Friday, March 23, 2012

It's Friday, So It Must Be Flair Time!

     Hi everyone!  Hope all is well in your little part of the world.  It has been 80 degrees in PA, the last couple days.  This is March, right?  Anyhow, today is Friday, and it is time to share a Unity project with you.  Please bop over and see what everyone on the Friends with Flair has up for your weekly inspiration.


     My card images are from the March 2012 KOM, called head to soul.  I decided to ink up one of the larger images from the kit, which is this adorable banner.  I inked it with Rich Cocoa Memento and stamped onto a linen type card stock I found in my stash.  Now, I had to decide on coloring it.  My poor old colored pencils have not seen paper in a long time, so I got out the blending stumps and OMS.  That gave me the soft look I was going for.

     The base is an oak tag, and I embossed some Soft Suede card with a TH Texture Fade in wood grain.  Then I got out the liquid Picket Fence Distress Stain, and gave it a bit of a white wash.  It was cut in strips and added to the background.  The rest is gems, pearls, flowers, leaf punches, and a dab of Stickles.  My sentiment is from the kit also and in popped on graduating circles.  I wanted to keep this on hand for a graduation, promotion, weight loss, etc.

     Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

32 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is totally awesome! You've inspired me... I have a baby card I need to get done and this banner is the perfect place to start! Thanks GF!

Anita Kejriwal said...

What a lovely banner!!! So bright and cheerful!!!

~Tammy~ said...

I love the base and that banner is really outstanding! Great inspiration of the March KOM!

jengd said...

Love that banner! Wonderful coloring and colors both!

NoraAnne said...

I love how you used this new banner stamp! Now I can't wait to ink mine up :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Jingle said...

Super fun card!

Kary said...

Hi Mary Anne, this is a lovely card!! That colourful banner really calls for a celebration ;) Have a lovely day!!

Sue said...

Love the banner! Background is really creative!
Weather is so nice, record highs here, waiting for the other shoe to fall!

Hugs
Sue

Dr. Ivy said...

Wow, love the banner and coloring. Beauty.

Patti J said...

Great card, Mary Anne! I love the stitching on the banner, and the softening with the coloring pencils is perfect! Love it, dear friend. Hope your day is going well. Thinking of you and prayers going up for DH. Hugs...

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just love the beautiful watercolor look on those pennants! Fabulous card. :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love this and now that I am taking the Tim Holtz class, love what you used and the affect. Have a great weekend and hope hubby is doing better.

chickadee3357 said...

Awesome card! I love the gems on the banner.

Jennifer said...

LOVE how you used that banner!!! Great card!!! (=

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful background you've made -- great contrast with the softness of the colors on the banner!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty! LOVE that banner!

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Ruby said...

Great use of the KOM stamp banner. So pretty.

Barb King said...

That is so cute, I am waiting for my KOM, will definitely use that banner on some cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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JPScraps said...

Awesome card. I love all the details!

Gwen said...

Great coloring on your banner! Super cute!

jules said...

Stunning. Great color.

Susan B. said...

Hi Mary Anne, your card is so petty and I love your banner!

Carol L said...

What a great banner! Very festive and cute card!

Crystal said...

I love how you colored that banner, fantastic card!

Eva said...

Your card is amazing. Love that banner stamp and your coloring is awesome.

Sue W said...

Just read about your trials with the hospital and can only sympathise Mary Anne at such a terrible time full of worry the very last thing you need is to have Insurance companies and hospitals playing silly beggars!!!!! Hope all goes well....thinking about you all!

Now this card is just fabulous!!!! Love the banners and your lovely colour choices....It looks like lots of others loved it too :) x

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Love this banner, fantastic job on the coloring. You've have made me rethink getting some of that TH stain. Glad you found time to play.

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Love the coloring and fussy cutting!

Olga said...

absolutley gorgeous, I love it!

Marcie S. said...

Nice idea stamping on the linen cardstock! I really like the softness of it!

Angie Blom said...

This is just gorgeous !! I love the colouring on this Mary Anne !