Showing posts with label Theme - Florals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Theme - Florals. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sweet 'n Sassy "Flowers in Bloom"

Hello stampers.  Today I'm sharing a card created using Sweet 'n Sassy "Flowers in Bloom".  Love those flowers!  And I love that sentiment.  I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far.

I'm excited because tomorrow is the day I meet with my painting group.  I'm working on an oil painting.  Still haven't actually done a canvas yet.  I just feel like I want to get better at it before I actually do a canvas.  So I'm still practicing.  I have to say learning to oil    paint is one of the hardest crafty activities I've ever tried.  I haven't really worked on it the last year like I had intended when I started this journey.  But last month I started going back to my wednesday group and that's keeping me on track with at least working on something once a week.  Maybe I will have the courage to share with you some day.

I have been working on some Faith art this week which was inspired by taking Stephanie Ackerman's Class.          We are supposed to create 1 a week.  I will share mine 4 at a time, once monthly.  2 down, 2 to go!  I also have a card set to share that shows creative ways to use paint on your cards.  So be looking for that one as well.

Have a blessed day!!
hugs, Melisa


Project Details

Patterned Paper : Authentique 6 x 6 paper pad
Copic Markers
Deckled Scissors - Fiskars    Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Spellbinders Labels Eight Nestibilities

Adhere patterned paper to card front.  Trim patterned paper 1 7/8" x 5 1/2".  Punch border from black cardstock and adhere along edge of panel.  Adhere black cardstock to panel and trim with deckled scissors.  Adhere panel to card front.  Stamp image on white cardstock and color.  Cut white cardstock with Spellbinders Nestibilities die.  Adhere to panel to card front.  Stamp sentiment and adhere to card front.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sweet n' Sassy's "Flowers in Bloom"

Good morning stampers!  Today I am sharing a card I created using the Sweet n' Sassy sketch challenge over at The Sweet Stop.  It was just posted saturday, so you have plenty of time to play along.  I used Sweet n' Sassy's "Flowers in Bloom" for this one.

I used "Flowers in Bloom", my Neocolor watercolor crayons, and my Niji Waterbrush (Joann's Crafts).

Thanks for stopping by!



The Sweet Stop  (sat) - sketch plus a diecut or punch

Word Art Wednesday  (wed)  - "Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love"  Mother Teresa.   When I read this, I thought of friendship and the joy that it brings to our lives.  So this stamp set seemed perfect for this challenge.

Corrosive (sun) - cute image and a button

Crafty Creations (wed) - color challenge - yellow, blue, and green

Creative Belli (wed)- winged things - use something old and forgotten -  I used really old DP for the yellow patterned paper panel, an old button and lace from my stash.

Whoopsi Daisy (mon) - Include a sentiment

The Crazy Challenge (mon) - anything goes

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

GinaK Designs - "Springtime Silhouettes"

GinaK's Springtime Silhouettes has 9 different silhouette images in it.  So easy to stamp and no coloring necessary.   It also comes with 11 different sentiments that cover a wide range of themes.  So this one set, goes a long way.  Sentiments for friendship, birthday, encouragement, I'm sorry, and get well are just a few.  I have 2 more cards using this set in the works and can't wait to share more idea's for this one!

I kept this one clean and simple.  White space is hard for me, but I like how this one turned out.    I used up some really old ribbon and cardboard buttons from my stash.  That's always a good thing.  I used Spellbinders Labels Four.
I would like to invite you to join me tomorrow for the Sweet N Sassy blog hop.  Lots of chances to win free stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!

You can view all of my GinaK Designs projects HERE.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Purple Pansies

Hello friends.  I hope you are all doing well.  Today I am sharing a card with using an image you can find in the following Mark's Finest Papers stamp sets, "Spring Flowers", "Today, Tomorrow, and Always", and "Nature's Pansies".  These flowers immediately made me think of my grandmother who used to grow African Violets.  Probably because I couldn't remember the difference between a pansy and an African Violet, ha.  I don't remember a lot about her.  Isn't it amazing how images and music can wake up a memory that has been long forgotten. 
Hope all is well for you!!


