Thursday, October 1, 2009

MTSC41 Cottage Friends

I'm back!!! Actually we got back a couple of days ago, but I've been so busy settling back in (and doing mounds of washing) that I didn't get a chance to get inky until last night! The exciting thing is that my brand new Flourishes stamps were waiting for me when I got home - so of course I had to use them straight away!!! So I made this last night and then called my dear friend Chris who is celebrating her birthday (and giving away Blog Candy)!!!

I was inspired by this week's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge and I know I was supposed to make this a long card - but it just wanted to be a square card!!! LOL!! I started with a base of Old Olive and layered with white and more Old Olive (embossed with Swiss Dots EF). Next I added a piece of Windsor Knot DSP and added a horizontal strip of white that I'd punched one side of with my Arch Lattice border punch. I added some more Old Olive over the top and finished with some 1" white satin ribbon and bow made with my Bow Easy! (SIGH - I love my bow easy!!! :) ) The main panel was stamped using the brand new release from Flourishes called Cottage Home - isn't it gorgeous!! I stamped it using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white and then coloured it using markers and a blender pen and then lightly sponged the sky. I cut it out using Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities and then popped it up on foam tape.

Stamps - Cottage Home (Flourishes)
Paper - Old Olive, White, Windsor Knot DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Punch, Swiss Dots EF, Blender Pen, Markers, Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilties, 1" White Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Foam Tape.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!! :)

13 comments:

Danni said...

This is beautiful! What a wonderful job!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh Kathy - this is so gorgeous!!! I love how you used this new Flourishes Set!!! You rocked Mercy's Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I so loved talking to you today Kathy!! You are such a special friend!!! Too bad we live so far apart!!

This card is absolutely stunning my friend!!! Love your coloring, colors and design!! You know how I impressed I am with all your creations GF!!!

Hugs,
Chris

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Saw this on SCS! Fabulous Kathy... Glad you got to ink it up. How is the laundry now?? hee hee Glad you are home, hope you had a nice trip.

Leigh said...

Lovely card Kathy.

Edna said...

Glad you got this set so many possibilities, like it mounted on this nestie, nice form!!!

Jessie said...

Beautiful stamp and card Kathy:)

June Houck said...

Kathy, this is beautiful!

Connie M. said...

Oh Kathy! This is just so pretty! Love this image, and you colored it so softly and pretty! Love the fab bow too!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Kathy - welcome back!! Love this card with that gorgeous Flourishes image - you have coloured it to perfection!! Could you imagine this with sponging around it! LOL! Just testing!! Thanks for sharing! {{{{hugs}}}

Mercy said...

kathy...this is so gorgeous and elegant! i love that set...i might have to go get that one now! amazing coloring, clean and crisp lines, and color combo...beautifully done!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done such an amazing job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Betty Wright said...

Kathy, this is stunning and so beautifully done!!! Great colors and I love the out of the frame design!!! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!!! Gorgeous!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOOOOVE the fresh green and white, and that bow is GORGEOUS!

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