Saturday, February 27, 2010

MFTeaser Joy Ride! (and painting chit chat too)

Welcome to day 2 of MFTeasers & thanks for stopping in! If you missed yesterday's teasers for "I want candy" you can find them all linked up on Kim's blog. Such sweet stuff those gals made!

You can see all of today's My Favorite Things teasers on Kim's blog too
(starting at 11:00am EST.)

MFTeaser Joy Ride mel stampz

Today, a card to share
(as a teaser for My Favorite Things new set Joy Ride)

I love the Vespa madly:

MFTeaser Joy Ride vroom vroom mel stampz

It was coloured with two shades of Copic marker: Aqua & Putty.
(and check out her heels, hey? giggle giggle.)

The lights have Crystal Lacquer on them to make 'em look like glass:

MFTeaser Joy Ride GLOSSY lights mel stampz

(and her oh so fashionable goggles have some glassy lacquer too.)

These suitcase stamps make me grin (They're in the Joy Ride stamp set too.)
(don't know why, but I have a real thing for suitcases.)

MFTeaser Joy Ride SUITcase mel stampz

These ones were stamped on book paper that was painted with whit acrylic paint &
stamped with a background number stamp while the paint was wet. Then they're distressed with Copic marker (Warm Gray no-7)

MFTeaser Joy Ride Suitcases mel stampz

(and coloured with an Aqua Copic marker & silver metallic pen.)
I can't wait to paper piece these suitcases!

The "Ciao" sentiment is also part of the Joy Ride set.
Here, it's on a stitched flag thinger:

MFTeaser Joy Ride SENTIMENT mel stampz

To make the background, I printed out a vintage postcard & painted around the edges with water to antique it (Then glued some book paper to the 5 1/2 inch square card, cut a free-hand cloud shape on the top & chalked it to add colour.)

and that's it...


(Clickable Blogger photo--in case the flickr one don't work for ya)

On a chit-chatty moving painting life note: I'm so excited to have started painting our new place today! Sore but so thrilled. We had to pick the colour having only seen the place once (and not remembering the kitchen cupboard finish or counters etc.) Charles was in a rush to get back & watch Olympic hockey & he needed to drop me off to paint today.

So... "we" went for a Expressions Gallery Sparrow Grey a Rona brand...(I got to be the boss of paint.) ;o) As I started rolling on the paint, it looked a fair bit purple (fine if ya like purple, but we were going for warm grey & I thought to meself: "Eeep, Charles is not going to like this!") It dried wonderfully, though. Never been more pleased with a paint shade in all my years of painting (and i mean LOTs of painting! methinks I've moved more times than the circus.) Better yet, C is twitterpated with the paint colour too (as twitterpated as C gets over paint, that is!) ;o) Ahhhhhhh life is good.

And no VOC paint seems to make quite the difference...

If your curious what our paint colour looks like; it looks something like this (the top two photos) but our household "stuff" is not nearly that hip! :o)


Here's the link again where you can find all the project links to today's
My Favorite Things teasers on Kim's blog
. ;O)


Thank You SO much for stopping in;
hope your day is simply fantabulous!


36 comments:

StampOwl said...

Fabulous card Mel

Jana Weaver said...

Adorable!! LOVE the color of her Vespa - i want one like that!!

Melody said...

Love your coloring and what you did to the suitcases!

patty said...

fantastic card!!!!!

RocĂ­o said...

Preciosos tus trabajos.
Saludos,

Mary Rose Gurica said...

HiMel. nice wheels..glad u got to paint a nice shadeLove lady

Dotty Jo said...

Mel, she's fabulous!!!!! Love your attention to detail, Jo x

Dawn said...

love the card AND the paint!!! exciting!!! xoxo

Elizabeth said...

OMG, how fun is that?! Thanks for the time you take to show the steps, pieces, etc.

Mary Dawn said...

i love it when you say "and that's it"

so cute how you think its just so simple LOL

do you ever do canvases? your stuff would be great on the wall

Barb said...

Another stunner... so much detail, and I love the colors!

