Thursday, July 8, 2010

Paper Romance

Today I get to share some happy news with you! My good friend Amy, owner of Paper Romance online store (and who was the very first follower on my blog!!), has asked me to be a guest designer for the month of July!! (I've had a link to Amy's store for quite some time in my sidebar) Amy is a busy gal...not only does she carry a great variety of rubber stamping supplies, but she also has a wedding stationary business. She has assembled a very talented group of stampers on her design team, and I feel so very blessed to be working alongside these lovely ladies.

Amy has also started a weekly challenge blog which can be found HERE. Each week, one of her talented design team members will set a new challenge...if you participate, you will have the chance to win a great Paper Romance prize! This week your hostess is another stamping pal of mine, the fantabulous Andrea!! Her challenge this week is "Let's Get Your Glitter On!"
For my very first Paper Romance project, I used a gorgeous stamp from High Hopes. This is Fancy Flower of the recently released images by High Hope's newest artist Melissa Jenkins! I just love High Hopes stamps...I had the privilege of being a guest designer for them earlier this year. I fell in love with this stamp as soon as I saw it, and told Amy that I NEEDED it.

I stamped the image on Neenah cardstock and coloured with my Copic markers. I paired her up with some pretty vintage paper from KaiserCraft, and just a touch of glitter paper from My Mind's Eye. I coloured the pony in warm greys and browns to keep with the vintage feel of the papers. The Distress Inks came out once again to age the paper panels, and I used little touches of Stardust Stickles in keeping with Andrea's glitter challenge. Those gorgeous flowers are Prima hydrangeas with jewelry spacers as centres...jazzed up with some more Stickles.

Will you join us this week at the Paper Romance Challenge Blog?? I'm pretty sure we all have glitter in one form or another in our stash of stamping goodies.

Click HERE to go shopping at Paper Romance. If you liked the image I used on my card today, you can pick it up at Amy's store...she has the entire High Hopes new release in stock!

Thanks for having me on board this month Amy!



Stamps: High Hopes Fancy Flower Pony
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, KaiserCraft, MME
Ink: Copic markers, Memento, Distress Inks
Embellisments: Ribbon, Prima flowers, Stickles, jewelry spacers


Angelwood said...

Hi Melanie, wow! This is gorgeous and your coloring is fantabulous!! Love the colors you've used here. Beautiful work! hugs, Angela

Cindy Haffner said...

OHhh Melanie just GORGEOUS!!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is so fabulous Melanie!!

Krista said...

This is adorable Melanie, I love Meljen designs...I gotta check out her new line for HH!