Saturday, September 10, 2011

NEWS ALERT at CR84FN38

I'm interrupting my posting to share this news bulletin with you! Mona at CR84FN has invited me to be a Guest Designer for the month of September. (Yippie, Hooray, I'm screaming with excitement.) Thank you, Mona for giving me this opportunity. It is an honor to be associated with this very talented Design Team.

I'm very excited about this color combo...bright pink, black and gray! When I first started doing challenges I would stay away from colors that were outside my comfort zone. I love earth tones. Thanks to the inspiration from the DT and for constant encouragement from my cyber friend in Texas...I'm not shying away from bold colors. If it was easy it wouldn't be called a 'challenge' :-)



The patterned papers are from two different K and Co. pads; the stamp and die cut are both from MFT; ribbon, pearls and flower are from Michael's and shapes are Nesties. Flower Soft was added to give the image some dimension. Copics were used to color the image, the Flower Soft, the pearls and the flower. Is there anything you can't do with Copic markers?

This is the inspirational photo courtesy of Creative Mint. Please take time to read the quote from Allan Chalmers. What are your special "somethings"?




Check out the creative cards from the other Design Team members:




Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

24 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

Whoo! Hoo! A BIG Welcome as our CR84FN Guest Designer! LOVE the flower soft in pink and the "scene" you created! LOVE the flourish on the left side! FAB design! FAB card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Your card is so beautiful Marie! Love the pretty pot of flowers and beautiful black foliage! Thank you so much for Guest Designing for CR84FN :) It our honor!

Debgem said...

Hi Marie - so glad you joined us as our Guest Designer. Your card is wonderful. You've got so many lovely details - and I really like the dimension you've got from the flower soft. Absolutely gorgeous!

Deb Hickman said...

Congrats on you GDT spot,your card is beautiful,love the touch of flower soft.xxxx

Adeline Ng said...

Hi Marie, congratulations! and I do love this card, I love the how you combined the black ribbon with the pink flower with pearl centre, lovely!

Ros said...

Congrats to you!! your card is awesome!!! so beautiful ... you rocked those colours!

Shannon White said...

Miss Marie this is Fabulous! Love the wonderful layout and the gorgeous pot of flowers! So lovely! Congrats on your GD spot too! How exciting! So happy for you! 8-)

Hugs
Shannonn

Angela said...

This is just gorgeous! I love these colors...they're some of my faves....

Joanne Leddy said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the polka dot vase and the scroll work. Wonderful!

Heather Jensen said...

Just beautiful Marie. I love the pot of flowers and the Flower Soft makes it pop off the card perfectly. I am so happy you joined us for the month of September. :)
Hugs~

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous card, Marie! Love the sweet pot of flowers and the lovely pop of Flower Soft! So glad to have you join us at GD this month!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congrats! And I can see why! Your card is so pretty! Love what you did with the flower soft. I have had some for quite some time and I have been afraid to use it. You have given me courage to try it! Thanks!
Mackie

Julie Ranae said...

Congratulations on being a guest over at Mona's challenge...your work is beautiful and I am happy to be your newest follower.

Theresa said...

I am absolutely and totally delighted for you my friend. Your card is FABULOUS!! I love the color combination and will need to play along. All of your work is AMAZING. I am so glad you found my blog so that I could find yours. You are one talented lady. Hugs, Theresa

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Wow, I'm going to have to try some of that Flower Soft...it is just gorgeous on your card!

Suzanne C said...

Marie so glad you have you joining us this month as a guest designer. Beautiful card. Love your flowersoft flowers.

Cheri said...

Hi Marie, I'm visiting from CR84FN site. Congratulations on the honor of being their guest DT. Your card is so very gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your art. I'm now part of your followers.

Janetcraft said...

COngrats Marie for bcoming a Guest DT for CR84FN.
You have been making wonderful cards..
And thanks for dropping by with sweet comments..appreciate..do come by for more!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very striking use of this weeks colors, love the design and added Flower Soft! Glad to have you join us as our Guest Designer this month!

Tina said...

i love love these colors...very cute image and details

Tina

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Marie. Congrats on being this months Guest Designer. Hugs ~S~

Andrea M said...

Marie! Your card is STUNNING!!! Love the pink flower soft - just GORGEOUS! So glad you are joining us this month!

igła i nitka said...

Really beautiful card with cute flower details!

Lisa said...

Hugs and congrats on your guest design spot Marie! Another beautiful card. Love the sweet pot of flowers and the lovely vine flourish. The fallen petals are a nice touch!