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Friday, June 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #191

Hello everyone: This week's challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog gives you the freedom of filling in the space in whatever way you want, here is what I did with this simple and fabulous sketch by Jennifer Timko.
I had this stamp for a while, because it's un mounted I put it in a box where I keep this type of stamps until I can remember to buy foam for them, which I haven't done yet, sheeesh!! I'm a busy grandma and the kiddos are on Summer Break, but I love this image from I Brake for Stamps called "French Flower Cart", I've never been to France but this is probably how this pretty carts look like.
Here is a close up of this pretty flower pots.
I stamped the image on Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black Ink and colored it with my Aqua Painter and a bunch of SU Write Markers, I always love how they blend so beautifully.
I hope you like this card, I surely enjoyed sitting at my desk on a sunny afternoon, working on it.
As always, I want to thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving me your comments, I read each one and appreciate them so much.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs.
Maria.

20 comments:

  1. Oh my word this image!! Right after my own heart I love it! I wonder why a company would sell an in mounted stamp? It should be mounted to a block or to cling foam! Huh!

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  2. Oh my gosh, Patti!!! so thrilled you received the right post, I honestly do not know what happened.
    Glad you liked it my friend, I know you really love this kinds of images.
    Hugs.

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  3. This is pretty enough to frame . Such a pretty coloring job as always .
    The colors are so bright and look like summer . You can almost smell those flowers !

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    1. Thank you my friend, I can't believe this stamp was in that drawer for so long, it's so very French, LOL!!

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  4. I need a lesson from you on how you use the markers, aqua painter and get such amazing results

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  5. Oh Mary, thank you for your comment, if this is of any help, I do apply a bit of water to my stamped image with the big brush aqua painter and dab it with a paper tower immediately, then I apply a thin line with the marker at the very edge of the image and go in with the small brush aqua painter right away in a circular motion going down. If I need to apply more ink, I wipe my brush in a paper towel and let the area dry a bit or go to another part of the image and do the same, then go back and forth until I get the color just like I want it.
    Thank you again for visiting.

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    1. Thanks for your wonderful tips. It sounds so easy. I need to keep trying!

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  6. I think this beautiful watercolored card should be framed, Maria!! It's absolutely stunning!! Enjoy your day and thank you for the inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you Darnell, I can almost see this pretty cart on the streets of Paris, I hope I can go there someday.

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  7. Beautiful! You never cease to amaze me!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Brian, I'm loving all of this challenges.

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  8. Oh, I love the image and all the colors and how beautifully you colored it. You are truly creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. This is over the top! Amazing! Have you ever sat down and painted a watercolor picture?

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  10. Maria, you are an amazing artist! I can actually imagine myself standing there, taking in all their glory. Not only do I love your coloring, but your shading around the flowers really pops everything...so real looking. I have unmounted stamps too; they are less expensive, but I don't seem to find the time to mount them on cling foam. I need to do that. Thanks for making my day so much brighter! Hugs.

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  11. This is so beautiful and your coloring really brings those flowers to life! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  12. Feel like I have walked down one of the many shopping Boulevards in Paris! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  13. Feel like I have walked down one of the many shopping Boulevards in Paris! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  14. Feel like I have walked down one of the many shopping Boulevards in Paris! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  15. Wow ! Stunning ! I really need to try colouring , maybe I'll can do it with lot of practise ... Make me want to tra the challenge too ;) .

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  16. I always love the colors you chose. They are so pretty and go together so well. Thanks for sharing another great card.

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