Wow, I can’t believe how fast my six months as a DT member for Michelle Perkett Studio’s has went. I was so fortunate to have spent the time with very talented and lovely “mermaids”. Of course, being able to work with Michelle’s beautiful and stunning images was the “bomb” as the kids say today!
The blog hop “We Heart You” is all about saying thank you, for your friendship and your inspirations along the way. I consider myself very lucky to have met you all, and got to chat with you on our groups. It was nice to share stories with you, to send you cyber hugs when you were down, and to share your happier moments, which there were many of! I can not tell you enough how talented you are, and how many times I have sat at my computer and was amazed with your beautiful creations. I will miss you all! I also want to take a moment to say thank you to Michelle for allowing me to be part of her design team, and for creating such wonderful designs to work with!
Well, for my last card as one of the DT members for Michelle, I wanted to do something special. I have seen a lot of “shadow box” cards on the internet and wanted to try one, but then I found out they were dies, and extremely expensive. So, I decided to create my own. After lots of measuring and re-measuring, and then cutting (by hand), this is what I came up with. I am dedicating this card to Michelle and all my DT friends on MPS. This is my way of saying thank you for your friendship. I sure hope you like it!
I’m not going to take the time to get into all the details about how I made this card, the post would be way to long! In the future I will write up the specs and post them, just in case anyone is interested in making one.
Since the image is called “Mary Mary”, I decided to include the nursery rhythm. The first version of Mary Mary Quite Contrary, was published in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book in 1744, but the last line read “And So My Garden Grows”, and it was “Mistress Mary” not “Mary Mary”, just a short history lesson for you!
I thought I would show you a close up of just the shadow box with the image Mary Mary. The image is colored with copics, and then layered on yellow and red card stock, which is the theme through out the card. The designer papers are from Martha Stewart and Basic Grey. The punches are also by MS. The red flower corners are made by Cuttlebug. The mini roses are from Prima. I also cut a flower from the same Basic Grey paper pad, and pop dotted it on the paper, for added dimension.
I am so glad you are joining us on our blog hop, your next stop on the way is Tammy, and I know you are going to find something incredibly beautiful there! I hope you will leave me some feed back on my card, I love to read all the comments! Enjoy your hop!