Monday, April 2, 2012

Mondays with Melissa Phillips!

Melissa Phillips is starting a new challenge each Monday!   She will post it in the "Challenge" section on the Papertrey Ink forum HERE.  You can see her beautiful sample card HERE!  It's a little informal get together of sorts :)  She has listed some supplies to use, and we then play along and link up our deadlines, just for fun!   Melissa is like my "Stamping American Idol!"  I saw the challenge this morning, and could barely wait to get home and play tonight!

This week's supply list:
1.  A heart
2.  Birthday-themed
2.  Scallops
4.  A background stamp
5.  Buttons

Check, check, checkedy-check...

I used Quilter's Sampler and Quilter's Sampler Additions to make my background and for the birthday sentiment.  You can't see it in this photo, but at the very bottom I used the Guide Lines Impression Plate under the sentiment.  The felt flower was made with a Beautiful Blooms II, #2 flower die and two Love Lives Here dies.

To make the quilt look like fabric, I used an idea that Nichole Heady gave us LONG ago and that I have loved and used ever since!  I colored the quilt blocks with Copic Markers.  Then I inked up my retired Stampin Up Linen Background with Fresh Snow ink and stamped right over the top of my colored piece!  My very sweet mother-in-law is having a birthday (76!!) this weekend, and this card will be perfect for her :)  I am just hoping that her daughter (my sister-in-law Lisa) doesn't make her a real quilt to show my paper one up.  She is an AMAZING quilter, if only I could do this with fabric....:)

I can't wait to see what Melissa has dreamed up for next week!  I just loved her recipe today and had so much fun playing along.  Thank you, Melissa!!

Stamps:  Quilter's Sampler, Quilter's Sampler Additions, both Papertrey Ink, and the retired Linen Background, Stampin Up
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Guide Lines #1 grid paper
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers, Fresh Ink in Chocolate, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Fresh Snow, and Vintage Cream inks
Other:  Guide Lines Impression Plate, Beautiful Blooms II #2 die, Love Lives Here dies, Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist and Harvest Gold felt all from Papertrey Ink, buttons, twine, and felt from BenzieBazaar at, Pearl Lace die from Memory Box


cherry said...

Sooo pretty and lovely sentiment! cherry

IamDerby said...

This is simply lovely. The linen background really makes it!

Shannon White said...

Wow! Just So Soft and Pretty! Love the blue and yellow with the Craft! Love this! 8-)


Jill Norwood said...

This is a beautiful card! I am always pinning your lovely creations so I can try them. I don't have this pti stamp set but I sure have it on my list now. Just gorgeous! And Melissa is my crafty idol - I love everything she does too! Her blog starts my day more than any other!

Melissa said...

This has to be the sweetest thing Kelly! Love that sentiment and your layered flowers. Beautiful and so thoughtful! SO happy you could play along and thank you for your sweet words!

Pauline said...

Kelly, this is just stunning!I love the sweet colours, so fresh and springy, and i adore the layered felt flower with the little cut out heart in the middle. Gorgeous!

Marybeth said...

Kelly , love this quilt card, sure looks like a lot of love went into this . Gorgeous felt flower, cant wait to find the time to check this one out. I remember reading it on the forum. TFS Thanks for the kind comments you leave on my blog.

Kary said...

Wow, Kelly, this is absolutely beautiful!! I love the colours and the gorgeous felt flower. What a delightful card, I LOVE it!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Darling card Kelly! Such a homespun feel and has quite the country charm!

Christina said...

This is amazing! Your quilt is gorgeous with the subtle "texture", and the felt flower looks wonderfully soft. What a great job with the challenge!

Julia Aston said...

Love your quilt Kelly! wonderful colors and your felt layered flower is beautiful! what a great tip using the linen stamp to make it look like cloth!

JJ Bolton said...

Just the sweetest ever! Love the stamped over background technique. I'm sure your MIL will love it:) Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend Kelly!