Friday, January 16, 2015

Mid January FwF!

 
     Happy Friday!  Can you believe that half the month is over, already?  I still have Christmas to put away!  Anyway, my January KOM has arrived from Unity, and since it is too darn cold to do much else, I have been creating in my stamp room.  Here is my Friends with Flair post for this week.

     There are some gorgeous stamps this month, and if you are not a Kit member, you should check out the details.

 
     I found a piece of script paper in my stash, cut it down, roughed the edges, and sponged it.  Next I stamped my flower image in Memento ink, colored it with Copic markers, and used Glossy Accents on the centers.  For my Sentiment, I stamped on vellum and quickly clear embossed.  The vellum was not showing well, so I backed it with a piece of oak tag card, wrapped it with brown twine, and added a flower from the original stamp.  Everything was put onto a kraft base.

     I added a couple of punched hearts, and a butterfly sequins as an embellishment.  I threaded the sequins with pink twine and added a pearl head.

 
     The inside sentiment, was a single stamp I received from a Unity grab bag.

I would also like to add this as my 3rd and final entry in Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3, which is for never before used schtuff.  Lots of it here... stamps, paper, sequins.... all new!

      You never know..... I may be back!  Thanks for the visit!

22 comments:

Carol L said...

Every detail down to that tiny butterfly looks just amazing!! What a beautiful card with thoughtful encouraging sentiments both inside and out! This is a winner for sure!

Olga said...

Love it, the outside is gorgeous and so is the inside with wonderful sentiments!!!

Patti J said...

Beautiful, Mary Anne! Your card is just so pretty. Stamping on patterned paper is always so much fun. Loving that teensy butterfly too! Gosh, I need to see if I have any Unity stamps and play along!!! You inspire me every Friday to do so. Maybe soon??? Hugs...

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!! WOW! This is so pretty. Love the flowers against that background and the tiny butterfly. The sentiment looks wonderful stamped on the vellum! Outstanding card.
Hope y'all warm up soon.
Lynn

Ruby said...

Stunning card Mary Anne. Love the soft colours.

Donna Hanley said...

This is just beautiful. I love every part of this one, the script, butterflies, hearts and sentiments. Wonderful, encouraging card.

DIANA L. said...

I saw you on Unity FWF
This is so sweet. What a great card of encouragement.
Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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Crystal said...

This is so pretty! I love the flowers stamped over the scripted paper and the twine around the sentiment banner is fantastic as well!

Becky said...

This is just beautiful Mary Anne! Yes the month is flying by, I do hope the Spring & Summer crawl by :).

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Bring on spring :), beautiful soft card.

Beth F. said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love the soft colors you went with on your card!
Beth
Beth's Beauties

Janis said...

Wow!!! This is lovely!! The GA on the flowers and your detailing on the butterfly are marvelous. Also, love that scripty paper!!! I need to remember this color combo you used. It's amazing!!
<3 J

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Mandi said...

Just lovely Mary Anne such a sweet card :)

Gaylynn said...

Good advice in the sweetest card.

Sue D said...

Beautiful!

Tanya/Nonna said...

So soft and pretty! I love your stamping and the sentiments are wonderful!

Dawn Fields said...

Beautiful card!

Barbara Thompson said...

This is just simply fabulous and creative!

Donna K said...

Love the script paper! This is so pretty Mary Anne! The flowers and butterfly are so delicate. I like how you added the gems to your flowers.

Katherine said...

Terrific sentiment on this. Don't you love it when you HAVE to stay inside and craft when it's so cold outside (I do!). :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have outdid and outdone yourself with this glorious card, Mary Anne! I eyeballed it for several minutes, drinking in all those sweet details. I especially like the sweet butterfly landing on your heart duets, making them look like pretty pink heart flowers!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3 three times!! I hope you're having a great week! Hugs, Darnell

JD/ Jill said...

very pretty!