Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hello, Friend!

"Cats have an infallible understanding of total concentration----and get between you and it."
                                                                                 -------- Arthur Bridges

Hi, Friends......

I'm here with a card for the MFP Sketch with a Twist with the twist of Polka DotsI was determined to use up some of the scraps from recent projects and it so happened that I had this Glitz Vintage Blue polka dot paper still on my craft table from this card.  Perfect!

Here's the sketch we were given:

And here's my card:

I love the DCWV  Stardust paper I used for the background.  It has gorgeous gold foil that I echoed with the metallic orange and gold sequins in the center of the Petaloo flower.  I got the idea of clustering sequins from this elegant card by Amy Kolling.  Her sequins are beautifully and carefully arranged, instead of the more informal look I used for this card.

The greeting stamp is from the Technique Tuesday - I Like You set I won recently from PaperCrafts and Scrapbooking.  (THANKS, PC&S!!)  I heat-embossed it in white on Coredinations metallic gold cardstock.   Isn't the scripty "hello" delightful??!!  Not 100% sure, but that might be Ali Edwards' handwriting.  It doesn't bear her signature on the package, but it looks like her work.  

Here's an angled shot so you can see all the metallic gleam.  Yum!!!!  The banners are from thrift store velveteen ribbon.  The soft matte finish of it is a nice contrast to the shine.

I am really loving how this card turned out.  I think I am ready for autumn colors and cards.......and cooler weather!!!!  :)

Hey, I have a new follower!!!  This makes 42.  And we are one step closer to my:
50 Follower Giveaway
Everyone please welcome Liz from Crafty Sunflower.   Liz loves sunflowers and so do I!  So when I saw her introduced on Darnell's blog, I had to go visiting.  She currently has the most adorable sunflower card up on her blog.  She just added the Google Friend Connect widget, so feel free to give her a boost of encouragement by joining up.  Liz, thank you so much for becoming a follower.  This ginormous new-follower smile is for you!!!


That's all for now. Thank you for visiting and for all your wonderful comments.

Have a lovely week!!!

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Sketch with a Twist Challenge #110 - Polka Dots
2.  WOW Embossing Powder August 2014 Monthly Challenge - Monochrome 
3.  The House that Stamps Built DCC730 - Sparkle Glitter or Bling  
4.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Sparkle 


Irish Cherokee said...

Nice shiny project. Love this card and your photo did the impossible and captured the shine. Way to go. - Jim

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card, Janis. Love the background paper you used! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Sketch With a Twist Challenge.

Karenladd said...

Wonderful mix of shiny and matte in this gorgeous card! I'm with you on being drawn to the warm colors of autumn lately! That sequin flower center is the perfect echo to your glitzy paper! Love this!

Stampsnob said...

The background is eye catching , what a lovely card thanks for sharing at MFP............Lis

jenn shurkus said...

Love the clustering of sequins :) such a pretty card :) i also am loving your blog header janis hehehe :) thank you for playing along with simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Janis said...

Thank you, Jim. That shine was too bright not to capture!!! :)


Janis said...

Thanks, Vickie!! I love anything that gleams!!!


Janis said...

Thank you so much, Karen!!! We are finally having a little break in the hot weather, but that means thunderstorms. It's so smoky here that our eyes burn....IN the house! I can't wait for autumn!!!!


Janis said...

Thank you, Lis!! I appreciate your kind words!!


Janis said...

Thanks so much for dropping in, Jen!
Hehehe....yah, the ladies' room, right? At the little church we attend, they finally dispensed with a men and women it is "Women" and "Restroom". Girls can use either. Yay!!! :D