Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dreams are Forever.....

"Cat:  A pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings."
                                                                   ----Oliver Herford

Hi, Friends.....

I am back with another sensational MFP Color Challenge, this time in light blue, golden yellow, and tan.  Lovely colors to work with!!  In my determination to use scraps only, the first scrap of light blue paper I pulled out was this dreamy blue sky with fluffy clouds from an old MAMBI stack.  That was the basis of my whole card! 


Next I started looking at my fantasy kind of stamps and found this one from a neglected and unlabeled set that was a thrift store find.  Perfect!  Then I had to find a dreamy kind of sentiment.  This Laughter, Imagination, Dreams from Unity that I had won (THANKS, Unity!!) was ideal.  I masked off the butterflies that are a part of the stamp.  I had forgotten when I grabbed it that it was a quote from Walt Disney....which made the castle stamp even more appropo!  Love it when that kind of thing happens!!!

I heat embossed both stamped images with clear bark transparent embossing powder. I did some very understated watercoloring on the castle and took a few swipes with the yellow on the sentiment.  I finished things with a Prima flower with a gold sequin center.   Other paper and cardstock is from DCWV and Coredinations. 

Hope you like my magical card!  It was fun to use the fantasy stamp....definitely out of my usual genre.  

Have a dreamy day!

<3 
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Speedy TV Color Challenge #27 - Light Blue, Golden Yellow, and Tan 
2.  Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge #153 - Super Scrap Saturday - Use Some Scraps
3.  Crafting When We Can Challenge #71 - Use up Your Leftovers
4.  Path of Positivity Challenge #15 - Happiness
5.  Clear it Out Challenge #17 - Anything Goes with Stash Twist of Anything Goes  

20 comments:

Stampsnob said...

Your card is lovely the saying beautiful.......Lis MFP

Jenscrapstoo said...

Fantastic card, the castle is great!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

Robin said...

Fabulous card! What a great use of your leftovers. I love it when I can use mine up too. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can and good luck! Hugs, Robin

Janis said...

Thank you, Lis.....and THANKS also for becoming a follower!!! I appreciate your kind encouragement!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Jen! I was pleased with how the castle turned out. It is a fun challenge to dress up scraps!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

I appreciate you stopping by and leaving your nice comment!!! Drop in again!!

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Janis

Samantha A. said...

What a cute card! I love the image and sentiment! Great use of scraps too!

Thanks for sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room!
Samantha – HIMCR DT
Designs by Sammy

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Samantha! Your visit and kind words mean a lot to me!!

<3
Janis

Lynn Noe said...

Pretty, and I just love the soft dreamy colors, perfect for the castle and that fabulous sentiment! That is so cool, like they were made to go together! And now I see where that dotty cloud came from in your side stepped card too!!

Janis said...

Yep, I am really into using my scraps on the next (or close to the next) card. I am so overfflowing with scraps that it only makes sense! Plus it is a fun personal challenge to me. :) I think that dotty cloud paper is really sweet, too! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words!!!!

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Janis

Pat said...

Very cool card! Thanks for playing in the Path of Positivity challenge this month-can you tell us how your card relates to the Happiness theme?

Nancy said...

That sentiment is perfect for this image! Thanks for playing with Crafting When We Can.

Janis said...

My card relates to the happiness theme because no one is ever too old or too grown up to have opportunities to laugh, imagine, and dream. The ability to continue these things all through life brings one happiness, even when other things around them are less than ideal.

Thanks so much for your visit!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Nancy!! I very much appreciate your visit and kind words!!!

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Janis

Path of Positivity said...

Hello Janis!

I just wanted to welcome you to the Path of Positivity challenge blog. I am so glad that you found us and have joined us during challenge 15. Your card is beautiful and I appreciate you clarifying with Pat and also coming over to let us know how your project ties into the theme.

I hope that we will continue to see more of your lovely creations in the future! If you do enter again and it isn't obvious how your project relates to the theme, you can either just let us know somewhere in your post (even if it is next to the challenge link you set up) or you can come and leave a comment so we know (like you did this time around). Sometimes the connection to the theme may not be as apparent to me or the DT members. By clarifying it somewhere, whether on our blog or in your blogpost, it clears up any ambiguity that may exist. So, I appreciate you taking the time to do so.

The next challenge starts July 7th! Hope to see you back then! Also, don't forget to come back on July 14th to check out the top seven post and then on July 21st, to see if you were one of the lucky winners for challenge 15!

Regards,
Lisa D.,
Owner,
{Path of Positivity}

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Lisa, for stopping in and clarifying things! I appreciate your words of encouragement! Hope to see you again soon.

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Janis

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your SWEET card at Path of Positivity.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsbyDragonfly.blogspot
Path of Positivity Guest Designer

Janis said...

Thank you, D!! You taking the time to visit and comment on my card means a lot to me!!!

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Janis

Desire Fourie said...

Just delightful. This is so perfect for our HAPPINESS theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Desire!! And THANK YOU for becoming a new follower!! Be sure to watch for my post where I will have a ginormous new-follower smile just for you!!!

<3
Janis