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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Abundance

Happy Thursday everyone.  Just one more work day and the weekend is here and I've got a long one planned.  Yep 3 days of vacation next week.  Can't wait.  Not going anywhere, but have lots to do around the house.  I'm finally getting some sheet rock repair done and am planning to spend some time getting my stamp room in order.  At least that's the plan. 

For now, I have a new card to showcase.  This beautiful image is one drawn by Anne Fenton over at The Outlawz.  She and Sandi come up with the lovliest images and then give them to us for FREE every other Sunday.  All we have to do is create a card with an image and post it on their website.
I wanted this to have really rich, dark looking roses so I started out with a darker red Copic marker.  But first, I printed the image on Papertrey White cardstock and cut it out with Nestabilities Labels 18, the largest size.  I didn't have a larger one to mat it with, so I outlined it on the Stampin Up Creamy Caramel c/s and then cut it out by hand.  I also used SU Creamy Caramel as my base for the card and adhered a layer of SU Cherry Cobbler.  The DP is from Basic Gray's Kissing Booth collection.  Love it!  Then I put a large doily over that which I distressed with the SU Cherry Cobbler ink and layered another strip from the Kissing Booth collection and then put my main image layer over that.

I love this sentiment stamp set from My Favorite Things and this one just seemed to be the right one to use.  It just seemed to be an abundance of joy and happiness.  I just got these new paper flowers from 7kidscollegefund.  I think they are so beautiful and, of course, I had to get them in a variety of colors.  The leaf spray is from my Nestabilities Foliage die.

Copics used were:  B0000; E02, E04, E07, E08; E21, E23, E25; G12, G14, G16; R37, R39, R59; W5 and W7.

I am also submitting this for:
Sentimental Sundays - Words of Encouragement
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes



Thanks again for stopping by to take a look.  Please leave a comments.  I do appreciate all of them.  Have a GREAT Thursday.

17 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Margaret! What a delightful image, colored beautifully and nestled into a lovely card layout!

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  2. Beautiful design and card. Love that flower and the dark, rich, colors. So pretty.
    Lynn

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  3. Ha! I just used that Spellbinders die on the project I just uploaded to my blog. Great minds think alike! This is truly amazing. You are so talented with the copics. Great job Maggie.

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  4. I love the layout here. What a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

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  5. very pretty! thanks for playing this weeks anything goes challenge at catch the bug!

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  6. what a beautiful immie and glorious sentiment to boot ♥
    Love all the color combos U used here and that very pretty rosette♥

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  7. Beautiul card and wonderful sentiments. I love the birdhouse image and a flower. Thanks for joining us at sentiental sundays challenge this week.

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  8. You have a lovely blog! Thanks for visiting mine!

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  9. Lovely card! Great idea to outline the die and cut it out.

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  10. Simply beautiful Maggie! So richly colored and detailed. Love that sentiment also! Enjoy your time off!

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  11. Yes to all of the above comments... beautiful, rich, delightful... and your ability to color these images is incredible...
    I love that die, my only spellbinders
    : )

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  12. Love this card- the image is wonderful- love the layout too. Your coloring and DSP are perfect together- and love the flower embellishment.

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  13. Beautiful card. Perfect sentiment and colors. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge!

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  14. Your beautiful card is so well designed!

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  15. This is gorgeous Maggie! The colors, layout & your coloring is wonderful! You've truly been busy doing some awesome work & I need to visit more often!!!!!

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