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Friday, July 5, 2013

Whats the Buzzzzzz-Day 5 of Michael Strong

This is my final day of posting cards as the Card Captain at the Michael Strong Yahoo group. I used a fun new stamp called Hannah's busy Bee. I used a portion of the stamp, as you can see......


 This is such a sweet stamp- I stamped it and cut some of the hexagon's apart. The sentiment is by McMahon Five Designs.
 Again- the background is from the Technique Junkies (2004) newsletter - this is one of the first techniques I tried when I joined- this one uses Apricot Appeal and Pumpkin Pie.
 I made the background with a cut out of an SVG I cut from Bird's blog (Background 4)- covered it with Modge Podge and now use it as a stencil. I simply daubered on Pumpkin Pie ink.  I embossed a strip on the Lt- a honeycomb embossing folder that is about an inch wide by Sizzix and highlighted over the top of that with Pumpkin Pie ink as well.

 If you happen to have just one Michael Strong stamp and want to get daily inspiration in your mailbox, come join the Yahoo group.  It is a fun group with monthly challenges plus a Sketch Challenge- and not too much chatter...... and on occasion, Michael has giveaways too......

Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks- Dry Embossing
The House that Stamps Built- Monochrome
Ruby's Rainbow- Things with Wings
Creative Craft Challenges- Stitching
Cuttlebug Mania- S for Shelly and Stitching/Sewing, Salted ( and Peppered) background
Lady Anne's Challenge- Monochrome- my 2nd entry

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

20 comments:

MaxineD said...

This is stunning Shelly - love the colours and I am greatly tempted to buy some of the Michael Strong stamps....
Blessings
Maxine

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a clever creation Shelly! Looks awesome!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Wonderful use of the stamps.
Wishes
Lynne

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our dry embossing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT!
4 Crafty Chicks

Linda Palmer said...

Love the images stamped on the hexagons. Cute images, beautiful coloring and love the design of your card. Beautiful job, as always.

Wendy L said...

This is so lovely, great design, thanks fr joining us at Lady Annes Monthly challenge. xxx

Kerry said...

Sweet card. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

jimlynn said...

Fun and pretty all rolled into one! Love that background.
Lynn

Donna said...

Lovely card! The fun colors make your images pop! And love those trendy hexagons. Have a fabulous weekend.

Beth Norman said...

I checked out Michael Strong and he has some items that are out of stock so I'll order when they come in. You did your job on selling his stuff for sure. Love this card. The colours, the hexagons.

Margaret said...

Wow! Amazing! Love the technique and all your little images. Never heard of Michael Strong, but I guess I'm going to have to check him out.

MiamiKel said...

Wow, Shelly, this is much to be proud of! This is a gem - the bold, rich colors are splendid. What a fun week you've had! :)

Angelique said...

Beautifull card. Great design.
Thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow

Huggsss,Angelique
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Laura said...

Shelly, this is Lovely! I love the stamp set!! TFS

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card lovely colours and design.

Thank you for joining us at Lady Ann'es Challenge.
Hugs Julie x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Shelly, this is such a fun card... love the hexagons... and the splatter'y look. Beautiful!!!

Renee said...

Wow! I love this with the hexagons! Fantastic colors and textures!

Penny said...

Love your card, Shelly! Love the warm colors on your bg! Love the embossing, the stitching, the design, and the fun little images! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Lori said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week for our "dry embossing" challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Lady Anne said...

Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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