Project Details

Stamps : Mark's Finest Papers
Copic Markers : V000, V01, V12, V15, G21, G24, YG67, Y00
Embossing Folder : Musical Flourish by Cuttlebug
Lace : Hobby Lobby

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Good Morning!  Today I have some Shabby Chic inspiration for you using some of my favorite things, glitter, lace and doily's.  By the way ...  I have to mention my new doily die ...  it is AMAZING!  And now I can cut doily's any color I want!  I have't had time to use it yet.  It's by Cheery Lynn and you can check it out HERE.    Ordered mine from Frantic Stamper.  Their store is not easy to navigate, but she has sooooo much stuff.  I was having a problem finding somewhere that carried ink pad refills, copic refills, stamp storage sheets all at the same store.  So when I need basics like that it's easier to order from one place and I usually throw in a couple of extra's, like this die as well.  There is no online ordering.  I email mine, but calling is an option as well.  You can give them your payment info over the phone or have them send you the bill via paypal.

Ok, back to the projects.  This is a matching set (obviously).  But the one above is a tag with one of those glassine bags glued to the front.  And there is another little tag that pulls out of it.  I think is perfect for a gift card holder.  I really love the Vintage Postcard using on the card.  Even though it has christmas themed script on it, you can easily use it for other themes as well!

Sorry I didn't have time to share step by step instructions this time.  But here is a supply list and I think it's self explanatory on how I assembled it.

Have a blessed day!
hugs, Melisa


Layers of Color "Sentimental Banners", "Royal Birds",  and "Vintage Roses"  art stamp sets and Vintage Postcard cling art stamp
Spellbinders : "Ribbon Banners"
Ribbon : Hobby Lobby
Glitter : Martha Stewart
Border Punch : Fiskars

Friday, November 25, 2011

Artist Trading Card / Faith Art

(artist trading card 2.5" x 3.5")

Good morning paper crafters.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and are not too stuffed.  We had a wonderful day and I had fun trying some new recipes this year.  Today I will be relaxing and putting up some christmas decorations.  No black friday shopping for me.  I don't like crowds and univited people in my personal space.  Thus I avoid fairs, concerts, and Walmart for the entire month of december, teehee.

Today I am doing the Faith Art Friday post over on the Layers of Color blog.  I hope that you will check it out every friday.  Here's my post :

"Isn’t it wonderful how we can see and experience God all around us!  The last few months  have been heartbreaking for me because someone who is dear to me, and had been a follower of Christ, shared that he no longer believed there was a God.   This person is very scientific and believes that there is no evidence that there is a God and that He created this wonderful world that we live in.  I was deeply saddened knowing the consequences of our unbelief.  It’s difficult for me to understand how some people can NOT see the evidence, it’s all around us. 
The whole earth is full of His glory!  Isaiah 6:3

I am so thankful that I can see, and for all the beauty that God surrounds us with.  I am so thankful for a loving God who gave so much for me that I might have eternal life.  It’s a free gift to anyone who wants to receive it, to anyone who can see the evidence of God all around them"
If you would like to know more about what I am talking about, just email me at

Hugs, Melisa


Project Details
Stamps : Touch of Elegance, and Dotted Peonies art stamp sets.
Copic Markers : RV10, RV34, RV19, YG61, G21, G24
Spellbinders : Nestibilities Labels Two and the Grand Calibur

The background was created using the circular image from the "Touch of Elegance" art stamp set. It's difficult to see. But I stamped the image with VersaMark ink and then embossed with white embossing powder on 140# cold press water color paper. This works as a resist. Next I rub the orange paint over the entire card, let is set for a minute and then used a damp paper towel to rub some of the paint off, exposing the embossed images. It gives you this cool distressed look. Next I rubbed hot pink paint around the edges to distress it even more. 

Gotta share!!!  I'm so excited ...  I just figured out how to find the code for the font color I want online and then change it in the HTML here!!!  Whoowhoo!  I like to make my links a different color but I want it to match my art.  I have no idea why Blogger doesn't offer more colors for us computer illiterit folks.  My children will be so proud of me.

You can view all of my ATC's HERE
You can view more of my Faith Art HERE.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Find out how to qualify for a free gift ...

Good Morning.  Today I am sharing a card created for Speedy TV's weekly challenge.  The challenge was to create an anniversary card.  You can check out this challenge HERE.  To find the challenges in the future ...  hold your mouse over the "Friends of Speedy TV" button along the top of the page.  You will see a drop down menu with all the challenges.
Stamps : Mark's Finest Papers "Black Eyed Susan's for Encouragement"
Patterned Paper : Lost and Found "Union Square" (music) and "Rosey II
Copic Markers : R20, R22, R05, YG61, YG17
Here are a couple of recent Tutorial video's you may want to check out!  Both are perfect for fall projects.

