Sunday, July 1, 2012

Lady Liberty


Good morning and happy Sunday to you!  My family and I are headed outside for a day in the pool.  It has been extremely hot here and that is really the only way to enjoy the outside. 

Fourth of July is just a few days away and I wanted to share a card I made in honor of this great country. Lady Liberty is part of the Crafty Secret's American Beauty set.  I decided to be a bit nontraditional by staying away from red, white, and blue, and instead pick the green of the Statue of Liberty. I wanted to pick a color that would compliment the patina green, so I decided on cream and gray.  I gave her a bit of color using my Copic markers. The flag was stamped on kraft card stock using white ink. The stars are also part of the set. The card shape itself was cut using my Cricut.  
Yep....totally lumpy and bumpy!
The edges were distressed a bit and given a think coating of glitter. 

I know I said I wouldn't post more pics of Myla and bore you......but seriously as a new proud puppy mama....who can resist this face?  And I justified it since she was born on March 4th.  She will be 4 months old on July 4th!  (See how easy it was to find a reason to post more pics??) ; )

Have a great Sunday!!

19 comments:

Marty said...

Oh my gosh that is a stunning card! I love the colors and it has such a patriotic and romantic feeling.The 4th is my 42nd anniversary and I love celebrating for that reason as well as the patriotic. Love the puupy pics also she's adorable!

Vickie said...

I love your card!!! Keep the pictures of your puppy coming...beyond cute!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Stunning card Michele, I must try the white stamping on Kraft paper... really nice effect....and Myla is growing up to be a very cute girl...HUGS...SK :)

Lara said...

Love the card- so many layers to it! And I LOVE puppy pictures, so please don't refrain! Too much fun!

Gwen said...

Beautiful card and I love all the lumps and bumps on it! Your little Myla is just sweet and precious, I love here eyes and sweet little face.

Linda Manning Findley said...

wonderful card ....

EllenaElizabeth said...

I really like your card, it's ver different to your usual colours but it's lovely like all your work. Your new pup is cute as too! Hope you can find some relief from the heat soon, say I as I sit here shivering in the middle of winter in Australia.

Rea' said...

Myla's got so much personality !
What a cool card, love the layers and all the embellies... you just pick colors so well!

Amy Johnson said...

Love the non-traditional colors, and all the embellies and layers on your card. It's so pretty. And you puppy is so cute too!

Debbie B. said...

I own 2 cavaliers and you could post pictures of your puppy all day long and I would not be bored! I think they are the cutest pups! You card is beautiful too! Thanks for sharing:)

Jingle said...

Oh, my, how adorable is that puppy????!!!! So cute! Your card, however, is absolutely beautiful! Just stunning!

Missy said...

Oh wow this is just so pretty! I love all the small elements you added--the pearls, pin & gems--they look so, so elegant! (And Myla is the cutest!!!)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michele.

Hugs Riet.

Something Special said...

I love the 3 dimensionalness of the card for Lady Liberty. Very nice. I also think that is the cutest dog I have ever seen.

Theresa said...

WOW What a gorgeous card. I love the image and all the layers. Just gorgeous.

Myla is so darling.

cirqual said...

That is a beautiful card! I love all the layers and the muted colors.

Cindy said...

Love your Lady Liberty card. Love all the lumpy, bumpy layered goodness!! And Myla is adorable--post away :-)

artful-notions said...

More is better when it comes to layers! Beautiful card, love how you colored Lady Liberty with restraint. Must try that! (Usually can't put the pens down)
Myla is precious, love seeing her grow!

Jan said...

I love your Lady Liberty! Such a grand lady! And thanks for the chance to win!