Wednesday, March 10, 2010

You Light Up My Life



I've been so inspired by some of Mercy's unique card layouts lately, where an artfully arranged group of scraps accents her focal point image. You can see what I mean HERE and HERE. Aren't they fun? I wanted to give it a try, and this is what I came up with, using just scraps left out from other projects. Thanks for the inspiration, Mercy!

The sun and sentiment are both from Verve's brand-new Let It Shine, and the papers are a mixture of October Afternoon Farm Fresh and Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday. I stamped the sun and sentiment onto Papertrey Rustic Cream card stock, heat embossed, and colored with Copic markers. A second sun is stamped, colored, trimmed, glittered, and popped up over the first.

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Okay, that's it for me today. I've been having a time in my stamp room trying to find my groove - wish me luck!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by today!



Stamps: Let It Shine (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate and Rustic Cream card stock, October Afternoon Farm Fresh dp, Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders circle and mega curved rectangle Nestabilities, EK Success scallop border punch, 5/8" natural twill, Papertrey button and twine

15 comments:

Dawn B. said...

This is beautifully arranged Amy.. I love the earth tone colors. Such a great way to use up my overflowing box of scraps.. Great card.

Kitty said...

I love this combination of patterns, Amy! I can't bring myself to throw any scraps away so this is a great way to use them up. Now I just have to get into the habitl of looking through my scrap basket, instead of cutting into a new sheet. Thanks, Amy!!

NatQuebec said...

it's a really great card !! love it :-)

Mercy said...

OMG...i inspired my stamping hero...NO WAY!!! LOL! i am just so honored, lady...and this card is GORGEOUS! love the color combo, the choice of dp, and your coloring...awesome job!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

SOOOOOO pretty, Amy!....especially with all the Farm Fresh DP. I LOVE that stuff!

Jackie Pedro said...

I have been loving Mercy's cards, too! Your card is beautiful, Amy! LOVE the bright colors on the chocolate!

Kim said...

Sometimes I get so into sketch challenges that I forget that I can actually create my own! lol I feel restless for change, so maybe I'll do some freestyle sketches.

If this is you out of your groove, then look out!

Thanks, as always, for the inspiration, Amy!

Denise Young said...

so bright, cheerful and truly yummy! Makes me mis the sunshine even more.

Dawn Easton said...

I've been loving her layouts too! LOL! You have made a fantastic card with scraps!! Love the new Verve stamps too!

Diane Jaquay said...

OK, now THIS is a really COOL idea! I hate when my scrap box starts to get too full, but I hate to throw things away! I am going to give this a try. Btw, LOVE your card!!!

Erin Smetak said...

I love this sketch! I just might have to try this out! I've never done Mercy's sketches before! Thanks for the inspiration! I love your eye for color!

Ree Donnelly said...

Wow, Amy... been seeing a lot of COLOR in your projects lately & I'm lovin' it!!!!
Beautiful!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Amy, this card totally lights up my day! Perfectly designed from the artful layering to the way the sun just pops off the page. Beautiful!

Jen Tapler said...

This is fantastic Amy! I also loved Mercy's cards. I've been meaning to ask her if she'd been perusing digi scrap galleries lately, as these types of layout designs are all the rage lately on digi layouts. Interesting. I never would have thought to try the style on a card, but it obviously works quite well!!! You're both always so inspiring!

dpkennedy said...

I love this sun set! Oh, don't - make - me - buy - it!!!!