Sunday, July 13, 2008

Grungy Gossip!

I made this card for the MFT sketch challenge hosted weekly by Cindy Haffner in the MFT forum on SCS.
I just received these flower from Jacksonbelleembellishments. They are from Prima Marketing and are called Painterly Petals. Prima flowers were really popular a few years ago, then they sort of went away for awhile.... but now they are back and bigger than ever! Cindy Haffner has such a knack of putting the flowers in just the right spots... I don't think I've quite mastered that but I'm gonna keep trying. The flower centers are vintage buttons out of my button jar.


The sentiment is from My Favorite Thing's "Twisted Sentiments" set. It's kinda a cute saying to put on a card filled with good gossip! Of course we all know NEVER to put gossip in writing!!

The heart is from a package of dotted Grungeboard that I purchased at my LSS. I inked it with PTI Summer Sunrise and Ranger Distress Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy. I'm still using my sponge tool from Inkessentials quite a bit. I picked up a pad of disposable Palette paper (very similar to wax paper) and keep it by my desk so I can quickly ink up edges by depositing a small amount on the Palette, then blending it with the foam. It works great every time!
I also added some machine stitching and pinking shear edges to go along with the vintage buttons on this card.


So what do you think?

11 comments:

squirly_scrapper said...

I just love your cards! I am addicted to your blog,so inspired by you every week! Keep up the good work and keep it coming! Thank You!!!
~Becky, a TAC demonstrator

Phyllis said...

I think I love your card!! I was so happy to see one of your cards in my Reader!

Cindy Haffner said...

Michelle your card and your flowers are beautiful, i think you found the knack of how to place them, looks fantstic. Thanks so much for doing my sketch. I have a few of those new primas too, but so far I've only used a couple, need to order some more.

Joan said...

This card is simply gorgeous. I love all the different layers and embellishments going on!! Joan

cheryl said...

So many great details in that card - it's fantastic! It's got a great vintage, collage feeling.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, just love all the layering and colors, love the paint splatter flowers too!

Mauna said...

I think you have already mastered the art of flower placing!! Love this card.

Laura said...

OmGosh, Michelle! This card is outta control fabulous! I just love every element! Laura

dpkennedy said...

This card is really nice! I love the flowers and the way you placed the sentiment on top of the hardware! Great colors!

Jessica said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the spritzed flowers and that heart is so lovely. Great job with Cindy's sketch!

Desiree de Monye said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

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