Friday, January 30, 2015

Celebrate in Style - Friends with Flair

"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings for one reason or another, may hide their feelings but a cat does not."
                                                                              -------------------Ernest Hemingway




Hi, Friends......

I have two cards to share today for Friends with Flair.  I was going to combine them onto the same post because I used the same stamp for both of them, but they ended up quite different from each other.....so I am giving them each a post of their own.  :)

I pulled out my Unity - Celebrate in Style Itty Bitty set and it immediately transported me back into the 70s....when I would draw loopy flowers in all sorts of bright colors all over my school papers and notebooks....with Flair pens. (Who out there will own up to remembering the original Flairs??? :) I don't care what papercrafters nowadays think flair refers to, in my book a Flair is a felt-tipped pen! Ha.)

This stamp set is just way too much fun.  And then....when I teamed it up with the fabulous color palette from the current Waffle Flower Challenge, I knew I had to go retro!!!!  Here's the palette I used:

 I stamped the image and sentiment on cardstock with Memento - Tuxedo Black and watercolored the flowers with my waterbrush and Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry.

I finished the card with a few little sequins and matted the focal panel with pink and mounted it on a white card base.

I really love how this card turned out.  The colors and flowers make me so happy!!!  Hope you like it, too!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Unity Friday Friends with Flair Linky 
2.  Waffle Flower Challenge - Jan 26 to Feb 9 - Photo Inspiration Challenge 
3.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 
4.  Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - January 2015

34 comments:

Tanya/Nonna said...

What a fun, happy card! Love the colors you used and those flowers are so cute - great card!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Very cute card and super cute kitty. Love it all.

Virginia Lu said...

GREAT take on the color challenge! Love the flower images and how you colored them! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great card for that inspiration piece!

D- said...

I confess to both using those pens AND creating doodle flowers. lol. {wait I still doodle those flowers. lol.} Your card is perfect. Thanks for sharing and for the trip down memory lane.
{I came over from the Unity Friends with Flair challenge}
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

Crystal said...

Very nice card!

Lagene said...

Lovely card, I saw the gloss one first, but I think I like this one best! I found you on Unity's Friday Friends With Flair. http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/2015/01/friday-friends-with-flair-linky.html

Gaylynn said...

Great floral card Janis. Love the sentiment as well. :)

Iris said...

So pretty - love the flowers.
isoscia at aol dot com

Donna K said...

Such a sweet card and...that kitty sitting all alone...kinda made me crack up! Thanks for sharing!

Laura Williams said...

Janis I love this! The colors are fabulous and the sequins are a fun finishing touch!

Dawn Fields said...

Pretty card!

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the colors.

Miwa said...

Cute card!

Janis said...

Thanks, Tanya!! These are such fun colors to play with!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Amy!! I appreciate your visit and comment. Also, thank you for mentioning my kitty picture. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Virginia!! Your encouraging comment made me so very happy. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Mary Anne!! I appreciate your comment. I was really trying to go for the photo inspiration as well as the colors, so I am glad somebody noticed!!! :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Aha!!! Someone else who wasn't born yesterday! :) Flair pens were quite revolutionary at the time......really the beginning of the "marker" craze. Thank you, Dawn, for your lovely comment.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Crystal!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lagene!! I am still undecided which one I like better. They are both just so much fun!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Gaylynn!! It's funny abt that sentiment....I can't tell you how many times I looked at that stamp and did NOT see the little tiny word "in". I couldn't quite figure out what "Celebrate Style" meant, although I kind of liked it, too. It was only when I was looking at this last week that I noticed it said "Celebrate in Style". Do you think I need my head, I mean my eyes, examined???? Ha.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Iris!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Donna!! I love it when people like my little pictures and funnies at the top. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Laura, for taking the time to stop by and leave your sweet comment. You are a sweetheart!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Dawn!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Sue!! I have been having fun with these bright colors.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks for your nice comment, Miwa!!!

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Janis

Karenladd said...

Haha...I certainly remember Flair pens and I agree that FLair will always mean marker pens to me as well. This was the perfect take on the Waffle Flower inspiration! The circular shapes and colors echo those adorably happy flowers on your card!

Shelly said...

Super sweet card! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Photo Challenge!

Janis said...

I knew I could count on you to remember the Flair pens!! Ha. :) Thanks so much for your wonderful comment!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Shelly, for your nice words!!!

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Janis

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!! Thanks for playing along in the WFC Challenge!!

Janis said...

Oh, thank you, Tenia!!! I appreciate your nice comment so much!!!

<3
Janis