Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Power Poppy for The Paper Players.....

Hello there: Ok, my friends, here I go again, entering another challenge, this time is for The Paper Players, I feel more confident to enter this challenges now since I learned how to provide the links, thanks to my dear friend Patti Willey who gave me some really simple directions, easy enough for an old timer to understand and, after a few trials and errors, I finally got it.
Anyway, here is my card for this challenge.
The image is from a Power Poppy by Marcella Howley and its called "Sassy Succulents".  I just love this little plants, they are all amazingly beautiful, easy to keep and fun to have around. Marcella truly captured their beauty in this fabulous stamp set.

As always, I stamped the image with Stazon Jet Black ink on Canson water color paper and colored it with my trusty Aqua Painter and this Stampin Up! markers: Old Olive, Perfect Plum (for the tips of the leaves) and Chocolate Chip, for the shadowing around it. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the image because, in real life, this leaves kind of shimmer in the sun. Here is a close up, I hope you can see it. I die cut the image with Spellbinders Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles Nestabilities dies.

The sentiment is from a retired SU set called "Curly Cute", so pretty, stamped it with SU Mossy Meadow ink and I die cut it with a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ribbon Banner dies I found at Amazon.  The background is stamped with SU "Hardwood" using again Mossy Meadow on a panel of Wild Wasabi CS. The brads and the little twine bow are from my stash.
So, there you have it, I hope it fits the requirements for this challenge, as always, I had fun creating this card and I really could hardly wait to post it.
I want to thank you guys in advance for your comments and for visiting, this truly means the world to me. Till next time,
Maria.

11 comments:

  1. For a girl from AZ, those succulents say "home!" Beautiful work, Maria

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  2. Yay for succulents! I think they're adorable little plants! I could live in Arizona, just twist my arm and I'de go in a heart beat! Love the hardwood background stamped panel, very handsome Maria and I checked your links...they're all going directly where you tell the reader they will go great job!

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  3. Another work of art. Maria, you truly are an artist! Beautiful work as always.

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  4. Really beautiful, Maria! The colors on this card are amazing!

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  5. Beautiful, Maria! You did a fantastic job..they look so real, one could almost touch them. Your website is looking great too!

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  6. Maria, your card is just captivating!! Love the angle of the artwork, how it leads your eye down to the sentiment. Your frosty mint green and little purple tips on that Echeveria - how cool the way you brought that purple-y glow all around the mama and baby plants!! Pretty and sweet all in one! Appreciate you sharing the links back to Power Poppy - you're mastering this technology!

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  7. I love your "Sassy Succulents" Maria, and especially how they trail over the edge! You've done an amazing job coloring them, too. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week at The Paper Players!

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  8. Beautiful card! You make this card look easy to do - it is just that great.

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  9. Finally my internet is back up and running. Thus being the late post to your blog. If I could be half as good as you are on coloring and shading, I would be dancing in the street! Maria it is beautiful!

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  10. Very pretty and unusual! I love how you interpreted the sketch and colored those plants with watercolors. Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players sketch challenge this week.

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  11. Beautiful, Maria! Your coloring is perfect! This is a wonderful image. I LOVE it! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.