Monday, September 27, 2010

Live life well

This 6" chipboard piece was made for someone's birthday.  The background paper was distressed and stamped with Wendy's new script stamp.  The #8 tag was embossed and inked.  The flowers are all from Wendy's collection, stamped with archival ink on grunge paper then overstamped with various background stamps and inked up with distress inks.  The rose leaves are also Wendy's as is the new 'Fly' butterfly (both grunge paper).

The flourish is grunge board and distressed with various green and brown inks.  The chipboard initials were  inked then distressed with more ink, especially on the side to create more dimension.  They needed a landing spot and when I saw a punched piece of card stock that was on my desk I fell in love with how it worked with the color scheme as if it was planned! 

Wendy's new stamp 'Wish not so much to live long as to live life well' was stamped with black archival ink.  I created a coiled wire hanger and added a small rusty coil to the left side.  A Maya Road bingo piece forms the center of the flower.  Today is kb's special day! 

KB, enjoy your special day!  Live it well!


  1. Gorgeous birthday card, I'm sure KB will absolutely LOVE it! Love the colors of the flowers and the initials, really spectacular!

  2. love all the work you put into your projects--something to definitely treasure

  3. It's beautiful!! Those flowers are outstanding!!