And don't forget ....  I'm looking for friends over at Speedy TV
I will be drawing 3 names from my friends list (excluding DT members) from my friends list over at Speedy TV on Oct 25th.  All you have to do is sign up for the site and then send me a friend request.  You can check out my page HERE.

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Clean and Simple with The Craft's Meow

Hello Paper Crafters.  A quick post with you today to share a clean and simple card using one of Nina Brackett's sets from The Crafts Meow.  No coloring, so this one truely is quick and easy.  I hope you like it!

Have a blessed day!
Project Details
Stamps : The Crafts Meow “Simply Delightful”
Ribbon : local craft store
Ink : Tsukineko Brilliance Red Rocket Gold,
VersaMagic Tea Leaves
Corner Rounder : EK Success
Create top fold A2 card. Round bottom corners.
Stamp flower and sentiment. Wrap ribbon and tie knot.


Charisma Cards (thur) - anything goes

You can view all of my Clean and Simple projects HERE.
You can view all of my The Craft's Meow projects HERE.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

May Flower Bouquet Clean and Simple

This image is another one of the new releases from Layers of Color.  Such a pretty image!  I wanted to keep this one clean and simple.  Bright blue is not a color I use a lot, but it was one of the recent Paper Craft calls, so I decided to give it a try.  What about you??  Do you use bright blue often??

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!


Project Details
Markers : Copic B24, B29, E23, G61, G24, G82
Ribbon : The Paper Studio
Tools : Spellbinders Labels Fourteen Nestibilities and Grand Calibur
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Victoria)
Make card from cardstock, emboss, and create window with Spellbinders
Craft Your Passion - general sentiment card
The Shabby Tea Room - flower power
Flourishes - embossing
Pixie Cottage - wrap it in ribbon

die. Stamp floral bouquet, color with markers, trim, and adhere to card
front with pop dot. Trace inside window with pencil to use as
guideline for stamping sentiment. Stamp sentiment inside card.
Tie ribbon / bow.



Sunday, July 10, 2011

2 more sneak peaks and a tea-rrific invitation!

Hi Paper Crafters!  I have 2 NEW RELEASE cards to share with you today.  One more day and you get to see them all!!  The blog hop begins at 8am EST monday morning.  And as mentioned before there are lots of stamps being given away.  It's Layers of Colors 3rd birthday and we are celebrating in style.  We are going to have a tea-rrific time!!
So are you ready to win some stamps??   You can begin the hop over on the Layers of Color blog tomorrow.  HERE.  It's a circular hop, so you want miss a thing.  Comment on each designers blog for a chance to win a free stamp set.  Winners will be announced Tuesday and you will be ask to contact Laura with your mailing info so she can get your stamps in the mail to you.  Easy peasy!

You can see the glitter on the birds and around the frame on this close-up.

Masking Technique
I did wan to take a minute to explain the masking technique used in this card.  The image is a corner - triangle image.  I decided to stamp the image twice to create a square.  I wasn't brave enough to try in directly on the front of the card, so I stamped the images on a seperate piece of white cardstock, colored and then trimmed.  But with a little practice, you might be able to stamp it perfectly directly on the card and save a little time.
Stamp Pansy Corner once on cardstock and a second time on masking tape.  Trim masking tape and cover image on cardstock.  Save you mask and you can re-use it.  (I stick mine to the back of the stamp board panel that my stamp is stored on).   Stamp other corner, overlapping the edges, to create a box.  Remove masking tape and color with markers. 


******  YOU CAN WIN Layers of Color stamps ******
 by playing along with the CR84FN Challenge HERE (deadline July 14th)  and by leaving a comment on this Moxie Fab Stamp of Approval post HERE


Project Details
Card #1
Stamps : Layers of Color NEW RELEASE "Gifts of Love"
Patterned Paper : Lilybee Designs Picket Fence
Copics : BV31 and V15 (tip to tip around edges)
Border Punch : Fiskars
Glitter : Stampendous

Trim patterned paper and adhere to front of A2 card. Trim purple and white strips using deckled scissors and border punch as shown. Adhere lace to white strip, wrapping ends around edges. Adhere both strips to card front. Stamp image, color and trim. Embellish birds and around edges with glitter. Adhere to card front. Embellish ends with pearls.

Stamps : Layers of Color NEW RELEASE "Pansy Corner", "Encouragement"(sentiment), "Butterfly Collector"(large butterfly) and  "Flutterescent"(small butterfly)
Copics : BV02, BV13, BV17, Y11, E43, YG61, G82, G24
Eclipse masking tape



Card #1
Fab N Funky - purple
Tuesday Taggers - flower power
Crafty Catz - vintage

Card #2
Stamp Something - bugs and butterflies
Charisma Cardz - flowers

See ya tomorrow!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Layers of Color New Releas SNEAK PEAK #2!

