Wednesday, April 7, 2010

MFT April Release Blog Hop



Welcome to the My Favorite Things April Blog Hop & Shop. To get started with the hop (if you haven't already), visit Kim at the MFT blog. If you arrived by way of Michele, you're right on track.

I am so happy to show off one of the cutest stamps ever - the new Boy & Dog Tree Swing from the Pure Innocence line. I am so smitten with this image - his precious bald head, the adorable overalls, the tree swing - it just sings of those wonderful, carefree days of early childhood. I stamped him on one of MFT's Perfect Paper Panels, then colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. I included lots of earthy, natural embellishments to go along with the outdoor feel - natural twill, woven ricrac, and twine. The corners of some of the panels are adorned with MFT's Chocolate Kiss Baby Braddies.



On the inside, I stamped a different tree and swing image (from Grow Love [temporarily out of stock]) and added the "Missing You" sentiment, which comes from Flurry of Love. I did all the inside coloring with Prismacolor pencils to avoid any bleed-through to the back of the card.

Your next stop on the hop is the oh-so-talented Christina! Enjoy!



Stamps: Pure Innocence - Boy & Dog - Tree Swing, Pure Innocence - Flurry of Love, Grow Love (My Favorite Things)
Paper: MFT Perfect Paper Panel, Papertrey Rustic White, My Mind's Eye Abbey Road dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, and Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps, Spellbinders die, 5/8" natural twill, woven ricrac (purchased at Jo-Ann's, I believe), May Arts natural burlap string, Papertrey button, MFT Chocolate Kiss Baby Braddies, sewing machine
Size: 5 1/4" square

68 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin this Amy inside and out!!!!

Kim said...

Thud. Simply beautiful Amy!

Joanne B. said...

GASP!

That is totally amazing!

Dawn said...

This set is my favorite! Beautiful card!

Kelli said...

You made me jump up and check out my Grow Love set... I KNEW I wasn't THAT out of it.... you drew a swing in yours!!!! LOL I was TOTALLY ticked thinking that I had been not seeing it all this time!!!!

This card is TOTALLY Gorgeous, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that ric rac!!!!!!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is too beautiful. I can't stand it. Seriously, I am always in awe of you. If perfection was a card this would be it! LOVE the scene you made--the colouring is heaven! And if I don't buy that Grow Love set when it's back in stock I might burst with sadness. LOVE your swing on it!

Shannon said...

Fantastic job! I really love all the effects you used on this card...kind of made it look a little grubby, like any good little boy would do! :-) Thanks for sharing this great work!

leenda said...

cute, cute, cute, inside & out!

Melody said...

This is just beautiful inside and out! Your coloring is just so rich looking!

Jackie Pedro said...

Oh, wow.....Amy, this is just fantastic! LOVE the woven ric rac!!

Karen said...

I love, just love this card! the inside is as wonderful as the front. I also enjoy your blog. Keep the great cards coming!

Sophia said...

!!!!

This little PI boy makes my uterus ache for a baby boy. lol Good thing my factory is just short of shut down!

Love your card and the ribbon is gorgeous!

Tammie27 said...

This little PI boy and dog image is so precious! Your card is FABULOUS inside and out Amy! As always I LOVE your work. :)

tampatha said...

This little boy makes me think that soon my own little baby will be swinging off of a tree tire! It's a beautiful card and I love what you did with the inside.
--Tammy

Anonymous said...

WOWZA!!!! What a great card, inside and out!!! I love it!!! The colors and the rickrack are FABULOUS!!!
jennik

Susan said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the rustic look to it! You always do such a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing!

StampOwl said...

ohhhhhhhh gorgeous Amy ... love how you used the tree & swing on the inside and that ric rac is cool too

Sony said...

oh wow Amy - I love the texture and the aging you did on your card is just amazing!!! It's so subtle and elegant - truly beautiful!!!

Jana Weaver said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! He just pops right off the page!! The rikrak is gorgeous, and that twill tape is perfect!

scrappintlc said...

Adorable, love the woven rickrac...I didn't even know they made such a thing, must get some. I also love the tree on the inside, Kim has to get that set back in stock soon. :)

BeeLinda said...

I just love your style! Every card you post is absolutely amazing, every little detail done to perfection every time!

Jami said...

Oh Amy this is simply divine! I love your coloring and all the wonderful details!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Soooo precious! I'm excited to see this adorable little boy in the PI line....must have! Fabulous card, my friend! :)

Viv said...

