Welcome Anya/Ian fans!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you're all having a really fun time this evening on the blog hop! I know I am! I think The Greeting Farm / Anya fans are the most creative bunch of designers out there. You guys never cease to amaze me with your creativity and originality!

Since Marie asked the question last week on who our favorite inspirations were, I've been thinking about who my biggest inspirations are. I like two distinct styles of designers; the ornate and the clean and simple. Ornate designers like Claudia, Tosh and Kim because of their crazy good talent that I like to try once in a while and then the clean cut and amazing coloring styles of Anna, Leigh and Paula.

Since my style is closer to the clean cut style, I tried to channel some of Claudia's jaw dropping talent to challenge myself a bit. I only hope I did her some justice!

For this blog hop, I used the petite Anya from the 'Pretty Hat' set. I love how sweet and demure this Anya is. I stamped her on some Canson watercolor paper and colored her up with SU inks and an aquapainter. Then I cut her out and ran a sharpie around the edges of her to cover the white edges of the paper. For the base layer I cut a square of K & Company patterned paper into two triangles, sponged the edges of them with Tea Dye Distress Inks and then matted them with some Bazzil cardstock. I then added a hidden piece of thin cardstock to the back of the two triangles to keep them in place and added some ribbon to the front of them.

The next layer is an acetate journaling tag that I found at Michaels in the paper aisle. It's cool isn't it?! I've never used acetate before so this is a first for me. I added a matted circle of patterned paper to the center of it for the sentiment. Then I added the flowers (also from Michaels), antique brads and last but not least Pretty Hat Anya and her little dog.


Thanks so much for stopping by tonight and have fun on the rest of the blog hop!


Supplies
Stamps: The Greeting Farm's 'Pretty Hat' and 'Panda Friends'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Certain Celery and Buckaroo Blue, Really Rust, Close To Cocoa, Cool Caribbean, Pretty In Pink, Distress Inks 'Tea Dye & Vintage Photo'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Bazzil Bling cs, Bazzil cs, Best Creation Inc. Acetate journaling tag, PP - K & Company 'Ancestry Collection'
Access: Ribbon, Prima Marketing Inc 'Nursery Tales Collection' Vintage Style Flowers and Fancystix Flowers, buttons, Making Memories antique brads, Kaiser Scrapbooking adhesive pearls, dimensionals, sponges

40 Comments:

Danni said...

Simply beautiful!Wow! You are so talented!

Heather said...

This is just gorgeous! Great job!

Jacquie said...

Oh Sandra!!! This is SIMPLY....GORGEOUS!!! I am still picking my jaw up off the floor!!! Talk about a talented designer!!! Hello?? You are my friend!!! WOW!!!


Take care!!
Jacquie

Kim said...

This is definitely jaw drooping. Love your sweet, elegant little Anya!

Heather said...

Wow Sandra this is totally amazing!!! I so so so love it all your elegance is surely not simple but amazing and graceful!!!

She is gorgeous as are you as a designer!!!

Love it!!

Heather

Zarah said...

Soooo elegant ans stylish! I LOOOVE it!!

Elena said...

This card is GORGEOUS! Love your amazing coloring, Sandra! Overlay actate creates a very nice effect!!! This card is a real MASTERPIECE!

Carol said...

Love the flowers cplours and embellies x

scrappypug said...

soo beautifull ..definitely one of my faves!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Just lovely!

Kim Nath said...

Gorgeous!

tracy said...

Wow I am really loving this the colour combination is amazing its stunning!
Tracy x

Tracey said...

A beautiful card!!

The Greeting Farm said...

Needless to say, I think you are amazing! How's Australia? That's where you are now right?

Janna said...

Can you say drop dead gorgeous!! I mean seriously!!! that paper that acetate swirl the flwoer the brads!!! Man you knocked this one out of the park! How do you do it!!! And hte coloring on Miss Anya!! Beautiful!!! You are amazing girl! Truly amazing!!!

Smiles,
janna

kadie said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!! You pull out all the stops for this one and it shows! Amazingly beautiful. The coloring is outta this world and your embies are perfection. I heart Sandra and her cards!! :)

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

OHHHHH this is soooo beautiful.... Elegant even! I just Love it!
Fantastic work.
Hugs
Lynda =)

Randi said...

What an elegant card!! Love these colors! The layout is fantastic! Beautifully done!

BishopsMommie said...

very charming..love it

Melyssa said...

Oh how beautiful and elegant! And the colours are sweet, I love it!!

KanataNewf said...

Beautiful!

Maureen said...

Wow!! This is just gorgeous!

Kim R said...

This is so gorgeous!!! The detail is so beautiful!!!

Yaritza said...

Beautiful card.

Mary(OhioMary) said...

I heart Sandra's Card too! WOW! this is just so stunning all the elegant detailing is just gorgeous.

~*Joni said...

Oh oh oh oh oh!! This is sooo pretty! I think you did a wonderful job channeling all the other talent out there, as you are super talented yourself Sandra! I love this card, so classy and well done. And what a great friend you are too, hugs to your dear friend that you spent the evening with.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Sandra! Such a soft and pretty color palette and gorgeous layout! Thanks so much for participating and hope you had fun!!!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Very nice!!! Wow like all the details

Wendy said...

SO pretty! It looks so vintage and lovely!!

Tammi said...

So stunning and beautiful! Pretty coloring and colors, and I love the design and swirl piece...fantastic!

Susan said...

Hi Sandra! Oh, I've been away from here for so long, but I always know that when I have a few minutes to pop in, I will find something amazing! This card is gorgeous! I love the color combinations and the acetate piece is just super! {hugs}
Susan

Margie said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the layout and colors!
Great job :)
Happy Hopping! ~ margie

Anita Hovey said...

Beautiful card.

Kerry said...

Beautiful, I love the vintage looks!

Dee said...

OH WOW these look vintage and so classy. Very impressive!!!!

Jana M. said...

OH Sandra, this is so elegant. Absolutely stunning!!

Crafty Num Nums said...

Very pretty!!! It reminds me when my sisters and I were little and loved to spend time with our grandparents and play dress up in all the clothes. Such wonderful memories :) TFS!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Okay...now I'm ready to comment after picking my jaw up off the floor twice now. First, when I saw this STUNNING!! Seriously.....STUNNING...creation!! I adore the overlay with those fabulous flowers, colors, and your phenomenal coloring girl.

Second, when you mentioned me as an inspiration. Talk about an honor. Sandra, you oooze talent, so to be mentioned in your blog is top honors!! Thank you so much!!

Fabulous job with this creation! WOW!

Jacilynn said...

Wowsa! This is a jaw dropper! Love it Sandra.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card! Love the cute Anya, the great colors, the flowers! WOW! TFS!

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