Introducing... Marcella's Mixtape Vol. 1!

Get that toe a-tapping, because this set will have you Celebrating Good Times -- Come On! Build up those Buttercups in your life. Tell the crazy chicks you hang with that they are way too Superfly! We can almost guarantee you'll break into song while you stamp these musical memories. Mix and match the sentiments and graphics to create combinations that will have your besties saying, "Word Up!" This 4" by 6" set -- Marcella's Mixtape Vol. 1 -- was hand-drawn from the wonderfully creative pen of Marcella Hawley.

Well in honour of it being the weekend... let's get that party going and hear some tunes!  I mean, as Marcy said, I think music gets the creative mind going so why not add some to your blog hop today!

Now... click that play button... I know ya wanna!!! :)

Now try not to smile when I know you are singing and boppin' along right now!?!?

For my card today, the minute I saw all those gorgeous feathers, I just knew that's what I wanted to design with.  I pondered over my design and "theme" of my card for a few days until I came across the most stunning paper version of a dream catcher on another blog this week and I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

So I machine cut a dream catcher doily and began creating...
First I created my little tag back ground.  I used all the feathers and some Ranger "Pumice Stone" Distress Ink to stamp them down the tag's edges. I used some Prima masks to get the checker board and crack effect.  Then I stamped the three smaller feather, coloured them with some Copic Markers (BG70, BG93) and added some gold pen work to the veins. I fussy cut them and added some jute twine to tie them to my dream catcher die cut.

I added a corresponding tag with my peace inspiring sentiment (it's a pre-sneak!) and my super simple card was finished.

Here is a close up of my feathers. I used some adhesive gold half pearls to look like beads!

So, now that you have a little tune stuck in your head and a bop to your step, why not dance it out? Twist on over and see the rest of the Bloom Brigade!

Allison Cope  -- you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Katie Sims
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Tomorrow's set is sure to take your breath away. It's a beautiful botanical that symbolizes the strength and beauty of women and this illustration is 100% Marcella Hawley! Stop on back to see for yourself!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by:  Power Poppy

stamps: Power Poppy (Marcella's Mixtape Vol. 1, Good Thinking: Renewal)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic Ivory & Kraft
patterned papers: Digital paper by Mel McCathy
die cut shapes: Silhouette Files
ink:  Memento, Ranger Distress,

tools:  Silhouette, Prima Masks
gold pearls:  Recollection
gold pen: Sakura 
eyelet: Stampin' Up!

tag: Ranger
other: thread.


Conniecrafter said...

cool, neat idea and love the smaller feathers for cards!

The Rubber Maid said...

Ok so you did have me boppin to that great music and it lead me too your wonderful tag card. How fun! Pat

Julie Koerber said...

Ok.. I am cracking up so hard! I don't think I've ever danced and left a comment before??? HA! So bring your good times... and your laughter too.....! This card is, as always, over the top creative! You always take a stamp set, do something completely different and then get us all thinking out of the box! What a wonderful "guy" card too with those rustic shades! Love it!

Cindy Lawrence said...

That is the coolest design, Ally...sooo creative! ...and, oh yeah, that song is officially stuck in my head now!

Marcella Hawley said...

I AM LAUGHING SO HARD!!! Ok.... I woke up and wondered how everybody was going to approach this set, and when I clicked on yours and saw the CELEBRATION video, I pressed play and was both cracking up and dancing in my bed with the laptop!! HEHE! And *then* to scroll down to see your card, with its dangling feathers (!!!) and dreamy, peaceful feeling, and all of the subtle textures and funky stitching and distressing, well, let me just say, I am indeed Celebrating Good Times this morning! Thank you for jumpstarting it, Ally!

Katie Sims said...

Ohmygosh....see, this is exactly what I was talking about the other day...creativity just oozes from your pores, girl! I LOVE the idea for a dream catcher and you executed it perfectly! Simply amazing, Ally! And yeah, I'll be singing with Kool and the Gang for the rest of the day! :)

Joan V said...

Wow, love that card. Love that "Think Peaceful Thoughts" sentiment, too. Okay, yes, that song is stuck in my head. LOL. Thanks for the happiness.

Leslie Miller said...

Ally, your card is a perfect example of the versatility of this set! Love your inspired idea for the dream catcher, and thanks for the tunes this morning, you clever girl!

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh rather cool and heritage feeling with the dream catcher Ally. Nicely done!

dpkennedy said...

Holy moly Ally! This is awesome! What a super clever and fun idea! I love it!

Liz Williams said...

Hey, I know you all are having a great time with these new stamps. Can't wait until April 1st gets here. I'm making my list and checking it twice...

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