Friday, March 1, 2013

FwF Day, and A Day of Rest.

     Happy Friday!  Can you believe it is the first day of March already?  I have a quick post, with a couple of cards for Friends with Flair.  One uses the Feb 2013 kit, and the other is from March 2012.  Let's do the oldest KOM first.

 
     I have a dear girlfriend who will appreciate this card.  I used markers and colored right on the rubber.  Then I added a couple of banners cut from a country plaid.  The little sticky brad heads are from g.c.d.studios, and their Funhouse Collection.

 
     Card two is a technique I have been seeing lots of where you ink up your acrylic blocks and create a background.  Then you stamp a bold image in black over top.  The typewriter and sentiment are both from the Feb KOM called Let Love Grow. 

      I like how both of these turned out, and I hope they inspire a wee bit.  I also make an Irish card for the Feb KOM which is in  my previous post, here.  Take a little peek!

24 comments:

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I like that second card... the black pearls really make it nice

Gaylynn said...

That little chick design is super sweet. And the banners with it give it a real country feel, I think. :)

Angeline said...

both the cards are lovely! the chicks are cute and i love the acrylic block technique!

Donna Hanley said...

Two wonderful cards, Mary Anne. I love the spring feel to the "chick" card and those plaid banners are so pretty with the brads. Adorable sentiment. You second card really speaks to me as I love that technique and use it quite often. It gives such a unique background to build up from. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

jimlynn said...

Mary Anne, these are wonderful! Love the plaid banners on that first card (I'm MAD about plaid and love it) and the precious little chicks!
The second card is so creative and pretty. I like the acrylic block stamping and love the typewriter image you used with it! Great cards!
Lynn

Carol L said...

Two more great cards, but I've gotta tell you - that first card does it all for me! I LOVE the cute sentiment and love your CAS version with the plaid flags/banners (I'm never quite sure what to call them). I really like the technique you did on the last card, and I must give that a try one day! Well done!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Love, love the first card it's so true! LOL I have to try that technique you use on the second looks like it is a winner.

Tracy said...

Great cards Mary Anne,Never tried that technique and will be giving it a go.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs
Tracy
xoxo

JD said...

Your first card is really a Sweet, fun image...and on your second card you did inspire me, I must give that technique a try...tfs...Blessings, Jill

Julie Odil said...

Great cards, Mary Anne! I can relate to that first card most Fridays! But that second, card is fantastic! I wouldn't have thought to ink up my acrylic block (on purpose, anyway -- it seems I do it by accident quite easily). I love the effect you got with that. Cool! Something else new to try!

Sue said...

I LOVE your chick card, so simple and so cute! The plaid banners look great with the flock!! Sentiment is wonderful too. I love the technique on your second card, have done it and it is great. Yours turned out wonderful.

Hugs
Sue

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh these are just adorable!

Julie Short said...

WHat a cutie the chik card is Mary Anne and I had forgotten how effective the block technique is. They are both super.

Kary said...

Hi Mary Anne! Ooo I LOVE the little chicks card - it's absolutely cute!! I'm sure your girlfriend will LOVE it. Great technique on your 2nd card, the colour blocks look pretty cool. Happy weekend!!

StampTramps said...

I can't decide which one I like best! The first one fits me for the work day I had on Friday! I have done some stamping with background stamps instead of using blocks, but they haven't turned out nearly as nice as yours. Great job on both!

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

both cards are so pretty,colour blocks are fab.

JPScraps said...

Both cards are wonderful! Never tried inking the acrylic block.....yet.

Lindsey said...

Your first card is hilarious, and perfect! Great use of the acrylic block technique on the second.

Pryn said...

March??? Where did February go? Lol! I love both of these fantastic cards!!! The first one though, makes me giggle :) Love the technique you used on the second one. It makes an awesome background!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Great card! I'm sure that card for your friend will make her do a tee hee dance. :)

FeistyCrafter said...

Simple, but very cute!!! like the chick card, just too sweet

Becky said...

These are so cute Mary Ann. But I sure do love that first one..

Barb King said...

That chick card is too cute! Your friend will love it!