Friday, April 13, 2012

My Favorite Things...Weekly Stamp Challenge - "I See..."

Happy Friday Everyone!!  I must tell you that I am so excited and looking forward to this upcoming week of school vacation.  It means sleeping later, everyone in jammies until at least noon, sugar cereals and lots and lots of books, puzzles, art projects, nature walks and movie times. idea of a perfect vacation. 

But before I head into total downtime mode, I've just finished this week's MFT Weekly Stamp Club sketch challenge.  I used some fabulous Echo Park papers, fun and bright with visions of the upcoming Spring season.
Such a great sketch, as always!  I've used one of my favorite ALM sets - I Spy
I stamped her in Momento ink and colored her with my Copics.  I was looking for just "the" right color of orangey-pink so I blended two of my Copic colors together - R43 - Bougainvillea and Y38 - Honey.  I absolutely love the way it came out and would totally wear a dress like that!  CUTE!  I used a nice, thick coat of Glossy Accents on the magnifying glass letting it dry overnight.  I cut her out using my new Fishtail Flag STAX Die-namics (seriously talk about SWOON!!). 

I paired the EP paper with some SU! and Bazzill cardstock to bring out the fun and bright colors in the butterfly background.  I did a bit of stitching and used my MS double loopy punch for the decorative edges.  I, once again, used my Banner STAX for my "I See..." sentiment.  I am totally in love with my new May Arts V-twill ribbon.  I used the orange to compliment my color palette but I also bought it in red, green, champagne and blue!  I added a few teeny, tiny buttons threaded with an assortment of baker's twine. 
I tied it into a nice fluffy bow trimming my ends into a "v". 

Thanks for coming by today!  I hope you have a great weekend!!

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Crafty Hugs!


Jackie Pedro said...

This is SUPER CUTE, Meredith! LOVE that ribbon!!

Jody Morrow said...

That is gorgeous. I love the bright colors and that shiny glass.

Annette Allen said...

how fun...I love that little image and so perfectly combined with these amazing papers and stitching. Love that ribbon and it

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun card. I love the papers and image you used. TFS.

Kim said...

Meri, this is FABULOUS!

Karen Giron said...

I love this Meredith! The magnifying glass is amazing the way the light is shining off of it and I adore that striped bow!

zehra said...

Love it Meredith, lovely card, the magnifying glass is amazing

Debbie Carriere said...

Meredith, this is perfection!!! And your photography is awesome!! Sounds like my perfect vacation! Almost wish I didn't sign two of mine up for two days of camp - lol!! Enjoy!!

Lisa H. said...

you are awesome! loooove this and that magnifying glass....amazing!