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Friday, June 5, 2015

Focal Friday ~ Art By Miran Design Team Call

Hi Friends,

I am super excited for today's Focal Friday post. I had some fun with my nails this week and decided to use the colors for this weeks inspiration.

If you would like more information on this nail technique feel free to contact me using the left sidebar.

Now to my project. I am excited to try out for The Art By Miran Design Team. I once served on the Treasured Times Design Team and we were blessed to get to use Art by MiRan Stamps. I have always loved these images/stamps and getting to promote their designs once again would be exciting!

My color scheme from the card has come from my wild and crazy nails. It was a challenge, which is why I love to design using inspiration, but I really like the way it turned out. Usually I would add a lot more embellishments to a card but I really wanted the focal to be this adorable image and the beautiful scene I have created.

Here is a simple tutorial to show you how I created the cloud background. I used two Stampin' Up! punches along with some chalks. As you can see I just simply cut the bottoms of the punches off and taped them together to form my own little mask. Then I worked with two different chalks until I got the effect I was after.

Here is a close up of my colored darling. I have used the following Copic Markers:

E000, E00, E04, E11, E21
C3, C5, C7, C9
YG13, YG17, YG67, YG97
BG01, B05, B26
V05, V09
R35, R43, R83, R85
Y08, Y35, YR14

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Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!



  1. What fun and very pretty card!

  2. I love the clouds and your tutorial. I think I have a template, somewhere, to do that. What makes the bumpy areas in the clouds? Is it embossed?

    1. Shining Diane, I used an Frantage embossing powder that has glitter and bumpy particles in it. When you heat it you heat from underneath the paper and it forms this really pretty raised look.

    2. I love it! I will have to find it and use it some day when I get organized. LOL

    3. Can you tell me what color(s) of the Frantage you used. I looked at Joann's today and didn't see anything that would look like clouds or snow. I may have to find it online.

  3. Beautiful card! I love the scene you created, and thank you for sharing the technique you used for the clouds. Best of luck to you with the DT call:)

  4. Gorgeous hun, beautiful coloring and design! Your background sky and clouds is fantastic!! Good Luck with the DT Call

  5. Gorgeous Melanie! Good luck hun! :)


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