Monday, October 3, 2011


World Card Making Day was this past Saturday, did you join in? I didn't, I was at my local scrapbooking shop at their 5th anniversary sale. I picked up some Copic markers for $4 a piece about $3 less then retail! That is a pretty good deal, I am told. Because I'm still so new at this, it still seems hard to believe these things are cheap - LOL :)

As you know, Flourishes is my favorite stamp company and for WCMD they are issuing a challenge: "Think Like a Kid and Make a Card Inspired By the Colors Of Your Favorite Animated Character!"  
I'm combining this challenge with Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful: "Techniques".

Ok, not to be difficult or anything, I don't have a favorite animated character :( I lived in Northern Minnesota growing up and it was a rural farming community.  We didn't get the greatest TV reception for many years, so I didn't watch much TV. After some thought, I decided to use this image from our girl's nursery fairy decor for my inspiration piece.
The art is from Cicely Mary Barker, who painted the most amazing fairies, in the 1920's or 30's. I have been a fan of her art ever since I found this image in wall decals, for our nursery a few years ago.
I really love this picture because my little girls look almost exactly like these two fairies, it's crazy! 

I used Flourishes "Apple of My Eye" because my inspiration image has Apple Blossoms. I colored my apples in with Copics and double heat embossed them for a shiny look so it wouldn't look dull next to the clear and shiny transparency overlay from MME, placed over a Pink Paisley paper. The frame is also from MME and the blinged out ruffled ribbon is from Prima. I used some extra butterflies left over from a topiary I made for Brigette's birthday, where I used velum, a pearl and an image pattern from Flourishes "Fanciful Flourishes" stamp set.

~ For the WCMD, I used Pink & Brown for my inspired colors.
~ For the BBB "Techniques" challenge I am using the Double Embossing technique.

Even though I was really struggling with what to inspire me and what to create, I really enjoyed these challenges and adventure! Thank you Flourishes DT for all your unique and fun challenges! :)


  1. Beautiful card Amanda! Those apples look scrumptious and I love the fancy ribbon treatment!

  2. This is beautiful Amanda! Love that ruffled ribbon!

  3. Love, Love, Love this!!! So Beautiful!!!!! Thanks for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!

  4. Absolutely stunning! Love your coloring on those yummy apples!!


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