Monday, February 22, 2010

Showcase Mondays!

Why is it that weekends fly by so quickly?? I can't believe it's Monday morning already! Do you find yourself needing a little "pick-me-up" on Mondays? We now have a new feature over on the Humble Pie blog to help get your week off to a fun start. Join us for "Showcase Monday" when the Bakers will be showing you projects featuring the many different stamp companies and product lines that Phebe carries at The Town Scrapper! She, of course, is the exclusive retailer of Humble Pie Stamps, but she also has a ton of other goodies in her store!

Today, I am showing you a card featuring the newest Miss Anya set from The Greeting Farm called "Miss Anya Love". I just adore the Miss Anya stamps, and this new set is no exception! As usual, there are three Anya images in the set, and they are gorgeous! I love the versatility of these stamps. They are great for birthday cards, thank-you cards, thinking-of-you cards...oh, the list is endless! I chose to make a friendship card.

I also used some other product lines Phebe has at The Town Scrapper. The design paper is all from the new Basic Grey collection called "Origins" and the two oval layers were cut using Spellbinders dies. Remember, if Phebe does not have a specific Spellbinders set in stock, she can always order it in for you. Her service is fast and super friendly!

Miss Anya was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers. I had a lot of fun colouring the folds in her dress and trying to make them look three dimensional. All the edges were sponged with brown ink and Miss Anya was adhered with pop dots for dimension. The "Friend" brad was something I've had kicking around in my stash for quite a while.

I hope you make our "Showcase Mondays" at the Humble Pie Blog part of your week! Phebe's contact information is on her blog, right beneath the header. Petrolia is such a pretty little town to visit! I love driving out there and seeing the Victorian charm of all the beautiful old homes. It is well worth the trip, as I know you will leave Phebe's store with a ton of goodies! If you are too far to visit, please contact her! As I said, Phebe's customer service is great!

God bless!


Stamps: The Greeting Farm "Miss Anya Love"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic markers
Paper: Basic Grey "Origins", Bazzill, SU
Tools: Spellbinders
Embellishments: Metal "Friend" brad...from my stash!


Maria said...

Beautifully stunning Mel! Uhmmmm, I think that pretty much covers it. Hugs, Maria

Phebe Meeder said...

SO SO SWEET...your coloring is stunning as usual

Micki said...

Wow, absolutely stunning!.

TaraG said...

Absolutely stunning, Mel! The colours are just stunning and I love the Miss Anya stamps too but I just don't get the time to use them as much as I would like...I have been debating if I should get this set or not but I may have to after seeing this stunning card! I have to say you are the Queen of Copic colouring, hun! Her dress totally looks look 3D! You have colourd her flawlessly!!!!
Love it to bits, hun!

Donna said...

Mel She is just stunning...Your colouring is just WOW!!! and Tara's right her dress looks totally 3D...Beautiful work sweetie! Xx

Krista said...

BEEEEUTIFUL!!!! This adorable image is sittin' on my desk half coloured....hmmm I like yours waaaay better lol!!! Love this card!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

WOW!! Gorgeous card!!! I need to get me some of this Orgins dp!! Beautiful coloring!!

Scrappychick said...

Such a sweet image and an adorable card!

Anne May said...

I think Your cards are so gorgeous,and the colors are stunning!!!

CraftyC said...

Oh Wow, what a stunning card. I just love the colours and she is beautiful. Love it!!!

Sandy said...

This is very pretty and I love the colors!

Michele Boyer said...

You seriously are an artist, Melanie. Everything always looks like it's popping right off the page. AMAZING! This is gorgeous!

Mary Lou said...

Melanie I came upon your blog and I couldn't believe my eyes!! Your coloring with copics is amazing. I want lessons :D Great work!!