Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Request From Hubby

My DH has a retirement party to attend this coming weekend, for a guy who has been with his company for a very long time. He asked me to create a card for him. The gentleman is moving to Florida, so I went with a tropical theme.
I just love this new set that I recently received from Mark's Finest Paper, called Tropical Vacation. They are actually having a challenge on their blog that is for silhouette cards that I will enter this in. It is half that so I am going to try it. I also used a technique that I am not super familiar with , which is direct ink to paper. I used some of my Dee Gruinig, Blending Blox in shades of turquoise, shades of orange, and shades of blue for the upper half of my card.I muddied up my ground with some chalk ink pads and then added touches of Copic markers to fill in and highlight areas. The front sentiment is from a set by Theresa Momber, called Hang In There. I repeated the birds on the inside circle and used sentiments from the SU set called Congrats!I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. We did a yard sale on Fri. & Sat. Phew, too much work. Then my DH made me a little fenced in veggie garden. I may post about this later when the plants start to grow a bit. For now, I just want to get back on track with my challenges. Have a great day!

10 comments:

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This card is just beautiful!

Claudine Poch said...

Great job with this stamp set! Thanks for joining us again at Speedy's Friends.

Sue W said...

Oh wow Mary-Anne this is a stunning card.......a real work of art. Just love the colours you've used and the inside is lovely too! What a great card for your DH workmate.

Patti said...

Way awesome technique! Beautiful work my friend!

Betty Benton said...

Your DH is such a lucky fella to have you!! (Bet you tell him that all the time, don't 'cha!)

Markie's Mom said...

OMGosh!!!!!!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

Selma said...

Wow Mary Anne, you look like a master at that technique. This is gorgeous.

Vicki Dutcher said...

IS THIS THE BEST TECHNIQUE! I LOVE DOING IT! Smashing card you have made - Thanks Maryanne for playing with Speedy's Friends!!

Liz Williams said...

Mary Anne, I love this set too. Your scene is spectacular. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with Speedy's Friends this week.

Payne Holler Cards said...

GF you have this technique nailed! love the scene you created! sounds like you had a busy holiday too...yard sales are a LOT of work! but great weekend for it! hope you did well (more stamp moola LOL)