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5/05/2015

Flowers and Vines

Good afternoon and thanks for taking time to stop in for a visit today. MoJo has really been absent at this house lately. There have been things in process, but just couldn't get the motivation to finish up. However, today's card was finished last evening, (well almost), so here 'tis.


- Background done using a TCW Mini Climbing Vine stencil using DI colors of light blue, green and the new Fossil Amber yellow. Golden Gel Beads for texture were added with a Memory Box stencil (think it was Tiny Dots) and allowed to dry overnight.

- focal piece is a snippet oval salvaged from another project. I'm not sure if this was a Brusho or Dylusions background, but think it was brusho-s. Clear stamps from PBlack Flower Sparks were stamped in turquoise and green colors.  Some were done as second generation stamping. I was just experimenting to see what looks would emerge. Finally decided it was 'done', used a white gel pen to add some dots, and liked it.

- Rounded the bottom corners, and it's complete. I'm undecided about adding a sentiment to the front, as I rather like the clean look it has. It's going to be an anniversary card, so I think I'll just add the sentiment to the verse that will go inside.

It's been such a long time since I had a chance to give my little bear buddy Parsnip a big hug. So I think I will dash over to Pixie's Snippets Playground and see what all the little Snippeteers have been up to. Won't you come along and take a look at some fantastic inspiration cards, and perhaps join in, take a chance on winning a nice prize? We all have snippets, right?

I'd like to ask a favor for a good blog friend known to many of you, who's having such a rough patch of Life just now.  Brenda (Friends Craftin' with Friends) could use some prayers & positive thoughts big time. She's one sweet lady, who just gives and gives, and many of you know her. She's my 'other daughter' and if you could, spare a moment to send some positive energy her way - in whatever way suits your personal beliefs best. Thank you!

Big Hugs, come again when you can. I hope to get better about posting - no real good excuse for not doing so. Thanks once more for your time taken to visit here.

42 comments:

Margaret said...

Hi Mary. Great card love all the techniques you have used.
Life here slowly emerging into some sort of pattern as hubby and I learn to live apart. Not easy.
hugs
Margaret M

Carol L said...

I've lost a lot of interest in crafting lately too, but I attribute it to the nice weather and wanting to be outdoors! Your card turned out so pretty and I love the images in the center! Brenda is always in my prayers as she faces such overwhelming circumstances in her life. Hopefully prayers will be answered for her!

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Hello Mary-what a beautiful card-gorgeous colour-the centre reminds me of one of those beautiful paperweights :)
Hugs,Nessa xxx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! I love the design and the pretty details!! It looks amazing!! Brenda and her hubby are in my daily thoughts and prayers. Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Patricia said...

Brilliant, card love what you have done on it.
Patricia x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is lovely Mary! Love the vine background and the main focal point really pops! Love the finishing touches with the gel pen. I've been so busy catching up and getting ready for Mum and Dad's visit tomorrow, that I haven't been able to play! Have to get the MD cards down tomorrow morning, so will hopefully get them posted this week!

Jean said...

I love the subtle background you made here Mary, the stecilled beady dots add some nice texture too. The colour on the focal feature is gorgeous, and I love the PB flower stamp as well.
Jean x

Liz said...

Lovely card, Mary. Love the bright green oval against the pale background. Beautiful card! xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Oooh lovely centerpiece on a great card Mary!

Kathleen said...

Love this Mary, great colours and textures.

Kath x

Sharon said...

A beautiful card Mary. Love the background and the focal image is gorgeous.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi there Mary, I do like this card, such a delicate background, very pretty colours. Love the image and the addition of the gel beads. Hope you are well. Sorry I haven't visited for some time, not sure where the days and weeks have gone lol! Take good care of yourself.
Big Hugs Jennifer xx.

Redanne said...

Oh my, your stenciled background is just gorgeous, so soft and gentle and the focal image is really beautiful. Looks like Mr Mojo hasn't gone too far away! Hugs, Anne xx

pam said...

Beautiful card Mary, your centre looks like its of the popping of page! beautiful details, love the stamping and background.
Hugs Pam

jimlynn said...

