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Saturday, January 16, 2010

...Crazy 4 Lori's Sketch (C4C20)

Happy Saturday, everyone! I am having such a phenomenal time stamping and partying with my girls! We are all holed-up at Pam Varnell's house...which we have designated a testosterone-free zone. LOL! Jessica Diedrich, Jessie Knight, and I have run Pam's husband and son completely out of the house in order to concentrate on running our mouths, eating, and laughing.
Luckily, Saturdays mean Crazy 4 Challenges time....and that totally fits the atmosphere in this house this weekend! Our challenges this month are being created by our stamping sister, Lori Boyd, and this week's was to create a card using her sketch. I decided to use one of the new Verve set "Love's Flower", and paired it with some Esther's Guest List patterned papers from KaiserScrapbook. The image was stamped in Chocolate Ink, embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, and then colored in Bermuda with a Blender Pen. I also created a paper flower, sprayed it with Glimmer Mist, and heat embossed it to make it hard (thanks, Susie...great tip, sister!). After some stitching, some brads, and a scalloped panel...you have my completed card!

Now let's see what the rest of the design team have created for you to peruse:

That's it for today...thanks for stopping by! It's your turn to create a card or project using this same sketch, and share it with us. Be sure to add your creation to Mister Linky back at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog post...we can't wait to see what you come up with! Until later...

Supplies

Stamps: Love's Flower (Verve)

Papers: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Esther's Guest List DP (KaiserScrapbook)

Inks: Chocolate Chip Craft, Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay

Accessories: clear ep, heat gun, blender pen, boho punch, sponge dauber, brads, dimensionals, nesties, big shot, sewing machine, mat pack, paper piercer, border punch, scallop circle punch, glimmer mist

41 comments:

Melissa Sauls said...

TOTALLY gorgeous Mercy!! The flower is YUM and I love how you did the stitching. Sad thing though...that's how my stitching looks when i'm trying to do it STRAIGHT! LOL!

Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) said...

Oh my word Mercy!! This is fantabulous!! I noticed that you changed your style a little lately - it's somewhat "grunge" now - but I love it!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is GORGEOUS Mercy!!!! Love your flower and I really love how you turn sketches and put your own spin on them!!

StampOwl said...

Loving this Mercy ... enjoy your weekend with the girls!

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning card I love it so much the colours the sentiment and that flower is awesome.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful Mercy! LOVE your flower!

ART IS TRUE LOVE IN ACTION. said...

haha your post is really funny and I love that card! how on earth did you do that bow? I also love the card with the bunny. soooo beautiful...every part of it!

Jen said...

Great card. I love that flower. I think I may have to try making one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara said...

OMGosh this is gorgeous, Mercy! I'm SWOONING over that flower!!!

Peggy said...

Gorgeous card and that flower is to die for!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Your designs are always so original and stunning. This one is no different! I love the paper flower!!!

Wow-wee!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

a beauty.....and that flower is the tops

Shannan Teubner said...

Girl, this is fabulous! Gonna have to try one of those flowers!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Beautiful Mercy!!!! Just gorgeous!!!


Vicki

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER - Mercy!!! This is gorgeous!!! Love the sewing and the new VV image!!!

Melody said...

Absolutely beautiful! I NEED to know how to do that flower! Love the way you did the stitching!

Sounds like such a fun weekend!

Dina said...

This rocks Mercy!!! I LOVE the color combo and the sentiment. The paper flower you made is AMAZING! Great job with the sketch as well.

the whimsical butterfly said...

The only thing COOLER about that flower is that I got to see you make it in person! WOOO HOOOO! LOVE your card and lurve you CRAZY girl! Gorgeous card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Mercy!!! That flower is stunning and I LOVE the new Verve you used!!

Amber said...

LOVELY card my friend!!!

Basement Stamper said...

This is definitely a work of art. Frame it and hang it, it's GORGEOUS!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow Mercy!!! That flower is over the top GORGEOUS as is the rest of this card!!!

Debbie Olson said...

Mercy, this is totally gorgeous--I adore that flower!

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Hey Mercy! It's been a while since I commented here but not to worry...I see all of your creations and love them all! :)
This card is just Fab! I have got to know how to make that yummy flower girl! Wow! Great card!!
And good for your kicking out the guys!! That's great! :)

Thanks for following me on FB Networked Blogs! Happy to see you!!


Big Hugs
xxoo

Cindy Haffner said...

Mercy this is GORGEOUS!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mercy – this card is just perfect! I love the colors and the very interesting stitching really add something special.

Best of all is the truth of the sentiment…………..and now abide faith, hope, love these three but the greatest of these is love!!

Blessings from mary anne in stanwood

Mary J said...

I think you've outdone yourself this time Mercy - and that's saying something! Fab card

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mercy!

Pam Speidel said...

*GASP!* This is drop dead FABULOUS Mercy! WOW! Love the colors and that flower and of course the VERVE stamp too! :)

WickedPixie said...

Mercy, this is beautiful! :-)Traci

Eva said...

WOW..this is my first time on your blog and you have totally blown me away!!! This is stunning!!!

Michele Boyer said...

This is GORGEOUS, Mercy! I LOVE that flower!

Rosie said...

I love everything about it! I like how you colored in the letters. Great piece of art!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Sounds like you guys are having loads of fun!!! What a fabulous card - I LOVE that gorgeous flower!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

ACK! Love, love, LOVE! A stunning design!

Tasha said...

Oh my this is stunning! LOVE the stamps you have used and the colour combo is perfect
love tasha xx

Brenda said...

This is sooo beautiful! If you have time, would you mind posting a tutorial on how you made this flower. It is the prettiest one I have seen. Thanks!

Wanda Cullen said...

Mercy, you are really cranking out the beauties this week...incredible cards!! Love your irregular stitching and I'm in love with the use of teal/turquoise colors...they go with so many different colors!

kadie said...

That paper flower is TDF!!! Please do a tutorial!! I have to know how to do that! :)

Simone said...

What a great and stunning card! Fabulous flower!!!
Simone