Saturday, December 21, 2013

you bring me great joy.



One labor intensive card:


I managed to use both my Cameo and my Cuttlebug:


Big shout out for Butterfly Reflections Ink, have you checked out her shop?!

I've been trying to be more techie, something that is quite the lifestyle change for me.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm a lazy crafter.  I broke out the Distress Markers and my Aqua Painter.  I'm fascinated with the gorgeous, vibrant colors that the Distress Markers manage to maintain.  

Can you tell what inspired me?



Seriously LOVE this inspiration!  I colored in some of the images and kept some plain.

Do you recognize the stamped images? 

Paper Smooches


The sentiment is Paper Smooches Group Hugs from the December Artful Delight Card Kit stamped with Hero Arts ink, also from the kit!

I'm linking up to

Paper Smooches Sparks
Anything Goes


Hope you're having a great weekend!

32 comments:

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is gorgeous, and so perfect for the challenge!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Absolutely gorgeous Amy and you nailed that challenge. Way to go YOU on switching things up. No more Lazy crafter.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Holyyyyyyyyyy wow! This is gorgeous my friend!! WOW WOW WOW!! Those colors are AMAZING!!!!

Laurel said...

Wow, gorgeous card!

SmilynStef said...

Love the vibrant hues ... awesome design.

Vanessa Middleton said...

Thanks, Amy!!! :) Your card is GORGEOUS! Love the vibrant colors!

Tracey McNeely said...

I will say it is a labour intensive winner!! This is so so gorgeous Amy!

Julia Aston said...

You've got some seriously bright colors on this lovely bird Amy! Great inspired card - love those 'stitched' edges too! I haven't done the Silhouette class yet either! I printed out all the files required - and got out all the papers I want to use on the project - I'm off New Year's week so hope to do it then! let me know what you think of the class after you take it too!!

Tammy said...

Fabulous! The colors are beautiful Amy!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this!!!!

Shannon J said...

WOW Amy!! AMAZING!!! The result, AND your brilliant mind that thought to create this with your PS stamps! Total WOW!! Oh, and you had a little question about the liquid enamel (sp?!) I used on my card the other day - it's a Ranger product - it's kind of like glossy accents, but it's black instead of clear. Comes in a package with white as well. I LOVE both of them. Totally worth checking out :)

Lindsey said...

Yes, I could totally tell your inspiration and your interpretation is amazing!!! Seriously love this! Merry Christmas, Amy! I hope you have a fabulous holiday!

Tenia Nelson said...

This ROCKS, Miss Lady!! ;)

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS card Amy!!!!
Wishing you & your family a wonderful Christmas & fantastic New Year :)

Marlena M. said...

Pure AWESOMENESS Amy~absolutely LOVE! ;)

Lynn said...

This is an absolute beauty! Love this Amy!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Oh i love this - so artsy and graphic at the same time!
Have a wonderful Holiday!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the bright colors from those distress markers!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous!!

Ashley Horton said...

You definitely achieved beautiful results, Amy!! I love the way the bird image turned out!

Wida said...

This is pretty dead on! I thought it was a die cut and patterned paper!! Pretty cool that you tried new things!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

The vibrancy you maintained from your markers is awesome Amy! I always lay lighter washes with mine - need to try doing something brighter like you have here! Awesome card!

Chrissy Larson said...

Amy...WOW! This was worth every ounce of effort. It's out of this world! You ROCK!

Jessi Fogan said...

WOW! This is stunning, Amy! I love the bright colours & you picked the perfect stamps to tuck inside that bird :)

cm said...

Stunning card: vibrant, artsy, and oh-so-clever! Brilliant use of PS stamps! You always have the most fabulous way of interpreting challenges: unique, fresh, inspiring! LOVE this!!
c

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Gorgeous!!

Isha Gupta said...

Love love love this card Amy:) and Thanks tons for leaving sweet comments on my cards:)

Joni nina Andaya said...

Wow....So Beautiful!

Lynnda said...

WOW WOW WOW.... great coloring !!! Loving it.... you've great talent! This is absolutely gorgeous! hugs...x

Charlene B. said...

Amy, seriously this card rocks!

Izzy Anderson said...

Yowzers! That one's a beauty. LOVE this card.

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, how cool! I have no idea how you did that, but it is amazing! Wow!