Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Club Anya Blog Hop

Hello!! Welcome to the Club Anya blog hop! I am so excited to be able to participate in this! What great fun this is going to be. Unfortunately, I have to join you all later - Wednesday night is my daughter's dance classes night. In the meantime, here's my card. I hope you like it - I had a lot of fun making this and lost a little bit of sleep over this design.



I was able to get the Miss Anyas set at the last Farmers Market (I was so excited that Marie had posted early) and I hadn't inked up a single girl until last night. With Springtime here and watching daffodils bloom, tulips are close to blooming season, too! This little Miss was perfect for the type of card I wanted to create. I also have wanted to try to create a landscape after drooling over TGF's recent Guest Designer Birgitt's design. Oh my goodness - what an inspiration she is!! But I had to go the digital route to create a landscape and searched through many photos on the internet. Isn't this one just lovely?

I stamped Miss Anya on Stampers Select card stock from Papertrey and colored her with prismacolor markers (Limepeel, Eggshell, Canary Yellow, Crimson Red and Orange Yellow, Buff, Light Mocha and Deco Pink). I have to order more of this card stock. WONDERFUL!!

I cut the scenery with Nestibilities Label One and then pulled out an oldie of a tool - Magic Matter to create the white mat. Embossed Mellow Moss with the birds Cuttlebug folder and added some rich gold organdy ribbon. Added a simple sentiment made from PTI and TAC stamps.

Thank you for visiting me during this party! Enjoy the releases and the prizes! Come back to visit me some other time.


Psst - Come back tomorrow, I have some very exciting news to share.

48 Encouraging Thoughts:

Kim Nath said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and the tulip background is perfect.

Heather said...

This is beautiful! Great job!

Gabby said...

So cute Melissa! Love her!

Maureen said...

Very cute! Love the perfectly matching background!

Wendy said...

I love the flower background! So pretty! :)

Janna said...

Mel it is beautiful! You did a great job with the background scene and the beautiful coloring! The embossing and nesties are a great touch!! So glad you are the first one on our hop! Hope your daugthers dance recital goes well!

Snmiles,
janna

joey said...

Hi Melissa, your card is beautiful, the backing picture matches this Miss Anya perfectly. Joey.xxx

Zarah said...

Very pretty! Love the scenery! :D

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is SO beautiful! I love the scene you created! Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop...this is AWESOME!!!

Danni said...

Very nice!! the background is just perfect!

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

This is fabulous... but wow I can't believe you lost sleep over it, that is so funny. GREAT card!
Lynda xx

kadie said...

Melissa, you did a beautiful job! This background is sooooo lovely and I love the shapes and texture.

Peggy said...

Love your card!! The flower background just makes her pop!!

Carol said...

wow gorgeous puts my quick effort to shame

Tammi said...

Love the tulip background and sentiment, very cute!

scrappypug said...

how pretty! I want to get the Miss Anyas set next.

rachelsigmak said...

Love it!

Kim said...

This is so pretty. I love the flowers. Very nice.

Robin said...

This is beautiful!! I love how you used the tulips for a background!!

WickedPixie said...

So pretty! I love the fiesld of tulips! :-) Traci

~*Joni said...

Very pretty Mel!

LORI said...

Super nice!!!

BishopsMommie said...

very cute!! I love her

Melyssa said...

This is sooo cute Melissa! I love Miss Anya in the forground of all the tulips.

The Greeting Farm said...

Wowwwww! I love it! And what a beautiful background! I would love to go flower picking in that field! LOL.

Margie said...

Very pretty! I love that background too!
Great work :) TFS!

Jacquie said...

Simply Beautiful!!! I LOVE it!!!




Jacquie!!

Randi said...

Beautiful! Looks like she stepped into a painting!

Heather said...

Mel I meant to leave you a comment for this card but I accidentally put it on the post below sorry!!

Heather

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Very lovely! The tulip background is such a nice element on this card.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a great idea to use a photo as your background! Your card design and coloring of Anya are wonderful!

Dee said...

OH MY LOVE THE BACKGROUND that is just so pretty. Awesome job!!!

Sarah said...

Great card Mel!!

KanataNewf said...

Absolutely lovely!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Beautiful, I really like how you added the tulip background

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh my gosh this is darling Melissa!! I love that field of tulips in the background! Great job!

Janet said...

such a pretty card!! fab job Melissa!!
hugs

Anita Hovey said...

WOW Mel that's fabulous! Isn't this digi stuff fun? What a great idea...it's beautiful.

Erin said...

Great background, love the tulips.

Cassie said...

Melissa - this is sooo cool! I missed the last Farmers Market - so I'm crying here as I type this that I missed the Miss Anyas!!

Love the scene you created! Good luck with winning a prize!!

Kerry said...

Beautiful, I love the amazing background, she is lovely!

Angela Knopf said...

So super cute! Love your coloring. Great job!

Crafty Num Nums said...

Very Cute!!!! Love how the the flowers she is holding matches the background.

Stampingcaz said...

This is adorable.. Love the background.

Cazx

Gael said...

That is cute! I love the flowers in the background

crafty amy said...

This card is stunning! I love that picture of the tulips it works perfectly and the sentiment fits the image so well it should have been made with it :)

X Amy X

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Mel, Love the colors and your background just matches perfectly!!

Scrubbysue said...

This is beautiful! very creative. Love it!

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