living in a happy place...

How I love Mary Mary stamp from Michelle Perkett!
Challenge#18 at Michelle Perkett Studio was to make a side step card and this is my interpretation of the challenge.  I wanted to place Mary Mary in front of a house where she happily lives, a house that I made following a sketch I found here. I colored the image with colored pencils, and printed out several of her flowers that I cut and glued as if they were in a garden.
 For this card I used scraps of paper I have here and there... it was a good way to use them!
I added a scrap of red ribbon under the roof, glittered the cloud and set it with hair spray (thanks for the tip Lynne!!) and paper piercerd the tree top. Embellished the different parts of the card with dots of dimensional black paint, silver glitter glue for the flowers centers and faux stitches around the door and window. For the door knob I used an orange tiny pom pom
And finaly I cut the sentiment and glued every word separately
I never did a side step card before and I had a lot of fun!

Last week we went to visit Madrid, I was feeling kind of down so we decided to get out of the house and walk. We ate a chocolate truffle as we got out of the subway... it was a fresh sunny day so everything together made the trick and lifted my spirits greatly! We ended up visiting an art show given by the Spanish artist Miquel Barceló. Some of his artistic work were on the streets and I wanted to share the pictures I took. In front of the museum there was this amazing upside down elephant
and just across the street there were two sitting people playing music and a huge rusted ship
I love when art is shown on the streets of the city also, it makes art available to everybody and not only restricted to museums.


Marilyn Webb said...

Wow Ileana, this is lovely, so much detail, I just love it, what a wonderful job you did. Loved the pics of madrid too!!

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is gorgeous Ileana! Such a happy card:) So many perfect details...and I love how you've coloured Mary...she's beautiful.

Michelle said...

Ileana, Ileana!! I just love your Mary, Mary!! I cant get over all of the flowers you cut and colored to make her garden!! I just love the polka dot clouds and heart!! A wonderfully whimsical entry!! Thank you so much Ileana!! And I love the upside down elephant!! How fun to go to Madrid!!:) MWAH!!:)

Nancy said...

OH MY GOODNESS Ileana!!! WOW!!! It must have taken you ages to cut out all those flowers!!! I love this card. Your colouring is fabulous, and I love the scene you have created. Lovely job!
Thank you for joining us at Michelle Perkett Studio, good luck!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Elizabeth P said...

You did a so beautiful card Ileana!

I´ve left you a prize on my blog, I hope you like it! :)

Tammy said...

OMGosh....this is so fabulous girl!! WOW..I love all of the flowers! Thank you for joining us this week!!!!

Gina Lindsay said...

This is so pretty, I love the rows of flowers.

Saskia said...

Ooooh... beautiful card, so sweet and so unique! Lovey work on your blog!!

Greetings, Saskia :)