Saturday, October 01, 2011

Life is Good

I guess the title says it all.  This is my final week as Guest Designer at CR84FN. To borrow a line from a song "I've had the time of my life"...  Life is definitely good. Take a moment and think about all the good in your life.

While your thinking, I'd like to thank the gals at CR84FN. Thank you, Mona for giving me this opportunity and to the fabulous Design Team I want to thank you for the warm welcome and for making me feel right at home. You gals are the "cream of the crop"!

We are playing with these wonderful colors......Orange, Yellow and Brown. Grab some papers and play along I can't wait to see what you create.

To learn more about the photo credits for Bouquet, Wreath and the Pops, click on each name.




As I look out my window the leaves on the trees are turning the most beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow.  There is no way I can compete with Mother Nature but this is my attempt to recreate some of her beautiful colors with a window card.






The floral stamps, sentiment and dies are from Heartfelt Creations "Posey Patch Collection". The oval is a Nestability. To create the background, I used Vintage Photo with the Hampton Arts Script stamp and also sponged it around the edges of the white CS. Copic markers were used to color the flowers, the pearls and the Flowersoft. Acetate was placed between the card front layers. I swirled (direct to paper) some yellow and orange dye inks on a piece of vellum, heat set it and cut the butterfly with a C.C. Designs die. The flowers were raised with foam mounting tape and to give added dimension a double layer of tape was used under a few of the flowers. You can see this layering in the photo below.



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Please check out the beautiful creations from the CR84FN Design Team.




TILL WE MEET AGAIN.............Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

16 comments:

Debgem said...

Oh Marie - this is just so lovely. I really like the way you've framed the sentiment with the window and fabulous flowers. So beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Marie! Love those pretty blossoms and the fun window! That sure is a sweet butterfly fluttering about! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us at CR84FN :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful window card! Love the flourishes and flowers around your frame. Thanks for joining us this month as our guest designer!

Maria said...

Congrats on being CR84FN's guest designer, how fun!!! Absolute gorgeous card! Love all the flowers and gems! Take care!!:-))

Lisa said...

Marie you were a FABULOUS guest designer!!! This lovely card is another example of your beautiful work!

Angela said...

This is gorgeous, Marie.... So classy!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! Lovely window card, Marie! Love the flourishes and beautiful flowers as well as the sentiment! Thanks for joining us as GD this month!

Patrice said...

love those dimensional flowers!

Sue Lelli said...

Marie, thanks for being such a great guest designer! LOVE this PRETTY card! LOVE the window and flourish and dimensional flowers! Life IS Good!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Marie this is beyond beautiful! I do think you give mother nature a run for her money with the beautiful colors in this card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Vee said...

Life is certainly good with this card it's fab. Hugs Vee x

Shannon White said...

goodness this is such a Beautiful Window Card Marie! Love the Pretty Pretty flowers layered flowers. You colored them up so Gorgeously too! So Lovely! Your Sweet butterfly and flourishes are so Perfect too! Just a really Beautiful card! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Christina said...

Um, WOW! This is amazing! The dimension on those flowers is incredible, and I love how you've framed the window with the gem flourishes. Beautiful work.

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Marie, I love the aperture and layered flowers, so pretty, and elegant with the swirl of gems.

Theresa said...

Oh Marie, this is just beautiful. I love the cut out window - you do it so well. Those flowers are just gorgeous.

Julie Marshall said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the texture.