Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dancing in the Rain - MFT Blog Hop



Welcome to the My Favorite Things mid-month blog hop! If you clicked here from Frances's blog, you're right on track. If not, you can get all caught up by starting with Kim and following the links. Along the way, be sure to give a warm welcome to MFT's two newest design team members, Barbara Anders and Kathy Daume' - this is their first hop from the DT side!

I'm showing a card that I made with a set called Rainy Day Friends. I've completely fallen in love with this sweet little girl in her raincoat. She reminds me of my cheerful, carefree daughter, who would also choose to dance in the rain rather than dwell on gray, cloudy skies. The card base is a heavy acetate that I stamped with the circle pattern from this set (using white Staz-On). I stamped the girl and umbrella onto one of MFT's Perfect Paper Panels, and colored with Copic markers. My card is pretty straightforward, so instead of card chatter, how about some MFT scoop?

* The Bubble Bin has been updated for the week - lots of great deals in there!
* Our weekly spotlight is crystals. You'll find all the crystal collections on sale in the store, and in this week's How'd They Do That feature, Cindy demonstrates how to use the Professional Touch HotFix Crystal Applicator and shows loads of different ways to use crystals.
* The first 50 orders after the release (at midnight tonight) will receive some Heidi Swapp stickers FREE.
* Last, don't forget about both the MFT sketch challenge and the My Favorite Challenge. Both are posted on Thursday mornings in the MFT forum on SCS. There's always some good chatter among the MFT crowd, so drop in and hang out with us a little! Prizes are awarded to the winners of both challenges, too!

Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Christina Fischer! I know she has something absolutely gorgeous to share with us!!

Thanks for hopping,



Stamps: Rainy Day Friends (My Favorite Things, releasing at midnight, Wednesday, 6/17)
Paper: MFT Perfect Paper Panels, K&Co Wild Raspberry dp, Papertrey White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Quickie glue pen, MFT clear glitter and button, ribbon from stash, Spellbinders classic and scalloped square Nestabilities, paper piercer
Size: 5" square

61 comments:

StampOwl said...

this is adorable, love the background on the acetate

Becky said...

This is so cute, your coloring is just awesome.

Barbara said...

This is just adorable, Amy!!! Love that acetate--what a fantastic idea!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

The clear darling! No wonder you love her! :)

texasjodylynn said...

Oooooooooo, that is beautimous! The clear card was PERFECT for this set! You rock! (tired of hearing that yet?... I am SO not tired of saying it! You rock!)

ChristineCreations said...

She IS just adorable! Fantastic coloring, love the strip of paper to tie all the colors in and the clear CS. Fantastic Amy!

Tammi said...

Love what you did with her, pretty in yellow! Amazing background & card!

GabrielaD said...

wow... I love this card. It is just fabulous. I really like the paper and the way you colored her is just amazing!

Megan said...

Just perfect. Love the card base. Perfect, perfect, perfect!!

I just showed DH your blog and told him I want to take pics like you do. Do you use a fancy camera? A mirror to put your pics on? A light box? A view of your backyard for your background?

Ashley C. Newell said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! That's exactly what I said when I saw this card! :) CAUTE, Amy! I really like it (as if you can't tell).

aimee said...

The shading on the rainjacket is unbelievable, it looks so good. And that transparency rocks. Wonderful!

Karen Motz said...

Wow Amy...this is FABULOUS!!! Love the transparent card base and your colouring is unbelievable!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

You rock!!!!!!!!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Amy this is GORGEOUS!!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! This is outstanding! Love all the details but am mostly fascinated by your acetate base. Where do you get your acetate? I have been looking for some and haven't had much success.

Brenda said...

Clearly Fabulous!!!

JessicaK said...

Wow, Gene Kelly has nothing on this little cutie :D. Beautiful coloring job.

Carolyn said...

This card is absolutely beautiful.

Kirsten said...

Love everything about this, as usual!! :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This image is fantastic on an acetate card Amy!! LOVE this!! It's gorgeous!!

Wendy said...

Amy this card is sick!!! That means great in teenager (my daughter taught it to me..LOL). Seriously though, love it!