Cindy Haffner said...

Mel have I told you lately how AWESOMELY TALENTED you are??? Love ya!!!

Christina Fischer said...

Mel, you are amazing! I LOVE this gorgeous, vintage card! :)

Wendy said...

OMG, I think I am going to cry!! Not only do I love this card like WOW but it reminds me of my trip to Italy a couple of years ago! WHEN I get this set, I am so casing your card!!! For my own stash, don't worry! Love it GF!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

oh my gosh.. this is just fabulous. I mean over the top fabulous. Like I NEED that card fabulous. :) Love the papers and details.

Deebi27 said...

What a great card. Busy and I love it! I remember seeing those Vespa's in Europe years ago when I was a child...beep,beep,zoom!

Julie Dinn said...

Fabulous Card Mel! Your attention to detail always blows my mind!

Barbara said...

Another one out of the ball park, Mel!! Love that vintage feel and the colors (and coloring) ROCK!

Kelli said...

I really never know just what to say when I look at your cards Mel... TOTAL eye candy!!! I love all the details the odd (in a GOOD way) colors you chose, it's just classy lookin.... and the paint in your house... YUMM!!!! I am a renter so of course WHITE is MY WORLD!!!!! Grrrr......

YOU AMAZE ME SISTAH!!!! A M A Z E ME!!!!!!

raduse said...

Oh wow!! That card is some serious eye candy Mel.

texasjodylynn said...

Oh my goodness! This is FAB! You have managed to turn it into an elegant and jaw-dropping creation. SO pretty.

Melissa said...

Wow - you have incredible details in your card. I love it!!

g said...

totally incredible- you always blow the mind with coolness :) love it!

LorraineB said...

Love the card and great coloring but what I love as much is your comments on your husband messing around with your cookies!! Brought a smile to my face!!

DeeAnn said...

Mel, love the card and you have to and it's a must take pictures of your new place. We are all dying to see it. I love your paint choice. Gray is such a great color if paired right. I always love to work with it.

Laura said...

oh wow! THIS IS ADORABLE!!!! Such a sweet image... The tiny suitcases are sooo cuteee!!!!

Hugz,
Laura

mckinkle said...

Stunning card Mel!

Keryn x

Kim said...

Wow. Oh my word.

Debi Miller said...

I'm in love with the techniques you used with this card. Paint, stitching, drawing, etc. What a amazing creation. Thanks for sharing you ideas.

Sabra said...

I absolutely love your site. I've given you a "beautiful blog award." You can stop by my blog to pick up the award graphic to post on your page if you'd like. http://www.sabrascrafts.blogspot.com/

Kim Etherington said...

Cute card! Love the wall colour! Very modern and lurvy!

Kathlene said...

Love your paint color but don't envy you application process. Your card is over-the-top delish. You totally brought this image to life. If I designed stamps, I would so pay you millions of dollars for your designs to sell my schtuff. Hope you're all moved in & getting settled. Thanks for your visit to my blog and kind words (I'm honored). ;)

E.T said...

this is an exceptionally cool card! how cute is the Wespa! rofl

Gabriele said...

Hi Mel,
just wanted to ask whether everything is ok with you... are you fine? Have you moved to your new home in the meantime? I really hope that moving to a new house is the reason for not writing in the blog here... and not that you are ill or have any other problem....
Take care,
Gabriele

Rose-Anne said...

Mel I was wondering if you are OK. It seams odd that you have not posted for so long without telling us why. Hence I am a little worried about you.Hope you are well and your migraines are not too much for you. Take care. Big warm hugs from Australia.

Cheri said...

Were we born under the same star?? I just moved from sunny FL to gray TN, (my 9th move in 10 years.)the house sale fell through (people could get financing) my beautiful fur baby died before we left, I've spent $700 on utilites this MONTH alone, I accidentally made two car payments (hellloooo) and put my account into serious red, etc. etc. etc. (BTW, get rid of the "stuff" I did!)It has to get better! (FYI~I had to go with moving myself, and runied just about ALL the new furniture!)