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3/14/2014

Pandas and Bamboo

Happy Friday evening and welcome to my world. Been MIA for a couple of days. Wednesday we drove up to Greensboro, North Carolina to meet my blog buddy, Candee. We met at Betty's Scrapbooking Store and our DH's had a good ole chitchat while we shopped & visited. We had a fast lunch of southern style Turkey BBQ. Yummy. The weather was rainy as we left South Carolina and had a couple of slow-downs enroute, so not the best driving conditions. The rain had ceased on the return trip, but the wind was gusting over 40mph. That was not a pleasant drive coming home either. Yesterday we just veg'ed out and today was pretty much the same.

Extending a warm Southern Welcome to Nicky of Stiggy's Crafts who has joined as my latest follower. Thanks, Nicky for jumping in the list; please do pop over to say Hi to Nicky and enjoy her fabulous blog.

Here's a card to share. 



-  PurpleDaisyDesigns image - think I got this at a stamp show. I love Pandas & Koalas - but don't find either easy images to color. Even looking at a picture. Stamped on a white snippet of Xpress paper. Matted with a kraft snippet from a stamping boo-boo which was large enough to mat this image. Used Copic C110 black to outline around the kraft edge & raised on dimensional foam.

- C/Bug Bamboo EF brayered (lightly) with Memento Pear Tart, then Bamboo Leaves. Was trying for a streaky sort of look to the background to allow white embossed bamboo to take center stage. (the white glare up in the top left corner is because I snapped the photo at night with an Ott light and the way the picture had to be positioned, created this glare. There is a lighter coloration up in that area anyway).

- Kraft snippet mat for the Elizabeth Craft sentiment - die cut is also a snippet. C110 black edging around this piece, and popped up with dimensionals. Pretty easy card.

With several snippets, I'm off to see what's doing over at the Snippet Playground where the gates are still open for just a few more hours. I'm hoping Little Parsnip will like these bears, and let me  in. Why not get something done quickly ( I know you have some snippets!) and hop on over the pond to see what the gang is up to? There's sure to be fun and always lovely folks who have shared some awesome cards & projects. Plus a little cuddly white bear to make you welcome! C'mon OVER!

As always - thanks for stopping in, and have a wonderful evening. Hugs.

31 comments:

Gail said...

That's really cute!

SarahGeorge said...

What a pleasure to meet blog buddies! :) I wish I meet someone someday!:) And your card is so cute:)

Di said...

Oh how adorable Mary! LOVE the image and so clever to team it with the bamboo embossing folder too.

Hugs

Di - plus one from Parsnip
xx

mamapez5 said...

A lovely image, which, of course, go perfectly with the bamboo. Kate x

Donna Hanley said...

You did a wonderful job with your background and it along with the bamboo is an ideal backdrop for your bears. Sweet card. It was nice that you got to meet up with a friend this week to shop and visit. Enjoy your weekend.

Hazel said...

This is lovely Mary, those panda are so cute. Hazel x

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! love the Pandas

Pippa Price said...

Love this, the bamboo stencil is so effective and the stamp is lovely.

Brenda said...

What a sweet card Momma Mary! I love that bamboo embossing folder and love how you inked it up-looks so fabulous. I also love your cute panda's. I think you did a great job of coloring them. Don't think I would have been able to color them to look this good. lol Hugs

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty this card is, Mary! Love the dry embossed area - so vibrant and a great backdrop for black and white! Beautiful layers. So glad you enjoyed time with friends, despite the unpleasant driving conditions. It's always fun getting together like that. May your week-end be fab! hugs, de

Bonnie said...

Pandas and bamboo are a perfect match! Love the green behind the bamboo and the green leaves you've colored on the image! Have a great weekend, Mary!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your card is very beautiful, the bears are adorable. Great to meet up with a blog buddy. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

Pat said...

I love the Pandas and that Bamboo EF goes perfectly Mary, and such a lovely green for the background. A beautiful card. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. x

Benzi said...

Oh, I love the Panda embossing folder and you really made a wonderful background for it. You just gave me an idea to try for a folder someone sent me.

How awesome to get to meet a blog buddy and have a side trip to the scrapbook store, too. Yippee!!

Have a fabulous weekend.

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card Mary :) Isn't so cool when we can still use the mistakes and make a great card it made a cool mat for the pandas, the resisted embossing of the bamboo really turned out great on the card too. Need to do more of this myself it's been a while since I used my heat gun. Glad you got back safe and sound from your trip, yep it's good to veg once in awhile

Patricia said...

Brilliant image, I love Pandas makes a great card
Hugs

Patricia xx

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the bamboo embossed background!! It looks fabulous!! So does the green!! And the pandas are adorable!! My sister collected pandas when we were growing up so I love to see anything with a panda on it :) Have a wonderful weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Petra Swart said...

Lovely combination of the bamboo and the pandas, Mary!! Great card!!
Have a lovely weekend!!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Mary, sounds like you had a good time x Susan

Diane said...

Wonderful job on the card design Mary.

Hugs diane

Redanne said...

I really love that bamboo background and the pandas are gorgeous - love your beautiful card Mary. Anne xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous image and love the DP, delightful card.

Kath x

sanketi said...

Lovely card ! The layering and the bamboo is just perfect! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment!

Brenda in IN said...

Love those sweet pandas. Such a pretty card. Glad you made it home from your trip safely. We've had some really strong winds lately too. Gusts over 50 mph.

Mrs A. said...

This is a sweet card with those cudly pandas. your Ef of bamboo has reminded me that I have a digi image of bamboo to use on a card. So many ideas so little time! Hugs Mrs A.

Jean Straw said...

I love the bamboo EF, perfect backdrop for the lovely panda image.
Jean x

Sandy said...

I am grinning ear to ear - we all love Pandas and you have done a beautiful job with these cute little bears.
Sandy xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such cute pandas on that stamp! I love the embossed inked folder background. It is perfect for this card!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

How CUTE is this!!! So Adorable Mary :)

Loll Thompson said...

Love your embossed bamboo, Mary. Fabulous technique by adding the two shades of green to the background. Loll xx

Sheila H said...

This is so cute, Mary. I love your coloring and the bamboo embossing is great!