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Friday, May 4, 2018

Vellum Golden Garden.....


Hello everyone: I'm sharing a card today with you for THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, this time the theme for this month is ACETATE/VELLUM.  I hope you come and join my teammates and me in our gallery, here's my card to inspire you to play along.


I choose to work with Vellum so I stamped this flowers from the Altenew acrylic set called GOLDEN GARDEN, I like the sketchy look on all of these images.
I grabbed a piece of pink Vellum and stamped the images with Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with White Pearl embossing powder from WOW.  I've been having a lot of fun coloring with my Prismacolor pencils so I decided to use them to add some shading and color to these flowers. After they were colored I fussy cut them and using a mask, stamped the greenery and berries on my panel, the sentiment is from an old set from Flourishes.

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Here is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The decorative border is from a retired SU set called "Delicate Details", the flower is from the Altenew set and the sentiment from the Flourishes set.

I hope you feel inspired to come and play along with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, please remember to read our rules and don't forget to display the banner for this challenge on your blog when you upload your cards to the gallery.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.



Thursday, May 3, 2018

A Prismacolor Azalea.....

Hello everyone: Lately, I've been having a lot of fun playing with my Prismacolor pencils, I'm getting more and more comfortable with them, I really love the way they lay on the paper, especially gray and Kraft card stock.  This card will be entered in a few challenges at the end of this post.


This beautiful image is from a Power Poppy set called AZALEA. I stamped the image on Ninah Smooth Desert Storm card stock with Antique Linen distress ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils, I wanted to try the No Line Technique on this One Layer Card.
The Butterfly is from my stash and it was stamped with Tumbled Glass distress ink, colored with Prismacolors and heat embossed, I hope you can see the shine, the word "Azalea" was also heat embossed but the picture doesn't capture that, I apologize.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called SHORT STACKS, the flower from the Azalea set.
I will enter this card in the following challenges.




Ellibelle's Creative Moments May Challenge "For Girls Only"

Fab and Funky Challenges "Embossing Wet or Dry" I heat embossed the butterfly and the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.




Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Short Stack Birthday.....

Hello everyone: Hope you guys are enjoying the warmer temperatures that now are here in the upper Mid West, yesterday was a fabulous 86 degree day up here in Crown Point, IN., and we couldn't be happier, finally Winter is gone for a while.
So I have this card that I wan to enter into a few challenges at the end of this post.


This image is from the Power Poppy set called SHORT STACKS, these little Parakeets are so cute and come in all colors of the rainbow.
I stamped it with Stazon black ink on water color paper an colored it with SU markers and Prismacolor pencils, the pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley (retired) the birthday banner was stamped with the retired SU set called "Curly Cute".

I wanted to fill the space at the bottom between the pattern paper, to me it look like it needed like a bow or something so, I went to my little drawers where I keep charms, brads, etc. and found this one that says "Your Royal Highness", I think it's so cute and very appropriate for the birthday girl.
Here is a close up of it.


I think it's so darn cute.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from an old Flourishes set and the cup cake from Short Stacks.

I would like to play along with the following challenges.


May Challenge Sketch

Always Happy Birthday "Always Anything Goes/option Flowers"

Scribbles Designs Challenges #54 "Favorite the Feminine"

Create and Inspire Challenge #73 "Anything Goes" option Dies or Stencils, I used a die.

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Anything Goes with a Critter.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A Mother's Day Vase Garden.....

Hello Everyone: Mother's Day is approaching so the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge's theme is Mother's Day.
Here is my card to inspire you to come and play with my teammates and me in the gallery.


This image is from a very old stamp by Impression Obsession called Spring Vase, which was a gift from my dear friend Patti Willey many years ago.
I stamped this image with Stazon gray ink on gray drawing paper and colored only with Prismacolor pencils, I've been having a lot of fun with my pencils, I just love the look and texture you can get with a few flicking motions.
This stamp has a greeting that says "Happy Spring" but I just inked up the edges of it with a Soft Suede SU marker and a Tempting Turquoise SU marker for the flower, then I stamped the Happy Mother's Day using the greeting from the "Teeny, Tiny Wishes" (SU retired), the little flowers on the corner were stamped using a little image from Arts Impressions.
I went over the folded sentiment card on the panel with an aqua painter and a bit of water then, fussy cut it and glue it to the panel, I think it gives a really nice contrast to the gray background.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called BEST DAY EVER, the butterfly it's maybe from Penny Black, I lost the info on this set, I'm sorry.

So I hope you come to the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge blog and join us in the gallery.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.