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Saturday, May 29, 2010

GEMMA and BELLA

My WNW stamps were calling out to me today :)) 
Patricia at Paper Temptress has this really different paper called "Cosmic Coloring Paper"~~~
I won a gift certificate from there and decided to try this paper.  Really really different ~ the paper is shiny, thin and feels slippery~~when using my copics, I found that the ink does not get absorbed into the paper; sooo the blending qualities were very different.  Quite fun tho:))  Check it out!!  So onto my card~~~

Chose the sketch by Bev~~I Just Love this Gal's Work!!! Go >>HERE<< to check her blog out :))
who is Special Guest Sketch Artist this week~~at Pixie Cottage

Meet Gemma and Bella from WNW!! They are the sweetest!!
Few details~~CB swiss dot folder used on scalloped mattings.  Dotted image matting with Broken china stickles.  The green and yellow strip was border punched and embossed with CB vine folder and then swiped with TH broken china distess ink to better see the embossing
Now the inside of my Easel Card. I colored the flower buttons with my copics and added green rhinestones as centers!  Bordered the message area with Spiced Marmalade Stickles

Close up of image~~kinda like the texture the paper gave to the kittens :) Litely dusted edges of image with TH peeled paint distress ink.

Closer look at flower embellishments~~used Sizzix branch w/leaves and tipped leaf edges with Broken China stickles, Paper studio flowers, Jolee's Parcel for flower center as well as a blue brad.  Added sheer green ribbon with dragonfly charm attached and tucked in a flower stem that I got from my daughter for Mom's Day!!

On this photo I tried to capture the shiny different look of copics on the Cosmic Paper

My Easel Card Creation!!!!
CHALLENGES:
Pixie Cottage #20~~ sketch --June 2
Wags N Whiskers #24~~ Handcrafted Embellishments -- June 4
Quixotic #27~~ Emboss It! -- June 2
C.R.A.F.T. #52~~ Blue and Green-- June 3
Charisma #21~~  Going Round in Circles....  - June 3

RECIPE:
Stamps:  WNW Gemma and Bella
Papers:  Paper Temptress Cosmic Coloring Paper, SU cardstock, DCWV Cafe Mediterranean Stack
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Copics, TH Distress inks--broken china and peeled paint
Tools:  MS butterfly punch and layered arches border punch; Sizzix branch; SB circle and scalloped circle nesties; CB Swiss Dot and Vine folders
Embellies:  Ribbon, charm, flowers, rhinestones and pearl, buttons and stickles



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18 comments:

Katie said...

Super card, love the image and that leaf spray is perfect!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Davi said...

Very pretty, I love the image and all the wonderful details!Great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing the Pixie Cottage the week.

Kim said...

Ooo this is so pretty! I do love how the paper gave your kitties the pretty texture! and this is even MORE beautiful in real life! I love it Mom! And your flower corsage is so pretty! Great work!!!
Love~ Kim

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Mary Lou. Love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at WnW. Hugs Michele x

Suzi said...

Awe! this is so so sweet, love the image and the floral embellishment. Thank you so much for joining us this week at C.R.A.F.T.
Hugs Suzi x

Chelsea said...

Oh, this is pretty. A great take on the sketch, a lovely image with beautiful coloring, and that vine from your daughter is so pretty.

Scrapmumur said...

Marvellous card!!!
Thank you for your registration in my blog candy.
Good luck!
Hugs, Mumur

scrappyjan said...

Hi Mary Lou, Hope your Holiday weekend is good!!!

Love the card!!! Very cute image and the details are FAB!!
hugs, Janiel

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is just fabulous what gorgeous papers and design those flowers are beautiful so is that image this is one great card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

artish said...

thank you for playing with us at the pixie cottage! i love how your floral arrangement on the left truly gives them a strolling thru the garden feel.great job on your first easel!

Anne said...

The image is super cute and the design and details are beautiful!
Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Anne said...

The image is super cute and the design and details are beautiful!
Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Lacey Stephens said...

Wonderful card, Mary Lou!! I love the layout and your wonderful flowers! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge this week :-)
I have added the linky and add your card as well.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
Wags 'n Whiskers Co-Owner

Martine said...

ooo this is gorgeous hunni, such a cute image and the papers and embellies are stunning too :)

xx

Martine

Eiglas said...

Super card with lots of detail.
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

Cheryl said...

oh beautiful card hun so love all the super colrs and detail on this
thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage,hope to see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Gorgeous easel, beautiful floweraccent, nice sketch and papers!

Warmest greetings,

Renata (GD Wags 'n Whiskers)

Lacey Stephens said...

Hey there! I'm back again to invite you to be out guest designer next week for the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!! If you're interested, please email me at LaceySoLiving@bellsouth.netso I can let you know what the challenge will be!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
Wags 'n Whiskers co-ownder