Karen said...

Great example of a clear card.

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, this is sooo cute, Amy!!!I love your beautiful coloring on that adorable image and the acetate looks AWESOME!!!!!

Niki Estes said...

Amy, this is adorable! I love the colors, dimension and stamped acetate base! So cute!

raduse said...

This is just too cute.

Tracey said...

I love this Amy! The acetate base is fantastic. It's all gorgeous!

Michele Boyer said...

Absolutely adorable! I LOVE the acetate!

Amy said...

You may think this is pretty simple and straightforward, but I can't believe how awesome your coloring is (yes I can!)and the sparkles are soooo darn perfect I could just spit! Your coloring is amazing, and you've got me wanting to pull out acetate today--love this!

Amy said...

Did I mention how much I love your coloring on this one?! :)

maiahs_momma said...

gorgeous card :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful Amy! Love the clear card!! Your image is coloured beautifully!

SMK said...

aww this is so cute! love the layout and the stamp and sentiment :D

Shaunna said...

Absolutely amazing!! Your card is wonderful!! The acetate is a perfect touch for the "rainy day" theme!! Your coloring is beautiful and artwork is just amazing!!!!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

AMAZING!!!!! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

Christina Fischer said...

*GASP* Absolutely gorgeous, Amy!

Have I ever told you how much you rock?!?!?! ;)

Allison said...

This is adorable! Love the acetate, colours and ribbon!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is awesome, Amy! AWESOME!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card, and I love this sentiment!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

You are right darling stamp and well done too! I need that stamp here in Seattle, I mean it is nice now- summer- but the other 9 mos of the year- drizzle, drizzle. :)

Gabriela said...

Well I am going to just have to CASE this one. That's all there is to it. Yes, it's safe to say I love it THAT much!

Marja Sch said...

What a gorgeous card and the sentiments is so sweet. Hugs Marja

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love how you used the acetate and stazon for your card base and I really like your sparkle touch on the raincoat and umbrella, so sweet! Another gorgeous one Amy.

Ronn said...

This is definitely one for casing!!! This is just fabulous!

Lady Liberty said...

Love your card Amy, I too must admit that I will be casing this one. I love the acetate as the card base - again something I would never have thought of. Just Awesome!!!!! TFS
Gloria

Laurie said...

so so so so cute!

pescbrico said...

What a stunning card!!!

Erika M. said...

Awesome card!

Barb said...

Amy, you are so creative! The acetate is perfect for the rainy day card. Of, course the image is awesome, too. It's all wonderful.

Barb

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness ! This is a work of art ! I love that set and the acetate base ! WOW !

kjlowrey said...

I just love this acetate card...just perfect

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This has got to be one of my favorite MFT set! On my wishlist it goes!! BEAUTIFUL job on the card Amy!! Love the acetate and your coloring is over the top gorgeous!!
hugs,
Chris

Jennette Warren said...

Absolutely darling!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!!!

My Paper Adventures said...

Now THAT is a super COOL card!! I have 2 big boxes of acetate so I'm thinking CASE time :)

Viv said...

Well what can I say that hasn't already been said Amy! You are just jaw-droppingly amazing girl!
Viv xx

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh WOW - this is so cute!!!! Gorgeous colouring and love the acetate card!!!

Tammy Nichols said...

Very very eyecatching! You picked the perfect "paraphenalia" to make this card with! I love it!Can I have it? Lol! I am going to have to go buy acetate now, Thanks a lot!!!!! ;)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my gosh, how stinkin' ADORABLE! I LOVE it! Just awesome, Amy!

Anthonette said...

I love the acetate and your stamping on it. Very sweet card!

AlienAnessa said...

Stinkin' awesome Amy! You rocked this card with cuteness galore! =)

Angel said...

Oh, man! what a fabulous job you did coloring this adorable girl with your Copics. Remember when you showed me how to use them? I still only have a handful of Copics so I'll need a refresher course when I eventually get enough!

Vanessa Middleton said...

GREAT card!!! I love the clear card and the pattern on it is perfect. Cute stamp too :)

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