Friday, July 4, 2014

Where, oh Where ????

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Wow, two months with no posts! I have missed you all! Between spring cleaning, shooting sporting clays tournaments and a lack of mojo, I haven't been creating much! Thankfully due to a visit from my dear friend Cec, "CW Card Creations" , I may have a bit of my creativity back. We spent a wonderful week, shopping for craft items, sightseeing, cooking together and just plain chilling and I loved every minute of our time together. She was nice enough to come visit with me while Rick was on a bear hunt in Newfoundland, Canada. We joked that we did an even exchange- one American for one Canadian. As a side note, Rick saw 5 inches of snow on June 20th, our weather was much better. Just before Cec left I started coloring this beautiful image Gerbera Daisies from Power Poppy with Bic markers. Love how well these blend together. My card base is the standard 5.5 x 4.25 with a score line on the 5.5 side at 2.75. Love how this turned out.


The "Sunshine" papers from MME look so great with the daisies. I used various stamps from Teresa Collins Fabrications "Canvas" set---Loving that
big damask image.
The Bic markers also worked great for coloring the gems and satin ribbon for a perfect match to my flowers. Remember, Bic's are alcohol markers!

Cec brought me a beautiful ribbon bookmark as a gift which she made herself (using it and loving it, thanks friend) and as an extra gift, she showed me how she makes her charms for the book mark as
well as for her projects. We found great glass beads so that I could try making 
them myself. No charms as of yet, but I did use some of the beads to create my stick pin for my card.

Glad to be back --- Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Entering my card at 
Sugar Creek Hollow - Floral Challenge #89 
Addicted To Stamps - Challenge "Make your Mark" must use some type of markers


8 comments:

Cec said...

This is fantastic. I love all the different panels on this card - each so unique and so pretty with a great combination of papers and stamping. Your stick pin is perfect and sets off the floral image so nicely. I can't wait to pick up some of the markers because they do blend beautifully and don't cost an arm and a leg. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Big Hugs!
Cec

otomys said...

Wow! What a stunning card Patti. Beautiful colours and the panels are gorgeous.Thanks so much for joining the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

Julie Beech said...

Love those gerbera daisies, thwy match perfectly with the tones on your card. Thanks for Making your mark at ATSM this week. :)

Neets B said...

Wow, you put so much work into creating your card. I love all the earthy tones. Thanks for making your comeback card an entry at ATSM and hope to see you again soon, Anita x

Shana Gaff said...

I really like the folds in your card and all of your lovely panels. The sunflowers are gorgeous with just the right amount of bling in the centers! Welcome back to blogland and thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

Olga said...

Gorgeous, I love that fold!!!!

Pat said...

Lovely to see you posting Patti and with such a beautiful card, gorgeous image, super papers and great card design.

Pat xx

Shirley said...

A wonderful fold and a beautiful card, Patti! I really like the warm colors and what you did with each panel, from the flower lace to those beautifully cut daisies!!