Good Morning. I am back today with another sneek peak as promised! Don't you just love the florals in the tea cup!! Your gonna love this set too. And I used my new Spellbinders die - Labels Twenty One with my Grand Calibur! Isn't that a cool shape?? I love it! Which Spellbinders die is your favorite??

Stamps : Layers of Color "Gifts of Love", "Sent with Love", and "Touch of Elegance" art stamp sets.

Patterned Paper : My Mind's Eye

Make sure you join us on Monday

when the entire release will be revealed. Laura is giving away the entire collection to one lucky winner. And each design team member will be giving away a set as well.

Layers of Color Blog Hop - Join our New Release Party on July 11th!

You can help us spread the word by sharing a Layers of Color banner on your blog. Get the code HERE.



Totally Paper Crafts was playing BINGO this week (flowers, die, gems-pearls)

Our Daily Bread - anything goes

ABC Challenges - a challenge from "yesterday" (I chose "2 or more images")

Flourishes - use a sentiment with the word friend in it

Stamptacular Sunday - 2 of the same thing

Have a fabulous day!


PS - sorry about the spacing. Blogger is acting up!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Creative Cuts and More Gift Bag

I created this project using a Creative Cuts and More pre-cut, pre-scored gift bag.  All I had to do was fold and adhere!  Soooo easy!

I really like the red and aqua together.   What's your favorite color combo??

Thanks for stopping by!
Project Details

Stamps : "Nature Walk" Layers of Color
old dictionary paper
Glimmer Mist - Garden Fairly and Robin's Egg Blue
lace and ribbon - local craft store
brads - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Fold pre-cut bag along pre-scored lines. Adhere using Killer Red Tacky TApe. Tie handles with ribbon. Spray old dictionary paper with Glimmer Mist. Stamp flower and leaf images and cut(flower - 3 small and 1 large, leaves - 1 small, 1 large). Cut flowers into center so that each petal is seperate. Use Copics to add shadows on images. Shape petals/leaves by pinching to make 3D. Adhere lace across bottom of bag. Layer flowers and secure in center with brads. Adhere leaves and flowers as shown.

You can view more of my Creative Cuts and More projects HERE.
You view more Gift Bags / Boxes

Friday, March 11, 2011

Nature Walk Get Well

Good Morning Papercrafters.  Today I am sharing a card created using spray inks. 

Stamps : Flowering Gems and Nature Walk clear art stamp sets.
Cuttlebug embossing folder, brown pearl and sentiment stamp - unknown
deckled scissors - Fiskars

Spritz paper with yellow, green and hit of brown spray inks.  Cut it down to panel as shown and emboss with a Cuttlebug embossing folders.  Spray another peice of paper with yellow, orange and brown inks.  Stamp with brown ink using a couple of the flowers from Flowering Gems, cut, and layer.  Add a brown pearl in the center.  Stamp leaves from Nature Walk on patterned paper and trim.  Assemble as shown.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Making the world more colorful with Layers of Color!

Today is Faith Art Friday over at Layers of Color and we would like to invite you to check it out on the Layers of Color Blog!

Layers of Color is proud to be a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company and we all love and use the Grand Calibur!

You can now upload your LOC projects to our Flicker Group HERE, and find tons of inspiration.
And please join us on Facebook HERE.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thank you kindly!

Good Morning!  Just wanted to hop on and share this one with you.  Hope you like it!

Project Details
Stamps : Layers of Color Vintage Roses, Royal Birds, and Sent With Love art stamp sets
Copic Markers
Lace : Websters Pages
Patterned Paper :  October Afternoon Fly A Kite - Strawberry Jam

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Layers of Color NEW RELEASE Blog HOP!

Hello everyone! - Welcome to the January 2011
New Release Blog Hop!

If you came from Jessica’s blog, you are in the right place.
If you have just stopped in, please start at the beginning, you won’t want to miss a thing!

You’re invited to join us in celebrating our BIG REVEAL!!
FREE ART STAMPS are being given away on the all Blog Hop designers blogs!
And we are offering a GRAND PRIZE drawing where you can WIN the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE!

We are excited today to be revealing gorgeous
NEW Layers of Color cling art stamps and . . .

Our very first sentiment sets
illustrated by the talented
Nina Brackett!

