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Friday, June 22, 2012

Spring's Muse B-Day card - Third Coast Creative Coterie Project

Happy Friday again!
Wow, the weeks are sure flying by and summer is finally here!  Yippie :0)
Check out this birthday card I created for my precious sister, Paula, so no peeking Sissypoo until it arrives in your mitts ;0)


This absolutely gorgeous stamp is called Spring's Muse (LS-010-V) by Third Coast Rubber Stamps.  Summer, Autumn and Winter completes the set and while you're checking them out also take a peek at the elements fairies, Air, Water, Fire and Earth too!  They're all so divine :0)
I had an absolute ball colouring her and I'm very pleased with how my card turned out :0)

Spring's Muse (LS-010-V) Third Coast Rubber Stamps

Stamp the image with Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colour the image with Copic markers.  For her hair I used E11, 13 and 15.  Skin:  E0000, 000, 01 and 02.  Face detail:  BG10, 11, YR00 and 02.  Eyes:  BG13 and 15.  Flowers and Leaves:  E01, 02, YR00, 02, BG13, 15 and 49.  Add highlights to her eyes with a white gel pen.


The decorative cardstock I used is from the CardMaker's kit of the month club.  I like getting the kits so I have all these cool cardstocks and embellishments that coordinate nicely together.  Make a folded card from teal cardstock with white polka dots that has glitter detail and cut a mat slightly smaller from black cardstock.  Then a mat from the floral peachy/orange cardstock that also has glitter details.  Distress the peach and the black mats with Tim's Distress Tool.  Layer and adhere everything with double sided tape.  Add the gorgeous silk flowers with matching glittery brads (also from the same CardMaker kit and the punch out colour coordinated leaves and finish off with the self-adhesive black pearl embellishments.  I would have loved to have gone more dimensional with my embellishments but this card has to make it to the UK safe and sound even with extra padding and hand cancelling surcharges so I try not to go too crazy!


Here's a peek at the inside of the card too.  I decided to pick up on the swirls and daisy design and used a little cling stamp set I also got from CardMaker.  The sentiment I got in South Africa and there's no company info on the wood block so I haven't a clue who makes that.  The sentiment is stamped with Brilliance Rocket Red Gold, the Daisies with the pinkis-orange colour from the Brilliance Aurora tri-pad and the flourishes with mix of the Brilliance Peacock tri-pad.  All the ink pads have that wonderful pearlescent shimmer to them.


Of course I had to stamp a matching design on the peach envelope too!


I can't wait for it to arrive and see my Sissypoo's face on Skype and listen for screaming from across the pond when she sees her pressie too, hee hee ;0)

Have a super weekend everyone!  I'll be back next week with another Melt Art project and this time it will be a mixed media card so stay tuned :0)

Friday June 29:  Woohoo, this card was featured at Inspire Me Fridays!

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
Moving Along with the Times - 3rd bday challenge - Happy Birthday 
365 Cards Challenge Day 113 - Nature
 ATCs & Cards with Attitude - Challenge #16 Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude - Challenge #16 Anything Goes
Crafty Cats Weekly Challenge #138 - Pastel Colours
Dilly Beans Dots Challenge
Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Fridays #64 Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

15 comments:

  1. Stunning Leigh!! your coloring is amazing!!
    blessings, Maria

    Thank you for sharing @ Joyful Stamper's Inspire Me Fridays!

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  2. what a gorgeous card thank for sharing it with us at Craty Catz hugs sassy dt member

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  3. Fabulous creation
    Thanks for joining our 3rd birthday celebrations at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

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  4. It's a beautiful image and card.Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

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  5. Hi Leigh, Ah this is super, what a great card, loving the colours you have gone for they are super. Thanks for sharing with us on our Birthday Celebrations on MAWTT, Love Hazelxo

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  6. Thank you for joining us at crafty catz this week with your syunning card good luck
    linda x

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  7. Wow! this is fab Leigh! what a sweet image and you've coloured her so beautifully! The papers and embellishments are gorgeous - it's a really stunning card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Birthday theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

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  8. Really pretty color scheme! Paula will love it!!

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  9. Very pretty! We are glad to have you join us this week at Dilly Beans challenge!

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  10. Your sister is sure to love it! Gorgeous image (looks so real) and great way to use dotted paper.

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  11. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week with absolutely gorgeous creation,

    I do hope that you will try to join us again next week,

    Good Luck with the challenge
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget :0)

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  12. This is just beautiful. You should be proud of the coloring. Wow! Great job. Thanks for shareing with us at Dilly Beans this week.

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  13. Great creation.. naturally beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at 365cards
    ~Michelle

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  14. Beautiful card, she'll love it!!
    Thanks for joining us over on ATCs & Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

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  15. This is fantastic and i love the matching envelope. Thank you for playing with us at MAWTT :)

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Leigh S-B

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