July 16, 2008

Floral Frenzy...ode to yellow

Just a note to start off the day to say I was again inspired by all the nice comments left on yesterday's quilting post. You all touched my heart and I vow that someday I will be a quilter!! Stay tuned for lots more quilting samples!!

On to today's project.......while working with the new Papertrey set called Floral Frenzy, I was inspired to do some daisies. I knew my yard was full of yellow flowers so I snapped a few photos for inspiration.

This bouquet was a centerpiece at my July 4th celebration, all flowers from around the house.
Here's some wild daisies out in the field next to our house.
And some yellow yarrow in the flower bed.
More wildflowers in the field.
And some new daisies that I planted in the flower bed this year. So cheery!
And then when I was all done snapping photos, I went back inside and saw this little cutie...all dressed in yellow. Who needs more inspiration than this??
So as I began to think about my project, I knew I wanted to make some white and yellow daisies. So I got out my acrylic paints and went to work. My friend Pine does the best stuff with paints, she inspires me quite often! I made simple daisies by painting my stamps with white and yellow acrylic craft paint.....found at Walmart, Michael's or any craft store.
I stamped quite a few different focal images, added my sentiments in black and then brushed yellow paint along all the edges of my cardstock. Here's what I had to work with when creating my projects. I added white polka dots too from the Polka Dot Basics PTI set. And by stamping the sentiments in black, they really popped off the cardstock. For the curvy sentiment on the left, I placed the straight sentiment all curvy like on my clear stamping block. Such a fun thing that you can do with clear stamps!
And here are my finished cards. I used PTI Kraft, White and Lemon Tart cardstock along with Lemon Tart ribbons and some buttons from my stash. Here's a card paired up with a notebook I created. LOVE the big polka dots from the PTI Polka Dot Basics stamp set. This would make such a nice gift and inexpensive to make too!
Here's a closeup of the ribbon detail ont the notebook. I just looped my ribbon around my focal image then added the buttons with sticky dots. I cut the ribbon into little notches, something I've been doing a lot of lately.
And here's the inside of my journal. I created a pocket to store a notecard or two. This is a junior size lined notepa.
Hope you enjoy! You can see the rest of my projects for this month's PTI release and all of the other wonderful creations from the PTI team at the Papertrey Ink Gallery.
I'm off to feed my girls and their two friends......*feed* my girls...like they're cattle or something. Perhaps I should say, I'm off to make breakfast for the girls. Nothing fancy.......*here's the bowls, here's the cereal, here's the milk!* Ha ha!! I'm bizzzzzzzzzeeee getting ready for CHA, no time for pancakes this morning!! I'll be heading out bright and early tomorrow to catch my flight from Kansas City. I'll schedule some posts so hopefully they'll all show up while I'm gone! Have a fun day everyone!!

32 comments:

Julie Cameron said...

Michelle you have such a warm, 'cottagy' style. I love your cards....you always inspire me to use more patterned papers in my designs...I find myself checking your blog more and more lately....you are almost a daily thing for me these days (in the am while drinking my coffee). Keep up the good work.

Julie

Kathy McDonald said...

Mish, these cards are GORGEOUS! You've inspired me to try to do a notebook. This one is especially pretty.

Have fun at CHA!

catdidit said...

These are just gorgeous! I love daisies, my favorite flower. Wore it prom, wedding, and hubby picks them all the time for me. Anyways, your work is always gorgeous and these are no exception! LOve all of the projects.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

These are just fabulous!!!

Jessica said...

I love these cards! The acrylic paint makes such a different look.

Alexis R said...

Thanks for the great cards! You are are great inspiration! Have fun at CHA! How does one get to go?

2stampis2b said...

Absolutely beautiful! Daisies and yellow...so fresh. Our mountain wildflower meadow is just getting ready to burst into bloom, and I can't wait to cut a few treasured stems for the house!

Deb said...

