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Monday, January 25, 2010

MTSC58 Thank You



Good Tuesday Morning Peeps!! Can you believe it? The last Tuesday of January, the last Tuesday for me as Mercy's Guest Muse! I have had such a good time working along Mercy and all her uber talented design team. It has been an honor....Thanks girls!!!

Now onto my card......which is a "Thank You" to all! I am so in love with this flower stamp, it comes from the "Abundant Hope" set from the new Occasion mini.

My card base is made with PTI white card stock and I followed that with some so saffron card stock and then more white that I ran through my cuttlebug with the swiss dot embossing folder. The flowers are stamped with black stazon onto some 140# weight watercolor paper. I colored it with my aqua painter and certainly celery, so saffron, apricot appeal, barely banana and pumpkin pie ink. I used my largest rectangle nestie to cut out the flowers with. I then sponged bashful blue all around the flower while leaving the nestie in place. I matted with so saffron and added a edge at the bottom with my Fleur-di-lis edge punch. The sentiment comes from the "For All You Do" stamp set. I stamped it onto some scrap watercolor paper with black stazon. I sponged the edges with more bashful blue and pierced along the bottom. I added a button, from my stash, with some crochet twine through it.

Well, that is all for me today, be sure and check out the rest of the Muses' and see what they have created.

Pam Speidel

Cindy Haffner

Pam Varnell

Julie Lacey

Crystal Birr

Jessica Diedrich

Shannan Tuebner

I hope you can find some time to play along with us this week. All you have to do is create a card or scrapbook layout using the sketch above, and link your creation to Mister Linky on Mercy's Blog

Thanks again for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!!

Vicki

18 comments:

Shannan Teubner said...

This is gorgeous, Vicki! It was great to have you as a Guest Muse this month!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous border punch and fabulous colouring of the image! Love the sentiment with the button on it. You've been a fabulous guest Muse, Vicki! Love your creations :D

Always Playing with Paper said...

I did it! I gasped when I saw your pretty card! Now I want that stamp! :) Love the sponging on the main panel and your colouring is amazing. Wow!

Smiles,
Lesley ;)

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, I love everything about it :o)
Jackie

Cindy Haffner said...

Just GORGEOUS Vicki.

Debbie McPherson said...

Very nice card. I wish I could water color like you!!!

Julie said...

WOW Vicki! Stunning is not the appropriate word! This is gorgeous! Love the colors! It's been so great having you as part of the team this month! Love your work! :)

Wendy said...

This is so pretty, Vicki! I was on the fence about ordering this set but I think you just talked me in to it! LOL You've just showed me that it could be used for more than just an Easter card!! Love it!!!!!!

Reina said...

So very lovely!! You are so talented!!! TFS

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Vicki!

Rhonda Langley said...

Lovely!

Jaspere said...

This is beautiful. Love the swiss dots and decorative border.

Lois said...

Beautiful, awesome and just breathe taking. Love the way you did the coloring, such a nice job. You do wonders with that watercolor pen. The border punch and the button are awesome touches. I like the cuttled background too.

AND TFS! LOL

RavenRT said...

Just Beautiful.

maryr917 said...

this is such a beautiful card vicki-love the flower image

Mercy said...

vicki...this is just soooo beautiful! thanx for all of your hard work as our january guest muse. it was such a pleasure to work with you, and see your wonderful creations week after week.

love and {{{hugs}}}!
mercy

Pam Speidel said...

Hi Vicki! It has been a real treat to have you as our guest muse this month! I'm always in love with your creations and this week's is no exception! It's so PRETTY! I especially like how you've sponged around the flowers inside the nestie...and the button embellishment too! You've got skills girl! Smiles, Pam :)

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

This card is beautifully done! At this point it is one of my favorite from the new Mini - I just keep grabbing it!