Bear Hugs!

This is my second post today; scroll down or click HERE to see my other creation.

I'm up over at A Blog Named Hero with a masculine card for a 'younger' individual - stop by and check it out!



You're So Lovely Watercolor Card

Hi friends - I'm up over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog...and don't forget, YOU can receive a 15% discount on any purchase of $25 or more, just use the code "MicheleG15" - have fun shopping! See you over a a2z!!



Viva la Verve Sketch

Hi friends - I really like the newest Viva la Verve Sketch - you can see it HERE or down below. I used some Ranger Watercolor paper for the main panel, spritzed the panel lightly with water then stamped the base layer of the scribble roses (after another light spritz) in various distress inks. I let each of those dry, then stamped the detail of the roses in a bit darker distress ink, same for the leaves. I die cut the SSS Hello and fun foam at the same time and decided to leave all the pieces intact, I thought it looked cool. :D

I coated the hello with black wink of stella then added a layer of glossy accents, the vellum banner was stamped with Hero Arts Everyday Messages and embossed with Platinum embossing powder, I layered everything onto Lil Inkers Ombre designer paper, then cut a pink strip of another piece of ombre paper and layered onto a platinum embossed piece and ran it through the cuttlebug for some dimension. I wish now I had added a piece of black/white striped paper - I think that would have 'popped' better. :-/

I used the Award Banner from Verve Visual again - just like my last card - but this time I cut it apart so I could choose how to space the banners. I loved how the hello looked with glossy accents so I coated the banner too. :D

I splattered on some distress ink and gold paint, added some sequins from The Ton and filled each with platinum stickles. That's it - thanks for popping in; hope you have a GREAT weekend. The oldst and I are off to Chicago tomorrow for an appointment with the French Consulate to seek approval for her year-long visa to study in France - it's a LOT OF PAPERWORK to gather and present - wish us luck!


Stamps: MFT Scribble Roses, Hero Arts Everyday Messages
Papers: Ranger Watercolor precut, Lil Inkers DP, Neenah 110 lb. white
InkBarn Door, Pine Needles, Twisted CitronSpiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Tumbled Glass Distress Inks, VersaMark
Accessories: SSS Hello die, glossy accents, black wink of stella, The Ton sequins, stickles, foam tape, fun foam, gold paint, MFT Blueprints, corner chomper



Happy Bear-thday!

Hi friends - welcome back for another great sketch over at Splitcoaststampers! The sketch is LIVE tomorrow morning or you can catch an early sneak peek down below. :D

I recently purchased these adorable MFT Beary Special Birthday bears and had to use the bear hidden in the present, I just think it's adorable! I stamped the image on Ranger water color paper and colored with copics. I then added some accents to the ribbon on top with Distress markers, some clear wink of stella to all of the ribbon and white enamel dots to the package. I colored the bear with Copics but also added dots (pointillism) for some fun 'bear' (fur) dimension.

I used a Memory Box stencil and whipped spackle for a fun background; the rest is fun and bright designer paper. I cut two banner flags using Verve Visual's Award Banner die and layered one over the other.

That's it friends - see you again soon!


Stamps: MFT Beary Special Birthday
Papers: Ranger Watercolor precut, MFT Lemon Drop, Doodlebug DP, Lil Inkers DP
InkSSS Intense Black, Mermaid Lagoon, Squeeze Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks
Accessories: Copics, Memory Box stencil, glossy accents, clear wink of stella, whipped spackle, Nuvo crystals, washi tape, MFT Pierced Square dies



You're So Lovely

Hi friends-I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking with TWO cards; yes - TWO! Won't you hop over and check them out?