Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What A Girl Wants - Blog Hop!



Welcome to the MFT blog hop! If you didn't come here from Jody's blog, then you'll want to zip on over to Kim's blog so you can start at the beginning and get the full experience. I'll see you when you get back. And if you did come by way of Jody, thanks for hopping with us!

I'm excited to show you What A Girl Wants, a new set in the MFT Presents line by a new illustrator, Amanda Baird. I *love* this image!! I'll confess when I first saw it, I was sort of intimidated by her. I mean, let's face it ... she's hip, chic, sophisticated, and I'm, well, none of those things, lol! But once I saw her shopping list, I knew we could be friends ;)

I was going for kind of an urban grunge look on this one. I love the big-city look of all the heavy distressing combined with the bling and satin ribbon. I colored her tiara with a silver Spica and her gloves with a clear Spica. The wall and shopping bags are paper-pieced, and everything else is colored with Copics. Let's imagine that today she's window shopping outside of Anthropologie. Next time I stamp her, maybe the atmosphere will be more like Tiffany's or Gucci. I can imagine so many different looks. (But of course her bags will still be filled with coffee, stamps, and chocolate ... in that order!).

Along with What A Girl Wants, MFT is also releasing a fun, new BC Dzyns set called Text Ya Later. Check out the MFT Forum for this week's How'd They Do That Tutorial, where Candice shows us the ins and outs of coloring various skin tones and make-up with Copics. She's hosting a corresponding What's Up Wednesday Challenge, too. In the store, you'll find some fun new products, including Perfect Paper Panels, a luxurious, ultrasmooth, ultra thick white paper that's perfect for coloring. MFT has conveniently packaged it in pre-cut A2 panels (5.5 x 4.25). Mine did not arrive in time to use for today's card, but I'm hearing it is absolutely divine! Last, have you seen the Bubble Bin this week?? (One of my "purr"sonal favorites is in there at a crazy low price!)

That's it for me today. Your next stop on the hop is the wonderfully talented ..... Candice Lighty! Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: What A Girl Wants (My Favorite Things)
Paper: SU Basic Black, Neenah white, Pink Paislee "Vintage Moon" dp and acetate overlay
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Vintage Photo Distress
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Copic markers, foam adhesive, SU mini binder clip and spiral punch, Hero Arts bling, clear and silver Spica pens, Offray ribbon, distressing tool, white gel pen
Size: 5 1/2" square

34 comments:

StampOwl said...

wonderful Amy

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is so, so, so fabulous! Love the grunge contrast with the elegant image. You rock, you know it?! And that list? PERFECT!!! Dang... you're good! :)

Michelle aka Otomon said...

This is one gorgeous card!!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Amy she's awesome! the distressing is wonderful! Lovely card.

Cindy Haffner said...

What this girl wants is to be as talented as you. Awesome work Amy!!!

texasjodylynn said...

That is AWESOME! WOW! Love the urban grunge. I now need that paper! LOL

JessicaK said...

So cool. THe distressed elements work well and the ribbon is so cute on there.

Kelli said...

Urban Grunge SO much classier than my version of grungy meets blingy in a classy way.... LOL

This is a FUN card and the set looks SO versatile, love what I have seen so far!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Amy, this is just delightful and I love how you've managed to get that classy city look. Hugs from Desire

Tracey said...

WOW! This is incredible!!

CRYSTAL said...

You achieved it...great look on your card!!!

Rebecca said...

Oh I am so liking this!!! I love the colors and the bling, awesome!!!

Danielle said...

Fab card Amy - you did urban grunge to perfection, lol!!! Just love all that distressing and your embellishment details are just awesome! A very hip card!
Hugs, Danielle

Gabriela said...

Sensational card! I love the distressing and embellies! Such warm and wonderful detail!

Jerri Kay said...

I love it Amy, totally awesome card! Love, love, love the bling!

Beth S said...

Love this look.

Jennifer Scull said...

perfect look! and love the added bling!

Holly aka Toy said...

Holy Canoli!! That is absolutely GORGEOUS, Amy! Unbelievable!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

This is GREAT! Love how she's got the list of everything wonderful!

shel9999 said...

Wonderful as always, Amy! I love the jeweled swirl and distressing! And, of course, her list! :)

Carolyn King said...

beautiful amy. love the swirl and the gorgeous dramatic colors!

Candice said...

Another absolutely stunning creation, Amy - you ROCK!!!!!!!!

Barbara1940 said...

Absolutely love your card! Super colors - very creative.

AlienAnessa said...

Okay,

W
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WHOA!!!!!!

You went all out on this card and I absolutely stinkin' love it!! She's wonderful, the coffee/stamps/chocolate is fantastic, just whoa!!!)

Kim said...

She is AMAZING Amy!

jackiestamps4fun said...

You do grunge very good! I LOVE this - every single thing!

Martha said...

so so true, thats what im wanting right now lol
great card ;)

Kelley said...

You are all that...and MORE!!

Jenn said...

Awesome card Amy! Love your urban grunge style! You always have such beautiful cards!

Dawn Easton said...

Love the grunge look Amy!

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Amy.

hugs Riet.x

Cindy Major said...

Oh, I love this card! You've used the new stamp set beautifully and the colors are great!

Cindy

Christina Fischer said...

This is nothing short of AMAZING!!! You blow me away, girl! :)

America said...

AWESOME embellishments, as always and your wonderful details. LOVE THIS FABULOUS creation too!

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