Friday, December 27, 2013

Go in the Direction of Your Heart for Friends with Flair



Hey all, popping in betwixt the de-Christmasing and cleaning to share a card for Friends with Flair.

The background was made with Gelatos that I rubbed on dry and then went back over with a wet brush to blend, four colors there.

Once that was dry I used some gold acrylic paint and a Crafter's Workshop stencil to add the map.  I used a pretty dry brush with a light hand and brushed it on towards the right of the card so you get the build up of the paint against the stencil edge, adds some nice texture.

The sentiment was colored with a Faber Castell PITT marker and stamped and I used the same marker to color in the compass headings (from the stencil) at the top of the card.

It's a little hard to see, but I stamped the sentiment a second time to fussy cut one of the hearts which was colored red with some Liquid Glass on top and then adhered over our home - in Virginia.




OK, short and sweet.  Back to cleaning......  (the girls are watching Mary Poppins.  I felt a little bad plopping them down in front of the TV, but really, it's Mary Poppins....that's culture.)

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Strathmore - Mixed Media paper; Avery Elle - Cherry cardstock
Stamps:  Unity - Direction of Your Heart Itty Bitty
Other:  The Crafter's Workshop - Small USA Map stencil; Faber-Castell - Gelatos, PITT Metallic Gold Marker; Liquitex - Gold Paint; CTMH - Liquid Glass; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

30 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I loveeeeee the colors and the map!!!!!

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  2. Beautiful card and so colourful.

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  3. This is amazing, Miriam! I love the blended colors, the map, the hearts...all of it!

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  4. LOL at your statement that Mary Poppins is culture-- love it!
    I love your card, too, Miriam -- it's fabulous!

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  5. Miriam, this is fantastic! So much wonderful ness going on here! Mary Poppins -- true classic that your girls MUST experience time and again!

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  6. Oh this is gorgeous. Looks like a fun technique. Happy New Year.

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  7. Oh what a cool technique!! I will have to go try this. TFS :)

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  8. well this is just cool! awesome technique with such great meaning :)

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  9. a very cool card indeed!
    Thank You for sharing your one of a kind cards with us Miriam!

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  10. This is really cool and artistic. How creative!!! Happy New Year.

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  11. This is such a fabulous card! I love the bright colors!

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    1. Oh and don't feel bad about letting your kids watch Disney movies-most of us have done that with our kids and they've turned out just fine :-)

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  12. Awesome use of the gelatos-I haven't mastered those yet-and the color combo is perfect!

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  13. Super cool! Love the map, and the gelatos - and that sweet heart!

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  14. WOW ! What a fabulous card !... Love this map and the texture...

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  15. turned out great! love the gelatos!

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  16. Love how you used the stencil! Awesome card!!

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  17. This card really pops! Love the look of it and the details you got with the paints.

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  18. wow now that is just TOO COOL... i love it

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  19. Wow, this is fabulous, Miriam. Love the colors and texture you've created. I still watch "Mary Poppins" ... you can't beat Classic Disney!

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  20. Wow! You really play well with those Gelatos! I love the backround and the stenciled map--so cool!

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  21. Fantastic card! Love the mixed media look! I received some stencils for Christmas, hoping to play with them soon. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year!

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  22. You are so talented. This is amazing!

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  23. Love this one so much! It's just so interesting to look at. Thanks for sharing how you did it! And my boys are currently watching Finding Bigfoot. Culture of completely different kind!!!!

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  24. What a cool card! And hey, you shouldn't feel guilty, Mary Poppins is a wonderful classic! :)

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