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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Market Fresh for Freshly Made Sketches #196.....

Hello everyone: I have a card for you today made with a new stamp set from SU! It's called Market Fresh , I really like it, although when I saw it for the first time, I got the impression that the images were to big but then, I started seeing beautiful cards made with it and that convinced me to get it so I made this card with it for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

This was a quick card, I chose the Argyle embossing folder from SU (retired) because the design in it kind of resembles this yummy bunch of grapes. Here is a close up of it, I hope you can see the shimmer from my Wink of Stella on the grapes.
The pretty button and brad are retired SU details. The ribbon is from a bottomless container of ribbon that I can't seem to make a dent in, perhaps I should start using it a bit more or perhaps I should not be buying any more spools, LOL!!
I hope you like this simple, no fuss card so please let me know in your comments, I appreciate each word you write.
Thank you for visiting.

Maria.

Paper: Canson water color paper, Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi.
Inks: Stazon Jet Black, SU markers in Garden Green and Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Wink of Stella.
Tools: SU Argyle embossing folder (retired)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A blast from the past for Retro Rubber color challenge.....

Hello Everyone: Once again I have been asked to be a guest stamper over at the Retro Rubber  challenge blog, this is such a thrill for me and I'm very happy to share this card I made for it, here's the banner that inspired this card. I hope you join us and give this Color Inspiration Challenge a try.
 This image is from a Flourishes set called, what else....."Call Me".  The rules of this challenge is to use stamps that are at least one year old. I think this image was released back in June or 2013 so it's perfect for this challenge.
Did any of you had this types of phones? Isn't this phone just gorgeous? It takes me back to the era of rotary dial phones, when you didn't need to be an expert in computer science to make a phone call and you took pictures with a camera that was NOT part of your phone, LOL!!, I can still remember the noise you heard when you put your index finger in the hole with the number, push the dial around and then, let it go.  Ahh!! the good old days.....  Yup!! I'm a bit antiquated and don't get me wrong, I enjoy today's technology, after all, here I am, age 64, with a blog, copying and pasting and posting and sharing but, when it comes to phones, mine is as simple as they come, compared with my grandchildren's phones, this little devise of mine is a Dinosaur, but it does what it's suppose to do and that is all I need, it doesn't take pictures and it doesn't have Internet access but for my humble needs, it's just fine.
Anyway my friends, I colored this sweet image with Prismacolor Pencils, paper stumps and baby oil. This technique is my other favorite way to color my images, I love how the color from the pencil just blends beautifully on the water color paper. Have you ever tried this technique? you don't even need to buy Prismacolor pencils, any brand of pencils will do, the magic is in the use of the baby oil and the paper stumps, you can find them at your local craft store or on Amazon , they are very inexpensive.
So, I hope you enjoy my card today. I truly appreciate your visit and your comments, I read them all with a smile on my face and gratitude in my heart.  If you have a question, please just ask me, I will promptly answer it for you.
Have a fabulous day.
Maria.
 
 



Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fresh Herbs for The Paper Players.....

Hello again everyone: The Paper Players have CAS challenge this week featuring Frames. Here is the banner and the card it inspired it.
I really tried to keep this CAS and follow the theme so, I hope it's ok.
I chose a brand new stamp set from Power Poppy's Sage Advice by Marcella Howley, I colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter. I just love this lovely red enamel colander full of fresh and delicious herbs.
The little scissors and the ribbon they are hanging from are part of this gorgeous set, I stamped them and fussy cut them to add a bit of dimension to my design but still keeping it CAS. Here's a close up of this cute little scissors.
So I hope you like this card, following the guide lines for this challenge, I die cut and framed the image with SU Window Frames collection (Retired)
I added a simple little sentiment punched with the Modern Label Punch.
As always, I love to read your comments, they really make me feel connected with all of you through this craft.  I appreciate each word you write. If you have any questions, just ask me, ok?
Thank you so much for visiting, I love making new stamping friends so, I hope you subscribe to my blog, I will do the same with yours and that way we can follow each other's stamping adventures.
Have a wonderful day.
Maria.
 
Paper: Canson 140lb. water color paper, SU Strawberry Slush, Garden Green.
Inks. Stazon Jet Black, Stampin Up! Write Markers in Old Olive, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, River Rock, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Regal Rose, Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise