your CAS cards!
Lynn

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Benzi! Great use of gesso in your pretty CAS tulip card with the burlap background! Lovely colors, and I envy your pretty blossoms - we don't get those down here. Need photos LOL hope all is well with you. hugs, de

Cathy said...

This is beautiful! The colors are great! I think you are on to something with the Tulip theme!

Bonnie said...

Oh, my, what beautiful tulips you have created, Brenda! Love the stenciled background that's perfect to show them off! The dogwoods and cherry trees are blooming here and the leaves are popping out! The pollen is falling too, but I'm so glad to see the trees bursting forth, that I don't mind. Enjoy!

Carol L said...

I bought this burlap stencil and used it once, but I need to play with it a lot more after seeing this! I love that you used just a small portion to showcase those gorgeous tulips! Hurry up Spring! We're waiting!

Shirley said...

Envious here about the stenciled area. I was going to do that and then signed up for the Lauryn blog hop. Oh well, I love your beautiful card, Brenda. Don't forget the hop on Monday!! I will have candy!! Love those gorgeous tulips too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am so impressed by this beautiful work of art, Brenda! This should be framed!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll Thompson said...

Love your bright and cheerful tulips. The mixed media cards are so unique and always have so much fabulous texture and dimension. Loll xx

Lee-Anne said...

Fabulous CAS card, Brenda! Love those tulips! Beautifully done!

Ellen Taylor said...

Gorgeous Easter card Benz! Love the vibrant tulips! Your so lucky to have flowers already, we still have snow on the ground and possible snow again tomorrow.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Tulips looks beautiful with burlap background. Very nice CAS card.

MaryH said...

Oh WOW! I am really liking all the texture & bright color on this one. We have tulips by the front steps (the rain has made them a bit sad looking now), not nearly as beautiful as these cheery red ones. I DO like this card! Well done. Off to enjoy a few I missed while lazing around. TFS & Hugs

Charlene said...

Cuteness my friend, love it!!

Sue said...

Love this CAS card Benzi:) it's so pretty gorgeous colours..so nice to see some colour in the garden it is definitely Spring here ..have a fab weekend huggles Sue xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautfiul, love the colors.

Maria said...

Such lovely tulips! We had a warm day here but very windy! Flowers blooming is just around the corner...yeah!

Mary Marsh said...

so pretty Benzi-a great mixed media piece

Davi said...

Wow that is beautiful Brenda, I love the pretty tulips ;)

Pam~ said...

Ah...Spring is in the air and your card is a breath of fresh air! Great use of mixed media! Beautiful card, Brenda!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Everything's blooming across the river over here as well. And my allergies are feeling it...lol Beautiful card my friend. I love it. Hugs, joann

Ajascha said...

Deine Osterkarte ist wunderschön kreiert, Brenda. Ganz toll gefällt mir auch der Hintergrund und die Tulpen sind sowieso ein richtiger Hingucker.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

nwilliams6 said...

What a fab card Benzi! Love the color contrast and the sweet image and stencil you used! So perfect for this time of year. Hugz!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely CAS card...to remind me that spring flowers are coming. So looking forard to that!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so bright and happy....love the 'grunge' effect behind the flowers

NanaConnie said...

Loving that burlap stencil, Benzi! Fab coloring on the tulips, too.

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely stunning, Benzi! This is one perfectly executed CAS card. I love it!

~Tammy~ said...

Love your Easter Tulips! Mine are so hard trying to come alive! We have had such a late winter. We are expecting freezing rain with temps to dip in the 20's and 30's again this evening! Enough already! After having temps in the 80's on Sunday!