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Monday, May 11, 2015

A really special day!!!!!

Hello everyone: Well, as I said, today is a very special day for me as I have the honor to be invited as the guest stamper for The Retro Rubber Blog May Flowers Challenge.
I feel so excited and happy, this is an unexpected and delightful surprise and I hope the card I made for this challenge lives up to the privilege of this invitation.
Here is my card.
When I learned that this weeks theme was May Flowers, I immediately thought of Tulips, they are the first flowers that bravely start peeking out of the frozen ground and right now, they are in full bloom.
As always, I used my Stampin Up! write markers and my aqua painters to color this image, I just love how the inks blend so beautifully when you water color with them.
Here is a close up of this beautiful blooms, I added a bit of Wink of Stella shimmer to each.
I hope you like and enjoy this card as much as I did creating it. Here is the Retro Rubber banner that inspired this card.RRCB14I want to thank all of you at The Retro Rubber blog for choosing my Teddy and Train card as a winner of the last challenge and for your sweet invitation to be your guest stamper for this one.
I look forward to seeing all the lovely creations that will be submitted in the next week.
Thank you also, for visiting my blog and for your comments, I appreciate them more than words can say.
Till next time, have a wonderful week.
Maria.
Supply list:
Stampin Up! markers: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip.
Stampin Up! ink pad in Hello Honey.
Stampin Up! Window Frames Collection 
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square Dies and Spellbinders Tranquil Moments die set.
Canson Water Color paper.
The image and sentiment is from retired Flourishes "Tulips for Friends"

21 comments:

Brian King said...

Wow, Maria! These are gorgeous!

Hj Burton said...

How beautiful. I love the coloring and the pink frame over the DSP with the yellow around the pitcher of flowers. So very pretty. No wonder you were chosen as guest stamper.

Bobbi Miller said...

Another coloring masterpiece! Beautiful card and congrats on being their guest stamper, although I'm not surprised. Hugs....

Darlene DeVries said...

Congrats Maria!! You deserve it. :) Your card is beautiful!

Katy McGloin said...

Maria, your card is a huge success with the RRCB design team! It is stunning. Your watercoloring is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with RRCB.

Mary Fish said...

Exquisite! Love the yellow shadowing on the die cut! Amazing what you do with the markers and Aqua Painter. Can I get a lesson?

Adriana Alicea said...

Wow mom! Really great work, Your so talented!

Diane said...

Wow stunning design.

Hugs diane

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Maria! Thank you so much for being our guest designer at Retro Rubber! This card is so amazing, every time I look at it I see another detail! To mimic another commenter: this is a masterpiece! We are thrilled to showcase you!

Debbie Mageed said...

Maria, your card is fantastic! I really need to try your marker/aqua painter technique. If you ever want to try making a video, this would be a great technique to do. Love your card and really appreciate your participation with Retro Rubber! Hope you will play along in the upcoming challenges.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Brian, glad you liked it.

Maria A. said...

Hello Hj and thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment. I love water coloring, it's my favorite medium.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Bobbi for visiting and for your comment. It was a very sweet surprise to be the guest stamper at Retro Rubber.

Maria A. said...

Hi Darlene, it was really awesome to be the Retro Rubber guest stamper.
Hugs.

Maria A. said...

Hi there Katy and thank you for asking me to be the guest stamper at RRCB and for your sweet comment. You can be sure I will keep on participating!!

Maria A. said...

Hello Mary and thank you for your sweet words. I'm always amazed at the beautiful colors and shades I get with the SU markers, they lend themselves beautifully for water coloring since they are water based. I wish I could go hang out with you for an afternoon and just show you how I do this very easy technique.
Hugs.

Maria A. said...

Thanks, my darling daughter.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Diane.

Maria A. said...

Hello Jane: It was my pleasure to be the guest designer for the Retro Rubber challenge blog. I'm so happy you all liked my card, I had a really awesome time creating it.
I'm looking forward to participating in the next challenge.
Hugs.

Maria A. said...

Hello Debbie and thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet words. This technique is truly super easy to do with water based markers, like SU's.
Maybe one day I would like to venture into videos but in the mean time, I will try to get a blog post with pictures of how I color my cards.
I'm looking forward to the next Retro Rubber Challenge.

Christine Traversa said...

Lovely card, congrats!