Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wow - a card!

I spent my evening doing something I haven't done in a long time - blog surfing. I saw so many amazing, amazing cards that it actually inspired me to do something I haven't felt like doing in awhile. I made a card! This is made with one of The Angel Company's new sets for spring/summer '08, called Enchanted Florals (I'm a hobby angel, and there are tons of new sets I just love this time). I think the flowers in this set are so neat. Very flowing, very fluid. Whimsical, almost. I stamped with Blue Midnight Stazon, painted with Twinkling H20s, and inked around the edges with my favorite distress ink color, Weathered Wood. I stamped another of the images from the same set below the bling and traced over it with my Sakura Gelly Roll pen. I used Brocade Blue and Cool Caribbean cardstock from SU!, and one of the Stardream Metallics papers in Sapphire. The sentiment says "Uplift", and is part of a pack of chipboard sentiments I got at Michaels a long time ago. I'm so glad I got the change to surf blogs tonight. I have been wanting to stamp for a long time, but I tried and tried, and nothing came. I threw away tons of false starts. My mind kept wandering back to my altered stuff. So thanks to everyone who gave me some motivation!!

16 comments:

~* Tracy *~ said...

that image has me captivated! such a wonderful card :)

chelemom said...

Awesome card Michelle! I love your felted bag too! Can I commission you to make me one? I LOVE these wool bags!

Niki said...

Great card! Love the colors!

Jennie Skaggs said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the layers and details. Blog surfing is a wonderful thing...I am doing it now. Great for isnpiration. Jennie

Lori J said...

This is just beautiful! I love the embossed metalic paper. :0)

Rosella said...

BEAUTIFUL!! What an amazing card. It is so soft and peaceful!! SIGH!!

Linda Cain said...

Beautiful!!! Keep going before the MUSE leaves!!! LOVE IT!
Linda

Aimee said...

This is beautiful... glad you felt like stampin.

Vanna B said...

What a wonderful card!!! WOW! I'm also game for some blog surfing.....its the best way to relax! (IMHO)

Kerry J. said...

Beautiful card Michelle!! I love the colour combo and the way you coloured the image. So pretty!

Stacy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a great job on this!

Stampin' Meg said...

ohhhhhhhhh so pretty- You should link it over to Caardavrks- they are having a "blue moon" challenge right now and this definitely qualifies as a blue card!

Laurie Unger said...

Beautifully done! As soon as the image appeared I went WOW!

tangled stitch said...

This is beautiful Michelle! I love the colors. Hope all is well!

laos348 said...

This card is really pretty. I like te colors you used and the overall layout.

RockyMountainStamper said...

Beautiful card! Luv the color combo.