Thursday, August 18, 2011

The future is bright ...

Hello Paper Crafters!  Is anyone going to be stamping today??  If you are, what will you be working on??  I created this one using one of Layers of Color's new releases "Encouragement" art stamp set.  Nina Brackett has a designed this set with some beautiful sentiments and verses in it, 8 total.  I was going for a shabby / vintage feel with this one.  The patterned paper and "Victorian Frame" reminded me of something you might have seen on a wall many years ago.  I added the little flower from my "Merci Bouquet" set. I used  the last piece of one of my most favorite lace on this one.  I had found it in an antique store.  It probably wasn't antique, who knows, but it was definitely unique.  Time to hit the anitque stores for some more rare finds.
Patterned Paper : The Girls Paperie "Kitch"
The next 2 were designed for Take Ten.  The cards are only supposed to take 10 minutes to create, so I had to keep them fairly clean and simple.  I have mailed them in and hope to see them in a future publication!

Supplies:
Stamps : Layers of Color “Pansy Corner” cling stamp set, “Flutterescent” and “Encouragement” art stamp sets
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Labels Eight and Grand Calibur
Stamp images on white cardstock. Trim sentiment using Spellbinders Labels Eight die with Grand Calibur. Ink edges. Color butterfly and pansy’s with markers and trim. Adhere all pieces to front of card. Ink edges.



Stamps : Layers of Color “RoseBlossom Frame” cling art stamp (compatible with Spellbinders Labels 16)  I did not use the Labels 16 die on this project.
and “Honey Sweet” art stamp set
Ink : Momento
Copic Markers
Ribbon unknown

Stamp rose frame on front of A2 card and color. Stamp sentiment. Stamp bee’s on separate white cardstock, color, and trim. Adhere to front of card. Tie bow and adhere.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
I am really excited to be meeting up with some new friends for a card swap tomorrow morning.
big hugs,
Melisa
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Challenges
Sentimental Sundays - flowers and a sentiment (little flower at the bottom of the frame and on the dp)
Tuesday Taggers - anything goes
Truly Scrumptious (wed) - lace
Mark's Finest Papers - distressing (lots of brown ink and frayed edges)

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You can view more of my Layers of Color projects HERE.

13 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work here Melisa, and you always have the loveliest sentiments!

MaxineD said...

Melisa these are beautiful - I have not worked on anything since Sunday and i am going into withdrawals as i won't get back to my studio until this Sunday.

Love the way LOC stamps are so versatile, and you make them sing.
Blessings
Maxine

StampDancer said...

Lovely card! I really like the sentiment! I haven't got as much crafting done this week as I would like but hope to be done with some cards tonight!
Deb M
xx

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow lovely creations dear. Luv the sentiment too.

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are each wonderful!!love these colors
thanks so much for joining us at MFP's - Speedy the Cat's Challenge....hope to see you again (-:

analia cristina said...

Hi,beautiful works!!Great!!!

Janeen said...

that sentiment is precious. love the vintage look of your distressed card.
Thanks for entering this in the Speedy the Cat Challenge.

Winnie and Patty said...

What a beautiful card! And the lace is not only unique, it's very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Grace said...

Oh goodness Melisa you are a busy lady! How do you get it all done? LOVE all your gorgeous creations! Just got back from being gone 3 of the last 4 weeks and feel so far behind! Hope your summer is going well! Loving your cards as always!
hugs,
Grace

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

These are just fabulous Melissa. The first card looks nice and "antique". Gorgeous flowers on the second, and the third has the most fabulous frame. Awesome! Thank you so much for playing in Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Clarky J said...

A stunning set of cards! Thanks for sharing at try it on tuesday

Laura - Layers of Color said...

ALL totally GORGEOUS!!!

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