Friday, May 25, 2012

Fabulous Birthday Girl

Greetings All and Happy Long Weekend!!  YAY!!  We are hanging around this weekend as I vowed to never travel on these busy holiday weekends.  The traffic simply makes me insane!  So we're sticking close to home, enjoying the pool club opening, lacrosse championship games at Gilette Stadium, and visiting family.   We will be celebrating my darling sister-in-law's birthday as well!  I took the opportunity to bust out this week's MFT sketch to get me started.

Her favorite color is purple so I started there adding grey and yellow as my accents.  I've been dying to ink my new ALM - I've Got Your Back.  It has been inked with Momento and she is colored with my Copics.  I paper pieced her shirt and the letters U and R using papers from MME.
I used the sketch pretty literally and simply shifted my main panel making it slightly askew to accommodate the large flowers I created.  I added ittiy bitty micro pearls to the corners of my main panel and used lots of Hero Hues Latte Chalk Ink to distress all of my edges. 

I used the Photo Corner and Chevron Stripes Die-namics to compliment the background.  I used an embossing folder to give a bit of richness to the middle layer (white) behind the flowers.  It really added just the right amount of texture that I was looking for.

I used both the Royal Rose and Rolled Mum Flower Die-namics layered together to create the fun and fluffy flower cluster.  I added a resin flower in the center of each one for some added depth and color.
I kept my interior simple and crisp, using my favorite Finishing Flourishes, for my greeting.  
Thanks so much for popping in today!!  Don't forget to come join the MFT fun at the sketch gallery here!

Have a fun, safe and creative long weekend!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

7 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful, Meredith!! Those flowers are gorgeous!

Annette said...

wow gorgeous...those flower are amazing...love your stitching and that image is adorable...love this

V's Sweet Ideas said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Love it

*Alison* said...

this is simply adorable! Thanks so much for entering the DYSU DT Call.. it is going to be hard to narrow it down.. not an easy task.. Good Luck!
HUGS
Ali
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Leah Crowe said...

What a beautiful card!! She will love it! Fab flowers and work with that sketch too! :)

Lisa H. said...

this is awesome!!! love the purple and yellow and THOSE FLOWERS!!! amazing.

Debbie Carriere said...

Love this!! The colors are wonderful and those flowers are gorgeous!!!