These are my most favorite creation you've ever shown on your blog! What an inspiration!! (And I was thinking I didn't "need" that set. . .)!!!

liannallama said...

Outstanding project! I have been thinking about this color combo lately, but I haven't had time to stamp! Thanks for making these to feed my yellow/tan obsession!

DeeDee said...

OMGosh!! WOW, I love these Mish!! So happy and cheery....love, love, love them....and the notepad is so adorable. What a doll your daughter is too....such a sweetie!! Have loads of fun at CHA!! HUGS!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Mish, all of these are so lovely. I love the inspiration you showed us and then your projects. It makes it as though I (we) am sitting there as you teach me how to make your lovely projects.

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

I just love these cards, they are so warm and sunny! I just saw Pine on Saturday and she showed us how she uses acrylic paint on her stamps...of course I had to run home and give it a try, I'm hooked! It has such a homespun feel. Have a great time at CHA!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH wow!!! This just takes my breath away!!! Simply stunning!!!! Wonderful creations......and such a beautiful photo of dd too!!!

mamichelle said...

Wow, they are beautiful! Nice work!!

Sandy said...

Love these daisy cards Michelle!! Great, now I *need* the lemon tart paper & ribbon from PTI.

Chelle said...

gorgeous! i love daisies so much! my name was actually susan when i was little (changed to michelle later in life...long, fun story there!) and my dad used to call me 'suzie-Q'...thus, blackeyed susans are one of my favorite flowers in the garden! thank you for sharing the flower pictures and the wonderful painted cards...can't wait to try this myself!

travel safe, mish!
chelle

Anonymous said...

The flowers are LOVELY. I always enjoy reading your blog everyday. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Have a safe trip.

Dawn M said...

Oh i love these, makes me want to start fake coughing so i can leave work and head home. Love the kraft paper, polka dots and paint!
You have been on quite a roll the past few days, the cards are amazing, the quilting ones, those are meant to be framed.
Would love to see a tutorial for your notebooks.
Hugs from Canada
Dawn M

Michelle said...

WOW! I love that you used acrylic paint for these! The cards are fabulous! I love white daisies and that yellow makes them extra amazing!

Rita, an Inky Friend said...

You are such an inspiration!! rita w

Sherrie said...

These cards are gorgeous! (as usual) TFS!!

susantodd said...

Mish - LOVE the little pad of paper in the holder!!! when you return from CHA, will you be so kind to share measurements with us so that we can make (copy!!) you? would be greatly appreciated! :) have a safe trip.
Susan

susantodd said...

Mish - LOVE the little pad of paper in the holder!!! when you return from CHA, will you be so kind to share measurements with us so that we can make (copy!!) you? would be greatly appreciated! :) have a safe trip.
Susan

Cindy H. said...

These are sooo pretty!! The colors and the style really appeal to me. TFS

patty w said...

I * ADORE * these cards!

They are gorgeous!

Katy Frame said...

Lovely work as always, Mish! Think you could share the dimensions of the notebook with us? :] Pretty please? LOL. Have fun at CHA! ::jealous::

Katy

Lynn said...

So fresh and pretty!

Belas Creating Place said...

Mish..these are just beauitful..you amaze me everytime.

justansa said...

Well...I know what Im going to use my 40%off coupons at Mikes for now.....PAINT! Im still very new to stamping and have only used the ink pads and markers. I just recently tried water paint on a stamp and them misting it with water and then stamping...but they dont quite turn out. But I just LOVE your daisies. Something about daisies just make me happy.
I really enjoy reading your blog. Im so glad you share your time and talents with us.
Ansa

stampinbydiane said...

These are ever so pretty. I just found your blog during the spellbinder release party. Your items are beautiful and I've added you to my blog reader so I can catch all your new work. TFS
Diane

Desiree de Monye said...

Mish, your cards are just beautiful... So summery and delightful!

Valerie said...

these are simply adorable! I love these cards!

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