Friday, April 27, 2012

Howdy, Friday Friends!


It's time to link up for the Friday Friends with Flair hop!  Wait until you see all the fine work that is being offered for you viewing pleasure this week.  I jumped in with a little bit different style than I am use to.  It was really fun.

I decided to ink up more stamps from the April KOM, Follow Your Own.  The images that are included in this one, just rock!  Ivory and red card stock start things off, but then, I found this old, old, scrap of map paper in my bits and pieces bin.  I am not sure who made it, but it was screaming t me to stamp directly on it with my onyx black, Versafine.  I added some red cording, an epoxy brad, an a few gems.  I am still unsure about the inside.  I have some old ephemera quotes, and one is about exploring.  That might work.

Wow, that was a quick post.  Not much going on here in PA.  It has been chilly and gloomy the last couple days.  Hoping for some sun to start off the weekend.  Have a great day!

32 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is a WOW! What a fun card, love how you stamped all over with the map paper. The colors are wonderful, great job on this one. Hope you get some nice weather for the weekend, we have temps in the 90's, hope that is not a sample of another hot summer.

Kary said...

Hi Mary Anne! LOVE your card!! Those bicycles are awesome,and the papers go so well with the bicycles. What a terrific card!!

Angie Blom said...

Wow!!! You totally rocked this image I so love this MaryAnne!

Catherine said...

Fab vintage style card....

Carol L said...

I love cards made with old maps, and the way you distressed and stamped over it looks amazing! Nice job!

Becky said...

Awesome vintage card, love the bikes and the map, so creative :)

Melissa said...

Your card caught my eye! :) I was holding that stamp in my hands just yesterday, wondering how I could use it...set it down...and went on to work with a different one instead! You've created a beauty with this card, Mary Anne! Love that map scrap and I love the ivory/red color combo! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

Mmmmmmm. Lovin this vintage! Bike images are adorable ....hope we see sunshine this weekend!

NoraAnne said...

I love this! Very vintagey looking and such a great use of that bicycle stamp :)

Gwen said...

Great card! Love the theme!

Sarah Mailloux said...

I like how you included the map paper. And red is always good :)

Lisa H. said...

sooo fun and really pretty. lovin' the kraft!

Patti J said...

Great card, Mary Anne! How much fun that you stamped on the old map paper. Love the bikes too! Thanks for sharing :)

Ruby said...

This card is cute Mary Ann. I just got my KOM with that stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

Eva said...

Your card is awesome!!! Love those bicycles and I really love the colors you used on this.

JD said...

This is really neat, Mary Anne, so nicely done and so creative!

Julie Odil said...

Love the bicycles on the map paper. Very clever!

Pryn said...

Love EVERYTHING about this beauty of a card!!! This is FABULOUS!!!!

I am from PA too :) The weather sure is crazy...we have experienced all 4 seasons in April and it isn't even over yet. Bring on the sunshine!!! I think we are all in dire need...lol!

Jay Gee said...

So cool Mary Anne - love the map paper :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super great way to us that image! Totally awesome!

JPScraps said...

Awesome card!!

joetterer said...

I find the bikes hard to use. You did well!

Lindsey said...

That is an awesome scrap of map paper -- and so perfect with the bikes!

Betty Benton said...

Love the map paper -- I just scanned a vintage map of Indonesia into my computer, thinking that I might be able to use it some way or another; hopefully I can make something almost as neat as yours!

BloomingPink said...

Great Card. I love how the bikes overlay the map!

Marcie S. said...

This card is so vintage and yet that pop of red makes is bright and bold! Love it all!

Chris D. said...

Love your card!

Jingle said...

This is such a cool card! Love it!

Glenda J said...

Fantastic! What a creative and fabulous design.

Scrapper Myra said...

Very nice bycis.

Amy said...

So cool!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This stamp is over the top I love it! You have use the perfect background for it.