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Monday, January 18, 2010

...All You Need Is Love

I have discovered a recent love for Kraft or Sand card bases layered with bright and beautiful patterned paper...and this card started it all for me! This is another January release card made with one of Verve's sets called "Love's Flower". I started with a sand card base, then built the layers up using K & Company's Amy Butler-Faded China patterned papers. The flower was stamped three different times, watercolored, then layered with Dimensionals to create a gorgeous 4-layered focal image.
That's it for me today! I have a mom-and-son-movie-and-lunch-date with BOTH of my boys, so I will not be home for a better part of the afternoon. We are going to go see Avatar in 3-D, then eat at Macaroni Grill with Pam and her son. I love getting to spend some quality time with my babies...I call them babies , but they are both over six feet tall! LOL! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and I will see you back here tomorrow with another Tuesday Sketch Challenge. Until then...

Supplies

Stamps: Love's Flower (Verve)

Papers: sand, vanilla, bashful, gray, watercolor, Amy Butler-Faded China (K & Company)

Inks: black, kiwi, olive, bashful, ballet

Accessories: heart punch, sponge dauber, dimensionals, distressing tool, mat pack, paper piercer, apron lace border punch, sewing machine, circle punch, nesties, big shot, clear ep, heat gun, aquapainter, scissors

27 comments:

Shannan Teubner said...

OMG Girl, this is gorgeous! I love love love it!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just PURE gorgeousness, Mercy!

Tasha said...

beautiful card, such a pretty image and scrummy papers
love tasha xx

Peggy said...

Gorgeous card Mercy! I like the bright DP on Kraft. Will have to give this a try!

Lisa Brown said...

Very pretty, Mercy! I love using those neutrals as a base, too!

Karen Motz said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the cluster of layers in the center!!!

Melisa Hunter said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the layout and the bright patterns on the neutral. Have a fun day!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Mercy, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Crystal said...

OH MY WORD Mercy this is jaw dropping gorgeous!! I LOVE this paper, and have it and need some inspiration girl!!! You gave me a ton!!! LOVE THIS!

Silke Ledlow said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! I just ordered this Set and can't wait to get it :)!!! Love your color choice!!! Hugs ~S~

Stephanie Kraft said...

The is amazing, Mercy! Just LOVE it!!

Basement Stamper said...

Lord have Mercy, this card is a beauty!

Monique said...

Wow!!This is beautiful :)

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is *gorgeous*!!! Hope you have a great time out today with your babies! :)

Sankari W. said...

Holy CANNOLI Have MERCY!!! This is gorgeous my friend!!! SIMPLY GOR=to the - JUs!!!!

Dina said...

Beautiful!! I LOVE the colored patterned paper against the sand, it really looks awesome!!

Lisa H. said...

soooooo pretty! love those bright, fun colors!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, it this ever drop dead gorgeous!! Love that sand CS (note to self: order soon!). Can't wait to get this new Verve set...love it!

Alex said...

this is a gorgeous card Mercy!! I love the stamps you used and the colors ROCK! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Marisa said...

Lovely card, Mercy! Great colour combo and I just love that new Verve flower. You've showcased it fabulously :D

Viv said...

Stunning card Mercy, but then, all your cards are!
Hugs Viv xxx

Ann Kranitz said...

Gorgeous card Mercy!! Love all of the details!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Great color combo.

Robin McK said...

Mercy,
You did absolute wonders with this stamp set! Love the colours and the colouring!

Pam Varnell said...

This is just beautiful. Love how your colored and popped that beautiful flower. Gorgeous card sweets.

Pam Speidel said...

STAMP-TAC-U-LAR!!! Incredible colors and layout, not to mention the stamps and your shading, take this OVER THE TOP!!!

Kim Nath said...

Gorgeous!