Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Road's Calling My Name!


Maya Road, that is!  I am just in love with this company and their products!  Maya Road will have one grand prize, you can earn entries by commenting on their blog, liking them on Facebook, and commenting on their Facebook page.
We’ll have three prizes for the week comprised of a Maya Road alterable book (I havea chipboard bindera coaster book, and one canvas), Some MR chipboard or other embellies, and Stampendous EJK08 White Encrusted Jewel Kit – perfect for covering chipboard with blingy goodness and Stampendous CRW092 Cling Artist Elementsand SSC1122 Elegant Borders Perfectly Clear Stamp™ Set. Readers will have until Sunday night September 15th to comment on as many of our team blog posts as they can. Monday we’ll choose three bloggers at random from the week and each blogger will choose one winner from her comments. Winners must have a United States mailing address.  That's all the nitty gritty, now here's my first project for this week.

This is one of the awesome products I received to create with.  I love flowers so this was definitely a good choice for me!  These flowers are beige so I knew they would be easy to alter the color of them and, if you know me, you know my choice of mediums is Copic markers!  I got out my trusty air compressor and set about air brushing three flowers for my project.  I used R27 and R59 to color them but I made a point of giving them a bit of a shabby look by not getting every little nook and cranny!  Of course the rhinestone in the middle was also covered with color!

This was one of those cards that started out as something totally different, however I took a different turn and I love the simplicity of the final project. For starters, I airbrushed my flowers, then I stamped my sentiment on vellum using Stampendous Boss Gloss and heat embossed it with Detail Black Embossing Powder from Stampendous.  I created my card base from Bazzill Bling CS.  I had this scrap of patterned paper in my stash and trimmed it to fit and adhered it to the base.  (Truth is, this paper was my inspiration for the card!)  Next I used some glue dots to attach the vellum piece to the patterned paper.  I determined where my flowers were going to be adhered and trimmed three pieces of May Arts Leaves Ribbon in Parrot Green the perfect length.  I trimmed the bottom leaves off each piece and tied them together with some May Arts Baker's Twine in Red.  I adhered the flowers and "stems" to the card, added a couple of leaves in the corner of my vellum piece and, voila!, it was done!  Here's a side view to give you a better feel for how fluffy these flowers are.  
A couple of my teammates are playing along today so be sure to stop by their blogs and leave them some love!

Krissy Fossmeyer
The Maya Road Design Team Blog

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll have a Dreamweaver post tomorrow and another Stampendous and Maya Road post on Friday.  Hope to see you back soon!



  1. I love what you've done with the flowers. Great idea!

  2. Looove the bright colors & good to know they have leaf ribbon-cool! Like u said, it's simple yet it's cheerful & i just love this card, thanks for sharing! :)

  3. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the flower paper and the flowers are divine! Great job airbrushing them! They are wonderful! Any friend would love to receive this lovely card! TFS!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the flowers, they look amazing. Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. Beautiful card, those flowers are so pretty!

  6. I wouldn't have thought of coloring the flowers with copic airbrushing, but what a great idea! Such a beautiful 3D card!

  7. Love the flowers. You've shown me another use for the airbrush. I've thought about getting one but didn't think I would use it much. Wrong!
    The card is very pretty. thanks for sharing.

  8. I need an air compressor! I have actually hand colored flowers with the markers! You are the queen of altered flowers! Beautiful card!

  9. Brilliant idea to change the color of the flowers and it goes so nicely with the pattern paper. Time to get out my compressor and play some more.

  10. So pretty - love the flowers.

  11. What a beautiful card.
    Love the colored flowers
    and the twine.
    Carla from Utah

  12. Beautiful bouquet of flowers!
    Sue in Ohio

  13. This is darling, and I love the translucence of the color, so perfect for the rhinestones! Great job on a beautiful friendship card, Lea!

  14. Gorgeous card! The flowers are a wow! The sentiment is fabulous with the flowers.


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