Oh my! That's like looking at a gazing ball! Beautiful!!!! Love the background too. Great job with those stencils.
Lynn

Veerle said...

Oh my Mary, this looks brilliant. So very beautiful.
Hugs
Veerle xxx

Loll said...

This is AMAZING Mary!! Looks as though your mojo has returned in full force. LOVE the soft and dreamy background. Your focal panel is such vibrant colours and I love the textured look of your stamping! xx

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Mary - love the subtle texture and cololur on the background, and the oval is just stunning.
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Loving the card Mary.

Hope you are keeping well. Sue

Pippa said...

Love the different depths of colour with the muted background and the more vibrant topper. x

Donna Hanley said...

Well it looks like your MoJo is back and in full bloom. This card is beautiful. Glad to send prayers to Brenda's way. Consider that request done with pleasure.

Di said...

Oh this is reallly beautiful Mary! I adore the vivid green you used - so striking!

Hugs

Di xx

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Mary, this is really a pretty card. I love the colors and the blending.. The soft background sets off the bright flowers. I'm adding my prayers for Brenda too and sending her good thoughts.

Faith A said...

I missed you, was only thinking of you today! then there you are posting this beautiful card, I love the delicate background and the stunning centre piece. So dimensional.
Keep well
x

Jacee said...

This is so gorgeous Mary, quite unusual design but I really love it, you always manage to do something a little different and inspirational, I love the background on this, so lovely, you'd never imagine you are struggling with your mojo at the minute Mary as this is wonderful, fabulous work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Bonnie said...

I wish I could get mixed media to look this good, Mary! So much interest and the focal image is gorgeous! My Brushos are still looking like mud.

Pia S said...

I so like this style, Mary! I'm a bit afraid of my inks and mists, I've got gelatos too, just need to sit down and have a real play with them. This type of card is very inspiring.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh what a very super, super creation.
Love all your fab creating of this gem.
Wonderful colours, and beautifully designed too.
Love and biggest hugs to all.
Sending some loving vibes your friends way.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Charlene said...

beautiful techniques and card Mary! Love the bright and the soft together!

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Mary and that pretty stencilled background looks great with that turquoise colour on the focal image. I love the pretty stamp and the white gel pen hightlights it perfectly. I am sending Brenda all my best thoughts and wishes too. x

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Mary and that pretty stencilled background looks great with that turquoise colour on the focal image. I love the pretty stamp and the white gel pen hightlights it perfectly. I am sending Brenda all my best thoughts and wishes too. x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, what a gorgeous card, I love your design and the lovely colours, hugs Kate x

Petra Swart said...

What a beautiful focal image, Mary!!!! Love the colours and how you have stamped the flowers!!! Lovely with the soft bg!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Hugz
ps. good wishes going Brenda's way!!!!

SARN said...

Fantastic inky card here Mary. Simply love it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! If you call this "missing mojo", then I'm jealous! Mary, this is pure MAGIC - so gorgeous. I feel like I've been given an intimate glimpse into a very special garden - treasured, colorful, and wispy! Really beautiful. I hope you are doing well. I will keep Brenda in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted. hugs, de

Shirley said...

Wow, Mary, your stenciled BG is gorgeous and perfect for the beautiful leftover from your other project. The whole card is lovely!!

Carol said...

A beautiful card Mary, love the soft background. Carol x

Anita in France said...

Such gorgeous shimmer and shine, Mary ... and yummy texture ... fabulous! How lovely of you to ask for prayers and good thoughts for Brenda ... mine are heading daily to her and Dwayne. Hugs, Anita :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous design Mary, I love the effects on both backgrounds. I hope you are doing well. I've also been busy and not in my craft room as much these days. But it's beautiful outside, lots to do there :) Take care, Shirleyxx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Mary, such a pretty design. Love the texture with the stencilling and beads too, Cathy x

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card Mary...not sure what is more beautiful, the amazing background you created or your beautiful blue and green flowers. This is really a stunning card.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful, subtle background! The central panel has an extraordinary climate of summer meadows. Beautiful card. For me it has a relaxing effect :-) and thank you for it.
Regards,
BozenA