Sunday, September 4, 2011

MM with.... Amy Young!

Happy Monday & Happy Labor day!! Hope you are all enjoying your day off, and if you have to work, hopefully you get to leave early to enjoy the rest of the day.

Before I share my Monday FFC post I wanted to say another "Thank you" to all for the wonderful comments from my Sweet November spotlight and previews.  I hope you all have as much fun with Amy's new Halloween line like I did.  I also wanted to say Thank you for the birthday wishes.  I haven't had time to get together a birthday candy, but will soon.   And lastly I wanted to welcome all the new followers to my little ol' blog.  I hope you enjoy your time visiting me.
Mahalo again!!  :)


Even though today is a holiday, there is no holiday off from fun challenges!  I'm the host this week for Monday's Farm Fresh challenge.  I hope you'll all be able to play along with this week's Mystery Monday case because it's definitely a fun card.   As I was going through the Galleria I purposefully went through this crafter's gallery.  She is such a big inspiration to me and I just love her style.  I chose Amy Young to case and went WAAAYYYY back in her archives.  I had never seen this particular card and thought it was cute and very creative that she made buttons out of the Fairies

Hi! by Amy Young

Now I know when she made this card she used the discontinued red rubber fairies, but how cool is it now that you can incorporate the clear stamp set as well?  WAY cool!  I love the CAS layout, how the papers and the buttons go so well together and look at how she incorporated the fairies into buttons.  Love it!  Check out the Farm Fresh Challenge blog to see what fun inspirations my fellow DT sistas have for you.

Here is my card, I tried to keep it as true to Amy's card as I possibly could.  I did change it a bit by using some of the Miss Anyas including the gals from the new release, Miss Anya Bags & from an oldie but goodie, Miss Anya Hats Off.
Hello featuring Miss Anya Bags & Hats Off

I had so much fun making this card.  I used 3 different sized circles, a scalloped circle and a spellbinder 5-petal die for the buttons.  The dp is Fancy Pants Designs, Beach Babe.  I stamped the images on Neenah white and simply colored up the images using a single Copic marker (BV02, B01, Y28, G82, RV11).   I also did the same for the flowers.  The pearls are Viva Pearl Pen in cream, when they dried I colored them using a Copic marker.  The white thread is white embroidery floss.  I didn't have time to diamond glaze the buttons, but I will add that later.  I reinforced the white paper with chipboard so that when I eventually do it won't warp too badly.

There you have it.  Now it's your turn to to play along.  The Mystery Monday contest runs until Sunday, entries are due by 12 PM CST. The winner is chosen by random draw and will win a free TGF single stamp of choice, so good luck!

Please post your cards in the TGF Galleria - Home > Farm Fresh Challenges 2011 > Mystery Mondays > Amy Young.

It's the beginning of September,  which starts the last couple of weeks for me as one of the first ladies to be asked to join the Farm Fresh Challenge DT, I hope you all have enjoyed my posts and found some inspiration.  I certainly have found tons in you.  Thank you for all your lovely comments and for all the support in the challenges.  Please continue to do so, because I plan to be a part of that always.  I also wanted to say a big MAHALO to my Team (Jess, Rachel, Tasha, Mama, Sparkle & Emily) for all their love and support and for always inspiring with their creativity and friendship.  I'm not gonna get too much mushier right now, I'm going to save that for later.

Mahalo for stopping by.


Nady said...

ta carte est superbe et très original. c'est une super bonne idée de faire des boutons avec des étampes. bravo!
Nadyne xx

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

WOW! You did an AMAZING job casing a difficult card and did a lovely tribute to the team...wah! I HATE that it's getting closer...but you know you will NEVER be a stranger to the farm, I think you are absolutely wonderful! Will I see you in CA this year? well, next year, actually, LOL <3

♥Rach♥ said...

Your take on Amy's project is SO great! I love the pretty colors and how your "buttons" came out, such a wonderful job Leanne :0)

Cyndi said...

you did a wonderful job casing amy's creative card! love the button idea!

pixie_boutique said...

Love it! Would definitely want to do one...