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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Garden Inspired Medallion {SFYTT)

Good morning all you good people! Another Saturday, another SFYTT, and this one is a dandy! Don't be intimidated by the layers because they all fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. My color scheme is inspired by one of my garden areas and I probably should have taken a picture of it, so you could see the rich colors of the hollyhocks, bee balm and foliage from which I drew upon....mebbe later!

I've been doing quite a bit of stamping using soon-to-be-released (Tuesday, July 22!) stamps from The Cat's Pajamas, and the images are just so darn funny, cute and all around swanky, that I was pulled to do a little shabby-vintage-flower cluster stamping today. I pulled out my Big Shot and Birds and Blooms dies AND my newest SU! purchase--Medallion background stamp (love, love, love it!). The medallion was the first stamp to catch my eye in the new catty and I knew it'd be the first one I'd buy (I know myself so well, don't I?! Purely rhetorical--don't answer that!), and darned if I didn't.

After putting the layers together, I knew I needed something less circular and more linear/grid-like for the Pixie Pink layer, so I used my retired Houndstooth background stamp and quite like the result. Other details are the mini pearls and sentiment flag, stamped with a sentiment from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages. I'm invited to a 40th birthday party tomorrow for a co-worker, so I'm thinking this one's for her!

Let's peek in on the other SFYTT gals and don't forget to use the keyword: SFYTT when uploading to SCS. If you're a fellow blogger, leave a link to your SFYTT creation over at Jen's.

Jen & Regina
(Amy won't be in this weekend--she's hittin' the beach! You go girl Ü)

***I keep forgetting to thank you all who left me such nice comments last week about my mini-anxiety about leaving George overnight with my brother and his family for the first time last weekend. Everything went grrrreat! Ü


Mandi said...

Stunning always!

Its really strange because last night I was printing some of my digital papers. And I fancied a shocking pink and olive green
Can see now it looks stunning

Have a good day
mandi xx

Jackie Pedro said...

I LOVE this card! That medallion is beautiful as is the color combo!! Have a great weekend!

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is breathtaking! I love the color combo and would love to see your inspiration garden! I love all of the great little details that make this over-the-top gorgeous! Amazing as always!

Nancy L. said...

This is beautiful! Love it!

Eva said...

WOW...this is just gorgeous!!! Your color choices are just fabulous!!!

Shabby Horse said...

Very pretty. I love that medallion too and now I wish I'd bought it. ;) Great job!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Such grungy elegance, Amy! I LOVE!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

OMG Amy I love this!!! I cannot wait to get this stamp!

Karen Motz said...

This is REALLY stunning! LOVE the colours.

PaperHoliday said...

Love this card! Gotta get that medallion! Beautiful colors!


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