Friday, August 8, 2014

It's Friday!

     Here is a card that I created with the July 2014, Unity KOM!  I am sharing this for my Friends with Flair post for this week. 

 
     I started by stamping my main image with Versamark ink, and embossing with white.  I took my VersaMagic chalk ink petals, and did a direct to paper background, and then gently wiping my feather clean with a baby wipe.  I thought it still needed some more detail, so I used the swirl stamp that is also in the kit, stamping it randomly.  Touches of Copic were added to the blank spaces in the feather, to give it a little more dimension.  My purple designer paper is an unknown. The sentiment gave me the most trouble, as I could not find the right color.  Black was too harsh, all purple was too dull.  I settled on the half and half with some antique linen Distress Ink.   For embellishments, I used some American Craft twine, Prima flowers, and Recollection gems.  There is also a bit of glitter added to my sentiment.

     Hope you have a fantastic weekend, and I thank you for stopping by!

23 comments:

Carol L said...

We popped up side by side in the links today - how fun :) I love how that elegant feather pops in the midst of all that great color! Such a pretty card!!

Olga said...

Beautiful, love the white embossed feather!!!!

Ruby said...

Stunning card Mary Anne. I got my kit and haven't used it yet. Love what you have done with the feather.

Cynthia said...

Great colors and design, Mary Anne.

jimlynn said...

Mary Anne, that background (and foreground too) are awesome!!! So beautiful.
Lynn

angie blom said...

Simply GORGEOUS Mary Anne... you rock!!

Ruby N said...

this is really beautiful! I love purple and flowers :D

Kate said...

Lovely card and such pretty colours you used.
Kate xx

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Look at you going all mixed media, chalking and stamping your own background and that beautiful feather. Love this one :)

Sue D said...

Very pretty background for this white feather.

Miwa said...

Beautiful card, the feather steals the show!

Terri Burson said...

Beautiful! Loving all that purple!

Crystal said...

Beautiful card and color choices!

Angeline Choo said...

Mary Anne.... this is just STUNNING!! WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous.

Gaylynn said...

Oh, I like this feather card and the beautiful background you created Mary Anne.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card!

Julie Odil said...

Fantastic card, Mary Anne! I think the touch of glitter on the sentiment is perfect!

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice use of that stamp.

Dawn Fields said...

Beautiful card! Stunning! I love the embossed feather and all the details you used!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful

thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Darnell J Knauss said...

It IS all good, Mary Anne! This is so pretty!! I think you made the right decision on the sediment ink; it would even look smashing without a sediment! Hugs, Darnell

Becky said...

I love how this came out MaryAnne. It is gorgeous!

jimlynn said...

I've already commented but just checking to see how your hand is since the surgery. I got back into town yesterday and have been thinking about you. Hope all went well.
Lynn