Friday, May 16, 2014

A Little Late....

     Happy Friday afternoon, my friends.  I was ready to go with this card, early this morning, but it seems the Linky over at Unity had expired.  Check out all of the work that is being loaded for Friends with Flair, this week!

     This card uses the May Kit of the Month called "Hey Girl".  If you have not seen the gorgeous stamps in this kit, you must do so!

 
     My card is done on white with white embossing.  I sponged on all of the assorted colors.  I also used a stencil to fill in some background, and that is from the Crafters Workshop chicken wire reversed .  There are a few Dewdrops added as accents.  My inks are from SU!

 
     This second card also uses the KOM of May 2014, and a sentiment from one of the grab bags from Unity.  I just love this big birthday cake stamp!  The card uses an embossed background, paper doily, and assorted punches that help use up scraps from my bin.  There are touches of Stardust pen for some sparkle, but it is not showing well.

     I would like to enter this card over at Pixie's Snippets Playground. This week is #124

      I hope you have a fabulous weekend, and I appreciate you stopping by.

27 comments:

Maia Ink by Anya Lynet said...

both cards are beautiful!

Dr. Ivy said...

Very beautiful cards.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Your first card is so pretty and you used one of my favorite stencils. That eb folder you used one the second card is beautiful and every time you use those banners I kick myself for not getting some. I love both of them.

Miwa said...

Both cards are great, but I think the first one is pretty spectacular! SO pretty!

jimlynn said...

Love the banner and big cake on that second card! Great for any birthday!
The first one - sensational! WHOA! SO beautiful and I do love the flowers. Stunning card.
Lynn

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Cards.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I adore that first card, the sponging is fantastic!

Crystal said...

Great cards! The first one is an absolute stunner with those lovely sponged colors!

Carol L said...

You really rocked both challenges with these great cards! I love the stencil work and white embossing on the first (WOW!) and that big birthday cake looks like fun! Love those banners!

Ruby said...

Both cards are beautiful Mary Anne. Thanks for the technique explanation. Great sponging on the cards.

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards.

Sue said...

Aww, Mary Anne, it's a shame you were too late to enter your card, it is beautiful. Love the white embossing and pretty flowers. The second card with the birthday cake (I like that stamp too) is wonderful.

Hugs
Sue

jengd said...

Lovely cards! Both have beautiful palettes.

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice cards. Both of them. Those flowers are beautiful.

Di said...

Oooh, I love both cards Mary Anne! Lovely soft colours too.

Hugs, Di xx

Olga said...

both are gorgeous, yet the first one won y heart, those flower images are fantastic!!

Kris B said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the background and the way you colored the flowers on the first, love the layers and banners on the second! Great job!

Julie Odil said...

Beautiful, Mary Anne! I really, really like that first one!

Shona said...

Love them both!

Lindsey said...

Awesome sponging and stenciling on the first card, and perfect design and papers for the second. Two great cards!

JPScraps said...

Two fabulous cards!

Kary said...

Gorgeous cards, Mary Anne!! I love the flowers and the tiered cake images. You did a great job bringing them to life. Have a great weekend!

StampTramps said...

Both are beauties! I especially like the white one white, it looks like it was a lot of fun to create!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful cards. TFS

Donna K said...

These are beyond beautiful, Mary Anne! I love the white embossing on your second card, so very delicate and pretty! Your first card is wonderful too…great colors and such a sweet sentiment! Glad you were able to link up…darn that Mr. Linky!!! Hope had a great weekend.

Gaylynn said...

Wow, these flowers are gorgeous. Lovely coloring.

Ann Mcclenaghan said...

Very nice cards!! I'm especially drawn to the flowers tho - you did a beautiful job! The colors are gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing with us!!