Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers 52 - Haley's Favorite Colors

It just occurred to me as I am writing this post that I have created a card in my daughter Haley's favorite colors:  mint (well, kind of) and lavender.  :) 

This card is for the current Mark's Finest Papers / Speedy's Friends challenge:  to make a Congrats or Anniversary card.  The team is celebrating its first anniversary!  Happy Anniversary, MFP challenge blog!

I do not have many stamps from the MFP line that would be anniversary related, or even along the lines of congratulations.  So, I made a card that says "Forever Love", and hope that conveys a good sentiment for an anniversary. 

Can you see the word "Forever" on the green die cut from K & Company?  I stamped the word "Love" from Seasonal Poinsettias on the butterfly (from Garden Fairies, a new release) and lined it up with the "Forever". 
The fairy wand is also from Garden Fairies, and I used Pale Plum ink to stamp it and the butterfly.
I used Martha Stewart glitter on the wand, but regretted the color I chose.  It shows up too much.  I switched to a clear Martha glitter for other touches on the card. 

The tiny framed bird is a die cut from that same K and Company pack as the green die cut:  Susan Winget Spring Blossom Seed pack.  I mounted it on vanilla cardstock, then distressed the edges with my fingernail and added a pearl.

See the lavender background paper?  It's the packaging from a K and Company something-or-other I bought a while back.  I cut it to fit my card base and rather like how it turned out!

We want to see your Congrats/Anniversary creations this week!  You have until Friday, April 29 at 3 pm EST to link them up HERE.  And please note:

Go see what my teammates have created for you this week!

Vicki Dutcher -- Joanne Grezlak -- Geri Utterback --

PS - My "Inspired by An Anthropologie Mug" card, featured below, won a Pals Paper Arts Artist Pick!  It was also featured at Practical Scrappers today for their Fabulous Finds Friday feature.  Makes me glad I decided to play in some challenges after a long hiatus!


Stamps:  Garden Fairies and Seasonal Poinsettias by MFP
Paper:  white card base from PTI, packaging from K and Co. as patterned paper background, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Pale Plum, Basic Black
Other:  pearls from Recollections, lace, Martha Stewart clear glitter, dimensionals, Two Way Glue Pen


Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the little bird in the corner -- beautiful card. Geri DID play this week! Nice photos also~

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Ilove the cards specially the card with the little bird.
Hugs Janny

Andrea Ewen said...

Just beautiful Colleen! Love the soft colors and the touches of fabulous glitter! Congrats on your wins, what a super achievement! (And so well deserved, might I add...)

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful and soft perfect for an anniversary! Hope all is going ok!

Bev J. said...

Pretty card-like the green piece. Congrats on recognition of your card-pretty.

Shirley said...

What an awewome collage and congrats on your last card, which is just beautiful too!!

Ruby said...

Such a beautiful and colourful card Colleen, and SO deserving of a win too! :)

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I love all the details on your Speedy anniverary card! Beautiful!

Pauline said...

Lovely shabby chic card, the bird images are so pretty, and love all that sparkle.

Congrats on your win and special mention for your wonderful cup inspired card, very well deserved xx

Emily Keaton said...

So beautiful, Colleen! I think you were very creative making a lovely anniversary card with the small collection of MFP stamps you have on hand. Great work!! The glitter accents are lovely :). Congratulations on your two wins for your mug-inspired card!!! That was such a lovely card and so deserving. Yay for you!!!!!!!!!!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Another pretty one! Love the soft colors! The glitter is just the right amount!

Benzi said...

Just beautiful, Colleen. I love that bird paper and I do see the word 'Forever'. You did super with this anniversary card and you know I love that framed bird. I knew your card you won with at Pals Paper Arts would be a is gorgeous.

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