You can check out all the stamp sets on the Layers of Color Blog.  I have created 2 projects for the hop.  I fell in love with all of these stamps and have been stamping like crazy!

Stamps : Sent With Love art stamp set and Warbler cling art stamp by Layers of Color
Ink : Brilliance Pearlescent Brown Tsukineko
Patterned Paper : October Afternoon - Fly a Kite
Prima Tag/Notecards Flora Fairy
Fiber : local craft store
Buttons : Dress It Up (Hobby Lobby)
Die : Spellbinders Fancy Labels
Stamp image with brown ink on cream cardstock and cut out. Stamp sentiment on cream cardstock and cut out using one of the Spellbinders Fancy Labels. Ink edges.
Cut brown cardstock to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to front of card. Cut patterned paper 5x5" and ink edges. Adhere to brown cardstock and use faux or real stitching around edges. Adhere Prima notecard as shown. Adhere fiber / lace along top edge. Adhere Warbler and sentiment as shown. Embellish with buttons.

Stamps : Layers of Color - Backyard Birds art stamp set and Floweret cling art stamp.
Gable Box Gift Container - Creative Cuts and More
Ink : Momento Tuxedo Black and Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate by Tsukineko
Copic Markers
Patterned Paper : American Crafts Abode Lake Vie Court
Orange and Brown Cardstock : Bazzill
Spellbinders Nestibilities Standard Ovals and Scalloped Ovals.
Lace - Local craft store

Want to know how you can win FLOWERET ???
Simply comment here telling me your favorite Layers of Color New Release!  BY 10PM EST
Then check back here in the am to see if you are a winner !
Don't forget to leave comments on the other designers blogs as well to qualify for their drawings.
 Once you are finished hopping, Check out the Layers of Color Boutique to take advantage of the ONE DAY ONLY BLOG HOP SALE!!
All blog hop designer’s giveaways and Layers of Color Grand Prize drawing winners will be drawn at the end of the Blog Hop - you have only 24 hours to respond- what are you waiting for – get hopping NOW!!!
Blog Hop order ...

Layers of Color * Diana * Janice * Jennie * Jessica
* Linda * Nina* Layers of Color

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 3, 2011

For a Sweet Friend

Good Morning Papercrafters!
This is a birthday card for a very sweet friend and I was totally in my happy place creating it!

I also want to take a moment to introduce you to 2 new Layers of Color Designers.
We have been waiting patiently to announce that

have joined Layers of Color!!!!

Project Details
Stamps - Layers of Color Flowering Gems
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Cardstock - Bazzill, DP unknown
Envelope - Making Memories Vintage Kit
Paperclip - Tim Holtz
Pearls - unknown
Bingo Card - Jenni Bowlin
Lace - Webster's Pages
Ribbon - Teresa Collins
Doily local craft store - ink with Palette Haystack and a really old Making Memories pad from a distressing kit.


Making the world a more colorful with Layers of Color!

Layers of Color is proud to be a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company and we all love and use the Grand Calibur!

You can now upload your LOC projects to our Flicker group HERE, and find tons more inspiration.
And please join us on Facebook HERE.

Please join us for our NEW RELEASE blog hop Jan 17th.  Each Designer will be giving away a stamp set!


On a personal note ...
We have been living in a rental since we moved to Texas and we have started looking for a house.  We found a really good deal on one and may be making an offer this week.  We would appreciate you prayers.  It's scarry buying a re-sale house, since you don't know if there are some hidden issue with it.
We are so READY to get out of this rental though.  1400sq ft with my adult son, 2 dogs and 2 cats has started feeling like a cracker box.  And my sweet daughter has been sleeping on the couch when she comes to visit.  2100sq ft would feel like a mansion!

I will be back on Wednesday and Friday with some Valentine projects!
See ya then!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Countdown has begun ...

Well the countdown to Thanksgiving has begun.  Do you have all your supplies/ingredients??  I'm ready ... I think.  I have to work monday-wednesday though.  So I want begin cooking til Thursday.  It's just my son, husband and myself here in Texas, so no rush.  It's my first thanksgiving without my daughter.  I will miss cooking with her.  But we still have so much to be thankful for!! 

So I think a couple of thank you cards are appropriate!

