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Monday, July 5, 2010


Would like to enter the following challenges:
SAV # 27~~  DOTS - July 12
BSC #5~~  Emboss It!!  - July 15
Simon Says~~  Check It Out -- July 7
MMSC60~~  sketch below - July 6

Used the SPECIAL image Tina Wenke produced for Michelle Oatman who had an unfortunate accident last week and lost an eye~~ Click Here to check it out and possibly make a donation:))

Colored Stampavie image with Copics.  Distressed edges of DP with TH distressing tool, dry embossed with CB distressed stripes folder and outlined edges with antique gold and lime green stickles.  Right border punched with MS butterfly border punch. Outlined punched out butterflies with lime green stickles.  Used SB nesties to mat image~~added dots with Sakura glaze white pen to scallops and loops.Finished with lace on ribbon~~embellished with butterfly on leaves.  Used scortape to give image dimension:))

Close up of Donkey~~used dot technique to color~~added Diamond glaze to inner ears, nose and hooves for shine:)  Diamond stickles blinged up basket and small butterfly.  Lime green stickles on leaves in basket and on octagon border. Then added FS to flowers.  The 2 yellow flowers were created with Liquid applique and colored with Y08 Copic marker. Softened edge of image by sponging with TH Mustard seed distress ink~~added sky with dot technique again using B000,B00 and B02~~used C1 for shadow effect around image. Finished grass with copic dots and FS:)

Close up of embellishment!  Blinged up FSS vellum leaves and  butterfly with lime green stickles.

This was made in Michelle Oatman's Honor~~~Hope each day gets better and better for her~Keeping you in our prayers!!!!!!
Stamps: Stampavie by Tina Wenke--Kickin' It for Michelle digi image and FSS Digi Leaves
Ink:  Computer, Copics, Sakura glaze white pen and TH mustard seed ink
Paper:  SU cardstock, DCWV the natural stack
Tools:  SB nesties, CB folder, MS punches, TH distress tool
Embellies:  Stickles, butterfly, ribbon, lace, Flower Soft, Liquid Applique, Diamond Glaze

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Priscilla said...

Wow..this card is amazing..I love it and it is just too dang cute.. makes me smile :)love those flowers too. Thrilled ot have you playing with us. What a wonderful entry and Great take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.
MMSC Hostess

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Mary Lou, love the sweet donkey.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Mary Lou this is stunning I adore that image and how you have coloured it the flowers in the basket look real, the colours and papers are gorgeous I am loving this so much.
Lorraine x

Kim said...

Absolutely stunning Mom! I think you should send this beauty to Michelle! I know she would treasure it forever! :) Love the dot coloring it's so awesome! The liquid applique for the flowers is such a wonderful idea! Gorgeous!
Hugs~ Kim

Tina Wenke said...

So sweet Mary Lou! Thank you for using this design and helping Michelle. I was so lucky to meet her and so glad to create the donkey image for her. You did a great job making it into a beautiful card!

Tina Wenke

Melawi said...

What a great card ! Love the way you added real flower in the basket !

Lacey Stephens said...

What a gorgeous card! I love this sweet image. What a sad story, too. Sending her prayers.

Jamie said...

Wow, your details are just amazing! Thanks for joining in our challenge!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Patricia said...

This is so cool love the card. Thanks so much for joining us at The Beary Scrap Good luck. PS I just love the butterfly.

Elise said...

Oh this is gorgeous Mary Lou!!! I love it!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Beary Scrap!!

big Hugs,

Heidi said...

Mary Lou, This card is GORGEOUS! I love all of the details. The flowers in the basket, the little butterfly and then the big butterfly!

You blog is fantastic. I feel like I found a gold mine of information, so I had to become a follower! (perfect example is how you listed the challenges for Michelle's cards) Thanks for posting my blog candy on your blog.

beadz said...

Mary Lou, What a fabulous card- love the details! Thanks for joining us at the Beary Scrap! Good luck.

Janie Printz said...

Hi Mary Lou, I've truly enjoyed visiting with your wonderful daughter Kim online. She's sent me in the right direction to purchase my newest tool the amazing Airbrush system for the Copics. I love seeing what it does & by chance I saw her blog & KNEW I HAD to have one too. From her blog I found yours & your cards are just as wonderful as your daughters. Must run in the family. I signed up to be a follower on both your blogs so I can see what amazing cards you come up with next.
Hugs, Janie