Amy, this card has captured my heart. It's a little smasher.
Hugs Viv xxx

Lisa H. said...

I'm in LOVE....so glad I ordered this little guy. the combo of images is perfect!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous, Amy! I really like how all the earthy elements come together!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome card! Beautifully done inside and out!!

Barbara said...

Totally amazing as always, Amy! Could not be any more perfect in every way.

Wendy said...

Yup, I am speechless!

Loretta said...

Amy, your card is drop dead gorgeous!!!

Oliwiaen said...

Cutest "boy" card ever!!

Country Mouse said...

Wow! Love the colors, the image is adorable, and the inside is just has stunning as the outside!!!:)

Michele B said...

Gorgeous, Amy! Fab coloring, I LOVE the woven ric rac (and thank you, now I'll be running into every Jo-Ann's I pass-lol). And the finished inside!!! That tree is PERFECT!!!

Leslie Rodriguez said...

Amy, your card is just perfect!! It's just beggin to be given away to a sweet little boy! Your cards are always so inspiring.

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Amy! Love the image and your colouring is fabulous. The placement of the inside sentiment is totally darling. Great card.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

This is a very pretty card. I love how you do the insides as well as all the cute details on the outside.

Erica W. said...

Once again, I'm awed by your talent! It's just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Stunning Amy! Wow, I love the natural boyish theme that you achieved here! The rickrack is gorgeous and just perfect for this card! Wow!

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely adorable, Amy! I love everything about it!

Christina Fischer said...

*THUD*

Can I PLEASE be you when I grow up??????

Emily said...

I love the tree on the inside. Amazing!

Kimberly S. said...

So cute! This little boy reminds me of my son! And I just LOVE the earthy feel to this card! And I also just have to say....the inside tree is FABULOUS!!!

g said...

jaw dropping gorgeous & awesome! i LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!!

Megan said...

Man, this so cool. I love the tree on the inside and that little sentiment flag is just perfect. Now for the front of the card, your coloring is perfection and the layout is beyond cool. You're just too good for words. :)

Chris said...

where to start? the ricrac and twine look so great, the papers and coloring are super and then there's that inside. Do you know the book "the Giving Tree" (I think that's the name). Well the inside just tugs at my heartstrings.

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! Check out this shading in your coloring Amy! It rocks! What a wonderful card. I wish I had half of your talent.

Jenn said...

Absolutely incredible!! I adore your card style!

Lorus! said...

Oh I love this!! It is so cute, inside and out. The colors, the adorable little boy, everything appeals to me!

Sherrie said...

Oh I could stare at this card for a long time....I already have....
Perfect elements working together! Love it all!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just....wow.

lilscrappers said...

WOW, breathtaking and I love that little stinker! and the way the sets go together. Amazing.

mary said...

Oh what fun a swing is. Adorable card in & out. Great use of color.
TFS!
mks

Pam said...

Love the colors and the paper you used. This is such an adorable stamp set.

Sheila D said...

OMG This is amazing! I love every single thing about this. I need this stamp set and that ric rac.

dpkennedy said...

Oh my gosh! This is soooo cute! Fabulous card!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Precious inside and out!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Amy this is totally ADORABLE!!!! Love the rustic feel with the natural elements, beautifully coloured and I adore the inside as well!!!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Isn't he just the cutest with his little tuft of hair! I love tire swings and this is just adorable! Love the sketch too!

Serena said...

Amy, I love this card, absolutely love love love the rikrak. How do you do your shading? sponge? I just can't get mine right, any tips? Thanks!

Vickie Z said...

GORGEOUS!! Or is that "PC" for a boy card?? Love everything!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

just gorgeous! Where do you find all these great notions? I've never seen that rick-rack before!

Susan said...

AWESOME card!! he's a cutie.
Thanks for sharing!
Susan

AnnasArt said...

Wonderful work! Love this card.

Meahni said...

I love this card to death. If I could I would snatch it right off the screen, and hide it in my bag, lol.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my this is just too cute, love the design, and your ric rac and string around the sentiment is such great touches!

Allison Cope said...

Freakin' adorable Amy!!! I so have to have this new stamp! He's just TOO cute! Fabulous card!

Karen said...

What an adorable card! Anyone would love to get that!!

Crafty Guam Girl said...

Oh my!!!! Love it! Love the colors too!!

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