Stamps : Vintage Roses and Royal Birds clear art stamp sets
DP - Melissa Frances from my October Shabby Kit from Pixie Dust Paperie.  You can actually purchase the DP seperate from the kit now that they have moved on to the November kit. 
Glitter on the roses and the sticker label - Martha Stewart 
Sentiment rub-on - Pebbles Inc.
Colorization - Copics RV00, RV11, G000, G21, G24.
Card Patterns - sketch
Create: - Thank You card
Tuesday Throwdown - buttons and bows
ABC Design Blog - faux sewing
Stampin' Royalty - Patterned Paper

I stamped this thank you card using Garden Wall Frame cling art stamp.  It's compatible with the Spellbinders Labels 14 die! 
I just love this image!

Lots to Do is looking for your favorite technique.

Stencil Technique with modeling paste
One of my favorite techniques right now is anything I do with my Layers of Color art stencils.  This particular stencil is Botanical Swirls.   For this card I used modeling paste.  So easy and adds so much dimension.  You want to use a thick cardstock or watercolor paper though or the paper may buckle a little.  After it drys just brush on some ink. 
CES wants us to use lace, one of my favorites!
And I LOVE it when I can find it in colors.  Another option is to by beige or white and spray is with color, paint it, or use your copic markers!

Creative Card Crew - thank you

Did you know that Layers of Color is on Facebook now!  We would love to have you stop by:

Well if you haven't started planning, then get busy!
Have a blessed week!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Good Afternoon papercrafters.  On a previous post I shared with you that I had been inspired by the "Inspiration Wednesday" video's by Donna Downey.   Every wednesday Donna explores different techniques and ways to apply color.  She does this in her "inspiration journal".  You can view a list of all of them on her blog HERE.  I am enjoying learning about different ways to apply color. 

I have decided to display my "journal pages" on my 7 Gypsies Photo stand and will share these with you as I create them. 

So for this page I started with water color paper.  Apply a water down yellow acrylic paint.  I used a green water color crayon around the edges.  I just colored it on and then added a little water with a wet paint brush, blending with the yellow.  I wanted it a little lighter in the middle so I used some white acrylic paint here and there til I got the look I wanted.  Next I used my Layers of Color Natural Flourish art stencil .  So easy to use.  I applied VersaMagic Tea Leaves with this in 2 of the corners.  My butterflies and the floral center in the large flower are from "Flutterescent" and "Flowering Gem" clear art stamp sets by Layers of Color.  I needed a center for the flower so I started digging through my stash and found this neglected pack of metal brads.  Just big enough to fit.  To tie everything in, I decided to add some gold around the edge of my frame (really old as well) and butterflies.  I think the ruffled ribbon works great for the stem and leaves.  The quote is from Inspirational Quotes.
The font style is totally inspired by Donna.  To finish it off, I used a charcoal pencil around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers' Get Well Soon!

This is my last week with Mark's Finest Papers' as well.  The owner, Faith, is very generous and supportive and I have really enjoyed working with her and MFP's this month.  If you haven't yet, I hope you will hop over to her store and just take a peak.  Faith has designed her own line of stamps, but sells other manuf. stamps as well, including Flourishes.  She carries everything needed to create beautiful cards. Her store is a great one stop shop!  And if you love challenges, then check out their blog.  Every saturday a new challenge is posted.

Today I have used another one of the charms she sells.  She carries ALOT, so I know that she has something to fit your theme and they are so inexpensive and add alot to your project. This dragonfly was gold and I colored it with my Copic Markers.  I used 2 of her stamp sets on this one, "Flourishes and Frames" and "Apples and Camelia".

Stamps : Marks Finest Papers
Ink : Palette L'Amour Red, VersaFine Onyx Black
Memento Tuxedo Black (flower for Copics)
DP : Bo-Bunny Press
Cardstock : Marks Finest Papers
Charm : Marks Finest Papers
Ribbon : Making Memories
Bingo Card : B-Line Designs
Dies : Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Copics : R35, R27, R29

Tips / Techniques
Customize your metal charms with Copics.
Bingo cards are so much fun and trendy.  Did you know you can by them in stamp form, pre-printed paper form or as a digital image.  They even make them with cute words across the top and in great colors.  Here are a few links to you can check some out and figure out which form works best for you.

Jenni Bowlin!!  just scroll down on this link.  She has tons of them in different colors/themes.
I'm sure there are more.  Etsy has tons.

The one I used today is from B-Line Desings Winter 2010 Collection - Tattered Damask
I couldn't find a link, but I bet more online stores will be adding this one soon.  I got mine at my local stamp store.
Maya Road makes one that allow you to switch the label at the top.  The choices are "love", "faith" and "dream"
And of course Tim Holtz has one.  "Games Collage"

Just go to Etsy's main page and search for digital bingo cards

Lots of options!
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