You'll always be my special friend!

Indeed, indeed!

As an English Lit minor in undergrad college, 
I would literally swoon when I got the chance to read {or write}
 about the classics :)
 I was so enchanted by the works of so many, 
 from Keats to Chaucer, etc
that I'd often sketch out simple flower drawings to accompany passages
all in my hilariously crooked calligraphy!
I'd get out my coveted onion skin paper, my watercolors and colored pencils
and cover my walls with my handmade designs,
creating my own little Lourve ♥

When I saw the newest 3M image arrive 
for this month's 3 Musketeers creation,
I was instantly brought back to
reminiscing over those little framed pieces of 'art' :)
I've seen/owned stamps by D. Morgan in the past,
so this month's image selection from our hostess, Barb, 
was just perfect!

  My card ... 
not so perfect.

I colored the beautiful image as soon as I received it :)
Then, tucked it away to work on it.

Like.  Last.  NIGHT!

It was just one of those months weeks.
I sat down last night at 10:30 pm to put it into it's card base
and just fussed and fussed with it.
I knew in my head where I was going with it,
my card just had other ideas! 

 Sometimes card making is like that -
you stamp, ink, color, fussy cut, glue down,
tear up, start over ....
and it's the creative journey that makes us better artists.

Can I get an AMEN!

Thank you, Barb, for this splendid image.
I'm already dreaming up ideas to use
 my watercolor crayons on the 'extra' image!
Be sure to stop in and see what Barb and Jeanette
created with this image, too!

 Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
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  1. Beautiful, beautiful image and a gorgeous card Kelly! Love your pretty coloring on this too.

  2. Great image that you colored so beautifully and great design with the card!

  3. I love the delicate colors and wonderful layout you have used with these gorgeous tulips, Kelly!! Such a beautiful card!!

  4. Great image that you colored so beautifully and great design with the card!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Kelly!! The flowers are so pretty!! You colored them beautifully!! I love the design and the awesome ribbon!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. LOVE your creation, so beautiful and classy looking love the colours too.xx

  7. Love this Kelly - you have really made a wonderful card, despite the fact it had a mind of it's own. I really do know those moments!!

  8. Super card Kelly. It turned out beautifully. Love the colors you used - very clean and classy! The offset green panel behind is just perfect. Yes, my cards never end up as they were "planned".

  9. So beautiful. I love working with flowers. The colors are so pretty with the delicate pastel colors. I see you couldn't get by without adding a button to it. Gorgeous! Hugs, Maggie

  10. Kelly, you are being much too harsh...........your card is gorgeous!!! Love the color scheme... and the way you tilted everything and added that soft ribbon! Not to mention you amazing coloring skills!

  11. Wow Kelly, this is absolutely gorgeous with the soft colors and the pretty purple flowers!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing this gem!! HUGS

  12. The softness of the card is just perfect for the image. The little scallops are divine!

  13. We are always our own worst critics. Your card is beautiful. I love the colours you have used and the offset mat is perfect.

  14. How beautiful- love this card!

  15. Well Kelly I think this is one beautiful, elegant looking card the image and colours are exquisite, I also love the card design a super, super make
    lorraine x

  16. I think this card is stunning! I love the colors of the tulips and the sheer ribbon is a perfect addition! I am glad (well, maybe) that you liked (well, maybe not) the challenge!

  17. This is so pretty. I love the muted color palette you used.

  18. I'm sorry you're not thrilled with your card, but I think it's beautiful! Your coloring is so soft and subtle and the ribbon sets it off so nicely.

  19. This is a beautiful image and card. Love the soft colors you've chosen. It's definitely one of those little pieces of art.