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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sweet Love

SWC~~~Stitching--Real or faux-- is the challenge theme this month :)  You have less than a week to join in.  Did you see Crissy's new digi's and stamps, they are just the sweetest~~~Click Here to view stamps and ~~~Click Here to view digi's!!!
I used Crissy's digi's Sweet Sarah and Can I Kiss You
My--they are darling together!!!
I shrunk down the original images quite a bit and then colored with Copics.  Gave Sweet Sarah dazzling silver shoes.  The pearls on her shoes and dress collar made with Viva Decor Cream pearl pen.
I created a scene card:  used the Brick Wall Technique idea which I saw on Donna's Blog-- Butternut Sage Designs!! Donna is sooooo very clever and I love visiting to check out what she is up to next :o)  THANKS DONNA!!!!!
Now... now... I have to tell you that I have NEVER sewn on a card before.  So I decided to give the faux sew technique a try :)  Used a template for the wall vine and free handed the beaded circle.  I was so impressed with myself that I even did a faux border on the inside of card LOL~~I am sure that those of you who do sew and are reading this are probably giggling away by now--someday friends I will machine sew cuz I just love the outcome!!
Wondering can anyone relate to this scene~~shy, bashful and maybe that first kiss?? :)
Finally used my Magnolia doohickey lantern~~~oh how I like!!  The antique look came by inking the BG distressed yellow paper with TH walnut stain and then slightly inking edges with Memento tuxedo black.  Brick wall: Paper Temptress Grey Ruche paper stamped with woodgrain background. Then stamped green leafy vine and fauxed the swirl before cutting apart and redesigning.
 The dimension turned out fabulous :)
Inside of card:  see my faux (fake) sewing~~hee hee
Viva Decor has some pretty cool silkicon stamps--this one is called "Labeling Fields". Stamped with TH walnut stain in corners using stamp off technique and then stamped around message area with Studio G--green chalk after using MS around the page punches.
There will be five free digi's given to one lucky challenge participant who will be chosen by at the end of the month! You may now use images from any company and still be included in the draw for the blog candy prize! Those who use one of Crissy's images, either from her rubber or digital collections will be entered twice in the draw. But please respect the rule of no more than three entries per month. Otherwise your entries could be deleted.

Hope you are ready to give this a try :)  Are you a machine stitcher, hand stitcher, do you like the new sew easy tool or a faux stitcher like me.  We would LOVE to see what you create........ and then link your creation to THIS POST!!

Would like to enter challenge:
ATS Magnolia #8~~ Spring is in the Air, Flowers Everywhere and pastels with a touch of brown

Stamps: Crissy's Digi's for Whimsy--Sweet Sarah and Can I Kiss You; Viva Decor Labeling Fields; Stampabilities woodgrain background; TH Stampers Anonymous Collection; Bizzy Bec's sentiment; SU Heard from the Heart  
Ink: TH Walnut stain and mustard seed; Studio G green and white chalks; Copics; Gelly roll white pen
Paper: BG two scoops pad; Paper Temptress Grey Ruche; Black textured CS
Tools: Piercing template; SB beaded circle nestie; Magnolia doohickey lantern; Fiskars scallop circle punch; MS branch and round the page punches
Embellies: Silver embossing powder; Yellow stickles; Viva Decor-- Cream Pearl Pen and Holo Iridescent glitter liner pen
Appreciate your visit! You have truly brightened my day!!


Mandy said...

Hi Mary Lou,
Beautiful card,love the sweet little couple...Your lantern looks fabulous...My daughter is just going through that first boyfriend phase,all loved up,it's been so long for me,I can just about remember,but then my memory is not what it
Mandy x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw!! Darling Mary Lou!! I just love your bright and cheery coloring of her dress and your gorgeous design!! The stitching is so pretty!! Beautiful!! Have a great weekend!!

Renkata said...

wow Mary lou, your card bring such a smile on my face,
So adorable and cute .

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I so love this card what a cute little couple and this is one fabulous design a true romantic little scene.
Lorraine x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh Mary Lou, I love the wall you made and how you turned the whole card into a scene. This is really special. I love it! Your sewing looks great too!

Anonymous said...

the Doohickey light post made up really fun w/the distressing! Thanks for linking up to the All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge!
Pam Going Postal