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WCMD PTI Challenge #2-Mexico

Today's second PTI World Card Making Day challenge is to be inspired by all things Mexican. My husband served a 2-year LDS mission to the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tobasco about 20 years ago, so he has a special love for the country and the people. He still speaks Spanish, which I should've learned growing up in SoCal, but didn't. Nevertheless, I have been to Tijiuana, and if Swine Flu hadn't canceled it this past May, I would've gone on the Love Boat-esque cruise there. Next year...
I always think of very bright colors and all kinds of ruffles...But I settled on a simple one-layer card that reminds me of my mom's Mexican house dress that she (and everyone else's mom in Southern California) wore in the '80's. I tried to recreate the embroidery in the flowers without actually sewing, but I am insane. It probably would've taken less time. I do like how it turned out, though.
Mexican Clothing White Embroidered Mexican Dress
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: (and matching markers) SU Real Red, Only Orange, Green Galore, Brilliant Blue, Passion Pink, Pixie Pink, Versafine Onyx
Stamps: PTI Flower Garden, Everyday Button Bits
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  1. Great job on the challenge! I love the stamp set you chose, and how you filled in the images to look like embroidery.

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  2. beautiful, your flowers are gorgeous and such bright fun colors!! I love the sentiment, too.

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  3. Wow! Looks great, looks just like the shirt!

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  4. I really like the effect your flowers have. Fabulous job on the Mexico challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  5. LOVE this... LOVE those flowers.. Great job Cheryl!!

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  6. LOVE the flowers on your card and the pic of the dress! Just beautiful!

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  7. What a perfect match to the dress, great job!!

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