Monday, September 27, 2010

Smeared Ink Design Team Blog Hop

Greetings Everyone!!

I'm so happy to be here with you for the last team hop of this term.  I've been BLESSED to work with amazing women for the past 6 months.  Tori and Terra are so generous, supportive and inspiring as artists, women and business owners.

The theme for today's hop as to use 3 different Smeared Ink stamps on our project.  I managed to use two from the Nymphs set and one from my Carnies set.

I started with a 5.5" x 5.5" card in hot orange.  My next layer is faux graph paper from a DCWV mat stack.  (I love this stuff!!!)

I stamped my Tree Nymph in Momento Tuxedo black in onto PTI White Cardstock.  I colored her with my Copic and Prismacolor markers as well as my clear sparkly Sakura Gel pen. I figured out her placement and then decided to do a strip of blue cardstock behind her with my sentiment from the Carnies set "Come One, Come All."  Behind my Nymph and on top of the blue cardstock I tied an olive 1/4" grograin ribbon in a small, neat bow.

I had a whole bunch of ideas for the left hand side.  I tried them over and over and over in different combinations and none of them struck me.  You know how that happens...so...I was poking through this pack that I purchased from Gauche Alchemy (my first order ever!!!)
  I pulled out some delicate green paper, the sparkly turquoise butterfly as well as the shiny leaves and made a little garden.  I used the paper to make flowers, of which I added a few others to to add some more depth using a few other scraps on my work table.  I used the butterfly and the leaf as the icing on the cake for the front of my card.

The last addition to the front of the card is a rub on flourish along the bottom.

My interior holds another SI stamp from the Nymphs set, the GORGEOUS Baroque style frame.  I stamped onto cream, sparkly cardstock in my Tim Holtz ink in Orange Marmalade.  The center is a rub on sentiment.

My final touch is from yet ANOTHER gorgeous GA pack that I purchased.  (just for good measure I ALSO got this one!!!)  hehehehe...once you start!!!  watch out!!

Anyway - from the wallpaper set I trimmed out these GORGEOUS flowers and added them to the bottom left as a bit of delicious scrumptiousness!!!

I hope you've enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed creating it!!!

Please continue to hop your way along to the rest of my darling teammates and leave them lots of love!!!!

Alison
Kelli
Lady Brayton
Meredith
Danielle
Kathi
Black Dragon
Jean 


Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

11 comments:

Kelli said...

Totally awesome Meredith! I love it!

~Lady B~ said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Love it! You must teach me how to make those awesome flowers!

Danielle said...

Awesome Meredith! You just can't buy one GA color kit!! I should know, I have all of them!!

and those flowers are awesome! You can't stop making them once you start, right????

Alison said...

Really pretty! My fave things are the flowers! I need to learn to make them! Great job!

Jane said...

Hi Meredith
A fantastic piece of work Love it
Luv Jane xxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Really beautiful Meredith. Thankyou
Helen xx

blackdragon said...

As usual Meredith... CLASS!
Another of your beautiful stylish cards.... i wish i could do this....and i love the flowers... bet they'd look fantastic in black!
I look forward to the next term...love lynx

KC said...

cool cool COOL I love how they all came together! and the paper roses are just perfect!

Terra said...

Meredith, you are so sweet! Thank YOU for being a part of our team!!! You are fabulous! I adore every Nymph project that you work on...who am I kidding, I adore EVERY project you make! I think we're gonna need a tutorial from you soon for those amazing flowers...
Beautiful project!!

Kathi said...

Yay. It's wonderful. You do rock that Nymphs set. Those flowers are fab. I agree with Lady. We need a tutorial.

tori said...

I love this nature filled card! The flowers are a great touch and very elegant! Great colors and just beautiful!

Thanks for everything you've done for us and I'm so happy that you'll be on for another term!! I can't wait!

:) tOri