Original, innovative, surprising, creative, published and all round talented … that’s Maria F over at Reisling Mama, who is celebrating her birthday today! Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday, my friend, hope it’s a special day, full of yummy goodies and and chock a block with wonderful memories! I made you a card … which is flittering over to you there from me here …
One of the reasons I admire Maria‘s awesome work is because she always embraces with enthusiasm new ideas and techniques (go over and visit if you haven’t already … you’ll be inspired!). With that in mind, I had another go at (eek!) unstructured smooshing and scattery splattering … in a structured sort of a way!
The side panel was made up of smooshed Marmalade and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks … that piece was the second ‘dip’ The ‘happy’ (Winnie & Walter) was cut from the first ‘dip’ where the smooshed colour was much stronger and more vibrant … and it became more so when it was liberally coated with Wink Of Stella! I adhered the side panel, stacked the ‘happy’ two and a half times (it was already partly stacked once on the panel!) and stamped the ‘birthday’ in navy (Annabelle Stamps – sadly no longer operating). A few sequins with gem toppings finished off.
Maria‘s card is joining in the fun at …
Colour Throwdown – Orange, Pink, Navy
Seize The Birthday – Optional Twist – Make The Sentiment The Focal Point
Winnie & Walter – Join In To Win – March
Hope you had a splendid weekend … and had chance to get some crafting time! I spent some time meandering through blogland catching up with and being inspired by what everyone’s been creating recently. I haven’t finished yet but hope to be all up to date with your goings on during the coming week! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