Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Love and Roses

Good morning, my dears! Happy Groundhog Day - we'll have six more weeks of winter here regardless of what Phil has to say, but one can hope!

Today I have the pleasure of sharing a little secret with you. I was asked to be Mercy Kerin's Guest Muse for the month of February! You know how much I love Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenges, and I am just so tickled to be working with her and the rest of the Muses this month!

I'm kicking things off with MTSC59. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I first saw these fun paper roses on Winter Sims' blog with a link to the original tutorial here. These babies are so easy and very cute! After assembling them, I traced the petals with a glue pen and dipped them in glitter. The leaves were cut using my Slice.

I created my own patterned paper using the lace stamp from Faux Fun. I also snuck in another sneak peek of the soon-to-be-released Faux Fun Circles set! Is that not the most gorgeous decorative element you have seen? The sentiment is from Seasons of Love - Tags. Such a lovey dovey card - nothing says love like roses!

Now head over to Mercy's blog and see what she and the other Muses have created with this sketch! They are so much fun, and we would love for you to play along! Mercy has given me such a warm welcome and in addition to my card has posted a little info about yours truly. :)

And don't forget the Waltzingmouse Stamps sneak peeks continue - Lisa and Lynn are your hosts today, and of course, Claire!

Have a great day, everyone! I'm so glad you stopped by!

#Anya

Recipe:
Stamps: Faux Fun, Season of Love - Tags, Faux Fun Circles - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Real Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Going Gray - Stampin' Up!
Other: Garnet and Tourmaline glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Basic Shapes 3 Design Card and Slice - Making Memories

20 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful.
    xAndrea

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  2. Oh for Pete's sake Anya, this is just scrumptious!! I LOVE the roses!!!! I need to make those, and the BG pattern is fab and yep!!! I love those corners!!

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  3. this is fabulous, luv those flowers....congrats on being the guest DT for Mercy's Sketch Challenge...have a fabulous week!

    enjoy *~*

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  4. Big congrats on being this months guest meuse Anya! I adore this card!!! the corner stampings frame the sentiment so well and those flowers are wonderful! a lovely, lovely card GF!!!

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  5. wowey, great work on those roses!

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  6. Beautiful, Anya! Welcome to the the team this month! We're so glad to have you! :)

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  7. beautiful flowers!! Welcome to the team this month!!

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  8. OMGoodness, girl, this is LOVELY!!! You have showcased Claire's stamps beautifully! I can't wait to try making those roses. Dipping them in glitter was inspired!

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  9. Totally gorgeous, Anya!! So glad to be working with you again!

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  10. anya...this is so stunning, sister! you sure have started your month off with a bang! amazing sample!

    {{{hugs}}}
    mercy

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  11. Adorable card Anya!!! Love the roses....have to try them myself!!

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  12. **Congratulations** on being chosen to be the Guest Muse at Mercy's!! This card is absolutely gorgeous!! I'm finding your use of that lace very inspiring - I KNEW I'd love the knitting, but wasn't sure about the lace...well, now I'm utterly thrilled to have it :0)!! Thank you!

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  13. The roses are beautiful - nice job!

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  14. very pretty card-congrats on being the guest muse for the month-I was thrilled when I saw you are from Pittsburgh-it's my home as well-Bethel Park to be exact

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  15. Gorgeous Anya...these flowers are spectacular!

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  16. I like the way you designed your card. The roses are so adorable. Great job.

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  17. You MADE those flowers??? OMG girl, I ADORE THEM! Sorry I didn't get here yesterday-my card for MTSC won't be up until tomorrow which isn't like me, LOL...but I wanted to WELCOME you, Anya to the MTSC's this month and tell you that I'm in AWE of those flowers and your pretty card! So glad you'll be hanging with us for Feb! Hugs!!!

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  18. Oh, those flowers are wonderful!!! And such a great card. I'm going to check out that tutorial. I love how you dipped them in glitter!

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  19. Woohoo! Congratulations Anya! Your card is just beautiful.

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