Wednesday, March 18, 2009

MFT Blog Hop



Ready to blog hop again, MFT-style? I hope so! If you've haven't come here from Michelle Giraud's blog, you may want to start at the beginning with the MFT Lady herself, Kim Van der Sanden. Then just follow the links from blog to blog, taking in all the fun eye candy along the way, and eventually you'll work your way back here! If you did come from Michelle, thanks for hangin' out with us! I'm not the tail end, but pretty close. Once you're finished here, head over to our closer for tonight, Joanne Basile, who has not only her usual dose of gorgeousness but also the photopolymer pot o' gold!

Tonight, My Favorite Things Presents has released two stamp sets by a new illustrator, Sara Williams. Many of you may already be familiar with Sara's amazing web design work on some of your favorite and best-looking stamping blogs, including MFT's very own Susan Liles (Sara's sister, in fact), Joanne Basile, and Jen del Muro (and maybe some of the others, too). I'm so excited to see her venture into designing stamps now!

I've used some of the mix-'n-match flowers and vases from the set called Funky Flowers. I wanted to make this card fit with the funky, whimsical nature of the set, so I mixed in the zebra stripe paper and added some turquoise buttons for some extra pop. The vase is paper pieced using a celery green paper that I've touched up with some Prismacolor pencil shading. I tied some burlap string around it, from which hangs a vellum "You Rock" tag. The white trim along the bottom is something I picked up in the trims and lace section at my local Hancock Fabrics.

Be sure to stop by the MFT Member Company forum on SCS for our regular What's Up Wednesday activities. Susan has provided this week's HTDT ("How's They Do That") tutorial and and is hosting a companion WUW ("What's Up Wednesady") challenge. Both are all about masking, a perfect technique for working with flowers!

Hope you're enjoying the hop! Thanks for visiting, and don't forget to hit Joanne's blog next!




Stamps: Funky Flowers and Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Papertrey White, SU Basic Black, GCD Studios zebra print dp, Pebbles Inc green dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Soft Sky
Accessories: Stardust Stickles, burlap string, Prismacolor pencils, Spellbinders tag die, SU turquoise buttons, Michael's ribbon, fabric trim, foam adhesive

42 comments:

2stampis2b said...

Oooh, nice! I love the black and turquoise in there!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous work...again! You are so good @ taking something so simple and making it exquisite!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Love your card! That green pp is soo pretty and the accent of the blue buttonsis genius!

Jen Tapler said...

this is GORGEOUS Amy!!! This card alone has convinced me I MUST order Sara's set!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Kelly Schelske said...

This card is so wonderful Amy! Love everything about it, especially the blue buttons!!

StampOwl said...

beautiful Amy

Kelli said...

Oh you guys and your "something I picked up!" stuff.... LOL This card is SUPER snazzy and SO much fun the Zebra print jumped right out at me, after the wonderful daisys!!!!

Sara said...

Amy you have COMPLETELY lived up to my expectations! What a TOTALLY FABULOUS card design!!! I just love the little rope around the vase and the glittery centers on the daisies!!! SO CUTE!!!! I have to say my favorite is the contrast in the zebra print with the stamp...SO COOL! I visit your blog quite often but never comment so I also want to tell you how much I LOVE seeing all your new blog banners!!!!! I always enjoy my visits here!!!!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Super card. I love the colors and all the great little details (like those happy buttons!).

Kerry J. said...

So pretty with some unexpected touches! I love that zebra print and the hit of blue from the buttons! Beautiful card Amy!!!

Rebecca said...

I love the little blue buttons! This is just to cute for words!!! Gorgeous!!

KanataNewf said...

Beautiful!

StampinCathy said...

This is just beautiful.

Silke said...

Beautiful - Amy!!! I love the DP in the background!!!

Aunt T said...

Stunning. What a gorgeous card.

Teresa

JenMarie said...

Ooo....BEEEEEAUTIFUL!

Karen said...

Love your papers and colors! Very pretty!

Tracey said...

Love this card! The colours are fabulous!!

Lara said...

LOVE it! the zebra print and turquoise are awesome!

shel9999 said...

So pretty, Amy! I love the subtle glow behind the flowers!

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous! Every single detail is just perfect!

JessicaK said...

Great color combo, and love the buttons.

Susan said...

Fantastic card!

Christina Fischer said...

Amy -- this is just beautiful!! I love every detail!!! :)

Candice said...

Another gorgeous creation, Amy - you are so inspiring!!

paulatracy66 said...

Amy, these colors are just great together and I love the flower and vase choice...hehe I picked em too! Love it!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Amy, this is just charming!! I love the zebra print paper, and the vellum tag...so sweet!! Love the popped flowers too. Darling card!!

Emily said...

Once again, killer card! Love the zebra paper and popped flowers! Amazing!

Michelle said...

This is so eye-popping spectacular! Love the colors...those turquoise buttons...& that vellumized sentiment..so pretty!

Dawn Easton said...

So pretty Amy! Those new images are wonderful!

Cindy Haffner said...

Amy you rock, this is fabulous.

Catherine said...

Hi Amy! I LOVE how funky this card is - especially with that zebra print peeking out from back there! Love the colour scheme too...your work is always wonderful though! :) Heard some fun was to be had at Marti's recent class! Hope you had a good time!

Viv said...

Chin of floor yet again! Eyes on stalks, yet again. In total awe, yet again.
Viv xxx

mochamama said...

I love the colors Amy, very cheerful! I cased your baby card on my site if you would like to check it out.

clover said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Sarah

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carole (TruCarMa) said...

YOU ROCK -- has anyone mentioned that lately??? Dang! I just love it and everytime I visit your blog I'm more awe-struck. (That's very often, btw, and being repeatedly awe-struck is kind of physically painful, in case you didn't know. Thus, I'm pretty sure you owe me a massage. NOT that I want you to give it to me. A gift card for a weekend at The Golden Door will suffice... ;) )

Kimberly Crawford said...

WOW! This is SO fabulous! LOVE the zebra print, but what puts this totally beyond amazing are those buttons! What a genius color combination!!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

What an awesome card! I love all of the different elements you've combined! Wow, as usual!!! God Bless you, girl!

Angella

jeannen2 said...

I absolutely love these colors together! So chic! TFS! Jeanne

Desire Fourie said...

Amy this is just gorgeous. Love the vase with the flowers and the ribbon and buttons just brings the whole creation together. Hugs from Desire

texasjodylynn said...

gorgeous as always! I love the daisies popping off the page!

Libby Hickson said...

I love this card - just like I love EVERY card you make. :-) Can I start your official fan club? LOL I borrowed this layout for my own card, check it out if you'd like: http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-love-mew.html

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